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Old 03 July 2011, 18:46   #901
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You know, I like Sex and the City. Its a funny tv series and the first movie wasn't that bad. Good for a laugh.
I tend to term the name of that show "Sluts and the City"

Yuppie women with nothing better to do than open their legs and cry about how screwed up their lives are.
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Old 04 July 2011, 00:21   #902
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Had the displeasure of seeing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows p1.

Yeah a real displeasure: how they gutted that movie! Take the book, remove all the funny bits and I do mean ALL the funny bits, and sell what is left over. Horrible, truly horrible film. I don't get it too; they split the book into two movies and STILL they rape it?
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Well i've just signed up to Lovefilm.com (unlimited movie rentals by post and movie streaming through my PC and PS3 )... I'm going to rent the classic Dune movies and then watch the feature length episodes (i never knew they even existed!). There's soo much to choose from!
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Well i've just signed up to Lovefilm.com (unlimited movie rentals by post and movie streaming through my PC and PS3 )... I'm going to rent the classic Dune movies and then watch the feature length episodes (i never knew they even existed!). There's soo much to choose from!
The TV movies are fantastic, they tell the story more accurately and with more depth. The Lynch film is more of a visual treat.

What other Dune movies were there? I only remember Lynch's film and the Sci-Fi channel shows.

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Old 05 July 2011, 11:10   #905
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Well i've just signed up to Lovefilm.com (unlimited movie rentals by post and movie streaming through my PC and PS3 )... I'm going to rent the classic Dune movies
There is only one right?

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and then watch the feature length episodes (i never knew they even existed!). There's soo much to choose from!
The first miniseries is alright; a bit cheaply made but certainly a decent effort. The second one is actually very good and sticks quite close to the story, although the "golden path" is not really well explained. This is not really a terrible thing as even in the books it only really becomes clear in the fourth book, of which there is no movie (and probably never will be).
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The first miniseries is alright; a bit cheaply made but certainly a decent effort. The second one is actually very good and sticks quite close to the story, although the "golden path" is not really well explained. This is not really a terrible thing as even in the books it only really becomes clear in the fourth book, of which there is no movie (and probably never will be).
The fourth book as a film would be amazing, but very difficult to achieve without the whole film being made using cheap CGI. I would still buy it though.
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The fourth book as a film would be amazing, but very difficult to achieve without the whole film being made using cheap CGI. I would still buy it though.
The trouble is that the further into the series you get, the less it becomes adaptable for the screen. This is epic story telling through dialog from a perspective of "How would the human race develop if these exact events would occur spanning a few thousand years".

Even if you would adapt Dune to a TV series of 6 seasons with about 20 episodes of 50 minutes each, you would probably still lose your entire fan base halfway through it because of the humongous shift in not only the story line but also the whole concept of it all.

It just cannot be done IMO!
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I think you hit the nail on the head really. I still have book 5 sitting on my bookshelf simply because I don't have the same interest and excitement I had with the first 4 books, although the 4th was a slight struggle too. Everything changes and it just isn't the story I originally loved.
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Actually the fifth book is amazing
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Actually the fifth book is amazing


Nearly finished the Foundation trilogy, so that will have to be next then. You better not be lying!

Sorry about the OT stuff everyone.
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This is still MY thread and it is FINE!

Two celebrations coming up actually; 40000 views and 3 year lifespan! And that for an OT thread!
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Old 07 July 2011, 01:17   #912
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Just watched 'Sword of the Stranger' anime movie... Pretty decent but probably won't be to everyone's liking as the story seems a bit 'scatty'. I'm now going to watch 'Machine Girl' (I think it's from the makers of Tokyo Gore Police which should make it interesting ).

The Dune feature length episodes were pretty good

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I watched Green Lantern last night. I am not sure what all the fuss is about, I liked it.
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Old 08 July 2011, 11:07   #914
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Seriously, why. WHY? WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1386703/

A remake of the wonderful Total Recall... with Colin Farrell????

I think I may cry.
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Remakes of movies I saw as a kid. I am old
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I am all for remakes, since the originals will always exist. They can ruin it for all I care, but I of course I would prefer to see one that surpasses the original.

It is funny when you think that Arnie probably did a better job than we think Farrell do.
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Saw Solomon Kane.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0970452/

It starts as a fine movie, but as it progresses it becomes more and more dire, with an ending that seems incredibly rushed and is simply not satisfying. If only 30 more minutes was given so a more fleshed out story line could have been possible then this movie could have been great, but now it is just mediocre at best.
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Two more movies.

1) Tekken
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0411951/

Actually quite enjoyable for a game adaptation, although quite weak in the acting. A lot better than Mortal Kombat, that's for sure!


2) American Gangster
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0765429/

Absolutely magnificent movie! A rare kind of movie that tells a story the way movies used to tell a story; by actually showing it and letting you experience it. The acting is top notch too. Be warned though, this is a long sitting
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A lot better than Mortal Kombat, that's for sure!
I will have to hunt you down and kill you for that.

You cannot make a hollywood movie out of MK. It is too unreal and the story was created for gaming purposes, which makes it tough to adapt properly. The reason I like the 2 MK movies is because they are B-movies. The bad acting causes the characters to feel flat in a sense, which helps with the idea that they have these impossible abilities and weird storylines/backstories.

How do you get an actor to relate to something in MK? Even the best would find it a challenge.

Don't let me see any more crap like that from you again!
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MK? Epic!
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