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  • Looks cool! The trailer was a bit too similar to The Force Awakens teaser for my taste. I guess they went with "if it ain't broke" since TFA made over a billion dollars. The movie looks cool though.  
  • RodyPolis: Yes! I am the same Staff Only that posted on Fxhome.   SimonKJones: If they pull that off well, it would really elevate Iron Man 3 as well. Fingers crossed. 
  •   Spader is amazing in this trailer as Ultron!  This looks quite dark for a Marvel film. I'm wondering what will happen to Stark. He is to blame for every death in the movie since he built Ultron. Somehow seeing the trailer I can't help but dread …
  • Yeah, love Watchmen. Both the novel and the film. It is still interesting to me that the heroism lessens the tragedy. In my mind being helpless and pathetic doesn't automatically make your pain more valid than the pain of someone strong and heroic.…
  •  Yes, while Gurdians of the Galaxy might be my favourite because of my bias towards fun space operas, this is probably going to be my highest rated films of the year. Liman really surprised me because I thought Jumper was a terrible mess.  The mov…
  •  Interesting post there, Simon, about context. To me regardless of what happens next the scene is still of a boy witnessing the murder of his much loved parents. It is interesting that the scene isn't that sinister when it is happening to “Batman”…
  • Been listening to this for the last ten minutes, Aculag, and I'm really liking it! Recommending this to my brother tomorrow. He has the same taste in music as me. 
  • Saw this on youtube just now and it touched on many things said in this thread. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M3lcHv4dI8
  • Yes! I've always admired Rodriguez's style. It gives him a lot of opportunity to be uncompromising. I've also observed that ageing seems to affect people a lot as artists (as is to be expected). Not only because they feel less inclined to fly aroun…
  • Lots of good replies in here! I think you really answered my question Triem23, and gave me a lot to think about. The hypothesis I tried to present in the OP was that if you are en expert on all aspects of filmmaking, and are able to use this well w…
  • Interesting take on it for sure. Super 8 is to my knowledge the only film he has both written and directed. Would you agree that the most lacking thing in a given Abrams movie would be the screenplay? I'd argue in the cases of Mission Impossible 3 a…
  • James Cameron on Gravity: “I was stunned, absolutely floored,” he says. “I think it’s the best space photography ever done, I think it’s the best space film ever done, and it’s the movie I’ve been hungry to see for an awful long time.” More on the p…
  • Wood, Daniel Wood, said I wasn't being bad enough. Was about to ask about this, then I saw Wood, Daniel Wood's profile picture.  Makes sense. Hitfilm's resident dapper English chap.  
  • Loved Cloud Atlas. Just ordered the book. One of the most amazing films I have ever seen. To think that Tom Tykwer spent months developing the amazing (and essential to the plot) score before they knew if the film was ever going into production. If …
  • Season 2 had good ideas and amazing production values, but to me suffered a lot from boring storylines that went on for far too long or weren't even resolved. The parts in episode 6 where Ted gets DK's respect, where Ki finds out her purpose and Th…
  • Not a fan of Man of Steel. Don't really care where they go with this reboot. I know Ledger surpassed his pretty-boy persona in TDK, but even so this seems stupid as a follow up to Bale-man. I would have gone with Karl Urban. He is even better than B…
  • I enjoy the earlier, more subtle regenerations of the Doctor overthe flaring, exploding stuff they did with Eccleston and Tennant. I mean, with that effect, I see everyone on Gallifrey running for cover anytime someone gets hurt or sick... Just in c…
  • I was one of the few who actually kind of liked The Lone Ranger, though I can understand the criticism. In any case the VFX were superb and this is an interesting article about how loads of the VFX were invisible such as complex 100% CG locations th…
  • Agree with your comment there Simon K Jones. Using long term thinking to build up a property is something that really hasn't been used enough in film and especially video-games. Loads of companies need big profits now and they are willing to do stup…
  • They feel lifeless, soulless, and guided by an inept idiot who doesn't even have being a studio head down (Kevin Feige, for anyone interested), and not a filmmaker. I agree that none of the Marvel films are great, but some of them to me are really …
  • Yeah, I agree with you about The Avengers. Those things are certainly weak points though they didn't ruin the film for me.  However though The Last Airbender has some good art design (to me the bar is set way low for that sort of movie if you look a…
  • Yeah, I think you're right.  It is a business and it only works in such a way. I might write a longer response later, but good points there! 
  • To add to the discussion MichaelJames I am more in agreement with Simon K Jones on this one. The only thing I have a problem with the Xbone is that they tried to force policies that gave corporations way more power over the consumers than they shoul…
  • Console-development Microsoft-style: “Spend years building a console nobody wants. Rebuild the whole thing a few months before launch so as to not be crushed by Sony.” I'm sure there will absolutely no technical issues with the Xbone at launch!
  • Please do Aculag. I would be interested to hear it. 
  • At glance The Last Airbender might look interesting, but I don't really agree with it being special and artistic. It has some passable art design (most of it taken straight from the show anyway), but it also has a lot of terrible art design. Aang's …
  • I understand. I suppose a director like Shyamalan will have so much control that even with the impressive crew the movie can still turn out terrible in almost every way. His career is a bit of a fascinating, sad story. Trying to simply top himself m…
  • I wonder why they made him slightly taller in post. That's really odd. 
  • Wow, I did not realize that about Jar Jar. Are you sure? I have watched some behind the scenes and I remember the actor wearing a sort of Jar Jar hat that covered his eyes to ensure the correct height and eyelines. Watch 6:48: http://www.youtube.com…
  • Gollum was really good, but Two Towers came out in 2002 and Pirates 2 in 2006. There were some big leaps in rendering between those two films (for example: http://www.cgsociety.org/index.php/CGSFeatures/CGSFeatureSpecial/pixar_points ), and the moca…