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2012-12-28 02:09:28 PM
Spike Lee is remaking Old Boy?

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2012-12-28 02:10:35 PM
Ah, comic book movies. 10 years ago, it was magnificent to see one. Now, it's "Jeez, not this shiat again".
 
2012-12-28 02:19:15 PM
Mostly meh, but Kick Ass 2, Anchorman 2 and Sin City should be at least okay.

I could not give any fewer f*cks about Superman or Star Trek.
 
2012-12-28 02:20:26 PM
I figure this is as good a thread as any to post my provisional top 10 of 2012:

Have not seen: Django Unchained, Zero Dark Thirty, Lawless, Anna Karenina, Cloud Atlas, Silver Linings Playbook, Killing Them Softly, This is 40, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Honorable Mentions: Seven Psychopaths, The Avengers, The Master, The Hobbit

10)  Jiro Dreams of Sushi:  Best documentary I saw this year, a wonderful little movie. I think its still streaming on Netflix so people should see it.

9) The Grey:  One of the best January movies ever made, I'd have to think. Shockingly moving.

8) Les Miserables:  A very good adaptation of a musical I absolutely love. The only real weakness was Russell Crowe, but Anne Hathaway should win Best Supporting Actress in a walk, and I'd be perfectly happy if Jackman was nominated and won. He was great.

7) Lincoln:  Best ensemble acting of the year. Told this story about as well as it could be told.

6) Prometheus and The Dark Knight Rises:  These are my twin choices for the "amazingly big, ambitious movies with great actors who's reach exceeded their grasp, and even though the movie was massive plot problems I'm more than happy they were made and I got to see them.

5) Looper:  Really, really, really enjoyed it. Had some problems with the logic of how it ended, but hard to complain about great sci-fi. Up there with District 9 as one of the best original sci-fi properties of this generation.

4) Argo:  Almost a perfectly made movie. Just a great tight little story with great acting an fantastic direction. Affleck should be nominated.

3) Moonrise Kingdom:  I hope people don't forget this movie or overlook it. I think its the best Wes Anderson movie ever, and I just loved the vibe and atmosphere.

2)  The Cabin in the Woods:  The most fun I've had in a movie since Kick Ass, and I don't even like horror. This is horror comedy at its absolute best, in my opinion, and the extra layer of meta-ness surrounding the movie made it 100 times better. Nothing was better this year than Jenkins and Whitford in that control room.

1) Life of Pi: Honestly, I'm as surprised as you are. I saw this last week and it was brilliant with a capital B. Ang Lee has my vote for best director and Suraj Sharma is faaaantastic in the lead. Rarely is a movie so amazingly exciting to watch, so breathtakingly beautiful and so thematically rich. Best movie of the year.
 
2012-12-28 02:41:40 PM

DamnYankees: 5) Looper:  Really, really, really enjoyed it. Had some problems with the logic of how it ended, but hard to complain about great sci-fi. Up there with District 9 as one of the best original sci-fi properties of this generation.


Just saw this yesterday. Right, an awesome movie. I'm hoping for some kind of sequel.

1) Life of Pi: Honestly, I'm as surprised as you are. I saw this last week and it was brilliant with a capital B. Ang Lee has my vote for best director and Suraj Sharma is faaaantastic in the lead. Rarely is a movie so amazingly exciting to watch, so breathtakingly beautiful and so thematically rich. Best movie of the year.

Went with the family to see it in 3D. A little on the preachy side but wow. A beautiful movie.
 
2012-12-28 02:43:38 PM

LaChanz: Went with the family to see it in 3D. A little on the preachy side but wow. A beautiful movie.


I understand that complaint, but frankly, if Irfan Khan wants to preach to me, let him. I'm an atheist and I even loved this movie.
 
2012-12-28 03:00:23 PM

DamnYankees: I figure this is as good a thread as any to post my provisional top 10 of 2012:


You put Prometheus on the list at all?  With VERY few exceptions (I liked the opening, Fassbender is absolutely amazing, and the effects were stunning.  The scene w/Fassbender on the alien bridge was absolutely gorgeous) it was a horrible movie.  I was hanging in there until the space zombie and then nearly walked out. By the end, I wished I had.  Dark Knight had issues, yes, but at least was a fun ride.  I think Avengers is far better than either of those.

Les Mis, Lincoln, and Argo are on my must-see list.  Husband really wants to see Life of Pi and I'm game.  And I keep hearing very good things about The Grey from a lot of Farkers whose movie tastes are good, so I'll add that one.  

The rest on your list, I couldn't agree more.  Saw Moonrise Kingdom on a flight recently and was pleasantly surprised.  I had beg my husband to see Looper (he HATES time travel movies--doesn't consider them sci-fi) and even he enjoyed it.  Cabin in the Woods was the most fun I've ever had at a horror movie.  And you're spot-on about the control room scenes.  "I'm still on speaker-phone, aren't I?"  What an underrated movie.
 
2012-12-28 03:00:38 PM
Looks like another year where only three or four movies interest me.

I'm sure 15 year-olds will love these.
 
2012-12-28 03:03:09 PM
Ender's Game:  Considering the source material, this should be an amazing movie.  I think one would have to actually work hard to fark it up.

So, it will probably suck.
 
2012-12-28 03:03:56 PM

brigid_fitch: You put Prometheus on the list at all?  With VERY few exceptions (I liked the opening, Fassbender is absolutely amazing, and the effects were stunning.  The scene w/Fassbender on the alien bridge was absolutely gorgeous) it was a horrible movie.  I was hanging in there until the space zombie and then nearly walked out. By the end, I wished I had.  Dark Knight had issues, yes, but at least was a fun ride.  I think Avengers is far better than either of those.


I loved both Prometheus and TDKR and it's hard to say why. I just love grand ambition teamed with visionary directors. Once you put those two together, you're 75% of the way to making me love your movie. Throw in great actors and we're 90% there. Throw in great music and I'm at 100% - you need to now actively fark things up to make me not love your movie. And I truly don't think Prometheus farked up that much. Yes, there were annoyances, but I feel like so much of the criticism of the movie boils down to people wishing it had lived up to its potential, which I agree with. If Prometheus sticks the landing, it's at #1 on my list. But it didn't, so it's only #6.

The reality is that whenever I hear the main themes of TDKR or I see the end of that brilliant Prometheus trailer I get chills. That counts for a lot.
 
2012-12-28 03:14:27 PM
 
2012-12-28 03:41:22 PM

DamnYankees: Have not seen: Django Unchained, Zero Dark Thirty, Lawless, Anna Karenina, Cloud Atlas, Silver Linings Playbook, Killing Them Softly, This is 40, Beasts of the Southern Wild


Zero Dark Thirty is goddamn terrific. For a movie where we basically know how it ends, it's incredibly tense. I can't wait to see it again.
 
2012-12-28 03:56:28 PM

JerseyTim: DamnYankees: Have not seen: Django Unchained, Zero Dark Thirty, Lawless, Anna Karenina, Cloud Atlas, Silver Linings Playbook, Killing Them Softly, This is 40, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Zero Dark Thirty is goddamn terrific. For a movie where we basically know how it ends, it's incredibly tense. I can't wait to see it again.


I won't watch that movie. Not only do the politics of it offend me and cause me to intensely dislike the film's narrative and intent, but I simply don't have any stomach for watching torture, even if it were to be portrayed in a manner totally consistent with my politics.
 
2012-12-28 04:00:26 PM

Ennuipoet: Ender's Game:  Considering the source material, this should be an amazing movie.  I think one would have to actually work hard to fark it up.

So, it will probably suck.



Ender's Game is a shiat novel, so it's hard to imagine any adaptation making it worse.
 
2012-12-28 04:01:26 PM

DamnYankees: I won't watch that movie. Not only do the politics of it offend me and cause me to intensely dislike the film's narrative and intent, but I simply don't have any stomach for watching torture, even if it were to be portrayed in a manner totally consistent with my politics.


I'll give you that the torture scenes are brutal, but, as I saw it, the film does not endorse or justify torture. Without giving away too much, I think the film makes the case that information gleaned from the use of torture was a dead end.
 
2012-12-28 04:10:14 PM
I think you people who thought Cabin in the Woods was good are weird.  It tried to be horror, comedy, and self-commentary and failed on all three counts.

Granted, I may need to watch it again.  I was just starting to get searing stomach pains about 10 minutes in.  So it's likely my appreciation was colored.
 
2012-12-28 04:32:05 PM

JerseyTim: DamnYankees: I won't watch that movie. Not only do the politics of it offend me and cause me to intensely dislike the film's narrative and intent, but I simply don't have any stomach for watching torture, even if it were to be portrayed in a manner totally consistent with my politics.

I'll give you that the torture scenes are brutal, but, as I saw it, the film does not endorse or justify torture. Without giving away too much, I think the film makes the case that information gleaned from the use of torture was a dead end.


From everything I've read - both from defenders and critics - there's a key piece of information gleaned from a prisoner as a result of torture (apparently he gives it up when they are just talking to him but he does so only when threatened with more torture).

This is false and propagandistic, borderline evil if true. If you tell me this is NOT what happens in the film, I may reconsider.
 
2012-12-28 04:42:57 PM
What Fark admin keeps greenlighting Woverine?
 
2012-12-28 05:24:44 PM

DamnYankees: From everything I've read - both from defenders and critics - there's a key piece of information gleaned from a prisoner as a result of torture (apparently he gives it up when they are just talking to him but he does so only when threatened with more torture).

This is false and propagandistic, borderline evil if true. If you tell me this is NOT what happens in the film, I may reconsider.


I honestly can't remember if he is threatened in that scene. I will say that I agree with Andrew Sullivan's (spoiler filled) reading of the film and its use of torture, including that scene.

One thing is for sure is that, as a movie, it is very much worth seeing.
 
2012-12-28 05:40:38 PM

cmunic8r99: You're welcome.


Thank you.
 
2012-12-28 05:56:42 PM
District 9 was a fantastic debut for Blomkamp, so I'm really looking forward to seeing Elysium(and as a fan of Greek mythology, I dig that title). Ditto for Kick-Ass 2, Gravity, Pacific Rim, Old Boy, Iron Man 3, Thor 2 and J.J. Abrams' upcoming lens flare extravaganza. I'm....still hesitant about Man Of Steel and The Wolverine , but anything with Julia Roberts has long been a no-no.
 
2012-12-28 06:00:51 PM

fusillade762: cmunic8r99: You're welcome.

Thank you.

 
2012-12-28 06:01:19 PM
images.hitfix.com

No thanks. I don't care if you're an Oscar winner, sister to Eric Roberts or even homeschooled....but I'm not staring at that mouth.

Look at those teeth Look!
 
2012-12-28 06:13:21 PM
A twenty-six page slideshow?
 
2012-12-28 06:14:34 PM
media.comicbookmovie.com

media.comicbookmovie.com

I have fapped to worse.
 
2012-12-28 06:18:01 PM
When is District 10 coming out?

or Sky Captain 2?
 
2012-12-28 06:27:54 PM
There is nothing wrong with comic books so long as they pick the right comics and do them justice. What I'm really hoping is that the success if The Walking Dead gets more television networks interested in adapting mature comics into series. I would love to see some of the better Vertigo series adapted into series for HBO/Showtime, for example.
 
2012-12-28 06:28:19 PM
Pacific Rim? Looks like Evangelion is finally getting the live action treatment. Hopefully they don't screw this up.
 
2012-12-28 06:31:43 PM

red5ish: A twenty-six page slideshow?


Use cmunic8r99's linky. I always come into the thread when encountering a slideshow because I know most of the time some good soul has de-slidified it for us.
 
2012-12-28 06:33:39 PM
Great. More comic book movies that nerds will talk endlessly about, see on opening day, then spend 3 months complaining about how it's not exactly like they imagined it to be.
 
2012-12-28 06:33:59 PM
Paul Thomas Anderson just announced that his next project will be an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice. I believe this would be the first of Pynchon's novels to make it to the big screen. I'm excited.

As for the slide show: two end-of-the-world comedies; Philip Seymour Hoffman in a Hunger Games sequel; Johnny Depp as Tonto (Depp's next role: Charlie Chan!); Richard Linklater's third (!) movie about Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy not having sex; and Jodie Foster as the villainess in a sci-fi action movie (would have been better news about 20 years ago, but nevertheless intriguing).
 
2012-12-28 06:39:07 PM

fusillade762: red5ish: A twenty-six page slideshow?

Use cmunic8r99's linky. I always come into the thread when encountering a slideshow because I know most of the time some good soul has de-slidified it for us.


And sometimes, I deslide them.
 
2012-12-28 06:46:42 PM
I so badly want the new Wolverine movie to be good, but I'm not holding my breath. The storyline they chose woudl be amazing if done well..... but that's a HUGE "if". The problem with the first Wolverine movie was entirely the script. The movie looked good and the casting and performances were all spot on... it was just the incredibly horribad script which ruined it.

I'm looking forward to giving Ender's Game a try though. From what I've heard, the author of the book has been holding out for years insisting on doing it right. That it had to be a kid, no love interest and the protagonist had to be as violent as in the book. If that's so, it will be good. If they fark one of those things up, it will be shiat.

Pacific Rim - Del Toro with giant monsters and robots? Uh, yeah, SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY.

Sin City - Hopefully it will wash the memory of Frank Miller's last movie out of our brains.

Elysium - A scifi movie with political overtones from the District 9 guy? SHUT UP AND TAKE MORE OF MY MONEY.

Oblivion - I'll wait for the reviews. And yeah, thanks for blowing the twist in the trailer, jerks.

Iron Man and Thor - MONEY. MINE. TAKE IT.

Gravity - OK, that actually sounds pretty interesting.

Superman - I think Zach Snyder is in his element with comic book movies and he'll do a really good job. I just don't give a shiat about Superman. The character has never really interested me (too OP), and they're right that his origin has been done to death. I think Snyder could do it well, but I just can't see myself getting excited about it enough to take the wife out to see it in the theater.

Star Trek - Definitely will see this, but JJ better have a tighter plot this time or I'm going to be pissed. The first one was a huge mess of plot holes and dumbass deus ex's with a pretty damn 1-dimensional bad guy... but I forgave all that because he needed to reboot the franchise in order to not have to deal with the massive piles of baggage it was dragging behind it. So for getting the characters so right with new actors (seriously, Bones? Urban seemed possessed by DeForest Kelley's ghost), and having a lot of good character driven drama I was able to tell my brain to shut up and enjoy it. He won't get that mulligan a second time. This time that shiat better make more goddamn sense.
 
2012-12-28 06:53:02 PM
I'll see "Kick Ass 2".  I'd like to kick Spike Lee for even thinking about touching "Old Boy", much less doing it.
 
2012-12-28 06:53:12 PM

stoli n coke: Great. More comic book movies that nerds will talk endlessly about, see on opening day, then spend 3 months complaining about how it's not exactly like they imagined it to be.



Precious few complain if the movie is done WELL. The problem is when the filmmakers abandon what was actually interesting about the characters or setting and just make whatever cliche-riddled bullshiat they could have made without dragging an interesting property through the shiat pile.

Think about it... How much did Nolan change in Batman? TONS. But those three movies have been incredibly well received, even by comic book nerds. That's because they were damn good movies, and Nolan made it clear he knew what made the character interesting and didn't just need to tack on a familiar logo to an unrelated movie he wanted to make.
 
2012-12-28 06:55:20 PM

Mad_Radhu: There is nothing wrong with comic books so long as they pick the right comics and do them justice. What I'm really hoping is that the success if The Walking Dead gets more television networks interested in adapting mature comics into series. I would love to see some of the better Vertigo series adapted into series for HBO/Showtime, for example.


"American Gods" is coming to HBO in 2013.  If it does well,  Gaiman could be a gateway, even if they chose a novel.
 
2012-12-28 06:56:46 PM

Dionysus: Pacific Rim? Looks like Evangelion is finally getting the live action treatment. Hopefully they don't screw this up.


Listen to the computer voice at 1:00 in.

I have someone favorited for saying "I hearby dub this 'Portalgelion' ".

/not Eva
//just proves they could do it live action just fine
///also Stringer Bell
 
2012-12-28 06:57:56 PM
I just can't get really into Superman movies (or anything really about him)... The entire part of a movie that makes it interesting to me is if the hero can actually be hurt/die, but Superman's freaking invulnerable! The only real way to "hurt" him is to kill off civvies around him, and killing him can only be done if you've got a mystical space rock that fell to earth. It just doesn't add up to something that intrigues me...
 
2012-12-28 06:58:31 PM

serpent_sky: I'll see "Kick Ass 2".  I'd like to kick Spike Lee for even thinking about touching "Old Boy", much less doing it.


He might actually do a good job.
I think he's an asshole, but Spike Lee is a very good director stylistically, even though most of his style is derivative of Martin Scorsese. 25th Hour, Clockers, and Inside Man were all very good movies, and they also happen to be the movies he directed with someone else writing the script. It's his self-penned stuff that can get overly sanctimonious and preachy.
 
2012-12-28 07:00:33 PM

mongbiohazard: stoli n coke: Great. More comic book movies that nerds will talk endlessly about, see on opening day, then spend 3 months complaining about how it's not exactly like they imagined it to be.


Precious few complain if the movie is done WELL. The problem is when the filmmakers abandon what was actually interesting about the characters or setting and just make whatever cliche-riddled bullshiat they could have made without dragging an interesting property through the shiat pile.

Think about it... How much did Nolan change in Batman? TONS. But those three movies have been incredibly well received, even by comic book nerds. That's because they were damn good movies, and Nolan made it clear he knew what made the character interesting and didn't just need to tack on a familiar logo to an unrelated movie he wanted to make.



All you have to do is go to any Fark thread about Dark Knight Rises to know that the nerds hated it.
 
2012-12-28 07:04:28 PM
I used to enjoy movies. Nothing on this list seems remotely interesting, though.
 
2012-12-28 07:04:56 PM

Sybarite: Ender's Game is a shiat novel, so it's hard to imagine any adaptation making it worse.


... if you just don't like science fiction in general what are you doing in a thread about comic book movies?
 
2012-12-28 07:07:10 PM

Dionysus: Pacific Rim? Looks like Evangelion is finally getting the live action treatment. Hopefully they don't screw this up.


Not likely with Del Toro directing.
 
2012-12-28 07:14:48 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: I have fapped to worse.


Who that is?
 
2012-12-28 07:16:54 PM
Pacific Rim is really the only movie I'm super excited about for 2013. The other movies I want to see are all sequels or reboots, which is fine, but it doesn't inspire the same excitement as an original work.
 
2012-12-28 07:18:05 PM

Cornelius Dribble: Paul Thomas Anderson just announced that his next project will be an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice. I believe this would be the first of Pynchon's novels to make it to the big screen. I'm excited.

As for the slide show: two end-of-the-world comedies; Philip Seymour Hoffman in a Hunger Games sequel; Johnny Depp as Tonto (Depp's next role: Charlie Chan!); Richard Linklater's third (!) movie about Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy not having sex; and Jodie Foster as the villainess in a sci-fi action movie (would have been better news about 20 years ago, but nevertheless intriguing).


I thought they did have sex?
 
2012-12-28 07:22:15 PM
My top 5

1.  Man of Steel
2.  Star Trek
3.  Oblivion
4.  Kick Ass 2
5.  Elysium
 
2012-12-28 07:27:52 PM

Popcorn Johnny: My top 5

1.  Man of Steel
2.  Star Trek
3.  Oblivion
4.  Kick Ass 2
5.  Elysium


I just can't get into Oblivion. The trailer was terrible - there was no sense of plot or theme and it was just too filled with big name people to be believable.
 
2012-12-28 07:37:47 PM
Wake me when this gets made into a movie.
www.onelowerlight.com
 
2012-12-28 07:51:25 PM
The Before Sunrise sequel is the one I really want to see on this list. I suspect it contains 1,000,000 x 203 less explosions than the others, and probably less one liners that will be endlessly repeated.

But I loved Before Sunrise and Before Sunset.

I suspect Iron Man will be fun, as will Star Trek. I'm bummed Aronofsky is off of The Wolverine. And off of Robocop. I was interested to see what he would do with them.
 
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