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(Vanity Fair)   It turns out that "World War Z" is actually a sequel to "Ishtar"   (vanityfair.com ) divider line
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2013-05-01 09:09:22 AM  
7 votes:

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It's a travest-Z

2013-05-01 08:47:01 AM  
5 votes:
Milo Minderbinder: I refuse to spend money on anything that Lindelof touches. He's a hack that couldn't write a cat food commercial.

Seems appropriate:

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2013-05-01 08:46:21 AM  
4 votes:

Shadowknight: FTFA:The actor asked him to watch an edit, and told him, "The thing we really need right now is someone who is not burdened by all the history that this thing is inheriting, who can see what we've got and tell us how to get to where we need to get."

Ok, I'll be the first come out and say it:

THEN WHY BOTHER WITH BUYING THE BOOK RIGHTS IF YOU'RE NOT GOING TO USE THE BOOK'S STORY?

Also, HBO miniseries ect...


And yet, this abomination will make over $500MM globally and will produce a sequel starring Gywneth Paltrow, Justin Bieber as her son and Will Smith's kid killing super zombies with Kung Fu
2013-05-01 05:11:06 AM  
3 votes:
They shot this thing without knowing how the bad the ending was going to be? Did they just wake up every morning and do improv? The script supervisor probably committed hara-kiri with a clapperboard.
2013-05-01 04:18:55 AM  
3 votes:
I may buy a copy on DVD to pee on it.
2013-05-01 10:03:37 AM  
2 votes:
This movie was already shot and released, under-budget at $60m, in 2011, under the title "Contagion". And it was good.
2013-05-01 08:41:37 AM  
2 votes:
shiat... You can't buy a region 1 copy of Ishtar... It's still being suppressed.
2013-05-01 08:31:04 AM  
2 votes:
I think I'll wait and watch the poorly/hastily made knock-off with a very similar title that is sure to pop up at Redbox a few weeks before WWZ is released.
2013-05-02 02:44:30 AM  
1 vote:

duffblue: WWZ was a mildly interesting book, but it is so poorly written that I'm not surprised about the way the movie is turning out. It's like max Brooks learned everything about weapons from call of duty.


lulz, we all didnt get to join the marine core like you, man-at-arms
2013-05-01 06:31:27 PM  
1 vote:

IamAwake: Raharu: See the walking dead follows a very similar story to the comics, but is still different enough from the comics to keep me interested and watching.

Tell that to the Firefly people who felt betrayed by Serenity...


All two of them?
2013-05-01 02:43:28 PM  
1 vote:

moonage daydream: The guy who told me to read WWZ some years back apparently wasn't aware of what "fiction" means. Yes, he tried convincing me this all happened and the ever-ominous THEY didn't want us to know.


My father worked gospel radio in the midwest many years ago, and got a letter in the mail like that about the movie Highlander, trying to warn him that the Immortals were real and one of them was going to become the anti-Christ. *cough*

Apocalyptic paranoia is pretty interesting stuff. I've never met anybody who thought that way who wasn't desperately unhappy and, on some level, seemed like they actually believed things would either be better for them in the aftermath, or at least that they'd get to see everyone they resented suffer.

After all, when the race war comes and he's got canned tuna to last for years, all the pretty white girls who ignored him in favor of guys with jobs will have to talk to him, right?

/ A friend of mine recently disclosed that her father has started stockpiling mayo for "the collapse". The force is strong with that one.
2013-05-01 01:49:37 PM  
1 vote:

peterthx: Lindelof CO-CREATED LOST. He wrote the show's bible.


Lost's Bible made less sense than the actual Bible.

\which was cobbled together from multiple sources over 300 years
\\and sums up 1500 years of oral tradition
\\\and was written by committee!
2013-05-01 12:58:02 PM  
1 vote:

Phinn: trappedspirit: medieval: Ishtar was not a bad movie.

It got bad reviews, and it wasn't the greatest movie I've ever seen, but it was hardly a bad movie.

It's the only movie I have ever walked out on

I guess you never saw Battlefield Earth.

Or Escape from L.A.


I didn't walk out on Battlefield Earth.  I kept thinking, "It has to get better.  This isn't sustainable."  But it  was.  And it got  worse.  It was just so horrible in every way a movie can be horrible.  On and on.  Relentless.
2013-05-01 12:45:15 PM  
1 vote:
The guy who told me to read WWZ some years back apparently wasn't aware of what "fiction" means. Yes, he tried convincing me this all happened and the ever-ominous THEY didn't want us to know.
2013-05-01 11:41:07 AM  
1 vote:
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Just Shoot Me: the Zombie Apocalypse
2013-05-01 10:55:47 AM  
1 vote:

lemurs: Milo Minderbinder: I refuse to spend money on anything that Lindelof touches. He's a hack that couldn't write a cat food commercial.

Seems appropriate:

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Interesting. So I Googled "Cat in World War Z poster" and this was in the results.

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2013-05-01 10:11:55 AM  
1 vote:

LineNoise: You mean a book that reads like a highschool freshman creative writing paper doesn't translate well to the big screen? Color me shocked.


Hilarious, coming from someone who can't create a profile without egregious spelling errors.


\You sound biggoted.
2013-05-01 09:12:24 AM  
1 vote:
This movie is the headshot that will kill the zombie genre.
2013-05-01 08:58:40 AM  
1 vote:

Securitywyrm: Nuclear Monk: I think I'll wait and watch the poorly/hastily made knock-off with a very similar title that is sure to pop up at Redbox a few weeks before WWZ is released.

The Asylum will surely release their own zombie movie around the time this comes out... and I'll be honest. Their last zombie movie was... one of the best zombie movies I've ever seen. Sure it had low production values, but the story was good, the characters were good, and most of all... at no point in the movie did someone do something absolutely retarded for the sake of plot progression.
"Hello new people. Everyone strip at gunpoint, we're doing a bite check before we welcome you into the group."
"As a new member of the group, please cut off that long hair, ditch the heels, and we're going to a sporting goods store to get you some better clothes and equipment."
ETC.


Got a title on that one? I gave up on Asylum for a while after their Sherlock Holmes rip-off had a velociraptor in it, but you pique my interest.
2013-05-01 08:53:33 AM  
1 vote:

stuhayes2010: I loved the book.  It was a fun read.  I don't hold much hope for  the movie, but according to Wiki:

 Aint it Cool News reviewed the script in March 2008, and said "This isn't just a good adaptation of a difficult book... it's a genre-defining piece of work that could well see us all arguing about whether or not a zombie movie qualifies as Best Picture.


So, maybe there's hope.


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2013-05-01 08:43:12 AM  
1 vote:

Raharu: elvisaintdead: DjangoStonereaver: I stopped reading when I saw Damon Lindelolf's name.

This will be a failure of epic proportions.

Bingo.

Come on now, you must admit his previous works such as the storyline of "Lost" are storytelling masterpie......

Hahahahahahahahahahaha

Ok I couldn't finish that sentence.


I refuse to spend money on anything that Lindelof touches. He's a hack that couldn't write a cat food commercial.
2013-05-01 08:38:05 AM  
1 vote:

LineNoise: You mean a book that reads like a highschool freshman creative writing paper doesn't translate well to the big screen? Color me shocked.


Hey cmon, it had potential. Just because someone cooks a chicken patty and slaps it on a bun doesn't mean you can't take that same idea and spruce it up with some Wasabi Mayo, Spinich Leaves, etc.. and turn it into something better.

Apparently though here they decided to replace the patty with shiat and call it gourmet.
2013-05-01 08:37:29 AM  
1 vote:
Hollywood messes up a really good book? That's unpossible!
2013-05-01 08:34:34 AM  
1 vote:

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Total Movie Fail.


Oh! The one with Colin Farrel? I totally loved that one!
2013-05-01 08:28:37 AM  
1 vote:
You mean a book that reads like a highschool freshman creative writing paper doesn't translate well to the big screen? Color me shocked.
2013-05-01 07:15:54 AM  
1 vote:

ecmoRandomNumbers: They shot this thing without knowing how the bad the ending was going to be? Did they just wake up every morning and do improv? The script supervisor probably committed hara-kiri with a clapperboard.


They didn't decide if the zombies would be fast (28 Days Later) or shuffling, a la Romero, until two weeks before filming began.
 
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