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(SlashFilm)   The first trailer is release for Christopher Nolan's next film. From the looks of it, we're getting Contact 2: McConaughey Boogaloo   (slashfilm.com) divider line 58
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2013-12-14 02:29:36 PM  
Not a great trailer, but I'm 100% in for the movie.
 
2013-12-14 02:51:49 PM  
The trailer tells us nothing. But it's Nolan and I'm not holding TDKR against him. And the cast is ludicrous.
 
2013-12-14 04:25:18 PM  
is release?

/derp
 
2013-12-14 04:27:50 PM  
I am assuming the blogger and subby are from the same tribe of people who can't access imdb.
 
2013-12-14 04:30:57 PM  

kronicfeld: But it's Nolan and I'm not holding TDKR against him.



www.my-favorite-coloring.net
 
2013-12-14 04:45:01 PM  

DamnYankees: Not a great trailer


kronicfeld: The trailer tells us nothing.


Also, it's missing a great soundtrack like Inception's trailer.  At the very least, it should include this.   http://inception.davepedu.com/
 
2013-12-14 06:01:40 PM  
The "Boogaloo" meme is never going away, is it?
 
2013-12-14 06:23:33 PM  

kronicfeld: I'm not holding TDKR against him.


That wasn't a bad movie. The worst thing about it was the fact that Nolan already hit the high note with the Dark Knight. There was nothing he could do to top it.
 
2013-12-14 07:16:08 PM  
Obviously a great filmmaker...but that voiceover blows.
 
2013-12-14 07:23:52 PM  

Mugato: The "Boogaloo" meme is never going away, is it?


Fark is the home of undead memes.
 
2013-12-14 07:30:06 PM  
Nice trailer.  Thought the one for Edge of Tomorrow was really good, generic title aside.
 
2013-12-14 07:37:47 PM  
Which pop-up is the ad and which one is the trailer?
 
2013-12-14 07:46:05 PM  

Shostie: kronicfeld: I'm not holding TDKR against him.

That wasn't a bad movie. The worst thing about it was the fact that Nolan already hit the high note with the Dark Knight. There was nothing he could do to top it.


That sounds almost exactly like a trilogy.
 
2013-12-14 07:50:34 PM  
So it's a remake of Salvage 1 then?
 
2013-12-14 08:10:50 PM  
Is it?
Is it release?
 
2013-12-14 08:11:31 PM  

robsul82: Nice trailer.  Thought the one for Edge of Tomorrow was really good, generic title aside.


The original title was "All You Need is Kill", based off the light novel of the same name.  The change to "Edge of Tomorrow" was recent and bullshiat.
 
2013-12-14 08:27:31 PM  
Whatever.
 
2013-12-14 08:28:06 PM  

omnimancer28: robsul82: Nice trailer.  Thought the one for Edge of Tomorrow was really good, generic title aside.

The original title was "All You Need is Kill", based off the light novel of the same name.  The change to "Edge of Tomorrow" was recent and bullshiat.


The english paperback is currently selling in the $15 range used. Have to agree, the title change is stupidly committee like. "Okay boys, the current name has kill in it, that'll certainly keep parents away. Let's change the name of this hot property." and they ride the bus to Abilene.
 
2013-12-14 08:40:20 PM  
I enjoyed Inception, but even found the recent Superman movie pretty lame. Whether Nolan was mainly to blame, I don't know, but I can't count his Batman movies as my favorites either.

We'll see what comes of this...
 
2013-12-14 08:59:09 PM  

wildcardjack: omnimancer28: robsul82: Nice trailer.  Thought the one for Edge of Tomorrow was really good, generic title aside.

The original title was "All You Need is Kill", based off the light novel of the same name.  The change to "Edge of Tomorrow" was recent and bullshiat.

The english paperback is currently selling in the $15 range used. Have to agree, the title change is stupidly committee like. "Okay boys, the current name has kill in it, that'll certainly keep parents away. Let's change the name of this hot property." and they ride the bus to Abilene.


I liked the book a lot. The trailer actually looks pretty faithful to the book. Except for Tom not being Japanese... And the alien things look like squids or something instead of frogs.
 
2013-12-14 09:28:34 PM  
...we're getting Contact 2: McConaughey Boogaloo

Uh, I'm actually okay with that.
 
2013-12-14 09:32:11 PM  
I want to see a movie version of this

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-12-14 09:37:08 PM  

fusillade762: I want to see a movie version of this

[upload.wikimedia.org image 316x495]


Ooh, good book.  Not sure how you film it, but good call.
 
2013-12-14 09:59:00 PM  

robsul82: Nice trailer.  Thought the one for Edge of Tomorrow was really good, generic title aside.


Yeah, it didn't look bad. And I saw the trailer for the new "Godzilla", it looked pretty cool, too. I might actually want to see it.
 
2013-12-14 10:04:07 PM  
Is interesting that there are more good space films happening even as NASA's budget is slashed year after year. Well, assuming its good but it is Nolan after all.
 
2013-12-14 10:10:36 PM  

bbfreak: Is interesting that there are more good space films happening even as NASA's budget is slashed year after year. Well, assuming its good but it is Nolan after all.


I'm hoping we're at an inflection point in the zeitgeist where all the kids who grew up on Apollo and the shuttle are old enough to found their own space companies and make movies about the spaceships they were promised but never got.
 
2013-12-14 10:12:36 PM  
My money. Shut up. Take it.
 
2013-12-14 10:21:12 PM  
Christopher Nolan...sold. I'm not sure I've been disappointed yet.
 
2013-12-14 10:26:44 PM  

fusillade762: I want to see a movie version of this

[upload.wikimedia.org image 316x495]


It just wouldn't work well as a movie.  A good mini series would do it justice, but two hours?  Two hours would kill the poor plot line.  It needs time to be able to unwind itself properly.
 
2013-12-14 10:38:01 PM  

fusillade762: I want to see a movie version of this

[upload.wikimedia.org image 316x495]


Fascinating novel; are the sequels worth it or do they dilute it?  (I wish, by the way, that I had liked his Julian Comstock novel a bit more, but I am enjoying the bleakness of Burning Paradise so far).
 
2013-12-14 10:39:46 PM  

bbfreak: Is interesting that there are more good space films happening even as NASA's budget is slashed year after year. Well, assuming its good but it is Nolan after all.


I wonder if it would be possible to get all those military contractors to shift their lobbying efforts to space exploration... those contractors working toward industrializing and exploiting our system's resources... imagine the current defense budget and NASA budget swapped.

I think there is plenty of money in it for the big military suppliers, perhaps even more. We could be taming the incredibly hostile environment of space and reaping the rewards... but instead, we are sitting on the sidelines as other countries catch up to the US.

Sadly, nobody that matters ever seems to realize this.
 
2013-12-14 11:05:15 PM  

omnimancer28: robsul82: Nice trailer.  Thought the one for Edge of Tomorrow was really good, generic title aside.

The original title was "All You Need is Kill", based off the light novel of the same name.  The change to "Edge of Tomorrow" was recent and bullshiat.


Yeah, I had heard that.  Gotta love suits.
 
2013-12-14 11:12:50 PM  

fusillade762: I want to see a movie version of this

[upload.wikimedia.org image 316x495]


Ooh, sounds like a good addition to my holiday reading.   Just ordered from Amazon.

/half the good sci fi I've read lately comes from discussion thread reccomendations...
 
2013-12-14 11:19:32 PM  

JosephFinn: fusillade762: I want to see a movie version of this

[upload.wikimedia.org image 316x495]

Fascinating novel; are the sequels worth it or do they dilute it?  (I wish, by the way, that I had liked his Julian Comstock novel a bit more, but I am enjoying the bleakness of Burning Paradise so far).


I've read all three, and while I loved Spin, I found the second book, Axis, pretty meh. That said, I found Vortex, the third, to be be pretty good. I can't even remember a single thing that happened in Axis.
 
2013-12-14 11:32:57 PM  

theorellior: bbfreak: Is interesting that there are more good space films happening even as NASA's budget is slashed year after year. Well, assuming its good but it is Nolan after all.

I'm hoping we're at an inflection point in the zeitgeist where all the kids who grew up on Apollo and the shuttle are old enough to found their own space companies and make movies about the spaceships they were promised but never got.


That would be great, and I think you are already sort of seeing that in Musk and Bezos and even Richard Bronson. Private spaceflight can only take us so far. Flagship missions like Curiosity and Cassini are under threat of being terminated simply because we've decided that for 2014 at least, that we can't afford to keep planetary scientists employed for the most part. It isn't just NASA either, we've cut science funding across the board in this country. At a time where I'd argue we should be maintaining if not increasing such funding. Make science funding 3 percent, 4 percent of the budget and amazing things would happen. We'd be progressing towards the future.

Instead we're in danger of stagnating because millions of Americans don't see the value in NASA, or science in general.

Of course Carl Sagan warned us: "We've arranged a global civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces."

Meh
 
2013-12-15 12:10:32 AM  

Comsamvimes: JosephFinn: fusillade762: I want to see a movie version of this

[upload.wikimedia.org image 316x495]

Fascinating novel; are the sequels worth it or do they dilute it?  (I wish, by the way, that I had liked his Julian Comstock novel a bit more, but I am enjoying the bleakness of Burning Paradise so far).

I've read all three, and while I loved Spin, I found the second book, Axis, pretty meh. That said, I found Vortex, the third, to be be pretty good. I can't even remember a single thing that happened in Axis.


Same here. Loved the first one but my memories of the sequels are on the fuzzy side. I seem to recall starting Comstock but not finishing it for some reason. Darwinia is quite good, though.

And I'm about a third of the way through Burning Paradise and I'm enjoying it so far. Still trying to wrap my head around what technology they have and what they don't.
 
2013-12-15 12:12:30 AM  

JosephFinn: fusillade762: I want to see a movie version of this

[upload.wikimedia.org image 316x495]

Fascinating novel; are the sequels worth it or do they dilute it?  (I wish, by the way, that I had liked his Julian Comstock novel a bit more, but I am enjoying the bleakness of Burning Paradise so far).


If you like bleak...

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2013-12-15 12:45:13 AM  
Um, that trailer looked nothing like Contact or a sequel to Contact.

That said, I would farking love to see a competent story teller/director like Nolan take the first half of Contact and finish it with something good.
 
2013-12-15 12:57:01 AM  

fusillade762: JosephFinn: fusillade762: I want to see a movie version of this

[upload.wikimedia.org image 316x495]

Fascinating novel; are the sequels worth it or do they dilute it?  (I wish, by the way, that I had liked his Julian Comstock novel a bit more, but I am enjoying the bleakness of Burning Paradise so far).

If you like bleak...

[ecx.images-amazon.com image 333x500]


Thank you!  Adding it to my TBR list right now!

Comsamvimes: JosephFinn: fusillade762: I want to see a movie version of this

[upload.wikimedia.org image 316x495]

Fascinating novel; are the sequels worth it or do they dilute it?  (I wish, by the way, that I had liked his Julian Comstock novel a bit more, but I am enjoying the bleakness of Burning Paradise so far).

I've read all three, and while I loved Spin, I found the second book, Axis, pretty meh. That said, I found Vortex, the third, to be be pretty good. I can't even remember a single thing that happened in Axis.


Okiedoke, I'll be happy with my memories of Spin then.
 
2013-12-15 01:11:50 AM  
I've occasionally thought about what a Contact sequel would be like.  There were at least some people who knew about the length of time Ellie's recorder was on.  There was the technical expertise required to build the Machine, some of which was no doubt advanced materials, methods and concepts that humanity hadn't discovered yet, but were included in the instructions to build it.  The governments of the world had already built an entire second Machine in secret.  And many sci-fi properties make a lot of hay out of how humanity's ingenuity and flexibility stand out among the races we encounter.  I think a black project as an outgrowth of that would be a plausible premise, and enough of the original cast is still around to give it a good treatment.

What could humanity do with the knowledge gained and 20 years to improve on it, even in secret?  With refinement, how far could we shrink the Machine?  How could we improve its performance?  What else could we build with the knowledge gained from the first two?

Or is the Machine only a first step in the technological sense, as well as an introductory sense?  That is, was it an intentionally dumbed down construct, one that would be easier for us to build and/or not give too much away in a technological sense, so we could make that first contact without enormous disruption to our society?  Would the aliens send us plans for better Machines, or other devices, as they deemed us 'ready'?

I'm not sure we'll ever see it, but there's a lot of potential there.  It might even make a decent fan film, or student film, for someone motivated.
 
2013-12-15 02:04:26 AM  

NightSteel: It might even make a decent fan film, or student film, for someone motivated.


Or even a fanedit.
 
2013-12-15 02:07:17 AM  

Adebisi: NightSteel: It might even make a decent fan film, or student film, for someone motivated.

Or even a fanedit of the original.


FTFM
 
2013-12-15 02:21:32 AM  

Adebisi: Or even a fanedit of the original.


I don't suppose there's an easy way to view or read that without registration?
 
2013-12-15 02:35:14 AM  

robsul82: Nice trailer.  Thought the one for Edge of Tomorrow was really good, generic title aside.


'Groundhog Day' during an alien invasion?
 
2013-12-15 02:52:13 AM  
Trolling QA: The Trailer
 
2013-12-15 03:36:27 AM  

Obscure Login: Um, that trailer looked nothing like Contact or a sequel to Contact.

That said, I would farking love to see a competent story teller/director like Nolan take the first half of Contact and finish it with something good.


 Agreed.

/If anything that trailer felt like The Astronaut Farmer II: Interstellar Boogaloo.
//Sincerely hope I'm wrong about that.
 
2013-12-15 03:54:56 AM  

Shostie: kronicfeld: I'm not holding TDKR against him.

That wasn't a bad movie. The worst thing about it was the fact that Nolan already hit the high note with the Dark Knight. There was nothing he could do to top it.




I disagree. The Dark Knight was a really good movie, but not great by any means. It's a bit overrated in my opinion. TDKR was just a mess on almost every level.
 
2013-12-15 04:01:37 AM  
I thought TDKR was okay, until it was over and I thought about what I just watched.

A big city, captive to madmen with a nuclear weapon, for months?  Really?
 
2013-12-15 08:13:13 AM  

Alphax: I thought TDKR was okay, until it was over and I thought about what I just watched.

A big city, captive to madmen with a nuclear weapon, for months?  Really?


Yep, I pretty much agree on that. It was quite an experience to see it on IMAX though, and it's the only midnight show I've ever been to. But then when sitting back and reviewing it...yeah.

I do wonder how much Ledger's death backed them into a corner. It is a bit of a letdown going from The Joker to Bane (IMO). I'd have to assume The Joker would have been back in the third film, but maybe not.
 
2013-12-15 08:15:56 AM  

NightSteel: I've occasionally thought about what a Contact sequel would be like.  There were at least some people who knew about the length of time Ellie's recorder was on.  There was the technical expertise required to build the Machine, some of which was no doubt advanced materials, methods and concepts that humanity hadn't discovered yet, but were included in the instructions to build it.  The governments of the world had already built an entire second Machine in secret.  And many sci-fi properties make a lot of hay out of how humanity's ingenuity and flexibility stand out among the races we encounter.  I think a black project as an outgrowth of that would be a plausible premise, and enough of the original cast is still around to give it a good treatment.

What could humanity do with the knowledge gained and 20 years to improve on it, even in secret?  With refinement, how far could we shrink the Machine?  How could we improve its performance?  What else could we build with the knowledge gained from the first two?

Or is the Machine only a first step in the technological sense, as well as an introductory sense?  That is, was it an intentionally dumbed down construct, one that would be easier for us to build and/or not give too much away in a technological sense, so we could make that first contact without enormous disruption to our society?  Would the aliens send us plans for better Machines, or other devices, as they deemed us 'ready'?

I'm not sure we'll ever see it, but there's a lot of potential there.  It might even make a decent fan film, or student film, for someone motivated.


The problem with all that is that the Machine didn't actually do anything except act as a beacon for the Contacters to seek out with their warp-tunnels tech.  All you'd be doing is monkeying with their doorbell but never be able to make them answer the door.
 
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