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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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2013-12-15 08:24:33 AM
I think Ender's Game would make a good book-to-movie if filmed right.

/oh wait...
 
2013-12-15 08:45:42 AM

Benjamin Stone: It is a bit of a letdown going from The Joker to Bane (IMO).


Perhaps, but I don't think it helped that I didn't find Bane menacing at all. I found myself rolling my eyes every time he started talking.

otherwise, TDKR wasn't so much bad as much as it had way too many minor plotholes. I probably could've overlooked almost every plothole if it was presented on its own, but there were so many that they all just started piling up and turned a not bad movie into a very mediocre movie that felt very lazily written.
 
2013-12-15 09:38:22 AM

AdrienVeidt: 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.


It might work, depending on whether or not their culture had ever developed the concept of Nicky Nicky Nine Door.  Ring the doorbell enough times and eventually someone has to answer.

Then you graduate up to flaming dog poop.
 
2013-12-15 10:32:13 AM
Until he makes a bad movie he's getting the benefit of the doubt from me
 
2013-12-15 10:53:22 AM

bbfreak: 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


I believe someone made a movie about that:
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2013-12-15 02:59:28 PM
Jesus Christ! Is my screen really that dirty?
Oh good, that was stars.

\my trailer takeaway
 
2013-12-15 03:51:29 PM
Intruiged by this - Nolan, when good, is SO damn good.

Justin Cronin's amazing series, The Passage Trilogy. DAMN.

Would love to see that done right, but not sure how...But if Hunger Games is a hit, hell if *gak* Twilight made it, how can this genius not make it?

Also, the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews. Puts that stupid Twilight in its place.

/ why yes, I loathe the Twilight series
// even Rifftrax can barely make it tolerable
/// barely
 
2013-12-15 10:45:16 PM

Benjamin Stone: 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.


What are you talking about, Joker was in that movie. He dies when the police charge Banes men in the final battle.
 
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