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(Entertainment Weekly)   Mark Hamill tweets about the table reads of Episode 7. Claims all the new people are talentless hacks who don't deserve their parts. Just kidding, he claims nothing but praise and states the property is in good hands   (popwatch.ew.com) divider line 18
    More: Followup, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Episode VII, Star Wars, Alderaan, talentless hack, J.J. Abrams  
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2014-05-02 01:31:45 AM
2 votes:
His sad devotion to that ancient Jedi religion has not helped Disney conjure up the a better script, or given them enough clairvoyance to find the hidden market demographics...
2014-05-01 08:09:20 PM
2 votes:
Mark, you have something brown. There, on your nose.

///wtf else is he gonna say.
2014-05-02 10:01:28 PM
1 votes:
Like others have said, the only thing these movies need to do is be better than the prequels, and that's easily one of the lowest bars you can ask for.

George Lucas was the problem with the prequels, not the actors. He's the one who didn't bother getting input on the script and the one who wanted to shoot the thing with the least amount of his own energy put into it. It's one of his calling cards as a film-maker; he's capable of great work when he's being challenged on the script and the actual process of filming in places that aren't sterile soundstages. But one of the side effects of success (and age) is that by the time we got to the post-Last Crusade era, he had enough money and power that no one felt comfortable standing up to him, not even his old pal Spielberg. That's how we ended up with the prequels.

Abrams has flaws as a filmmaker, but laziness isn't one of them. More importantly, Disney's whole corporate might is invested in making sure these things succeed, and they didn't get to be the colossus they are today by accident. You better believe they'll be tweaking and testing this thing at every step.

Now, none of that guarantees a good movie, but it does greatly increase the odds. I'm optimistic that, at the very least, it'll be better than the prequels.

/I do hope they try to avoid the overuse of CGI, though I won't hold my breath
2014-05-02 10:47:02 AM
1 votes:

Makh: His sad devotion to that ancient Jedi religion has not helped Disney conjure up the a better script, or given them enough clairvoyance to find the hidden market demographics...


When did you read Disney's script for the new Star Wars movies?
2014-05-02 10:40:33 AM
1 votes:

Makh: His sad devotion to that ancient Jedi religion has not helped Disney conjure up the a better script, or given them enough clairvoyance to find the hidden market demographics...


We have a winner!
2014-05-02 09:33:57 AM
1 votes:

Mugato: JJ wrote Lost and those farking Star Trek reboots.


So what you're saying is that you have no idea what you're talking about, and you're blustering for no reason?
2014-05-02 08:58:39 AM
1 votes:

fusillade762: No Such Agency: Sid_6.7: fusillade762: the hot mess that was "Prometheus".

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No, no he's right.  "Hot", but a real mess.  A tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.  It made me have a sad even more than the franchise's previous low (Alien3, IMO)

Alien3 was the low point for me because they killed off the possibility held by the comics. Someone call JJ to reboot that one!


Alien 3 does have some notoriety as David Fincher's first movie, plus the cast had Charles Dutton, Charles Dance, and Paul McGann. Even thought it was a failure, it was an INTERESTING failure.
2014-05-02 08:58:34 AM
1 votes:
Tyrone Slothrop:
No, Alien 3 was a masterpiece compared to the crap that was Alien Resurrection.

Eh, both are pretty bad but I give A:R a few points for some good visual design, and casting Ron Perlman and Brad Dourif to chew scenery.  Cloning Ripley was a daft idea and Winona Ryder going on about "cutting out her internal modem" to escape the Company was ridiculous.  They should have gone with William Gibson's Aliens 3 script and skipped both films.
2014-05-02 08:44:20 AM
1 votes:

No Such Agency: Sid_6.7: fusillade762: the hot mess that was "Prometheus".

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No, no he's right.  "Hot", but a real mess.  A tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.  It made me have a sad even more than the franchise's previous low (Alien3, IMO)


No, Alien 3 was a masterpiece compared to the crap that was Alien Resurrection.
2014-05-02 05:34:55 AM
1 votes:

theflatline: [pictures.historicimages.net image 850x679]


Young Annie Potts is one hot mama.
2014-05-02 02:20:50 AM
1 votes:
I want to this to be good. Just so it can be one final shiat on the face of Lucas for the prequels.
2014-05-02 02:09:41 AM
1 votes:

OnlyM3: Mark, you have something brown. There, on your nose.

///wtf else is he gonna say.


You should show more respect to the greatest hero of the Kilrathi War.
2014-05-01 10:36:47 PM
1 votes:

Snapper Carr: Mugato: Confabulat: Mugato: Just keep JJ Abrams away from the script. They have the guy who wrote Empire and Raiders, he doesn't need your input, JJ.

He also wrote Continental Divide (John Belushi's forgotten final movie) and Dreamcatcher (though that's mostly Stephen King's fault).

And? He wrote Empire and Raiders. JJ wrote Lost and those farking Star Trek reboots. Leave the writing to the grown ups.

He wrote one episode of Lost (the first one) and did not write either of the ST films (that was Orci, Kurzman and Lindelof who were also largely responsible for Lost coming off the rails)


scratch that last bit - that was Lindelof and Cuse, not Orci and Kurzman)
2014-05-01 10:35:36 PM
1 votes:

Mugato: Confabulat: Mugato: Just keep JJ Abrams away from the script. They have the guy who wrote Empire and Raiders, he doesn't need your input, JJ.

He also wrote Continental Divide (John Belushi's forgotten final movie) and Dreamcatcher (though that's mostly Stephen King's fault).

And? He wrote Empire and Raiders. JJ wrote Lost and those farking Star Trek reboots. Leave the writing to the grown ups.


He wrote one episode of Lost (the first one) and did not write either of the ST films (that was Orci, Kurzman and Lindelof who were also largely responsible for Lost coming off the rails)
2014-05-01 09:57:37 PM
1 votes:
it's funny because subby's headline has you first thinking one thing, and then they change gears and say just kidding and then they tell you what really happened.

such a unique, funny, and fresh way to compose a headline.

Excelsior!
2014-05-01 09:42:01 PM
1 votes:
As compared to the "actors" for Eps I - III?

I'll believe it when I see it.  That having been said, Disney rarely f*cks it up.  They're not perfect, but they usually do a decent job.
2014-05-01 08:11:14 PM
1 votes:

OnlyM3: Mark, you have something brown. There, on your nose.

///wtf else is he gonna say.


You don't know Mark Hammil.

Dude has no unkind words in his body (that aren't in character)
2014-05-01 08:04:47 PM
1 votes:
Mark Hammil is the best guy ever.

First he's Luke Skywalker, the The Joker, and then 100 other beloved characters.
 
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