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Messages - BillCable

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: June 11, 2014, 12:27 PM »
I read the books years before a series was even proposed.  When they talked about it coming to HBO it seemed ludicrous.  But they've treated it amazingly.

There is talk that the "finale" might be a feature-length film.  They might need $100 million if the books end with dragons fighting the Night's King at the Wall.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero / Comic Book TV Development
« on: June 11, 2014, 08:23 AM »
They're all Marvel's noir-ish characters.  They're certainly not the spectacle you expect from Avengers.  If they're well-written, these series could prove to be quality viewing.  But quality along the lines of Boardwalk Empire, not Star Wars.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: June 11, 2014, 08:18 AM »
It seems like the truly more traditional medieval battles like Rob Stark's campaigns were glossed over, possibly because they'd really not be as visually stunning as things like Blackwater, or The Wall.

Chalk that up to budgets.  Season 1 and 2 were far more budget constrained than the show is now.  We never saw any traditional battles as they would have cost as much to film as an entire season.  Now that GoT is HBO's biggest hit series, they get enough money to splurge on big battles.

Even last year I read how the showrunners had to figure out how to cut the budgets on other episodes to be able to afford to film Blackwater.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: June 9, 2014, 09:19 AM »
Same as Blackwater.  Same director, in fact.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: June 9, 2014, 08:46 AM »
I'd be curious in a count of how many Night's Watch were killed in the episode.  As there were only 102 remaining, seems like at least half of them are dead.

I heard the quote was along the lines of "ask me when I'm half-way done with book 7 if there will be book 8."  Nothing definitive.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: June 4, 2014, 10:59 AM »
I still like this one...

If you want further proof of just how stupid this movie is, enjoy:

That link brings back so many bad memories...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: June 4, 2014, 10:45 AM »
It's kind of like how someone on here (Was it you, Bill?) commented that it felt like they had the ending and worked backwards to the beginning...  someone wrote a big post here when the movie came out about this.

That probably was me.  I did my fair amount of railing against it after I saw it, and that was one of my theories.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: June 4, 2014, 08:37 AM »
A shorter list would be what DID I like...

The worst offenders:

- a hand-held interplanetary transporter that makes the concept of starships ridiculous
- focusing all their effort to apprehend Khan to harvest his super blood to revive Kirk, when they had 70 other frozen super-blood-cicles sitting in their cargo bay
- Khan's plan to rescue inmates from a secret high-security cryo-prison by hiding them in torpedoes (which are apparently constructed in the SAME FACILITY as the prison ... otherwise transferring all those coffin-shaped boxes out of the prison and to the secret high-security weapons manufacturing plant should have raised some red flags)
(it's also worth mentioning those torpedoes could have been fired off AT ANY POINT, resulting in the deaths of the cryo-prisoners... hell, they almost launched EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM)

The movie was spectacularly stupid.  Which makes me worry all the more about EP7.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: June 4, 2014, 07:24 AM »
Dr. Strange casting rumors

Probably the most interesting quote from the article:

The site adds [director Scott] Derrickson originally came onboard the project as a writer only, and the tone will be similar to that of "Iron Man".

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: June 4, 2014, 07:07 AM »
Jupiter Ascending moved to Feb 2015

They're claiming they need to "finish the effects," but typically when a movie is switched from a summer release to a February release, it means it's awful.  The trailers looked pretty, but other than that they never did anything for me.

Seems like the Wachowskis really only had one good movie in them.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: June 3, 2014, 07:49 PM »
I suspect Depp is too old.  Plus he's such an OBVIOUS choice, I can't see it going that way.

Sinister was a really good, freaky movie.  No complaints on that front.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: June 2, 2014, 01:49 PM »
I thought it was one of the stupidest movies ever written.

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