Spinning Headlines – Week 31: Suicide Squad, Dunkirk, Alien: Covenant, Furious 8, M. Night Shyamalan, Bad Santa 2, James Cameron… Spinning Headlines – Week 31: Suicide Squad, Dunkirk, Alien: Covenant, Furious 8, M. Night Shyamalan, Bad Santa 2, James Cameron…
So, after a month-long hiatus (and some guest-writer spots), the Headlines are back with a vengeange. This week we'll look at the various "Suicide... Spinning Headlines – Week 31: Suicide Squad, Dunkirk, Alien: Covenant, Furious 8, M. Night Shyamalan, Bad Santa 2, James Cameron…

Well, shit. It’s been awhile. Yours truly just felt a bit tired and burnt out and blah blah excuses excuses blah…. I wanna thank my cohorts Stalkeye and Dee for stepping in and having a go at the crazy world that is a week in the online entertainment news and trying to make some sense of it all. It’s sometimes not that easy, you know – making sense of it. Which is the perfect segue to our first topic…

 

THE WEEK IN THE LIFE OF “SUICIDE SQUAD”

Holy hell. The online rumor/fact/whatever machine already spun into motion after those much-publicized reshoots a while back, but now that “Suicide Squad” is officially opening the level of cray just got completely out of hand. I will not make any comment for or against the movie, as I have not seen it yet. I will just TRY and make some sense of all the various things that have been screaming bloody headlines over the course of the week;

I guess the first thing is, that the movie seems to have a VERY mixed response. To the surprise of: no one.

Second: then there was the Hollywood Reporter-piece on the movie’s chaotic development; David Ayer having only 6 weeks to come up with a script, as the release date was set and time was of the essence. Then Ayer delivered his first cut – around the same time as “Batman V. Superman” was out and it got a VERY negative response(for a valid reason, I’ll tell you). Then there was the “Bohemian Rhapsody“-scored trailer for the movie which got a extatic response and apparently WB actually got Trailer Park – the company that made the trailer – to do a whole new cut of the movie and after that there were the reshoots and for a period of time there were two different cuts of the film being test-screened. And that “The movie’s got to do $750 million, $800 million to break even“.

Aaaand then there was that Fuck Marvel“-Twitter thing with Ayer:

Ayer still calls the version now released “his cut”. Admirable loyalty – considering that during the post-production period WB passed on Ayers next project, “Bright“, and he made a production deal with Netflix – even stating that he chose Netflix because they gave him “total creative freedom” (oh, snap!).

Then there was a fan outrage-petiton to shut down Rotten Tomatoes because it was giving the film such poor ratings. Which only makes me think: who in their right mind even thinks Rotten Tomatoes’ or EVEN the Imdb’s scoring systems have EVER been a valid meter of film critisism? Let’s not forget, that Imdb had the Will Smith-movie “I Am Legend” in their Top 100 films. Gimme a break.

It’s all very interesting. I guess the fans’ final verdict and the box-office will speak the truth at this point. We’ll be wiser(?) after this weekend, I’m sure.

 

FIRST “DUNKIRK”-TEASER

Well, hell – from what little we see in this short teaser, it’s looking very good. And the filming is still ongoing at this point.

 

LATEST “ALIEN: COVENANT” CLIP TO SATISFY YOUR CURIOSITY

 

Yup – there is hypersleep (or: “Katherine Waterston in hypersleep”) in the movie – for all those who were worried about that sort of thing.

 

FIRST STILL OF HELEN MIRREN IN “FURIOUS 8”

Such a joy and an honor working with Helen Miren… Happy Toretto Tursday!

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The high octane team-up of Vin Diesel and Helen Mirren that you were all waiting for – in all its Instagram glory. I guess if Mirren’s character is so chummy with Toretto it means she won’t be playing the mother of the Shaw Brothers from the last two films – which really feels like a missed opportunity to me. But that’s just me I guess.

 

“SPLIT” TRAILER

You know what? I’m actually sort of looking forward to this. I never saw M. Night Shyamalan‘s “The Visit” – it being “found footage” and all really didn’t get my intrigue up – but this looks really interesting.

 

THE MOST PERFECT CASTING OF ALL TIME?

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Willem Dafoe has been cast as the voice the role of a “death god” Shinigami in Adam Wingard’s adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s manga “Death Note”. As you can see from the picture, the likeness is uncanny. “Death Note“, also starring Nat Wolff, Margaret Qualley, Keith Stanfield, Paul Nakauchi and Shea Whigham is due out on Netflix next year.

 

FIRST TEASER TO CHRISTOPHER GUEST’S “MASCOTS”

Netflix released the first teaser to “Mascots” – Christopher Guest‘s first original feature since 2006’s Oscar buzz-centric “For Your Consideration”, starring Guest-regulars Jane Lynch, Fred Willard, Ed Begley Jr., Parker Posey, Bob Balaban, Jennifer Coolidge, John Michael Higgins as well as a lot of other folks – and boy does it look good.

 

“BAD SANTA 2” POSTER

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Yeah – the sequel no one expected but was announced earlier this year. And I gotta be frank here; even though many people say that it was Karl from “Sling Blade” or something that will be the role Billy Bob Thornton will always remembered from – I’ll say it’s the Bad Santa. And now we will be getting more, come November 23rd. More still images from the movie also got released.

You know – i kinda wish they went all the way and called this “Bad Santa 2: Santa Harder“. But that’s just me…

Love the “thisisBS”-hashtag though.

 

“DEADWOOD” MOVIE BEING WRITTEN, SAYS HBO

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Well – that’s what they say. HBO’s new head of programming Casey Bloys said that “David [Milch] is writing the script. We haven’t read it yet…I imagine it will be very good”. Well – duh. I guess we can put this in the “better late than never“-file.

 

OH – JUST IN CASE THIS GOT LOST IN ALL THOSE OTHER TRAILERS COMING FROM COMIC CON…

…the trailer for the fourth series of “Sherlock” also came out. And goddammit it looks as exciting as ever.

 

THE MOST IMPORTANT NEWS OF A FEW WEEKS AGO

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This is not a topic from this week, but from about two weeks ago, but I just felt I HAD to have it here as it’s a pretty major one. During the recent “Aliens” 30th anniversary cast/crew-reunion, James Cameron was giving all sorts of news, but the BIGGEST(in my mind) was the news that his 1989 filmThe Abyss” will FINALLY make it’s way into the Blu-Ray. Why is this such big news? Well – the answer is two-fold:

First: the home video release-history of “The Abyss” is really bad. The DVD-release of the movie is STILL only existing on non-anamorphic widescreen, which is a goddamned atrocity if you ask me (granted, there apparently is a Chinese DVD that was anamorphic, but who the hell has the chutzpah to try and hunt that one down? It’s like – one region out of all the existing ones. And that one doesn’t even have all the extras of the other releases).

Second: “The Abyss” really, honestly is the second-to-last REALLY GREAT James Cameron-film. The only one after this was “Terminator 2“, which Cameron is also re-releasing as a 3D version later this year as he also told in the same interview.

 

SPIT-TAKE OF THE WEEK

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Apparently Peter Block, the producer of the “Saw“-franchise, has gotten the rights for the classic Stan Winston-directed, Lance Henriksen-starring 1988 film “Pumpkinhead” and is in the process of making a reboot on it. Yeah – I sorta expected some reboot-news after my little vacation and boy was it a sad one.

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Oh! There was also that other thing where Channing Tatum is now set to star in a remake of Ron Howard’s “Splash”. But there’s a TWIST, see – apparently it wil be TATUM who is the Mer-Man now. How clever.

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That is all.

 

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Coming from the frozen wastelands of Finnish tundra. Mr. Better seeks warmth from his television & home theater and all the wonders they provide. He occasionally dabbles in the arts of drawing and photography.

  • I_am_better

    Just to elaborate on my “second-to-last REALLY GREAT James Cameron-film”-comment, as I felt this would’ve taken too much space on the article itself

    After T2, Cameron has made three films:

    True Lies: an action-comedy, where the comedy really never worked (except the Bill Paxton-bits. Tom Arnold is just playing the only part he ever could, which is holy fuck-annoying. and the action is still partially great, but escpecially the end with all the Harrier VFX has just dated very badly.

    Titanic: a completely one-sentence high-concept thing: “Romeo & Juliet on the Titanic”. Looks great and all but could’ve as easily be titled “The Ship of Sterotypes”.

    Avatar: a motion capture/CGI/3D technology-demo wrapped inside of Cameron’s greatest hits/Ferngully/Dances With Wolves and again a whole heap of stereotype characters.

    So there.

  • CoolHandJuke

    At least Titanic had tits. For the longest time I thought it was called TIT-anic. I also drink bleach for breakfast!

  • I_am_better

    Fair enough

  • CoolHandJuke

    I’ve been waiting too long for more Deadwood. I also waited too long to take a shit. I guess that’s why I shit my pants, except I wasn’t wearing pants…

  • I_am_better

    Thanks to Dee(tm) for that header art.

  • Bop

    “who in their right mind even thinks Rotten Tomatoes’ or EVEN the Imdb’s scoring systems have EVER been a valid meter of film critisism?”

    Tell ’em, ABs.

  • Bop

    Despite all the negative reviews I felt like seeing Suicide Squad in the cinema. Then I saw it was 3D and I thought:”FUCK THAT SHIT.”

  • I_am_better

    XD

  • I_am_better

    No 2D screenings?

  • Bop

    This is what I want in a Suicide Squad movie.

    Deadshot being that loose cannon psycho that he is.
    Deadshot severely disliking Boomerang
    Boomerang being a piece of shit
    Harley being Harley
    Waller being a nasty bitch
    Violence
    Very black humor

    This is what I will probably get

    Deadshot being a pussy
    Hardly any interaction between Deadshot and Boomerang
    A bland Boomerang
    A lousy Harley
    A bland Waller
    Little violence
    Lousy humor.

    And it doesn’t help it is PG-13 either.

  • Bop

    Nope. No 2D screenings. Motherfuckers.I will never ever watch a 3D movie in cinema again. I fucking hate 3D.

  • I_am_better

    I’m two minds about the thing. On a few movies its worked; like “Gravity” and “The Martian” – but those were slow-paced films. On fast-paced ones like “Fury Road” it just feels like too much.

  • I_am_better

    Even in our little local one man-operated theater there’s usually both 2D/3D screening on various days

  • Bop

    I could see slow movies being perfect for 3D. Problem is most movies I like are not slow.-paced. 😉

  • I_am_better

    Yeah. Also, Animated movies seem to work pretty well in 3D. But that’s probably because they are made that way from the start.

  • I_am_better

    How’s thing otherwise, Bop – I hope you’ve had at least some kind of holiday this summer.

  • Bop

    I am not so ok at the moment due to some problems at home.
    I really need a vacation but that will only be at the end of September. I am not giving my body enough rest for sure.
    I hope you have recharged your batteries.

  • I_am_better

    Oh, man – sorry to hear that.
    The break did me some good. Hope you’ll get yours.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    There must be. I’ve never heard of a film that was released in 3D only.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    I disagree. Thoroughly. But you know that already, and I don’t want to cause any aggro at the SN because it’s a chill place and I get along with everyone here. I save my assholish, contentious comments for AICN, a shithole that deserves them. XD

    I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again: I’ve never seen any cause to claim Titanic and Avatar as anything other than superbly crafted and legitimately great movies – beautiful imagery; classic, universal, well-told stories; relatable characters and genuine emotion. The fact that they resonated with the global millions, on a level so high that they put all other recent blockbusters to shame (Avatar’s foreign gross: just over $2 billion. Nearest top non-JC movie’s foreign gross: barely over a billion), tells you everything you need to know.

    The real reason Avatar and Titanic aren’t afforded a seat at the cool kid’s table with Terminator and Aliens is nothing to do with their stories and characters and everything to do with them not being movies designed to appeal mainly to geeks. I think Sagamanus said it best: if Cameron had made Avatar an all-out action film, with no greater complexity and with the Na’vi as blue vampires and the soldiers as the heroes, the geeks would have been cradling his balls.

    Also, to play devil’s advocate: JC’s previous films could be argued to be full of stereotypes – or more properly archetypes – as well, and so could everybody else’s. Yes, that includes Star Wars. And the Indiana Jones films. And every superhero film. Shit, even Gone with the Wind is full of stereotypes. That the nature of most genre films and even classic Hollywood films, especially ones that deal on the level of the primal and the mythic. But Cameron’s traditional story beats really work, and work better than most, because he invests them with real heart and earnestness.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Kate’s tits were tremendous: luscious, soft, and round. They also afforded us perhaps the last glimpse of a nipple in a PG-13 flick.

  • I_am_better

    No problem; We agree to disagree then. That was just my personal opinion. I just feel that the bigger the canvas Cameron has painted his films on, something – call it the human element or whatever – was kinda lost.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    We’ll see what he does with the Avatar sequels and how he expands or subverts the first film; I don’t see him being blind to the criticisms he’s received about the story. Maybe he’ll change your mind and defy expectations. He and his team of writers have certainly spent a long time on those scripts, which can only be a good thing in these days of rushed schedules (Suicide Squad’s script farted out in six weeks, by all accounts).

  • I_am_better

    Just regarding the “human element” and “The Abyss”: I feel like the Bud & Lindsey relationship in “The Abyss” was one of the best relationships between Lead characters in a scifi film I have EVER seen. I guess, as Cameron had had multiple divorces at the time, he brought some really personal stuff into that one.

  • Toruk_Makto

    I’m still going to watch it…but my expectations have been thoroughly tempered.

  • Toruk_Makto

    Reminds me of a John Sandford novel.

    Two Mexican hit men are about to torture and kill this guy for information. He decides his only option for escape is to get to the bathroom, lock the door, and call for help.

    So the guy loosens his bowels and shits his pants.
    The stench was awful…

    “I shit my pants man…ah god..I fuckin shit my pants!”

    The Mexicans…completely disgusted with this display started to escort him to the bathroom as shit was beginning to ooze everywhere.

    Just as they reached the door…he breaks free, slams and locks the door, dives into the bathtub (where he is marginally protected from the hail of bullets that soon followed) and bellowed for help.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Absolutely. His first wife was also a waitress at Bob’s Big Boy, just like Sarah Connor in T1, so there are definitely many things in his filmography based on his exes and past relationships.

  • KilliK

    and that bastard Jim got to draw them. I wonder if he personally auditioned them to see if they were fit for the most memorable scene in the movie.

  • KilliK

    amen

  • KilliK

    your opinion is wrong. that’s the fact.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Unfortunately, he says on the commentary that Winslet was wearing a bathing costume when she posed for his sketch, and that he had to imagine what her tits looked like!

  • I_am_better
  • KilliK

    I dont believe him. he is just protecting his star. I am sure that british slut not only flashed them for him but asked him to touch them and tell her how they feel. for artistic reasons.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Probably true. They capture her real ones too accurately, right down to the nipple/areola size.

  • KilliK

    what do you mean? that they CGI-ed her tits in that scene?

  • Full Frontal Throttle

    Yawn……same ole story

  • Full Frontal Throttle

    ….but of course…..

  • Full Frontal Throttle

    Agreed

  • Full Frontal Throttle

    I’m There!

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    No, the tits in that scene are real. They filmed the nude scene after Jim made his drawing. I meant that, despite his claims of innocence, he must have seen them before he made his sketch, like you said. He couldn’t have guessed what they looked like so accurately otherwise. Her real ones are exactly the same as the drawing.

  • Full Frontal Throttle

    That’s the best way to approach the film. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • Full Frontal Throttle

    It is a good film. I enjoyed

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Oh…it’s you again…

  • KilliK

    exactly, it makes more sense that way. and what was her problem anyway, she showed them to an entire crew but she hesitated to expose them to the director in private? or Jim was too shy for having a naked actress in front of him while he was alone? come on now, he was lying in the commentary. I bet he even fucked her. while wearing his flippers.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    LMAO

  • Full Frontal Throttle

    We shall see. I doubt it, but if he does….he has a couple of awesome films under his belt. No high expectations for these films, which hopefully plays out like it does sometimes in which the film actually knocks you on your ass.

  • KilliK

    name of the book?

  • Full Frontal Throttle

    …yes……me again…….

  • Full Frontal Throttle

    I thought by now you would have gotten over your obsession of all things James Camerooooooooooon, but I guess not. All hail tha King!

  • Toruk_Makto

    Stolen Prey number 22 of the Lucas Davenport series.

    I’m waiting for Netflix to take the series and produce a novel a season. Okay…praying for Netflix.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    You could leave and return here five years from now and I’ll still be saying exactly the same things. Reliable as clockwork. Believe it!

  • LOL@Americanized Death Note Movie. Dafoe or No, I have my doubts about this same as with Ghost in the Shell.I never watched any of the Deadwood episodes and don’t care for Sherlock. (Luther is more my thing. Idris, FTBW!) Anyway, welcome back K!

  • Yanno, you could be right about this.

  • XD Most of it is overrated and the trend is phasing out as there are less 3D Blu Ray Players and TVs being manufactured. I’m just happy with a 55-60 inch 2D LED screen. Fuck 4K, that shit is unnecessary and if you want crisp visuals, put on a pair of glasses! I’m not seeing this over the weekend because it’s the missus’ Birthday ergo, SS is NOT in our plans. (0=

  • I converted a few Movie files to 3D for my Samsung gear VR and the live action films work better than animated clips but that’s not to say that the animated films under performs, its good but Live action is better, much better.

  • He is entitled to form his opinion same as you and everyone else.
    There’s no middle ground here, either you agree or agree to disagree.

  • ErnestRister

    Ghosts of the Abyss was really good. Haven’t seen Monsters of the Deep.

  • I heard that the company that cut the trailer actually got to make a cut of the feature film ( !! ) and the movie playing in theatres right now is a mix of Ayers cut and theirs .

    If that is true………. Ayer should have said Fuck DC/Warner at the screening.

  • KilliK

    he is entitled to form his opinion. but that doesnt mean his opinion is correct. and it’s not that I personally disagree with him, it’s that he is factually wrong.

  • I_am_better

    Might be some contract thing. “Thou shalt not speaketh ill of thou Warner/DC” – or something…

  • Dee-abolik

    Who knew that it would be good for something?

  • Dee-abolik

    But she was at her must lucious in “Quills”.

  • Dee-abolik

    I am very excited. Is not released here till 18th, sadly.

  • Dee-abolik

    Bad Santa 2 has no Lorelai Gilmore? 🙁

  • KilliK

    thanks

  • KilliK
  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Yeah, she looked good in that movie. Too bad there weren’t more nude scenes, though. I think Paul Verhoeven was originally slated to direct Quills and I really wish he had.

  • True Lies is Cameron’s only attempt at comedy. Its fun .

    Titanic. 3 fucking hours !!!!

    Avatar. Saw it once. Im drawing a blank here…….

  • But Cameron wasn’t making Terminator and Aliens for “geeks” though. So ….? Nor was the Star wars and Indiana jones movies made and targeted to some sub culture. All i know is that Avatar and Titanic is not really memorable. Not for me anyway. That scene where Arnold elbows Bill Paxton however will stay with me forever. Comedy gold !

  • he’s thinking about that basketball match i bet .

  • ErnestRister

    More like you don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    I said *mainly* designed to appeal to geeks/science fiction/genre fans. In the same way that Lucas designed Star Wars for kids first and foremost (he’s said this), but because it was so well-done it had crossover appeal to all ages.

    Both Terminator and Aliens were heavily promoted in magazines like Starlog back in the day. It doesn’t mean that non-science fiction fans didn’t like them, too; I’m just talking about who the core audience was. Titanic and Avatar were obviously designed from the very start for broader appeal – eg. females, older folks, and foreign audiences (more emphasis on archetypal stories, romance and visuals than techy dialogue and intense violent action) – as much or more so than the teen/twenty/thirty-something males and fanboy demographics. The audience they reached was far vaster than the earlier films.

  • Bop

    “If you want crisp visuals put on a pair of glasses.”

    Preach, brother, preach.
    With all those new formats coming out I wonder when sharp enough is sharp enough. It is not as if your eyes get better when most of the population today stares at their phones all day.

    Happy birthday to the Missus, bro.

  • Bop

    I will have to wait and see. In the meantime I saw Mechanic 2 by Statham. What a boring movie. Am I getting too old or has my tolerance for crap sharpened?

  • Bop

    Are you familiar with the comics?

  • Bop

    There is no 2D version in the redneck hick town I live in, only a 3D version.
    I did see there was a 2D version in Amsterdam, but I am too lazy to go sit in a car for 1,5 to 2 hours just to see a movie that might be a big disappointment.;)

  • Dee-abolik

    It’s such a mediocre movie the way it is.

  • Full Frontal Throttle

    I am

  • Bop

    Did they do it a bit justice or was it just a movie with the characters in it?

  • Coupon: The Movie

    Not only that but a 4k player is useless without a 4k television to see it. Blu Ray is just fine with me.

  • Coupon: The Movie

    Along with the 50’s and the early 80’s, this will be the third time 3D has proven itself to be nothing more than a trend. You’d think Hollywood would take the hint.

  • Methinks its the latter, Bro.

  • Just gimmie a 60′ 1080p LED and I’m content. This 4K is not as innovative as some would say. Instead its another ploy to run out and spend more money as with 3D Televisions and Virtual Reality goggles. Yes, I liked the Gear VR for its potential, (Plus it was cheap.)but afterwards I don’t see it as the “Next big thing”. Thanks for the Birthday wishes, Brother! She had a blast while I had a bellyache via over indulging in deserts and alcohol. Another celebration will follow shortly so I have to show a little restraint. XD

  • ErnestRister

    Jungle Book in IMAX 3D was stunning…like Avatar, then Life of Pi, it just set the bar for visual f/x. If I was an f/x house nominated for a vfx Oscar next year, I wouldn’t even bother renting a tuxedo.

  • ErnestRister

    My parents’ 25 year old TV blew, took them to go get a new set, wound up picking up a 4k UHD set. It’s stunning. However, you have to have a very large television to even see the difference between 4k and standard HD. Best qualities are refresh rate, contrast, black levels and color. Sharpness really isn’t an issue between 4k UHD and 1080p unless you have a very large tv, and even then, you’d have to be a videophile.

    My dad spends most of his time watching STARZ Western Channel (and falling asleep 10 minutes in to whatever he’s watching) and even old crappy episodes of Bonanza look astonishing.

  • Bop

    Bon appetit.

  • Thanks, Meng!

  • Coupon: The Movie

    Yeah, I feel that way about HD broadcasts in general. It’s astonishing to see an old show from the 60’s or 70’s and now be watching it in higher clarity than when it originally aired. I just don’t think at this point, it’s worth the upgrade for most people. Blu Ray is treating me pretty great.

  • Coupon: The Movie

    I believe you. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Jungle Book effects. Prometheus, Avatar and The Martian are the only ones I’ve really enjoyed in 3D but even then, I wouldn’t have minded IMAX at all. To me, that format is much more impressive than 3D. The clarity and the large format are even more immersive to me because of no low light issues and the fact that “stacking layers” in 3D in order to create an immersive environment, wears off after about the first 15 minutes for me. All those films I mentioned above I would’ve enjoyed just as much in IMAX. The Dark Knight and Interstellar sequences still blow me away.
    Plus, the IMAX cameras, while still a bit difficult; are still easier to use than 3D which I’ve heard from AC’s and camera houses that those are a nightmare. The IMAX cameras are still improving their gear so they’re only going to get easier to use.

  • ErnestRister

    It’s too soon…most of the planet just switched to HDTV’s. When technology outpaces demand, you get a company trying to make a market rather than support a market, if that makes sense.

  • ErnestRister

    I get a kick out of seeing older films converted to 3D by people who are invested in making a quality presentation. I’m no fan of the dialog of in Titanic, but good Lord, that film is amazing in 3D. Jurassic Park? Looks like it was shot for 3D from the outset. The Little Mermaid? Stunning — they made the film look like it was shot by the classic multiplane camera. Finding Nemo? Because the entire movie is about spatial relationships, it might be the best 3D movie ever made.

    This may be heresy, but Nightmare Before Christmas 3D? I think that version hurts the movie…the more unreal that movie is, the better.

  • Coupon: The Movie

    That’s true. I do too. I forgot about that but that’s a very good point. I’m dying to see the Predator 3D conversion and what I really love about the older titles are the really old ones. I’ve read and heard a lot about how amazing the 3D version of Creature From The Black Lagoon was especially the underwater scenes. They said it was like being underwater with the characters yourself. The other day I saw the 3D version of that one on Blu Ray. That’s awesome. I got pretty excited to see Metalstorm on 3D Blu Ray as well. If they keep releasing titles like that and conversions like you mentioned (I would still love to see the pod race sequence from Phantom Menace in 3D), I might have to spring for that technology later. I think it may just be better for home use than in the theater where you can have direct control over the specs instead of having to sit through a theater experience that’s too dark because the projectionist forgot to replace a low bulb.

  • Coupon: The Movie

    That’s an excellent point. I think that’s a very accurate description of what’s happening. I also think it has something to do with the quality of movies today too. The better the storytelling, the more people want to see those stories presented in the best possible manner. I know it’s an easy go-to but Transformers isn’t going to make people invest in this kind of technology so they can see metal car parts smash together in the highest possible resolution. Imagine if this technology was released in the 90’s. People would be falling over themselves to upgrade.
    But yes, you nailed it when you say a they’re trying to make a market rather than support one. It’s really putting the cart before the horse.