excited to see this next friday. I know graphics will be good… I hope the story is more original than “Oblivion” as so many are comparing the two films.
So, I watched “Oblivion” at some point last week. It was well done, visually. The plot was a bit predictable, especially if you’ve seen the much smaller but incredibly written “Moon” starring Sam Rockwell. It was a bit on the long side, but for some reason it still felt a bit rushed. I suppose Mr. Kosinski tried to cram too much material into the story. I absolutely hated the Tron remake, but this is much more promising. I’m sure he’ll make excellent sic-fi at some point in the future…
A little disappointed that JJ Abrams and Co couldn’t do something more than rip off the Dark Knight poster.
Looks good. I really hope its better than Quantum of Solace. Didn’t enjoy that much.
When asked why The Bodyguard was pulled from Netflix streaming following Whitney Houston’s death, Dan McDermott got the following response from a Netflix rep:
I just went and talked to my main supervisor as to why the movie had been pulled and the reason it was pulled was the production company pulled the streaming rights from us because all the publicity after Whitney Houston’s passing there was an opportunity to make really a very large amount of money on the DVD sales of her movies. So they’re going to pull all the streaming titles we have of Whitney Houston so they can make more money off the DVD sales of her movies.
What fucking scumbags. Not Netflix, which sadly has no control over situations like this, but the movie studio.
It seems like Hollywood is eyeing two business models in order to preserve their precious DVD sales (which are tanking more each day):
1) Make it basically impossible to rent a film. It used to be that you could rent a movie the day it came out for sale on DVD. Then it was 30 days later. Now it’s 56 days later. And you can’t even think about renting the films for 28 days.
As a reminder, torrents currently have no such window.
2) Hope and pray that big time stars die to temporarily boost sales. And instead of doing everything in you power to ensure that fans have easy access to remember the stars they cherished, pull all access except for the most expensive and limited variety in order to maximize profits.
I’m sorry but this is just business. If you liked The Bodyguard so damn much, you had 20 years to buy it/watch it. Why do people feel so damn entitled to art for free? When someone fixes your car, they’re doing their craft, should you be able to have it fixed for free? The DVD sales will make Whitney’s estate money for the work she did on this movie - I don’t see the problem. Yes, it is a necessary “evil” that the studio distributing it also makes money in the process, but that’s just how it works for these globally distributed major films. No one’s stopping you from picking up a guitar and entertaining yourself for free, but if you want big budget entertainment, you’re ignorant to think you deserve it for nothing.
This is ridiculous. nobody asked to be given a copy of the bodyguard for free. But everyone knows that discs are an outmoded form of distributing media and there are so many wonderful things (both for distributors and customers) to come out of the streaming/downloading options that it would be foolish to try and delay the swich-over from happening.
All MG is asking for is - don’t make it hard to rent a movie just because a star has died. And furthermore, don’t make it hard to rent movies period.
very nice looking scene. I’m gonna go watch this movie. #drive
“I’d like to do a Western. But rather than set it in Texas, have it in slavery times. With that subject that everybody is afraid to deal with. Let’s shine that light on ourselves. You could do a ponderous history lesson of slaves escaping on the Underground Railroad. Or, you could make a movie that would be exciting. Do it as an adventure. A spaghetti Western that takes place during that time. And I would call it ‘A Southern.’ I want to do movies that deal with America’s horrible past with slavery and stuff but do them like spaghetti westerns, not like big issue movies. I want to do them like they’re genre films, but they deal with everything that America has never dealt with because it’s ashamed of it, and other countries don’t really deal with because they don’t feel they have the right to.”
- Quentin Tarantino
“The fountain” has finally been added to netflix streaming! This film was directed by Darren Aronofsky, and I consider it to be the best romance film I’ve ever seen.