Upcoming 2017 films

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July 24th, 2017 at 11:21:01 AM permalink
ams288
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It's got to be popcorn, as the overhead on the syrup for the "all flavors" soda machine has got to be more expensive than a 50 lb bag of corn, oil, salt, paper bags, and the electricity to run a popper that hasn't been cleaned since the Carter administration.


I worked at a theater in high school. Those poppers get cleaned every night. And it was a real pain in the ass to have to do it...
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July 24th, 2017 at 11:46:11 AM permalink
rxwine
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Quote: Ayecarumba

The trailer for "Dark Tower" looks like fun. I may spend the money to see that one in the theater.


I remember the Dark Tower series being a big thing among Stephen King fans at one time. The books, that is.
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July 24th, 2017 at 12:00:11 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: rxwine
I remember the Dark Tower series being a big thing among Stephen King fans at one time. The books, that is.


Still is. His best work by far, started in
the 70's. I didn't start reading King
till the early 90's, I always thought
he was a hack because of his reputation.
One of the best writers there is, I
devoured his stuff. I've read a lot of them
2-3 times, like Salem's Lot. Only read
'It' once, scared the crap out of me. He
nailed every fear you ever had as a kid.

If you've never read Stephen King, I
envy you. Start with The Stand, a
good book to read in the summer
because it takes place in summer.
My brother read The Shining all
alone, trapped at home for 3 days
by a blizzard. I don't think he ever
got over it.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
July 24th, 2017 at 1:21:36 PM permalink
ams288
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I'm re-reading IT right now in preparation for the movie. Can't wait. I'm ~700 pages through, out of 1050.
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July 24th, 2017 at 1:27:12 PM permalink
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Quote: Evenbob
I didn't start reading King
till the early 90's, I always thought
he was a hack because of his reputation.
One of the best writers there is, I
devoured his stuff. I've read a lot of them
2-3 times, like Salem's Lot.


I could have, and probably have, written this. Couldn't agree more.

On the fence about the movie, though. It's my fave book of all time. It's not so much wonder if I'll like it, but wonder if I ever could like it. Can someone paint a picture better than the one that's in your own head?
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July 24th, 2017 at 1:34:43 PM permalink
rxwine
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Quote: Face
I could have, and probably have, written this. Couldn't agree more.

On the fence about the movie, though. It's my fave book of all time. It's not so much wonder if I'll like it, but wonder if I ever could like it. Can someone paint a picture better than the one that's in your own head?


It's more a treat when some director makes a fairly good movie from a popular book. What writers can pull off, like rewrites, often are expensive in investment for movies if they don't get it right the first time.
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July 24th, 2017 at 1:51:31 PM permalink
Evenbob
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It's my fave book of all time.


The first DT book is the best, read it 5 times.
The others are good, not as good as the first
one.

Salem's Lot can't be beat for sheer creepiness.
It makes vampires seem very real, not like the
H-wood crap you see in the movies. There is
absolutely nothing romantic about them or
their existence in King's world.

King is the master at interweaving the world we
see every day, with the supernatural world
he creates. One slips nicely into the other and
you hardly notice.
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July 25th, 2017 at 8:32:35 PM permalink
zippyboy
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Quote: Evenbob
Start with The Stand, a
good book to read in the summer
because it takes place in summer.
My brother read The Shining all
alone, trapped at home for 3 days
by a blizzard. I don't think he ever
got over it.

I've read the Stand a couple times, maybe time to read it again. Shame the TV miniseries was so bad, hiring popular actors-of-the-year instead of good actors IMO. Maybe in time Hollywood will re-do it in a movie franchise like Lord of the Rings.

The Shining has been done a couple times, once with Kubrick and once a made for TV movie as I recall that was more true to the book (like the garden coming alive). Kubrick was such a gifted director, but I didn't like the ending of his version.
July 25th, 2017 at 10:38:10 PM permalink
rxwine
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Quote: zippyboy
Kubrick was such a gifted director, but I didn't like the ending of his version.


Just watching the trailer makes me want to watch it again. Kubrick was such a perfectionist, except he did do things his own way..

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July 25th, 2017 at 11:00:48 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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Some questions:

What is DT?

Is it The Stand or the Strand?

I might favor the notion of vampires being hidden amongst the ordinary and not having any special powers of detection by friend or foe. Seems more sensible.

Directors? Heck, remember Bullitt and its car chase scene that set the standard for decades...all the script said was "(Car Chase)".
Actors? In the Heat of Night when the White Chief of Police and the Negro Detective from Philadelphia talk and drink beer in the Chief's home, there was no script or suggested dialogue at all.
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