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New Movie Release Discussion / Re: Dunkirk
« Last post by Caleb Paasche on Today at 10:35:59 pm »
the man doesn't take chances with his films.
Balderdash. Pure balderdash.

I actually agree with Frank quite a bit on this. Nolan has some range, but he doesn't tend to stray away from what's easily marketable. I can't imagine him making something like, say, Silence...
I'd argue that Interstellar wasn't necessarily very marketable. Big budget, original sci-fi is fairly rare in and of itself, but add in the three-hour runtime and I'm honestly surprised that movie got made. As for Silence, while I really liked that movie, its box office performance really shows why there just aren't very many films like that.

What are you talking about? Interstellar was extremely marketable. Matthew McConaughey had just won an Oscar when it came out, and the marketing heavily pushed the movie's dazzling visuals and epic scope. I'm just saying, the last movie he made that didn't have an action or sci-fi angle to it was Insomnia, which was way back in 2002. Those genres are tailor-made for trailers and marketing campaigns. When I think of directors who take risks, I think of Fincher, Kubrick, or Scorsese. Not Nolan.
Yeah, I guess I was really referring to the wrong thing. Interstellar was a significant risk, but it was also fairly marketable because of what you said. I'm not sure a magic film like The Prestige qualifies as much of a sure thing either though (and Inception was a risk in its own right); it's really just the Batman films that were safe from a financial standpoint and even those did something new with the genre.

The Prestige is more of a risk than the others, I'll give him that. But again, it came out the year after Batman Begins, and it starred Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman, both of whom had been massive box office draws for the previous few years due to their respective superhero franchises. Plus The Prestige was only one of three magician movies to come out in 2006, so from a financial standpoint it wasn't exactly common knowledge back then that magic movies were a risk.

I have no idea how you'd call Inception a risk; it's got an all-star cast and people hailed it as the second coming of The Matrix when it was released.
Referring to Inception, I guess I'm looking it at it from the point of view of the studio greenlighting the project. Sure, by the time it was released it was all but confirmed to do well, but I'd imagine that giving the go ahead to a big budget project with a script as complex as Inception's may have been a tough sell.
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New Movie Release Discussion / Re: Baby Driver
« Last post by John Tyler on Today at 10:25:31 pm »
This was probably the most fun I've had in the theater so far this year. An absolute blast.
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Baby Driver: 10/10
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New Movie Release Discussion / Re: Dunkirk
« Last post by Diego Tutweiller on Today at 09:44:16 pm »
the man doesn't take chances with his films.
Balderdash. Pure balderdash.

I actually agree with Frank quite a bit on this. Nolan has some range, but he doesn't tend to stray away from what's easily marketable. I can't imagine him making something like, say, Silence...
I'd argue that Interstellar wasn't necessarily very marketable. Big budget, original sci-fi is fairly rare in and of itself, but add in the three-hour runtime and I'm honestly surprised that movie got made. As for Silence, while I really liked that movie, its box office performance really shows why there just aren't very many films like that.

What are you talking about? Interstellar was extremely marketable. Matthew McConaughey had just won an Oscar when it came out, and the marketing heavily pushed the movie's dazzling visuals and epic scope. I'm just saying, the last movie he made that didn't have an action or sci-fi angle to it was Insomnia, which was way back in 2002. Those genres are tailor-made for trailers and marketing campaigns. When I think of directors who take risks, I think of Fincher, Kubrick, or Scorsese. Not Nolan.
Yeah, I guess I was really referring to the wrong thing. Interstellar was a significant risk, but it was also fairly marketable because of what you said. I'm not sure a magic film like The Prestige qualifies as much of a sure thing either though (and Inception was a risk in its own right); it's really just the Batman films that were safe from a financial standpoint and even those did something new with the genre.

The Prestige is more of a risk than the others, I'll give him that. But again, it came out the year after Batman Begins, and it starred Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman, both of whom had been massive box office draws for the previous few years due to their respective superhero franchises. Plus The Prestige was only one of three magician movies to come out in 2006, so from a financial standpoint it wasn't exactly common knowledge back then that magic movies were a risk.

I have no idea how you'd call Inception a risk; it's got an all-star cast and people hailed it as the second coming of The Matrix when it was released.
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New Movie Release Discussion / Re: The Dark Tower
« Last post by Gold Jeffblum on Today at 09:19:40 pm »
If Goldblum likes this film then I'll like it, if not then I won't.
Same here.
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New Movie Release Discussion / Re: The Dark Tower
« Last post by Diego Tutweiller on Today at 09:17:46 pm »
I was really excited for this until I saw that trailer.
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New Movie Release Discussion / Re: It
« Last post by Gold Jeffblum on Today at 09:04:12 pm »
The hype is real.

Dark Tower looks terrible though.
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New Movie Release Discussion / Re: The Emoji Movie
« Last post by Caleb Paasche on Today at 08:59:40 pm »
Has the potential to be Sony's best movie in years.
Given your love of Inside Out I assumed you'd be a lot more... aggressive towards this film, given how blatantly this movie rips it off (and as Goldblum said, Wreck-it-Ralph).

This movie is getting exactly the amount of hate it deserves. I feel no need to add fuel to the fire. I'm much better off saving my energy for something like Kingsmen 2.
Fair enough.

With regards to subpar animation studios, Illumination needs to be disposed of more so since Sony is in its death throes anyway. That studio has dumbed children down to the point where they either can't detect its films' recycled plots or just don't care.
The sentence "With regards to subpar animation studios, Illumination needs to be disposed of more so since Sony is in its death throes anyway." had me laughing harder than it probably should've.
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New Movie Release Discussion / Re: A Ghost Story
« Last post by James Orenthal Cutler on Today at 08:57:52 pm »
The fact that it apparently has a 5 minute scene of Rooney Mara just eating pie tells me everything that I need to know about this pretentious garbage.

They are trying to top the 3 minute muffin scene from Generation... Um.
Now I'm curious what the record is for the longest single shot of a person eating in a film is.
Here

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=447G7TOjB-k
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New Movie Release Discussion / Re: Dunkirk
« Last post by Caleb Paasche on Today at 08:56:48 pm »
the man doesn't take chances with his films.
Balderdash. Pure balderdash.

I actually agree with Frank quite a bit on this. Nolan has some range, but he doesn't tend to stray away from what's easily marketable. I can't imagine him making something like, say, Silence...
I'd argue that Interstellar wasn't necessarily very marketable. Big budget, original sci-fi is fairly rare in and of itself, but add in the three-hour runtime and I'm honestly surprised that movie got made. As for Silence, while I really liked that movie, its box office performance really shows why there just aren't very many films like that.

What are you talking about? Interstellar was extremely marketable. Matthew McConaughey had just won an Oscar when it came out, and the marketing heavily pushed the movie's dazzling visuals and epic scope. I'm just saying, the last movie he made that didn't have an action or sci-fi angle to it was Insomnia, which was way back in 2002. Those genres are tailor-made for trailers and marketing campaigns. When I think of directors who take risks, I think of Fincher, Kubrick, or Scorsese. Not Nolan.
Yeah, I guess I was really referring to the wrong thing. Interstellar was a significant risk, but it was also fairly marketable because of what you said. I'm not sure a magic film like The Prestige qualifies as much of a sure thing either though (and Inception was a risk in its own right); it's really just the Batman films that were safe from a financial standpoint and even those did something new with the genre.
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