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#1 Posted by Rorie (2697 posts) -

We're recording one in a couple of hours, so any questions? I likely won't take everything, like we used to do on screened - will probably try to lean towards stuff that we can actually answer and have fun with. Sometimes on the Screenedcast we'd run into questions that I had no idea how to answer well, so don't feel too bad if I skip a question or three this time around!

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#2 Edited by Oldirtybearon (4594 posts) -

How come movies are shit and all the good storytelling is on television?

Seriously.

edit: I'm assuming this is a thread to post questions considering there's no details in the OP.

#3 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2495 posts) -

What foreign movies have you guys really liked over the last year or so?

(My personal recommendation over the last couple of years is the Indonesian film, The Raid: Redemption - you should TOTALLY watch that)

You're the guys who convinced me to watch Old Boy, and man that was SO worth it. Heck, Korean cinema is wonderful - and I have y'all to thank for my appreciation of it.

Edit: as a follow up question;

What are your thoughts on the development of Old Boy's western adaptation (casting, etc)?

#4 Edited by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

You "likely won't take everything"?!
What are you, a monster? do you really hate puppies, is that it?!!

I don't even know what life is anymore!
You're right, I don't have any questions, I just wanted to question your love for puppies.
"Won't take everything" .. what a world!

I'm gonna go cry in a corner now, Rorie, thanks! 'notmanlytearseither'

#5 Posted by Wampa1 (626 posts) -

@rorie: What's your take on all of the "Boycotting" that seems to happen when TV shows take risks in storytelling? Do people really want the unpredictable and shocking moments that HBO offers or do they really want more TV to resemble comfort food with clean plots and happy endings?

#6 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Which of you would be willing to watch the DragonBall live action movie?

*Cough cough*

Do you feel that direct to DvD movies get a bad rap?

A case of this is The Dark Knight Returns. It was an amazing piece of work.

#7 Posted by Video_Game_King (36012 posts) -

What would you say is the Citizen Kane of movies?

#8 Posted by EXTomar (4499 posts) -

Do you feel like there is a return of the "anthology horror movie" with stuff like V/H/S?

#9 Edited by VierasTalo (677 posts) -

Rorie, do you still despise Roman Polanski?

#10 Edited by JackSukeru (5903 posts) -

I never know what's going on with movies so I have no questions, but when you guys ran Screened I was at least a little bit updated and I appreciated that.

I like that you're back doing this Podcast is what I'm saying.

#11 Edited by ThePickle (4153 posts) -

Thoughts on Community season 4 and the news about Harmon probably returning for season 5?

#12 Posted by mellotronrules (1172 posts) -

@rorie How are you guys feeling about Pacific Rim? As a huge Godzilla (OG, goofy Japanese movies- not that Matthew Broderick abomination) fan, I'm feeling pretty excited about it. Do you both have any kaiju film favorites of your own?

#13 Posted by TheDigitalistic (65 posts) -

Iron Man, Star Trek, and Fast/Furious already released, and aside from a few outliers (Pacific Rim / Man of Steel), there doesn't appear to be much left to be excited about (to me at least) for the summer.

In my mind, this means that the big "summer blockbuster movie season" has mostly come and gone already, despite the fact that summer has not even started yet.

Am I crazy? Are there a bunch of movies that I'm simply not aware of? Why does "summer" seem to keep happening earlier each year?

#14 Posted by Strife777 (1503 posts) -

How do you guys feel about the upcoming Riddick film? Yesterday, I watched Pitch Black and I still find it very entertaining/good. Chronicles of Riddick on the other hand, is definitely not a great movie, but I find it has some redeemable qualities.

#15 Posted by DharmaBum (1046 posts) -

Have you or Alex seen Upstream Color? Best movie I've seen this year so far.

#16 Edited by Brewmaster_Andy (520 posts) -

Talk about Game of Thrones and the pros/cons to that sort of adaptation. I know a lot of people freaked out over the Red wedding episode.

#17 Edited by GeekDown (1170 posts) -

I'm a huge fan of Ingmar Bergman and as a Swede he's been incredibly important to our culture. He's actually being put on one of our new bills when we update the art on our currency next year. Anyway, I don't know how familiar you are with his work, but if you are, what is your favorite movie of his?

#18 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

The film "Americano" with Joshua Jackson and Dennis Hopper changed my life. It inspired me to walk across Spain on the thousand year old pilgrimage route, The Camino de Santiago. That trip sent me down a whole new path in life, getting me back in school. Has a movie ever changed your life? How?

#19 Edited by Thrillhouse87 (228 posts) -

Have any of you two read the dark tower series by Stephen King? if so, do you believe a film adaptation will ever happen? Would it work best as a movie series or a TV show?

#20 Edited by TooWalrus (13137 posts) -

How well do you suspend your disbelief? After Earth was a good movie overall (well, I personally didn't hate it), but I found myself rolling my eyes quite a bit. Being saved by the giant bird, the fact that kid went from waking up from being paralyzed to sprinting so quickly, the fact that the apes wouldn't chase kid through the river (even though apes can swim just fine). I liked it, but god damn is it silly.

#21 Edited by Lucifunk (12 posts) -

Now that Tarantino, Smith, and Lee are getting old who would you say are the young indy guys changing how things are done these days.

#22 Posted by CrusaderNoRemorse (12 posts) -

Did you get a chance to watch Only God Forgives, the new Winding Refn's movie? If so did you like it? What do you think of the general reception that movie got at Cannes, considering it is so wildly different from Drive?

#23 Edited by SeanFoster (856 posts) -

You can only see one as yet unreleased 2013 film the rest of the year - what is it?

#24 Edited by FunkasaurasRex (847 posts) -

Have either of you watched the new season of arrested development. If so, what are your thoughts on it? Also what @thepickle asked

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#26 Edited by EmuLeader (558 posts) -

Do you think the Arrested Development season lived up to the hype? If not, what does that mean for the movie? Do you guys think that this type of TV show would even fit the movie format?

#27 Edited by Fredchuckdave (5339 posts) -

Is fear a choice?

#28 Posted by johncallahan (543 posts) -

@extomar said:

Do you feel like there is a return of the "anthology horror movie" with stuff like V/H/S?

I like this question.

#29 Edited by Demoskinos (14562 posts) -

How do you feel living in a world where a sequel to Grownups exists?

#30 Edited by Fredchuckdave (5339 posts) -

How well do you suspend your disbelief? After Earth was a good movie overall but I found myself rolling my eyes quite a bit. Being saved by the giant bird, the fact that kid went from waking up from being paralyzed to sprinting so quickly, the fact that the apes wouldn't chase kid through the river (even though apes can swim just fine). I liked it, but god damn is it silly.

*stares blankly in disbelief* Well uh... Yeaaaaahhhh... That's uh not the case. I guess there's still more room to go down for M. Night Shyamalan.

#31 Edited by Kidavenger (3510 posts) -

What videogame franchises do you think need to be turned into movies?

Why haven't videogame based movies been able to reach the same audience that comicbook movies have been exploiting for the last 10 years?

#32 Posted by Dylabaloo (1549 posts) -

Have you guys been keeping up with your cinema going since the death of the Screenedcast?

#33 Posted by cheddartyme (133 posts) -

is there a movie where your love of puppies and cinema collide.

#34 Posted by uniform (1832 posts) -

@geekdown said:

Anyway, I don't know how familiar you are with his work, but if you are, what is your favorite movie of his?

If answered, my guess is one, or both, will choose The Seventh Seal. My favorite is Wild Strawberries, which happens to be getting a Criterion Blu-ray next week.

#35 Posted by Gatehouse (581 posts) -

How much of an impact do you think Netflix creating their own shows will have on the world of TV? Both in terms of the business end and the creative end (I interviewed Eli Roth and he said that not having to put in cliffhangers and stingers totally changed the creative process) do you think it's really going to shake things up?

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#36 Edited by Devise22 (202 posts) -

Thoughts on rumors of Christopher Nolan taking over the Bond film franchise now that Sam Mendes is out?

Also excited or not excited for Michael Bay doing the new TMNT live action? :P

#37 Edited by BlastProcessing (912 posts) -

What is the most absurd idea for a movie you've ever had? I've found myself wanting to adapt any of Kool Keith's albums (whether it be Dr. Octagon, Black Elvis, Dr. Doooom) into a movie, and make a straight to HD-DVD sequel of The Wash starring Action Bronson and RiFF RAFF. Surely you guys dreamed up concepts as ridiculous as those.

#38 Edited by TheMasterDS (2015 posts) -

Before a movie a few weeks ago I saw a trailer for Joss Whedon's take on Much Ado About Nothing which stars all of Joss Whedon's actors. What do you think of directors/creators/whatevers who play favorites like that and also do you have any take on it that film?

#39 Edited by ArbitraryWater (11477 posts) -

How excited is Rorie for Grown Ups 2?

#40 Edited by TooWalrus (13137 posts) -

@fredchuckdave: I have a soft spot for cheesy si-fi (and will smith), leave me alone. Besides, I don't really let ratings dictate what makes a movie "good" to me or not- I love going to those Resident Evil movies every time, even though they review horribly.

#41 Posted by Fredchuckdave (5339 posts) -

@toowalrus: Resident Evil is campy and entertaining action; After Earth is maybe one of the worst movies of all time. There's nothing wrong with liking mediocre movies or silly action movies; I liked both Expendables movies, I liked the first GI Joe movie, I love Arnold movies no matter how bad they are (keeping in mind some of them are ridiculously awesome); After Earth is a boring piece of shit though with absolutely no charisma and pretty much solely unintentional comedy to run it. I suppose if you want to watch a Uwe Boll movie for comedy purposes then you might like After Earth, but I think it's too boring to really hold up compared to Uwe Boll's masterpieces.

#42 Posted by TooWalrus (13137 posts) -

@toowalrus: After Earth is maybe one of the worst movies of all time.

Awe, I think that's a pushin' it, a case of hyperbole, there are a lot of bad movies out there. It's definitely mediocre, but I really like some of the concepts behind After Earth- I dig the idea that humans return to Earth after abandoning it a thousand years ago- human eyes seeing vast rivers and forests after living on a desert planet for centuries had the potential to be powerful (even if it wasn't executed perfectly.) Some of the other choices they made, like the planet freezing over every evening and the enemies being blind were definitely lazy (though I did think the concept of ghosting was alright.) Yeah, it's not great, but I don't think it's totally unbelievable to hear someone say "It was good, I liked it."

#43 Posted by maskedarcstrike (701 posts) -

@rorie: What are your thoughts on Grown Ups 2?

#44 Edited by development (2073 posts) -

Real interested in some Game of Thrones talk, assuming you've both gotten caught up on it. I feel it being attached to HBO and it having high production values and amazing writing warrants at least some vague appreciation on a movie podcast.

#45 Edited by Yummylee (21255 posts) -

Is Christopher Lee immortal?

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#46 Edited by Mendelson9 (402 posts) -

What's up with Year of the Cage? Will we ever get The Rock review. It would be sad if this little project never got finished.

Also, do you know what's the deal with all those videos you guys made on Screened? It seems like new management is not going to do in-house videos and im afraid eventually those videos are going to be taken off the site. Do you have any say on how those videos are used.

#47 Edited by Wrighteous86 (3745 posts) -

Do you think there's any future in the type of "tied experience" attempted with the SyFy show Defiance and its MMO?

What should Game of Thrones do to deal with the fact that they are catching up to Martin's books and will probably outpace him at this rate?

What obscure Marvel character would you like to see get their own movie?

Do you think it's a mistake for DC to try and chase after the Avengers approach, when they could be just following the Dark Knight formula and getting good writer/directors to put their personal stamp on a hero-by-hero basis?

Thoughts on the Grumpy Cat movie?

#48 Edited by Winternet (8006 posts) -

Should [insert name of something that is popular right now, hell I don't know] talk?

#49 Posted by csl316 (8111 posts) -

I hate to ask, but Year of the Cage was about to hit The Rock and didn't. Can Alex confirm it's dead? Because I'm still foolishly holding on to hope.

#50 Edited by gkhan (417 posts) -

Have you or Alex seen Upstream Color? Best movie I've seen this year so far.

Exactly my question. So, so good.