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Starsoft




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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's already a movie of hitch hikers guide to the galaxy on sale at an hmv near me.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe there was a British Hitchhiker's TV series; that's probably what that was.

Can't argue with the Sin City hype, it looks very exciting.

Thanks for the Daisy Duke, BTW.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There certainly was a radio Hitchhiker's series. I also remember a text-based computer game, where I could never get the aspirin (and thus, I really sucked at the game).

It's not getting a lot of publicity because it's a January movie, but Hide and Seek has a very good cast and could be a sleeper hit.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That kid is frightening.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some movies we get to look forward to next November/December:

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth in the series.
The Chronicles of Narnia, with a CGI lion.
Memoirs of a Geisha, with Gong Li and Ziyi Zhang (or Zhang Ziyi).
Walk the Line, a dramatization of the life of the late Johnny Cash.
The Pink Panther with Steve Martin as the bumbling inspector (this is scheduled for September).
King Kong, from Peter Jackson.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harry Potter - Well, I have read #1 and 2, but not seen the movies; I've seen the movie of #3, but not read the book. I really liked the Prisoner movie, and maybe by the time this next one comes out, I can get caught up on the books.

Narnia - Don't know a damn thing about this. Except that it's Christian. Not bloody likely.

Memoirs of a Geisha - Geisha? Ziyi? I could be persuaded.

Walk the Line - Ehh. Too many biopics lately.

Pink Panther - Steve Martin is great writing/performing his own stuff, but I don't trust him in something Hollywood-y like this. Why not Rowan Atkinson? That would be funny.

King Kong - I guess I can't rule it out, but... why?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Chronicles of Narnia were written by C.S. Lewis, a good friend of Tolkien, and are widely considered one of the all-time classic series of fantasy literature. I was never a big fan, but they COMMAND RESPECT!! Yes, Lewis was a Christian, and stuffed in a lot of allegory; that doesn't mean they're not great.

My wife says: "I don't have much interest in Christianity, but these are some of my favorite books of all time."

Another Lord of the Rings connection, besides that Lewis and Tolkien used to read their drafts to each other in an Oxford pub, is that the creatures are being done by WETA, the LOTR special effects team. Honestly, I'm hopeful it's gonna be great.

Oh, and since we're getting all the great mid-century fantasy series made into movies, when are they going to adapt the Chronicles of Prydain? That would so totally rock.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will probably go see King Kong, just out of loyalty to Peter Jackson and my amusement at the casting (Jack Black and Naomi Watts? And I didn't even have to pay five bucks for the bathroom). I don't really feel there's any reason this movie needed to be made. But it's clear it's PJ's dream movie, and as far as I'm concerned he's earned it.

And needless to say we're pretty excited for Goblet of Fire around my house. Rumor has it they've deviated from the book in having Hermione kiss a boy in this one - though it's not either of our heroes. Emma Watson is on record wishing it had been Brad Pitt.

Speaking of which, I know at least one person on this board who may be glad that Jennifer Aniston is suddenly single. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, you've partially convinced me. I will see Narnia if 1) it gets good reviews, and 2) it doesn't make 900 million bazillion dollars. Because seven of the same movie? That'll get annoying. (Yes, I do like James Bond... now be quiet.)

Fantastic Four trailer is out. Pretty meh. I distrust trailers that refuse to show you anything for more than .1 seconds. Batman Begins looks better thought out.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2005 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read the Narnia books when I was very young, before I could pick up all the Christian stuff, and I loved them. In most cases a book's characters were seen only in that book, so I don't think the movies would be too similar too each other. More variety than Bond, at least....

Speaking of Bond, I buy into the Clive Owen as the new Bond hype....okay so I don't really care about Bond, but Clive can certainly move Closer to me anytime he wants.... haha, this board doesn't have any moderators yet to ban me for that pun.....

Memoirs of a Geisha is one of my favorite books! but I kind of want it to stay a book.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

(KHNH) wondered about this a long time ago, I just heard that they have asked British actor and comedian Stephen Fry to be the voice of the book in Hitchhiker's. My wife gives this the big thumbs up.

In case you're worried he lacks the requisite sense of humor, here was Fry's reaction to being offered the part:

"It's like having your birthday on Christmas Day, discovering a winning lottery ticket in your stocking and having chocolate poured all over you."
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alllll riiight! Stu has suggested we move the chatter about his fantasy life to its OWN TOPIC. So that's what we're doing. It is, after all, the most popular conversation going on around here.

Carry on with the movie talk, if you can pry yourselves away from Stu's new topic.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All right... the post that used to be here as moved to Stu's fantasy life where it belongs.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oliver wrote:
(KHNH) wondered about this a long time ago, I just heard that they have asked British actor and comedian Stephen Fry to be the voice of the book in Hitchhiker's. My wife gives this the big thumbs up.

In case you're worried he lacks the requisite sense of humor, here was Fry's reaction to being offered the part:

"It's like having your birthday on Christmas Day, discovering a winning lottery ticket in your stocking and having chocolate poured all over you."


My God. Surely he is the Host of Hosts! I Looooove Stephen Fry. I've even read his books. HEARTS! Hearts EVERYWHERE!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Episode III opening scroll.

"War! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing. Good God, y'all."
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a new Hitchhiker's Trailer, with actual scenes in this one.

Looks pretty cool, though I am a little concerned that it doesn't get too slapstick.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oliver wrote:
(KHNH)In case you're worried he lacks the requisite sense of humor, here was Fry's reaction to being offered the part:

"It's like having your birthday on Christmas Day, discovering a winning lottery ticket in your stocking and having chocolate poured all over you."


Beautiful! But the mixed-metaphor award still goes to Futurama:
'When we hit that bullseye, all the dominoes will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate!'
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:04 pm    Post subject: Movies Reply with quote

Underworld:Evolution

Supposedly coming out in December. Long wait.

Oh, and there is a movie coming out that is the story of times sorrounding the making of the movie Deepthroat, staring Linda Lovelace. It is supposed to be all about the pornography revolution and even include scenes from the original movie that drove a nation to the theaters. I'm was probably very young back then so i don't remember this giant porn craze but i say hell yeah.
Either bring a poncho or wait for the dvd.

Fantastic Four has suffered the fate of commercialism. Sin City looks promising, they're staying panel for panel to the comic or some shit.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Movies Reply with quote

Dahaka wrote:
Underworld:Evolution


Wasn't the first one a flop?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Movies Reply with quote

Dahaka wrote:
Oh, and there is a movie coming out that is the story of times sorrounding the making of the movie Deepthroat, staring Linda Lovelace. It is supposed to be all about the pornography revolution and even include scenes from the original movie that drove a nation to the theaters. I'm was probably very young back then so i don't remember this giant porn craze but i say hell yeah.
Either bring a poncho or wait for the dvd.


It's out, and you can leave the poncho home unless the perv in the row behind you is way quick on the trigger; I understand the clips total about 30 seconds, scattered throughout. This is an actual documentary - interviews, social commentary, the whole lot.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Movies Reply with quote

NukeTheSiteFromOrbit wrote:
Dahaka wrote:
Underworld:Evolution


Wasn't the first one a flop?


Not really. While the gross in the U.S. was a modest $52 million, the movie only cost $23 million. Add in foreign grosses, and you can probably tack about $10-15 million more. That's a good profit margin.

The documentary on Deep Throat, called Inside Deep Throat, is more about how the movie changed culture. I don't think bringing a poncho will work, but from what I've read (which is all I have done), it's a quick scene showing the specialty of Ms. Lovelace.

I just find it ironic that Lovelace began denouncing porn soon afterwards, and Harry Reams (the male star) became a born-again Christian.
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2005 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I reckon Star wars Ep' three looks KILLER, like anikan's new persona.
Also, there's:

The Hitchhicker's guide to the Galaxy
Bloodrayne(E-mail me 4 h'information 'bout it. It was originally a game)
New Batman
possibly a Shrek 3
Maybe XXX2
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2005 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me just begin by stating just how much I enjoyed Sin City. It was like audiovisual candy.

Secondly, I think they did a great job with Hitchhiker's Guide. I feel it stayed very well in the spirit of the books if not quite the actual events (though it's been years since I read them).

Third, I can't help but be hopeful for Ep. III. I know that given the quality of the first two hope is dwindling, but the fact that it's carrying a PG-13 rating alone sparks a small light in the darkness, because it says to me that perhaps Lucas is going to quit pandering to the kiddies and make a real piece of storytelling again (and not just eye candy, comic relief and poorly written dialogue).

Fourth, and I can't believe no one on here has said anything about it, Kung Fu Hustle was hilarious. I don't think five minutes went by that I didn't laugh. Stephen Chow is extremely good at the kung fu comedy genre.

Fifth, Harry Potter 4 has one feature that disappoints me. John Williams is not writing the score. He's busy with Ep. III (I bought the CD and it rocks!), War of the Worlds, and Memoirs of a Geisha, and so (according to Film Score Monthly Magazine) he is not doing HP4. In his place is Patrick Doyle, who is listed on IMDb as also having done the music for Gosford Park and Bridget Jones' Diary (not exactly in the same vein as our little wizard friend's adventures), but I've been pleasantly surprised before... I hope it happens again (although no one can top Williams' work with the first three movies).

Finally, I am looking forward to Batman Begins, Fantastic Four (albeit guardedly), War of the Worlds (guardedly as well, but it can't be too bad because it has a Williams score), and a few others that I can't remember right now because I've made this post entirely too long.
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2005 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HP4 also marks yet another film franchise that Williams hasn't seen through to the end (Jaws and Jurassic Park the most notable others that I can think of off the top of my head), but that's ok because we have 6 great Star Wars scores to balance that out... Ok, this time I'm really done, I swear.
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2005 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, one more thing, and my apologies to anyone who might have felt offended or annoyed in any way by Part 4 (I think) in the long post... I just found the Kung Fu Hustle thread down the page a little bit... Rolling Eyes Oh well.
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