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Posted by Paint CHiPs on 02-16-2004 07:00 AM:

Random Bits of Movie News

I'm getting tired of putting in bits of crap here and there. So I'm just going to dump it here from now on.

A couple of bits from Weekly Recap at AICN that caught my eye:

Outkast's Andre 3000 and Harvey Keitel will join John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Danny DeVito, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Vince Vaughn, James Gandolfini, Cedric the Entertainer and Christina Milian in MGM's GET SHORTY sequel, BE COOL, based on the novel by Elmore Leonard, for director F. Gary Gray.

Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy will star in New Line's THE MAN for director Les Mayfield (BLUE STREAK). Penned by Jim Piddick and Margaret Oberman, and rewritten by Steve Carpenter, the story was developed for the last two years as a starring vehicle for Levy, who'll play a bumbling traveling salesman who stumbles into an ATF sting. Jackson will play an ATF agent who is forced to make an ersatz partner of the salesman, lest his undercover operation go awry.

Nicole Kidman has made a pay-or-play deal to star with Will Ferrell in BEWITCHED, based on the TV series, for Columbia Pictures, Red Wagon and writer/director Nora Ephron. Shooting will start this summer.

* Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (AMERICAN SPLENDOR) are in talks to rewrite and direct a remake of BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN for Universal Pictures and producer Brian Grazer. Their concept for the project is set in contemporary Gotham, centered on a young woman attending college. After being haunted by someone else's memories, she gradually discovers that she died and was then unnaturally brought back to life.

The fourth INDIANA JONES movies has been put on hold as a new script draft is commissioned. Frank Darabont had been brought in to script a concept the trio liked, but sources close to the production said Lucas was unhappy with the draft. Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford will now bring aboard another screenwriter to hone Darabont's script.


Posted by DevilMoon on 02-16-2004 07:10 AM:

The Man might be ok, the rest sounds like crap.


Posted by mmmtravis on 02-16-2004 08:09 AM:

elmore leonard really has to stop letting his crap be adapted.


Posted by Smug Git on 02-16-2004 09:49 AM:

Man, I was hoping that there would be some 'movie news' that George Lucas' ego had crushed the man right into his own arsehole, from which situation he is never expected to recover. Although they'd probably just send Leonard Maltin back up there with a video recorder and a spotlight, to collect the Great Man's thoughts

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Posted by urbanjunkie on 02-16-2004 09:53 AM:

quote:
Originally posted by Smug Git
Man, I was hoping that there would be some 'movie news' that George Lucas' ego had crushed the man right into his own arsehole, from which situation he is never expected to recover. Although they'd probably just send Leonard Maltin back up there with a video recorder and a spotlight, to collect the Great Man's thoughts




rumour has it, george lucas is planning episode 7, 8 and 9 of the star wars trilogy. it will be dedicated to smug of course.


Posted by mmmtravis on 02-16-2004 10:39 AM:

i think instead of making a 7,8, and 9, if they really wanted to continue the franchise they could try some spin-off movies like maybe one featuring bobba fett (recasted, of course), or the rogue squadron, or maybe yoda or samuel l. as a youngin', or, better yet, another ewok adventure!


Posted by Smug Git on 02-16-2004 12:13 PM:

quote:
Originally posted by urbanjunkie
rumour has it, george lucas is planning episode 7, 8 and 9 of the star wars trilogy. it will be dedicated to smug of course.


George Lucas is pushing the limits of 'how much shame can one person possibly bear' back with every day that he lives.
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Posted by urbanjunkie on 02-16-2004 01:17 PM:

thankfully my post was a lie. but then you knew that.

we can only pray that GL doesnt venture into a new trilogy. ever.


Posted by aminal on 02-16-2004 02:21 PM:

quote:
Originally posted by urbanjunkie
rumour has it, george lucas is planning episode 7, 8 and 9 of the star wars trilogy. it will be dedicated to smug of course.


there was some talk of this recently because Peter Mayhew's contract stipulated that he'd be in 7,8 and 9 apparently.
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Posted by urbanjunkie on 02-16-2004 02:40 PM:

i'm willing to bet, that at some point it will happen. though, for obvious reasons, it wont continue directly from jedi (like the novels and comics).

in fact, i'm begging to the cinematic gods it happens - just for smug to suffer a little bit more...


Posted by Musashi on 02-16-2004 04:45 PM:

the rumors i had heard about 7,8,9 was that he may hand it off to spielberg.. but who knows


Posted by mmmtravis on 02-16-2004 11:56 PM:

you all whine about it as if it would be as sacreligious as paint chips masturbating with a crucifix. you're all a bunch of fucking pussies. you dont have to actually see the movies, do you realize that? yeah, episodes 1 and 2 have been pretty disappointing, but i'd rather have a relatively crap star wars film to watch than none at all. a wonderful universe has been created, and the more stores i get out of it the better. all you fuckers do is whine about movies.... stop fucking seeing them then.


Posted by Hawley Griffin on 02-17-2004 12:24 AM:

quote:
Originally posted by mmmtravis
you all whine about it as if it would be as sacreligious as paint chips masturbating with a crucifix. you're all a bunch of fucking pussies. you dont have to actually see the movies, do you realize that? yeah, episodes 1 and 2 have been pretty disappointing, but i'd rather have a relatively crap star wars film to watch than none at all. a wonderful universe has been created, and the more stores i get out of it the better. all you fuckers do is whine about movies.... stop fucking seeing them then.


you do realize that no one will listen to the advice you just gave away for free!!!

oh to hell with it..ill join you

if you don't like hollywood..go watch european or indian movies..THERE IS A LIFE BEYOND THE HOLLIWOOD!!!
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Posted by GimpyDivo on 02-17-2004 01:08 AM:

i think star wars fans would watch a regular show based on rogue squadron. the premise is a little too close to space: above and beyond tho so it might not be too well received with the rest of the demographics. im rooting for a show based on a jedi acadamy a la knights of the old republic.
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Posted by GimpyDivo on 02-17-2004 01:10 AM:

quote:
Originally posted by Hawley Griffin
you do realize that no one will listen to the advice you just gave away for free!!!

oh to hell with it..ill join you

if you don't like hollywood..go watch european or indian movies..THERE IS A LIFE BEYOND THE HOLLIWOOD!!!



bollywood movies rock and i watch eori movies on showcase all the time (so much so that im learning spanish and french ). ever watch hollywood/bollywood? its basically an americanized version of a typical bollywood movie.
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Posted by Paint CHiPs on 02-17-2004 03:45 AM:

ITEM: Quentin Tarantino has been honored with being the chairman of the jury at Cannes this year.


Posted by flocat on 02-17-2004 05:48 AM:

Heard this one yet? Simpsons movie set for 2006. There's a storyline and junk.

http://www.cinescape.com/0/editoria...this_cat=Movies


Posted by Smug Git on 02-17-2004 09:05 AM:

quote:
Originally posted by mmmtravis
you all whine about it as if it would be as sacreligious as paint chips masturbating with a crucifix. you're all a bunch of fucking pussies. you dont have to actually see the movies, do you realize that? yeah, episodes 1 and 2 have been pretty disappointing, but i'd rather have a relatively crap star wars film to watch than none at all. a wonderful universe has been created, and the more stores i get out of it the better. all you fuckers do is whine about movies.... stop fucking seeing them then.


I offer opinions about movies. By and large, I don't go to see them, but when I do (mostly on planes, nowadays), I offer my opinion about them.

Star Wars 1 and 2 weren't any worse than the original three films. In terms of SF, the Star Wars universe is hackneyed and dull; I can't see any justification of the films in terms of the greatness of their setting. It is a western, set in space, for children, and kids love it. Most adults who loved it as kids seem to love it as adults.
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Posted by Cockney_Rebel on 02-17-2004 10:08 AM:

quote:
Originally posted by Smug Git
Star Wars 1 and 2 weren't any worse than the original three films.


What!?!?! Episode's 1 & 2 are awful, granted. But how can you say that 'The Empire Strikes Back' was just as bad. IMO it's the daddy of all the films. I'm shocked.


Posted by urbanjunkie on 02-17-2004 10:43 AM:

star wars aint half as bad as smug makes out it is. and empire is a great movie.


Posted by Smug Git on 02-17-2004 10:45 AM:

They aren't the worst movies ever made, by a very long shot. I think that they are perhaps the most overrated movies ever made.

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Posted by urbanjunkie on 02-17-2004 10:51 AM:

as a kid, i grew up watching them - so what you noted before is a valid point.

i think star wars is a great movie along with empire. over-rated? i wouldnt say that. its probably more to do with the fact they are based on an un-original structure. you mentioned cowboys in space. its more akin to knights in shining armour.


Posted by Hawley Griffin on 02-17-2004 12:52 PM:

quote:
Star Wars was a strange conglomeration of influences, one part "Knights of the Round Table," one part New Age religion, one part Western, one part The Dam Busters, and one part samurai movie. Actually, it was about 30 parts samurai movie, specifically a little-known Kurosawa flick called The Hidden Fortress.

In The Hidden Fortress, a short cheerful guy and a tall fussy guy escort a haughty princess and a warrior to an impregnable fortress. The princess gets her comeuppance and learns to relate to the common people, while the warrior engages in a saber duel with a former friend. In "Star Wars," a short cheerful robot and a tall fussy robot run around with a haughty princess and a warrior, making stops at a hidden rebel base and battling an impregnable space station. The princess gets her comeuppance and learns to relate to the common people, while the warrior engages in a lightsaber duel with a former student.

The fact that Star Wars was inspired by The Hidden Fortress isn't such a big deal. After all, lots of movies are inspired by other movies. What's depressing about the Star Wars series is that almost all of them are "inspired by" Kurosawa's black-and-white masterpiece.

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Posted by urbanjunkie on 02-17-2004 01:29 PM:

inspiration is a good. just ask QT.


Posted by mmmtravis on 02-17-2004 01:34 PM:

i bet half the movies that allegedly rip off some obscure kurosawa flick are written and directed by people who haven't even seen the film or heard the tale.

[bp speak]
p.s. by "obscure" kurosawa flick, i mean any film that isnt roshomon or seven samurai
p.p.s. i'm not making any direct implications about the genesis of the star wars films in particular, just that many films are occused of being obscure kurosawa knockoffs, and i doubt all of those involved have even experienced the source material
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