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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Omigosh! Squee!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some wolvie solo comics are good. Some aren't. It really depends on the writer. Wolverine: Origins, for instance, is excellent. And i wouldn't even have noticed Deadpool if you hadn't mentioned him, Virt, though he ought to be present in any major examination of the weapon x program.

It's a real shame that the film rights to the various Marvel characters are owned by different studios. A crossover between The Avengers stable (particularly captain america...) and Wolverine would be awesome. And canonical. Weapon plus program and all that.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, it's official:

Rob Zombie is coming back to write and direct Halloween 2.

...I think I'm about to barf all over the forum.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pfft, I say. I've been hearing rumours of remakes of:

-"The Warriors" - they can't do this post-1980 without it being ridiculously camp, in a bad way.

- "The Lost Boys" - WHY. WHY DO YOU NEED TO.

- "Battle Royale" - I sense they'll end up casting Efron and one of the Jonas'. D: Though if they got in Samuel L. Jackson or Neal McDonough for the Kitano role, it might be worth it.

Though I am excited by the rumours of Ghostbusters 3 and Terminator Salvation. Very Happy And another film whose name I've forgotten. ><
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...it's not a rumor.

http://slasherp.nexcess.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5528&start=0
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Second Watchmen trailer

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=2VLA0tg5yI0
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I meant to post here on Saturday.

Watched Transporter on Friday. Really good movie, great action. You could see them pulling punches in a few scenes, and there was some Jackie Chan-esque choreography, but completely solid otherwise.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I own that on Blu-ray ^^

Part 2 as well. You should see Crank.

Anyway, the meat of my post:

TWO FAMOUS TWIST ENDINGS AND THE MOVIES THEY WERE STOLEN FROM

I know a lot of people talk about twist endings, and there are two in particular that are VASTLY overrated - mostly because they're completely stolen. This post, obviously, has spoilers.

THE SIXTH SENSE - 1999
In this movie, a little boy sees dead people, and only one therapist believes him and helps him.

It turns out the therapist is a ghost too, he just doesn't know it.

(Stolen from)
CARNIVAL OF SOULS - 1954
A woman escapes a car crash and retreats to a haunted carnival where she is spooked by ghosts.

It turns out she died in the crash and now she's a ghost haunting the carnival too.
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THE CRYING GAME - 1992
A British soldier is kidnapped by IRA terrorists and falls in love with one of them, a smokin' lady terrorist.

It turns out she's a man.

(Stolen from)
SLEEPAWAY CAMP - 1984
A shy girl, Angela, who lost her brother, Peter, and her dad in a boat crash gets sent to camp with her cousin Ricky by crazy Aunt Martha, and people who insult her are killed off.

It turns out she's not only the killer, but also a dude, namely Peter, since the real Angela actually died in the crash and Aunt Martha raised Peter as Angela so she could have a daughter.
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By the way, there are 3 Sleepaway Camp sequels out RIGHT NOW. None of those other movies got any sequels XP
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to be brutally honest, but I've seen the 'sleepaway camp' trope of 'someone taking on the identity of their brutally killed sibling/miscellaneous relative for various reasons' in a number of places, including manwha and manga. Taking another person's identity for your own isn't always a common theme, but it pops up a lot in 'avenging the family' stories, IIRC.

As for the gender confusion, what about 'Boys Don't Cry', based upon the real events of the murder of 'Brandon Teena'?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...which is not the context in which it was used in Sleepaway Camp. Peter didn't take Angela's identity, but was forced into it by her Aunt who wanted a girl to raise. And it's not even close to a family revenge story... it's a movie that plays with morals, sanity, and homosexuality.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The point I'm trying to get across is that it's not entirely fair to say that the endings/twists were 'completely ripped off' - perhaps I should have been more blunt on that point.

I have read material of a similar vein to Sleepaway Camp, and from the descriptions you given us, in both comparisons, the only thing that these films have in common is the Big Twist, really. The themes and genres are different, and they have completely different Concepts of Otherness. I don't want to be rude, but personally, I feel like it's not entirely compare films when there's only really one thing connecting them that I can see.

As for 'ripping off', I won't launch into the whole "Seven Stories" argument bar from stating the fact that just because you use a similar twist, doesn't render the other story/film/comic invalid. The films will use twists in different ways, and for it to be a complete knock-off, they'd have to more-or-less have the exact same cinematography style... exact same everything really.

I don't intend to criticise, but I'd suggest that if you're going to tell us that you feel like Crying Game and Sixth Sense were just knock-offs of these older films, I think it would be fairer to say why specifically in your review, rather than just compare the synopsises, because for people who haven't watched the film, it's not very accesible or easy to understand.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not really as simple as the movies stealing them straight out of other movies, although in some cases this obviously happens. Creative works are derived from a much broader cultural and enviromental background.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not saying they're knockoffs, I loved The Sixth Sense. I'm just saying that people shouldn't hail them as the most original shockers in cinema (Many do). The "Blatantly stolen" part was comedic exaggeration.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nem wrote:
It's not really as simple as the movies stealing them straight out of other movies, although in some cases this obviously happens.

Rear Window and Disturbia. u_u
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True that XD

Not to mention any movie by The Asylum Inc...

Transmorphers, The Day the Earth Stopped, When A Killer Calls... seeing a pattern? XD
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