The Most Trusted Name In News

I can't figure out how I can possibly have less respect for CNN as a news organization. It's like I've reached some sort of Kelvin scale absolute zero point at which it is simply not possible to get any lower.

For the past 18 months, CNN's main objective has been to destroy Donald Trump. I realized this back in September when I went to CNN's main page, which I rarely do, and saw 6 features about Trump or his candidacy, and every one of them was negative, and highly critical. Every. Single. One. That's when I knew that there was something weird going on.

And really, once you understand this, their news coverage makes sense. "Trump's presidency must die" is the CNN party line. And it's so blatant I have trouble believing that the CNN bigwigs don't have a daily staff meeting where they consciously work out the details for maximizing their anti-Trump message. Did not one of their own employees, in the heat of the recent election season, actually claim that Trump was so awful that the abandonment of any and all journalistic standards was justified to in order to destroy him?

This seems to be CNN's new modus operandi. So their anchors and newsreaders say negative and critical things about him whenever they can.

--As do their in-house political pundits.

--And their guest political commentators.

--And whoever else they give airtime to.

Whenever some random guest is on, the CNN interviewer will try to get him to say critical and negative things about Trump.

"I think Trump is a bad president. Do you think Trump is a bad president? Here's a video clip that shows what a bad president he is."

And they expect the guest to say, "Yes, I think Trump is a bad president".

"Oh good, we're all agreed, then, that Trump is a bad president."

That's how CNN infobabe Brooke Baldwin thought it was supposed to work. Her guest was a Syrian victim of a 2013 gas attack. Plus, she had a video of Hillary teed up and ready to go to emphasize the anti-Trump talking point. So what could possibly go wrong?



Moral: Never ask your guest a question unless you know exactly how he's going to answer.

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And now for something completely different:

Here is a teaser trailer for the upcoming Thor movie. It doesn't look like a movie I'm going to be rushing right out to see, but I think the trailer is worth watching just for the awesome music selection they used to accompany it:

Yes, things go better with Zep!

Posted by: OregonMuse at 11:25 AM




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Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:27 AM (ELUpj)

2 Hmmmm.....

Posted by: Don Q. at April 11, 2017 11:27 AM (NgKpN)

3 CNN and United Airlines, both cudgel their audiences.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2017 11:27 AM (9qw5X)

4 ot, from New Scientist: 13000 year old teeth found in Italy have evidence of dentistry, specifically fillings. because stone age, the drilling was done with stone and the filling is bitumen.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at April 11, 2017 11:28 AM (NqyM4)

5 I did not make it through either of the first two Thor movies but I can honestly say that this looks 100x better than The Justice League.

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at April 11, 2017 11:28 AM (FqgrG)

6 KNN: Kamikaze News Network

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 11, 2017 11:28 AM (Nwg0u)

7 As I said on another blog- the use of Led Zepplin in this case is actually good and fitting.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 11, 2017 11:29 AM (+c7tK)

8 Thor: Now with more snark and sillies!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2017 11:29 AM (NOIQH)

9 I can't figure out how I can possibly have less respect for CNN as a news organization. It's like I've reached some sort of Kelvin scale absolute zero point at which it is simply not possible to get any lower.


I kind of can't wait to see what happens because you know the Universe is all Challenge Accepted.

Also wait isn't it today that Julian Assange said he was going to dump stuff about CNN? Because, you know, that would be just perfectly awesome.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 11, 2017 11:29 AM (mf5HN)

10 I must have fruit!

Posted by: Michael Palin at April 11, 2017 11:29 AM (bc2Lc)

11 As I said on another blog- the use of Led Zepplin in this case is actually good and fitting.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 11, 2017 11:29 AM (+c7tK)


Exactly.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 11, 2017 11:29 AM (SzBdI)

12 Looks a lot less gloomy than the second Thor movie.

Posted by: Red Green at April 11, 2017 11:30 AM (oVJmc)

13 CNN is bad...

But so is MSN, MSNBC, NBC... and all its interatives...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 11, 2017 11:30 AM (NgKpN)

14 That Thor trailer looks like a real hot mess...

Actually Flash Gordon will save everyone of us
https://youtu.be/LfmrHTdXgK4

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2017 11:30 AM (9qw5X)

15 . And it's so blatant I have trouble believing that the CNN bigwigs don't have a daily staff meeting where they consciously work out the details for maximizing their anti-Trump message.
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They probably do. Although it's not the bigwigs, it's more likely the lower level producers that get together with their staff and discuss the Daily Trump Hate.

How to stop it?

Easy.

Find a list of CNN advertisers. Boycott.

The only way to hurt them is to take away their ad money.

The
Only
Way

Posted by: shibumi at April 11, 2017 11:30 AM (FkAXz)

16 CNN coverage doesn't make me angry anymore, it just makes me laugh.

Posted by: BignJames at April 11, 2017 11:30 AM (x9c8r)

17 Counterpoint: I will be rushing out to see Thor 3 opening weekend.

Marvel MCU movies are the only movies I see in theaters anymore, and a lot of that is because of the big crowd that comes with. They've turned their movies into events.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at April 11, 2017 11:30 AM (72PAC)

18 ffs someone make a sore/Thor lisp pun so we can get that out of the way.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 11, 2017 11:30 AM (8nWyX)

19 I remember when CNN Headline News was watchable.

It is now a violently ill dog's breakfast.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 11, 2017 11:31 AM (B+qrE)

20 While filming the Thor movie they made a few silly clips about Thor and his roommate Daryl(not in the movie):

http://nerdist.com/
thor-and-roommate-darryl-video-mockumentary-doctor-stranger/

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2017 11:31 AM (NOIQH)

21 As the resident movie guy (I guess?), I just can't get excited about most new movies, especially super hero movies.

I'm glad that studios are FINALLY doing different things with them (Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier being two good examples), but there's just too many of them.

I had this complaint when Rogue One was announced. When I was a kid, there were 3 Star Wars movies. There was a universe of extra stuff, but the movies were special. Then, the prequels were announced. We were going to get 3 more movies, and each was an event (never mind the quality of the films themselves). The release of each felt unique. I remember sitting in the theater for Episode III thinking, "I'll never see another Star Wars movie in theaters again."

Now, here we are more than a decade later, and we're going to get a Star Wars movie a year until the end of time. It doesn't feel special anymore. It just feels like another franchise.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:31 AM (ELUpj)

22 I wonder which Infinity Stone will be in Thor 3. Besides the Eye of Agamotto, I guess.

Oh, and sorry. CNN has sucked ever since they started broadcasting. I love the confused look Wolf Blitzer gets when something even mildly complicated and unexpected happens.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at April 11, 2017 11:31 AM (PFy0L)

23 You KNOW that Hulk has to throw Thor around, and the say 'Puny Godling'...

Its almost mandatory at this point...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 11, 2017 11:31 AM (NgKpN)

24 Kassem Eid clearly does not have The Correct Politics. His name will be placed on the list of those Syrians unwelcome in the U.S after the Democratic Restoration. For her part, Brooke Baldwin must be punished for allowing this impertinent brown person to speak, unsupervised, at length.

Posted by: General Zod at April 11, 2017 11:31 AM (Bdeb0)

25 I know Camerota is a FOX News defector, are there others?

Posted by: Under Fire at April 11, 2017 11:32 AM (57R5r)

26 Also wait isn't it today that Julian Assange said he was going to dump stuff about CNN? Because, you know, that would be just perfectly awesome.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 11, 2017 11:29 AM (mf5HN)


He said this? OK. Whatever he does, I hope it's better than what James O'Keefe did a couple of months ago, after a big build-up about getting all sorts of inside dope on CNN, it turned out to be a big nothingburger.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 11, 2017 11:32 AM (SzBdI)

27 Top something.

Off to bed soon, gotta work tonight.

United still off the lows, but still down almost 4 percent and volume declining. Somebody will buy the dip, they always do.

Later peeps.

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 11, 2017 11:32 AM (Jcg9Q)

28 17 Counterpoint: I will be rushing out to see Thor 3 opening weekend.

Marvel MCU movies are the only movies I see in theaters anymore, and a lot of that is because of the big crowd that comes with. They've turned their movies into events.
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at April 11, 2017 11:30 AM (72PAC)

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We're getting 3 Marvel movies this year.

I don't think we define "event" the same way.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:32 AM (ELUpj)

29 I do so love that CNN clip.

It's actually astonishing that they aired it.

Posted by: bluebell at April 11, 2017 11:32 AM (0I1TG)

30 Yeah, been waiting for Immigrant Song to make it's way into the Marvel universe. I'm glad they shelled out the money for the original and not some lame cover version.

Also, for you semi-comicgeeks, it looks like they're using the plot of Planet Hulk, only with Thor in the Hulk role and Hulk in the...Silver Surfer role. I know, very inside baseball, but if you get the time and have the inclination, the Planet Hulk graphic novel is actually pretty good. And I say that as a non-Hulk fan.

Also CNN sucks and is literally Hitler.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 11, 2017 11:32 AM (zsHGH)

31 In Trumps America, Asian doctors on their way to save lives can be dragged off planes and beaten.

You know this narrative is coming.

Posted by: Ripley at April 11, 2017 11:33 AM (1BQGO)

32 Now, here we are more than a decade later, and we're going to get a Star Wars movie a year until the end of time. It doesn't feel special anymore. It just feels like another franchise.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:31 AM (ELUpj)

It is just another franchise...

but with Disney Princess's!

/spit

Posted by: Don Q. at April 11, 2017 11:33 AM (NgKpN)

33 ot, from New Scientist: 13000 year old teeth found in Italy have evidence of dentistry, specifically fillings. because stone age, the drilling was done with stone and the filling is bitumen.

Pfft.

Aliens.

Next.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 11, 2017 11:33 AM (B+qrE)

34 20 While filming the Thor movie they made a few silly clips about Thor and his roommate Daryl(not in the movie):

http://nerdist.com/
thor-and-roommate-darryl-video-mockumentary-doctor-stranger/

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2017 11:31 AM (NOIQH)

In my sleep deprived state my first thought was Daryl from Walking Dead.

Daryl from Walking Dead should ABSOLUTELY be in the MCU.

Make it happen Dr. Strange.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at April 11, 2017 11:33 AM (72PAC)

35 I'll say this again. There are no good guys in Syria right now. Take out Assad and ISIS or the muzzie brotherhood take over.

Damned if you do something, damned if you don't.

Posted by: Soona at April 11, 2017 11:33 AM (Fmupd)

36
I kind of can't wait to see what happens because you know the Universe is all Challenge Accepted.


This single sentence explains so much about Life that it should be the basis of a religion.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 11, 2017 11:34 AM (9q7Dl)

37 Thor: Now with more snark and sillies!
Posted by: Lizzy
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Looks like a CGI version of The Roadrunner/Wile E. Coyote cartoons.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 11:34 AM (NBHj5)

38 The Most Trusted Name In News

This isn't about Vic and JJ?

Posted by: mindful webworker's alternate reality at April 11, 2017 11:35 AM (DKgtk)

39 It took me a second to recognize Cate Blachet when I first watched it. Is that CGI at work? She looks... good as a brunette. (And that should tell everyone all they need to know about my taste in women.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 11, 2017 11:35 AM (+c7tK)

40 Did they steal Immigrant Song from an old bluesman?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 11, 2017 11:35 AM (IqV8l)

41 32
It is just another franchise...

but with Disney Princess's!

/spit
Posted by: Don Q. at April 11, 2017 11:33 AM (NgKpN)

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It didn't used to be. The original trilogy was something special. Something above other franchises. They were a saga, even with the prequels.

They were the granddaddy of all modern franchises.

And now it's common.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:35 AM (ELUpj)

42 Funny that I was just thinking along these lines on the weekend:

"Where the Hell did CNN come from? How did they get to be a respected News Organization? Why did NBC/CBS/ABC let them in?"

Commie News Network.

Posted by: JAS at April 11, 2017 11:35 AM (lcylG)

43 I thought Thor was a black chick now. Thoretta or something. Is this the movie where super handsome man transitions?

Posted by: Moron Robbie at April 11, 2017 11:35 AM (fD1ST)

44 Thor: Because the homoerotic symbolism of the other superhero movies wasn't obvious enough.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 11, 2017 11:35 AM (TOk1P)

45 Like somebody said on the ONT, they must have been itching to use the Immigrant Song with Thor.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 11, 2017 11:35 AM (RD7QR)

46 Brooke Baldwin is a One.

That is all.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 11, 2017 11:35 AM (BEMJs)

47 LOL! That was awesome! If that infobabe's lips were any more pursed, her face would collapse in on itself.

Posted by: Chris M at April 11, 2017 11:36 AM (eAZVt)

48 37 Thor: Now with more snark and sillies!
Posted by: Lizzy
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Looks like a CGI version of The Roadrunner/Wile E. Coyote cartoons.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 11:34 AM (NBHj5)

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Factoid: The CGI will get better.

CGI in early trailers are almost never final pass quality. They almost always get further improvements as the film gets closer to release.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:36 AM (ELUpj)

49 >>I know Camerota is a FOX News defector, are there others?


Morning host Keiran Chetry (sp?)
Kirsten Powers - Political commentary



Aaaaand Fox hired Howie Kurtz from CNN, who is such an unbearable, unwatchable hack.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2017 11:36 AM (NOIQH)

50 In Trumps America, Asian doctors on their way to save lives can be dragged off planes and beaten.

You know this narrative is coming.
Posted by: Ripley at April 11, 2017 11:33 AM (1BQGO)

It's not coming...it's a;ready here. Some on the left are doing exactly that. LMAO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 11, 2017 11:36 AM (KlI/a)

51 >>35
I'll say this again. There are no good guys in Syria right now. Take out Assad and ISIS or the muzzie brotherhood take over.
Damned if you do something, damned if you don't. Posted by: Soona at April 11, 2017 11:33 AM (Fmupd)

Michael Herr, author of "Dispatches," has an Air Force pilot giving his recommendation for the Vietnam War (paraphrased): "We kill everything, then we take a male and a female chimp up in a C-130, with parachutes. We kick them out, and tell them, 'this time, don't fuck it up.'"

Middle East solved. Next problem.

Posted by: General Zod at April 11, 2017 11:37 AM (Bdeb0)

52 About that Thor trailer, I would just like to point out that Thor's Hammer - Mjolnir - CANNOT be broken.

The suspension of disbelief is immediately broken. Very bad form. Dreadful misstep. Will. Not. See.

Posted by: Skunky Choom at April 11, 2017 11:37 AM (AeTx0)

53 Yet another CEO with the Trumpeter. Where the beck are my tax breaks and border wall?

Posted by: Under Fire at April 11, 2017 11:37 AM (57R5r)

54 We're on the road to becoming Chechnya and we're going to start executing gays. Because Trump!

Posted by: Joss Whedon at April 11, 2017 11:37 AM (FqgrG)

55 I didn't see any Natalie Portman in that trailer. That's an improvement.

(Myself from 15 years ago would be disappointed by that, but things change.)

Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 11, 2017 11:37 AM (S2VsH)

56 Now, here we are more than a decade later, and we're going to get a Star Wars movie a year until the end of time. It doesn't feel special anymore. It just feels like another franchise.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:31 AM (ELUpj)

To borrow TR's quote about reading: I watch movies to be entertained- not necessarily to be part of an 'Event'.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 11, 2017 11:38 AM (+c7tK)

57 52 About that Thor trailer, I would just like to point out that Thor's Hammer - Mjolnir - CANNOT be broken.

The suspension of disbelief is immediately broken. Very bad form. Dreadful misstep. Will. Not. See.
Posted by: Skunky Choom at April 11, 2017 11:37 AM (AeTx0)

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Burn every copy. May the movie never see the light of day.

It failed to adhere to fake comic book logic, so it must die.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:38 AM (ELUpj)

58 It is just another franchise...

but with Disney Princess's!

/spit

Posted by: Don Q. at April 11, 2017 11:33 AM (NgKpN)



A Whole New Woooooooorld...

Posted by: BurtTC at April 11, 2017 11:38 AM (TOk1P)

59 The longer he talked, the more she looked like she was sucking on lemons.

Posted by: Jaclyn at April 11, 2017 11:38 AM (kYmaP)

60 29 I do so love that CNN clip.

It's actually astonishing that they aired it.
Posted by: bluebell at April 11, 2017 11:32 AM (0I1TG)


It was their live feed.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 11, 2017 11:38 AM (SzBdI)

61 It doesn't help this Thor that the main villainess is a knock-off copy of Kate in her tight leather outfit.

Jeff Goldblum presiding over the gladiatorial games? Guess he needs the money.

And didn't James Kirk and crew just crash on that planet full of refugees?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2017 11:38 AM (9qw5X)

62 Ragnarok?

Just. Love. It.

Posted by: JAS at April 11, 2017 11:38 AM (lcylG)

63 >I know Camerota is a FOX News defector, are there others?

Wasn't Major Garret on Fox at one time?

Posted by: It's Me donna at April 11, 2017 11:38 AM (O2RFr)

64 CGI in early trailers are almost never final pass quality. They almost always get further improvements as the film gets closer to release.

The Star Wars prequels must have cut out that step in the process to save a few bucks. The CGI was for shit.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 11, 2017 11:38 AM (JZdsf)

65 We're getting 3 Marvel movies this year.

I don't think we define "event" the same way.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:32 AM (ELUpj)

I don't mean event as in 'rare,' but rather something people rush to see/talk about.

The whole interconnectivity of their movies and how it's all related and impacts other movies (actual effect of this can be debated) gets people talking and wanting to see what happens next.

Much more so than a one off movie, even if that movie may have sequels down the line.


To maybe illustrate more what I mean, among my family and friends, Game of Thrones has become an event.

I don't even particularly like it and normally wouldn't watch, but get a bunch of fans together in rooms across the island, and I'll tag along just to see their reactions.

I guess I'm trying to say 'event' as in fun far beyond just a movie.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at April 11, 2017 11:38 AM (72PAC)

66 By Grabthar's hammer, Thor is a bore!

Posted by: Doctor Lazarus at April 11, 2017 11:38 AM (bc2Lc)

67 CEO meeting. Hate the auto-pickle. Hate.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 11, 2017 11:39 AM (57R5r)

68 Does anyone remember laughter?

Posted by: Robert Plant at April 11, 2017 11:39 AM (JZdsf)

69 55 I didn't see any Natalie Portman in that trailer. That's an improvement.

(Myself from 15 years ago would be disappointed by that, but things change.)
Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 11, 2017 11:37 AM (S2VsH)

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She wanted to drop out of the franchise after her choice for director of the 2nd Thor movie didn't get past preproduction. It was a gender thing since the director was a woman and the job then went to Alan Taylor, one of the main directors of Game of Thrones.

He then went on to shit the bed with Terminator: Genisys (which is just...awful).

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:39 AM (ELUpj)

70 The Fake News Media, and the left in general, are trying to use 1984 as a how to guide.

Trump is their Emanuel Goldstein.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2017 11:39 AM (eSx+E)

71 52 About that Thor trailer, I would just like to point out that Thor's Hammer - Mjolnir - CANNOT be broken.

The suspension of disbelief is immediately broken. Very bad form. Dreadful misstep. Will. Not. See.
Posted by: Skunky Choom at April 11, 2017 11:37 AM (AeTx0)

Well, I was more pissed by Cap not being able to lift the hammer in the Avengers, if we want to get pedantic.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 11, 2017 11:39 AM (+c7tK)

72 Hulk is my guy because. . . rage.

Just pure rage.

(Puny gods.)

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 11, 2017 11:40 AM (4AVeu)

73 It's actually astonishing that they aired it.



Posted by: bluebell at April 11, 2017 11:32 AM

Live TV. It's a bitch.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 11, 2017 11:40 AM (S2VsH)

74 y'all can hate on the Thor trailer all you want, but if I could buy my ticket now I would. :-P

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at April 11, 2017 11:40 AM (4df7R)

75 >>I didn't see any Natalie Portman in that trailer. That's an improvement.


The black gal is Thor's new love interest...

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2017 11:41 AM (NOIQH)

76 First they grabbed pussy, and ....
They grabbed the pussy Asian doctors, and...
Then they grabbed...
...
And then there was no one left to video record when they grabbed me.

Posted by: RioBravo at April 11, 2017 11:41 AM (SsblQ)

77
Aaaaand Fox hired Howie Kurtz from CNN, who is such an unbearable, unwatchable hack.
Posted by: Lizzy


His show is on directly opposite Brian Stelter's on CNN.
You can switch back and forth for the best effect.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 11, 2017 11:41 AM (IqV8l)

78 old OT- overbooking because passengers make reservations they don't use? My card gets charged when I make the reservation- not when I show up at the boarding gate. So overbooking is theft. IMHO

Posted by: free tibet with purchase of equal or great value tibet at April 11, 2017 11:41 AM (U4PcL)

79 Well, I was more pissed by Cap not being able to lift the hammer in the Avengers, if we want to get pedantic.

Maybe it's me - I thought Cap could lift it, but he faked not being able to because everyone before him tried and failed. I seem to recall the movie scene had Mjolnir wiggle a bit and only Thor caught it - hence the look they shared.

Again, maybe I read too much into the scene.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at April 11, 2017 11:41 AM (tVWQB)

80 The whole interconnectivity of their movies and how it's all related and
impacts other movies (actual effect of this can be debated) gets people
talking and wanting to see what happens next.
***
I wonder if this could be a model to make a series of Silmarillion movies?

But not by Peter Jackson, he lost his right after the terrible Hobbit movies.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2017 11:41 AM (eSx+E)

81 I'll say this again. There are no good guys in Syria right now. Take out Assad and ISIS or the muzzie brotherhood take over.
--

There was an interesting article in ZH about a year ago. The gist was that Pentagon created forces are at war with CIA created forces in Syria. This makes as much sense as anything else. The article also links a video from the UK, which basically says that everyone is randomly giving arms to both their friends and enemies.

/run away DJT, run away!!!

Posted by: shibumi at April 11, 2017 11:41 AM (FkAXz)

82 Terminator Genysis. I'm not really sure what happened. The Two leads were horribly miscast but then there's the story itself.....

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at April 11, 2017 11:41 AM (FqgrG)

83 For her part, Brooke Baldwin must be punished for allowing this impertinent brown person to speak, unsupervised, at length.

Posted by: General Zod at April 11, 2017 11:31 AM (Bdeb0)



It's like they don't teach them how to use the "dump" button or how to switch smoothly to "And now a word from our sponsor, George Soros!"

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 11, 2017 11:41 AM (gwPgz)

84 Brooke Baldwin (? whovevz) looks like she was sucking a lemon in that clip.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 11, 2017 11:41 AM (JZdsf)

85 @TJM

Just saw your Star Wars comment, and I agree with you when you speak of events in that way. Star Wars releases just don't feel special anymore. There is something to be said about diluting.

Though Marvel has done a phenomenal job keeping up the momentum however many movies in.

See my comment above for what I was referencing.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at April 11, 2017 11:42 AM (72PAC)

86 >>His show is on directly opposite Brian Stelter's on CNN.

You can switch back and forth for the best effect.



....or turn off the tv and read the Sunday Book thread!!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2017 11:42 AM (NOIQH)

87 65 I don't mean event as in 'rare,' but rather something people rush to see/talk about.

The whole interconnectivity of their movies and how it's all related and impacts other movies (actual effect of this can be debated) gets people talking and wanting to see what happens next.

Much more so than a one off movie, even if that movie may have sequels down the line.


To maybe illustrate more what I mean, among my family and friends, Game of Thrones has become an event.

I don't even particularly like it and normally wouldn't watch, but get a bunch of fans together in rooms across the island, and I'll tag along just to see their reactions.

I guess I'm trying to say 'event' as in fun far beyond just a movie.
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at April 11, 2017 11:38 AM (72PAC)

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I guess I can see that.

I was talking to my wife a few years ago that the only way for new creative ideas to seem to break through and become part of the cultural zeitgeist in any kind of permanent way is to be through series.

Harry Potter
Star Wars
Marvel
DC

It doesn't seem like one movie can break through anymore. In order to be talked about for any amount of time after its release, you need it to be a franchise.

Who talks about Avatar anymore? Yeah, we're getting a million sequels (at once), but it seems to have largely been forgotten by the culture in the decade or so since its release.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:42 AM (ELUpj)

88 I don't care if the movie sucks... I just want to stare at Thor......

Posted by: It's Me donna at April 11, 2017 11:43 AM (O2RFr)

89 I know we all agree that it's a given that the MSM and the Democrats are in cahoots. But CNN really does take it much further than that and it's obvious that they must have been an ACTIVE player in the Clinton campaign as well as the chief recipient of all the leaks that were coming out of the Trump campaign via Obama's surveillance which began when?? Around September.

If there was ANY doubt, Don Lemon Law gave it away when he shit all over the news that Rice was behind it...

Posted by: JoeF. at April 11, 2017 11:43 AM (7uYFy)

90 No but seriously, obviously Dinsey is now going to make "live action" versions of all their recent cartoons.

Live action Jungle Book, live action Beauty and the Beast.

So, live action Aladdin, will it be Selena Gomez as Jasmine? Or would it be rayciss not to have a muzzie do it?

Live action Little Mermaid... Ariana Grande?

Live action Pocahontas... hmmm... maybe the iCarly chick.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 11, 2017 11:43 AM (TOk1P)

91 I take it that this Thor movie is following the time-honored tradition of the sequel (or 3rd movie or whatever) taking the hero and having him lose his powers and have to work to get it back? I'm out. No offense to you guys who want to see it, but everything about this movie looks silly. If you want to watch it, you do you, but I don't think this one is for me.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 11, 2017 11:43 AM (KUaJL)

92 71
Well, I was more pissed by Cap not being able to lift the hammer in the Avengers, if we want to get pedantic.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 11, 2017 11:39 AM (+c7tK)

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"It moved."
-George Costanza

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:43 AM (ELUpj)

93 Disney has not forgotten Avatard, there is something called Pandora opening soon with them related to that movie.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2017 11:43 AM (9qw5X)

94 Aaaaand Fox hired Howie Kurtz from CNN, who is such an unbearable, unwatchable hack.

Posted by: Lizzy

His show is on directly opposite Brian Stelter's on CNN.

You can switch back and forth for the best effect.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 11, 2017 11:41 AM (IqV8l)


( *furiously scribbles notes* )

Posted by: The Barrel at April 11, 2017 11:43 AM (SzBdI)

95 Ha. I just watched it and, while it looks fun and goofy and Space Thor seems like a good way to tie in to the Star Wars crossover that's bound to be happening, I just saw that the Independence Day / Jurrasic Park "look at me I'm a scientist" guy is in it playing himself yet again.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at April 11, 2017 11:43 AM (fD1ST)

96
I didn't see any Natalie Portman in that trailer. That's an improvement.
***
Who knew her acting high water mark would be in The Professional?

Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2017 11:43 AM (eSx+E)

97 There never were good solutions in the Middle East, only less bad ones...HOWEVER...Fredo fucked things up so badly that it is damn near hopeless now and that is how I feel on my more optimistic days.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 11, 2017 11:44 AM (KlI/a)

98 Also.. Putin is now claiming the event in Syria was a false flag, and that he has information that says there will be more blamed on him and his nation.

Posted by: shibumi at April 11, 2017 11:44 AM (FkAXz)

99 Live action Pocahontas... hmmm... maybe the iCarly chick.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 11, 2017 11:43 AM (TOk1P)


*ahem*

Posted by: Elizabeth "Three Wolf Moon" Warren at April 11, 2017 11:44 AM (JZdsf)

100 Villain: If we just break his hammer, I think we can take him.

1000 Other Villains Thor Has Faced Before Now (in unison): WHY DIDN'T WE THINK OF THAT!


Posted by: Skunky Choom at April 11, 2017 11:44 AM (AeTx0)

101 Oh dear....OregonMuse, the NY Times is just as bad as CNN, with even more smugness.

I get an e-mail form the NY every morning with the headlines, and it is a rare day that the majority are not twisted attacks on PDT.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 11, 2017 11:44 AM (rF0hx)

102 80 I wonder if this could be a model to make a series of Silmarillion movies?

But not by Peter Jackson, he lost his right after the terrible Hobbit movies.
Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2017 11:41 AM (eSx+E)

===============

Chris Tolkien and the Tolkien estate still hold the rights.

They'll never sell them, especially to Jackson.

They hate everything he's done with both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:44 AM (ELUpj)

103
My theory about the batshit crazy anti-Trump CNN is that they feel that they gave America Trump and now they're trying to quash him to make up to the Left-o-sphere.

I think they featured Trump in their coverage over all the other R candidates. For one, he said outlandish things, making the R's look cray cray, they thought. And No. 2, CNN wanted to make sure Hillary had the least appealing R candidate opposing her, the least likely to get votes.

Of course they're leftists. They're media and by definition . . . My opinion is even most Fox reporters are leftists, but something happens over there to hold them in check a bit (e.g: John Roberts)

Recall early on when CNN was out to destroy Crispy Creme (bridgegate) because they had it in their skull that Krispy was the R candidate that the R voters wanted. (where they got that idea I don't know but I still laugh about it)

Posted by: Sphynx at April 11, 2017 11:44 AM (OZmbA)

104 88 I don't care if the movie sucks... I just want to stare at Thor......
Posted by: It's Me donna at April 11, 2017 11:43 AM (O2RFr)
_____________________________

You diggin' on that chained-up bondage scene, or the one whether the chick grabs his hammer and squeezes it?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 11, 2017 11:44 AM (4AVeu)

105 74 y'all can hate on the Thor trailer all you want, but if I could buy my ticket now I would. :-P
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at April 11, 2017 11:40 AM (4df7R)


Just remember ... your ticket is not a contract. Think of it as more of a "license" to sit in their seat while they play their movie. That's just badic adhesion contract 101.

If you're instructed to de-cinema ... please follow the directions of your nearest movie attendent.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 11, 2017 11:44 AM (BEMJs)

106 You can switch back and forth for the best effect.

....or turn off the tv and read the Sunday Book thread!!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2017 11:42 AM (NOIQH)


Always good advice!

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 11, 2017 11:44 AM (SzBdI)

107 90 No but seriously, obviously Dinsey is now going to make "live action" versions of all their recent cartoons.

Live action Jungle Book, live action Beauty and the Beast.

So, live action Aladdin, will it be Selena Gomez as Jasmine? Or would it be rayciss not to have a muzzie do it?

Live action Little Mermaid... Ariana Grande?

Live action Pocahontas... hmmm... maybe the iCarly chick.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 11, 2017 11:43 AM (TOk1P)

Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast were well made.

If I saw live-action versions of Ariel or Jasmine, I think I'd have hit puberty 3 years earlier.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 11, 2017 11:44 AM (KUaJL)

108
Maybe it's me - I thought Cap could lift it, but he faked not being able to because everyone before him tried and failed. I seem to recall the movie scene had Mjolnir wiggle a bit and only Thor caught it - hence the look they shared.

Again, maybe I read too much into the scene.
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at April 11, 2017 11:41 AM (tVWQB)

I thought they did that to make Vision being able to casually lift it later in the film more impacting. Still, Cap can lift the Hammer. It is kind of intrinsic to the character- he lives his ideals. It was a misstep in characterization for a payoff that no one cared about.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 11, 2017 11:45 AM (+c7tK)

109 >>Terminator Genysis. I'm not really sure what happened. The Two leads
were horribly miscast but then there's the story itself.....



Ugh. That movie. John Connor is now the bad guy? Pass!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2017 11:45 AM (NOIQH)

110 Also.. Putin is now claiming the event in Syria was a false flag, and that he has information that says there will be more blamed on him and his nation.
Posted by: shibumi at April 11, 2017 11:44 AM (FkAXz)

Yeah he is coordinating that with the Dems...quick call the FBI

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 11, 2017 11:45 AM (KlI/a)

111 98 Also.. Putin is now claiming the event in Syria was a false flag, and that he has information that says there will be more blamed on him and his nation.
Posted by: shibumi at April 11, 2017 11:44 AM (FkAXz)

Been listening to CNN I see...

Posted by: It's Me donna at April 11, 2017 11:45 AM (O2RFr)

112 81, ZeroHedge actually MIGHT be with the Russians considering their "news." And the comments are written by a bunch of Nazis.

Posted by: JoeF. at April 11, 2017 11:45 AM (7uYFy)

113 United's NEW Cabin Class:

http://bit.ly/2oUJeaC

Posted by: rickb223 at April 11, 2017 11:45 AM (EAA/O)

114
I don't care if the movie sucks... I just want to stare at Thor......

Posted by: It's Me donna at April 11, 2017 11:43 AM (O2RFr)

This, all of this.

Posted by: Infidel at April 11, 2017 11:46 AM (uKRys)

115 85 @TJM

Just saw your Star Wars comment, and I agree with you when you speak of events in that way. Star Wars releases just don't feel special anymore. There is something to be said about diluting.

Though Marvel has done a phenomenal job keeping up the momentum however many movies in.

See my comment above for what I was referencing.
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at April 11, 2017 11:42 AM (72PAC)

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Yeah, Marvel and Star Wars aren't really the same thing.

Star Wars started out as an event (especially when Empire came out), and Marvel was a gamble that had a vision for a huge universe attached to it.

Still...I feel a similar effect. More Marvel movies after 8 years of at least one a year (especially when so many of them feel so samey in so many ways), and I just can't get all that excited.

But that's just me.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:46 AM (ELUpj)

116 Easy.

Find a list of CNN advertisers. Boycott.

The only way to hurt them is to take away their ad money.


People don't want to boycott.

Not when it comes to something they enjoy.

We've had this discussion ad nauseam.

Why Trump and Spicer didn't follow my advice and yank every press pass from day 1 is beyond me. What, you think brooming the bastards out of the White House is going to make them write bad things about you?

The right is never going to get over its Stockholm Syndrome with the MFM.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 11, 2017 11:46 AM (X6fMO)

117 >>83
For her part, Brooke Baldwin must be punished for allowing this impertinent brown person to speak, unsupervised, at length.
Posted by: General Zod at April 11, 2017 11:31 AM (Bdeb0)


It's like they don't teach them how to use the "dump" button or how
to switch smoothly to "And now a word from our sponsor, George Soros!" Posted by: Hrothgar at April 11, 2017 11:41 AM (gwPgz)

She was probably waiting for him to say something uninformed or demonstrably incorrect so that she could straighten him with The Narrative. Omniscient liberals often position ignorant brown people as props for this kind of demonstration. She simply waited too long to set the hook.

Posted by: General Zod at April 11, 2017 11:46 AM (Bdeb0)

118 Live action Little Mermaid... Ariana Grande
___
Ariel, what are you doing with those donuts?

Posted by: Prince Eric at April 11, 2017 11:46 AM (eSx+E)

119 >> No but seriously, obviously Dinsey is now going to make "live action" versions of all their recent cartoons.



Live-action Mulan already in the works...

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2017 11:47 AM (NOIQH)

120 Factoid: The CGI will get better.

CGI in early trailers are almost never final pass quality. They almost always get further improvements as the film gets closer to release.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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I understand that you mean technically better, but CGI...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 11:47 AM (NBHj5)

121 You diggin' on that chained-up bondage scene, or the one whether the chick grabs his hammer and squeezes it?
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot



So THAT'S what Thor is calling it this week?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 11, 2017 11:47 AM (EAA/O)

122 The Flintsones Meet the Jetsons

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 11, 2017 11:47 AM (IqV8l)

123 I don't care if the movie sucks... I just want to stare at Thor......



Posted by: It's Me donna at April 11, 2017 11:43 AM (O2RFr)

This, all of this.


Posted by: Infidel at April 11, 2017 11:46 AM (uKRys)


Add Loki, Heimdall, and now Karl Urban to that list , and yes, please, I'd like a ticket, please.

Also I'm still a sucker for Norse mythology, even when it's been all comic bookified.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at April 11, 2017 11:47 AM (4df7R)

124
Did they steal Immigrant Song from an old bluesman?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 11, 2017 11:35 AM (IqV8l)


No It's one of the few they didn't. Supposedly it was written while on a tour stop in Iceland.

Posted by: Shep Smith at April 11, 2017 11:48 AM (lKyWE)

125 TheJamesMadison #21: As the resident movie guy (I guess?), I just can't get excited about most new movies, especially super hero movies...

Hmph! Meester Hoidy Toidy is too schmardt and klassie for funnybook movies. I can see I haven't missed anything by skipping the movie threads.

* puts on Dr Strange 3D glasses, gestures mystically *

Posted by: mindful webworker - everybody's got one at April 11, 2017 11:48 AM (DKgtk)

126 93 Disney has not forgotten Avatard, there is something called Pandora opening soon with them related to that movie.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2017 11:43 AM (9qw5X)

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Oh, they haven't.

They're still banking on making a bunch of money on the property, and they probably will.

But I was just talking about cultural consciousness. Avatar seems to have fallen off.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:48 AM (ELUpj)

127 "... CNN infobabe Brooke Baldwin..."

Not a babe. She looks like an asshole eating a rotten lemon.

Posted by: Troll Feeder at April 11, 2017 11:48 AM (HF4ch)

128
Add Loki

Loki too in a Metro-sexual sort of way...

Posted by: It's Me donna at April 11, 2017 11:48 AM (O2RFr)

129 >>In Trumps America, Asian doctors on their way to save lives can be dragged off planes and beaten.

>>You know this narrative is coming.

Link in name.

"It's hard not to see a connection between the environment Trump has created and what happened on that @united flight."

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 11, 2017 11:48 AM (gTQoY)

130 Live action Song of the South would be badass.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at April 11, 2017 11:48 AM (fD1ST)

131 Was waiting to get seen by the doc this weekend, and CNN was on in the waiting area.

No one was watching.

Made me smile.

Posted by: SMFH at April 11, 2017 11:48 AM (sB1y1)

132 Also.. Putin is now claiming the event in Syria was a false flag, and that he has information that says there will be more blamed on him and his nation.
Posted by: shibumi at April 11, 2017 11:44 AM (FkAXz)


Yeah he is coordinating that with the Dems...quick call the FBI
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 11, 2017 11:45 AM
--

Seems to me that Hillary wanted a war. And McCain certainly does.

Hell, it seems that EVERYONE wants a war with Russia in the middle east right now.

Posted by: shibumi at April 11, 2017 11:48 AM (FkAXz)

133 I thought they did that to make Vision being able to casually lift it later in the film more impacting. Still, Cap can lift the Hammer. It is kind of intrinsic to the character- he lives his ideals. It was a misstep in characterization for a payoff that no one cared about.

Good point - and I agree that Age of Ultron was committing these kinds of missteps. There was a similar misstep in not having the Hank Pym background/involvement established. In the movie it just came off as contrived.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at April 11, 2017 11:49 AM (tVWQB)

134 It doesn't seem like one movie can break through anymore. In order to be talked about for any amount of time after its release, you need it to be a franchise.

Who talks about Avatar anymore? Yeah, we're getting a million sequels (at once), but it seems to have largely been forgotten by the culture in the decade or so since its release.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:42 AM (ELUpj)

Yeah it is a major problem in the industry.

I think?

I feel like growing up in the 90s there were a lot more solo movies that had huge impacts. They later got sequels but the impact was made.

I don't think that really happens anymore, but admittedly my view on recent Hollywood outside of Marvel and other Disney is nearly nonexistent.

Could just be the quality and caring factor in Hollywood has gone out the window as well.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at April 11, 2017 11:49 AM (72PAC)

135 Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 11, 2017 11:43 AM (KUaJL)


I don't get that from the trailer.

It looks more like Thor and the Asguardians in general get their asses whipped by a greater power.

And Thor is sold into gladiator-like slavery(?).


This fits in with the comic book Thor of my childhood, which inevitably had him get his ass kicked until he could...

throw his hammer harder than he'd ever throw it before!!!!!!111!1!1!1!!!!!!!


In this case, I'm guessing he gets a better hammer via the gladiator stuff and

throws it harder than he'd ever thrown it before!!!!!1111!!!!!!!

Posted by: naturalfake at April 11, 2017 11:49 AM (9q7Dl)

136 The guy who plays Loki is going to be the next James Bond.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 11, 2017 11:49 AM (4AVeu)

137 They're not reporters.


They're activists on a 24/7 campaign commercial cable channel.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at April 11, 2017 11:49 AM (5FLKM)

138 Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 11, 2017 11:44 AM (KlI/a)

"There are several solutions to the problem of the Middle East; however, that should not be interpreted to mean there are any "good" solutions or that you will like or approve of any of them!"

A paraphrase from a very smart man I used to consult with on a regular basis.

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 11, 2017 11:49 AM (gwPgz)

139 But I was just talking about cultural consciousness. Avatar seems to have fallen off.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:48 AM (ELUpj)

Avatar is one of those movies that after a while, people realized that all they liked about it was the visual spectacle. Most people recognize that it wasn't that good of a movie and the effects were just gorgeous for the time.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 11, 2017 11:49 AM (KUaJL)

140 107 90 No but seriously, obviously Dinsey is now going to make "live action" versions of all their recent cartoons.

Live action Jungle Book, live action Beauty and the Beast.

So, live action Aladdin, will it be Selena Gomez as Jasmine? Or would it be rayciss not to have a muzzie do it?

Live action Little Mermaid... Ariana Grande?

Live action Pocahontas... hmmm... maybe the iCarly chick.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 11, 2017 11:43 AM (TOk1P)

Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast were well made.

If I saw live-action versions of Ariel or Jasmine, I think I'd have hit puberty 3 years earlier.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 11, 2017 11:44 AM (KUaJL)

================

Has everyone already forgotten the movie that started the whole craze?

Cinderella by Kenneth Branagh

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:50 AM (ELUpj)

141 "It's hard not to see a connection between the environment Trump has created and what happened on that @united flight."
Posted by: Mama AJ at April 11, 2017 11:48 AM

Doesn't mean we won't make one up

Posted by: This is CNN at April 11, 2017 11:50 AM (O2RFr)

142 They hate everything he's done with both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
***
They thought LotR was pretty good. Jackson cut out some content, but he had to if he wanted no more then 3 movies.

OTOH, adding content to The Hobbit just showed no one involved was as good of a writer as Tolkien....

Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2017 11:50 AM (eSx+E)

143 >>Add Loki, Heimdall, and now Karl Urban to that list , and yes, please, I'd like a ticket, please.


Go on....

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2017 11:50 AM (NOIQH)

144 Live-action Mulan already in the works...

Rumor has it that Rosie O'Donnell has already been signed for a live action remake of Fantasia. Negotiations are underway with Barbra Streisand and Amy Schumer because they he two more tutus to fill.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 11, 2017 11:50 AM (JZdsf)

145 If I had a hammer / I'd hammer in the morning / I'd hammer in the evening / All over this land...

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at April 11, 2017 11:51 AM (5FLKM)

146 120 I understand that you mean technically better, but CGI...
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 11:47 AM (NBHj5)

===============

It's an overused tool.

Some directors are figuring out how to use it effectively in conjunction with practical effects, decades late, if you ask me.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:51 AM (ELUpj)

147 130 Live action Song of the South would be badass.
Posted by: Moron Robbie at April 11, 2017 11:48 AM (fD1ST)

No, never happen. I think they buried the original in the deepest part in the most secure film vault.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 11, 2017 11:51 AM (RD7QR)

148 Disney has not forgotten Avatard, there is something called Pandora opening soon with them related to that movie.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2017 11:43 AM (9qw5X)


Lemme guess, the Pandorans accidentally elect an orange haired guy who wants to build tall buildings where their precious trees used to be...

Posted by: BurtTC at April 11, 2017 11:52 AM (TOk1P)

149 VIKING KITTENS

http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/vikingkittens

Posted by: ploome at April 11, 2017 11:52 AM (vzZKT)

150 125 TheJamesMadison #21: As the resident movie guy (I guess?), I just can't get excited about most new movies, especially super hero movies...

Hmph! Meester Hoidy Toidy is too schmardt and klassie for funnybook movies. I can see I haven't missed anything by skipping the movie threads.

* puts on Dr Strange 3D glasses, gestures mystically *
Posted by: mindful webworker - everybody's got one at April 11, 2017 11:48 AM (DKgtk)

=================

I still see them all. I still enjoy them.

It's just about getting excited for them.

I think I may be more excited about getting Romancing the Stone from Netflix than for the new Thor movie.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:52 AM (ELUpj)

151 I hate CNN, too.

Posted by: Baby April at April 11, 2017 11:52 AM (vtcmf)

152 At the skateboard park I take my kids the other day I saw some hipster with huge, drooping loop earlobes. I've seen the lobe rings and all but this was a new level of bizarre. I'm sure at least 3" diameter rings, maybe bigger , would have been needed to fill out those blobs of flesh. It looked like two soggy onion rings flopping around. No, worse more like some weird tumor. How does one even get to that level of deformity?

Posted by: Ripley at April 11, 2017 11:52 AM (1BQGO)

153 The problem for me with more Marvel universe movies is that inter-connection. I don't go see every one of them because - budget.

One reason I never bought Marvel super hero comics or the DC ones - both have story lines weaving through five, six, no wait seven different titles in a month and I have better things to spend my money on.

Another reason was simple, the rabid fandom of those who did buy all those titles. That was all they ever talked about. Ever. Talk about an impetus to create a singularity to consume all of Humanity, those fans caused such an urge.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2017 11:52 AM (9qw5X)

154 No, never happen. I think they buried the original in the deepest part in the most secure film vault.


That would be right next to Walt Disney's frozen head.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 11, 2017 11:53 AM (JZdsf)

155 103--good points. I also think Saturday Night Live is going overboard with the Trump hate because THEY actually had him host the show , giving him lots of exposure and "normalization."

You are also spot on about the nothingburger known as "Bridgegate" which erupted here in NJ right about the time polls showed that Christie might have a shot against Hillary. Seems laughable now, but it's true.

Posted by: JoeF. at April 11, 2017 11:53 AM (7uYFy)

156 Look Hayden, I don't really care what you say. Just talk about sand or something. Well just CGI some awesome stuff around you and No one will notice.

Posted by: George Lucas at April 11, 2017 11:53 AM (FqgrG)

157 throw his hammer harder than he'd ever throw it before!!!!!!111!1!1!1!!!!!!!

***
The solution to most hollywood movies is that the hero just ultimately doubles down on whatever his base strength is to beat the villain.

Heck watch a Power Rangers episode (if you unfortunately have a nephew into the show)...it is every single episode.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2017 11:53 AM (eSx+E)

158 The one movie that I can point to and say,"I really, really hate CGI." was Matrix Reloaded.

I saw the future and decided to buy more books.

Posted by: Skunky Choom at April 11, 2017 11:53 AM (AeTx0)

159 Ducking in for a minute from work: I saw a story on the Bing news headlines about some commission having to do with forensic science, and it seems our new Attorney General is getting rid of it. I read the story at the Washington Examiner which said he is establishing a different method of oversight to encourage more use of forensic science - it's been 10 minutes and I forget the details - and so then, in a masochistic moment, I read the story linked to Salon in which the solons at Salon said that Jeff Sessions was destroying science!!!11!!11.

If you read the articles even a little bit closely, you would find that this commission included some scientist-types, but it also included police and attorneys. Not so much "all about science" after all, n'est pas?

Posted by: Tonestaple at April 11, 2017 11:53 AM (ctOlR)

160 134 Yeah it is a major problem in the industry.

I think?

I feel like growing up in the 90s there were a lot more solo movies that had huge impacts. They later got sequels but the impact was made.

I don't think that really happens anymore, but admittedly my view on recent Hollywood outside of Marvel and other Disney is nearly nonexistent.

Could just be the quality and caring factor in Hollywood has gone out the window as well.
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at April 11, 2017 11:49 AM (72PAC)

===============

That's the perspective that I was thinking of.

The Mummy, on its own, from the late 90s seemed to have greater effect culturally than the new The Mummy could possibly hope to achieve on its own.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:53 AM (ELUpj)

161 No, never happen. I think they buried the original in the deepest part in the most secure film vault.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 11, 2017 11:51 AM (RD7QR)

Thanks to Vic, IIRC , I have an uncensored DVD of Song of the South.

Posted by: Infidel at April 11, 2017 11:54 AM (uKRys)

162 off, filthy sock

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 11, 2017 11:54 AM (SzBdI)

163 Lemme guess, the Pandorans accidentally elect an orange haired guy who wants to build tall buildings where their precious trees used to be...
Posted by: BurtTC at April 11, 2017 11:52 AM (TOk1P)

I'll buy a ticket now if they promise that the plot involves the Pandorans all dying of space-smallpox.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 11, 2017 11:54 AM (KUaJL)

164 It was their live feed.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 11, 2017 11:38 AM (SzBdI)
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Oh, I do realize that, but those technical difficulties arise from time to time, you know?

Posted by: bluebell at April 11, 2017 11:54 AM (sBOL1)

165 139 But I was just talking about cultural consciousness. Avatar seems to have fallen off.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:48 AM (ELUpj)

Avatar is one of those movies that after a while, people realized that all they liked about it was the visual spectacle. Most people recognize that it wasn't that good of a movie and the effects were just gorgeous for the time.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 11, 2017 11:49 AM (KUaJL)

===============

I remember saying that pretty much when I walked out of the theater.

"Yeah, the special effects are amazing, but in 20 years, when SyFy can do that level of effect, what's going to be left of Avatar? Dances with Wolves...in SPACE!!!!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:55 AM (ELUpj)

166 I'm pretty sure Disney wouldn't be allowed to remake Aladdin today.

Too "orientalizing".

Also, Jasmine would have to wear a burka and Jafar would have to be an orange haired European....

Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2017 11:55 AM (eSx+E)

167 The Marvel movies are about the only ones I get excited about anymore. I expect there to be stumbles, but Marvel knows how to make a movie.

Oh and I watched Magnus last night. It was ok, a little slight but there's only so much you can say about a teenaged chess prodigy, I guess. Magnus also looked oddly like my brother Brian when he was young.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 11, 2017 11:55 AM (zsHGH)

168 Brooke Baldwin (? whovevz) looks like she was sucking a lemon in that clip.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 11, 2017 11:41 AM (JZdsf)




Don Lemon: It wasn't me. EVER!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 11, 2017 11:55 AM (493sH)

169 I still see them all. I still enjoy them.

It's just about getting excited for them.

I think I may be more excited about getting Romancing the Stone from Netflix than for the new Thor movie.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:52 AM (ELUpj)

How YOU doin'?

Posted by: The Stone at April 11, 2017 11:55 AM (72PAC)

170 Shouldn't Thor and his Bro have scandi accents? It's oddly disturbing.

Posted by: Fritz at April 11, 2017 11:55 AM (2Mnv1)

171 142 They hate everything he's done with both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
***
They thought LotR was pretty good. Jackson cut out some content, but he had to if he wanted no more then 3 movies.

OTOH, adding content to The Hobbit just showed no one involved was as good of a writer as Tolkien....
Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2017 11:50 AM (eSx+E)

==================

Unless you've seen something I haven't, I'm pretty sure that Chris Tolkien has said that he hated The Lord of the Rings movies too.

I'm speaking from a half-remembered memory, though. There's a decent chance I'm wrong.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:56 AM (ELUpj)

172 Thanks to Vic, IIRC , I have an uncensored DVD of Song of the South.

Posted by: Infidel at April 11, 2017 11:54 AM (uKRys)


Same here!

And gee our old LaSalle ran great...

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 11, 2017 11:56 AM (gwPgz)

173 It looked like two soggy onion rings flopping around. No, worse more like some weird tumor. How does one even get to that level of deformity?
Posted by: Ripley at April 11, 2017 11:52 AM (1BQGO)


Some people work very hard at making themselves look ugly.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 11, 2017 11:56 AM (SzBdI)

174 No but seriously, obviously Dinsey is now going to make "live action" versions of all their recent cartoons.

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Live-action Mulan already in the works...

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2017 11:47 AM (NOIQH)


But of course. I really wasn't kidding.

The only question was, is the B and the B with Hermoine Granger a hit or not.

If it is, I see the template as being, not just giving the live action treatment, but also as star vehicles for these younger Hollowwood starlets who don't really have any acting chops to make it on their own, need a boost to propel their careers forward.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 11, 2017 11:56 AM (TOk1P)

175
I'm surprised that CNN didn't dub over him to say that Trump is the worst and literally Hitler

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 11, 2017 11:56 AM (493sH)

176 I think I may be more excited about getting Romancing the Stone from Netflix than for the new Thor movie.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:52 AM (ELUp)
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I liked that movie when it came out. I wonder how it holds up.

Posted by: bluebell at April 11, 2017 11:56 AM (sBOL1)

177 If Presdent Obama was still Presdent North Korea woulds not be a problem. Trump has skrewed up again and we must now pay for his stuppedity. Trump lied and should be remover from orifice and lets get Presdent Obama back to help all of us who needs help because Trump screwed everything up like Bush...............

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at April 11, 2017 11:56 AM (WmgTn)

178 Live action 'John Henry vs Steam Drill'.



Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at April 11, 2017 11:56 AM (5FLKM)

179 The one movie that I can point to and say,"I really, really hate CGI." was Matrix Reloaded.
***
They did a great build up in the original Matrix...and then showed they had no idea what to do with the series after that in the sequels.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2017 11:56 AM (eSx+E)

180 Too "orientalizing".
--------------------------------
United Airlines solved that problem.

Posted by: RioBravo at April 11, 2017 11:56 AM (SsblQ)

181 Has everyone already forgotten the movie that started the whole craze?

Cinderella by Kenneth Branagh
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:50 AM

As a matter of fact, yes. Everyone has forgotten. And everyone has already forgotten that Maleficent movie with the incest chick in it. And if it hadn't been mentioned in this thread, I would have completely forgotten about the live action Jungle Book, too.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 11, 2017 11:57 AM (S2VsH)

182 We put the uck in suck. Also, the S.

Posted by: Delta Airlines at April 11, 2017 11:57 AM (QQ+il)

183 It's hard not to see a connection between the environment Trump has created and what happened on that @united flight.

-
Dude, have you tried lithium? Might take care of those chainsaws coming out of the walls, too.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 11, 2017 11:57 AM (Nwg0u)

184 It looked like two soggy onion rings flopping around. No, worse more like some weird tumor. How does one even get to that level of deformity?
Posted by: Ripley at April 11, 2017 11:52 AM (1BQGO)


And hopefully, he won't be working somewhere in close quarters and get one of those fleshy loops caught on something. That would be quite painful.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 11, 2017 11:57 AM (SzBdI)

185 I'm not a violent person but I want to take an ax to her face. Oh and super glue in her lips together in what I'm sure she thinks is a sexy pouty look.

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at April 11, 2017 11:57 AM (zRZaJ)

186 old OT- overbooking because passengers make reservations they don't use? My card gets charged when I make the reservation- not when I show up at the boarding gate. So overbooking is theft. IMHO
Posted by: free tibet
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It's in the fine print, the "Overbooking is not theft" clause.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 11:57 AM (NBHj5)

187 Star Wars started out as an event (especially when Empire came out),

Time period plays a lot.

I saw Star Wars, first run, when it was released. It didn't start out as an "event" (it certainly wasn't hyped/overhyped on release) but when word of mouth spread it became a thing. It was also supposed to be a one-off, until Lucas and Twentieth Century Fox saw the success and decided to create a franchise out of it.

Plus consider the time period. No cable TV, no streaming media...just whatever was on the three networks or maybe some local/indy channels. So movies were more of a thing then.

Today, with home media being more readily available, along with alternative pursuits (computer games, etc), there's less of a draw to the movie theater. Not surprising studios are playing it safe with established brands...not so much for the domestic market, but to make money in the foreign markets.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at April 11, 2017 11:57 AM (PFy0L)

188 166 I'm pretty sure Disney wouldn't be allowed to remake Aladdin today.

Too "orientalizing".

Also, Jasmine would have to wear a burka and Jafar would have to be an orange haired European....
Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2017 11:55 AM (eSx+E)

================

They're working on it. Guy Ritchie is going to direct.

They're definitely getting the "right" ethnicity for their actors.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:58 AM (ELUpj)

189 Oh, I do realize that, but those technical difficulties arise from time to time, you know?

Posted by: bluebell at April 11, 2017 11:54 AM (sBOL1)


83

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 11, 2017 11:58 AM (gwPgz)

190 Unless you've seen something I haven't, I'm pretty sure that Chris
Tolkien has said that he hated The Lord of the Rings movies too.
***
I'm not disagreeing - I'm just not sure what the complaint could have been by Chris Tolkein...

Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2017 11:58 AM (eSx+E)

191 >>
I'm pretty sure Disney wouldn't be allowed to remake Aladdin today.


*ahem*

"Genies" - Live-action Alladin prequel....

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/
aladdin-live-action-prequel-works-808895

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2017 11:58 AM (NOIQH)

192 Avatar? Nuke it from space! Game over, man! Game over!

Posted by: Zombie Bill Pullman at April 11, 2017 11:58 AM (bc2Lc)

193 I remember saying that pretty much when I walked out of the theater.

"Yeah, the special effects are amazing, but in 20 years, when SyFy can do that level of effect, what's going to be left of Avatar? Dances with Wolves...in SPACE!!!!"
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:55 AM (ELUpj)

I have never actually seen Avatar. At the time I remember thinking: So Cameron decided to take some story ideas from Aliens (Space Vietnam) and make the whole movie about that. Right. Pass.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 11, 2017 11:58 AM (+c7tK)

194
Unless you've seen something I haven't, I'm pretty sure that Chris Tolkien has said that he hated The Lord of the Rings movies too.

I'm speaking from a half-remembered memory, though. There's a decent chance I'm wrong.


I think it was Nelson Mandela who didn't like them.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 11, 2017 11:58 AM (IqV8l)

195 That's the perspective that I was thinking of.

The Mummy, on its own, from the late 90s seemed to have greater effect culturally than the new The Mummy could possibly hope to achieve on its own.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:53 AM (ELUpj)

The Mummy jumped to mind as well.

Jurassic Park, Men in Black, Independence Day. I was too young to care at the time, but Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump as well.

This post doesn't really have a point, I'm just spitballing out loud to try and see if anything solo in the last 10 years comes close.

I believe it's been speculated that a lot of talent that once went to movies now goes to tv series, and there may be some truth to that. New tv series seem to be having a much greater cultural impact than new non-series movies.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at April 11, 2017 11:59 AM (72PAC)

196 The live action Jungle Book was actually pretty good. Decent family entertainment. That's hard to find, nowadays.

I'm also a big LOTR fan, and the movies made me very happy. I even like the long, long ending of the Return of the King.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 11, 2017 11:59 AM (zsHGH)

197
You know who never gets a movie made about him???

Aquaman. Thats who.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 11, 2017 11:59 AM (8XRCm)

198 179 The one movie that I can point to and say,"I really, really hate CGI." was Matrix Reloaded.
***
They did a great build up in the original Matrix...and then showed they had no idea what to do with the series after that in the sequels.
Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2017 11:56 AM (eSx+E)

Actually The Matrix was a perfect example of a movie that did not need a sequel. It was fine as it was.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 11, 2017 11:59 AM (+c7tK)

199 176
I liked that movie when it came out. I wonder how it holds up.

Posted by: bluebell at April 11, 2017 11:56 AM (sBOL1)

=================

I had to space out the original with the sequel (Jewel of the Nile) because the first movie is "Very Long Wait", which means they'll send the movie right after it on the list first.

I don't know how I'd be able to navigate a so-so sequel to a romantic comedy staring Michael Douglas from the 80s without seeing the original first.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:59 AM (ELUpj)

200 Posted by: Zombie Bill Pullman at April 11, 2017 11:58 AM (bc2Lc)

---

Bill Paxton.

Pullman is still alive.

Posted by: SMFH at April 11, 2017 11:59 AM (sB1y1)

201 Yeah, been waiting for Immigrant Song to make it's way into the Marvel universe.

Am I the only one who couldn't care less about all these comic book movies?

Also, the Viking Kitten took Immigrant Song forever.

Posted by: JEM at April 11, 2017 12:00 PM (TppKb)

202
This fits in with the comic book Thor of my childhood, which inevitably had him get his ass kicked until he could...

throw his hammer harder than he'd ever throw it before!!!!!!111!1!1!1!!!!!!!


In this case, I'm guessing he gets a better hammer via the gladiator stuff and

throws it harder than he'd ever thrown it before!!!!!1111!!!!!!!
Posted by: naturalfake at April 11, 2017 11:49 AM (9q7Dl)

Its Mjolnir.... its can't actually be destroyed... ergo, he'll get it back and then....

THROW IT HARDER THAN HE"S EVER THROWN IT BEFORE!

Posted by: Don Q. at April 11, 2017 12:00 PM (NgKpN)

203 I was always into Conan the Barbarian more than the DC/Marvel books.

With DC/Marvel I always felt like I was coming into the story halfway through any of them because they had been around so long.

Posted by: Skunky Choom at April 11, 2017 12:00 PM (AeTx0)

204 Am I the only one who couldn't care less about all these comic book movies?
------------------------
What movies?

Posted by: RioBravo at April 11, 2017 12:00 PM (SsblQ)

205 >>I saw Star Wars, first run, when it was released. It didn't start out
as an "event" (it certainly wasn't hyped/overhyped on release) but when
word of mouth spread it became a thing. It was also supposed to be a
one-off, until Lucas and Twentieth Century Fox saw the success and
decided to create a franchise out of it.




Yup, it was just sort-of silly and fun, not A Very Big Deal. Especially with all of the Spielberg movies that were made around the same time, like Indiana Jones, Goonies, ET....

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2017 12:00 PM (NOIQH)

206 181 Has everyone already forgotten the movie that started the whole craze?

Cinderella by Kenneth Branagh
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 11:50 AM

As a matter of fact, yes. Everyone has forgotten. And everyone has already forgotten that Maleficent movie with the incest chick in it. And if it hadn't been mentioned in this thread, I would have completely forgotten about the live action Jungle Book, too.
Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 11, 2017 11:57 AM (S2VsH)

=================

And yet each one made a bunch of cash.

Cultural consciousness. Probably has something to do with the balkanization of our culture overall. Plus the glut of entertainment choices.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 12:01 PM (ELUpj)

207 That teaser trailer looks awful to me. It looks like they're going with a full-on comedy.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 11, 2017 12:01 PM (MZcWR)

208 No, worse more like some weird tumor. How does one even get to that level of deformity?
Posted by: Ripley
----------

And yet, one can't look away.

Every time that Geraldo graces the screen, I recall that he had buttock flesh implanted in his forehead. Ironic when one considers that he wanted to look brainy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 12:01 PM (NBHj5)

209 Too "orientalizing".
--------------------------------
United Airlines solved that problem.
Posted by: RioBravo at April 11, 2017 11:56 AM (SsblQ)

------

yeah.... Dr Screamer was certainly dis-oriented.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 11, 2017 12:01 PM (8XRCm)

210 So, does anybody know why my iPhone just spontaneously rebooted?

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 11, 2017 12:01 PM (RD7QR)

211 OTOH, adding content to The Hobbit just showed no one involved was as good of a writer as Tolkien....

Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2017 11:50 AM (eSx+E)


That's why you need to see the "Tolkien edit" version of The Hobbit, wherein all the extraneous crap in Jackson's bloated 8+ hour monstrosity was excised, leaving one four-and-a-half hour movie that mostly sticks to the book. Mostly.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 11, 2017 12:01 PM (SzBdI)

212 Our own Nathan R. Jessup has been listing "Today's Neutral Evenhanded Fair-Minded 100% Unbiased Headlines" of the MSM, not just CNN, for a while, now. Much appreciated!!! Most recently, yesterday, Monday Overnight Open Thread, comment #2.

Let's see if I can link that:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/k23oc3f

Posted by: m at April 11, 2017 12:01 PM (Gqgs8)

213 Aren't they remaking The Matrix? Hopefully this time they don't pick a directing duo with so many, ah, personal issues.

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at April 11, 2017 12:01 PM (FqgrG)

214 I'm also a big LOTR fan, and the movies made me very happy. I even like the long, long ending of the Return of the King.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 11, 2017 11:59 AM (zsHGH)

Return was the only one I did not like. They screwed up the Battle of the Pelenor Fields (It's a surprise cavalry charge you idiots!) and it was FAR more drawn out than necessary.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 11, 2017 12:01 PM (+c7tK)

215 Thor looks amaze-balls.

Posted by: Max Power at April 11, 2017 12:01 PM (QCc6B)

216 "It looked like two soggy onion rings flopping
around. No, worse more like some weird tumor. How does one even get to
that level of deformity?
Posted by: Ripley at April 11, 2017 11:52 AM (1BQGO)

And
hopefully, he won't be working somewhere in close quarters and get one
of those fleshy loops caught on something. That would be quite painful.


Posted by: OregonMuse,"

If he can find a job he will need a man-earlobe-bun.

Posted by: Ripley at April 11, 2017 12:01 PM (1BQGO)

217 This post doesn't really have a point, I'm just spitballing out loud to
try and see if anything solo in the last 10 years comes close.



John Wick? Yes it got a sequel, but I don't think that was expected when it originally came out.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at April 11, 2017 12:01 PM (4df7R)

218 So, does anybody know why my iPhone just spontaneously rebooted?
Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 11, 2017 12:01 PM (RD7QR)


Maybe Skynet just woke up?

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 11, 2017 12:01 PM (SzBdI)

219 TheJM, I didn't even realize there was a sequel. It must have come out during my baby-having years, which were in effect the entire decade of the 90s.

Posted by: bluebell at April 11, 2017 12:02 PM (sBOL1)

220 The solution to most hollywood movies is that the hero just ultimately doubles down on whatever his base strength is to beat the villain.

That's a pretty weak-ass trick, I tells ya.

Posted by: Popeye at April 11, 2017 12:02 PM (X6fMO)

221 Every time that Geraldo graces the screen, I recall that he had buttock flesh implanted in his forehead. Ironic when one considers that he wanted to look brainy.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 12:01 PM (NBHj5)

---

So he truly is a butthead.

Posted by: SMFH at April 11, 2017 12:02 PM (sB1y1)

222 As a matter of fact, yes. Everyone has forgotten. And everyone has already forgotten that Maleficent movie with the incest chick in it. And if it hadn't been mentioned in this thread, I would have completely forgotten about the live action Jungle Book, too.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 11, 2017 11:57 AM (S2VsH)


There was a trend, that died out because the movies were not successful, to reimagine these stories in a grittier way (see also, Hansel and Gretel), but this is obviously a new trend.

Redo the hits of the last several decades, making the cartoons into live action, while trying to retain the original Dinsey "magic."

Posted by: BurtTC at April 11, 2017 12:02 PM (TOk1P)

223 Bill Paxton.



Pullman is still alive.
====


Shh. Did you hear something? What was that noise?

I feel kinda woozy. Do I look sick to you?

Answer me, dammit!

Posted by: Bill Paterson at April 11, 2017 12:02 PM (5FLKM)

224 >>You know who never gets a movie made about him???
Aquaman. Thats who.


Kidding, right?


http://movieweb.com/aquaman-movie-production-start-date-summer-2017-australia/

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2017 12:02 PM (NOIQH)

225 Avatard and ceaseless PR over the movie got to me. Cameron going on and on about how he spent so much time creating the world and ecology. Then I find in a book store a book on the creatures of the planet and said "Nope, never ever going to see this garbage."

Reason being very simple. Cameron's 'thought out' world had an issue. Every bit of fauna on the planet was symmetrically hexapedal EXCEPT the intelligent race.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2017 12:02 PM (9qw5X)

226 187 Time period plays a lot.

I saw Star Wars, first run, when it was released. It didn't start out as an "event" (it certainly wasn't hyped/overhyped on release) but when word of mouth spread it became a thing. It was also supposed to be a one-off, until Lucas and Twentieth Century Fox saw the success and decided to create a franchise out of it.

Plus consider the time period. No cable TV, no streaming media...just whatever was on the three networks or maybe some local/indy channels. So movies were more of a thing then.

Today, with home media being more readily available, along with alternative pursuits (computer games, etc), there's less of a draw to the movie theater. Not surprising studios are playing it safe with established brands...not so much for the domestic market, but to make money in the foreign markets.
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at April 11, 2017 11:57 AM (PFy0L)

=================

All true. I'd bet that Disney could work on maintaining something like Star Wars as an event if they wanted.

One every 3 years. Make 2 billion dollars each time.

Instead, we'll get 1 a year while Disney makes between $500-$1 billion every year.

I guess it works out better for them on this model.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 12:02 PM (ELUpj)

227 How unwatchable is CNN these days? I watched Fox and Friends instead. CNN's that bad.

Posted by: spongeworthy at April 11, 2017 12:03 PM (mrfTe)

228 Am I the only one who couldn't care less about all these comic book movies?
------------------------
What movies?
Posted by: RioBravo
----------

What comic books?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 12:03 PM (NBHj5)

229 So, does anybody know why my iPhone just spontaneously rebooted?
Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 11, 2017 12:01 PM (RD7QR)

Maybe Skynet just woke up?


Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 11, 2017 12:01 PM (SzBdI)
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When the monitoring app freezes up, must reboot...

Posted by: RioBravo at April 11, 2017 12:03 PM (SsblQ)

230 And yet, one can't look away.



Every time that Geraldo graces the screen, I recall that he had
buttock flesh implanted in his forehead. Ironic when one considers that
he wanted to look brainy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 12:01 PM (NBHj5)

Please tell me that is snark.

Posted by: Infidel at April 11, 2017 12:03 PM (uKRys)

231 http://movieweb.com/aquaman-movie-production-start-date-summer-2017-australia/

----

Well. Ill be sipped in shit.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 11, 2017 12:03 PM (8XRCm)

232 190 Unless you've seen something I haven't, I'm pretty sure that Chris
Tolkien has said that he hated The Lord of the Rings movies too.
***
I'm not disagreeing - I'm just not sure what the complaint could have been by Chris Tolkein...
Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2017 11:58 AM (eSx+E)

=================

I think it's a "feel" thing.

Tolkien sees the books as gentler and more relaxed. The movies are action-adventure movies that seem designed to entertain teenage boys on a certain level.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 12:04 PM (ELUpj)

233 You know who never gets a movie made about him???

Aquaman. Thats who.

-
May the tuna of vengeance splash water on you!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 11, 2017 12:04 PM (Nwg0u)

234 Maybe OT:
I teach in a public high school, and the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why is a big hit among the students. It is sad and disturbing.

Posted by: Jmel at April 11, 2017 12:04 PM (gnhna)

235 So, does anybody know why my iPhone just spontaneously rebooted?
Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 11, 2017 12:01 PM (RD7QR)


There was an iOS update pushed out a couple of days ago...maybe it installed automagically for you?

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at April 11, 2017 12:04 PM (PFy0L)

236 All this...

And still no 'StarShip Troopers' done correctly, with Powered Armor...

Still no 'Armor' by Steakley...

Hell... still no Honor Harrington... and talk about a book series tailor made for Hollywood... strong female character who kicks ass, and a cute animal sidekick!... Guess it glamorizes the military too much...

Hell.... still no Hammers's Slammers....

Posted by: Don Q. at April 11, 2017 12:04 PM (NgKpN)

237
Rumor has it that Rosie O'Donnell has already
been signed for a live action remake of Fantasia. Negotiations are
underway with Barbra Streisand and Amy Schumer because they he two more
tutus to fill.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 11, 2017 11:50 AM (JZdsf)


Delurking just to say that you are a very bad person for putting that image in people's heads. o.O

*motions to the helm* Re-engage lurking device, set course for either ___ur or any place with brain bleach, maximum warp.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at April 11, 2017 12:04 PM (6JL3d)

238 Odin!!! AAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Kirk Douglas at April 11, 2017 12:04 PM (qUNWi)

239 It looked like two soggy onion rings flopping around. No, worse more like some weird tumor. How does one even get to that level of deformity?
--

There's a lot of that going in the live music industry.

aka "I want to be different like everyone else."

Posted by: shibumi at April 11, 2017 12:04 PM (FkAXz)

240 So, does anybody know why my iPhone just spontaneously rebooted?
===

Nope.

Posted by: Bob from NSA at April 11, 2017 12:04 PM (5FLKM)

241 How unwatchable is CNN these days? I watched Fox and Friends instead. CNN's that bad.
Posted by: spongeworthy



How?
The View is better.
Ponder that.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 11, 2017 12:04 PM (EAA/O)

242 No Dorsai....

No John Christian Falkenburg....

Posted by: Don Q. at April 11, 2017 12:05 PM (NgKpN)

243 I used to really, really like and respect Jake Tapper.

Was I so wrong?

Posted by: m at April 11, 2017 12:05 PM (Gqgs8)

244 "Well. I'll be sipped in shit."

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Heh.

Posted by: SMFH at April 11, 2017 12:05 PM (sB1y1)

245 Am I the only one who couldn't care less about all these comic book movies?

**fistbump**

Now, if they'd make a live-action Cherry Poptart movie, I might reconsider.

Posted by: Popeye at April 11, 2017 12:05 PM (X6fMO)

246 Unless you've seen something I haven't, I'm pretty sure that Chris Tolkien has said that he hated The Lord of the Rings movies too.

I'm speaking from a half-remembered memory, though. There's a decent chance I'm wrong.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

I'm pretty sure that they hated at least the last one in LOTR, if not all of them. Christopher was quoted as calling them "action movies for teenagers".

Sadly, he was right. The oliphant/ STAR Wars on Hoth rip off was so fricking annoying, and the Legolas AND Gimli characters were contrived shit.

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 11, 2017 12:05 PM (326rv)

247 Cameron going on and on about how he spent so much time creating the world and ecology

------

Dude.

Dances With Wolves was done loooooong before Avatar.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 11, 2017 12:06 PM (8XRCm)

248 243 I used to really, really like and respect Jake Tapper.

Was I so wrong?

No, he is a fair reporter who is never wrong...

Posted by: This is CNN at April 11, 2017 12:06 PM (O2RFr)

249 >>As a matter of fact, yes. Everyone has forgotten. And everyone has
already forgotten that Maleficent movie with the incest chick in it.



DIdn;t forget either of those.

I did not like Malificent at all. Sure felt like it was written as a Women's Studies PhD project. Men suck and deceive you at every opportunity, and who needs a sweet, caring mom or fairy godmothers when you can be raised by an angry, butter, scorned thing?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2017 12:06 PM (NOIQH)

250 Well. Ill be sipped in shit.
Posted by: fixerupper at April 11, 2017 12:03 PM (8XRCm)


The typo makes that sentence curiously disturbing...

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 11, 2017 12:07 PM (SzBdI)

251 211
That's why you need to see the "Tolkien edit" version of The Hobbit, wherein all the extraneous crap in Jackson's bloated 8+ hour monstrosity was excised, leaving one four-and-a-half hour movie that mostly sticks to the book. Mostly.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 11, 2017 12:01 PM (SzBdI)

===============

I watched one of the fan cuts (A Hobbit's Tale?), and it was kind of a mess. About 3 hours long, but the person who put it together seemed more concerned with cutting stuff out than making a narrative.

Granted, using just elements from the released movies is going to create some rough edges, but there were huge jumps in logic, location, and character all while the pacing of the thing flew around in random directions.

I have downloaded a two hour cut and want to see how that plays as well, and there are a few others that have been done. Maybe one of them will work.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 12:07 PM (ELUpj)

252 "Well. I'll be sipped in shit."

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Heh.
Posted by: SMFH at April 11, 2017 12:05 PM (sB1y1)

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Wow.


What an unfortunate typo.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 11, 2017 12:07 PM (8XRCm)

253 lol OM.

Doesn't it?

Posted by: SMFH at April 11, 2017 12:07 PM (sB1y1)

254 And still no 'StarShip Troopers' done correctly, with Powered Armor...

hey, what's wrong with BMX pads and shitty little machine guns? it works for all of the other formulaic POS we churn out!?!

Posted by: Hooray for Hollywood at April 11, 2017 12:07 PM (326rv)

255 And then DiCaprio did dances with bears.

What a ripoff.

Posted by: eleven at April 11, 2017 12:07 PM (qUNWi)

256 So, does anybody know why my iPhone just spontaneously rebooted?

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 11, 2017 12:01 PM

Nope. No idea.

None.

Posted by: The NSA at April 11, 2017 12:08 PM (S2VsH)

257
I know the 'Fairness Doctrine' doesn't have many fans on the conservative side, but the shit that CNN pulls every day didn't happen when broadcast licenses were on the line. They had to at least pretend to be fair.

Reagan was warned it was going to happen, and it started almost immediately in his administration after that threat was removed.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 11, 2017 12:08 PM (HTdUD)

258 You know who never gets a movie made about him???

Aquaman. Thats who.
Posted by: fixerupper



next year

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 11, 2017 12:08 PM (GgzGa)

259 You know who never gets a movie made about him???
Aquaman. Thats who.
---------

Blackhawk

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 12:08 PM (NBHj5)

260 lol @ 240.

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at April 11, 2017 12:08 PM (zRZaJ)

261 Now, if they'd make a live-action Cherry Poptart movie, I might reconsider.
Posted by: Popeye at April 11, 2017 12:05 PM (X6fMO)


Who should play the lead role? ScarJo?

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 11, 2017 12:08 PM (SzBdI)

262 255 And then DiCaprio did dances with bears.

And the bear never called...

Posted by: Butt hurt Di Caprio at April 11, 2017 12:08 PM (O2RFr)

263 Cameron going on and on about how he spent so much time creating the world and ecology

==

Space mushrooms. Space fireflies. Space trees. More space mushrooms. Blue peoples living in space trees trading space wampum riding flying space horses.

Enter blue-eyed white devils.

"Creating"

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at April 11, 2017 12:09 PM (5FLKM)

264 we need United Airlines to buy CNN and start dragging those mutherf*cking 'reporters' off da plane

Posted by: Wanda Jean ( always clean ) at April 11, 2017 12:09 PM (ihtYN)

265 [15]The only way to hurt them is to take away their ad money.

The
Only
Way
Posted by: shibumi at April 11, 2017 11:30 AM (FkAXz)


I'm not sure that would work. WaPo and NYT both failed as businesses, then were bought by liberal billionaires as essentially personal blogs. Do you think Bezos will shut down the WaPo if it doesn't make him a profit? No. Same with CNN. If it can't make any profit, somebody like Bill Gates will buy it and it'll be even more radical, with no consequences for driving away their audience.

Posted by: joe at April 11, 2017 12:09 PM (timOb)

266 >>I teach in a public high school, and the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why
is a big hit among the students. It is sad and disturbing.


Oh, that's about suicide, right?
Yikes, that is disturbing!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2017 12:09 PM (NOIQH)

267 Hell.... still no Hammers's Slammers....
***
I want to see them keep making the Narnia series. Very quickly they will get to the book that hollywood would not let them make....

Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2017 12:09 PM (eSx+E)

268 249 DIdn;t forget either of those.

I did not like Malificent at all. Sure felt like it was written as a Women's Studies PhD project. Men suck and deceive you at every opportunity, and who needs a sweet, caring mom or fairy godmothers when you can be raised by an angry, butter, scorned thing?
Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2017 12:06 PM (NOIQH)

===============

Yeah...Maleficent was bad.

Like...I can't believe how bad this movie is, bad.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 12:09 PM (ELUpj)

269 CNN, their supporters and the rest of the liberal mob see in this presidency, the beginning of their end. If this continues, especially beyond one-term, their subterfuge will start to be rolled back and their fallacies, fully exposed.

They can't have that.

For years, going back to people like FDR and Johnson they have rather stealthily taken over a party for their purposes. They've been able to obfuscate that purpose, until Obama. That was their great "coming out" party where they prematurely claimed victory over a traditional and constitutional America.

It was too early, because we are not dead yet.

People are going to resist their grotesque, anti constitutional efforts and crush them where they stand. I'm sick of them and so are most people I know. They are the antithesis of everything our country stands for.

Liberald are desperate and therefore irrational. We just need to stay strong and persevere. Because they're not dead yet either and will fight back. But I remain committed to destroying their subterfuge- and I'm not the only one. People like those at CNN will be the hand of their own destruction.

Posted by: Marcus T at April 11, 2017 12:09 PM (8NGAj)

270 I love how the writer keeps comparing FDR with Trump when,as Glenn Reynolds points out,this sounds more like Obama.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/262172/

Posted by: steevy at April 11, 2017 12:09 PM (r/0kC)

271 134 Yeah it is a major problem in the industry.
I think?
I feel like growing up in the 90s there were a lot more solo movies that had huge impacts. They later got sequels but the impact was made.
I don't think that really happens anymore, but admittedly my view on recent Hollywood outside of Marvel and other Disney is nearly nonexistent.
Could just be the quality and caring factor in Hollywood has gone out the window as well.
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at April 11, 2017 11:49 AM (72PAC)
===============

Case Study: Independence Day

As a solo movie it was a fun, campy, popcorn infused action/end of the world disaster movie. It deserved all the accolades and nostalgia it got.

Then, 20 years later, they do a sequel and forget everything that made the original work. Then add in moody, whiny, millennials trying to save the world to boot and then, obviously, try to make it it's own expanded universe. Sad news -- a part 3 is slated to be made...

Posted by: Astronaut Achmed at April 11, 2017 12:10 PM (laQYo)

272 Never forget that CNN covered up for Saddam--his tortures, his murders, his brutality, his human rights violations, all of it--just to have access in Iraq.

Posted by: RoyalOil at April 11, 2017 12:10 PM (ZQpd0)

273 When do we get the live-action remake of Fantasia?

Posted by: mindful webworker - mr bluebird's on my shoulder at April 11, 2017 12:11 PM (DKgtk)

274 271
Then, 20 years later, they do a sequel and forget everything that made the original work. Then add in moody, whiny, millennials trying to save the world to boot and then, obviously, try to make it it's own expanded universe. Sad news -- a part 3 is slated to be made...
Posted by: Astronaut Achmed at April 11, 2017 12:10 PM (laQYo)

==================

Not anymore.

Part 2 bombed, hard.

No Part 3.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 12:11 PM (ELUpj)

275 Avatar was fascinating for about 12.5 minutes.

Then my eyes started to glaze over.






mmmmmm.....donuts......

Posted by: eleven at April 11, 2017 12:11 PM (qUNWi)

276 >>>Am I the only one who couldn't care less about all these comic book movies?
<<<

It's like Marvel does Shakespeare in the Park with CGI.

Posted by: Fritz at April 11, 2017 12:11 PM (2Mnv1)

277 Pretty sure they aren't makiganymore Narnia movies,despite the first ones being successes.

Posted by: steevy at April 11, 2017 12:11 PM (r/0kC)

278 The Lord of the Rings movies were incomprehensible to anybody that did not read the books. They were meant as visual effects for Tolkien fans.

And I always thought those Nazgul or ringwraith were the biggest supernatural evil failures in all history. They got their butts kicked in every single encounter with non-supernatural beings.Who created those losers?

Posted by: Ripley at April 11, 2017 12:11 PM (1BQGO)

279 Starship Troopers with actual suits? 1988 and anime is about all you get right now.

https://youtu.be/XIZty-Eol4s

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2017 12:11 PM (9qw5X)

280 "it's a given that the MSM and the Democrats are in cahoots."

It's not just CNN. And after you follow it in real time, it becomes obvious that it's co-ordinated. The Favreau/Rhodes Echo Chamber lives.

Which is why I've fingered Ben Rhodes as the central node in leaks to MSM including those sourced through his former direct boss Susan Rice.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 11, 2017 12:11 PM (SIY7D)

281 I know the 'Fairness Doctrine' doesn't have many fans on the
conservative side, but the shit that CNN pulls every day didn't happen
when broadcast licenses were on the line.
***
Because no one on the conservative side believes a Republican, let alone a Democrat, executive would do anything to stop CNN and friends from doing what they do now?

Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2017 12:11 PM (eSx+E)

282 That's why you need to see the "Tolkien edit" version of The Hobbit, wherein all the extraneous crap in Jackson's bloated 8+ hour monstrosity was excised, leaving one four-and-a-half hour movie that mostly sticks to the book. Mostly.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 11, 2017 12:01 PM (SzBdI)

This reminds me of a great joke:

guy #1: What have you got there?

guy #2: The directors cut of Blade Runner!

guy #1: Is it any good?

guy #2: it's great! it's got 26 minutes of extra footage! Say, what have you got?

guy #1: The Directors cut of the Scooby Doo movie.

guy # 2: uhh....any good?

guy #1: Oh yeah; it has 45 minutes less footage.

Posted by: Hooray for Hollywood at April 11, 2017 12:12 PM (326rv)

283 273 When do we get the live-action remake of Fantasia?
Posted by: mindful webworker - mr bluebird's on my shoulder at April 11, 2017 12:11 PM (DKgtk)

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They were going to make a third Fantasia in the mid-2000s, I think.

You can actually find a couple of the proposed segments on Youtube as independent shorts.

I would have liked a third Fantasia, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 12:12 PM (ELUpj)

284 CNN: The Most Busted Name In News.

Posted by: Qoheleth at April 11, 2017 12:12 PM (iIzG7)

285 In the fourth Avatar sequel, a young blue alien man will be violently gunned down in the street after stealing a worthless pack of cigars. This will give birth to the rise of a new social media movement.

#BlueAlienLivesMatter

Posted by: James Cameron at April 11, 2017 12:12 PM (FqgrG)

286 They were going to make a third Fantasia in the mid-2000s, I think.

You can actually find a couple of the proposed segments on Youtube as independent shorts.

I would have liked a third Fantasia, though.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 12:12 PM (ELUpj)

There was a second?

I think I recall a Fantasia 2000, but that wasn't a remake?

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at April 11, 2017 12:13 PM (72PAC)

287 Seriously,this piece needs to be read.Soe interseting stuff in it.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/262172/

Posted by: steevy at April 11, 2017 12:13 PM (r/0kC)

288 277 Pretty sure they aren't makiganymore Narnia movies,despite the first ones being successes.
Posted by: steevy at April 11, 2017 12:11 PM (r/0kC)

===============

The third one really didn't make enough to cover it's budget and marketing costs.

Walden has been trying to get The Silver Chair made ever since, but no one wants to put up the money since Dawn Treader didn't do all that well.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 12:13 PM (ELUpj)

289 Oh, and speaking of no movies made for the character how about Indian Chief?

Who can forget the classic episode where a monster pops out of the Moon, because it is really an egg, and only Indian Chief can defeat it by getting really, really big?

Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2017 12:13 PM (eSx+E)

290 I have downloaded a two hour cut and want to see how that plays as well, and there are a few others that have been done. Maybe one of them will work.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 12:07 PM (ELUpj)


This is the version I saw:

https://tolkieneditor.wordpress.com/

This is what Mrs. Muse and I watched on election night. We thought it mostly worked. And then, at about 11pm Pacific time, with great trepidation, we tuned into election news for the first time and we were all WHAT? DONALD TRUMP IS *WINNING*?

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 11, 2017 12:13 PM (SzBdI)

291
You know who never gets a movie made about him???
Aquaman. Thats who.



At the very least you'd think he could land an edorsement deal for a bottled water company.




Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at April 11, 2017 12:13 PM (lKyWE)

292 Reason being very simple. Cameron's 'thought out' world had an issue. Every bit of fauna on the planet was symmetrically hexapedal EXCEPT the intelligent race.

Posted by: Anna Puma


Most of my offline circle (myself included) came to the conclusion the ecosystem was artificial. Pandora was, in effect, a retirement home for a warrior race.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 11, 2017 12:13 PM (9krrF)

293 When do we get the live-action remake of Fantasia?

Posted by: mindful webworker - mr bluebird's on my shoulder at April 11, 2017 12:11 PM (DKgtk)


When everyone starts doing acid again?

Posted by: BurtTC at April 11, 2017 12:13 PM (TOk1P)

294 That Navi chick had a real purty mouth.

Posted by: eleven at April 11, 2017 12:13 PM (qUNWi)

295 "Am I the only one who couldn't care less about all these comic book movies? "

Yep. Until my kids dragged me to Guardians I, which I liked because it was fun and didn't take itself seriously, and actually delivered interesting characters. And a great soundtrack

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 11, 2017 12:13 PM (SIY7D)

296 Never forget that CNN covered up for Saddam--his tortures, his murders, his brutality, his human rights violations, all of it--just to have access in Iraq.
Posted by: RoyalOil
----------

See: Walter Duranty, New York Times

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2017 12:14 PM (NBHj5)

297 Not anymore.
Part 2 bombed, hard.
No Part 3.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 12:11 PM
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*whew* and even the China B.O. couldn't save it, unlike Transformers

Posted by: Astronaut Achmed at April 11, 2017 12:14 PM (laQYo)

298 If CNN were not in Airports, nobody would ever see them

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 11, 2017 12:14 PM (KlI/a)

299 guy #1: The Directors cut of the Scooby Doo movie.



guy # 2: uhh....any good?



guy #1: Oh yeah; it has 45 minutes less footage.
***
They got the look pretty darn good for those movies.

You'd think the plot would have been easy, it is Scooby Doo for goodness sake...but no.


Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2017 12:14 PM (eSx+E)

300 286 There was a second?

I think I recall a Fantasia 2000, but that wasn't a remake?
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at April 11, 2017 12:13 PM (72PAC)

===============

Nope. That was all new stuff.

Except The Sorcerer's Apprentice, which ended it just like it did the original.

Disney's original vision for Fantasia was a movie that was constantly in theaters, but would have new segments added and old ones taken out individually over time. Keeping in The Sorcerer's Apprentice kind of keeps that spirit a bit.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 12:15 PM (ELUpj)

301 Sad news -- a part 3 is slated to be made...
Posted by: Astronaut Achmed at April 11, 2017 12:10 PM (laQYo)

-----

Crap.

Harvester King this time???

And all the parents were killed off.... except Judd Hirsch.

I predict he's a goner in ID3.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 11, 2017 12:15 PM (8XRCm)

302 Wow. Brook had a yuge sad.

You just know in her head she was screaming, "SHUT UP! SHUT UP!"

Love it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 11, 2017 12:15 PM (PY9jH)

303 Maleficent was fine as a villian, Jolie looked really hot. But for some reason (looking at you, Wicked), they decided to make her the wronged and scorned woman oppressed by all the mean male humans. F* that.

I think Pornhub probably has made Cherry Poptart superfluous, for better or worse.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 11, 2017 12:15 PM (zsHGH)

304 The Lord of the Rings movies were incomprehensible to anybody that did not read the books. They were meant as visual effects for Tolkien fans.

I'm a "Tolkein fan", and it pains me to watch them. There were moments, such as the actor who portrayed Theoden and Eowyn. These were awesome, and they were able to deliver text from the books.

But most of it was formulaic, cheap jokes and stunts. Epic adventure or quest? No.

Posted by: Hooray for Hollywood at April 11, 2017 12:15 PM (326rv)

305 Indian Chief was created just for the Superfriends to add diversity.

Posted by: steevy at April 11, 2017 12:15 PM (r/0kC)

306 The third one really didn't make enough to cover it's budget and marketing costs.
Walden has been trying to get The Silver Chair made ever since, but no one wants to put up the money since Dawn Treader didn't do all that well.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 12:13 PM (ELUpj)


This how it went.

The first Narnia movie was pretty good.
The second one was kind of mediocre.
The third sucked donkey balls. I mean, it *really* sucked donkey balls.

So yeah, nobody wants to touch that franchise.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 11, 2017 12:15 PM (SzBdI)

307 After CNN's hard-hitting expose on Russian Dressing, I think it's safe to say there's no pretense of seriousness left over there.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 11, 2017 12:15 PM (ul9CR)

308 I just read on Drudge about the Dems' new secret weapon:

Cussin.'

That's right. Cower in fear, bitches, 'cause the Dems are cussin.'

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at April 11, 2017 12:16 PM (97XyN)

309 You know who never gets a movie made about him???
Aquaman. Thats who.


Hey! That was my best role ever!

Posted by: Vincent Chase at April 11, 2017 12:16 PM (9krrF)

310
Because no one on the conservative side believes a Republican, let alone a Democrat, executive would do anything to stop CNN and friends from doing what they do now?

Posted by: 18-1


Be that as it may, I'm only presenting it as a historical footnote. That the MSM actually was never as bad as it is now. I don't see anything that will slow that spiral down.

Except everyone cutting the cable and cutting off their revenue. I've done my part.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 11, 2017 12:16 PM (HTdUD)

311 Most of my offline circle (myself included) came to the conclusion the
ecosystem was artificial. Pandora was, in effect, a retirement home for
a warrior race.
***
You know what would be a great sequel? Pandora is actually a giant weapon. The owners created the Navi to protect it when they aren't using it as a Death Star to blow shit up.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2017 12:16 PM (eSx+E)

312 I would have liked a third Fantasia, though.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 12:12 PM (ELUpj)

There was a second?

I think I recall a Fantasia 2000, but that wasn't a remake?

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at April 11, 2017 12:13 PM (72PAC)


No, not a remake. I remember almost nothing from it. The thing gets real boring real fast, even though the imagery is... imaginative.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 11, 2017 12:16 PM (TOk1P)

313 'Fart Man' is yet to be made.

Posted by: Howard Stern at April 11, 2017 12:17 PM (bc2Lc)

314 Cicero #144: ...Rosie O'Donnell has already been signed for a live action remake of Fantasia....

Dang, I shoulda known someone would've already suggested Fantasia. And Song of the South which I was going to suggest too, but typed/deleted.

I think I'm'a haveta go have a day now as if I had a life outside the gray boxes.

Posted by: mindful webworker - mr bluebird's on my shoulder at April 11, 2017 12:17 PM (DKgtk)

315 Re: Judd Hirsch

I predict he's a goner in ID3. Posted by: fixerupper at April 11, 2017 12:15 PM (8XRCm)
=====His "Donuts" sitcom on CBS is way ahead of ID3 in terms of killing him. Terrible show, full of SJW tropes...

Posted by: Astronaut Achmed at April 11, 2017 12:17 PM (laQYo)

316 306 This how it went.

The first Narnia movie was pretty good.
The second one was kind of mediocre.
The third sucked donkey balls. I mean, it *really* sucked donkey balls.

So yeah, nobody wants to touch that franchise.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 11, 2017 12:15 PM (SzBdI)

================

I think that they're fine movies, but just way too expensive for the stories they're telling.

You don't need $100 million budget to make The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. The old BBC version is just as good as the big budget Hollywood version.

Walden wanted their own Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter type excuse to print money.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 12:17 PM (ELUpj)

317 I just read on Drudge about the Dems' new secret weapon:

Cussin.'

--

I don't think it's very secret.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 11, 2017 12:17 PM (+FSld)

318 Which is why I've fingered Ben Rhodes...
Posted by: Ignoramus at April 11, 2017 12:11 PM (SIY7D)

Uh...phrasing!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 11, 2017 12:18 PM (zsHGH)

319 Brother Cavil, H. Beam Piper beat Cameron to that about fifty years ago. Well it is more implied than anything. Zarathustra was the planet name. And Fuzzy was the name of the species.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2017 12:18 PM (9qw5X)

320 Wolfie's election night hysterics remain comedy gold.

"Turn those machines back on, John! Tell me how she's going to win. TELL ME HOW SHE'S GOING TO WIN!

There's still a dozen votes left to be counted in Buttfuck County-TURN THOSE MACHINES BACK ON!"

It's so hilarious.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 11, 2017 12:18 PM (ul9CR)

321 Fart Man?


It stinks!!

Posted by: The Critic at April 11, 2017 12:18 PM (qUNWi)

322 Yes, think about how unappealing is the idea of being a refugee. Which is why I'm suspicious of those many young fighting-age men who are now in Europe. Are they really fleeing for safety, when safety is apparently unimportant to the women and children left behind?

I understand that many libs really seem to believe that Trump is the living breathing Hitler. And yet, despite threats and promises, they do not leave their homeland.

Why is the soft bigotry of lowered expectations seemingly intrinsic in their mindset? "Flight for thee but not for me?"

There's something very wrong with this picture.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 11, 2017 12:18 PM (tHwdc)

323 261 Now, if they'd make a live-action Cherry Poptart movie, I might reconsider.
Posted by: Popeye at April 11, 2017 12:05 PM (X6fMO)

Who should play the lead role? ScarJo?
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 11, 2017 12:08 PM (SzBdI)

It's right up her alley.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 11, 2017 12:19 PM (RD7QR)

324 Noood Jooos

Posted by: Emmie at April 11, 2017 12:19 PM (xVuS6)

325 The media loves the Democrats, but the Democrats don't respect the media. Obama treated them with utter disdain, like the groupies they were. And remember Bill Clinton exploding at someone (Chris Wallace?) because he asked a question Clinton never got asked? Nancy Pelosi too went off on someone --I forget who and why--but she was seething.
But the media act like battered housewives around Democrats--subservient, scared and walking on eggshells...

Posted by: JoeF. at April 11, 2017 12:19 PM (7uYFy)

326 I do not know why people bitch and moan about The Hobbit and LoTR movies.

I've read the books. I can see why Jackson did what he did. WTF else could they have realistically done better?

It's like they expected Jackson to follow the books paragraph by paragraph and that's not possible BECAUSE - epic MOVIES based off of BOOKS. 2 mediums that are the opposite of each other. Both mediums have their strengths and their limitations.

Fantasy Dorks and their pet peeves. Can't have one without the other.

Posted by: Skunky Choom at April 11, 2017 12:20 PM (AeTx0)

327 Indian Chief was created just for the Superfriends to add diversity.

Posted by: steevy at April 11, 2017 12:15 PM (r/0kC)



Liz Warren: Needum squaw too. Sexists

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 11, 2017 12:20 PM (493sH)

328 "210 So, does anybody know why my iPhone just spontaneously rebooted?"

the Russians?

heh

Posted by: ploome at April 11, 2017 12:21 PM (vzZKT)

329 "That the MSM actually was never as bad as it is now. I don't see anything that will slow that spiral down."

What's different is that the outlets are concentrated, with corporate parents which have a collective Borg agenda, and that it's 24/7 and co-ordinated.

The way you beat them is to use Mad Media Skilzz to make them look ridiculous. Trump is good at that. I still believe that Bannon has a big role in this

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 11, 2017 12:21 PM (SIY7D)

330 Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 12:11 PM

The reason they sat on a sequel so long was apparently... George W Bush. Fox was pushing Devlin/Emmerich for a sequel in the early 2000s, but they refused, saying "we can't have a movie with a heroic President while he's in office".

They deserve to lose as much money as humanly possible.

Posted by: The NSA at April 11, 2017 12:21 PM (S2VsH)

331 326 I do not know why people bitch and moan about The Hobbit and LoTR movies.

I've read the books. I can see why Jackson did what he did. WTF else could they have realistically done better?

It's like they expected Jackson to follow the books paragraph by paragraph and that's not possible BECAUSE - epic MOVIES based off of BOOKS. 2 mediums that are the opposite of each other. Both mediums have their strengths and their limitations.

Fantasy Dorks and their pet peeves. Can't have one without the other.
Posted by: Skunky Choom at April 11, 2017 12:20 PM (AeTx0)

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I think the Hobbit movies are pretty good.

But they're bloated, directionless, and overlong.

It didn't help that a few months before the release of the first one, Jackson received instructions from the studio to make the 2 movies into 3.

They hadn't planned on an extra 2-3 hours of content being necessary, so they bloated it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 12:21 PM (ELUpj)

332 You know what would be a great sequel? Pandora is actually a giant weapon. The owners created the Navi to protect it when they aren't using it as a Death Star to blow shit up.
Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2017 12:16 PM (eSx+E)

and.... it could run into the Star War's Death Star... so a Battle of Death Stars!

Posted by: Don Q. at April 11, 2017 12:23 PM (NgKpN)

333 Next up: live action "Harold and his Purple Crayon"!!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 11, 2017 12:23 PM (u2EhZ)

334 You'd think the plot would have been easy, it is Scooby Doo for goodness sake...but no.

I was never a Scooby-Doo fan to being with, but finding out the studio / writers decided to make Velma a lesbian turned me off.

Really? A movie for kids and you've got to show Velma getting wet for Daphne?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 11, 2017 12:23 PM (X6fMO)

335 Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 12:21 PM (ELUpj)

The fight scenes went from the semi realism of Lord of the Rings...

to stupid.... broke immersion....

Posted by: Don Q. at April 11, 2017 12:24 PM (NgKpN)

336 Sorry speaking from a purely aesthetic point of view, Jackson turned a simple heist story The Hobbit into The Battleship Potemkim filled with 'meaning.' And thus ruined it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2017 12:24 PM (9qw5X)

337 Hah! Vindicated, I am.

Doc on United plane was convicted of felony. Traded prescription drugs for gay sex. Also psych report on him is not good.

lolololol

Posted by: IrishEi at April 11, 2017 12:24 PM (HiDrR)

338 Except The Sorcerer's Apprentice, which ended it just like it did the original.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 12:15 PM

"The Sorcerer's Apprentice" does not close either Fantasia. Night on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria closes out the first picture, and Firebird Suite is 2000's finale.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 11, 2017 12:25 PM (S2VsH)

339 Case Study: Independence Day

As a solo movie it was a fun, campy, popcorn infused action/end of the world disaster movie. It deserved all the accolades and nostalgia it got.

Then, 20 years later, they do a sequel and forget everything that made the original work. Then add in moody, whiny, millennials trying to save the world to boot and then, obviously, try to make it it's own expanded universe. Sad news -- a part 3 is slated to be made...
Posted by: Astronaut Achmed

As for the first, the best scenes were lifted from George Pal's version of War of the Worlds. Think about the scene where a city is nuked (Houston in this case).

George Pals' version was on a low budget, even for then, and the special effects available pale to what exists now. But tat had drama. The sense that humanity was losing.

Posted by: Hooray for Hollywood at April 11, 2017 12:25 PM (326rv)

340 Burn. Brooke has terminal Resting Bitch Face throughout. The clip of hILLRY pissed him off, he starts ripping, and she's thinking "Derp".

Posted by: wth at April 11, 2017 12:26 PM (HgMAr)

341 I've read the books. I can see why Jackson did what he did. WTF else could they have realistically done better?

Two words: dwarf tossing.

Posted by: Hooray for Hollywood at April 11, 2017 12:26 PM (326rv)

342 The original Independence Day was basically every alien invasion movie trope tossed into a Cuisinart.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2017 12:26 PM (9qw5X)

343 >>Next up: live action "Harold and his Purple Crayon"!!


Oh, I love the Harold and the Purple Crayon animated series that HBO did.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2017 12:28 PM (NOIQH)

344 CNN's descent into self-parody makes a lot more sense when you realize that Jeff Zucker, who currently is running CNN and is rumored to be micromanaging coverage from the sidelines, is the guy who made MSNBC into what it is today. CNN was never great, but it used to be better than what it is today.

I had high hopes when they hired Jake Tapper away from ABC. I give him something of a pass because he showed himself willing to question the Obama administration more than anybody else outside of Fox or talk radio did. I think he's at least got a history of challenging those in power on both sides, and unlike most of his peers he seems to have at least some respect for middle America. But it's clear even he's being affected by Zucker's crusade.

Also, that Thor trailer is straight out of my Saturday morning childhood in the 80s. I didn't give a crap about this movie but after seeing the trailer I'm kind of stoked.

Posted by: Caiwyn at April 11, 2017 12:30 PM (BRgmb)

345 I realize that everyone's gone...

But I liked Dawn Treader.

Posted by: browndog at April 11, 2017 12:32 PM (bGMOs)

346 But I liked Dawn Treader.


Posted by: browndog at April 11, 2017 12:32 PM

It wasn't a classic, but it was still better than Prince Caspian.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 11, 2017 12:34 PM (S2VsH)

347 OregonMuse #211: ...That's why you need to see the "Tolkien edit" version of The Hobbit....

Does such a thing exist? I'd download it. I quit watching when that brown wizard, formerly-dr-who guy with bird poo on his head, took off with his giant bunny-drawn sled. (spoiler?)

I've often suggested there should be a back-to-the-books edit of the Potter series as well.

Posted by: mindful webworker - live remake of Yosimite Sam at April 11, 2017 12:38 PM (DKgtk)

348 CNN wasn't always negative about Trump. While he was a candidate for the Republican nomination, he got some pretty good press vis--vis the other Republicans. It wasn't until he became the Republican nominee that they turned on him like a press corps scorned. Pretty much the Romney treatment. And McCain treatment.

It was almost like someone was directing the selection, but that's just crazy talk.

Posted by: Advo at April 11, 2017 12:40 PM (ekVHT)

349 >>>325 The media loves the Democrats, but the Democrats don't respect the media. Obama treated them with utter disdain, like the groupies they were. And remember Bill Clinton exploding at someone (Chris Wallace?) because he asked a question Clinton never got asked?
Posted by: JoeF. at April 11, 2017 12:19 PM (7uYFy)

Maybe Charlie Rose? It was really something. It was about Monica.

Posted by: m at April 11, 2017 12:50 PM (Gqgs8)

350 >>>Maybe Charlie Rose? It was really something. It was about Monica.
Posted by: m at April 11, 2017 12:50 PM (Gqgs

Peter Jennings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wJMO7cmhHo

Posted by: m at April 11, 2017 12:53 PM (Gqgs8)

351 Also, for you semi-comicgeeks, it looks like they're using the plot of Planet Hulk, only with Thor in the Hulk role and Hulk in the...Silver Surfer role. I know, very inside baseball, but if you get the time and have the inclination, the Planet Hulk graphic novel is actually pretty good. And I say that as a non-Hulk fan.


-----followed by the disappointing World War Hulk storyline

Posted by: Tradd at April 11, 2017 12:53 PM (GSJcT)

352 >>>337 Hah! Vindicated, I am.

Doc on United plane was convicted of felony. Traded prescription drugs for gay sex. Also psych report on him is not good.

lolololol
Posted by: IrishEi at April 11, 2017 12:24 PM (HiDrR)

!!!

Posted by: m at April 11, 2017 12:58 PM (Gqgs8)

353 If you disagree with us you are STUPID, dumb, and a reprobate. The liberal media and Democrats (sorry for the duplication) are calling me their enemy. I might just start acting like it. getting closer each day

Posted by: arbitrary turn back at April 11, 2017 01:06 PM (8RQER)

354 Willowed, but anyway...

...live-action Cherry Poptart movie...

Omaha the Cat Dancer - actual plot and story (of sorts) included.

(I would drop the mic here, but it's hard on mics)

Posted by: mindful webworker - live remake of Yosimite Sam at April 11, 2017 01:15 PM (DKgtk)

355 Again, maybe I read too much into the scene.
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at April 11, 2017 11:41 AM (tVWQB)

I saw it more as Thor panicking a little bit that Cap might be able to lift it.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at April 11, 2017 01:23 PM (J70i0)

356 Easier to think of the Trad media not as the tools of the Democratic party but the other way around.
CNN isn't getting marching orders from the Democrats, but the other way around.
With this in mind, CNN will always debase themselves as they are losing power and have been for some time. Viewership is down, soon they will have to renegoitiate cable contracts and really start to lose money. As the oler population that is used to the TV news and newspapers vs the interwebs, they will continue to lose their power and they will continue to get desperate. They can't stop the hemorrhaging and they are ideologically opposed to giving up their control. So they keep doing what they always have done, we just seeing behind the curtain these days with various other news sources, and we as a people are just re-learning how to think for ourselves again and use the Constitutionally defined levers of power to reign them back in. Once the news dissemination system stops having any real influence, we can work on education system, the other leftist/globalist indoctrination system, a much bigger and longer recovery task. Taking back control of the government is crucial and draining the swamps at all levels.

Posted by: Janir at April 11, 2017 01:44 PM (Lk5qN)

357 When you can't figure out that an article is CNN or the Onion when you read it, you know they (CNN) have gone too far.

Posted by: jim at April 11, 2017 01:57 PM (gjGvH)

358 Brooke looks like she ate a turd...

Posted by: macleod at April 11, 2017 03:19 PM (N315I)

359 *types*

*deletes*

I wholeheartedly disagree. Jackson did the best possible adaptation of that film with available or custom ordered tech, and while I have some adaptation quibbles, it wasn't bad.

I disagree with more of the Hobbit trilogy, but it wouldn't have all fit in one movie, and with use of material from Return of the King's appendices, you fill it out to three solid movies in length. Just some of the invention and fan-fic elements annoy me...

Posted by: Colonel Kurtz at April 11, 2017 03:42 PM (vZiiT)

360 I realized this back in September when I went to CNN's main page, which
I rarely do, and saw 6 features about Trump or his candidacy, and every
one of them was negative, and highly critical. Every. Single. One.
That's when I knew that there was something weird going on.

Just change the name to Washington Post and the very same is true. I once counted 15 headlines and articles damning Trump on the online front page.

Posted by: Ruth H at April 11, 2017 04:06 PM (l9C+M)

361 Counterfeit News Network.

Posted by: KauaiGoneGin at April 11, 2017 07:32 PM (rJ81s)

362 "The Most Busted Name In News"

Posted by: MichaelT at April 11, 2017 07:35 PM (JeAp+)

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