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 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 9:32 AM   
 By:   fisch   (Member)

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4

TERMINATOR 5---the two finalists to play Sarah Connor are reportedly Emilia Clarke (GAME OF THRONES) and Brie Larson (21 JUMP STREET). Speculation is that Clarke might be the lead candidate because director Alan Taylor has directed her on GAME OF THRONES. The roles of John Connor and Kyle Reece are yet to be cast.





COMEDY MOVIE---untitled comedy movie underway about a movie being made where everything goes wrong. The script is by Stanley Donen (CHARADE, SINGING IN THE RAIN) and Elaine May (HEAVEN CAN WAIT). Mike Nichols is the producer. Christopher Walken, Charles Grodin, Ron Rifkin and Jeannie Berlin were involved in a reading for investors.

FRANK DARABONT---commented on Hollywood shifting towards television because of inferior movie-making,

"For one thing, there's a certain volume expected -- you're not sitting around for two or three years waiting for someone to say yes. So you go to work. There's a machine that kicks in with television and you have to keep it fed. That means we get to do what we do on a regular basis; we're not sitting around twiddling our thumbs.
The other thing is, a lot of the best writing has fled to television because they don't want it in movies anymore. Hopefully the pendulum is swinging back, but I think movies by and large have sucked for some years now because it's all the special effects extravaganzas, and I don't give a damn about any of the characters because there's no writing there.
You see that with the actors, too, who are coming to television for that very reason. They're getting stuff to play in television that they don't get to do in features.
Certainly with Breaking Bad and going back to The Sopranos, it's more adult content now. It's not Mr. Ed anymore or The Beverly Hillbillies. You've got some serious storytelling going on with very adult content, and that is such a pleasure.
Plus it's not all just gloom and doom on the feature side, but the other part of it is that television can give certain niche stories a chance. Like Breaking Bad never would have existed as a feature, I don't think, but it's brilliant television."


300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE---poster released.





HOUSE OF CARDS---Season 2 premiers on Netflix on February 14.

BLACKLIST---NBC renewed the series for Season 2.

DOWNTON ABBEY---the two-hour Christmas special is partially set in Buckingham Palace six months after the end of Season 4 and involves a scandal that threatens the British monarchy.





HANNIBAL---Gillian Anderson and Eddie Izzard are returning for Season 2.

THE LOST YEARS---History Channel series about Jesus Christ's younger years which will "explore Jesus' origins as an exorcist". The script is by Scott Kosar (THE AMITYVILLE HORROR remake, THE MACHINIST). Eli Roth is co-producer.

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY---Marcia Gay Harden will play Christian Grey's adoptive mother.

SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK---movie underway based on the children's novels. The script is by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton (SAW).

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 9:37 AM   
 By:   Stefancos   (Member)

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4

TERMINATOR 5---the two finalists to play Sarah Connor are reportedly Emilia Clarke (GAME OF THRONES) and Brie Larson (21 JUMP STREET). Speculation is that Clarke might be the lead candidate because director Alan Taylor has directed her on GAME OF THRONES. The roles of John Connor and Kyle Reece are yet to be cast.


But...but....Kyle Reece was already recast in the last film. John Conner has been recast 2 times!

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 9:46 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

The other thing is, a lot of the best writing has fled to television because they don't want it in movies anymore.

Darabont's right, of course. Instead they want Avengers, Thor and other comic strip nonsense made for the minds of twelve year-olds (in the bodies of 20-40 year-olds, lamentably).

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 10:12 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Oh good, this nonsense again. And from such an intellectual luminary as Frank Darabont, no less.

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

No, he's right. No feature film of late even approaches the script quality of Breaking Bad, e.g.

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

I agree that there's plenty of strong TV lately, but I still don't have any trouble finding good movies. I haven't watched Breaking Bad yet because I don't have time to get addicted to a TV show right now, but the state of movies is not all bad, and not all comics. Mud, 12 Years a Slave, Upstream Color, Frances Ha, A Touch of Sin, Before Midnight, Blue is the Warmest Color, The Hunt, Blue Jasmine, Gravity, Prisoners, The Act of Killing, Short Term 12, Wadjda, Heli, Like Someone in Love, Nebraska, Computer Chess, The Great Beauty, The Selfish Giant . . . there are excellent movies coming out spanning the range of genres.

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 11:21 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

I don't need to watch TV or even lots of movies because the on the dot commentary from you guys keeps me in the picture. big grin

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 12:22 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Its very telling that Frank Darabont's statement about Hollywood is followed by a poster for the 300 prequel.

Its even more telling that OnlyGoodMusic decided to troll the board (again) with his lamentably silly bias against superhero fare using Darabont's unrelated statement as a soapbox.

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 12:32 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

fisch: So what do we know about a new "Terminator"? (And I hate to call it 5, because I've never been able to accept that "Terminator Salvation" was more than a fill-in-the-gaps prequel that really didn't ring my bells.) And I've NEVER had a problem with #3 with Nick Stahl, which so many fans seem to dislike.

As for "House of Cards," I had a lot of trouble with it, mainly because Kevin Spacey isn't the supercilious turd from the British original played so effectively by Ian Richardson. I usually love Kevin Spacey, but didn't feel he was right for the Francis Urquhart role, mainly because he's too likable -- he's likable in most of his roles, with the exception of the mad killer he played in "Seven," and we need to despise Urquhart, which we don't do when he's played by Kevin Spacey. (As for "Urquhart," I got that spelling from IMBd, but it looks misspelled to me.)

And I totally agree with much that Frank Darabont wrote about current TV vs movies.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 12:32 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I agree that there's plenty of strong TV lately, but I still don't have any trouble finding good movies. I haven't watched Breaking Bad yet because I don't have time to get addicted to a TV show right now, but the state of movies is not all bad, and not all comics. Mud, 12 Years a Slave, Upstream Color, Frances Ha, A Touch of Sin, Before Midnight, Blue is the Warmest Color, The Hunt, Blue Jasmine, Gravity, Prisoners, The Act of Killing, Short Term 12, Wadjda, Heli, Like Someone in Love, Nebraska, Computer Chess, The Great Beauty, The Selfish Giant . . . there are excellent movies coming out spanning the range of genres.

That's a valiant effort, mastadge (which I salute and condone), but you should know by now that the majority of people here judges the state of things by mainstream Hollywood action movies alone.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 4:11 PM   
 By:   Clark Wayne   (Member)

Aren't those girls a bit young to play Sarah Connor? Unless this is the dreaded 'reboot' and John Connor will be some precocious 7 year old brat...

Please say it ain't so...

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 6:18 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Aren't those girls a bit young to play Sarah Connor? Unless this is the dreaded 'reboot' and John Connor will be some precocious 7 year old brat...

As I recall the premise is that Skynet sends a Terminator further back in time to kill Sarah Connor when she's young.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 8:34 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

he's likable in most of his roles, with the exception of the mad killer he played in "Seven,"

So Hopper in a bug's life was likable?

(As for "Urquhart," I got that spelling from IMBd, but it looks misspelled to me.)

Nope, that's the right spelling. IMDb on the other hand... smile

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 11:38 PM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

No, he's right. No feature film of late even approaches the script quality of Breaking Bad, e.g.

Hopefully in 10 years time BB and a lot of other recent "greats" will get the current "what was the fuss all about, it didn't stand the test of time" treatment given to series from the 70s and 80s, and then, at last, they will be right.

D.S.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 11:47 PM   
 By:   Clark Wayne   (Member)

Aren't those girls a bit young to play Sarah Connor? Unless this is the dreaded 'reboot' and John Connor will be some precocious 7 year old brat...

As I recall the premise is that Skynet sends a Terminator further back in time to kill Sarah Connor when she's young.


Oh I see-but does it mean it's pre the events of the original film? Interested to se how they shoehorn in Arnie, who bless him, is definately showing his age these days.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 5:15 AM   
 By:   Freejack   (Member)

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4

TERMINATOR 5---the two finalists to play Sarah Connor are reportedly Emilia Clarke (GAME OF THRONES) and Brie Larson (21 JUMP STREET). Speculation is that Clarke might be the lead candidate because director Alan Taylor has directed her on GAME OF THRONES. The roles of John Connor and Kyle Reece are yet to be cast.


But...but....Kyle Reece was already recast in the last film. John Conner has been recast 2 times!


---
How about giving Edward Furlong another chance... big grin

Here he's seen at the 2013 Vegas Indie Film Fest humping a T-800 endoskeleton made out of rubbers. eek

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 9:56 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Re: "How about giving Edward Furlong another chanceā€¦"

For me, Edward Furlong made "T2" practically unwatchable, although that didn't stop me from buying the special edition DVD or the Blu-ray of it. It reminded me to seeing Brad Renfro as the kid in "The Client" and I hated him so much that I was rooting for the bad guys to get him. And the same for "T2": I wanted the bad Terminator to get Furlong when Arnold comes back as the good one determined to keep little John Connor alive!

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 11:03 AM   
 By:   Freejack   (Member)

I was being sarcastic Ron... I'm with you.

Recast the bastard. big grin

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 11:15 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Freejack: Glad to hear that! I was afraid I might be the lone non-fan of Edward Furlong in "T2"!!!

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 3:17 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

Thats either a Terminator, or Carol Burnett in curlers...

 
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