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Re: Getting sick of all these movie franchise 'Reboots' and remakes
« Reply #45 on: March 30, 2011, 12:14:54 PM »
While Sean Connery remains the classic Bond, I think that Pierce Brosnan has actually been the best to date. Connery wasn't that good an actor (but delivered the wry oneliners very well), Roger Moore was just Simon Templar (The Saint), and lacked the athleticism and the wit, Lazenby was too dark, Timothy Dalton was awful. Daniel Craig is actually pretty good.

That's a fair analysis.  Daniel Craig brings back the badass Bond.  I did like Pierce Brosnan, though.  Suave, tough, cool under pressure.

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Re: Getting sick of all these movie franchise 'Reboots' and remakes
« Reply #46 on: March 30, 2011, 12:22:30 PM »
Yeah, Brosnan was a refreshing change after Dalton.  They actually wanted Brosnan before Dalton (or rather instead of), but at the time he was still locked into his 'Remington Steele' Contract.  Remmber that show?  lol

I'll have to rent Casino Royale.  My only 2 'concerns' over Craig are really superficial:
1. He didn't CARE if he martini was shaken not stirred?  What?  lol
2. He's 'blonde'.  I've never seen Bond as a blonde. 
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Re: Getting sick of all these movie franchise 'Reboots' and remakes
« Reply #49 on: March 30, 2011, 12:32:33 PM »
Yeah, Brosnan was a refreshing change after Dalton.  They actually wanted Brosnan before Dalton (or rather instead of), but at the time he was still locked into his 'Remington Steele' Contract.  Remmber that show?  lol

I'll have to rent Casino Royale.  My only 2 'concerns' over Craig are really superficial:
1. He didn't CARE if he martini was shaken not stirred?  What?  lol
2. He's 'blonde'.  I've never seen Bond as a blonde. 

First off, Casino Royale (with Daniel Craig) is an excellent Bond movie, and I definitely recommend you seeing it.  The thing to remember is that this is Bond before he became (or as he is becomming) "Bond".  In this movie he is developing into the Bond that we are familiar with from the portrayals by Connery et al.  Soooo, at this time, he wouldn't have cared if his martini was shaken, or whether he was even drinking a martini at all.  There are things in this movie, such as Bond making mistakes, that would never happen in the previous movies since he is a new 00 and is still learning. He isn't polished yet. Also, anybody notice how the music changes in this movie? It slowly develops into the full Bond theme throughout the movie and we don't hear the full theme until the end.
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Re: Getting sick of all these movie franchise 'Reboots' and remakes
« Reply #50 on: March 30, 2011, 12:42:12 PM »
He invented his drink in that movie. But doesn't it have a twist?

Thanks for the bit about the score changing. I think this is the best remake.

Yeah, Brosnan was a refreshing change after Dalton.  They actually wanted Brosnan before Dalton (or rather instead of), but at the time he was still locked into his 'Remington Steele' Contract.  Remmber that show?  lol

I'll have to rent Casino Royale.  My only 2 'concerns' over Craig are really superficial:
1. He didn't CARE if he martini was shaken not stirred?  What?  lol
2. He's 'blonde'.  I've never seen Bond as a blonde. 

First off, Casino Royale (with Daniel Craig) is an excellent Bond movie, and I definitely recommend you seeing it.  The thing to remember is that this is Bond before he became (or as he is becomming) "Bond".  In this movie he is developing into the Bond that we are familiar with from the portrayals by Connery et al.  Soooo, at this time, he wouldn't have cared if his martini was shaken, or whether he was even drinking a martini at all.  There are things in this movie, such as Bond making mistakes, that would never happen in the previous movies since he is a new 00 and is still learning. He isn't polished yet. Also, anybody notice how the music changes in this movie? It slowly develops into the full Bond theme throughout the movie and we don't hear the full theme until the end.
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Re: Getting sick of all these movie franchise 'Reboots' and remakes
« Reply #51 on: March 30, 2011, 01:21:54 PM »
speaking of diamonds are forever, there is a scene in vegas where he is driving a red mach 1 through a parking lot.  he goes between two buildings with the driver side wheels in the air.  he comes out with the passenger wheels in the air. now that is bad ass.   also in thunderball (i think) there is an underwater fight scene.  he gets his blue goggles pulled from his face. he reaches down and grabs a black one off some dead floater.  it instantly turns blue again. 
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Re: Getting sick of all these movie franchise 'Reboots' and remakes
« Reply #52 on: March 30, 2011, 05:05:16 PM »
speaking of diamonds are forever, there is a scene in vegas where he is driving a red mach 1 through a parking lot.  he goes between two buildings with the driver side wheels in the air.  he comes out with the passenger wheels in the air. now that is bad ass.   also in thunderball (i think) there is an underwater fight scene.  he gets his blue goggles pulled from his face. he reaches down and grabs a black one off some dead floater.  it instantly turns blue again. 

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Re: Getting sick of all these movie franchise 'Reboots' and remakes
« Reply #53 on: March 30, 2011, 05:25:15 PM »
I have heard that production companies are "suffering" because John Q is choosing to Netflix and
stay at home with theaters that rival the big screens. So they are in the middle of considering to
start negotiating talks about releasing movies to theaters and on-demand venues Cable/Sat for
something near the cost of handful of tickets. Imagine having a "premier" at home with a bunch of friends
and water pistols for the "talker"!!! :D

That would be pretty cool, if you ask me. Watching a new release at midnight with my own popcorn
of reasonable size, a cool draft in one hand and the remote in the other...Pause for the intermission
for my miniscule bladder... ;D
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Re: Getting sick of all these movie franchise 'Reboots' and remakes
« Reply #54 on: March 30, 2011, 05:29:50 PM »
Many theaters now are having live event simulcasts.  One theater here is showing live operas from the Met.

Same problem though - dark room, sneezing, coughing strangers
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Re: Getting sick of all these movie franchise 'Reboots' and remakes
« Reply #55 on: March 30, 2011, 06:00:18 PM »
Re: Bond movies. Liked the Daniel Craig "Casino Royale" .... totally lost me with "Quantum of Solace"... WTF happened in that movie? Never figured that one out.

I'm just waiting for the remake of "Star Crash".
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Re: Getting sick of all these movie franchise 'Reboots' and remakes
« Reply #56 on: March 30, 2011, 06:22:53 PM »
Total Recall?  Really??  Pffff...That movie rocked, why remake it?

Right.  As in "I totally recall when Sharon Stone was hot." 

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Re: Getting sick of all these movie franchise 'Reboots' and remakes
« Reply #57 on: March 30, 2011, 10:26:23 PM »
That would be pretty cool, if you ask me. Watching a new release at midnight with my own popcorn
of reasonable size, a cool draft in one hand and the remote in the other...Pause for the intermission
for my miniscule bladder... ;D
These are the main reasons why I usually watch movies at home.  Pause for the bathroom, getting a snack, refreshing my beer, whatever I want.  I control the volume, I can go back because I missed what was said . . . all of those reasons trump the big screen experience for me.
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Re: Getting sick of all these movie franchise 'Reboots' and remakes
« Reply #58 on: March 30, 2011, 11:03:17 PM »
Let's not forget, freeze-frame, one-frame-at-a-time slow-motion, and subtitles.  They allow for seeing or hearing important things
that go by in a flash.

For instance - being able to read the subtitles of what Gollum was saying in LOTR really made a huge difference in my enjoyment of the movie. 

Or Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct  ;)

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Re: Getting sick of all these movie franchise 'Reboots' and remakes
« Reply #59 on: March 31, 2011, 01:04:34 AM »
Re going to the theater, in most of Europe it's illegal to take children under the age of two to a movie theater. Supposedly it's bad for the development of their ears because of the volume, but 1. if it's that loud I don't want to go anyway and 2. just walking down a busy street or taking the subway are just as loud.

In NYC, at least, they have special mommy matinees where SAHMs can go to meet up with the girlfriends while taking care of the kids. They turn the volume down and have a few babysitters on hand. I wish they did that here.

I agree about watching movies at home being more fun (we don't have a 50", but we do have a 42" LED HDTV with 24hz mode and a lovely bluray player. Watching the Star Trek reboot (which I think is an example of an EXCELLENT reboot) in HD on a big screen is breathtaking.

The only thing missing for us is a sound system. I used to have a nice Pioneer receiver and Klipsch 5.1 system, but they weren't compatible with 220v/50hz so I had to sell them  :-[ :( :'( :'(
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