The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Probably what *this* should be called.
User avatar
Dantes
Sentient Keyboard
Sentient Keyboard
Posts: 5541
Joined: Aug 23, 2018

The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Post by Dantes » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:38 pm

Grab some popcorn, and sit down. The show is about to start.
Pour like Hemingway's last call.

User avatar
Dantes
Sentient Keyboard
Sentient Keyboard
Posts: 5541
Joined: Aug 23, 2018

Re: The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Post by Dantes » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:03 am

Hey Doug, I ran across something a bit interesting I thought I'd share. You remember your complaints about the Shining in Ready Player One? Apparently they originally wanted to use Bladerunner, but couldn't get the rights.

Spielberg used the Shining sequence as a tribute to Kubrick, who was a very good friend.
Pour like Hemingway's last call.

User avatar
rianalnn
Posting Automaton
Posting Automaton
Posts: 2136
Joined: Aug 23, 2018

Re: The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Post by rianalnn » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:20 am

I just watched that last night, what a pile. I forget which part, but there was a moment that caned my nostalgia bone, but then I was whipped right back to, jeeze what a cash grab movie about dodging lamer cashgrabbers.

Also repost: Upgrade was a good time, not what I was expecting at all ^__^

From: vicious_bastard
Subject: crippled masters

Bring on the kung-fu amputees - no arms vs. no legs anyone? A bit of high-speed underground ninja-tunneling is always good as well. I wanna see some shit like that. Crazy monks with gnarly special powers can make any film good. FACT.

User avatar
Doug
Tako Tuesday
Forum Elf
Posts: 13666
Joined: Aug 23, 2018

Re: The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Post by Doug » Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:38 pm

Dantes wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:03 am
Hey Doug, I ran across something a bit interesting I thought I'd share. You remember your complaints about the Shining in Ready Player One? Apparently they originally wanted to use Bladerunner, but couldn't get the rights.

Spielberg used the Shining sequence as a tribute to Kubrick, who was a very good friend.
Yeah I had assumed that Spielberg was determined to have a Kubrick homage. After all, this is the guy who finished an unfinished Kubrick film (A.I.)

Blade Runner would have been better probably, sure

I would have used Casablanca
It's your turn in Cthulhu Wars
It's your turn in Squirrel Wars
It's your turn in Demon Wars
It's your turn in Wall Street Wars

http://devilsbiscuit.com/

User avatar
Doug
Tako Tuesday
Forum Elf
Posts: 13666
Joined: Aug 23, 2018

Re: The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Post by Doug » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:33 pm

Everyone in Ex Machina is a reckless fool
It's your turn in Cthulhu Wars
It's your turn in Squirrel Wars
It's your turn in Demon Wars
It's your turn in Wall Street Wars

http://devilsbiscuit.com/

User avatar
Rylinks
her skirt got quite a lot smaller,
but her heart is still the same
size it was before
Typewriter Monkey
Posts: 7943
Joined: Jun 13, 2018

Re: The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Post by Rylinks » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:48 pm

that’s like 30% of all movies

User avatar
Fry Guy
Cardboard Robot
Cardboard Robot
Posts: 1650
Joined: Aug 22, 2018

Re: The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Post by Fry Guy » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:56 pm

Doug wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:33 pm
Everyone in Ex Machina is a reckless fool
I don't think Ava is. Though her behavior is entirely based on the designs of another character, so I guess by the transitive property, she is?

User avatar
Doug
Tako Tuesday
Forum Elf
Posts: 13666
Joined: Aug 23, 2018

Re: The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Post by Doug » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:59 pm

Fry Guy wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:56 pm
Doug wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:33 pm
Everyone in Ex Machina is a reckless fool
I don't think Ava is. Though her behavior is entirely based on the designs of another character, so I guess by the transitive property, she is?
Oh sorry I meant the humans
It's your turn in Cthulhu Wars
It's your turn in Squirrel Wars
It's your turn in Demon Wars
It's your turn in Wall Street Wars

http://devilsbiscuit.com/

User avatar
rianalnn
Posting Automaton
Posting Automaton
Posts: 2136
Joined: Aug 23, 2018

Re: The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Post by rianalnn » Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:49 am

Hm, trying to troll up a discussion about sentience, D? XD

From: vicious_bastard
Subject: crippled masters

Bring on the kung-fu amputees - no arms vs. no legs anyone? A bit of high-speed underground ninja-tunneling is always good as well. I wanna see some shit like that. Crazy monks with gnarly special powers can make any film good. FACT.

User avatar
Dantes
Sentient Keyboard
Sentient Keyboard
Posts: 5541
Joined: Aug 23, 2018

Re: The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Post by Dantes » Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:09 am

Doug wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:33 pm
Everyone in Ex Machina is a reckless fool
Strongly disagree.

Nathan was a reckless fool.
Caleb was a feckless tool.
Ava was a checkless jewel
Pour like Hemingway's last call.

User avatar
Doug
Tako Tuesday
Forum Elf
Posts: 13666
Joined: Aug 23, 2018

Re: The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Post by Doug » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:20 pm

Emergency Awesome says the short list for potential Guardians of the Galaxy 3 directors is:

Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok)

Danny Boyle (Trainspotting)

Bradley Cooper (actor, this would be his first directed film, or possibly the second as he is set to direct a remake of A Star is Born)

However, other unknown persons may be under consideration
It's your turn in Cthulhu Wars
It's your turn in Squirrel Wars
It's your turn in Demon Wars
It's your turn in Wall Street Wars

http://devilsbiscuit.com/

User avatar
Doug
Tako Tuesday
Forum Elf
Posts: 13666
Joined: Aug 23, 2018

Re: The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Post by Doug » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:23 pm

rianalnn wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:49 am
Hm, trying to troll up a discussion about sentience, D? XD
lol no more about AI safety

That movie was made with zero concepts of AI safety

If you were examining a robot, and the robot said it needed your help getting out of a room or something, you should destroy it instantly
It's your turn in Cthulhu Wars
It's your turn in Squirrel Wars
It's your turn in Demon Wars
It's your turn in Wall Street Wars

http://devilsbiscuit.com/

User avatar
rianalnn
Posting Automaton
Posting Automaton
Posts: 2136
Joined: Aug 23, 2018

Re: The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Post by rianalnn » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:47 pm

Yep. People love to anthropomorphize & attribute human motivations to AI constructs, while Skynet chuckles softly...

Have you seen Upgrade? See Upgrade.

From: vicious_bastard
Subject: crippled masters

Bring on the kung-fu amputees - no arms vs. no legs anyone? A bit of high-speed underground ninja-tunneling is always good as well. I wanna see some shit like that. Crazy monks with gnarly special powers can make any film good. FACT.

User avatar
Fry Guy
Cardboard Robot
Cardboard Robot
Posts: 1650
Joined: Aug 22, 2018

Re: The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Post by Fry Guy » Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:27 pm

Doug wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:20 pm
Emergency Awesome says the short list for potential Guardians of the Galaxy 3 directors is:

Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok)

Danny Boyle (Trainspotting)

Bradley Cooper (actor, this would be his first directed film, or possibly the second as he is set to direct a remake of A Star is Born)

However, other unknown persons may be under consideration
It sounded like they weren't looking and had just shelved the thing for now.

User avatar
Doug
Tako Tuesday
Forum Elf
Posts: 13666
Joined: Aug 23, 2018

Re: The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Post by Doug » Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:32 pm

Fry Guy wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:27 pm
Doug wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:20 pm
Emergency Awesome says the short list for potential Guardians of the Galaxy 3 directors is:

Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok)

Danny Boyle (Trainspotting)

Bradley Cooper (actor, this would be his first directed film, or possibly the second as he is set to direct a remake of A Star is Born)

However, other unknown persons may be under consideration
It sounded like they weren't looking and had just shelved the thing for now.
I don't know what you mean

They have suspended production because they can't do any more without a director, but they have not canceled the film
It's your turn in Cthulhu Wars
It's your turn in Squirrel Wars
It's your turn in Demon Wars
It's your turn in Wall Street Wars

http://devilsbiscuit.com/

User avatar
Fry Guy
Cardboard Robot
Cardboard Robot
Posts: 1650
Joined: Aug 22, 2018

Re: The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Post by Fry Guy » Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:55 pm

Doug wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:32 pm
Fry Guy wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:27 pm
Doug wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:20 pm
Emergency Awesome says the short list for potential Guardians of the Galaxy 3 directors is:

Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok)

Danny Boyle (Trainspotting)

Bradley Cooper (actor, this would be his first directed film, or possibly the second as he is set to direct a remake of A Star is Born)

However, other unknown persons may be under consideration
It sounded like they weren't looking and had just shelved the thing for now.
I don't know what you mean

They have suspended production because they can't do any more without a director, but they have not canceled the film
Right but having it delayed indefinitely indicates they don't have a short list of directors they're going to get going on shortly.

User avatar
Doug
Tako Tuesday
Forum Elf
Posts: 13666
Joined: Aug 23, 2018

Re: The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Post by Doug » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:02 pm

Are you saying they have a long list instead
It's your turn in Cthulhu Wars
It's your turn in Squirrel Wars
It's your turn in Demon Wars
It's your turn in Wall Street Wars

http://devilsbiscuit.com/

User avatar
Dantes
Sentient Keyboard
Sentient Keyboard
Posts: 5541
Joined: Aug 23, 2018

Re: The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Post by Dantes » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:03 pm

Fry Guy wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:27 pm
Doug wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:20 pm
Emergency Awesome says the short list for potential Guardians of the Galaxy 3 directors is:

Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok)

Danny Boyle (Trainspotting)

Bradley Cooper (actor, this would be his first directed film, or possibly the second as he is set to direct a remake of A Star is Born)

However, other unknown persons may be under consideration
It sounded like they weren't looking and had just shelved the thing for now.
No way. Guardians 3 was the launchpad for Phase 4.
Pour like Hemingway's last call.

User avatar
Faceless
Posting Automaton
Posting Automaton
Posts: 3171
Joined: Aug 23, 2018

Re: The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Post by Faceless » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:17 pm

Doug wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:20 pm
Emergency Awesome says the short list for potential Guardians of the Galaxy 3 directors is:

Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok)

Danny Boyle (Trainspotting)

Bradley Cooper (actor, this would be his first directed film, or possibly the second as he is set to direct a remake of A Star is Born)

However, other unknown persons may be under consideration
I could really go for a Waititi GOTG, I reckon.
"Ireland’s Ireland and Scotland’s Scotland anyone who thinks different is a cunt" - Liam Gallagher

User avatar
Fry Guy
Cardboard Robot
Cardboard Robot
Posts: 1650
Joined: Aug 22, 2018

Re: The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Post by Fry Guy » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:45 pm

Doug wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:02 pm
Are you saying they have a long list instead
They have dozens of lists, and no one knows which one is which

User avatar
Doug
Tako Tuesday
Forum Elf
Posts: 13666
Joined: Aug 23, 2018

Re: The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Post by Doug » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:45 pm

lolol
It's your turn in Cthulhu Wars
It's your turn in Squirrel Wars
It's your turn in Demon Wars
It's your turn in Wall Street Wars

http://devilsbiscuit.com/

User avatar
kouharti
...but history refused to change
...but history refused to change
Posts: 2000
Joined: Aug 23, 2018

Re: The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Post by kouharti » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:08 pm

rianalnn wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:47 pm
Yep. People love to anthropomorphize & attribute human motivations to AI constructs, while Skynet chuckles softly...

Have you seen Upgrade? See Upgrade.
i would like to see upgrade! i'm glad it turned out good

User avatar
rianalnn
Posting Automaton
Posting Automaton
Posts: 2136
Joined: Aug 23, 2018

Re: The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Post by rianalnn » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:05 am

I was expecting to like it in a throwaway capacity & was pleasantly surprised repeatedly at its offerings of actual depth.

From: vicious_bastard
Subject: crippled masters

Bring on the kung-fu amputees - no arms vs. no legs anyone? A bit of high-speed underground ninja-tunneling is always good as well. I wanna see some shit like that. Crazy monks with gnarly special powers can make any film good. FACT.

User avatar
Doug
Tako Tuesday
Forum Elf
Posts: 13666
Joined: Aug 23, 2018

Re: The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Post by Doug » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:07 am

This thread is acting weird
It's your turn in Cthulhu Wars
It's your turn in Squirrel Wars
It's your turn in Demon Wars
It's your turn in Wall Street Wars

http://devilsbiscuit.com/

User avatar
Rylinks
her skirt got quite a lot smaller,
but her heart is still the same
size it was before
Typewriter Monkey
Posts: 7943
Joined: Jun 13, 2018

Re: The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Post by Rylinks » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:10 am

how so

User avatar
mindwarped
Cardboard Robot
Cardboard Robot
Posts: 1502
Joined: Jun 18, 2018

Re: The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Post by mindwarped » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:19 am

when you approached it while it was hanging out with a group of other threads, it acted like it didn't know you very well

User avatar
Juri
We're Knights of the Round Table
We attack each turn if able
Typewriter Monkey
Posts: 9999
Joined: Aug 23, 2018

Re: The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Post by Juri » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:06 am

mindwarped wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:19 am
when you approached it while it was hanging out with a group of other threads, it acted like it didn't know you very well
Image

User avatar
rianalnn
Posting Automaton
Posting Automaton
Posts: 2136
Joined: Aug 23, 2018

Re: The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Post by rianalnn » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:56 am

Finally saw the new Bladerunner. I've been sandbagging it for a while, not wanting to deal with the letdown of cashgrab sequalitis... but it was great. I'm on a good AI film thread, need to find the next fix @__@

From: vicious_bastard
Subject: crippled masters

Bring on the kung-fu amputees - no arms vs. no legs anyone? A bit of high-speed underground ninja-tunneling is always good as well. I wanna see some shit like that. Crazy monks with gnarly special powers can make any film good. FACT.

User avatar
kouharti
...but history refused to change
...but history refused to change
Posts: 2000
Joined: Aug 23, 2018

Re: The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Post by kouharti » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:16 pm

might i recommend ... ai

User avatar
Rylinks
her skirt got quite a lot smaller,
but her heart is still the same
size it was before
Typewriter Monkey
Posts: 7943
Joined: Jun 13, 2018

Re: The Motion Picture Arts Thread

Post by Rylinks » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:22 pm

yeah i did that yesterday

Post Reply