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Old 11-17-2017, 05:44 PM
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Rocky was so, so bad in Scorpion King that I had zero expectations for The Rundown. I did a full 180 on his acting after that.
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Old 11-17-2017, 05:47 PM
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For whatever reason, I didn't connect the movie title with the game when I started the trailer. I guess Rampage is a generic enough sounding name for an action movie. Realizing what was going on was a really nice surprise.

Fun bonus: George shoulder slams my office building and destroys a conference room that I have meetings in regularly.
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Old 11-17-2017, 06:13 PM
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Man, I hope this movies tagline is “Get ready for Gorilla Warfare”
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:30 PM
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I didn't see Scorpion King until years later on FX or something in my college years, so my only knowledge of him was as "kinda popular wrestler guy with silly catchphrase".
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Old 11-18-2017, 02:01 PM
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Old 11-18-2017, 07:44 PM
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Something about that baby's look is just repulsive to me and I don't wanna see that movie.
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Old 11-18-2017, 09:22 PM
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Something about that baby's look is just repulsive to me and I don't wanna see that movie.
That design owes a shitload to Baby Herman, one of the most calculatedly disgusting cartoon babies ever drawn.
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Old 11-18-2017, 09:38 PM
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I want to watch the Franklin Richards cartoon.
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:30 AM
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That design owes a shitload to Baby Herman, one of the most calculatedly disgusting cartoon babies ever drawn.
I am presuming, however, that he isn’t a gross, lecherous old man off-camera.
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:49 AM
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John Krasinki as a director doesn't really interest me, but I got to say, this movie looks pretty intriguing.

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Old 11-20-2017, 10:58 AM
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Old 11-20-2017, 11:02 AM
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We talked about this movie for days.
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Old 11-20-2017, 11:03 AM
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I am okay with talking about it for days again.
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Old 11-20-2017, 11:04 AM
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Endless rehashes with nothing new is pretty on-brand for Rampage.
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Hey everybody, did you forget that Hugh Jackman can sing?

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Old 11-21-2017, 11:11 PM
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I never read the story but I'm picking up some NeverEnding Story vibes from this (good!) and a bit of Chronicles of Narnia (bad!). May be worth a matinee when it comes out.

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Old 11-22-2017, 12:58 AM
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^It showed up in one of the Top 50 polls here (either the Fantasy Novel or Heroine one), which was how I first heard of it. Seems pretty intriguing.
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Old 11-22-2017, 07:16 AM
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I read "A Wrinkle In Time" as a kid, and at least from that perspective I thought it was fantastic, and have very fond, flattering memories of it.

As is often the case with childhood entertainment, the part that stuck with me the most was the scary bit; the final antagonistic thing they face off against is really good, creepy stuff, and being able to portray the nature of how it works and how to counter it is the sort of thing that would be tricky to properly pull off in a movie, but COULD work magnificently well if they can make it click.
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:55 AM
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I never read A Wrinkle In Time, mostly because the book cover freaked me out as a child.

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Old 11-22-2017, 09:15 AM
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I had the equal and opposite reaction of knowing that sci-fi and fantasy covers rarely-if-ever accurately reflected the contents, and that cover looked rad and I knew nothing inside would explain anything of it, so I didn't bother.
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Old 11-22-2017, 09:20 AM
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Hah, yeeeaaahhhh, that's the cover my copy had, and it does a PRETTY BAD JOB conveying the tone and content. It's a very loving, cozy, and approachable book overall, with the bad stuff being a Giygas-style striking contrast and threat to very sentimental and sweet-natured themes. It takes a surprisingly domesticated/whimsical approach to crazy sci-fi concepts, and to go with a cover that inexplicable and alienating is just weird and feels very much like a Missing Of The Point.
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:27 AM
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Looking forward to this. Loved the whole book series as a kid but haven't read it in like a quarter century, so I'll be going in relatively fresh which often seems best with novel adaptations. The cast looks pretty amazing too.
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:54 AM
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Hah, yeeeaaahhhh, that's the cover my copy had, and it does a PRETTY BAD JOB conveying the tone and content. It's a very loving, cozy, and approachable book overall, with the bad stuff being a Giygas-style striking contrast and threat to very sentimental and sweet-natured themes. It takes a surprisingly domesticated/whimsical approach to crazy sci-fi concepts, and to go with a cover that inexplicable and alienating is just weird and feels very much like a Missing Of The Point.
Does the cover relate in any way to the content, or is it one of those things where they had this piece of art in the slush pile and it was close enough that they figured no one would care?
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:05 PM
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I mean I guess I can kinda see why you'd sell the story as "it's like animorphs, but vaporwave". Still a very odd cover choice.
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:47 PM
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We did some class reading on A Wrinkle in Time, and it seemed cool but I was totally allergic to books about girls never paid close enough attention. Too bad for me.
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Old 11-22-2017, 02:14 PM
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A Wrinkle in Time is great, and it's something an adult can probably zip through in an afternoon or two. L'Engle was a great author who wrote some books for adults and other books for young audiences, but she never spoke down to younger readers so they hold up well if you find them later.

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Does the cover relate in any way to the content, or is it one of those things where they had this piece of art in the slush pile and it was close enough that they figured no one would care?
If you've read the book, it's clear what characters they were trying to draw. It's definitely based on the book, but misses the tone.

I think this is the best cover for the book that I know of:



The best covers in this series are all for the 2nd book though, which tackle her non-anthropocentric portrayal of angels:



In my opinion, L'Engle had a much more interesting approach to integrating Christian theology and sci-fi/fantasy than C.S. Lewis. (Also, she was a much more open-minded Christian than Lewis, so they're more accessible to non-Christian readers...)

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Old 11-23-2017, 10:02 AM
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Whew, that's a lot of cool info. I'll be sure to grab the book if they ever show up here.
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Old 11-25-2017, 03:35 PM
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I read it, but I don't remember it.
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Old 12-01-2017, 07:55 AM
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Because this doesn't deserve to languish unobserved in the anime thread:

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Batman Ninja... the most Octo Batman movie?



Keep in mind, there is some hard competition, but this has the Joker as Nobunaga with a giant robot made of feudal Japanese architecture and isn't just an elseworld's story but involves Batman travelling into the past and/or an alternate timeline. Also, I'm guessing that he NEVER takes off the costume, even for a tea ceremony.

Also, very briefly a gorilla with a flute. This might be asking a bit much, but if this turns out to be the Japanese version of the Gorilla Boss of Gotham City, I will be in heaven.
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Old 12-08-2017, 02:32 PM
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