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NJCardFan
03-22-2012, 02:33 AM
It's bad enough that a majority of movies being released are remakes and sequels but now the new thing is re-releasing old movies redone in 3D? No wonder why I don't go to movies anymore. Why am I going to pay $14 to see Star Wars when all I have to do is pop in the DVD? And now they're re-releasing Titanic in 3D? Oy.

noonwitch
03-22-2012, 09:25 AM
Have you seen the previews for Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows", starring Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins?

It's going to be a comedy. It actually looked funny in the ad I saw, as it was totally riffing on the 70s. Still, that can get old fast when one has to shell out around $10 to see a movie these days.

NJCardFan
03-22-2012, 10:47 AM
Have you seen the previews for Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows", starring Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins?

It's going to be a comedy. It actually looked funny in the ad I saw, as it was totally riffing on the 70s. Still, that can get old fast when one has to shell out around $10 to see a movie these days.

I avoid Tim Burton movies like the plague. Batman(1989) was brilliantly done but then he started making every movie exactly the same and they've not only turned out to be lame but they've crapped on the very institution he made the movie about. I want to punch him in the throat over Charlie & The Chocolate Factory alone.

Arroyo_Doble
03-22-2012, 10:51 AM
That light went off for me way back when they made the Brady Bunch movie.

Novaheart
03-22-2012, 11:18 AM
I just Realized Just How Unoriginal Hollywood Really Is These Days.

On the one hand, we can easily see how unoriginal the movie industry is. How many movies about Julius Caesar, Jesus Christ, the Civil War, and WWII have they made? On the other hand, we don't know how many people painted a picture of Mona Lisa, simply that the Da Vinci was praised and survived into our own time.

Warren Buffet said that there were once 2600 car companies in the US, and now there are three. Were the other 2597 pointless? Or did they lead us closer to a reliable and functioning transportation machine production?

Odysseus
03-22-2012, 12:24 PM
On the one hand, we can easily see how unoriginal the movie industry is. How many movies about Julius Caesar, Jesus Christ, the Civil War, and WWII have they made? On the other hand, we don't know how many people painted a picture of Mona Lisa, simply that the Da Vinci was praised and survived into our own time.

Warren Buffet said that there were once 2600 car companies in the US, and now there are three. Were the other 2597 pointless? Or did they lead us closer to a reliable and functioning transportation machine production?

They were not pointless.

http://files.conceptcarz.com/img/Duesenberg/33-Duesenberg-SJ_20Grand-DV-11-AI_012.jpg

Those auto manufacturers included failed start-ups (DeLorean comes to mind, or Tucker), that never produced more than a single model, or companies that died with their owners. Some were integrated into other companies (AMC/Jeep, for example) and some simply couldn't compete as the US auto industry became a union-driven pension and benefits industry that made cars on the side. However, any process that takes us from the Duesenberg Model SJ to the Chevy Volt is not progress in any sense of the term.

Retread
03-22-2012, 05:44 PM
.........................., any process that takes us from the Duesenberg Model SJ to the Chevy Volt is not progress in any sense of the term.

Amen!!

Arroyo_Doble
03-22-2012, 05:57 PM
That looks like a car Herman Munster would drive.

NJCardFan
03-22-2012, 11:06 PM
On the one hand, we can easily see how unoriginal the movie industry is. How many movies about Julius Caesar, Jesus Christ, the Civil War, and WWII have they made? On the other hand, we don't know how many people painted a picture of Mona Lisa, simply that the Da Vinci was praised and survived into our own time.

Warren Buffet said that there were once 2600 car companies in the US, and now there are three. Were the other 2597 pointless? Or did they lead us closer to a reliable and functioning transportation machine production?

http://ingoal.ingoalmagazine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/nathan-lawson-save.jpg

Odysseus
03-23-2012, 07:22 AM
That looks like a car Herman Munster would drive.

Hardly. The Duesenberg company produced some of the most beautiful cars ever built.

MountainMan
03-23-2012, 09:41 AM
Have you seen the previews for Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows", starring Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins?

It's going to be a comedy. It actually looked funny in the ad I saw, as it was totally riffing on the 70s. Still, that can get old fast when one has to shell out around $10 to see a movie these days.

http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play?&c=1&p=movie+trailer+for+dark+shadows&vid=2d1d24febba9e483ff17a89fde245f1c&dt=30213029&l=89&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts4.mm.bing.net%2Fvideos%2Fthumb nail.aspx%3Fq%3D1691800305691%26id%3D4d6153759010f c2f4e52fce5610d882b%26bid%3DEjfArQUYn9dESg%26bn%3D Thumb%26url%3Dhttp%253a%252f%252fwww.fandango.com% 252fmovie-trailer%252fdarkshadows-trailer%252f147176%253fwssaffid%253d12161%2526wssa c%253d123&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fandango.com%2Fmovie-trailer%2Fdarkshadows-trailer%2F147176%3Fwssaffid%3D12161%26wssac%3D123&tit=%7C+Dark+Shadows&sigr=12pet9ab1&newfp=1

I would be all in for this movie if it wasnt for Johnny Depp.

Molon Labe
03-23-2012, 11:22 AM
It's bad enough that a majority of movies being released are remakes and sequels but now the new thing is re-releasing old movies redone in 3D? No wonder why I don't go to movies anymore. Why am I going to pay $14 to see Star Wars when all I have to do is pop in the DVD? And now they're re-releasing Titanic in 3D? Oy.

I have to see Episode IV, V, VI in 3D. I could care less about the prequels.

Odysseus
03-23-2012, 11:31 AM
I have to see Episode IV, V, VI in 3D. I could care less about the prequels.

Unfortunately, Lucas had to go back and tinker with them. I'm not going to bother with revisionist movie-making. Han Solo shot first, damn it!