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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:10 pm 
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Pics from the upcoming AMC series (based on the excellent graphic novels):

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/45461

Fuckin' A. :thumbs:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:38 pm 
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Fucking who gives a shit. Darabont made 1 good movie and at least 3 that sucked ass. Plus, TV sucks on default.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:52 pm 
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Elle Fanning likes The Walking Dead.

Whoops.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:30 am 
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That's because she hasn't been introduced to my ...err, "walker."

Whawhawhooop!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:45 am 
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Best part of this? It's only six episodes. That's fantastic.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:39 pm 
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Was already the title of the black-themed Vietnam movie from 1995, the one with Allen Payne and Eddie Griffin.

No one should ever re-use a title, ever. See also, CRASH and MAN WHO WASN'T THERE.

Change the title.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:44 pm 
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The further this deviates from the source material, the better chance it has of being any good.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:57 pm 
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Cru wrote:
The further this deviates from the source material, the better chance it has of being any good.


Considering it's Darabont, one of the only three people King seems to trust with his oh-so-important, can't-change-a-word material anymore, chances are it'll be verbatim.

I sort of stopped reading King around the mid-90s, so for all I know his output from the last 15 years is as good as The Stand or The Shining...

But you certainly wouldn't know from the movies they make from them-- what few they do anymore. That first run of King adaptations were made by actual artists like DePalma, Kubrick, Tobe Hooper, Cronenberg, Mary Lambert...

But none of that was good enough for ol' UNCLE STEVIE. I guess when hacks like those can't nail it to your liking, turn all your stuff over to CRAIG R BAXLEY or Mick Garris, who won't dare change a single precious word, even if it means shooting it for ABC television and turning it into a miniseries. Funny that WUTHERING HEIGHTS can make for a two-hour movie, but The fucking Tommyknockers, Desperation, or Storm of the Century needs to be a four-night event.

We all know from his stupid EW column that King has questionable taste in movies, so when you combine that with his blindness about his own work, the guy has absolutely no perspective whatsoever that his stuff seemed to best serve as a pulpy jumping-off point to let a great director work their own magic with the material, rather than to be slavishly faithful to the point of uncinematic, misshapen blandness.

Darabont is obviously a bigger name director than Garris or Baxley, and a likable guy and respectable name... all of which are good reasons why I kinda wish the guy would, you know, DO SOMETHING ELSE. Other than The Majestic, is he just going to be SK's in-house director for the rest of his career?


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Fucking 100% spot-on, Lex.

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Lex wrote:
That first run of King adaptations were made by actual artists like DePalma, Kubrick, Tobe Hooper, Cronenberg, Mary Lambert...


One of these names is not like the others / one of these names is just not the same...

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Lex wrote:
Was already the title of the black-themed Vietnam movie from 1995, the one with Allen Payne and Eddie Griffin.


I find it hilarious/bizarre there's actually a POSTER from the '95 Walking Dead movie on the wall of the AMC theater on the Boston Common. It's like, we have giant wall murals from the likes of The Wizard Of Oz, The Godfather, Casablanca, ect., and in-between them there's a poster from The Walking Dead? :noclue:

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Not the exact poster in question, but still.

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Cru wrote:
Fucking 100% spot-on, Lex.


Agreed, particularly on his assessment of King. SK's work since the early '90s has never matched the early stuff. King had a unique edge that seems to have been lost as he became increasingly popular.

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Lex wrote:
Cru wrote:
The further this deviates from the source material, the better chance it has of being any good.


Considering it's Darabont, one of the only three people King seems to trust with his oh-so-important, can't-change-a-word material anymore, chances are it'll be verbatim.



Uh, Stephen King has fuck-all to do with the Walking Dead comic book.

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Monterey Jack wrote:
Uh, Stephen King has fuck-all to do with the Walking Dead comic book.


I think Lex was commenting on Darabont's likely slavish devotion to the source material, citing his King adaptations as example.

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Okay.

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Nope, I'm a dumb-ass... Saw Darabont and faithfulness to source material and assumed it was SK. It's not? Ooops.


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Monterey Jack wrote:
Lex wrote:
Was already the title of the black-themed Vietnam movie from 1995, the one with Allen Payne and Eddie Griffin.


I find it hilarious/bizarre there's actually a POSTER from the '95 Walking Dead movie on the wall of the AMC theater on the Boston Common. It's like, we have giant wall murals from the likes of The Wizard Of Oz, The Godfather, Casablanca, ect., and in-between them there's a poster from The Walking Dead? :noclue:

Not the exact poster in question, but still.


That tops the lobby artwork of a local AMC here, which has a huge wall immortalizing MO' BETTER BLUES, of all things, and among the flag-posters with "classic screenshots," a giant piece of artwork of Laurence Fishburne from OTHELLO.

And the odd thing is, this is at a theater that was built in like 2002.


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Lex wrote:
Nope, I'm a dumb-ass... Saw Darabont and faithfulness to source material and assumed it was SK. It's not? Ooops.


You should check out the comics...they're damn good.

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At their best they barely rise to mediocrity.

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Cru wrote:
At their best they barely rise to mediocrity.


I disagree but only with regards to the first 6-10 issues. Possible spoiler here for the one of you who gives a shit but...

Spoiler: show
The initial love triangle and the bloody ending of that was all good and showed a lot of promise. People finally overcoming their own prejudices only to be knocked off violently was good stuff. The thing that played so well early on was the bleakness... there really was no hope at all of things ever getting better. That's great for a short series but when you start hitting issue #50, you're in some boring territory for sure. I stopped reading after they cleared out the prison yard and I've never looked back.

If I had to guess though, someone probably had a baby and the mother probably died while giving birth and blah, blah, blah...

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No, no deaths during childbirth. The entire cast except for two people were killed, most of them in a single-issue massacre. So there was that.

Right now the series is dealing with the promise of hope. A possibly enclave north of D.C. that at the moment doesn't have the dire undertones of the town with what'shisname, the big obvious bad guy. Rick isn't handling it well because he can no longer trust people. Seems like he's going to sabotage himself.

I'm about three issues behind, so I don't know how it's playing out from there.

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Footage from the first episode:



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Completely reverting this topic back to King. I would be more inclined to agree with Lex about Darabont's slavish devotion to the source material if he actually adapted The Mist word-for-word. I would have enjoyed that movie a hell of a lot better. I'm still pissed at the stupid fucking ending.


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I still haven't seen it because someone was drunk at my house and told me the stupid fucking ending. That ruined it for me and I have no desire to see it anymore.

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Ending of The Mist = not stupid.

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Ending of The Mist = not stupid.


This is why Shoe is not invited to get drunk at my house.

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Stephen King supposedly loved what Darabont did with the ending of The Mist, even going so far as to say "Wow, I wish I'd thought of that."

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Anyways, nice to see Darabont continuing to give work to Jeffrey DeMunn. I like that guy.

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Monterey Jack wrote:
Stephen King supposedly loved what Darabont did with the ending of The Mist, even going so far as to say "Wow, I wish I'd thought of that."

King's official statement was:

The ending is such a jolt — wham! — it's frightening. But people who go to see a horror movie don't necessarily want to be sent out with a Pollyanna ending.

Frank wrote a new ending that I loved. It is the most shocking ending ever and there should be a law passed stating that anybody who reveals the last 5 minutes of this film should be hung from their neck until dead.


Not that King's opinion should have any bearing on anyone else's. It either works for you or it doesn't. What King says is only relevant if you're talking about King's opinion.

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Shoe wrote:
Ending of The Mist = not stupid.

:hole1: :hole1: :hole1: :hole1: :hole1:

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The ending is what I saw the first time I caught this on the Hobo.

The ending pulled me in to wanting to know what the FUCK just happened.

I watched it from varying parts after that - just randomly running into it - eventually seeing it from the start and it was awesome.

BTW, Amy has nice perky tits - just the way I like 'em.

GO AMY'S TITS!!!!

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Shoe wrote:
Not that King's opinion should have any bearing on anyone else's. It either works for you or it doesn't. What King says is only relevant if you're talking about King's opinion.


Agreed, and I'll go you one better: King is the last person to go to for honest criticism of his work or adaptations thereof. "King of Horror" title notwithstanding, he's still the one responsible for Maximum Overdrive and The Shining miniseries.

And the ending of The Mist does indeed suck, but not nearly as much as the two hours that precede it.

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Cru wrote:
...And the ending of The Mist does indeed suck...
Please, elaborate . . .

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Cru wrote:
And the ending of The Mist does indeed suck, but not nearly as much as the two hours that precede it.

Why do you hate Amy's tits?

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