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Post Human robot wars

Posted October 24, 2014 into Movies by John Birmingham

Nice catch by Professor Boylan. A beautifully produced short about robots fighting our wars after we've been annihilated by robots fighting our wars.

Deets at iO9.

11 Responses to ‘Post Human robot wars’

Murphy swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted October 24, 2014
Wow.

Just makes you want to see more of it.

Respects,
Murph
On the Outer Marches

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w from brisbane is gonna tell you...

Posted October 24, 2014
Great to look at; the design, the detail and movement.
I am not visually creative. Having that ability must be quite thrilling at times

Bunyip asserts...

Posted October 24, 2014
I must say, I too was rather impressed by his design approach for both of the aircraft.

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NBlob mumbles...

Posted October 24, 2014
Oh man that is Teh Shiznit.
10/10 & an wombat stamp.

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@simongarlick swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted October 24, 2014
Reminds me of a short story I read as a child, title and author now faded in my memory. Nicholas Fisk maybe?

tk428 ducks in to say...

Posted October 24, 2014
Same. About an automated bomber being refilled at an automated base

And similar to Ray Bradbury's - There will come soft rains

Nicely done film though

Nocturnalist has opinions thus...

Posted October 24, 2014
Bertrand Russell's Nightmares of Eminent Persons had a story in it that sounds similar.

@simongarlick swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted October 28, 2014
tk428 - yeah, I think we might be remembering the same story. Automatic oil refinery processing oil for automatic refuelling of the automatic bomber which kept on flying missions and dropping bombs on an earth "on which nothing had lived for a long, long time"

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DNABeast swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted October 24, 2014
I could easily watch another 20 minutes of that.

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan has opinions thus...

Posted October 24, 2014
I'll try to contact the writer/director and find out if the world can expect a little more.

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Chaz mutters...

Posted October 24, 2014

excellent, simply excellent.

of course if Lockheed Martins plans for portable fusion plants become reality so might this.....


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Ghostbusters: the total lady reboot

Posted October 9, 2014 into Movies by John Birmingham

It's happening. A Ghostbusters reboot. It seems like one of those things that grew out of some offhand internet meme. Somebody asked Bill Murray who he'd cast in a remake, if he was remaking the classic with an female cast. Murray said something about Melissa McCarthy (a great pick) and it snowballed, or Staypuft, from there.

Or something.

Paul Fieg, director of The Heat, the Sandra Bullock/McCarthy buddy-cop chick flick that wasn't really a chick flick, and Bridesmaids, which I took Anna to by accident and scarred her forever, confirmed via tweet that he'll direct an all-female cast in a reboot of the series. (Although 'series' is probably pushing the envelope, since GB2 was an abomination and all who sullied themsleves in it should be cursed unto the seventh generation).

There's a good interview here, at EW, in which Fieg is quite forthcoming about the inevitable hazards of even going there:

PAUL FEIG: I had been contacted by Sony and Ivan a number of months ago when I was in Budapest shooting my new movie Spy. But I was like, I don’t know if I want to take that on because the first two are such classics and just because of how do you do it? Who do you bring in now that Harold’s gone? I know that Bill didn’t want to do it and I love Dan, but it was just like I don’t know how to do it. Then I had lunch with [Sony Pictures co-chairman] Amy Pascal when I got back to town. She was just saying, gosh, nobody wants to do this. I said, yeah, it’s really hard to take that on, especially since it’s 25 years later. how do you come back into a world that’s had these ghosts and all this? It just felt too difficult. How do you do it and not screw it up? But then it was bugging me for the next few days because Ghostbusters is such a great thing and everybody knows it, and it’s such a great world. It’s a shame to just let this thing sit there. I want to see another one. My favorite thing to do is work with funny women. I was like, what if it was an all female cast? If they were all women? Suddenly, my mind kind of exploded: that would be really fun. And then I thought, well, what if we just make it new? It’s not coming into the world that existed before. It’s always hard if the world has gone through this big ghost attack, how do you do it again? I wanted to come into our world where there’s talk of ghosts but they’re not really credible, and so what would happen in our world if this happened today?

But since it seems to be happening, the question now is who do you cast? I threw it out to Twitter a few hours ago and people already had their fantasy lists drawn up. Bobgrrl lobbied early and hard for Katee Sackhoff. And I can totally see it, but wonder if Sackhoff's kick arse personality would be, oddly enough, too macho for any of the supergeek roles. Then again, if you read the Feig interview, he doesn't want to simply copy the original, so why not go down that path?

Doc Yobbo, amongst others, thought it would end up as a Poehler/Fey vehicle. Kaz Cooke imagined Meryl Streep and Deb Mailman, but she be trippin'.

Myself, I'd like to see Jennifer Aniston play Venkman. She has the presence and comedic chops to pull it off, and the stature to match our memories of Bill Murray. She's a great and often underrated actor, but drop dead funny with it. I just watched her in "We're The Millers" and believe she could totally nail the Venkman role. Or whatever replaces the lead character from the originals.

You can't make a comedy, let alone one with a female cast and leave Melissa McCarthy out. She's just too good. The problem then becomes who take the last two slots. Poehler and Fey? They'd tussle for control of the screen. Sarah Silverman? Janeane Garafolo? Emma Stone? She's more actor than comedian but such a great actor that it wouldn't matter.

Me? I'm stoked by this idea. It's way more interesting than simply trying to cram Jonah Hill and crew into a reboot.

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beeso mutters...

Posted October 9, 2014
I was all excited till I saw the director. I really wanted to like bridesmaids, I tried, but just couldn't get into it.
Still, it'd be nice to see a broad range of actors not just a snl clique

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Shelsta78 is gonna tell you...

Posted October 9, 2014
Abbi and Ilana from Broad City

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Therbs is gonna tell you...

Posted October 9, 2014
Rachel Griffiths and Rebel Wilson would go well.

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Melissa mumbles...

Posted October 9, 2014
Melissa McCarthy, Sandra Bullock, Mayim Bialik and Yvette Nicole Brown were the initial picks here at Melquarters. Also quite like Mr Murray's suggestion of Linda Cardellini. We also liked Rashida Jones as a straight man to the funny ladies.

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Darth Greybeard swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted October 9, 2014
Peta (Peter) Venkman - Tina Fey
Rae (Raymond) Stantz - Aparna Nancherla
Emma (Egon) Spengler - Desiree Burch
Willow (Winston) Zeddmore - Melissa McCarthy
Danny (Dana) Barrett - Kit Harington
Louise (Louis) Tully - Kristen Schaal
Jake (Janine) Melnitz - Jack Gleeson

There has to be (I guess) a lust interest between Venkman and Barrett to parallel the original, with Barrett being the lustworthy one. Both Nancherla and Burch have the acting ability as well as comedic, to pull off the brilliant but nerdy persona. Poor Jack Gleeson is there because everyone wanted to punch him in the face after playing Joffrey and it might help rehabilitate him.

dweeze mumbles...

Posted October 10, 2014
There is no Daniel...
only...
Jon Snow-ZUUL

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Tim mumbles...

Posted October 9, 2014
I think Isla Fisher or Gina Torres (Firefly/Serenity) would go well in this... Isla could do the Rick Moranis role. Maybe Kate Hudson if Anniston is not available

And you could get Ryan Gosling for the Janine Melnitz (the secretary) role!

Also, Therbs, I doubt they would have Rebel and McCarthy in the same movie (but on the other hand - Bridesmaids - so what do I know...)

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pi mumbles...

Posted October 9, 2014
The question is... who plays the rebooted Sig Weaver character. Ryan Gosling?

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Mayhem mumbles...

Posted October 9, 2014
Melissa McCarthy for sure... Been a huge fan since Gilmore Girls. For that matter Lauren Graham from GG is pretty good too. I've gone off Rebel Wilson, loved her in that improv show (can't think of the name, Tom Gleisner hosted), but haven't warmed to her as an actor. I'd LOVE to see Cal Wilson make the transition though.who's the glamazon from 3rd Rock from the Sun? Is she still around? You can probably tell I don't watch a lot of telly these days, and it's years since I went to a non animated film.

Barnesm reckons...

Posted October 10, 2014
"who's the glamazon from 3rd Rock from the Sun" -Kristen Johnston yes still around most recent outing a TV series called The Exes as Holly Franklin.

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Trevor Pyle puts forth...

Posted October 9, 2014

Melissa McCarthy: Yes.

Anna Kendrick could definitely pull off the Venkman role.

Tina Fey or Kristen Wiig for Bill Murray

So, who plays the love intrest? How about the dude who plays Bilbo Baggins? He would bring a sense of credulity, and he has a comedic background.

Summer Glau as an intern?

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w from brisbane puts forth...

Posted October 9, 2014
Bill Murray - Annabel Crabb
Dan Ackroyd - Emma Alberici
Harold Ramis - Michelle Gratton
Ernie Hudson - Lee Lin Chin
Annie Potts - Kevin Rudd
Rick Moranis - Jacqui Lambie
Sigourney Weaver - Mathias Cormann

Dick mutters...

Posted October 10, 2014
That's just sick

Halwes is gonna tell you...

Posted October 10, 2014

You are one sick little puppy W

insomniac ducks in to say...

Posted October 10, 2014
I assume that's the cast for the pron version.
...
Now try and get that image out of your head.

Anthony mumbles...

Posted October 12, 2014
And Clive Palmer as the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man. No CGI needed, just a costume...

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Nez ducks in to say...

Posted October 9, 2014
I don't think we'll see female versions of the original cast character types. They'd suffer from comparisons too much.

That said, the overall sensibility and humour would be the same, so here's some names I think would fit the bill.

Alison Brie, Emma Stone, Ellen Page, Aubrey Plaza and Karen Gillan (for international flavour, so the Scot accent needs to stay). Maybe have Alison Janney as the wise and experienced Ghostbuster leading a new generation.

Barnesm mutters...

Posted October 10, 2014

I agree, I'd like to see them pull off something more challanging than simply recasting females in the roles previosuly played. I like the choices you propose as they are some of my favourite actors.

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Barnesm mumbles...

Posted October 9, 2014
Now who will be singing the new "I ain't afraid of no ghosts" theme song?

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schlepstar has opinions thus...

Posted October 9, 2014
Ok using Greybeard's character list...
Peta (Peter) Venkman - Aubrey Plaza

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schlepstar is gonna tell you...

Posted October 9, 2014
Crap and damnation, my list got chopped...

Ok using Greybeard's character list...
Peta (Peter) Venkman - Aubrey Plaza

Halwes has opinions thus...

Posted October 10, 2014

You win Anthony

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted October 10, 2014
I am really enjoying this conversation. It makes it seem as if the concept of an all female remake is an acceptable idea.

Quokka has opinions thus...

Posted October 10, 2014
I like Khan Greybeard's list, but only if it's used for a remake of the Expendables.

Barnesm reckons...

Posted October 10, 2014
I bet it would be called Expendabelles

Darth Greybeard would have you know...

Posted October 10, 2014
Thanks Barnes, a 10 point Groaner.

Anthony would have you know...

Posted October 10, 2014

or GhostBUSTers...


Halwes swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted October 10, 2014

You win Anthony

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Murphy_of_Missouri would have you know...

Posted October 10, 2014
Just no.

Especially to McCarthy. Her presence is akin to nails upon a chalkboard at eight in the morning. I'd rather have my eyes taped open and tortured with the Hangover Trilogy before watching her utter one more word.

#FuckThat

Respects,
Murph
On the Outer Marches

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan ducks in to say...

Posted October 10, 2014
Admit it: you don't like her because she is Irish.

Murphy is gonna tell you...

Posted October 10, 2014
Yeah . . . I got nothing.

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DarrenBloomfield puts forth...

Posted October 10, 2014
This topic now CONSUMES me.

Jessica Williams for Zeddmore
Megan Amram for Zenkman
Sigourney Weaver as the Mayor.
Still pondering the Louis(e) Tully casting.

Are the female parts going to be played by men? If so, then then who will play Dan(a) Barrett?

Agree with the Anti-McCarthy brigade.

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Halwes asserts...

Posted October 10, 2014

I'd like to have seen Natalie Wood, Ann Margret, Bridgette Bardot, Gina Lollobrigida, Raquel Welch, Maureen O'Hara, Dianna Rigg and Deanna Durbin in it. Now they are all real women! Look at some of Bardot's early movies. Also, no one oozed sexuality as much as Ms Rigg's character, Emma Peel, in the Avengers.

Barnesm swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted October 10, 2014
wouldn't that be a trifle macabre, unless you are proposing some of them will be playing Ghosts. Interesting twist on the 'ghostbusters' idea, ghosts trapping ghosts.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan is gonna tell you...

Posted October 10, 2014
Actually, that is a very cool idea: a spectral adviser. It would definitely enhance their reach.

Halwes puts forth...

Posted October 10, 2014

That kind of beauty never dies. You've got to admit, they were all real honeys. Actually Diana Rigg was in a recent Dr Who episode.

Barnesm mumbles...

Posted October 10, 2014

and she was brilliant as Lady Olenna Tyrell in gae of Thrones.

I thknk Natalie Woods might not be a suitable choice however.

Bunyip reckons...

Posted October 10, 2014
Darn. Ninja'd by Barnes.

I'll just 2nd that vote for Diana Rigg, especially given her hilarious Lady Olenna Tyrell role.

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Spooky Peanut ducks in to say...

Posted October 10, 2014
Looking forward to this. Mainly because it's not going to be Michael Bay murdering the turtles.

That said, I'd prefer to not see well-established comedians in the roles, and would be apprehensive about this being yet another Fey/Poehler vehicle. Yeah, they're great, but if we're rebooting a classic 80s film, lets give some of the less known comedians a shot.

If we have to have comedians in the roles at all.

I mean, they could grab a list like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_female_mixed_martial_artists
and see who is funny, can act, would love to be in the film.

If someone like Gina Carano can bring the funny, then having her fill a character role would bring an awesome physicality to the role. Someone who can believably chase ghosts and demons while lugging 15-odd kilos of tech, and still crack wise.

Other than that, someone like CCH Pounder could anchor the film. Young(er) US actors like Allison Scagliotti, Jane Levy, Aya Cash, Ginger Gonzaga, Malin Akerman or the UK's Karla Crome, Antonia Thomas, Natasha O'Keeffe, Fiona O'Shaughnessy could all bring something awesome to a role.

So many people!

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damian would have you know...

Posted October 10, 2014
I can only say I heartily endorse this project, but I'm not thinky enough today to make a meaningful contribution to casting choices.

Thought it might be handy and timely to plug this OT reference, though.

http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/8/6919179/stop-supporting-gamergate

There are several interesting articles current in a similar general orbit around the way the internet has become a place that is not very friendly to women, especially those who have something to say. I like this article because it draws the parallels with the loony right that are so obvious to some of us but are little discussed.

Barnesm has opinions thus...

Posted October 10, 2014
on the postive at least there are a lot more people, men and women pointing at these horrible guys and saying "dudes you are wrong" instead of just passing off some really extreme offensive behaviour as 'boys will be boys".

damian reckons...

Posted October 10, 2014
Always worthwhile to point out that "boys will be boys" is a Stalin line.

Blarkon reckons...

Posted October 10, 2014
Given that "Boys Will Be Boys" was the name of a 1921 film starring Roy Rodgers - attributing it to Stalin (who was certainly around prior to 1921, but hardly quotable) seems a bit of a stretch.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan puts forth...

Posted October 10, 2014
No, it's true. Stalin is credited with shrugging and saying "boys will be boys" after learning that Sergey Kirov had been murdered by Stalin's supporters.

Stalin is also credited with being the first to say "one death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic" and asking "what would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each other?"










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Blarkon is gonna tell you...

Posted October 10, 2014
Kirov died in 1934. Stalin may have said it, but if it was the title of a 1921 film, it was likely in broad use before then.

damian ducks in to say...

Posted October 10, 2014
I didn't say Stalin originated the line, just that he used it and it is associated with him. I thought it was specifically, directly associated with Stalin explaining that he was okay about the Red Army raping its way across eastern and central Europe, from Odessa to Budapest, from Vienna to Krakow, from Vilnius to Berlin and all in between.

Blarkon asserts...

Posted October 10, 2014
Are you quoting Djilas's "Conversations with Stalin" or another source? (a quick search doesn't show me where the original quote comes from or if it is a mis-attribution).

The closest I found is a reference in "Against Our Will: Men, Woman, and Rape" by Susan Brownmiller - where the author says that Djilas's "not altogether trustworthy" book has Stalin excusing rape with the words "Can't he understand it if a soldier who has crossed thousands of kilometers through blood and fire and death has fun with a woman or takes some trifle".

damian swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted October 10, 2014
That sounds familiar, and I could be entirely mistaken about the attribution. It's a spirit rather than letter of the phrase thing anyway. Certainly this was Stalin's expressed sentiment. Not sure I really care what the words were, though obviously I saw that as a suitable place to hang the reference to Stalin.

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Blarkon reckons...

Posted October 10, 2014
Social Justice Ghostbusters. Not doing it because you've got a good story, but perhaps because it meets a diversity objective. Not that Ghostbusters was a great character piece, but when you're starting with "lets make them girls" rather than "we've written these great characters" or "we've written this great story" ...

It's like the Star Trek comic where Kirk/Spock/McCoy were all women. That's fine for the first episode - but you're ultimately *defining* these characters against the original versions - rather than doing what was done in BattleStar Galactica where the only similarity between Starbucks was the fondness for cigars. Pretty sure Ron Moore didn't start out with the concept of a gender swapped character, but instead it evolved organically from what he wanted to do with the script.

(It's also interesting with these "lets make Character X a woman" that it rarely goes the other way. Where are the "lets make Buffy a man" people (because you'd have to acknowledge that the Buffy concept works precisely *because* of sex/gender) which would mean accepting that perhaps some male characters work for the same reason))

John Birmingham swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted October 10, 2014
You forgot to add the #gamergate tag.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan is gonna tell you...

Posted October 10, 2014
Blarkon, it already happened. The role of Zuul was written for a man (in a suit and tie as depicted in the original story boards) but Reitman changed it to a woman's role. A hot woman. Very '80's. http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/4984127/images/1245872820553.gif

Murphy has opinions thus...

Posted October 10, 2014
The two Starbucks were also sex fiends, excellent pilots and smartasses to frackin' boot. They both played cards.

I gotta be honest though. Dirk's Starbuck generally talked his way out of trouble if he could. The other Starbuck usually preferred to beat the shit out of her problems.

Respects,
Murph
On the Outer Marches

damian asserts...

Posted October 10, 2014
Both valid approaches, Shirley?

Barnesm mutters...

Posted October 10, 2014

Consider myself more a social justice magic-user myself.

I don't see "Not doing it because you've got a good story, but perhaps because it meets a diversity objective" I mean when they wrote the first script for Ghostbusters it didn't result in an issue because they chose four guys for the team, the story still ended up being funny and enjoyable and lasting as a cultural artefact.

Paul Feig himslef mentioned this in response to accusations that having cast women was gimmick "When people accuse it of being a gimmick I go, why is a movie starring women considered a gimmick and a movie starring men is just a normal movie?"

Blarkon has opinions thus...

Posted October 10, 2014
Because that's what he's got. He doesn't have the story. He doesn't have the characters. He's got the gimmick based off an off-hand Bill Murray comment.




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HAVOCK21 has opinions thus...

Posted October 10, 2014
Its not that bloody harsd..

Emma Blunt ( HAWT)
Kate Beconsale ( Srsly HAWT)
Cameron Diaz. HOTTY HOTTIE and FUNNY!
Blake Lively ( ex green lantern) and must be a brunett

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ShaneAlpha asserts...

Posted October 10, 2014
I refuse to see it. ( unless there is a totally gratuitous shower scene, when they soap each other, and...)

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ShaneAlpha has opinions thus...

Posted October 10, 2014
because nothing says 80's to me like a good gratuitous shower scene. (I'm looking at you 16 Candles, Police Academy and Fast Times at Ridgemont High)

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan ducks in to say...

Posted October 10, 2014
When is a shower scene not gratuitous? I cannot think of any shower scene that built character, developed plot or moved the story forward.

Darth Greybeard would have you know...

Posted October 10, 2014
Look Anthony, I know we've all had that suspicion about Paul at some time but we're usually too polite to just put it out there like that.

ShaneAlpha reckons...

Posted October 10, 2014
Tango and Cash?

Anthony reckons...

Posted October 10, 2014
Psycho?

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan mumbles...

Posted October 11, 2014
Of course not. Despite being one of the best pieces of film making ever, the Psycho shower scene was utterly gratuitous.

BigWillieStyle is gonna tell you...

Posted October 11, 2014
Shower scenes? Porky's. Phwoarr!

BigWillieStyle puts forth...

Posted October 11, 2014
@PNB - Ed Norton getting raped in the shower by that muscular fellow in American History X was one of the uglier scenes I've, um, seen. Marked the beginning of his character's transformation.

Barnesm would have you know...

Posted October 11, 2014
BWS is correct given what sort of Movie Porkies was one could argue that its shower scene was not gratuitous, but integral.

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JBtoo mutters...

Posted October 10, 2014
Emily Blunt
Jen Kirkman
Brittany Snow
Felicity Ward

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HAVOCK21 has opinions thus...

Posted October 10, 2014
BITCHES!..its BOUNCING along a fkn beach FFSAKES....10!!!!!!!!! ryp0e set up. thats if enough of use is fkn old enough to remember ffsajkes!

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HAVOCK21 is gonna tell you...

Posted October 10, 2014
And I have tooo say. Emily Blunt is the fkn new fkn hottie!...oh yeah baby! aqnd trhe accent!...DMA...FKN dam.

DBLISH FKN DAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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HAVOCK21 mumbles...

Posted October 10, 2014
And whats her name from Casion Royale.

FKN HELL FK FK FK AND SERSLY FKN DBL FKN YES!

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HAVOCK21 has opinions thus...

Posted October 10, 2014
Ahh! YES EVA GREEN.

O>>>>M>>>>>FKN><>>>>>GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan mutters...

Posted October 11, 2014
I finally agree. Eva Green has to be a Ghostbuster. I think she is hilarious.

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JG ducks in to say...

Posted October 10, 2014
I nominate:
  • Lucy Liu
  • Sofia Vergara
  • Natalie Portman
Good, sexy, badass actors.

JG



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BigWillieStyle mumbles...

Posted October 11, 2014
What would the scriptwriters do with the "Yes, it's true. This man has no dick" line? "Yes, it's true. This woman has no vagina" just doesn't have the same gravitas.

And that pouty bird from the Twilight fillums (Kirsten Stewart??) needs to play the Venkman role.

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ShaneAlpha asserts...

Posted October 11, 2014
This could be the start of something huge, remaking old comedies with all lady casts.
One's that could work, and are in no way a completely stupid idea at all, in no particular order.<sarcasm mode off>

Back to the Future
Weird Science
Stripes
Spinal Tap
Big
Revenge of the Nerds
Crocodile Dundee
Any Which Way But Loose (I've got to admit I can see Katee Sackhoff in this one)

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Shifty Tourist puts forth...

Posted October 13, 2014

Hmmm, I don't so much have a list, rather a set of rules that I feel they should follow in casting.

Firstly all the lasses need to have comedy and/or acting chops as the primary criteria. I say this because too often Hollywood goes for the young pretty IT starlets, who may have chops of course, but are chosen firstly for their looks, then shoehorned into a role the are not suited for.

Second, Chemistry between the cast is absolutely vital (I suppose it always is) but again, focus should be on the chemistry between the cast, rather than shoehorning the current hottest property into the role if this defeats the chemistry. (I can't guarentee the word shoehorn will not be used again).

Third, special effects should serve the plot, not be a pretty, twenty minute break from the plot (yes, I am looking at you Mr Jackson). A twenty minute special effects extravaganza, stops impressing if it doesn't advance the plot after about the 3rd minute.

Avoid making the characters too awesome. The orginal three were not the finest specimans mankind has ever created... they were a shonk (venkman), and two nerds. Too often, when casting women in action roles they go way too far in making them indestructable action warriors. They are former seals, who have climbed everest, wrote the book on criminology, have a PHD in everything, have mastered every kind or martial arts invented (and invented their own) while driving race cars in their spare time. That's fine of course if the ladies are meant to be Charlies Angels... but the ghostbusters.... these people arn't ubermensch (or the femme equiv. .. uh Uberfemmsch) they are the other guys (girls).
Finally, don't just reproduce the three main characters.... don't just create femme equivs. of Venkman, Stanz and Spengler.... those characters are unique productions of the geniuses behind them.... let the personality and comic genius of the female stars rock. For example, Tina Fey, trying to do a bill Murry Venkman I don't think would work.... Letting Tina Fey own a character of her own creation would be awesome.

Darth Greybeard mutters...

Posted October 13, 2014
Good rules. Someone should make a movie with them.

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Guru Bob asserts...

Posted October 22, 2014
Lena Durham...

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A golden era of time travelling Aussie SF?

Posted October 2, 2014 into Movies by John Birmingham

Something weird is happening to Australian cinema. It's starting to make films you might actually want to see. iO9 has a brief story this week about the teaser for a 'confusing and awesome' looking effort called Terminus.

Meanwhile, these two indie productions caught my eye for a couple of reasons. They're both time travel films, both locally made, but one is very Australian, and the other (apart from an appearance by Noah Taylor) looks like mid budget independent US sci fi. (Like Terminus, but also Daybreakers). The Predestination producers are doing what I do – what a lot of Australian writers do, actually – and just writing for the international, rather than the local, market.

The Infinite Man, meanwhile, looks a lot thinkier, and very parochial, but not in a bad way. It's more of a time loop than a time travel story.

I'll catch them both, when I can.

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ShaneAlpha puts forth...

Posted October 2, 2014
You'll need to hurry if you want to see Predestination in Brisbane JB, it's gone from 2 cinemas to 1 (Blue Room Cinebar at Bardon) and only one session per day.

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WarDog is gonna tell you...

Posted October 2, 2014
Thanks ShaneAlpha. Who's up for Predestination Saturday or Sunday 4:20pm at Cinebar?

Anyone got a line on where "The Infinite Man" is/will be showing in Brisbane?

Terminus looks good too, but it's not out till next year.

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Blarkon would have you know...

Posted October 2, 2014
's not really FKN art unless someone shunts a whole carrier battle group through a worm hole which ends up kicking Hitler's arse.

John Birmingham asserts...

Posted October 2, 2014
Point.

NBlob ducks in to say...

Posted October 2, 2014
In A year of living dangerously the Billy Kwan says "Pornography is in focus, art out."

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Macca asserts...

Posted October 2, 2014
Predestination is superb but dont be tempted to google anything about the story its based on "all you zombies"as it'll spoil many of the films surprises

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damian reckons...

Posted October 2, 2014
Aussie time-travel SF started with Riddle of the Trumpalar. When that book came out in 1981, I was 11 and lived about 150 metres from its Trumper Park setting. Which in retrospect is a pretty privileged position, and I suppose I have no excuse not to be a famous SF author by now. Well bugger.

Darth Greybeard mutters...

Posted October 3, 2014
Tempted to insert a Nelson Muntz "Ha Ha" at this point. But no . . .

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Barnesm mumbles...

Posted October 2, 2014
And where does Tom Burlingson in aussie scifi The Time Guardian sit in this collection?

Barnesm would have you know...

Posted October 2, 2014
and in case anyone has forgotten this film here is the plot from Wikipedia

In the year 4039, a city of survivors from the Neutron Wars travels through time and space escaping the Jen-Diki, a race of cyborgs intent on wiping out humanity. Two soldiers from the city, Ballard and Petra, are transported to the South Australian outback in 1988 to prepare a landing site for the city. Petra is wounded and Ballard seeks help from geologist Annie Lassite. An advance party of Jen-Diki arrive in Australia.

<font color="#252525" face="sans-serif">another literary gem</font>

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she_jedi asserts...

Posted October 2, 2014
Predestination blew my mind, it was superb storytelling. It's from the team that did Daybreakers, who are well and truly kicking arse and taking names for Australian cinema. Go see it if you can and please come back and tell us what you thought :)

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted October 3, 2014
Few things (other than exotic sex acts, new ways to use tofu, and lots and lots of sudden disposable cash) are more exciting than well made indigenous cinema with a distinct cultural viewpoint. The apparently strong possibilities that this is happening in Oz is wonderful - especially if the push is into science fiction.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves. The trailers referenced above - especially Terminus - demonstrates a magnificent talent at making trailers. They are called "teasers" for a reason. Far too often, teasers advertise films that don't exist and build excitement that ultimately is not satisfied - leading to binge drinking and domestic disputes among those who hoped for more.

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WarDog asserts...

Posted October 3, 2014
Don't forget the very fun Aussie time travel film As Time Goes By http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094680/ with Max Gillies as the alien "Joe Bogart". 1988 so after

Barnesm swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted October 3, 2014

really good fun film, "you were all eating shushi, and you didn't like it".

Must get it out for the_weapon to watch combine it with The Time Guardian and make it a double bill.

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ShaneAlpha swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted October 3, 2014
And let's not forget the small screen.
"The Girl from Tomorrow" is fondly remembered by Oz school kids of a certain age.

Barnesm is gonna tell you...

Posted October 3, 2014
and also include the Australia TV series Andra from 1976

Surtac is gonna tell you...

Posted October 3, 2014


Anybody else remember Wandjina?

Barnesm puts forth...

Posted October 3, 2014
Nope

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Murphy mumbles...

Posted October 3, 2014
The second video reminded me of my year in Korea assigned to a Signal Battalion, in all the worst possible ways.

Thank God I transferred to the Infantry.

Respects,
Murph
On the Outer Marches

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HULK SMASH FILM CRITIQUES

Posted September 27, 2014 into Movies by John Birmingham

I've been meaning to (1) write something about Guardians of the Galaxy, which we took the kids to and very much enjoyed a few weeks back, and (2) point y'all towards my favorite film critic ever.

THE FKN HULK.

But I can probbably do both just by pointing at the green giant's breakdown of Guardians.

It helps if you read it in SHOUTY HULK VOICE.

SO. YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED BUT AUDIENCES ARE KIND OF GOING NUTS OVER GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY .

FOR GOOD REASON, TOO. HULK FOUND IT TO BE A REALLY FUNNY, ENTERTAINING MOVIE THAT PROVIDES US WITH A BEVY OF NOT-TECHNICALLY-NEW-BUT-FEEL-NEW CHARACTERS THAT ARE PRETTY DAMN LOVEABLE. AND WHILE SUCH BLATANT ATTEMPTS AT CHARM TEND TO FALL FLAT IN OTHER FILMS, THAT WHOLE "REALLY FUNNY" THING IS WHAT REALLY ELEVATES THIS ONE. THE HUMOR REALLY STICKS, DOESN'T IT? FOR THE LAST WEEK HULK'S SEEN PEOPLE RECITING ALL THEIR FAVORITE QUOTES OVER AND OVER AGAIN (PERHAPS HELPED OUT BY THE FACT THAT THERE ARE SO MANY QUOTABLE LINES). HECK, IT'S ALREADY THE TUMBLR MOVIE OF THE YEAR... STILL, AS WITH ANY FILM, THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE LEFT SCRATCHING THEIR HEADS AS TO WHY GUARDIANS HAS HAD SUCH IMMEDIATE RESONANCE, LARGELY BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOTICED A NUMBER OF AREAS WHERE THE FILM IS PERCEPTIBLY LACKING, WHETHER IT BE SOME OF THE CONVOLUTED PLOTTING, THE ON-THE-NOSE EXPLANATIONS OF MOTIVATION, A FEW DRAMATIC BEATS FEELING THIN, OR EVEN THE SAMEY-FEELING MCGUFFINISM IT HAS TO OTHER MARVEL MOVIES. THESE ARE INDEED VALID OBSERVATIONS, BUT WHAT HULK WOULD LIKE TO SUGGEST IS THAT THEY ARE ALSO UTTER PROOF OF HOW LITTLE THOSE ASPECTS CAN (SOMETIMES) MATTER TO THE OVERALL QUALITY AND AFFECTATION OF A GIVEN FILM.

Also, his stomping of the latest Transformers movie is a thing of brutal beauty.

But, yeah, Guardians, I really liked it. And now the kids are playing 70s funk on a never ending loop.

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HAVOCK21 swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted September 27, 2014
ROCKET is the FKN BOMB. As soon as I seen the trailer I WENT ....FK YEAH! and the retro soundtrack kicks fkn arse!

John Birmingham asserts...

Posted September 27, 2014
Whoa! Is that you MR HULK?

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan has opinions thus...

Posted September 27, 2014
If they are one and the same, it would certainly explain a lot.

Barnesm mumbles...

Posted September 27, 2014
I am no longer able to read Havock without picturing the comments coming from a small anthropomorphic raccoon.

Darth Greybeard swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted September 27, 2014
What took you so long?

HAVOCK21 mumbles...

Posted September 27, 2014
BARNSM....THATS FKN ARMED!...YEAH BABY!

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted September 27, 2014
Loved GOTG.

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Barnesm mumbles...

Posted September 27, 2014
It was interesting that that soundtrack was the envy of little idie producers anywhere because to get those songs for the soundtrack would have cost the producers a bomb.

I've been a fan of Hulk's reviews for a while. Regarding GOTG I just want to say DRAX the Destroyer ROCKS and We ARE GROOT!!!!

Now I just need to go back to listening to 'Hooked on a feeling'

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TheWah mutters...

Posted September 27, 2014
I have seen it three times.

First Time - Well, it was the thing to see, yasee?
Second Time - I was so surprised how much I liked it I went back to see if it stood up to a second scrutiny. It did
Third Time - Many weeks later, because I wanted to watch something that would make me happy.

GotG is a sci-fi action comedy with heart and it's great.

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TheWah puts forth...

Posted September 27, 2014
One weird point - The OBSCENE GESTURE ALERT gag seen in the above picture does not make it into the movie. You actually see StarLord's obscene gesture. This is sad as the OBSCENE GESTURE ALERT is funnier than the actual obscene gesture. One of the rare times when the censored version of a gag is better than the uncensored.

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AuntyLou has opinions thus...

Posted September 27, 2014
Took my sad little self to the motion pictures while my automobile was repaired & decided to see this Galaxy thingy. Nearly burst my girdle! What a lovely way to spend some time in the dark!! Now need to convince my significant other that "crazy people in space with 70's soundtrack" is entirely worth the time/dosh. Absolutely must see multiple times...

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S.M. Stirling ducks in to say...

Posted September 28, 2014
Agreed, it's a masterpiece.

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DNABeast is gonna tell you...

Posted September 29, 2014
I hate reading in all caps. I read the whole thing and my brain didn't grab any of it. It was like I need the jagged ascenders and descenders for it to get trapped long enough to grok.

When it's all in caps it's just big blocks falling through a square hole.

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Dead Snow 2; the sequel you did nazi coming

Posted September 23, 2014 into Movies by John Birmingham

The first Dead Snow was pretty good. I mean, undead Nazis, hard to top right?

Apparently not.

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Rob mumbles...

Posted September 23, 2014
ah cool its that nerd who drank the switched beer from freaks and geeks.

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WarDog mumbles...

Posted September 23, 2014
Awesome, glad the sequeled this.

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WarDog ducks in to say...

Posted September 23, 2014
On another note, Hulu is making Mr King's 11-22-63 http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/22/hulu-11-22-63-original-series

John Birmingham reckons...

Posted September 23, 2014
Yep, meant to write a little entry about that.

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GhostSwirv is gonna tell you...

Posted September 23, 2014
Rather enjoyed Dead Snow - the sequel looks choice, reminds me a little of Brian Lumley's Necroscope - whereby Harry, the Necroscope revives a dead Cossack army to fight a cadre of Russian psy-ops spies. God I wish someone would make the first 7 books into some kind of vampire Game of Thrones series.

SZF is gonna tell you...

Posted September 24, 2014
Much as I'd love to see a decent Necroscope on a screen somewhere, the cynic in me suspects it would be more like the film adaptation of F Paul Wilson's The Keep.

Loved the book which scared me silly in my teens, and a young Michael Mann directing had a cast of Jurgen Pronchow, Scott Glenn, Gandalf and Uther Fucking Pendragon - and STILL it was a hot mess. It couldn't even be saved by trippy Tangerine Dream (!?!?!?) soundtrack...

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Barnesm mutters...

Posted September 23, 2014
speaking of undead

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Barnesm has opinions thus...

Posted September 23, 2014
also Birmo loved the pun.

Lulu mumbles...

Posted September 24, 2014
Agreed; awesome pun.

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Rhino is gonna tell you...

Posted September 24, 2014
The last line of the trailer pretty much sums up 'Murica's view of most countries in Europa Federalis.

Looks fun.

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan reckons...

Posted September 24, 2014
Looks great, especially for a US $35 million production budget.

I know this is a digression, but, speaking of good, cheap movies, I highly recommend Dragonfyre (2013) - a very little magic v. tech film that does the most with a low budget (est USA $3,100,000 - more than ten times less than Dead Snow 2)) than any film I've seen in a very, very long time. Lots of fun. Orcs v. American rural good old boys (sound familiar?). Automatic weapons v. swords. It even has a dragon.

Right now on Netflix. Makes me wonder what the writier/director could do with more money.

w from brisbane mutters...

Posted September 24, 2014
I watched that movie and enjoyed it, PNB. The ex-Special Forces guy, with the help of some locals, confronting bands of Orcs coming thru a gate between the worlds and up to no good.

It has little budget, but that can be a relief. if you don't mind this sort of movie, it is enjoyable. The hero lead actor is particularly good, as is the head orc.

Some of it is of course, very silly, but it pleasingly avoids being ironic or tongue in cheek about it. Rather, the production seems jovial about enjoying those moments. I liked that.

damian ducks in to say...

Posted September 24, 2014
Just the trailer reminds me quite a bit of Bad Taste, a movie made in NZ in the 80s by a young Peter Jackson. Which is also totally worth watching if you can find it over the water there.

Anyhow, that leaves the question about "what the writer/director could do with more money" on the table without any specific answer, just a general impression.

Barnesm swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted September 24, 2014
Now that Margret and David Stratton are finishing up at the movie show. Any chance we could get prof Boylan to provide movie reviews? The question is who could possibly play Ying to prof Boylan's Yang, (don't be rude).

w from brisbane swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted September 24, 2014
Barnesm, I think there is an obvious choice for PNB's co-reviewer and that would be PNB's wife. She would add intellectual weight and probably better jokes :)

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan asserts...

Posted September 24, 2014
My wife hates the movies I like - with the exception of Guardians of the Galaxy. For the most part, she is very happy to let me go and see them alone.

But Barnesy is right: her jokes would be better.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan mumbles...

Posted September 24, 2014
Actually, W made the observation about my wife's superior sense of humour. Sorry about that, W.

w from brisbane mumbles...

Posted September 24, 2014
Just kidding, PNB. I hope I wasn't out of line. Your posts are often brilliant and amusing, just whenever you have quoted your wife, it's usually a pretty astute and funny observation.

Darth Greybeard puts forth...

Posted September 24, 2014
No, no w from b, I've met the inestimable Mrs Boylan. She is a woman of great fortitude, patience, wit and humour. Well, she'd have to be wouldn't she?

NBlob mutters...

Posted September 24, 2014
But she's a mean drunk.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan asserts...

Posted September 24, 2014
And she has a knife. She calls it a "shank." I don't question it.

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Therbs is gonna tell you...

Posted September 24, 2014

I reckon Havsy as the Ying. Put those two together and it would be a total ratingsapalooza. And I mean that in a relaxed and unalarmed way.

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Darth Greybeard mutters...

Posted September 24, 2014
Only seen the trailer for Dead Snow 2. "Good news! We found your arm."

Maybe a tag line like "Better Red when Dead?

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Bondiboy66 is gonna tell you...

Posted September 24, 2014
Zombies and Nazis. Kind of rolls off the tongue really. A bit like Space Nazis ala Iron Sky (although I think that film kind of missed the mark a tad).

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iO9 loves Guardians of the Galaxy

Posted August 4, 2014 into Movies by John Birmingham

Gotta say I've been looking forward to this flick in a big way. The trailers have been tempting and now the crits are in... and they seem pretty much in agreement that this is one of the stand outs of the year.

My fave so far is this from iO9 which is a gloriously spoiler free celebration of the latest Marvel franchise.

So yeah, Guardians of the Galaxy is dripping with nostalgia, for space opera and Baby Boomer pop music, and for funny action movies. For stories about friends having an adventure together, all of that.

The word "nostalgia," of course, means "pain." Specifically, the pain of yearning for a lost home. (In the same way that "neuralgia" is "nerve pain.")

And there's definitely an undercurrent of sadness and hurt going through this, which the "Awesome Mix" pop soundtrack helps to bring to the surface. But the wounded undertone also shows up in keenly observed moments where Rocket or Drax reveals a hidden misery. Of the five misfits, Groot is the only one who's not deeply damaged, and his friendliness helps throw the scars of his comrades into relief.

That undertone of sadness does a lot to help the film achieve a consistent tone, with all the weird elements in the mix. (You could write a whole essay on the importance of "undertone" to "tone," actually.)

Part of what Guardians does that's clever is throw you in the deep end pretty much from the beginning — Peter Quill is the only Earthling in the film, and he's grown up in space, so he's totally familiar with spaceports, blasters and alien sex. Peter Quill is already Star-Lord pretty much at the start of the movie, and he knows his way around.

This mirrors our own familiarity with these kinds of stories (everybody's at least seen Star Wars), and flies in the face of conventional wisdom that space-opera needs to keep at least one foot on the ground at all times. But it also allows the movie to speak directly to our yearning for classic adventure stories, by playing with the familiar elements without any lengthy preamble.

And in all those shots where Peter Quill's ship, the Milano, is flying through some holy-shit-cosmic vistas, to the accompaniment of some 1960s or 1970s anthem, I feel like this film is doing something pretty complicated. We're up to our neck in the spacey wonder, but the music is tethering us to Earth and to Peter Quill's emotional backstory — and also, reminding us that we've seen this shit before in classic space operas. Instead of holding your hand, writer-director James Gunn gives you syncopated hand-claps. And some cowbell.

Totes worth a read. And a watch.

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Dino not to be confused with is gonna tell you...

Posted August 4, 2014
Yeah but no JB.
I don't know this work.
Saw the trailer.
There's this little kid who talks to marmets or mamosets.
Makes me cry.
Big Mistake.
f'air'fuucks is my enemy now.
One year?
Two or three?
May they boil in the excrement of Gina and 'Perpetyual' and Andrew Bolt.
High Class.
As for the computer shit.
"Ladies, you aint seen nothin yet"

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TheWah has opinions thus...

Posted August 4, 2014
That is a rather sombre and serious trailer for what is actually a very fun, rollicking space adventure

The first trailer is still the best..

It's a fun movie

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Nocturnalist reckons...

Posted August 4, 2014
Saw this with the GF last night and we both loved it. It packed out the cinema and then had the whole audience laughing and cheering; we both had big dumb grins on our faces for ages afterwards. Wonderful time, well worth taking in on the big screen.

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Barnesm has opinions thus...

Posted August 5, 2014

There has been a great deal of positve for this film. Rotton Tomatos giving it big thumbs up. I am off this friday to see it with the_weapon. The best quip I have seen regarding the film is from Aaron Diaz author of The Dresden Codax webcomix. 'Guardians of the galaxy' is the first Star Wars film since 1983.


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insomniac ducks in to say...

Posted August 5, 2014
Even the ultimate antiscifi being, ms insomniac, mentioned that it might be fun, although after the "August: Osage County" incident it's unlikely that we will venture to the moving pictures any time soon.

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan ducks in to say...

Posted August 5, 2014
I really enjoyed this film - and my wife didn't fall asleep during any of it.

Full theatre. Applause at the end. A good experience.

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Lobes mutters...

Posted August 5, 2014
I've heard nothing but good reports on this movie but still dont think I can get my suspension of disbelief past a space raccoon.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted August 6, 2014
I went into this with the same mindset - but worse because I've read the comics, and the character was awful, a play on "rocky raccoon" and an attempt to play to the youth movement.

Dumb, dumber and dumberer.

Those responsible for this film fixed all that.


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axle60610 swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted August 5, 2014
nice
but the new Nolan movie Interstellar looks more like the tear jerking save the world kind.. not a bad trailer..
http://www.interstellar-movie.com/
some reasonable actors as well..

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ShaneAlpha swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted August 5, 2014
Went to Guardians in 2 D last week. Will be going to see the 3 D this weekend.

A great movie, deeply reminded me of seeing Star Wars in '77 as a primary school kid. Loved the soundtrack so much I came home and purchased "Awesome Mix Tape #1" from the iTunes and have been rocking it in my car all week.

The post credits scene will make only the comic book nerds laugh. younger ones will probably ask "who the f**k is that?"

It's serious, fun, colourful space awesome, with a side dish of even more awesome.

Barnesm swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted August 5, 2014
"who the f**k is that?" does is rhyme with 'something to pluck'?

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan is gonna tell you...

Posted August 6, 2014
It sure as fuck does.

I felt it was the perfect ending. It poked fun at the big marvel post credits bonus scene previewing future movies.

Is it Avengers 2?

Could it be (be still my beating heart) Guardians 2??

No. It was Howard the Duck drinking martinis with the Collector - both trapped in a world they never made.

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damian ducks in to say...

Posted August 5, 2014
Yeah it looks awesome and all that. But what's with the ADHD in the trailer? It's all friggin' half second jump cuts. Maybe I'm getting old, but I find it loud and confusing.

Now I want to know how to keep those darn kids off my lawn

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w from brisbane mutters...

Posted August 5, 2014
I haven't seen the film. or watched the trailer. But looking at the still, that Green Skinned Space Babe is such a classic TV trope.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan mutters...

Posted August 6, 2014
Yes, but unlike the typical green skinned space babe, this one refuses to succumb to the hero's pelvic sorcery.

Darth Greybeard reckons...

Posted August 6, 2014
"pelvic sorcery"? You have a way with words Paul. I do not say that it is a good way, but it is a way.

w from brisbane swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted August 6, 2014
Though, in the classic form of the green skinned space babe, it is she who is the pelvic sorcerer.

The green skinned space babe stereotype is such a simple solution to a problem.

You've got a hot chick, but she is to play an alien.

Problem: she needs to look like an alien, but she's still got to be hot. You don't want to ugly up the face, or interfere with the clear view of her....umm....errr....assets.
Solution: Let's just paint her green and stick her in a really tight dress.
Brilliant! And if you've got something that works, why change the formula?

Though, sometimes you do see the blue variation.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan mutters...

Posted August 6, 2014
Actually, that is my wife's only criticism:
"Where was she getting all those hot outfits?"

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan mutters...

Posted August 6, 2014
Greybeard - not my words: hers. Go see the film.

I do have a way with words (I am the bloke who coined the phrase "orgasmic hoodlum sundae") but I wish I could write as well as the team that wrote the screenplay for GotG.

Dino not to be confused with would have you know...

Posted August 6, 2014
Have Pelvis.
Need Work.
Or incantations...

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Rhino mutters...

Posted August 8, 2014
This movie is Rhino Approved.

Watched it in 3D at a movie tavern - so got to drink liter mugs of beer and eat "Irish" nachos (chips with melted cheddar topped with bacon and Bleu cheese. Of course, being a theatre they marketed them as Boondock Saints Nachos).

That was just about movie nirvana. The only thing missing was a cigar.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan mutters...

Posted August 8, 2014
It is comments like this that make the Rhino one of the few people on this mudball I envy.

And hate, just a little bit. Fuck you for making my life feel pedestrian in comparison.

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Trashman has opinions thus...

Posted August 9, 2014
Saw it last weekend in 3D. Fab!
Great effects, great action and lots of laughs.

Hope it does as well as The Avengers.

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Dino not to be confused with would have you know...

Posted August 11, 2014
Watched it Yesterday.
Dumb Cunt covered in incomplete tatts drank an oversized Coca cola and 44gallon drum of 'popcorn'.
Swore at the end when Howard the Duck was manifest.
"GET FUCKED".
Loud enough for all the little kids to hear.
I let him go.
The hooked nosed know it all.
Chickenshit Hoyts Proxy.
Sucked a Camels dick later.
That's what they do...

Dino not to be confused with has opinions thus...

Posted August 11, 2014
Oh I give it a seven.
Four for accuracy and three for music.

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