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TV / Re: Ice & Fire (Game of Thrones)
« Last post by nacho on Today at 08:36:47 PM »
Wowzers...


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Movies & Entertainment / Re: General Star Wars Thread
« Last post by nacho on Today at 05:41:49 PM »
Jeez, yeah. I would hate that job!
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Movies & Entertainment / Re: General Star Wars Thread
« Last post by RottingCorpse on Today at 02:31:43 PM »
I've been quietly following the Young Han Solo director debacle this week. Supposedly Rouge One had similar problems and post-production and shoots were completely done without Gareth Edwards involvement. I guess the answer is "money," but why any young director signs onto these things is beyond me.

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Ron Howard to Take Over as Director of ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Spinoff

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard will take over as director of the “Star Wars” Han Solo spinoff, Lucasfilm announced.

His hire comes after the movie’s original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired Tuesday, while in the middle of production after clashing with producer and Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy and co-writer/executive producer Lawrence Kasdan. The duo, who had previously overseen “The LEGO Movie” and “21 Jump Street,” wanted to inject more humor into the storyline and encouraged improvisation, something Kasdan did not appreciate.

Howard will begin work immediately. The picture still has several weeks left on its shooting schedule, and five additional weeks of pre-scheduled reshoots that were planned for later this year. The exact amount of time and money that it will take to actually complete the production (which was about three-quarters finished when the directors were fired), will vary depending on how much rewriting and reshooting Howard deems is necessary after reviewing the script and shot footage.

It is unclear just how Howard will be credited and whether he will share directing credit with Lord and Miller, or potentially take no credit at all (though that seems unlikely). Lord and Miller have the right to appeal any decision, but ultimately, the Directors Guild of America will make the call.

Howard previously worked with Lucasfilm  on 1988’s “Willow,” a fantasy adventure that garnered two technical Ocscar nominations (visual effects and sound editing) but was a box office disappointment. Howard’s credits also include hits such as “Parenthood,” “Splash,” “Backdraft,” “The Da Vinci Code,” “Apollo 13” and  2001’s “A Beautiful Mind,” about the brilliant, anti-social mathematician John Nash, which won four top Academy Awards including best director and best picture.

These days, however, the former child actor is in need of a big hit. He’s had a string of duds that include “Inferno,” “In the Heart of the Sea,” “Rush,” and “The Dilemma.” His last significant success was 2009’s “Angels & Demons.”
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Movies & Entertainment / Re: Michael Bay's Tran5formers - BLAMMO!
« Last post by RottingCorpse on Today at 01:00:35 PM »
Missus RC says she wants to see it. I keep reminding her how physically ill we both felt after we left the theater after watching the last one.
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Movies & Entertainment / Re: Michael Bay's Tran5formers - BLAMMO!
« Last post by Sirharles on Today at 09:45:39 AM »
Oh, I know it'll be horrible.  But my buddy wants to see it...
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Movies & Entertainment / Re: Michael Bay's Tran5formers - BLAMMO!
« Last post by RottingCorpse on Yesterday at 04:01:56 PM »
I was reading the reviews last night. And laughing. Hard.
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Movies & Entertainment / Re: Michael Bay's Tran5formers - BLAMMO!
« Last post by nacho on Yesterday at 03:15:00 PM »
In an apparent exercise in self flagellation, I'm going to see this on Saturday.

Jeez... I hope you don't die and this is the last electronic record of your life. I'll delete the post if so.
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Movies & Entertainment / Re: Michael Bay's Tran5formers - BLAMMO!
« Last post by Sirharles on Yesterday at 12:44:44 PM »
In an apparent exercise in self flagellation, I'm going to see this on Saturday.
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Newsday / Re: Obit Lineup
« Last post by RottingCorpse on Yesterday at 06:24:20 AM »
Should we be shocked? I don't think I am.

I think it's low-hanging fruit to beat Fisher up for making a bit of a career out of being a former coke addict then dying with a garden party's worth of drugs in her bloodstream. It's sad and disappointing, but it's what addicts do. They fall off the wagon. In the immortal words of Ozzy Osbourne, "When that happens, you just get up and get back on it."
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Newsday / Re: Obit Lineup
« Last post by nacho on June 20, 2017, 04:21:17 PM »
So... Carrie Fisher was on an insane cocktail of drugs -- coke, heroin, and ecstasy.

Discuss!
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