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by KevinEK
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD - Ridley Scott, December
Replies: 18
Views: 194

Re: ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD - Ridley Scott, December

The "gender pay gap outrage" is simply because this is an obvious situation where two co-stars are receiving wildly different paychecks. I agree with you that the actual circumstances here are a little different, for the reasons we've discussed. But there still is very much a real issue of pay dispa...
by KevinEK
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD - Ridley Scott, December
Replies: 18
Views: 194

Re: ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD - Ridley Scott, December

A new spin is being thrown on Wahlberg, although I'm not sure if it's his people trying to do this indirectly or if it's someone from WME, which is more likely. Their version of the story is that Wahlberg's contract didn't include any reshoots at all, and that Wahlberg felt he'd taken a big salary c...
by KevinEK
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD - Ridley Scott, December
Replies: 18
Views: 194

Re: ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD - Ridley Scott, December

Andy, you're entitled to your opinion, but you don't work in the business where I've spent my life. It may sound condescending to you, but think about how it sounds from someone else's perspective before you make those kinds of comments. I thought I was clear that I hadn't heard those criticisms abo...
by KevinEK
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD - Ridley Scott, December
Replies: 18
Views: 194

Re: ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD - Ridley Scott, December

At a certain point, I find it necessary to correct a lot of misconceptions being thrown around here, usually from individuals who either don't know all the information or don't understand the information they have. I've actually taken the time to see All the Money in the World. Not sure if anyone el...
by KevinEK
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI - Toy Sales Fall
Replies: 107
Views: 1543

Re: STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI - "He's Not My Luke Skywalker"

This is the same thing that happened when George Lucas made the crack about selling out his Star Wars characters and materials "to the white slavers." But that walk-back happened at lightspeed compared to this one. This time, it sounds like Hamill realized he could be risking his future income from ...
by KevinEK
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI - Toy Sales Fall
Replies: 107
Views: 1543

Re: STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI - "He's Not My Luke Skywalker"

There's an odd article at EW about one of the explosion sequences in the movie - it's a real headscratcher for anyone who knows anything about the Star Wars films in general. The point of the article is to say that the cruiser/destroyer kaboom, which has an intentional silent moment before sound ret...
by KevinEK
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI - Toy Sales Fall
Replies: 107
Views: 1543

Re: STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI - "He's Not My Luke Skywalker"

I had time this evening to go ahead and see the movie, so I had a "What the heck" moment and went down to the local theater. This was an extremely strange and overlong movie - it could easily have been 20 minutes shorter and we would not have noticed the missing material. Rian Johnson's writing and ...
by KevinEK
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI - Toy Sales Fall
Replies: 107
Views: 1543

Re: STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI - Official Thread

I've read that the original plan for the Star Wars sequels was different from what went down in the end. Gary Kurtz says that the idea he and Lucas discussed when they got into doing Empire (and thought they would be doing the third one together too) was that you would have the darker second chapter...
by KevinEK
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI - Toy Sales Fall
Replies: 107
Views: 1543

Re: STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI - Opens $12 Million Under TFA

"Sister....So you have a twin sister!" I remember ducking when I saw that one in the theater. "If you will not turn, then you will meet your destiny!" I mean, this is really bad dialogue. The final moment where Luke loses it is interesting, mainly for the scoring (which sours the main theme of the s...
by KevinEK
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: Disney Buys Fox, Acquires Film/TV Assets, Fox Keeps Broadcast Outlets
Replies: 31
Views: 373

Re: Disney Buys Fox, Acquires Film/TV Assets, Fox Keeps Broadcast Outlets

I'm going to hope you're wrong on that. Disney already has channels it can use for that kind of thing. And I don't think with an acquisition like this that Disney is looking for just comic book franchises. For their streaming service, they will need a LOT of content, and that includes new content. I...
by KevinEK
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI - Toy Sales Fall
Replies: 107
Views: 1543

Re: STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI - Opens $12 Million Under TFA

The audience reaction I saw to Empire at the time in 1980 was positive, but nothing at the level of Star Wars. The kids I knew liked it, but they were a bit thrown by it at the same time. It's not that the movie was unpopular - it's that when it came out, many people weren't jumping up and down ravi...
by KevinEK
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: Disney Buys Fox, Acquires Film/TV Assets, Fox Keeps Broadcast Outlets
Replies: 31
Views: 373

Re: Disney Buys Fox, Acquires Film/TV Assets, Fox Keeps Broadcast Outlets

I agree with Andy that the biggest win Disney gets out of this situation is really having the library of Fox material to use for their upcoming streaming service. I believe that may have been the snag that has prevented the big Fox/Hulu deal from being completed. We had heard in July that thousands ...
by KevinEK
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI - Toy Sales Fall
Replies: 107
Views: 1543

Re: STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI - Opens $12 Million Under TFA

A couple of things here. First, regarding Empire Strikes Back: When it came out, it got mixed reviews. It did great box office, although not the tsunami of Star Wars. (And Lucas was nervous about this, because he'd just been burned by the poor showing of More American Graffiti). The LA Times gave th...
by KevinEK
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (and Galactica 1980) On Blu-Ray!
Replies: 86
Views: 4624

Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (and Galactica 1980) On Blu-Ray!

I believe you need to email Universal and have them send you a replacement disc. I have no idea if they ever corrected this in the full sets or if they just sent replacements to the people who asked for them. Not sure that this was a big enough seller for them to do more than that. If you email them...
by KevinEK
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: Disney Buys Fox, Acquires Film/TV Assets, Fox Keeps Broadcast Outlets
Replies: 31
Views: 373

Re: Disney Buying Fox? Ugh

One other wrinkle to this - if Disney acquires Fox, that means they have all of the rights to the entire Star Wars franchise immediately, rather than needing to wait until 2020. I doubt that would mean they'd do an "original version" Blu-ray release as some fans have hoped they would, but it would c...