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by KevinEK
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: Criterion 50% Off Flash Sale - 24 Hours
Replies: 12
Views: 98

Re: Criterion 50% Off Flash Sale - 24 Hours

Criterion is slowly but surely making their way back round to many of their classic laserdisc and even earlier DVD releases again. I was happily surprised to see Midnight Cowboy come back from the dead here. There's a great commentary on the Criterion laserdisc, which motivated me to keep that, alon...
by KevinEK
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: rate the last movie you saw
Replies: 3168
Views: 131226

Re: rate the last movie you saw

Three quick notes: -Re Tom Jones, there is some dispute about whether the transfer on the new Criterion release is accurate to the film that won the Oscar. In addition to the picture quality not having been conformed to an actual print with the accurate colors, there is also an issue about the Crite...
by KevinEK
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: Criterion 50% Off Flash Sale - 24 Hours
Replies: 12
Views: 98

Re: Criterion 50% Off Flash Sale - 24 Hours

I just put in my order. 8 Blus, coming shortly for about $110. Between the 50% off and a 50 dollar gift certificate from the last purchase, and the free shipping, the discs come down to 13.75 each. I actually don't pick up that many discs anymore. Criterion is one company that I will continue to fol...
by KevinEK
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: Filmstruck -- excellent streaming service for foreign / "art house" films
Replies: 7
Views: 87

Re: Filmstruck -- excellent streaming service for foreign / "art house" films

I use Filmstruck through computer and iPad. Works fine. Best part is that they gave a proper streaming home to the Criterion Collection. Unlike Hulu, which just posted a bunch of Criterion titles without any bonus features and left them up there until they lost the service. Filmstruck rotates a grou...
by KevinEK
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: V New Film Trilogy From Kenneth Johnson and relaunched "Desilu" Studios
Replies: 6
Views: 71

Re: V New Film Trilogy From Kenneth Johnson and relaunched "Desilu" Studios

They do not have financing for the movie, unfortunately. This announcement was intended to see if they could get anyone interested in doing so. The new "Desilu" has an option to make the movie - if anyone will actually fund it. I'll let you guys know if I hear from Kenny about it. If this ever becom...
by KevinEK
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: Oscars 2018 - Nominations
Replies: 10
Views: 145

Re: Oscars 2018 - Nominations

I suppose the snark at the top of this was inevitable. But I found The Shape of Water to be my favorite film of the year - a beautiful love story, albeit with the Creature From the Black Lagoon. I hadn't heard about it being thought of as a rip-off of Splash. The meme I did hear accused del Toro of ...
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: 245

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: 245

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: 245

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: 245

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: 1971

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: 1971

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: 1971

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: 1971

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: 1971

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...