Quantum of Solace (already breaking records)
#21
I don't know much about Twilight, but should think QoS will have a much larger general appeal. Twilight may be selling out some theaters already, but that's probably the hardcore fans. I'd never even heard about it until I started seeing threads here and posters in the mall and what not. I'm guessing there's plenty of people like me in that regard.
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#22
Boomstick Wrote:Everyone's tastes vary, to be sure, but you might be surprised if you give "Casino Royale" a try, RV. I think you'd find it closer to the "Bourne" movies than the previous James Bond outings.

Personally I think they've left a bit too much of the James Bond flavor behind. From what I hear they've dumped even more (if that were possible) for "Quantum of Solace." In my opinion, you can mix typical 007 elements in with a serious movie and have very rewarding results. "The Living Daylights" was proof of that. (As I've said before and will say again) :bg:

I've never seen any of the Bourne movies. :muahaha: :muahaha: :muahaha:
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#23
Boomstick Wrote:"The Living Daylights" was proof of that. (As I've said before and will say again) :bg:


Or as the Evil Trio once discussed....

Quote:ANDREW: We are really super-villains now, like ... like Dr. No. (Jonathan grins)
WARREN: Yeah, back when Bond was Connery, and movies were decent.
JONATHAN: (scornful) Who remembers Connery? I mean, Roger Moore was smooth.
WARREN: You're insane. You're short, and you're insane.
ANDREW: I like Timothy Dalton!

Warren smacks Andrew upside the head.

ANDREW: Hey!
WARREN: Don't make me pull over, okay?

WARREN: (to Andrew) Connery is Bond. He had style.
JONATHAN: Yeah, but Roger Moore was funny.
WARREN: Moonraker? The gondola turns into a hovercraft? It's retarded. Besides, the guy had, like, no edge.
ANDREW: Dalton had edge. In Licence to Kill he was a rogue agent. That's edgy. (Warren and Jonathan give him looks of disbelief) And he was amazing in The Living Daylights.
JONATHAN: Yeah, which was written for Roger Moore, not Timothy Dalton!
WARREN: (annoyed) Okay, this is stupid! We're wasting time. End of discussion.

The other two nod and turn to their consoles, begin typing. Beat.

WARREN: (very angry) I mean, there's a shot of like *pigeons*, doing double-takes when the gondola blasted by! Moonraker ... is inexcusable.

The others just look at him.

WARREN: Connery is the only actor of the bunch.
ANDREW: Timothy Dalton should get an Oscar and (yells) beat Sean Connery over the head with it!
WARREN: (grimly) Okay, that's it.
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#24
One of the best scenes in all of Buffy! :bg: As I recall they're crammed in the back of a van doing some kind of surveillance when they have the argument. :laugh:
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#25
Yep, they are messing with Buffy's mind via some spell thingie. And they have this secret stealth van so they will go unnoticed... except one of them paints the Death Star on its side! :laugh:

Note: not even technically written by Joss, unless he just added his two cents' worth to the script. Script credits go to David Fury (later writer/producer on Angel, Lost, The Inside, and now 24) and Jane Espenson (later writer/exec. producer on The Gilmore Girls, then Tru Calling, then The Inside, then BSG.)
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#26
Some of the Trio's conversations were very funny. There was also an exchange between Andrew (I think) and Xander regarding Godzilla, expressing how the 1998 Matthew Broderick film was not actually a Godzilla movie.
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RobRoy Wrote:Some of the Trio's conversations were very funny. There was also an exchange between Andrew (I think) and Xander regarding Godzilla, expressing how the 1998 Matthew Broderick film was not actually a Godzilla movie.

I missed that one, I think. :bg: Being a Godzilla fan, I'm sure I'd enjoy that exchange greatly, too. :laugh:
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Boomstick Wrote:I missed that one, I think. :bg: Being a Godzilla fan, I'm sure I'd enjoy that exchange greatly, too. :laugh:

It was toward the end of the series, nearly one of the last episodes, as there were all the pre-Slayers staying with Buffy.
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RobRoy Wrote:It was toward the end of the series, nearly one of the last episodes, as there were all the pre-Slayers staying with Buffy.

Aie. I remember that . . . and look, so does IMDB. :laugh:

Kennedy: I don't care if it's Godzilla. I wanna get in this thing.
Andrew: Godzilla is mostly Tokyo-based, so he's probably a no-show.
Amanda: Besides, Matthew Broderick can kill Godzilla. How tough is he?
Andrew: [in a whiny voice] Xander!
Xander Harris: Ma
tthew Broderick did not kill Godzilla. He killed a big, dumb lizard that was *not* the real Godzilla.
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Luthien_001 Wrote:Aie. I remember that . . . and look, so does IMDB. :laugh:

Ahhh, IMDB, where would my movie trvia knowledge be without you?

Yeppers, that's the exact exchange. It doesn't do the actual scene justice though, as the pained look on Andrew's face as he appealed to Xander, and the patient/exasperated look on Xander's face as he explained it (probably a third for Andrew, a third for the girl's who didn't know better, and a third for himself for actually knowing) was just priceless.

Which always reminds me of Xander's best line, "I miss Oz. He'd get it. He wouldn't say anything, but he'd get it."
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#31
I quoted Xander and Oz just the other day, when I ran into an old aquaintance I haven't seen in 10 years or so. We were never friends exactly, but did a lot of theatre together at one point. So I gave him a quick hug, while asking "Do we hug? Or are we too manly?"
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august Wrote:I quoted Xander and Oz just the other day, when I ran into an old aquaintance I haven't seen in 10 years or so. We were never friends exactly, but did a lot of theatre together at one point. So I gave him a quick hug, while asking "Do we hug? Or are we too manly?"

The Oz/Xander dialogue is one of the best. Actually, anything with Oz is pretty funny.

Oz: I'm going to ask you to go out with me tomorrow night. I'm kind of nervous about it actually. It's interesting.
Willow: Oh, well if it helps, I'm going to say yes.
Oz: It helps. It creates a comfort zone. Do you want to go out with me tomorrow night?
Willow: Oh! I can't.
Oz: Well, see I like that you're unpredictable.
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#33
SO funny!

I liked his bit with Angel too.

Angel: “Oz.”
Oz: “Hey.”
Angel: “Nice surprise.”
Oz: “Thanks.”
Angel: “Staying long?”
Oz: “Few days.”
Doyle, to Cordy: “Are they always like this?”
Oz, to Doyle: “No, we’re usually laconic.”
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#34
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#35
I saw QoS earlier today. I think it's a good film in spite of some of the choices made by the director and editor.

It had the highest take at the American box office this weekend with estimates at just over $70 million.
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#36
The last thing I did in Australia was see QoS. Doesn't start here until next week.

Anyway, I enjoyed it. The only thing which irked me was the obvious "product placement". Which I know a lot of films do, but it was so obvious and unsubtle that it got annoying: "let's just look at the Omega watch for a couple of seconds" "oh look, this bar only has Smirnoff Vodka" "wow, look at all this awesome Sony technology" etc etc etc

And the amount of times Bond hit walls, I'm surprised he didn't get a concussion.

It was entertaining. And definitely felt like the middle of a trilogy.
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Luthien_001 Wrote:Anyway, I enjoyed it. The only thing which irked me was the obvious "product placement". Which I know a lot of films do, but it was so obvious and unsubtle that it got annoying: "let's just look at the Omega watch for a couple of seconds" "oh look, this bar only has Smirnoff Vodka" "wow, look at all this awesome Sony technology" etc etc etc

At this point I just expect that from a Bond movie, so it doesn't really bother me. What did bother me was the terrible camera work and excessive cuts in the action scenes. I can only imagine how many days and how much money it took them to film the opening car chase and the scaffolding fight. And after all that they have absolutely nothing to show for it on the screen, as it's lost amid shaking cameras and quick cuts.

If there's one thing I hate about cinema these days it's the shaking camera. We get it. It wasn't that clever in the first place. Are cinematographers really so taken with it, or are they just using it in place of actually, you know, having to set up the scene?
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#38
And sure enough....
Quote:Quantum of Solace tallied the highest debut ever for a Bond film, largely by acting nothing like one.

Abandoning the franchise's decades-old catchphrases and pithy dialogue in favor of a grittier style, Solace raked in $70.4 million, according to estimates from Nielsen EDI.

The debut shattered all Bond records and exceeded analysts' expectations by more than $10 million.

The previous record holder, 2002's Die Another Day, opened to $47.7 million. Quantum Solace's opening leaves it poised to become the highest-grossing 007 film, eclipsing Casino Royale's $167 million in 2006. It's also the most expensive at more than $200 million.

Details at USA Today.
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#39
august Wrote:And sure enough....

Was anyone really surprised. The re-boot that was Casino Royale, retaking that name and making it into one of the darkest, most-realistic Bond films ever (I'm aware of how contradictory that statement could be, but it's still true), prompted the obvious outrage against the tried-and-true, but turned out to be the right path for the genre. At least if they wanted to keep making money off Bond. QoS is riding the coat-tails of Casino and well-justified in doing so.
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