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Excalibur 09-10-2020 01:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Spartan198 (Post 45071)
You gotta know somebody out there in Hollywood is throwing a fit because both black actors got smaller percentages than any of the white ones. :rolleyes:

I'm mostly rolling my eyes when the recent Dune trailer revealed a character has been both gender swapped and race swapped

Spartan198 09-10-2020 02:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Excalibur (Post 45073)
I'm mostly rolling my eyes when the recent Dune trailer revealed a character has been both gender swapped and race swapped

Funny how no one bats an eyelash at a black actor cast as a white character (e.g., Deadshot), but when the opposite occurs there's endless outrage over "whitewashing." :rolleyes:

Anyway, in much more bizarre news, we have a RoboCop TV show in the works that will focus on ... Dick Jones? :confused:

https://moviehole.net/exclusive-mgm-...ng-dick-jones/

funkychinaman 09-10-2020 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Spartan198 (Post 45074)
Funny how no one bats an eyelash at a black actor cast as a white character (e.g., Deadshot), but when the opposite occurs there's endless outrage over "whitewashing." :rolleyes:

No one bats an eyelash? People freaked out over a black stormtrooper.

funkychinaman 09-10-2020 03:00 PM

And no one cared about Deadshot because A)he's Deadshot, who cares, and B) it was Will Smith, who is one of the few black actors who fits into any role. And Deadshot went back to being white in the DC animated movies because he's Deadshot, who cares.

Spartan198 09-11-2020 01:34 AM

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Originally Posted by funkychinaman (Post 45075)
No one bats an eyelash? People freaked out over a black stormtrooper.

Finn isn't an established character like Bond, though. And I'm pretty sure they freaked because First Order stormtroopers weren't clones like the Empire's were.

Excalibur 09-12-2020 04:10 AM

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Originally Posted by funkychinaman (Post 45075)
No one bats an eyelash? People freaked out over a black stormtrooper.

And no one cared when all the Clone troopers were the same Samoan, which means Boba Fett is also that same Samoan

Spartan198 09-12-2020 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Excalibur (Post 45078)
And no one cared when all the Clone troopers were the same Samoan, which means Boba Fett is also that same Samoan

Erm, yeah, so Boba Fett isn't race-swapped. Which is the opposite of what I'm talking about.

funkychinaman 09-13-2020 03:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Spartan198 (Post 45079)
Erm, yeah, so Boba Fett isn't race-swapped. Which is the opposite of what I'm talking about.

Well, he was played by a white guy in the original trilogy. It wasn't until the prequels that he's established as the clone of a Maori guy.

Spartan198 09-14-2020 12:43 AM

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Originally Posted by funkychinaman (Post 45080)
Well, he was played by a white guy in the original trilogy. It wasn't until the prequels that he's established as the clone of a Maori guy.

Boba Fett as a character in the original trilogy was basically raceless and just a costume since we never saw the face of the actor in it. He could have been a Rodian like Greedo beneath it, for all we knew.

I just don't see why race-swapping a white character is okay, but doing the same to a black character is some grievous offense or "cultural appropriation." It's a double standard.

Excalibur 09-15-2020 01:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Spartan198 (Post 45081)
Boba Fett as a character in the original trilogy was basically raceless and just a costume since we never saw the face of the actor in it. He could have been a Rodian like Greedo beneath it, for all we knew.

I just don't see why race-swapping a white character is okay, but doing the same to a black character is some grievous offense or "cultural appropriation." It's a double standard.

If you have to actually ASK, that means you have some sense but of course you'd be attacked for it as a racist bigot and I, an Asian would be called "domesticated" for "standing up for the white man"

funkychinaman 09-16-2020 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Excalibur (Post 45083)
If you have to actually ASK, that means you have some sense but of course you'd be attacked for it as a racist bigot and I, an Asian would be called "domesticated" for "standing up for the white man"

I'm offended that they got a Korean guy to play Bruce Lee in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. White people did away with ethnic breakdowns a hundred years ago (except in Boston, apparently), but it's still in place for us. Fifteen years ago, Asians freaked out when they cast Chinese actresses to play geishas in Memoirs of a Geisha, ten years later, they threw together an Oriental smorgasborg for Crazy Rich Asians.

Excalibur 09-17-2020 03:17 AM

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Originally Posted by funkychinaman (Post 45088)
I'm offended that they got a Korean guy to play Bruce Lee in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. White people did away with ethnic breakdowns a hundred years ago (except in Boston, apparently), but it's still in place for us. Fifteen years ago, Asians freaked out when they cast Chinese actresses to play geishas in Memoirs of a Geisha, ten years later, they threw together an Oriental smorgasborg for Crazy Rich Asians.


I'm just offended that they portrayed Bruce fucking Lee the way they did in that movie

Don't forget they got a Korean to play the reboot Sulu.

funkychinaman 09-17-2020 03:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Excalibur (Post 45092)
I'm just offended that they portrayed Bruce fucking Lee the way they did in that movie

Don't forget they got a Korean to play the reboot Sulu.

Sulu's at least a fictional character. They couldn't find a Chinese guy to play the Bruce Lee, one of the most beloved and revered Chinese actors of all time? The casting directors were lazy. (They did get the look right though, it was freaky.)

Excalibur 09-18-2020 03:47 AM

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Originally Posted by funkychinaman (Post 45093)
Sulu's at least a fictional character. They couldn't find a Chinese guy to play the Bruce Lee, one of the most beloved and revered Chinese actors of all time? The casting directors were lazy. (They did get the look right though, it was freaky.)

Sulu's character is Japanese originally portrayed by a Japanese actor. They just picked a famous "Asian" to play him without giving two shits and don't forget making him gay as a tribute to George Takei being gay despite the man being against the idea. The same as people bitched about Memoirs of a Geisha, fictional Japanese characters played by Chinese actresses and speaking in English because the book was written in English. Modern writers and directors will forgo authenticity and respect in favor of what's easy for today's casual audience.

funkychinaman 09-22-2020 05:19 AM

Looks like Crisis got DC's creative juices flowing. I don't know if either Kilmer is in any shape to return, and Clooney probably wouldn't want to. Nick Cage would probably appear as Superman at a kid's birthday party if the money was right though.

https://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/...84ognh9wT6G65g

Spartan198 09-22-2020 07:43 AM

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Originally Posted by funkychinaman (Post 45095)
Looks like Crisis got DC's creative juices flowing. I don't know if either Kilmer is in any shape to return, and Clooney probably wouldn't want to. Nick Cage would probably appear as Superman at a kid's birthday party if the money was right though.

https://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/...84ognh9wT6G65g

I doubt George Clooney will want to come back due to Batman & Robin very nearly killing Batman in live action. He even advised Affleck that he should pass on the role in Batman v Superman. But in all truthfulness, I think B&R's failure was mostly due to a terrible script and the worst casting of the film IMO was Arnold as Mr. Freeze rather than Clooney.

But what the article speculates about B&R being a separate earth from Batman '89 and Returns is actually true and was confirmed on the Crisis Aftermath (a Talking Dead-ish talk show hosted by Kevin Smith that discussed Crisis) that it takes place on Earth-97. They never mentioned Forever, though.

Jcordell 09-22-2020 12:56 PM

Personally I though Batman & Robin Forever was just terrible. I notice that it was the end of Joel Schumacher's big movie phase and he went back to doing smaller and critically acclaimed flicks. However I do know that many people made some ridiculous bank from that movie. Clooney has said in the past that it took care of his financial worries.

funkychinaman 09-22-2020 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Jcordell (Post 45097)
Personally I though Batman & Robin Forever was just terrible. I notice that it was the end of Joel Schumacher's big movie phase and he went back to doing smaller and critically acclaimed flicks. However I do know that many people made some ridiculous bank from that movie. Clooney has said in the past that it took care of his financial worries.

Clooney also said he keeps a picture of him as Batman on his desk as a reminder to never take a job for the money.

Spartan198 09-22-2020 04:41 PM

The thing about Batman is that you're casting two vastly different characters in one and finding an actor that can pull off both is difficult. The only actor that pulled off both convincingly is Kevin Conroy, while the others are almost all good as one but not as good as the other. For example, Keaton was a better Batman than Bruce Wayne while Christian Bale was a great (possibly the best) Bruce Wayne but not quit so a Batman.

Superman, by contrast, is the same exact person in and out of the cape.

Jcordell 09-22-2020 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by funkychinaman (Post 45098)
Clooney also said he keeps a picture of him as Batman on his desk as a reminder to never take a job for the money.

I have no doubt be believes that.....now, but I bet he cashed the check. Personally I like that he made a boatload of money from the Nespresso commercials (made by the evil Nestle corporation) then claimed that he used the money to help finance a satellite to spy on the Sudanese government. Turns out that while he did put up $700,000 to get the project started a whole lot more came from other sources. Something tells me Clooney made more than $700,000 from Nestle.

funkychinaman 09-22-2020 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Jcordell (Post 45100)
I have no doubt be believes that.....now, but I bet he cashed the check. Personally I like that he made a boatload of money from the Nespresso commercials (made by the evil Nestle corporation) then claimed that he used the money to help finance a satellite to spy on the Sudanese government. Turns out that while he did put up $700,000 to get the project started a whole lot more came from other sources. Something tells me Clooney made more than $700,000 from Nestle.

I imagine it'd take more than 700 Gs to get an A-lister like Clooney to sell coffee.

Jcordell 09-23-2020 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by funkychinaman (Post 45101)
I imagine it'd take more than 700 Gs to get an A-lister like Clooney to sell coffee.

Yes indeed. I'm thinking the $700,000 was probably ten or fifteen percent of his paycheck. Maybe a quarter, but I doubt it.

funkychinaman 09-23-2020 07:06 PM

I don't think he'd pick up the phone for 700Gs.

https://caffeinevibe.com/george-cloo...llion-dollars/

Spartan198 09-24-2020 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by funkychinaman (Post 45103)
I don't think he'd pick up the phone for 700Gs.

https://caffeinevibe.com/george-cloo...llion-dollars/

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph ... $40 million to advertise coffee? :eek:

Spartan198 09-25-2020 06:24 PM

SWAT season 3 is finally on Hulu. I can't believe how comically stupid these NVGs look.

http://www.imfdb.org/images/9/92/SWAT17S3E09_03.jpg

funkychinaman 10-14-2020 02:04 PM

Buried in the story, there's an adaptation of Without Remorse coming out. I know they've been kicking around an adaptation since the nineties. I would think it'd be a lot easier if you took John Clark out of the equation and made it a standalone, but it looks like this will be set in present day if they're making both this and Rainbow Six with Michael B. Jordan as Clark.


https://variety.com/2020/film/news/e...os-1234799523/

funkychinaman 11-23-2020 01:24 AM

We're getting a new Predator movie.

https://comicbook.com/movies/news/pr...U_JMylOch_9yCA

Spartan198 11-23-2020 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by funkychinaman (Post 45172)
We're getting a new Predator movie.

https://comicbook.com/movies/news/pr...U_JMylOch_9yCA

And coincidentally on the very same day, Ubisoft announced they're removing the Predator mission from Ghost Recon Wildlands.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__VtvyqSwlE

Spartan198 12-05-2020 02:51 AM

There's a Metal Gear Solid movie in the works.

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/o...ke-1234846432/

Excalibur 12-08-2020 01:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Spartan198 (Post 45179)
There's a Metal Gear Solid movie in the works.

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/o...ke-1234846432/

I'm laughing at how they said Oscar Issac is gonna play Solid Snake...but the picture is the wrong Snake

funkychinaman 01-07-2021 05:27 PM

I don't know if I believe this. Tenet may have flopped, but only because he insisted on releasing it in empty movie theaters. He seems like a guy who's always looking forward, so a return to Batman would be out of character.

https://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/en...an-batman.html

Spartan198 01-08-2021 12:37 AM

Maybe he's looking at it as a guaranteed return? TDKR is considered inferior to its predecessors by some, but it was still a very good movie and one of WB's highest grossing domestic supe films.

And maybe it has something to do with this?

https://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/en...n-affleck.html

funkychinaman 01-08-2021 02:54 AM

He seems to just do the movies he wants to do, but who knows? As for Keaton as Batman, apparently that's just for one film, and come on, Keaton is going to be SEVENTY this year. So unless they're doing Batman Beyond or DKR (which, come to think of it, can't possibly exist in a shared continuity), he's just a one-off.

https://www.cinemablend.com/news/256...t-got-debunked

funkychinaman 01-27-2021 04:09 PM

Yay?

https://screenrant.com/young-guns-3-...-fusco-teaser/

MT2008 02-05-2021 04:47 AM

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Originally Posted by funkychinaman (Post 45195)

If you ask me...definite nay. 80s' reboots may be hot right now, but I just don't see the potential with this particular reboot idea.

funkychinaman 03-03-2021 07:49 PM

Without Remorse trailer out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-rw2cxFVLg

I read it a lifetime ago, so I don't remember the exact plot, but wasn't it a bit more Death Wish-esque? The emphasis was more on his one man war on crime, if I recall.

And they're name dropping Rainbow Six for Tom Clancy, of all of his works? Especially from Amazon, with their Jack Ryan series, you'd think they'd go with Red October, or even Patriot Games.

commando552 03-03-2021 11:02 PM

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Originally Posted by funkychinaman (Post 45204)
Without Remorse trailer out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-rw2cxFVLg

I read it a lifetime ago, so I don't remember the exact plot, but wasn't it a bit more Death Wish-esque? The emphasis was more on his one man war on crime, if I recall.

And they're name dropping Rainbow Six for Tom Clancy, of all of his works? Especially from Amazon, with their Jack Ryan series, you'd think they'd go with Red October, or even Patriot Games.

I imagine that the reason they name dropped Rainbow Six is that they have already said that this is going to be the sequel.

S&Wshooter 03-05-2021 05:24 AM

STALKER: Anomaly is really fun; I'd recommend it to anyone that liked the OG releases because it is free (and doesn't require any of the other games, it's completely standalone) and takes about 5 seconds to get running. I'm honestly curious as to how the mod team made it run so well, I haven't had any trouble with stuttering or crashes like one might expect from STALKER

funkychinaman 04-01-2021 02:52 PM

Six Days in Fallujah has been inexplicably resurrected.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUewHj5VowU

In hindsight, I'm not sure what the uproar was about. Was it the timing? How many times did we storm the beaches of Normandy in Call of Duty without anyone making a stink about it? Would it have been that controversial if it had been Six Days in Hue (or whatever amount of time)?

Spartan198 04-15-2021 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by funkychinaman (Post 45214)
Six Days in Fallujah has been inexplicably resurrected.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUewHj5VowU

In hindsight, I'm not sure what the uproar was about. Was it the timing? How many times did we storm the beaches of Normandy in Call of Duty without anyone making a stink about it? Would it have been that controversial if it had been Six Days in Hue (or whatever amount of time)?

Any opposition to restoring the page for it?


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