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Holy crap! Quint chats ALIEN, the upcoming Alien Prequels and 3D with Sir Ridley Scott!

Published at: June 15, 2010, 10:39 p.m. CST

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. In the 14 years I’ve been at AICN I’ve found myself in some crazy situations, sitting with Gods of Cinema to discuss their work. If I had a check list there would be another name ticked off after last weekend when I was able to arrange a brief sit-down with Sir Ridley Scott to discuss Alien and his forthcoming Alien prequels. I only got 6 minutes, but I was the only person to get any alone time with Scott when he dropped by the Hero Complex Film Festival to discuss his career between screenings of Alien and Blade Runner. We go over some interesting things with a focus on why he’s wanting to go 3-D with the Alien prequels. When I was introduced to Scott as being with Ain’t It Cool he told me “you better not write anything bad about me!” The interview starts with my response to that. Enjoy!



Quint: I’m such a big fan of yours I wouldn’t write anything nasty. You could punch me in the face and I’d probably be fine with it! Since you’re here tonight to talk about your early films, I’d like to touch on something specific. I’m a big trailer fan, especially teaser trailers. There’s a lost art, I feel, to movie trailers.

Sir Ridley Scott: Yeah, sure.

Quint: And you have one of the best trailers of all time with Alien, the cracking egg trailer. How involved were you with that?



Sir Ridley Scott: I was two films out of advertising. My previous film was The Duellists and Alien was the second film, so I was deeply in advertising and am still. My company, RSA, is 40 years old and it (has) a lot of advertising directors. So, I’m still deeply in advertising today and trying to do transitions into what you do: alternative forms of income. I knew a guy at Y&R (Young & Rubicam) in New York, Steve Frankfurt. Steve was the creative director. And Richard Goldberg… they were partners. Either Goldberg worked for them or Steve had gone freelance, I don’t remember which. But at that moment Steve did the campaign with Goldberg’s company and they not only did the title, which I always think is great… You know when the title comes up and it’s dashes and you don’t know what the hell it us? It’s like a strange hieroglyphic, especially to Jerry Goldsmith’s music, which I think is one of his best scores. It was wonderfully architectural somehow. But he came up with whole deal. The title, which then you can use that letterform on the poster and he selected… I said, “There are lots of images, but the one you can not use is the alien.” He said, “I’d love to use the egg.” So he took the egg and from that he blew it open with light coming out of it. I saw it and said, “That’s it. That’s great!” He came up, also, with the line “In Space No One Can Hear You Scream,” which I thought was pretty good.

Quint: Yeah, and I know that really became part of the identity of the movie. My step-father told me when he went to see the film he had no real idea what it was, just saw the poster and knew he wanted to see it. The tagline really grabbed him. You can’t really have that these days. We all know everything about a movie before going to see it.

Sir Ridley Scott: Well, you guys do it! You spread the news!

Quint: Oh, I realize what part we play a part in that.

Sir Ridley Scott: The danger is are we removing the magic? I don’t know. By letting everybody in the door… I’ve heard now that audiences object if it’s not purely 3D, if it’s 2D to 3D. I could show you 2D to 3D and you wouldn’t know the difference. But when they’re told it’s 2D to 3D they say, “Fuck that, man! I’m paying another four dollars…” It’s about money, of course, but you’re still paying for the effect. Really, it’s very close. 2D to 3D is awfully close.

Quint: Speaking of, I know a lot of our readers, myself included, are very excited to see you return to the Alien franchise, but there was some concern over your interest in doing the prequels in 3D.

Sir Ridley Scott: People don’t want me to do it?

Quint: I think there’s just a worry there because of the technical limitations of filming a movie in 3D.

Sir Ridley Scott: Not at all.

Quint: None at all?

Sir Ridley Scott: Naw. You know, what’s happened is the scientists have gone in the room… because it is complex. The beam-splitter, the this and the that and blah, blah, blah… it all sounds very complex. I always (camera) operate. I operated entirely on Alien, for instance. Because I’m an operator I think lenses. If you think lenses then the crossover to 3D honestly is nothing. I was told it was going to slow us down… it didn’t slow (Michael) Bay down. Bay is moving like lightning. Once he realized, “Oh, Jesus… there’s no difference, really. Except I’m adding dimension.” They say, “Aren’t you worried about how it’s going to cut?” No, because when I’m planning I think in 3D anyway. Even when I’m storyboarding the scene is already thought of in dimension. “When he comes in there, I’ve got a deep two-shot. Should I cover that in singles or not? Will I need a reversal?” You’re already thinking in 3D.

Quint: But will it effect the lighting? My understanding is you have to light 3D brightly for it to really work, which doesn’t seem to fit into the atmospheric mold of an Alien film.

Sir Ridley Scott: You need a stop more. This new (film) stock is running at 800 ASA (ASA being American Standards Association, which sets film speed standards globally). I think when it melts down is will be about as fast (as standard film stock). Normal stock is 500 ASA, so even that is going to be equalized. I think what people forget is that sometimes you want to fill a little bit more so you have the information in the blacks. So then later, when I grade it, the digital grading will have something to pick up. If there’s nothing to pick up, there’s nothing to pick up. So, you protect yourself, particularly if you’re doing a film where you see a lot of effects shots you want to protect your negative. If I was just pure film, I would worry less about that and shoot for what I want, but because I’m going to go through a phase, or a generation, digitally I have to protect the negative by having information.

Quint: So, as long as the information is there you can go in during post and put whatever shadows you want.

Sir Ridley Scott: Yes. Then later I can take it, if the information is there, and crush it and contrast it.

Quint: Thank you so much for your time. They’re pulling me away here. I’m very much looking forward to seeing what you’ve got in store. I hope we’ll be seeing a lot of real, practical Aliens running around!

Sir Ridley Scott: Yeah, you will!



I’m not terribly sold on 3-D in the Alien universe, but from the above conversation I’m at least convinced that Scott has put a lot of technical and creative thought into the decision and isn’t just jumping on to the 3-D bandwagon. I could have spent a couple hours talking with Sir Ridley about his career, but who gets that kind of time? I’m lucky to have gotten the 6 minutes I did. I hope you guys enjoyed it! -Quint quint@aintitcool.com Follow Me On Twitter



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  • June 15, 2010, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Would this really benefit from 3D?

    by OutlawsDelejos

    It would either enhance or totally cripple the atmosphere. Plus 3D knocks the brightness out, wouldn't that fuck with an already (presumably) dark film? I'm weary.

  • June 15, 2010, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Facehuggers in 3D? FUCK YEAH

    by beetlegeuse

  • June 15, 2010, 10:53 p.m. CST

    3D is a gimmick for dumb people and children.

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    <P> <P> More after the jump.<P>

  • June 15, 2010, 10:54 p.m. CST

    I should elaborate.....

    by OutlawsDelejos

    He talks about shooting brighter to allow more information for 3D is the same as normal shooting anyway because you generally over light or overexpose a little bit to get more information when you digitally colour grade, that's granted. My concern is when you put the glasses on the fucking polarization knocks too much light information out. 2D Digital gives you 14.5 foot lamberts of brightness. 3D gives on average 4 foot lamberts. It was noticeable on the happy, happy bright world of Avatar ( I saw it in 2D & 3D to check). I'm worried this won;t work, or won;t work well.

  • June 15, 2010, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Doubt they'll capture that lightning again

    by Human_Bean_Juice_

    but he's got my ass in the seat.

  • June 15, 2010, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Will there be an evil robot in it?

    by RPLocke

    Ooops. Spoiler.

  • June 15, 2010, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Damn I wanted that to continue!

    by Jaka

    I mean, damn! That's just way too short. Great stuff, though, as he's clearly aware of what's going on with cinema on the creative, technical, business and fandom sides of things. The guy is approaching 75 years old and still sounds totally interested in what he's doing, too. But DAMN! I do wish that was a couple hours worth of interview.

  • June 15, 2010, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Smackdown

    by Barko

    I was glad to see Scott call out AICN for being part of the problem of giving everything away before a movie comes out. Blame trailers all you want, but this site is ALL ABOUT giving away the movie before it's released. Good for Ridley.

  • June 15, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Sir Ridley, I DON'T WANT YOU TO DO IT.

    by Uga

    God, I hate 3D.

  • June 15, 2010, 11:24 p.m. CST

    The ONE man we should trust to make a Good Alien film

    by MACenstine

    This is the man who gave us Blade Runner, a film Christopher Nolan has seen "hundreds and hundreds of times" "because of the detail". And your plan is to NOT watch a 3D movie made by this person? Good Luck.

  • June 15, 2010, 11:28 p.m. CST

    I Prefer Ridley To Cameron

    by MANNZILLA

  • June 15, 2010, 11:40 p.m. CST

    PLEASE DON'T MAKE AN ALIEN PREQUEL RIDLEY!!!

    by TehCreepyThinMan

    Alien is a materpiece of not only Sci-fi but also Horror and I'd hate to see you sully that by doing a prequel. I'd love to see at least one more Sci-fi movie from Scott but not this.

  • June 15, 2010, 11:44 p.m. CST

    I'd rather see him do an ALIEN SEQUEL rather than PREQUEL.

    by Mike_D

  • June 15, 2010, 11:49 p.m. CST

    TehCreepyThinMan

    by RPLocke

    Alien isn't cool anymore. You are aware of the crap sequels and Aliens VS Predator, right?

  • June 15, 2010, 11:57 p.m. CST

    I have never seen a film in 3D, and I saw Avata

    by southafricanguy

    r in 2D. I have no vested interest in it one way or the other. But there is one thing IO love dearly about it...that it just pisses off Transformersapologist, and probably keeps him up at night sulking about its current popularity. Please give us some more predictions tranny! Tell us how the whole 3D thing will work out. After all you were proven so right after spending months spamming the talkbacks going on and on about what a massive financial failure Avatar would be....oh wait, that never happened. Quick Tranny! What are the winning lottery numbers for this week??!

  • June 15, 2010, 11:59 p.m. CST

    I know I shouldn't be but I'm positive to Ridley directing

    by BenBraddock

    You can't go home again - ask Spielberg post CRYSTAL SKULL - but this film *will* get made, so better it does in the hands of an acknowledged master. At the very least we will get to compare 1979/2012 Ridley versions of ALIEN, which interests me a lot. And who knows, he may make a great prequel. Who thought an ALIEN sequel could be brilliant back in 1986?

  • June 16, 2010, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Congrats Quint!!

    by whateverworks

    Great Interview Man http://i47.tinypic.com/2lwadrr.jpg

  • June 16, 2010, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Finally, Someone who knows their shit debunks 3D paranoia

    by Mr. Moe

    Scott knows his shit. Nolan didn't have a clue as to what he was talking about.

  • June 16, 2010, 12:24 a.m. CST

    That interview was such a tease...

    by lochkray

    Oh well. Did the best with what you had to work with. I don't worship at the alter of all things Ridley, but he is an undeniable talent, and I have to say this will be the first Alien film I will go into with some optimism in a long time (I actually liked Alien 3, but the rest of the trash...sigh). Anyway, I'm still waiting for the Space Jockey plot to turn out to be a complete red herring, but even if not, this is the only guy I would have any hope for making a good modern Alien movie.

  • June 16, 2010, 12:37 a.m. CST

    lockkray is right--a tease

    by paladinryan

    I kept scrolling up and down wondering when Sir Ridley was going to say something about the substance of the Alien prequels, but I guess he's chosen to be tightlipped about them.

  • June 16, 2010, 12:39 a.m. CST

    JAMES CAMERON TO MAKE ALIENS PREQUEL!

    by BurnHollywood

    This movie will tell how it came to be that Ripley was floating in space in the Narcissus (actually a lifeboat for a much larger ship), her first encounter with the Alien (not the lack of plural there) and how the LV-426 "Derelict" briefly glimpsed in some of ALIENS' production art factors into the overall story. Her cat "Jones" is slated to have an expanded role as well.<p> MOAR ON THIS AS IT DEVELUPS!!1!

  • June 16, 2010, 12:40 a.m. CST

    Also, I must disagree with the knight

    by paladinryan

    I have nothing against 3-D when it's done well, like in Avatar. But is Scott really making the argument that converting 2-D to 3-D is the same as shooting in 3-D? Because the movies that have been converted to 3-D have been disappointing, and quite a few have been giving people headaches at my local theater (Clash of the Titans being the worst offender). I don't think there's been a converted film so far that had excellent 3-D yet like Avatar. I apologize to Sir Ridley if I am misunderstanding his point.

  • June 16, 2010, 12:45 a.m. CST

    Maybe it's the interview length...

    by cornholiosbungholio

    ... but I felt Nolan was more informed about why he didn't want 3D than Scott was about why he did. Still, I am looking forward to Scott's return to Alien. Like I always say, Scott has a free pass for life for making Blade Runner and Kingdom of Heaven.

  • June 16, 2010, 12:48 a.m. CST

    I agree cornholios

    by paladinryan

    Most of what Scott said about 3D was statement and that throwaway line about the scientists--Nolan had more technical evidence to back up his points. But given that I'm not an expert on photography I don't know how to judge them.

  • June 16, 2010, 12:48 a.m. CST

    And did a chill run up your spine when...

    by paladinryan

    Scott cited Bay as a precedent? Because it did mine.

  • June 16, 2010, 12:50 a.m. CST

    I saw that egg TV spot when I was 8...

    by MediaGold

    during a commercial break to some insipid 70s TV show like The Love Boat or Three's Company and holy shit it scared the holy shit out of me! Mind you, it wasn't the full trailer that's embedded up above, censors in the 70s (let alone today) would let that be aired on prime time TV - it was just the panning on strange ground then the egg shows up, cracks and a beam of light pours out with that weird sound - it left such an impression on me. The fear that 15 second spot left on my little 8 year old brain was intense. No one had ever seen anything like that before. That movie was something mythic to me. I wasn't able to see it until it was aired on TV sometime in 1982 I believe and I could only watch it bits. I had to get up off my ass and physically turn the channel selecter dial on the TV because I was too much of a wuss. That movie filled me with wonder, fear, awe, and dread which is why it's my all-time favorite film. I'm there for the prequels, it's in Ridley that I trust.

  • June 16, 2010, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Ridley Scott Vs Chris Nolan.

    by Grando

    The 3D grudge match, battle of the auteurs. Who is right, the wiley old timer, or the bold new upstart? Find out this weekend as these giants of the film world take their battle to...... The Octagon!

  • June 16, 2010, 1:23 a.m. CST

    that trailer is scarier than any recent flick i've seen.

    by RedHorseVector

    holy shitballs.

  • June 16, 2010, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Scott vs. Nolan

    by HardSteel

    Scott will probably bring Russel Crowe with him to the fight, but Nolan will bring Christian Bale. Then some douchebag will obstruct Bales line of sight and he will go bonkers and kick the shit out of everyone, cause he is Batman.

  • June 16, 2010, 2:11 a.m. CST

    hey southafricanguy

    by kwisatzhaderach

    You didn't see Avatar in 3D? You missed out on something special pal.

  • June 16, 2010, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Ridley Scott

    by windomearle39

    I certainly don't have a problem with him directing this nor do I have any particular problem with 3D. The only thing that concerns me is the "rumours" if it the leaked script ie gay sex and minature aliens then I would be very worried about this project. Hopefully(!) that script will turn out to be fake!

  • June 16, 2010, 2:19 a.m. CST

    Fuck 3D. Where's my 5D?

    by Dingbatty

  • June 16, 2010, 2:32 a.m. CST

    is this article about quint

    by akkosa

    every fucking question has "I" or "me" in it. I hate the writers on this site, seriously.

  • June 16, 2010, 2:38 a.m. CST

    RIDLEY SCOTT COULD BEAT YOU DOWN...IN 3D

    by RICHARD_GERE_RAPED_MY_GERBIL

    You know he fucking would.<p>Fucking tough as nails that guy. Even Russell "I'm gonna throw a fucking phone at your head asshole!" Crowe is probably scared of him.

  • June 16, 2010, 2:51 a.m. CST

    I don't even need AVATAR to be 3D...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    ...and since you guys know my love with that little movie, that tells a lot.

  • June 16, 2010, 3:41 a.m. CST

    Ridely Scott gets it.

    by gotilk

    You would do well to pay attention to the man.

  • June 16, 2010, 3:47 a.m. CST

    It's all good but....

    by Sicuv Uyall

    what the fuck was up with that Robin Hood movie?

  • June 16, 2010, 4:59 a.m. CST

    I really want to see a Ridley Alien movie

    by jasper Stillwell

    ...however, the ambitious, driven, 'everything-to-prove' Ridley in a Post-Star Wars climate is a very different man to the comfortable, established, studio director Ridley we know today. The shock of the original Alien film can't really be replicated, the studio system itself has changed so substantially as to place a whole other set of demands on a major film and indeed Ridley himself (admitted during the last round of 'Blade Runner' interviews) that he is much less of an obsessive these days, all of which points to this project being a massive disappointment. God, I really hope not as fresh, inventive and visually unique film sci-fi's awfully thin on the ground these days.

  • June 16, 2010, 5 a.m. CST

    "You guys do it"

    by BumLove

    Ridley summed up AICN with those few words. It's kind of hypocritical to tell a director that trailers remove the magic from films by giving away everything about the movie beforehand when you work for a website that's primary purpose is to give away as many details about movies before they come it.

  • June 16, 2010, 5 a.m. CST

    *come out

    by BumLove

  • June 16, 2010, 5:17 a.m. CST

    I agree with southafricanguy...

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    any 3D story that gets that TrannyFormers kid ranting is fine by me. One of my favorite moments(after coming to this site since 98) on AICN ever was seeing all the Cameron haters go scurrying off for at least a month or two, completely humbled yet too afraid to admit just how fucking wrong they were.

  • June 16, 2010, 5:53 a.m. CST

    dispite what way you feel about 3D.

    by TheManWhoCan

    And despite what any director says about working in 3D they are ALL hopping on the 3D bandwagon. Anything they say otherwise is insulting to any movie enthusiast’s intelligence. It’s about marketing, plain and simple. I just wish all these old time legends would admit it. But I understand why they have to be coy about it. “sometimes you want to fill a little bit more so you have the information in the blacks. So then later, when I grade it, the digital grading will have something to pick up….” Blah blah. Hilarious!

  • June 16, 2010, 6:17 a.m. CST

    As for all this “Sir” Ridley Scott nonsense.

    by TheManWhoCan

    I didn’t know when he got his knighthood, but it means nothing to have a “sir” title, actually it’s a bit of a badge of shame these days, seeing as that Peter Benenson, founder of Amnesty International, refused a knighthood on the basis of Britain’s questionable foreign policies. But as (SIR) Alec Guinness says “from a certain point of view” and all that shit!

  • June 16, 2010, 6:36 a.m. CST

    Not sold? Quint, use your imagination!

    by MurderMostFowl

    Showing the camera panning up and looking all around the inside of the space jockey's ship ( as if from the POV of a human ) alone would be worth the 3D. <BR><BR>

  • June 16, 2010, 6:44 a.m. CST

    Prequels = bad idea.

    by fireclown

    There is a lot of territory in the Xenomorph story. Use it.

  • June 16, 2010, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Bladerunner 3D conversion?

    by DadTimesTwo

    I'd love to see one, but I think I read somewhere that Scott had written it off because he was "done" with Bladerunner (which I could understand).

  • June 16, 2010, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Rids will pull it off, no problem...

    by Arturo

    A Ridley Scott 3D film will look awesome...I would love to see Blade Runner converted to 3D..

  • June 16, 2010, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Dear Sir Ridley Scott

    by PeanutButterSlut

    Please become a level 25 PALADIN w/armor bonus because being a knight just isn't enough for the fanboi rage dweebs. <p> A mere knight? You say.....? Baaaahhhhhhh! <p> But with PALADIN magic you could cast a healing spell on the negatives restoring them to the proper luminary-bar-standard level!! And your weaponry is extra effective against the undead (Gary Colemen/M.J./Prince).

  • June 16, 2010, 7:26 a.m. CST

    I'm still not so sure there's going to any aliens

    by Sailor Rip

    in the alien prequel. All this talk of 3D, space jockeys, terraforming. <p> Are we going to get a space drama? Will it be subtitled? Are there any humans in it? <p> Seriously all I want is more marines and machine guns taped to flame throwers. <p> Make a sequel Ridley.

  • June 16, 2010, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Sailor

    by PeanutButterSlut

    Worry not my friend. Ridley plans to become a PALADIN, level 25 to be exact, so space drama won't be a problem. <p> You see, PALADINS are better than KNIGHTS. They have spells like "Space Drama" or the more powerful "Summon Odin". <p> P A L A D I N

  • June 16, 2010, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Bladerunner 3D

    by HardSteel

    Yes,there is an interview somewhere, can`t remember where, and Scott says that he has been asked about a 3D conversion of Bladerunner. His reply was that he did not see the point in doing it, and would rather spend his time on something new.

  • June 16, 2010, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Final Fanatsy Tactics III

    by PeanutButterSlut

    Ridley Scott PALADIN edition™ "I drink your milkshake ether, restoring my mp!" - Ridley to FilmExec

  • June 16, 2010, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Nothing slows down Michael Bay.

    by Semen Stains

    Hes a force of nature,like a hurricane or the black plague.

  • June 16, 2010, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Mr. Moe...

    by slowgraffiti

    I'm wondering if you're being sarcastic about Nolan not knowing what he was talking about for 3D, because it was Scott in this interview who was speaking in half sentences and generalities, seeming like he had very little grasp on nit. Nolan sounded like he invented the stuff by comparison.

  • June 16, 2010, 8:13 a.m. CST

    I hope this whole 3D craze goes away and soon

    by mojoman69

    it doesnt add to the movie. it is distracting and often just has stuff thrown in for the "wow" factor. More often than not as in Clash of the Titans it is poorly executed.

  • June 16, 2010, 8:13 a.m. CST

    The Alien Franchise Is D-E-A-D

    by BilboRing

    Stop flogging the dead horse. In my world, Alien and Aliens are the only 2 movies that existed. Everything else after that was complete and utter SHIT!!!

  • June 16, 2010, 8:18 a.m. CST

    Ditto on the Trailer

    by Aquatarkusman

    When that grotesque creature finally made an appearance, I crapped my pants. But enough about Harry Dean Stanton...

  • June 16, 2010, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Aquatarkusman

    by Sailor Rip

    You don't fuck with HDS.

  • June 16, 2010, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Sound and Color are gimmics for dumb children.

    by zacUpquark

  • June 16, 2010, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Scott's movies always look amazing

    by performingmonkey

    Sure, Robin Hood isn't the best movie he's made (though if you just forget about the Robin Hood element entirely it's a pretty good 'historical') but it still looked great, up to his standard, which is very high. If anyone can pull off the Alien prequel, if anyone was MEANT to do it it's Ridley Scott. 3D shouldn't harm the movie if he's at the helm. He cares about the look of every single shot.

  • June 16, 2010, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Trust in Giger; Trust in the Necronomicron...

    by zinc_chameleon

    The Necronomicron of Giger will be fabulous in 3d; the biggest mistake IMHO would be to focus too much on the human characters--Ridley's weakness--and not on the set and setting--his gifts. I'd rather have an Alien prequel where the Space Jockeys talk in hieroglyphics to each other, as they try unsuccessfully to contain a breakout of Warriors (I'm assuming, as I have since 1979, that they're all the same bio-engineered race) than to get in touch with human feelings. But that's me. Otherwise, have two initially helpless human females discover their strengths as they deal with the Warriors.

  • June 16, 2010, 8:46 a.m. CST

    I'm 100% into this. I realize there's a good chance...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I'll be disappointed, but fuck it...you only live once.<P> I'mma go ahead and get excited.

  • June 16, 2010, 9:10 a.m. CST

    I like knowing as little about the Aliens as possible

    by jawsfan

    The more we know about them and the more we see them, the more demystified and less scary they become. 'Nuff said.

  • June 16, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST

    What was all that stuff about Nolan's expertise?

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Yeah well, that ol' badger Scott still gets it, too.

  • June 16, 2010, 10 a.m. CST

    Scott vs Nolan on 3D

    by Sonny_Williams

    Seems like the old-timer is much more accepting of the latest technology than the youngster. Looking back at Nolan's interview, he really comes off as somewhat of a Luddite - no e-mail, no cell phone, no DV, no 3D. In contrast, Scott seems way more accepting of what's available to today's filmakers to put their vision on the screen. I love that he doesn't let the technical challenges of 3D intimidate him, hell nothing seems to intimidate him! Can't wait for the old timer to show the younguns how it's done.

  • June 16, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Space Jockey originally were Guild Navigators..

    by zinc_chameleon

    when Giger was designing for Dune in 1975, which then became Alien or Star Wars, depending upon who you talk to. The Space Jockeys should be as wise, but harmless, like ET, and entirely unable to contain an Alien outbreak. That's where we primitive humans come in; after all our heroic males have been killed off, of course, so that the Space Jockeys can bond with our females. There ya go, Ridley: you asked us to do it for you, and I just did.

  • June 16, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST

    As long as the 3D is not used as a gimmick

    by PedroM

    Has there been another movie since Avatar that hadnt used it as gimmick?

  • June 16, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Space Jockey died of auto-erotic asphyxiation

    by CRISPIN_GLOVERS_ACID_FLASHBACK

    Alien Zero: You'll shit your space jockeys!

  • June 16, 2010, 10:41 a.m. CST

    It's too bad you didn't have more time.

    by CRISPIN_GLOVERS_ACID_FLASHBACK

    But then again who does?

  • June 16, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST

    IDK....

    by Homer Sexual

    Alien is just perfect. So a very different approach and story, connected to the Alien story tangentially, seems like the only possible chance for something "Wow!"

  • June 16, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Just make the shit SCARY...i dont give a F if its in 5D

    by quantize

    its the very least we deserve... predator and alien fans have been DESPERATE for ANYTHING that even vaguely evokes the suspense and action of the former or the horror of the latter..

  • June 16, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    The 3D "affect" kind of wears off.

    by skycrapper

    At least it did in Avatar. The first 5 minutes your like "oh cool" then by hour 2 your like "these glasses fucking suck".

  • June 16, 2010, 11:39 a.m. CST

    I will never pay to see a 'retrofitted' 3D film

    by DoctorGloom

    and I'm a big fan of all types of stereographic photography. Anyone who pays $4/5 more for some 'retrofitted' bullshit is a mug.

  • June 16, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST

    I'd love it if prequel 1 had no humans in it

    by Adelai Niska

    But then I wanted no humans in AVP and a serious reduction in number of humans in Transformers... and that didn't happen either.

  • June 16, 2010, 11:42 a.m. CST

    skycrapper is correct

    by Bouncy X

    except in my case it took less than an hour before i stopped noticing it was even in 3D and the first 20mins sucked because it was a little much. so yes, 20 odd minutes of "oooo" out of a 2h40 movie was so worth the extra 3$. :P

  • June 16, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Please, Ridley. PLEASE . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . just return to sci-fi w/OUT revisiting this franchise. It is ruined and DEAD. New species. New idea. You can do it, I KNOW you can . . .

  • June 16, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    I love to see Ridley Scott talk about the mechanics of filmmakin

    by AsimovLives

    It's quite clear that he knows what he's talking about. He's no slouch who just leans on the cinematograher and hopes for the best. He is very good. On the technical side of filmmaking, he's almost without compare.<br><br>I have to say, quint did the right questions to Scott. He loves to talk about the technical side of things, and he's very pasisonate about it.<br><br>And the story about the trailer was great. Thank you, quint, for asking him that. I don't recall anybody ever asked him that before. Good job.

  • June 16, 2010, 12:23 p.m. CST

    C3PO

    by AsimovLives

    You better start calling Ridley SCott a copist of John Ford, Orson Welles and Stanley Kubrick, then. Becasue Scott has always said he unabashedly has bene inspired and stolen from those directors. Get a grip, dude! Inm case you are not aware yet, you can admire both Scott and Nolan. Like me.

  • June 16, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Awesome

    by Koji_Kabuto

    good job. Scott seems like he knows how to shoot this movie. At least FOX is going back to the franchise's roots!

  • June 16, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    zacUpquark

    by AsimovLives

    Unless you are both deaf and extremely colourblind, you don't need any aparatus in your face to experience colour and sound in a movie, do you? Themere showing of a movie in 3D necessitates a whole paraphenalia of aparatus and preparation which, frankly, given the results, i don't think it's worth it. 3D can look good in the hands of a good filmaker who has planed that from scratch, like Cameron did withy AVATAR, but in the end, it doesn't really bring nothing much to a movei,in the end. I watched AVATAR both in 3D and in 2D, and i tell you, it looks better in 2D. 2 and half hours of watching it in 3D was taxing to the extreme, adn by the end it was not providing any enjoyment at all, but causing stress and unconfortable. It was giving me an headache. I don't go to the movies to get an headache, thank you very much. And after watching AVATAR in 2D, frankly, there's no loss at all. The story is as well told and as visually interesting in 2D as well. 3D was nice at first, but at the one hour mark it outstayed it's welcome and just became anoying and distracting. The movie is better in 2D. And that's a movie designed to be in 3D from the start! 3D is a fad, and an anoying one at that. It's not really bringing anything new to cinema, it's meraly cosmetic, and what it can be done with it is nothing it couldn't be done before, dramatically. It's a waste of everybody's time.

  • June 16, 2010, 12:33 p.m. CST

    What did he have to say about Harry's Robin Hood Review?

    by EddieMurphysLaugh

    Quint pretty much summed up AINT IT COOL in the first sentence: "Quint: I’m such a big fan of yours I wouldn’t write anything nasty."

  • June 16, 2010, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Koji_Kabuto

    by AsimovLives

    "At least FOX is going back to the franchise's roots!"<br><br>And that's the problem right there: FOX!

  • June 16, 2010, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Nice Marmot

    by AsimovLives

    I know exactly what you mean. Scott should be doing THE FOREVER WAR, instead of revisiting ALIEN. Sure, i want nobody else making a new ALIEN movie, but the idea of a prequel is giving me the fear. I still have a lot of trust in Scott, but i would rather to see him advance with his carrer instead of revisiting his oldies goldies.

  • June 16, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Aliens!

    by Star Hump

  • June 16, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Alien Prequel to be shot on 5D MKII

    by j_difool

    "Sir" Ridley is apparently contemplating going "indie" with this production and shooting with the Canon 5D MKII. He says it will be easier to shoot with a smaller crew, allowing them access to intergalactic locations that are difficult to get permitted. Also, there's no real difference between post-conversion 3D and movies shot for 3D. That's all a bunch of hogwash and technical blah-blah-blah. It's all really very easy. So Fuck You, Chris Nolan. Also, there will be no 3D facehuggers, but there will be 3D cocksuckers.

  • June 16, 2010, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Confirmation that Transformers is 3D?

    by thatfilmlover

    is that a confirmation that Michael Bay is now shooting Trans 3 in 3D? THIS IS NEWS TO ME

  • June 16, 2010, 1:21 p.m. CST

    We don't need these prequels

    by Trazadone

    Another article noted, "Summarily forgotten, the space jockey lived on in Ridley's mind and he is 'always amazed that no one explored the backstory of 'The Space Jockey' in the sequels because it’s so obvious in the first movie.'" Really? "Always?" That sounds like age-of-the-prequel talk to me. I've said this before, but that's not my favorite kind of talk. All these ridiculous assumptions about audiences seeing random background pieces and thinking "what's THAT about? I hope they make another movie to tell me." If that's true, I want a movie about Buckaroo Banzai's watermelon. "the two planned prequel films will chronicle two adventures of the space jockey; one being how he encountered the aliens, and one about how he got there" Really? That requires two movies to tell? And will there be any humans at all in these flicks? "Predators is looking to revitalize the other quintessential 80's monster villain" REALLY? "Quintessential?" Come on, the Predator franchise was mediocre from the get go. I've always felt that its "classic" status was mostly self-propelled. I love Alien and much of Ridley Scott's work, but this is also the guy who made G.I. Jane thinks Deckard is a replicant. A decent Alien product is not a guarantee here.

  • June 16, 2010, 1:33 p.m. CST

    j_difool

    by AsimovLives

    So we have an Incal fan here, hem? Greetings, fellow fan.

  • June 16, 2010, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Transformers 3 in 3D?

    by paladinryan

    The firing of Megan Fox appears even more tragic. Obviously, I support Scott's candidacy to be a paladin, but he'll have to make a Charlemagne movie first.

  • June 16, 2010, 1:37 p.m. CST

    I have to admit that the most disturbing thing...

    by AsimovLives

    ... i ever read this last 10 years is Ridley Scott evocking Michael Bay to make a point about his opinion of 3D. That shit sent shivers down my spine! It makes me question the old master's mind. Why he had to namecheck Bay, of all people? Why not some proper filmmaker? Fuck, he could even had namechecked Zemeckis, it would had been 100 times preferable to Bay, and Zemeckis now sucks! But not as much as Bay sucks! Really, i'm going to have nightmares tonight! I'm probably going to dream of Bay eating the guts of Ridley Scott raw, and share them with Jar Jar Abrams.

  • June 16, 2010, 1:41 p.m. CST

    TRASHFORMERS 3 in 3D

    by AsimovLives

    Can you guys imagine the typical Bay over-edited bullshit in 3D? AVATAR already gave me a migrane, and that movie was esquisitly edited with grace and elegance in a classical style. an you imagien how worst it can get with the typical Bay bullshit editing style? That's the stuff of pure terror right there. I'm having visions of that scene from Scanner right now! If ever i needed a reason to stay miles away from TRASHFORMERS 3, this is it! This is it!

  • June 16, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST

    "a Charlemagne movie"

    by AsimovLives

    A good Charlemagne movie, i'd like to watch that. I'm even named after him! Well, not the Magnum part, just the Charles part, that's my first name. Or rather, the portuguese version of the name, Carlos. I think Charlemagne was one of the most badass king in history. The stuff that happened in his life, small wonder he became legend. But which director could do him justice?

  • June 16, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST

    The whole 3D vs. 2D thing

    by Manatee

    I find it fascinating from a neuropsychology perspective. Strictly speaking, we don't perceive the world in 3D. Our brain uses various cues to integrate the 2D images from our retina into a 3D representation of the world. Plus, almost all of us use one dominant eye, which calls into question just how much we benefit from the 3D movie experience. It's almost as though a 3D movie presents the finished product of what is formed in our brain, feeds it through the inescapable 2D filter of our retina, and then the image is reconfigured into a 3D image by our brain. It's cool, and yet it seems kinda stupid to introduce that extra step. Considering how much work it's asking our eyes and brains to do, I'm wondering when fatigue will set in with the 3D craze. Maybe never, but I seriously doubt it.

  • June 16, 2010, 2:04 p.m. CST

    I really wish he wouldn't do it.

    by fitzcarraldo2

    He just doesn't have the lightness of touch he had 30 years ago. His films are now efficient action movies, little more. Even his once amazing lighting is a bit flat, washed out and dull. Alien prequels will remove the last vestiges of mystery. And 3D? Ugh.

  • June 16, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    I don't need 3D to be awed with movie imagery

    by AsimovLives

    There's too many movies which have great images made all though the history of cinema what don't need 3D to provide spectacle. This 3D even reeks of arrogance, in my opinion. they talk of it as if movies before 3D weren't spectacular or could provide awe-inspiring images for the enjoyiment of us at the audiences. Nonsense! If anything, 3D might help more the untalented hacks then the really talented filmamkers. The 3D stitch could make hacks pretend they are making "big spectacular movies",, the same why they did when hacks started to over-abuse CGI shots to distract from the terribleness of their stories (when there was one) and direction.<br><br>I suspect this 3D fad is another tecnique from the studuios to try to distract the audiences they are being served a bunch of movies with nothing in them, shallowness in the form of entertaiment with no merit whatsoever, dressed with 3D spectacle. The more i know about 3D, the more i get skeptical about it.

  • June 16, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    So long as the films are still exhibited in 2D..

    by Jaka

    ...none of this 3D talk really matters to me. Most people are never going to have a 3D tv set, anyway. So that's how future viewings will be seen.

  • June 16, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Please do FOREVERWAR

    by tradeskilz

    Come on. What if you have a seizure or something and can't make any more movies before the foreverwar gets made? What will we do then? You are the only one who can be trusted with the material. Seriously dude, i'll blow you if you film it. (or make my sister do it if you prefer)

  • June 16, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    I would LOVE to see Ridley tell a really great story

    by MattHooper

    The way he used to. I don't care if it's in Fuckin' 3D or not.

  • June 16, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Aliens vs Starshiptroopers

    by SlickyVonBoner

    make it happen hollywood. Better yet, bollywood... with singing and dancing.

  • June 16, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    MattHooper

    by AsimovLives

    "I would LOVE to see Ridley tell a really great story the way he used to"<br><br>I know the felling exactly.

  • June 16, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    felling = feeling

    by AsimovLives

  • June 16, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Manatee - 2D vs 3D

    by ObiBen

    However, the retina is curved, not flat like a camera film or sensor plane, and how the brain processes the inputs is very complicated. So mashing 2 flat projections (carrying distortions and warping, inevitably) together will produce a 3D image, but a weird one, like a multiplane cardboard cutout set. In addition, there is the frame issue. We do not look through a window in front of us all day long. So everybody who claim that 3D (in this incarnation) is here to stay because this is the way we see things in nature, don't know much about the Poetry of the Steak.

  • June 16, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    I sure hope 3D is not here to stay...

    by AsimovLives

    ... or else i have to stop watching movies in the theaters. And that for me is like slow death.

  • June 16, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    You...

    by SunTzu77

    You can't lick Ridley's sphincter completely about the look of Blade Runner. Jordan Cronenweth was there... and that guy was a talent. I don't care if Ridley claims to "operate" or not.

  • June 16, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Don't go out like a hack, focus on The Forever War first.

    by _Maltheus_

    I loved Alien and Aliens, but I've had more than enough of that franchise. Ridley is old and all old directors suck. But if he has one last decent movie in him, let it be The Forever War. It's one of the most filmable sci-fi books I can think of and it hasn't been done yet. I will not go see any more stupid reboots / remakes / prequels / sequels. And if he waits until after Aliens, then he'll likely be too old to pull it off. Just fucking do it already before it's given to Roland Emmerich or J.J. Abrams!

  • June 16, 2010, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Seriously...

    by SunTzu77

    Ridley could easily grab the DP credit with his clout. Robert Rodriguez snags his. There is a reason why Cronenweth and Vanlint were hired for Blade Runner and Aliens... and there is a reason why Ridley hasn't been able to replicate the feel of the lighting from those films. Granted, Ridley has some basic knowledge. There is a reason why Ridley has only DPed "Boy and Bicycle."

  • June 16, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST

    errr...

    by SunTzu77

    "Alien." Corrected before any nerd tries to crucify me.

  • June 16, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST

    SunTzu77

    by AsimovLives

    I'm not diminishing Jordan Cronenwelth's achievement, because the man was a giant in his trade. However, the look in Blade Runner is Ridley Scott's. Look at his movie THE DUELISTS, in ALIEN, and in his later LEGEND, all shot with different DPs, and you will see all of them have a coherent look to them. They all look like they came fromthe same person, which they were. And the person was Ridley Scott, director. You cna bitch and criticise Ridley Scott for many other reasons, but the looks in his movies, that's him, it's him who decides it, how it should look. Denying that is absurd and shows little knowledge of him as a filmmaker. all else is fair game, but Ridley Scott was always and always is the boss of how his movies look like. His movies look great because of him.

  • June 16, 2010, 4:41 p.m. CST

    SunTzu77

    by AsimovLives

    Ridley Scott can't have a DP credit nor can he operates as a DP in his movies because of union rules, both in UK and specially in USA. The American Association of Cinematography forbids directors to have DP credits, to protect the cinematographer profession. They don't accept directors in their ranks. This is why there's no ASC cretids to the name of such directors/DPs like Peter Hyams and Steve Soderbergh. In fact, the later even uses a pseudominum in his movie's cinematography credits. And all directors who are aslso their own DPs are always under severe criticism from the ASC. It's all about protecting their trade. This is also why in USA Scott is not allowed to operate the camera himself, if he still wants to belong to the Director's Guild Of America.

  • June 16, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    The Space Jockey

    by bobbyperusteeth

    It will be weird finally knowing where that big fella came from. Hope it does'nt soil the original.

  • June 16, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    soil=spoil

    by bobbyperusteeth

    Although soil works too I guess lol

  • June 16, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    bobbyperusteeth

    by AsimovLives

    I think soil works better the spoil, actually.

  • June 16, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    the = then

    by AsimovLives

  • June 16, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Come on Ridders get back to yout roots with this

    by KillaKane

    Can't wait to see how he handles the pace and mood of these Alien prequels, not to mention the design (Moebius, Cobb and Geiger back again god willing).

  • June 16, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives

    by paladinryan

    Exactly! But we also need to see his grandfather and father on screen. Battle of Tours and all that. But yeah, I don't know what director could do all that history justice. The worst thing that could happen is someone Arthur's it. And exactly right about Scott's look. When I watched Legend for the first time I didn't know it was directed by him. But not too long into the film I guessed it.

  • June 16, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST

    While I'm sure looking forward to seeing...

    by Cervantes

    ...another ALIEN movie directed by the great man himself, I'm kinda torn knowing that the amazingly mysterious 'Space Jockey' sequence in his original will never seem so mysterious again after his prequel.<P>Still, there's no-one I'd rather see return to this franchise, although I'd have liked Cameron onboard in some way too, of course.<P>While I've no doubt things will look terrific, I'd just like to go on record as despising the new 'color-grading' that was done for the 'ALIEN:Director's Cut'! As well as preferring the original 'Theatrical Cut' anyway, I far prefer the natural vibrant coloration of the original too. The new color-grading ruined the look of things as far as I'm concerned, and ended up murkily dark overall, while distorting the colors.<P>Even the 'Theatrical Cut' on the 'Quadrilogy' boxset was done in the same horribly 'stylised' coloring. I find them both unwatchable compared with the original version, but maybe that's just me. Along with the dreadfully unnatural-looking color-grading being done in certain more recent movies, this latest development of re-coloring PAST movies is very unwelcome.<P>Alas, Ridley also did this with his BLADERUNNER:Final Cut too. Again, when compared to the beautifully vibrant colors of the flawed 'voice-over' original, it's another Ridley classic that has been spoiled with an overly-dark, muted look.<P>While I remain disappointed with how these 2 classics will always look from now on color-wise, I'm convinced the imagery in the prequel(s) will turn out great in 3D.

  • June 16, 2010, 5:44 p.m. CST

    As A Huge Ridley Fan

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    I'm picturing long dark hallways with flickering lights and shifting shadows engulfing me in 3D and creeping me the fuck out. Being surrounded by the interior of an alien ship or the landscape of a hostile alien world will be amazing...Robin Hood was fine at PG-13 but this HAS to be R...could be the new scariest movie ever made with the 3D if done right

  • June 16, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Shit This Talkback Has Got Me Pumped

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    gonna watch the DC of KOH tonight

  • June 16, 2010, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Scott knows his stuff when it comes to 3D...

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    I'm glad he gruffly dismissed Quint's 'concerns' before he could bust out another ignorant fanboy anti-3D blurb. You don't tell DaVinci how to paint the fucking Mona Lisa, you know?

  • June 16, 2010, 6:48 p.m. CST

    and ditto the 'practical aliens' crap

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Scott will use what he decides is best for the movie, be that CGI or animatronics, not Quint, Devin Faraci, or any of their idiotic brethren. Just because you own a truckload of geek memorabillia doesn't qualify you an expert on the technicalities of crafting a movie, and it's time that crowd learned that fact.<p>"I’m not terribly sold on 3-D in the Alien universe"<p>On what reasoned basis, other than knee-jerk fanboy reactionism. Quality 3D depth would be a fantastic addition for a filmmaker like Scott who utilises very slow suspenseful pacing as in the first Alien movie, and highly detailed production design that has many layers of detail. The possibilites of using 3D for the Alien universe could be unlimited; not only genuinely bringing back the fear of the series (imagine the clanking, dripping corridors of The Nostromo in 3D, as the camera slowly tracks through them); but also in melding that kind of suspense cinema with how a human being reacts to it. Scott jammed the frame in Alien with a lot of foreground objects and clutter - this is perfect for 3D, but in a suspense thriller, frame composition is great for misdirection and making the audience think they saw things they didn't, and vice versa, depending on where their eyes are drawn. 3D could contribute to this in very inventive ways. The possibilities haven't begun to be explored yet.<p>"I’m at least convinced that Scott has put a lot of technical and creative thought into the decision and isn’t just jumping on to the 3-D bandwagon."<p>Why would he be? This isn't Louis Letterier or Brett Ratner we're talking about here, you fucking idiot. Show some respect to a master filmmaker. He doesn't have to convince YOU.

  • June 16, 2010, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Southafricanguy, tell that cunt....

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Trannyfucker, you did not manage to weasel out of the fact that you admitted Avatar was visually accomplished some months back. You fucking knuckledragger.

  • June 16, 2010, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Will the Ridley Scott shaky-cam crap be in 3D?

    by Skraggo

    When Scott started using that shaky-cam, reduced frame rate juddery bullshit effect from "Saving Private Ryan" in all his action sequences he just about lost me. I hate that shit. I didn't see "Robin Hood" so I don't know if he's still using it. If he is, I definitely hope he shitcans it for any 3D productions. Can you imagine having to look at that nonsense in 3D?

  • June 16, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    I'm concerned he mentioned Bay

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    "Bay is moving like lightning..." I wish he said "I hope Bay get's struck by lightning". Anyway, I very VERY optimistic about these films. Can't wait for the first images to filter out. Scott mentioned these films are going to be "disturbing". Read lots of body horror, claustophobic interiors, nightmarish landscapes...I've waited soooo long for a good Alien film I really can't wait for this. And if Scott delivers, what chance James Cameron might be tempted to return? Cameron hated Alien 3, there is definitely unfinished business there for him, and he already has the skeleton of a script ready to go.

  • June 16, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    JESUS DO WE NEED RIPLEY HERE TOO?

    by OZOID455

    I MEAN COME ON TO SAY RIPLEY HAS TO BE IN EVERY FUCKIN ALIEN MOVIE IS RETARDED! UHHH GEE ALIEN 4? THEY CANT FIND ANYMORE ALIENS SO THEY CLONE HER? I GUESS SHE'LL WARP BACK IN TIME FOR THIS ONE TOO EH? WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG YOU CYBER GEEKS!

  • June 16, 2010, 7:27 p.m. CST

    WHAT HAPPEN TO VIRTUAL REALITY?

    by OZOID455

    DID ONE OF YOU GEEKS FRY YOUR BRAIN ON THIS?

  • June 16, 2010, 7:34 p.m. CST

    argh

    by zom-bot.com

    ridley...go back andlook at your old stills of the props, man. The space jockey was not a 'suit' it had teeth. eye cavities. I could even buy that the hands, arms and ribs are all suit elements, but the head tells a different story. TEETH man. i can even swallow that an advanced race could 'grow' a biomechanical suit to crawl in and pilot a ship or explore space...but the thing had teeth. it wasn't a suit, Ripples.

  • June 16, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    The 3d "bandwagon"

    by gotilk

    The only REAL bandwagon is the one filled with people who hate 3d either because they have no depth perception, bad vision or went to see Clash of The Titans as their first experience with the new 3d. Oh and you guys that are part of the cynical generation. You of the raped childhoods and fragile sensibilities, surrounded by a culture you don't understand and can only impotently blanket-label as "emo".

  • June 16, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Colonial Marines

    by SlickyVonBoner

    Sure the Alien concept and design are cool, but what made the highest grossing alien film popular, were the Colonial Marines. Bring back the marines and put them up against a hive of aliens and I'll wager my left nut it will make at least $100 million.

  • June 16, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    OMG! Aren't we all kinda tired of Alien?

    by RPLocke

    ZZZZZZZZ

  • June 16, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    100% MEDICALLY ACCURATE!

    by JaimeFoxx

    Sir Ridley Scott's my main tank when I run 25 mans!!!

  • June 16, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Moosemalloy.....Exactly dude. Quint and the

    by southafricanguy

    other idiots like Devin Farce from crap..uh I mean Chud are the ultimate armchair directors. No ability or talent in the field, but they will question master directors on the technical aspects of film. As you say, fucking hilarious

  • June 16, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    That is why I will always respect both Scott

    by southafricanguy

    and Cameron. Neither suffer fools gladly....

  • June 16, 2010, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Robin Hood

    by Lashlarue

  • June 16, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    was an ABORTION!

    by Lashlarue

    <p>

  • June 16, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    As much as I bitch about Ridley's recent output...

    by rbatty024

    I'll probably go see these new Alien films in the theater. Alien is such a great concept that it's a real shame we only have two great movies out of the franchise.

  • June 16, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Thank God for Christopher Nolan.

    by Lashlarue

    At least he doesn't stand for this 3D nonsense.

  • June 16, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST

    lol

    by SunTzu77

    Alien, Blade Runner, and The Duelists looking nothing alike... lighting wise. But, "Blade Runner" and "State of Grace" have the exact same lighting style... the abundance of Croniecones. Why? Because of Jordan Cronenweth. Yes... yes and we're all supposed to obey the speed limit. Fact is union rules are a farce. This is a known fact out here. Robert Rodriguez got around them for sure... and Barry Sonnenfeld was the DP on Phil Joanou's "Three O'Clock High" and he wasn't in the union.

  • June 16, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    In other words...

    by SunTzu77

    There are "workarounds" with a *wink wink*.

  • June 16, 2010, 11:58 p.m. CST

    I'm looking forward to Ridley's return to Alien!

    by Flying_Dolphin

    Ridley's return to the alien franchise means a return of style, atmosphere & character. Alien has to be my favourite film of all time. The Space Jockey had always sparked curiousity. Everything about the derelict spaceship was odd & alien. Im glad Ridley is opening that door to the unknown & diving into new territory... Im excited that there is still a handfull of directors that are using their imaginations & creating high concept sci-fi visions! 3D is the icing on the cake!!

  • June 17, 2010, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Funny to see all the armchair...

    by ObiBen

    ...stereographers coming out of the woodwork lately. They usually also have a lot to school us about CG and SPFX as well. I would still bet 2$ that most of them take pictures with their cell phone and never held a real camera in their life.

  • June 17, 2010, 12:11 a.m. CST

    I like 3D...

    by Flying_Dolphin

    This site must be full of the emo generation. Whinging for the sake of whinging. 3D for this type dark film will be great!! The fantastic thing about the first alien movie was the slow built & what the audience doesn't see that scares them; So what if the screen is darker... Those dark corners will make you want to lean in... & when the slow terrifying sequence builts to the crescendo scare, the added 3D effect should be fantastic. Imagine the extra depth added to Ridley's terrifying interior corridors & alien chambers! Imagine the claws of an alien beast reaching out to grab you... Yes, this will be awesome!

  • June 17, 2010, 1:35 a.m. CST

    The problem with 3D is that...

    by AsimovLives

    ... unlike what many like to claim, 3D is not the new sound or the new colour photography. You never needed special aparatus to experience sound of colour photography in movie,s you are already naturally equiped to do that. With 3D, you have to put a contraption in your face or else you can't experience it. It's not a natural process for our eyes and our brains. We have to be tricked into process it as such. And it's not an invisible, unconscious trick, like the 24 frames a second that film and video has, because that's unnoticable. In 3D, you are always aware that you are bring illusined.<br><br>nd then there's the medical side. I'm happy to know that many of you do not have this prioboem, but I and many others do: prolongued exposure to 3D, about more then a one hour mark, causes headaches and migranes. Some even experience a similiar case of motion sickness. I never heard of a single case of people who got sick and migranes from mere exposure from mild levels of film sound or colour photography. I mean, if they had discovered back then that if they added sound or colour to movies and it had caused an overwhleming medical problems to many people in the audience, they would had called it off. But it didn't, it was a pacific process the human eye and mind can process without problem. But 3D is not so simple. and should people like me start to get alienated from watching movies in a theater because of the new technological toy? How fair is that?

  • June 17, 2010, 1:55 a.m. CST

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  • June 17, 2010, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Flying_Dolphin

    by AsimovLives

    There's a certain irony in a movie made in 3D that is tells a story that has to be mostly darkly lit spaces to be effective. With so much dark places, it kidna defeats the porpose of extented depth of field provided by 3D, because there's nothing to register, hem? Am I the only one seeing the irony in this?<br><br>I don't think that Ridley Scott was saying the movie will be darker, but only that 3D needs ever more over-exposure to be shot efectivelly, which means filmamkers will have to rely even more then do now on post-production colour grading to have darker areas on the frame. Until recently, many things could be achieved even oncamera while shooting. but seems 3D is taking that openion out of filmamking, and everythign will have to be dealt in post-production. which means movie will be more expensive to produce. The 3D filmmking technicques are already more expensive then normal filming. Post will also be more expensive. Movies will now cost more to produce. And they aren't exactly cheap as they are. And you know who will resent that later? We the audiences, who will have to fork the bill with more expensive tickets and DVD/blu-rays. Because nobody is doing 3D out of charity, it's all profit seeking business.

  • June 17, 2010, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Received this...

    by SunTzu77

    Friend who operates sent me this... he told me "yes he looks through the view finder and has a basic knowledge of lighting... but fool yourself about him DPing." <br> They wouldn't let him camera operate on Blade Runner... so he chose Jordan. <br> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYcZIt71_rM&feature=related

  • June 17, 2010, 2:18 a.m. CST

    bleh..

    by SunTzu77

    *but don't fool yourself about him DPing... ie Ridley's not doing all the heavy lifting.

  • June 17, 2010, 3:10 a.m. CST

    Asimov...whats up dude? Heres my take on

    by southafricanguy

    3D. I have never seen a film in 3D, mostly because I dont live anywhere near a 3D equipped theatre That and Im too lazy a cunt to go find one. But heres the simple thing, so long as movies come out in both and we have the choice to choose to see a film in either, then I dont see what the big deal is. And also, thanks to so much piracy, The film industry unfortunatly needs something like 3D to not go the way of the music industry. And I can see its use for certain types if films. But really its all choice, and many people do like it, who am I to say they are wrong?

  • June 17, 2010, 4:36 a.m. CST

    @ PedroM

    by thommcg

    How To Train Your Dragon for one.

  • June 17, 2010, 6:44 a.m. CST

    Ridley . . .

    by Thall_Joben

    Ridders has more talent in his left testicle than all the directors in Hollyweird. Cameron wishes he had Ridley's class and brains.

  • June 17, 2010, 6:46 a.m. CST

    Prequels vs sequels

    by Thall_Joben

    If Ridley embraces the bizarre we'll be good, I'd like to see an alien homeworld that's so strange we have a hard time figuring out what the fuck we're looking at. Lovecraft with a touch of Lynch.

  • June 17, 2010, 6:50 a.m. CST

    A L I E N

    by louisse

    is the best horror movie ever created. Go 3d I don't mind, but dont fucking overdo it with action cause thats what made the first a beauty. pure and simple brilliance. action when needed, nothing more

  • June 17, 2010, 7:24 a.m. CST

    I'll say it.

    by kolchak

    I'd rather see a non-Ridley film with Sigourney in it than a Ridley film with no-names. <p> I don't give a shit about exposing the mythology of the first film. A large part of its appeal is the mystery.

  • June 17, 2010, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Scott gets too much credit

    by Knuckleface

    Geeks really need to rein in their unbridled love for Scott. Sure, we love Scott he deserves deep respect for Alien and Blade Runner and to a lesser extent, the unrealized potential of Legend. But that's all he had in him, and he has nothing else to give.(btw Gladiator was a decent popcorn movie, but it was also totally generic, and hung together entirely on Russel Crow's typically strong performance) Scott was once quite visionary, but now he's totally pedestrian. Lets recall that even Blade Runner was cocked up in the original edit.

  • June 17, 2010, 7:34 a.m. CST

    On, and on 3D,,,

    by Knuckleface

    If Ridley thinks 3D is not different from 2D, he's in for a big surprise. Think about how Scott shoots his 'epic battle scenes'(tm). All those tight close ups and handheld camera work. That shit DOES NOT work in 3D.

  • June 17, 2010, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Thall-joben...and yet, and yet its Scott

    by southafricanguy

    useing the mocap tech, and the 3D camera invented/developed by Cameron. And it was seeing Avatar that inspired Scott to make another sci-fi film. Interesting that its the "far less talented, and clever guy" thats influencing, and being followed by "Ridders"

  • June 17, 2010, 7:49 a.m. CST

    For the record, I think they are both brilliant...

    by southafricanguy

    just in totally different ways imho....

  • June 17, 2010, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Kolchak....amen brother. The mystery about

    by southafricanguy

    the xenomorphs should stay just that, a mystery. De-mystifying Vader was probably the biggest mistake the PT made....

  • June 17, 2010, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Somebody needs to explain to Ridley...

    by Knuckleface

  • June 17, 2010, 7:55 a.m. CST

    ..its not how you shoot 3D....

    by Knuckleface

  • June 17, 2010, 7:56 a.m. CST

    ...its how the audience responds to it...

    by Knuckleface

  • June 17, 2010, 7:56 a.m. CST

    ...that is different.

    by Knuckleface

  • June 17, 2010, 8 a.m. CST

    away wee ya ... ya ragged arsed tinker cow theives!!

    by JackGraham

    This line amuses me. it's from Rob Roy.

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  • June 17, 2010, 9:55 a.m. CST

    You guys are too precious about the Space Jockey

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    Oh no, don't de-mystify our beloved space jockey! Get a fucking grip. The SJ was just a prop. Its purpose was to show this was aqn extraterrestial ship and give us a clue about what would happen to Kane later (the hole in its chest). If you don't want to know anything else about the SJ, don't watch these prequels. Simple as that.

  • June 17, 2010, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Convert the Lumiere Bros Train Arraving at Station to 3D!!!

    by ricarleite2

  • June 17, 2010, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Ridley should ..

    by alcester

    He should do a Star Wars re-boot for adults. Make it serious and scary.

  • June 17, 2010, 11:17 a.m. CST

    southafricanguy

    by AsimovLives

    So, if i understand your point, today's 3D is like cinemarama of the 50s, when Holywood studios invested in a huge screen format to awe audiences back in theaters and prevent them to turn to their TV screens. 3D as a counter-reaction to an exodus of potential audiences away from the theaters.<br><br>Well, still the fact remains that nobody ever got medical problems caused by cinemarama, nobody ever sufffered a sthendal syndrome type thing for watching Ben Hur or The Ten Commandments. I got a migrane and eyeache watching AVATAR.<br><br>You say that as long there's a choice, then everythign is OK. Yes, for now, while we still have the option.

  • June 17, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST

    alcester

    by AsimovLives

    I'd dig that. I really would.

  • June 17, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    I hope I don't see anything resembling a man in a suit.

    by UltraTron

    Look at how terrible the wolfman is. That's benicio with latex and arm extensions and it's just shit. We're talking human anatomy cannot be hidden. Digital can do everything better. It's called use the same restaint you would use if trying to make a condom covered shitty rubber suit look good. Need more detail? Tell the artists to sculpt everything with HD geometry maps. You'll drive that camera in macro over that alien and you won't see latex dust and crap.

  • June 17, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Well, and i think CGI is over-used

    by AsimovLives

    Make up and animatronics are still the way to go, and CGI should assist, not replace.

  • June 17, 2010, 12:17 p.m. CST

    By the way most of Benicio Del Toro as werewolf...

    by AsimovLives

    ... in in THE WOLFMAN is CGI. So, my friend UltraTron, you just shot your own argument down.

  • June 17, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Basically everyone on earth wanted an alien to

    by UltraTron

    jump on Quatrich in that amp suit. He could have ripped it's second mouth out while acid burns through the cockpit. The amp suit wouldn't survive killing one in close quarters.

  • June 17, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Only the shots that work were digital.

    by UltraTron

  • June 17, 2010, 12:35 p.m. CST

    UltraTron

    by AsimovLives

    Nonsnese. The best shots in the movie were done without CGI whatsoever, and those were about the super lovely Emily Blunt. But really, the make up stuff was pretty good in THE WOLFMAN, and many CGI stuff was dodgy.

  • June 17, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Glasses wearers and 3D

    by skimn

    No matter the size or shape of the frame, wearing another pair of glasses on top of my own is always uncomfortable.<p>And Scott stated himself that directors work in three dimensions already when determining lenses and composition, lighting and use of depth of field. Look at the dramatic effect that Welles acheived with Kane 70 years ago, using those techniques. I agree that 3D is not a tool like CGI (expanding sets, creature creation, etc.), but a gimmick just as it was in the '50s, when movies had to contend with that new fangled thing called television. Now that televisions havwe attained the cinema at home experience with HD and 60 inch + screens, and now 3D, studios are getting nervous.

  • June 17, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Asimov, but you've got to admit, when used wisely

    by skimn

    such as in Blade 2 which used a combination of make-up and CGI, it was VERY effective.

  • June 17, 2010, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Then get contacts or lasik

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    It seems that the people complaining about 3D the most are those with personal hindrances to enjoying it, which means squat to the millions who can enjoy 3D unencumbered. <p>Same with migraines/ eye strain - this is bullshit. Polarised 3D glasses should not be giving anyone headaches; they're designed not to. If they do, you should see an eye specialist or a doctor. As I said, millions of people around the globe have enjoyed 3D without any side effects whatsoever, so the problem may just lie with YOU. And if you cannot enjoy 3D, then avoid it and see a 2D showing. <p>Aversion to 3D based on your own medical problems is no convincing auspice for grouchingly dismissing the technology - and it most certainly is an artistic tool in the right hands despite what others have claimed - and for speaking for the rest of the population.

  • June 17, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Thanks Turd

    by skimn

    I'll gladly spend thousands for lasik, just so I can enjoy masterpieces like Journey To The Center Of The Earth and My Bloody Valentine just like the rest of you 20/20'ers. What I'm arguing is that 3D adds nothing to the movie going experience beyond the "ohh-ahh" factor. If a movie sucks (I'm looking at you Clash Of The Titans), it sucks in any dimension. 3D didn't make it a better movie in any way shape or form. But it did put butts in seats, which is all the studio cares about.<p>Yes, I did see Avatar, and again, despite the "ohh-ahh" factor, 3D didn't improve Cameron's dialogue, or Worthington's acting.

  • June 17, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Hey, MACenstine

    by NuteG

    "This is the man who gave us Blade Runner, a film Christopher Nolan has seen "hundreds and hundreds of times" "because of the detail". And your plan is to NOT watch a 3D movie made by this person? Good Luck." Excellent TDK reference!

  • June 17, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    "I'm arguing is that 3D adds nothing to the movie going experien

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Well, you're wrong - and remarkably short-sighted (pardon the pun). What you wrote about Citizen Kane actually MAKES the case for 3D - Welles' concept of depth in the frame would actually be enhanced by 3D and would allow for even more compositional tricks to be put into effect. <p>3D is something that can directly affect the grammar of cinematic language -it's got nothing to do with 'ooh-ahh". I didn't see Avatar pulling any 'poke you in the eye nonsense', did you? Instead I saw Cameron using greater or lesser depth perception to support the framing - be that tight knit spatial composition in cockpits for claustrophobia or wider separation for vistas, to expound on but one application. And it helped greatly with the immersion into that world. Stop obfuscating the argument with asides into red herrings such as 'dialogue' (which no matter the quality has nothing to do with the image of film as a visual medium). <p>Other directors are increasingly going to use it as a narrative tool,in remarakbly subtle ways, depending on the paticular aspirations or content of whatever piece of material they are using it for. A great painter knows how an audience will percieve his brushstrokes from ten feet away; a cinematic master will know how an audience percieves his framing and use 3D to exploit that. It simply opens up the possibilities for an audience to assimilate a movie, both on a general level of 'mood' and ambience, but also as far as the specifics of that basis of cinematic communication - the frame.

  • June 17, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Turd

    by skimn

    I will agree with you that Cameron understood the artistic enhancements that 3D added to Avatar, although viewing it in 2D didn't detract from enjoying it either. I also greatly enjoyed Up and the use of 3D used in that film. Viewing them on CD (as I did Avatar) in 2D didn't make me like the movie any less. A good movie is a good movie.<p>Your second paragraph is very hopeful, and I hope your prediction is accurate. I just think we'll see at lot of schlock and unnecesary (sp) use of 3D until what you describe is acheived (as in Piranha...3D).

  • June 17, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST

    CD=DVD, Blu to be exact

    by skimn

    ..d'oh.

  • June 17, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Does this sound like a movie you want to watch? Honestly?

    by kolchak

    "[The film] is about the discussion of terraforming -- taking planets and planetoids and balls of earth and trying to terraform, seed them with the possibilities of future life,"

  • June 17, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Turd

    by ObiBen

    Where you one of those convinced that pacemakers, elevators and airplaines would stop working at midnight Y2K? Just curious.

  • June 17, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST

    DON'T EVER QUESTION RIDLEY SCOTT ABOUT FUCKING LENSES

    by Darth Busey

    Unless you want to appear like a retard in comparison. The man knows how to light a fucking set and which lenses to use. Sheesh.

  • June 17, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    ObiBen

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    I was hunkered in my basement on New Year's Eve 1999, sequestered with a six month supply of food and water, and a shotgun.<p>Jokes aside, my points about 3D still stand.

  • June 17, 2010, 3:24 p.m. CST

    kolchak of course it is

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    The terraforming aspect will be just background stuff. Interesting but not the meat of the movie. Remember Aliens also dealt with terraforming, but you wouldn't say its a film about terraforming, would you? Listening to Ridley Scott this is going to be a "hard" SF film with aliens. As long as they have a watertight script it will be incredible on every level.

  • June 17, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    kolchak of course it is

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    The terraforming aspect will be just background stuff. Interesting but not the meat of the movie. Remember Aliens also dealt with terraforming, but you wouldn't say its a film about terraforming, would you? Listening to Ridley Scott this is going to be a "hard" SF film with aliens. As long as they have a watertight script it will be incredible on every level.

  • June 17, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    sorry 'bout the double post

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    Damn iphone.

  • June 17, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST

    This is 'organic' terraforming, though

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    With the kindly space jockeys colonising planets with their space ants and gay sex. Or was that Alien Harvest script a fake?

  • June 17, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Turd let's hope it was a fake

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    God forbid that alien harvest script was genuine.

  • June 17, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Turd

    by ObiBen

    Remains to be seen. I predict it will stick for cartoons (actually already has for a few years now), documentaries and maybe sports. For live action, mainstream will jump off the bandwagon after realising that the added value is not worth the investment and energy, and it will return to it's status of novelty trick for movies like Spacehunter reboots and such. People will have it on their TV sets but will turn it off, like everybody turned off the Dolby noise reduction function on their tape decks.

  • June 17, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Imagine a "Radiers of the Lost Ark" prequel

    by kolchak

    Set 30 years before Indy set off in search of the ark. Only it doesn't Involve Indiana Jones, Sallah, Marian, or Marcus at all. <p> Instead, it involves that black sailboat captain. Now...why the fuck do I care about that?

  • June 17, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    kolchak you're comparing apples with oranges

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    The characters were integral to Raiders. The characters made the film and the franchise. Alien is driven by ideas, concepts, environments. You don't need the crew of the Nostramo to make a good Alien film. The Nostramo crew is interchangeable with any crew. It's crazy comparing the Indiana Jones franchise with the Alien franchise.

  • June 17, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    BP

    by kolchak

    The alien franchise wouldn't be a franchise if it weren't for Weaver in the role of Ripley. <p> We wouldn't even be having this discussion.

  • June 17, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Worry about the script, not the visuals

    by The_Motorcycle_Boy

    Personally, I'm more concerned about how good the script and concept will be rather than the visuals. I think it's pretty safe to say that this film will look great - 3D or not - but as great as he is, Sir Ridley can't write a damn, so if the script is flawed, the film will be as well. Jon Spaihts script for 'Passengers' is rather good, and looks at people leaving Earth for alien worlds, so you can see why he was chosen. I just don't know how he'll handle the xenomorphs. <p> But while we're on the subject of 3D... I am not a fan. For me, 3D is just a superfluous addition and is being enforced by the studios so they can charge us even more money and try to counter piracy. Unfortunately, the public have spoken with their wallets, so we can look forward to even more films with weak scripts (Alice in Wonderland) but with the added bonus of random objects being thrown towards the screen. <p> Oh, and while I'm in the company of fellow Scott enthusiasts, does anybody know if the storyboards he drew for Alien are online anywhere?

  • June 17, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    kolchak, Ripley wasn't even going to be in the sequel

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    Until James Cameron came aboard and made Aliens specifically about Ripley, there were no plans for Weaver to return in the sequel to Alien. Ditto Alien 3. The first few scripts commissioned for Alien 3 didn't even feature Ripley (or she had a very small i nsignificant role). Ripley became the recognisable face of the Alien franchise, but Weaver is nowhere near as important as Harrison Ford is to Indiana Jones.

  • June 17, 2010, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Nice Interview

    by Twisk

    Thanks for that! ...I very much enjoyed reading that interview Quint. :)

  • June 17, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    BRING BACK GIGER

    by the Green Gargantua

  • June 17, 2010, 6:31 p.m. CST

    GIGER IN 3D

    by the Green Gargantua

  • June 17, 2010, 6:40 p.m. CST

    by Flying_Dolphin

  • June 17, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    3D Headaches? I've never had them.

    by Flying_Dolphin

    If you sit too close or too far to either side of the viewing angle it can strain your eyes over a period of time. I've sat right in the middle/center of the cinima, have never had a headache & have always had a great 3D experience...

  • June 17, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives

    by Flying_Dolphin

    You are right, the latest 3D fad is a new frontier, & with new technology comes a whole lot of new aspects to troubleshoot. Problems like lighting is specific for a 3D movie due to the polar glasses, so if the film is graded specifically for 3D it may not work for the 2D version. If the new industry standard means they have to over expose & do post production colour grading in two different ways to achieve separate 2D & 3D results, then so be it. pffft extra cost, over time as the technology ages shouldn't processes become streamlined & quicker?? The movie industry needs to set stardards right for production of a 3D specific movie taking into consideration the lumins being filtered out by the polar glasses. It's a learning curve for all directors. I do not honestly care what process the filmaker has to go through to get the brightness right for 3D, as long as it works with the polar glasses. I would actually prefer the shutter style glasses (like the Nvidia glasses) to become the standard, as that would mean the audience can see the full extent of Lumins projected, & would probably mean less messing around with post production etc. My only issue would be to make the glasses larger, The modern looking narrow slit style to make them look fashionable is lame. Make them big & move the frame further away from our range of sight, that will help with the illusion of 3D. We all sit in the dark anyway. Let the emo kids be self conscious & have the option for the narrow slit glasses. (& no I do not mind the weight & can actually forget Im wearing them for the 2 hours).

  • June 17, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    I fucking HATE 3D.

    by Ironhelix

    Even my 11 year old thinks it's stupid, and HATES wearing the glasses. He says that it "messes with the picture", and he's goddamned fucking right. I cannot fathom why they are ramming this shit down our throats, and ruining the movie experience for a lot of people. Pisses me right the fuck off.

  • June 17, 2010, 11:42 p.m. CST

    the Christoper Nolan fellatio needs to stop

    by MandrakeRoot

    My god...it's almost unbearable around here. He's a great director but frankly none of his films come close to any of Scotts masterpieces.

  • June 17, 2010, 11:54 p.m. CST

    And I may be alone

    by MandrakeRoot

    but lately I seem to gravitate more towards Aliens when looking for an Alien fill. I won't say it's superior but if it's not it's close. The shot of the aliens crawling through the ceiling and the shot of the Alien risiing out of the water in front of Newt are about as shocking and suspenseful as anything in Alien.

  • June 18, 2010, 2:30 a.m. CST

    skimn

    by AsimovLives

    Absolutly, i completly agree with you. and yours is my point exactly. CGI should assist. You give a good example with BLADE 2, but i think in PAN'S LABYRINTH it was even better, that merge of the two techniques. My point of contention is just i find anoying whenthey only use CGI and nothing else. There's things which only CGI can effectivelly deliver, no arguing that, but it upsets me and i find a waste when CGI is used in things where make up, models and animatronic can work much, much better. Some filmmakers are expert in marring the two techniques, the traditionals and the CGI, to great effect. but unfortunatly, what we have seen latelly is a tremendous unballance in favour of CGI only. And that's not right, the way i see it.

  • June 18, 2010, 2:31 a.m. CST

    MandrakeRoot

    by AsimovLives

    Christopher Nolan would agree with you.

  • June 18, 2010, 2:35 a.m. CST

    Flying_Dolphin

    by AsimovLives

    But if 3D cames, if not the norm at least very familiar, then everybody who goes watching movies will now look like dorks. And really, this need for the glasses is what kills me about 3D. I mean, you go watch a normal movie, and all you need is a pair of eyes and hearing (aparently, not evne brainis needed anymore, courtesy of most hack filmmakers working in Hollywood). But o watch a 3D movie, i need an aparatus put to my face, pay more for the privilege, and two or 3 tablets of aspirins. Can you guess why i'm weary of 3D, friend?

  • June 18, 2010, 3:04 a.m. CST

    Mandrakeroot......amen brother. Those two

    by southafricanguy

    scenes you mention are indeed killer....

  • June 18, 2010, 3:26 a.m. CST

    AsimovLives

    by umbral_shadow_

    I agree with all your comments about 3D. When I saw Avatar I took my glasses OFF at around the hour mark and it did not make much difference to my viewing experience of the film. I noticed that quite a few other people had done the same. Most people I've spoken to have said they preferred Avatar in 2D than in 3D. Eye strain and headaches are a common occurrence with 3D. People have told me how they've seen images floating in front of them hours after they've seen a 3D film. I believe it is only a matter of time before we get a 3D "backlash" as far as movies are concerned. As you said, people are getting tired of paying $4 more for the privilege of taking asprin.

  • June 18, 2010, 4:05 a.m. CST

    "Eye strain and headaches are a common occurrence with 3D."

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Absolute crap. I don't know a single person who's ever had any such issue with 3D. Far be it from me to have my duty to be the cheerleader for 3D, but people really need to stop spreading misinformation and downright lies about the format (modern 3D that is, not the old anaglyph crap which could indeed cause irritation to your vision). You don't like 3D; fine. Just stop with the nonsense. <p>Ditto all the 'wearing glasses is stupid' stuff, which again most have no problem wih. For fuck's sake, that's like idiots who work out at the gym wearing skin tight lycra instead of sweats, in an effort to look cool.

  • June 18, 2010, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Umbral Shadow - if you had taken your glasses

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    off for the entire second hour of Avatar you would have been watching nothing but a blur on the screen - since that is what it looked in most scenes if you took the glasses off. Are you honestly telling us you sat their sans glasses for a hour and a half and watched the film quite happily unimpeded like a regular movie? If so, I call bullshit.

  • June 18, 2010, 5:09 a.m. CST

    3D...

    by Ghostball

    Christ on bike - <P>It's fucking simple - if you don't like 3d, watch the 2D version. And if they don't have a 2D version, doesn't it register for you that the studios don't give a shit for the poket money you're prepared to part with to see movies these days?

  • June 18, 2010, 5:13 a.m. CST

    I took my glasses off for 10-15min periods

    by umbral_shadow_

    Just to give myself a "breather" from the 3D. The image was out of focus, but I could still make out enough to follow the film adequately. And I assure you quite a number of people were doing the same - taking their glasses off for 10 minute periods, putting them back on, taking them off again...you get the picture (pun intended). As for headaches and eyestrains, enough people have mentioned it - including AsimovLives, who is certainly intelligent, thoughtful and no "bullshitter".

  • June 18, 2010, 5:23 a.m. CST

    Also...

    by Ghostball

    NOBODY - but NOBODY with any influence in the movie industry reads talkbacks etc to see what they should be doing, so if you really hate 3D, you really are screwed, because the PUBLIC (ie the vast mass of movie goers from where all the real revenue comes) lap up 3D like, well, like a completely lappy thing. <p> Hey, wait - aw, don't do that - why d'you have to cry? There there...

  • June 18, 2010, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Ghostball...I absolutely agree with you. To re

    by southafricanguy

    peat myself, so long as you have the choice to watch the film in 2D, then what the fuck is the issue? Many, many people I know (especially teenagers, maybe it s a generation thing) love 3D. And so long as anyone is prepared to pay for it (and last time I checked no-one is holding a gun to anyone's head) then whats the problem? Geez, its like all the people that buy expensive cars, do they NEED them? Do they NEED all the bells and whistles? Probably not, but if you re willing to pay for it then thats your choice, while others are most welcome to buy whatever simple car they want (sorry, I know this is nt the greatest analogy, but 8its late and Im tired)....

  • June 18, 2010, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Ghostball

    by AsimovLives

    No, people of importance don't read the AICN talkbacks. They just have underlings they like to treat like payed slaves to do that for them.<br><br>I do believe that the Holylwood studios monitor AICN, but not to take seriously what we say, but more as test ground for rumours and cast decisions. We are just one of the guinee pigs they use to market test their movies.

  • June 18, 2010, 7:08 a.m. CST

    and free advertizement, of course

    by AsimovLives

  • June 18, 2010, 7:17 a.m. CST

    southafricanguy

    by AsimovLives

    As far i can tell, you don't need a particular extra contraption and a certainy type of physionomy to be able to drive expensive cars. mostly, all you need is the money to afford them. 3D, however, is proving to not be as an easy thing to implement as initially though. mostly, people have been concerned with the technology proper, and AVATAR proves that there has been made pretty good strides foward. That's the good news. The other good news is that it was Cameron helping advance it, and he thankfully used it in a movie where he was enough to try to not overwhelm, he showed great restrain in it's presentation. and still,a nd this is where the bad news came in, people like me found it a disconfortable experience. I had eye strain and migranes. One hour in and i started removing the glasses for shortwhiles. I ended up with a migrane at the end of the show. And i'm not the only one. This is not being a luddite, this is reality. Many people just found the 3D experience tiring and exausting and not rewarding. I rewatched AVATAR in 2D recently on a homevideo system, and the movie was easier to watch. You can say "then just chose". Wel, thing is, it's not that simple. Maybe you guys in Korea and USa can have the luxery of choice, but in smaller countries, they can't have that luxery. Distributors will go for the most audience catchy thing, and that is, if the movie was made in a 3D version, they will go with it. Becasue it's the new thing that makes everybody talk. And thus, i had no choice. My choice was to watch it projected digital or not. Same thing with CLASH OF THE TITANS, it only came in 3D. I had no choice. And i watched two movies where made me a more regular client of Bayer Aspirin.

  • June 18, 2010, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    by AsimovLives

    I'll be back at you. But allow me to say just this for now: you are starting to get out of line. you just basically called liars to everybody who have reported suffering from migranes and eye strain form watching a 3D movie. It happened to me with AVATAR and CLASH OF THE TITANS. It hapened. So, you now know at least ONE PERSON WHERE IT HAPPENED. Take that into consideration. Later i'll talk and elaborater more about the points you raised.

  • June 18, 2010, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Also, there is a serious safety concern with 3D

    by umbral_shadow_

    I've spoken to several people who have reported seeing images floating in front of them after they've watched a 3D film. Imagine you are driving home from the theater and this happens to you - there is a chance of an accident. This isn't hyperbole, we're talking about a technology which is distorting your eyesight in a way that nature did not intend.

  • June 18, 2010, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Not Sure...

    by attackpatterndelta

    If this has been mentioned above or not, but is it possible that Ridley Scott is doing a story about the place the Nostromo was coming from with it's mining shipment? According to Wikipedia, it was a place/planet called Thedus. Was that one of the first colonies of the Earth in the ALIEN universe? Were they terraforming the planet and making good use of the minerals they were digging up? And were they the ones that encountered the Space Jockey and the aliens before Ripley and crew ever came along, and just hid it. Or maybe they even warned the company about LV-426 which caused them to send Dallas and crew becaused they wanted the species for there bio weapons division. What do you guys think?

  • June 18, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST

    BP

    by kolchak

    Michael Meyers wasn't supposed to be in any Halloween movies after Halloween 2, either. But he was. Without a character the audience identifies with and likes to REACT to the aliens with them, the aliens are boring. They recognized this. That's why Ripley kept coming back. And if Arnold had been in Predator 2, there probably would be two more of those pictures by now.

  • June 18, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST

    kolchak

    by AsimovLives

    Well, when PREDATOR 2 was made, Arnold was in his comedian phase, dealing with tykes, getting a twin and getting pregnant and all that shit. He wanted distance from his former predator buddy. You could consider it a divorce.

  • June 18, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Arnold regrets it now

    by kolchak

    Hindsight is 20/20.

  • June 18, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST

    kolchak

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection were relative critical and commercial failures compared to the first two films. And they had Ripley. So the audience didn't "come back" for Ripley. The alien itself is the "star" of the franchise. The creature is the big draw.

  • June 18, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST

    BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    by AsimovLives

    I'd rather go to bed with Ripley then with the alien, though. Less pointy things!

  • June 18, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST

    hahahahahaha QUINT GOT OWNED

    by BunnyMcNibbnles

    Quint, you start lecturing Ridley Scott about how everyone knows the plot of a movie before the movie even comes out and he says, "YOU'RE THE ONE WHO'S DOING IT!" hahahahahahahahha.... SERVED! LOL!

  • June 18, 2010, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Turd - Modern 3D

    by ObiBen

    Modern 3D? Polarised was around during the 50s. Misinformation works both ways, you know.

  • June 18, 2010, 1:17 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    Tell me about it! Ripley in the 1979 film is all kinds of hot! The last scene with her in white underwear was sexier than Carrie Fisher in the gold bikini.

  • June 18, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Ace of Wands

    by AsimovLives

    You said it, brother.

  • June 18, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Obi Ben

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Polarised wasn't widely used in the 50's; anaglyph was. I never said anything about its date of invention but about its prominence as the most widely used 3D format. And even polarised has come a long way. Compare the quality of T2 3D at universal studios, which also used polarised glasses back in 1996, compared to Avatar. Stop sidetracking the argument with red herrings. <p>3D is here to stay. Deal with it.

  • June 18, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST

    That should be 'most widely used format currently'

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

  • June 18, 2010, 2:20 p.m. CST

    "Also, there is a serious safety concern with 3D"

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Chicken little, are you going to continue telling us that the sky is falling?

  • June 18, 2010, 2:25 p.m. CST

    I once almost killed a man after viewing a 3D movie

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    I saw him in double vision and this convinced me he was one of the Illuminati. I reached for my handgun but the theatre management restrained me just in time. I'm still convinced he was one of the lizard people.<p>I tell you - John Carpenter was on to something when he made 'They Live'. Maybe these new fangled 3D 'specs can inadvertently reveal the true identity of the ruling class. I shall wear my free pair of Real D glasses tomorrow when I go out and report back on the results.

  • June 18, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Ace of Wands

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    "Admittedly Avatar was a supreme example of the correct and immersive use of 3D and all the other films since, that you rightly complain about, have been conversions so the jury is out until we see another purpose shot 3D film in the hands of a proper director."<p>I 100% agree, and that is exactly what I've been championing here, although others have tried to blur distinctions between my points. I am no fan of the mediocre-to-shitty 3D as witnessed in Alice in Wonderland or Clash of the Titans, but rest assured the amount of A-list directors that are trying their hand at this, not to mention even some art house guys, will certainly yield interesting nay conclusive results about 3D's artistic viability. It's not all cash-grab conversion jobs in 3D land, and that kind of stuff will be ironed out in due course.<p> Now as far as studios, distinct from filmmakers, pursuing 3D to make profit and block piracy, that is another matter (although Avatar, the biggest grossing movie of all time is also the most pirated too; so noc igar for them there). Of course the suits are interested in 3D for these reasons. Nothing to do with 3D as a viable cinematic tool and storytelling device in the hands of the directors themselves, though.

  • June 18, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    I did not call you a liar. That's you putting words in my mouth. I said you should see an eye specialist, and I meant that sincerely. There may be a small proportion of the population that have an adverse reaction to 3D based on their gentics or if you have a history of problems with your eyesight or vision. <p>However, the reports of 3D inducing these effects are widely exagerrated usely by bullshit artists who don't know what they are talking about - as was mentioned earlier, similar to those who crowed about the Y2K bug. As we can see with people like Umbral_Shadow trying to whip up hysteria about 3D causing car accidents and hogwash about 'manipulating the eye in ways that nature never intended' - surely the kind of person that would have told the Wright brothers that if 'man was intended to fly, God would have given him wings'.<p> Just as there are a lot of trolls spouting utter crap about movies, there were also self same trolls bleating about the adverse effects of 3D long before they had experienced, and as we have found out, to the majority of people that is not the case, or you would certainly have heard an uproar about it in the media and online. Most people can handle 3D just fine.<p>As for Clash of the Titans, I'm not surprised that that piece of shit wa smore proactive in engendering an adverse reaction from you, since it was an appalingly greedy and sloppy conversion made in a matter of weeks. Almost unwatchable, in fact. That shit would irritate even those with perfect eyesight and little proliclivity to headaches.

  • June 18, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Turd - Deal with that

    by ObiBen

    It's even from an Avatar fan website: http://www.surrealaward.com/avatar/3ddirectory01.shtml

  • June 18, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Oh, Turdy, and this too:

    by ObiBen

    From Wikipedia: [snip] Polarized stereoscopic pictures have been around since 1936, when Edwin H. Land first applied it to motion pictures. The so called "3-D movie craze" in the years 1952 through 1955 was almost entirely offered in theaters using polarizing projection and glasses. Only a minute amount of the total 3D films shown in the period used the anaglyph color filter method. [snip]

  • June 18, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Deal with what?

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    I'm a big enough man to admit that I was wrong about the widespread use of polarised 3D during the 50's boom, but my point still stands; as the article outlines, the screening technology back the was garbage. It is a combination of all these factors that determine if 3D is a pleasant experience or not. That demarcation of screening technology is now in place - hence 'modern' 3D polarised technology, as we now commonly enjoy. Audiences in the 50's were not having the same standard of experience as contemporary viewers, hence why the 3D bubble deflated back then. The glasses themselves don't mean shit - it's the combinbation of projection and screening all working in tandem that determines the quality.

  • June 18, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST

    There have been no long-term study

    by umbral_shadow_

    on the effects of 3D, as its a new technology on this scale. I maintain - this technology could effect the eyeball of CERTAIN individuals in ways that have not been anticipated. Everyone laughed when a handfull of people said smoking was affecting people's lungs in the 1960s. We know better now. It will take only one car crash, only one fatality, and every health and safety organisation will be all over 3D. This is not hysteria. If and when it happens it WILL be all over the news.

  • June 18, 2010, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    by AsimovLives

    Being sensitive to 3D and it causing migranes has nothing to do with my eyes. My eyes are fine. It's a problem to do with visual acuty, and that's the brain that does it. Bascially, 3D taxes the brains of many people and fucks up with our visual acuty. The film mediumitself is an exploitation of a human brain phenomenum called the persistence of vision. It's why we perceived a sucession of still images shown at 24 frames per second as movement, when in fact it's not. It's exclusively human. there's animals which don't have it and for them movies are a collection of still images passing rapidely one after the other without any sense of perceived motion about them.<br><br>So, to watch a movie is to have the brain fooled into see movement where there's none. And this 3D stuff, which in fact it's not real 3d but again another exploitation of an artificial created illusion whihc plays together with another illusion of movement. 3D makes the brain falsely perceive two illusions. Anmd it taxes it. and ironically, i beleive it taxes the most the people with good visual accuty, because they can perceive better the illusions played on it. OPeo+ple with lesser visual acuty will be fooled better and the brain will be lagly unaware. Better visual accuty means better perception, and this means the brain not only observes and perceives the illusion, but it will also try to understand and deconstructs, and this tazes the brain, it makes it overwork. Thus, it creates migranes. Thus, and because the eyes are part interant of the brain, it also creates eye strain, because the brain is focring the eyes to see what is this new stuff that is happening that is not making too much sense. It's liek being in perpectual alert, to see where thios threath is coming from, consciously, i know there's no threath, but unconsciously, where the wiring of the brain is, it's reacting to a this "invisible" stimulae that we as humans do not an instinctual library to react upon.<br><br>This is my take on it, and one of the many reasons why people like me find whating 3d in prolongued intervals of time taxing and distressing and even hurtful.<br><br>And elast we forget, it's aslo documented that some people have their depth perception fucked up after experience 3D for a prolongued time. And also don't forget, many people, like me, also experienced, after watching 3D, this sense of that you are like seeing things underwater. It only lasted for a few minutes after the movie finished, but it was there. And it's not fun. Frankly, for me, 3d is not fun. In fact, it's robbing me the fun of watching movies. It's as what umbral_shadow said, it's like paying for the previlege of taking aspirins.<br><br>So, you can't deny this, for many people, like me, 3D is not a blessing, it's a curse. This is not me being a luddite because it's cool to bitch about a new technology. 3D causes really disconfort and robs me of my most important reason to watch movies: to have fun. Migranes are not fun!

  • June 18, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    by AsimovLives

    Actually, CLASH OF THE TITANS didnt caused me as much problems because of one single reason: the movie was thankfully much shorter. Though the 3d in it was abysmal to say the least. The fucking story didn't helped either. Though i have to say, the floating hair was hysterical.<br><br>But the fact remains, both in AVATAR and CLASH, by the one hour mark, i removed the glasses for the first time, adn then i did it in a sucession of 10 to fifteen minutes. I even spent like 2 to 5 minutes without the glasses to give the eyes (and brain) a rest. I rather spent some time watchign a blurrer version of the movie so i gould give my eyes a breeder. It was ratehr that then constantly straining my eyes for 2+ hours non-stop.

  • June 18, 2010, 6:07 p.m. CST

    BP

    by kolchak

    The audience didn't "come back" for the creature either, did they? Those pictures didn't bomb because of Ripley. They bombed because of shoddy writing.

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  • June 19, 2010, 2:11 a.m. CST

    For Christ's sake ASSimovLives...

    by fettitular

    This has NOTHING to do with visual "acuty" or "accuty" (the word is "ACUITY" you NIMROD) I'm sorry, but your brain is not operating better than the rest of ours... you aren't special. It has nothing to do with "Visual acuity", it is simply your brain not being ABLE TO ADJUST to the images presented to you in 3D. So actually, your brain is INFERIOR to ours, if anything... lol So please, just stop your bitching. 3D is fine (at least in Cameron's hands...) ;-) and what, are you gonna blame your NUMEROUS SPELLING AND GRAMMATICAL ERRORS on the 3D too?? <P> Fuck.

  • June 19, 2010, 4:34 a.m. CST

    fettitular

    by AsimovLives

    Say acuity in portuguese, bitch. Say it, if you are going to go grammar nazi on a foreigner, i go on you too! Or else, fuck off with your precious english teacher attitude. I'd welcome the chance to learn the correct pronunciation, if not for your dumb stupid attitude. So go screw yourself. Fuck you. Was that proper english enough for you? Fucking ass!

  • June 19, 2010, 6:59 a.m. CST

    Real life Batmobille

    by AsimovLives

    I know, it's compelty ou to topic, but i couldn't resit showing you guys this:<br><br>http://www. zercustoms.com/photos/Panoz-Abruzzi.html<br><br>It's called the Panoz Abruzzi "Spirit Of Le Mans". Check it out. It really looks like the car Batman would use as his batmobille. And it's road legal. V8 6 liters engine producting 600 BHP. And it's gorgeaus. The snag? It costs 600,000 Euros and they only make 81 cars, one for each Le Mans race that took place. Each car will be personalized with the year and the winner of the race.<br><br>The batmobille is real, it's here, and maybe one day you migth see one rolling by you. The only real question is: does it came in black?

  • June 19, 2010, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Ace of Wands

    by AsimovLives

    "Then just go and see the 2D versions"<br><br>I would if i could, but in here, they only showed AVATAR and CLASH OF TITANS in 3D. And i only got to know that 3D caused me problems after i watched them movies. I couldn't know beforehand that it could do that to me, could I? And if my problem was caused just by one movie, just by AVATAR, then it would had been a single freak event. But CLASH OF THE TITANS did it too for me, which means, even despiste the different techniques involved, it's the 3D itself that causes migranes and eye strain. Now how they achieve it, but the thing itself. Really, fdude, you should had though this before even botrhering posting.<br><br>And AVATAR does work without 3D. I even say it works better without the 3D. For starters, it doesn't give me a migrane by just watching. If the movie had never been made for 3D, nobody would be none the wiser, and this is a compliment. Thjere's no denying that technically, AVATAR is a great achievement and Cameron still knows how to produce a movie better then most hacks now labeled as "great action directors", like Mickey Bay and the JJ Abrams salesman. There's still the fucking score by James Horner to contend with, though, but that's another matter. And CLASH OF THE TITANS definatly works better without 3D. But it still sucks!

  • June 19, 2010, 7:15 a.m. CST

    And i'll say this: it was not the 3D that made the story resonat

    by AsimovLives

    It was the story itself, and how well Cameron executed it. In the end, people connected to the story and to the message that Cameron put and presented. The 3D helped gave visual spectacle, but to say it was the most important motivator in making people react very positively to the the story is a bit insulting to the audience's intelligence. In the end, people resonate with the story. 3D and all the special effects facilitate, but they are not the end itself. If they ever are, then the movie will be a souless piece of crap like all special effects only motivated movies are, like 2012 or Bayformers and trash like that. People can bash and criticise Cameron for his stories, for it's simplicity and for his undeveloped characters, but still Cameron always takes pains to put the story first, and SFX and other technical achievements as facilitators. Always Cameron speaks about SFX helping telling the story, and his movies do show that. AVATAR is no different. but Cameron was wise enough to make a movei that would work without the 3D too. That was very wise of him. And it's why he's James Cameron and not Michael Bay or JJ Abrams.

  • June 19, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Wait...so if this is not the Space Jockey story but follows Ripl

    by brodiebruce_405

    How can it feature Aliens? And if it's humans v. aliens but pre-Ripley, like most prequels there won't be any tension since we know none of them will survive. All the Michael Bay references are frightening. This sounds AWFUL.

  • June 19, 2010, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Killing the mystery kills the golden goose

    by brodiebruce_405

    Ridley Scott should do Alien Vs Predator 3: Enter RoboCop VS Terminator instead

  • June 19, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Asimov.....wow, I cant believe they dont show

    by southafricanguy

    films in both 2D and 3D in Portugal. Korea is also a pretty small country (probably about the same as Portugal), and its a very high tech/up to date with new tech kind of place. But still, I can easily find cinemas that show all 3D films in 2D. I still dont know if 3D would be a problem for me, but I just cant be bothered to search it out. I have nothing against it though....

  • June 19, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Btw Asi....where in Portugal do you live?

    by southafricanguy

    Lisbon? And what are your thoughts on Portugal's Soccer team's performance thus far?

  • June 19, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST

    I believe you Ace.....I get what you are saying

    by southafricanguy

    and I do think many people dont get the whole "Avatar" subtext of Avatar. And its clear that Cameron wanted the 3D for a specific purpose. Well I can always give Avatar 2 a go in 3D lol....

  • June 19, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST

    "There is one briefing that Quaritch gives that,

    by Subtitles_Off

    because of the way it is shot in 3D, makes the audience become part of that briefing."<P>Yeah. 'Cause that whole from-the-back-of-the-room perspective just doesn't work without 3D.<P>BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  • June 19, 2010, 3:27 p.m. CST

    At ease subs

    by Six Demon Bag

    You ready?

  • June 19, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Toy story 3 made 41 million yesterday??

    by Six Demon Bag

  • June 19, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Hex made 2 million

    by Six Demon Bag

    And the lohans can't eat free ice cream anymore at carvel. Their license was revoked!!

  • June 19, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST

    RIP manute bol

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  • June 19, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    OK, gents.

    by TedKordLives

    I'm going off on a last ditch effort to find a non-special edition of ALIENS. And a haircut. Definitely needing a haircut. <P> See you in a few hours.

  • June 19, 2010, 4:34 p.m. CST

    103,970th

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  • June 19, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    ALIENS Live-Blog @ 11:00 P.M., site-time.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 19, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    They mostly blog at night. Mostly.

  • June 19, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    No worries tedders

    by Six Demon Bag

    You can still participate you will just be a little in the future

  • June 19, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    ...♫♪ Impregnate my faaace...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...and tell me that you love meee ♫♪<P> I'll impregnate your faaace <P> and tell you I love yooou ♪♫

  • June 19, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    ...hmmm.

    by FlickaPoo

  • June 19, 2010, 4:53 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Linda Lovelace vs Face Hugger<p> She'd suck that little fucker dry.

  • June 19, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    ...Facehuggers are evil little fucks, it'd probably...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...pinch her nose.

  • June 19, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    I thought face-huggers were horrifying, but

    by Subtitles_Off

    then I saw chefs cooking with geoduck clams (pronuonced "gooey duck").<P> http://tinyurl.com/cj99ox

  • June 19, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    ☆☆RIGHT-BRAIN CINEMA☆☆™<P>THX 1138<P>

    by Subtitles_Off

    Special Edition. 2004.<P> Directed by George Lucas.<P> Starring Robert Duvall and Donald Pleasance.<P>A 1971 film, released theatrically in 1977 in the wake of STAR WARS' success, and revised for DVD in 2004, with shitty CGI creatures and a perfected digital sound design, this is a hodge-podge of ice-cold pretension, cribbing some dystopianism from George Orwell, some visual Kubrickness, and some Ayn Randian gobbledygook, and melding it onto a thread-bare escape and chase plot. It's a cult-favored exercise notable, essentially, as visual proof that George Lucas once had artistic ambitions. Shiny, cinematic, ultimately rather dull, artistic ambitions.<P>★★☆☆☆<br> (2/5)

  • June 19, 2010, 6:07 p.m. CST

    ...wait, 11:00 P.M., site-time?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...that's midnight East Coast?<P>Oi!<P> Somehow I had it turned around...I was convinced it started 10 p.m. Eastern...

  • June 19, 2010, 6:42 p.m. CST

    11 pm CST

    by Six Demon Bag

  • June 19, 2010, 6:48 p.m. CST

    4 hours from now

    by Six Demon Bag

  • June 19, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Yeah, like I said. Site-time.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 19, 2010, 6:54 p.m. CST

    ...fuck me...that'll go till 2:30...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...what am I, 20 years old?

  • June 19, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    ...TAG!

    by FlickaPoo

  • June 19, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST

    ...I surprise sexed him.

    by FlickaPoo

  • June 19, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST

    ...I didn't wear a raincoat.

    by FlickaPoo

  • June 19, 2010, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Oh, poor, Flick. It's gonna fall off now.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Li'l Ace of Wands, throwing around the "twats," the "pricks," and the "fucks," like he's a big boy.<P>Real good advertisement for the kind of cretin attracted to the "mix of art and commerce" that is Cameron.

  • June 19, 2010, 7:12 p.m. CST

    That mean you're bowing out, Flick?

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 19, 2010, 7:15 p.m. CST

    ...I'll start it, but I don't see myself finishing...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...a side goal this week is catching up on sleep, and I don't want to have to sleep till eleven to be back in top fighting shape.<P> No biggie.<P> Shame though...ALIENS has the greatest action movie ending...period.

  • June 19, 2010, 7:17 p.m. CST

    ...and I'll need my rest...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...if I'm to fight off this infection.

  • June 19, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    That's what makes it a perfect film

    by Six Demon Bag

    A film can start at midnight like JAWS dud that one night and I don't intend on watching it... Just a few scenes but there I am watching the whole damn thing, turning it off when SPOILERS Brody and hooper are swimming to shore<p>flick you know if you start ALIENS you'll be there to the end

  • June 19, 2010, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Die hard and aliens has the same music

    by Six Demon Bag

    At the end--just a lil tidbit

  • June 19, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    You could always take a nap, Flick.

    by Subtitles_Off

    That's what other old people do.

  • June 19, 2010, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Howdies fellas!

    by white_vader

    Ducking in for a sec to say have fun tonight. I'm dragging the kids around the comic con today. Lou Ferrigno will be there! Cool! <p> Later peebs.

  • June 19, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    ...HA! Just rub some Metamucil® on myself and nod off?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I'm a terrible napper. I have a hard time falling asleep...and once I do I'm down for the count.<P> Sixies is right though, ALIENS is strong medicine...

  • June 19, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST

    ...cool, Nilla! Say hi to him for me...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...loved the show as a kid.<P> Just remember he can't hear anything...

  • June 19, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Three kids? Both parents?

    by Subtitles_Off

    That'll cost you $125.00 to stand in line. If the kids agree to share an autograph, and mom stands off to the side, you can probably get out of there for $200 with a photo.

  • June 19, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST

    No you use the wife to entice the hulk

    by Six Demon Bag

    And it will lower his photo price

  • June 19, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Then when the hulk thinks he's taking a pic

    by Six Demon Bag

    With your lovely wife fOr free you switch it and toss you and the kids in there. Voilà!!

  • June 19, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    ...hey, ever google your handle?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...check this out...fourth quote down, right under someone from the L.A. Times...<P> http://tampa.creativeloafing.com/gyrobase/r_i_p_david_foster_wallace/Content?oid=516187<P> The internet is strange.

  • June 19, 2010, 9:15 p.m. CST

    hehe, So you wrote that...

    by STLost

    in a talkback, and someone stole it for a quote for their website? <P> weird. <P> Just checking in. Wife and I are gonna watch ROLE MODELS first. Then she asked why I needed to watch ALIENS at 11. I told her we're all live blogging it. She shook her head and said this was a "geekfest" and wants a divorce. <P> So, I have that going for me, which is nice.

  • June 19, 2010, 9:16 p.m. CST

    i'll be back...

    by STLost

    LIVE BLOG

  • June 19, 2010, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Is this our new Home?

    by Continentalop

    I didn't see a "Bitches leave" from 6DB. That is like my homing beacon.

  • June 19, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    BTW in the spirit of SimuPost and SimuThoughts

    by Continentalop

    One of these days we should do a SimuBlog. <P> Bugsy Malone and Scarface might be nice.

  • June 19, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Xenomorphs leave

    by Six Demon Bag

    Goddamnit I forgot

  • June 19, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST

    The wife giggled at me about the liveblog

    by Six Demon Bag

    I told her to be back at 1:30 cause after that bitch queen gets blown out of the god dammed airlock I'm gonna be ready fir love making, REO Speedwagon style!

  • June 19, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST

    ...it's just because they don't know that we're...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...multifaceted...like diamonds.<P> We're dirty, sensitive, learned, piratical, parental, witty, juvenile, creative, and philosophical...and that's just the tip of the pudenda.<P> I did mention juvenile...right?

  • June 19, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    "Get away from her, you bitches LEAVE!"

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 19, 2010, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Oh, great...

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    The "10,000 post" gang (you know who you are) have hijacked this thread, like vultures swooping in to pick over the bones of carrion. There's a resurrected Blade 2 thread for you cunts to play in; why not go there?

  • June 19, 2010, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Shit. I missed the liveblog. Wanna know why?

    by ScaryWaitress

    I was watching The Thin Man with my mother. <P> No shit. <P> Goddamn. That would have been fun.

  • June 19, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST

    AH HA HA HA HA HA HA HAAAAA!!! Turd... you turd.

    by ScaryWaitress

    You're such a silly cunt, yourself. Be elsewhere.

  • June 19, 2010, 10:26 p.m. CST

    No liveblog is in 30 minutes Ess.

    by Six Demon Bag

    The marines need ya!!

  • June 19, 2010, 10:40 p.m. CST

    I thought it started at 9pm EST????

    by ScaryWaitress

  • June 19, 2010, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Is it here, Sixies?

    by ScaryWaitress

  • June 19, 2010, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Yep, it's here, Ess.

    by Subtitles_Off

    15 minutes.

  • June 19, 2010, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Teddy and ST should be here shortly.

    by Subtitles_Off

    And Cheeses in a bit.<P>I think Flick was gonna try, too.

  • June 19, 2010, 10:46 p.m. CST

    ...yeah, Scary. I thought it was earlier too...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...Central people think they run the damn place. <P> Everyone knows the middle doesn't matter!

  • June 19, 2010, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Anyway, I can't... I'm so effing tired.

    by ScaryWaitress

    I'll be with you all in spirit. <P> I ♥ Ripley. <P> You guys know I wanted to name my dd that, right? And dh nixed it? He was right, of course... and we gave dd the perfect name... but I still think it would've been awesome-o.

  • June 19, 2010, 10:47 p.m. CST

    ...by the way, I think this rerun is my all time favorite...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...top left corner animation.

  • June 19, 2010, 10:47 p.m. CST

    I love that you named your daughter Hudson.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I think that's cute.

  • June 19, 2010, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Maybe I'll stick around for the first bit.

    by ScaryWaitress

    I won't be watching, though. I'm already upstairs in my jammies. No TV in here, and if I go downstairs I'll wake dd. Plus, I'd have to put pants on again. Too tired for THAT shit.

  • June 19, 2010, 10:49 p.m. CST

    The troll dancing with his own beard?

    by Subtitles_Off

    I suppose I should know what movie that's from, but I don't.

  • June 19, 2010, 10:50 p.m. CST

    LOL, Subs...

    by ScaryWaitress

    Dd is Bishop, of course.

  • June 19, 2010, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Are you gonna start with us like flick?

    by Six Demon Bag

  • June 19, 2010, 10:50 p.m. CST

    If it were a boy, it would've been Lance.

    by ScaryWaitress

  • June 19, 2010, 10:51 p.m. CST

    I named my dog Bishop.

    by Subtitles_Off

    On account of the slobber problem.

  • June 19, 2010, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Gonna try, Sixies, but like I said... won't be watching.

    by ScaryWaitress

    No TV access at the moment.

  • June 19, 2010, 10:51 p.m. CST

    ...all I know is that it's old timey black and white...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...rubber jointed animation.<P> Love it.

  • June 19, 2010, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Anybody up on the World Cup news?

    by ScaryWaitress

    I hear England tied again? WTF is up with them? They're making Italy Look like go-getters this time around. Shee-it.

  • June 19, 2010, 10:53 p.m. CST

    ...waaaaaaaaahhhh! It's bedtime...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...it's like, game over...man!

  • June 19, 2010, 10:55 p.m. CST

    ...damn, thanks for the reminder, Scary...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...Italy plays New Zealand tomorrow at 10. I'd forgotten.

  • June 19, 2010, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Alright, Sixies. All cued up.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Just waiting for the starting gun.

  • June 19, 2010, 10:58 p.m. CST

    That blade 2 thread...it got two blackboxes from Harry??

    by Six Demon Bag

    That's pretty funny

  • June 19, 2010, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Shit... Italy vs. New Zealand, tomorrow @ 10am.

    by ScaryWaitress

  • June 19, 2010, 10:59 p.m. CST

    ...theatrical, right?

    by FlickaPoo

  • June 19, 2010, 10:59 p.m. CST

    GO! GO! GO!!!!! Cut through that hull, bitches!!!!!!

    by ScaryWaitress

  • June 19, 2010, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Today?

    by Subtitles_Off

    Did he Banhammer Evil Archer yet?<P>Twispy was hanging out there, too.

  • June 19, 2010, 11 p.m. CST

    That blade 2 thread...it got two blackboxes from Harry??

    by Six Demon Bag

    That's pretty funny

  • June 19, 2010, 11 p.m. CST

    Theatrical.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 19, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    2oth Century Fox logo.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 19, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Here we go

    by Six Demon Bag

  • June 19, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Excellent logo work, there.

    by ScaryWaitress

  • June 19, 2010, 11:02 p.m. CST

    I forgot how creepy the demon baby thing was

    by CRISPIN_GLOVERS_ACID_FLASHBACK

    in PASSION OF THE CHRIST. And I still say Jim Caziviel is miscast. Gibson shoulda gone with Christian Bale.

  • June 19, 2010, 11:02 p.m. CST

    ...I thought that BLADE thing was a glitch...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...that's pretty funny. I dig it.

  • June 19, 2010, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Stan Winston! Whoo-hoo!

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 19, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Glitter!

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 19, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST

    ...dammit, TV and computer are at 90 degrees...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...from each other. Didn't think ahead.

  • June 19, 2010, 11:04 p.m. CST

    I like how it keeps the technology kinda the same in the beginni

    by Six Demon Bag

    And the score right here is all goldsmith

  • June 19, 2010, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Stand away from the door.

    by Subtitles_Off

    There will be sparks.

  • June 19, 2010, 11:04 p.m. CST

    And here we see the homage to Ridley Scott's set design

    by ScaryWaitress

    paired with just a soupcon of Cameron Blue Light... nicely done. A meeting of masters, on screen.

  • June 19, 2010, 11:05 p.m. CST

    OK, maybe I will go downstairs. What channel?

    by ScaryWaitress

  • June 19, 2010, 11:06 p.m. CST

    I'd hit that.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 19, 2010, 11:06 p.m. CST

    ...yeah, he eases us in all Scottlike.

    by FlickaPoo

  • June 19, 2010, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Always hated that fade.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 19, 2010, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Aw the dream

    by Six Demon Bag

    She still had her 70s hair there...look at that! Good script shit right here in a dream!!! All the details in two minutes.

  • June 19, 2010, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Black guy yells,

    by Subtitles_Off

    "It's in the fukken cat!"

  • June 19, 2010, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Chanel? Anyone? Or all you all watching DVD's?

    by ScaryWaitress

  • June 19, 2010, 11:07 p.m. CST

    ...I didn't think she was hot when I was a kid...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I get it now.

  • June 19, 2010, 11:07 p.m. CST

    The dub is out of synch!

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 19, 2010, 11:08 p.m. CST

    No tv.. Cue up your DVD.

    by Six Demon Bag

    You know you want to Ess

  • June 19, 2010, 11:08 p.m. CST

    *channel. Not Chanel. Jesus.

    by ScaryWaitress

  • June 19, 2010, 11:08 p.m. CST

    DVDs, ESS.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 19, 2010, 11:08 p.m. CST

    ...MY TWO ALIENS.

    by FlickaPoo

  • June 19, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away?!

    by Six Demon Bag

  • June 19, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    ...just noticed that the dream belly stretching...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...foreshadows the motherhood themes later on.

  • June 19, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Seriously. How do I fix the fukken synch?

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 19, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Aw, Sixies... I'm not home. I don't have a dvd.

    by ScaryWaitress

    That cinches it. I'm going to bed. <P> Have fun gents! Catch y'all later.

  • June 19, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST

    I love that line, Sixies. She delivers it with ICE in her voice

    by ScaryWaitress

  • June 19, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST

    You're ahead, Sixies.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 19, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Good to know that the AvP films

    by Six Demon Bag

    Just totally fuck up the continuity of these films

  • June 19, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST

    ...night Scary. Watch out for bad guys.

    by FlickaPoo

  • June 19, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    ...I like that they didn't put the suits in futuristic tin foil.

    by FlickaPoo

    ...smoking jackets or something.

  • June 19, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Night, Ess.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 19, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Am I?

    by Six Demon Bag

    I love the fact that it roughly 15 minutes in and you know the WHOLE set up

  • June 19, 2010, 11:15 p.m. CST

    In this economy?

    by Subtitles_Off

    He's gonna get all patronizing about her job?

  • June 19, 2010, 11:16 p.m. CST

    ...first time I've watched this DVD on the Blu-ray...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...player. I'm really impressed with the upconverting on old DVDs.

  • June 19, 2010, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Reset it subs

    by Six Demon Bag

    And catch up..sulaco!!!

  • June 19, 2010, 11:19 p.m. CST

    ...I'm an idiot. I've always been aware of the motherhood...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...stuff in ALIENS, but I never really thought about the fact that with the whole belly-bursting/impregnating nature of the aliens...that was the perfect way to go for a sequel. <P> Brilliant.

  • June 19, 2010, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Wakey, wakey. Eggs and bakey.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 19, 2010, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Intro to the marines

    by Six Demon Bag

    Another positive attribute--30 seconds and you basically know the personalitys of 15 people.. No back story no nothing.

  • June 19, 2010, 11:20 p.m. CST

    ...this opening sleep pod shot is done with morrors...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...they only had $ to build two pods.<P>looks great.

  • June 19, 2010, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Enjoy your meal

    by Six Demon Bag

  • June 19, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST

    ...I never understand why in the future they don't...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...splash a little paint around...maybe a throw pillow or two.<P> A vintage Persian rug would really tie that hangar together.

  • June 19, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST

    I prefer the term "artificial person."

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 19, 2010, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Ahh hudson

    by Six Demon Bag

    I love you and hicks the quiet cool

  • June 19, 2010, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Hudson come here. Come here!

    by Six Demon Bag

  • June 19, 2010, 11:25 p.m. CST

    ...Michael Biehn characters were always a role model...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...for me. Sadly, sometimes I talk too much to pull it off consistently.

  • June 19, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST

    They still have illegal immigration!!

    by Six Demon Bag

    And the design of the sulaco!! It's a big fucking gun in space.

  • June 19, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST

    ...how do I get out of this chicken shit outfit...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...until I found < P >, I lived by those words.

  • June 19, 2010, 11:30 p.m. CST

    They designed their gear individually

    by Six Demon Bag

  • June 19, 2010, 11:30 p.m. CST

    They designed their gear individually

    by Six Demon Bag

  • June 19, 2010, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Drake & Vasquez

    by Subtitles_Off

    and their sex toys.

  • June 19, 2010, 11:30 p.m. CST

    ...funny story from the commentary...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...there was a big bodybuilder black guy sandwiched in behind Sigourney, doing all the real lifting for the loader. <P> One day he stuck a big rubber dildo in the front of his pants...she was alarmed but too professional and polite to say anything about it...

  • June 19, 2010, 11:30 p.m. CST

    ...and I mean they were strapped in together...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...so the dildo was pressed up against her ass.

  • June 19, 2010, 11:31 p.m. CST

    ...to her credit, she told the story herself.

    by FlickaPoo

  • June 19, 2010, 11:32 p.m. CST

    ...god I love models instead of CG.

    by FlickaPoo

  • June 19, 2010, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Is this the first use of the camera on helmet

    by Six Demon Bag

  • June 19, 2010, 11:34 p.m. CST

    ...am I watching this by myself? I'm the one up...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...past his bedtime.

  • June 19, 2010, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Hi Guys...Just getting in...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Never found my DVD and Best Buy was out of it…I even checked Wal-Mart and Target…nothing…But, I’ve seen it a million times so I’ll follow along…

  • June 19, 2010, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Is this the first use of the camera on helmet POV?

    by Six Demon Bag

    Oft imitated now but I think the use here was pretty revolutionary

  • June 19, 2010, 11:35 p.m. CST

    ...much better with this as the first reveal of the colony.

    by FlickaPoo

  • June 19, 2010, 11:37 p.m. CST

    ...love how most of the outside colony shots are...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...on grainy low res monitors...creepy.

  • June 19, 2010, 11:37 p.m. CST

    I am watching it

    by Six Demon Bag

    So is subs

  • June 19, 2010, 11:38 p.m. CST

    ...Cheeses!

    by FlickaPoo

  • June 19, 2010, 11:39 p.m. CST

    ...Subs must have been sucked in by the greatness...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...he's speechless.

  • June 19, 2010, 11:40 p.m. CST

    I remember sitting in the theater

    by Subtitles_Off

    watching for any little thing to move. This was an intense scene. I can't think of very many other times I've been that caught up.

  • June 19, 2010, 11:40 p.m. CST

    ForeshadowIng with the motion detectors

    by Six Demon Bag

    Nice use of sound.<p>yeah I think I like all the inclusions of the directors cut BUT the big chunk of colony life Before the aliens. Lessens the impact of entering the territory.

  • June 19, 2010, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Flick, I'm just waiting for bits I can make into jokes.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 19, 2010, 11:42 p.m. CST

    ...good point, Six. The POV shots are great for...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...building suspense.<P> Cameron did something similar by shooting through the foggy helmets in THE ABYSS. That amplified breathing sound still makes me short of wind...

  • June 19, 2010, 11:43 p.m. CST

    When she enters..

    by Six Demon Bag

    Look at the terror on ripleys face!! The beginning of her arc..

  • June 19, 2010, 11:43 p.m. CST

    Sigourney's doing some acting here.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Looking all bug-eyed and frightened.

  • June 19, 2010, 11:45 p.m. CST

    ...PINK CONCH!

    by FlickaPoo

  • June 19, 2010, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Oh, man: they totally nailed him!!!

    by CRISPIN_GLOVERS_ACID_FLASHBACK

    They should've nailed him through the wrists, not the palms...

  • June 19, 2010, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Didn't the trailer use the sound of the motion detector

    by Six Demon Bag

    Oh hi newt!!

  • June 19, 2010, 11:47 p.m. CST

    This little girl ever do anything else?

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 19, 2010, 11:48 p.m. CST

    ...whoever disigned that motion detector for the military...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...should be fired. That sound is specifically designed to cause high blood pressure, cowering in terror, and thumb sucking.

  • June 19, 2010, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Gormans a d-bag

    by Six Demon Bag

    Bet he's from Alaska

  • June 19, 2010, 11:49 p.m. CST

    ...don't think to, Subs. My special features have...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...a little interview with her...very nice, plain girl...almost a little Mennonite-ish.

  • June 19, 2010, 11:51 p.m. CST

    This was newts only film

    by Six Demon Bag

    I think her brother was the actor and she just tagged along to the audition. Guess who got the job and who wound up on the cutting room floor

  • June 19, 2010, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Ahh the subtle hints at bishops character

    by Six Demon Bag

    Is he bad or good? We will see.

  • June 19, 2010, 11:54 p.m. CST

    ...once again, I praise models.

    by FlickaPoo

  • June 19, 2010, 11:54 p.m. CST

    This IMO is the best scene of the film

    by Six Demon Bag

    The first bug hunt.. And according to the doc, when hicks enters the hive, it's actor James remar not Michael biehn

  • June 19, 2010, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Get that goofy fucking look off your face hudson

    by Six Demon Bag

  • June 19, 2010, 11:57 p.m. CST

    Secreted from what?

    by Subtitles_Off

    Xenomorph pudenda.

  • June 19, 2010, 11:57 p.m. CST

    ...for best scene I'd have to go with the Alien Queen...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...and the stuff with Ripley on that balcony...shit exploding all around and Bishop showing up in the shuttle...<P> Most memorable anyway...

  • June 19, 2010, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Seeing the cocoons

    by Six Demon Bag

    I would strongly ask for my ammo back

  • June 20, 2010, midnight CST

    Please kill..me

    by Six Demon Bag

  • June 20, 2010, 12:01 a.m. CST

    ...that canvas sneaker covered in slime was a good...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...choice. Brings all the SF back home to something recognizable.

  • June 20, 2010, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Smart move to cut back to ripley

    by Six Demon Bag

    Being traumatized by watching the birth

  • June 20, 2010, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Bring on the Klingon tunes!!

    by Six Demon Bag

  • June 20, 2010, 12:05 a.m. CST

    ...after the single Alien of ALIEN, this scene does...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...a great job of blowing the lid off.

  • June 20, 2010, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Eat this!

    by Six Demon Bag

  • June 20, 2010, 12:09 a.m. CST

    ...I was always slightly bothered by the low clearance...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...on this tank/troop carrier. This thing would barely clear a speed-bump in a shopping mall parking lot.

  • June 20, 2010, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Agreed flick

    by Six Demon Bag

    They can bill me

  • June 20, 2010, 12:10 a.m. CST

    "Nuke the entire site from orbit."

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 20, 2010, 12:10 a.m. CST

    ...FUCKIN-A!

    by FlickaPoo

  • June 20, 2010, 12:11 a.m. CST

    "Well I believe Corporal Hicks

    by Subtitles_Off

    has a longer penis than you do."

  • June 20, 2010, 12:11 a.m. CST

    ...gotta hand it to him. One half of two dads plays...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...a great corporate tool.

  • June 20, 2010, 12:13 a.m. CST

    And were they just gonna ditch bishop in the lab?

    by Six Demon Bag

    No mention of him meeting at the rendezvous

  • June 20, 2010, 12:13 a.m. CST

    ...I always loved and remembered the way Biehn...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...says "yeeeeah..." about being in charge. Odd delivery, but effective and memorable.

  • June 20, 2010, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Subs...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    I don’t recall THAT particular quote…???

  • June 20, 2010, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Game over! Game over man!!

    by Six Demon Bag

  • June 20, 2010, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Gotta plan B?

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 20, 2010, 12:13 a.m. CST

    ...now what the fuck are they gonna do?

    by FlickaPoo

  • June 20, 2010, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Mostly.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 20, 2010, 12:15 a.m. CST

    ..."fuck" was not OK to say or hear in my house...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...growing up, but my Dad and I were openly laughing our asses off at "now what the fuck are we gonna do?!".<P> Good memory.

  • June 20, 2010, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Ripley has seriously turned the corner

    by Six Demon Bag

    From frightened to survivalist demi goddess

  • June 20, 2010, 12:18 a.m. CST

    ...what did Scary say? From Cassandra to Athena...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...with a flame thrower...I think.

  • June 20, 2010, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Ahhhfirmative.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 20, 2010, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Alien 3 is to blame for all this...

    by andrew coleman

    There are so many ways one could have pushed the Alien story line. Alien 3 just decided not to do this and Alien 4 decided to make into a comic book filled with over the top bull shit. Oh and then there were the two AVP movies which were designed to try and destroy two franchises at once. Thankfully there is still hope but only for so long.

  • June 20, 2010, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Yeeeeah.

    by Six Demon Bag

    Yeah I liked that too. But also his response to being called a grunt.

  • June 20, 2010, 12:19 a.m. CST

    ...hold hands in the shower.

    by FlickaPoo

  • June 20, 2010, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Flick...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    You think Helen Hunt was still Mad About Paul Reiser after she found out the REAL line of work her husband was in…???

  • June 20, 2010, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Don't worry Alien and Predators fanboys

    by CAPTAIN_AMERICAS_COCK_SHAPED_HELMET

    they will never get tired of milking these franchises and repeatedly shitting on your face over and over again with shitacular reboots and prequels and sequels. So rejoice.

  • June 20, 2010, 12:21 a.m. CST

    ...ha! Cheeses...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...you mean the bumhole plumber line of work?

  • June 20, 2010, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Oh therEs bishop

    by Six Demon Bag

    Thanks guys for telling me about the whole nuking the site bitches

  • June 20, 2010, 12:24 a.m. CST

    We're fucked! We're doomed!

    by Six Demon Bag

  • June 20, 2010, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Like how vasquez is just watching the others yell

    by Six Demon Bag

    At each other and bishop volunteers.

  • June 20, 2010, 12:26 a.m. CST

    "I may be synthetic, but I'm not stupid."

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 20, 2010, 12:27 a.m. CST

    "Stay frosty,

    by Subtitles_Off

    Pony Boy."

  • June 20, 2010, 12:27 a.m. CST

    Awwwww

    by Six Demon Bag

    Dwayne is flirting with Ellen

  • June 20, 2010, 12:27 a.m. CST

    ...this scene really stuck with me too...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I'm impressed by images that tap right into primal fears...crawling through that tunnel...

  • June 20, 2010, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Step 3

    by Six Demon Bag

    In the arc of ripley. Badass. With a gun

  • June 20, 2010, 12:29 a.m. CST

    ...show me everything...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...the sex scene.

  • June 20, 2010, 12:31 a.m. CST

    ...DW to me as she left....

    by FlickaPoo

    ...you sure you can make it a week with just the conch?<P> Me: If it comes to that, I'll do us both.

  • June 20, 2010, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Who let the dog out?

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 20, 2010, 12:32 a.m. CST

    I vaguely remember a scene in the book

    by Six Demon Bag

    Of this film..there were some alien drones that tried to attack bishop or sniffed him out but realized he wasn't human do they left him alone

  • June 20, 2010, 12:32 a.m. CST

    HHHHHHAAAAA!!!!! Flick...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • June 20, 2010, 12:33 a.m. CST

    ...the red wine is doing its good work...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I'm tapping out, boys.<P> Watch out for giant impregnating clitorises.

  • June 20, 2010, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Ha flick and subs!!

    by Six Demon Bag

    That facehugger would be CGI today and half as real

  • June 20, 2010, 12:34 a.m. CST

    ...didn't they use real raw seafood stuff to make...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...the wet underbelly of the facehugger?<P> I know they did in ALIEN.

  • June 20, 2010, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Night, Flick....

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Enjoy the ball game tomorrow, if you wake up in time, old man…

  • June 20, 2010, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Fear of oral sex.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 20, 2010, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Upper lip sweat

    by Six Demon Bag

    So 80s sleazy

  • June 20, 2010, 12:37 a.m. CST

    Hudson may be right

    by Six Demon Bag

    Ominous

  • June 20, 2010, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Love this realization of them in the room

    by Six Demon Bag

  • June 20, 2010, 12:39 a.m. CST

    "That's inside the room!"

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 20, 2010, 12:41 a.m. CST

    RIP hudson

    by Six Demon Bag

  • June 20, 2010, 12:42 a.m. CST

    And then they look up..

    by Six Demon Bag

  • June 20, 2010, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Gorman going out like a champ

    by Six Demon Bag

    But vasquez gets the credit

  • June 20, 2010, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Gorman's got a pair.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 20, 2010, 12:50 a.m. CST

    The final stop in our ripley character arc

    by Six Demon Bag

    Macguyver

  • June 20, 2010, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Elevator ride

    by Six Demon Bag

    She's trying to pump herself up.

  • June 20, 2010, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Stepped into some shit now.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 20, 2010, 12:57 a.m. CST

    This a great scene

    by Six Demon Bag

  • June 20, 2010, 1 a.m. CST

    Did I just see an egg yolk?

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 20, 2010, 1:01 a.m. CST

    The queen just ripped her pudenda

    by Six Demon Bag

    Her egg making days are Over.

  • June 20, 2010, 1:03 a.m. CST

    That wouldve been funny

    by Six Demon Bag

    Had she walked back to the platform and hicks was just lying there on the ground and bishop took off.

  • June 20, 2010, 1:04 a.m. CST

    Now would be a good time for Bishop to show up.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 20, 2010, 1:05 a.m. CST

    Trailer music

    by Six Demon Bag

    For the last 20+ years. Thanks James horner

  • June 20, 2010, 1:07 a.m. CST

    Hicks got a raw deal

    by Six Demon Bag

    Bishop gave him a shot and he never woke up again. Died in cryo.

  • June 20, 2010, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Fukken hitchers.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 20, 2010, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Wiki says...(that I didn't know...)

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    "Scenes involving the Alien queen were the most difficult to film, according to production staff. A life-sized mock-up was created by Stan Winston's company in the United States to see how it would operate. Once the testing was complete, the crew working on the queen flew to England and began work creating the final version. Standing at fourteen feet, it was operated using a mixture of puppeteers, control rods, hydraulics, cables, and a crane above to support it. Two puppeteers were inside the suit operating its arms, and sixteen were required to move it. All sequences involving the queen were filmed in-camera with no post-production manipulation."

  • June 20, 2010, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Back in the day..

    by Six Demon Bag

    Did people honestly expect that the power loader would be used in the final act?

  • June 20, 2010, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Yeah the docs make the queen look like shit

    by Six Demon Bag

    They are doing demos inthe back lot and it just looks like shit. Take away the light and have a good editor I suppose

  • June 20, 2010, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Yes, Sixies.

    by Subtitles_Off

    That principle that 'Lop is always referring to wasn't invented in the mid 80s.

  • June 20, 2010, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Of course,

    by Subtitles_Off

    by the time they got to it, you could be forgiven if you had forgotten it.

  • June 20, 2010, 1:18 a.m. CST

    That was a good time, Sixies.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I guess ST let his wife talk him into something else.

  • June 20, 2010, 1:22 a.m. CST

    Yeah we should do that again!!

    by Six Demon Bag

    And after such a long day I am suprised I stayed up..a perfect film indeed.

  • June 20, 2010, 1:22 a.m. CST

    It was good for me, too...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    I totally gained a new respect for the android…He WAS kinda left out to dry at one point…never noticed that before…

  • June 20, 2010, 1:23 a.m. CST

    BTW, I'm gonna BAMF! in the morning.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 20, 2010, 1:25 a.m. CST

    Got a Node in mind?

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • June 20, 2010, 1:26 a.m. CST

    Not yet.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Too many floaters up in here, though.

  • June 20, 2010, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Agreed....

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Let's set and Jet...Why wait til tomorrow?

  • June 20, 2010, 1:30 a.m. CST

    Well, Cheesey, it's past 2:30 A.M.

    by Subtitles_Off

    You know I can't stay up much longer anyway.

  • June 20, 2010, 1:31 a.m. CST

    Cool, Subs....

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Type at you in the AM...

  • June 20, 2010, 1:33 a.m. CST

    Got any objections to The OZback?

    by Subtitles_Off

    #45465?

  • June 20, 2010, 1:35 a.m. CST

    As long as it isn't about the HBO prison show...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • June 20, 2010, 1:35 a.m. CST

    That show was soooo ridiculous.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 20, 2010, 1:37 a.m. CST

    Or

    by Subtitles_Off

    #45455 is available, too, and, due to the subject matter, that one is less likely to attract bugs.<P>I'll call it in the morning.

  • June 20, 2010, 1:38 a.m. CST

    Scarecrow ass-raping the Tin Man...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    and wiping it all up with Toto, was when I stopped watching...

  • June 20, 2010, 1:39 a.m. CST

    Or,

    by Subtitles_Off

    if 'Lop or 'nilla show back up tonight, and you guys want to pick the spot, go ahead.<P>I was half-expecting Stabby to stop by to tell us how The Nooge concert turned out, but I'm fading.

  • June 20, 2010, 1:40 a.m. CST

    But, that leaves me hanging...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Like Bishop...<p>I'm sure this place is gonna get nuked by floaters from orbit...

  • June 20, 2010, 1:41 a.m. CST

    I'm down for the BAMF!

    by Six Demon Bag

    And I'll plant the seed bit then I'm off to bed.

  • June 20, 2010, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Oz works for me...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • June 20, 2010, 1:44 a.m. CST

    What was the thread you and Twispy has marked last week?

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 20, 2010, 1:44 a.m. CST

    *had marked*

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 20, 2010, 1:47 a.m. CST

    Last week? You know my memory don't do last week...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • June 20, 2010, 1:48 a.m. CST

    45465 smells nice...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • June 20, 2010, 1:49 a.m. CST

    45455 smells nicer.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Draw some attention to a little art film.

  • June 20, 2010, 1:51 a.m. CST

    Call it in the air.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • June 20, 2010, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Works for me...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    We need to leave before the nukes start falling...

  • June 20, 2010, 1:55 a.m. CST

    I'm already there, Subs...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Chillin' my Winter Bone...

  • June 20, 2010, 2 a.m. CST

    Thanks, Subs...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • June 20, 2010, 5:40 a.m. CST

    SILENCE WILL FALL

    by RICHARD_GERE_RAPED_MY_GERBIL

    IN SIX DAYS TIME

  • June 20, 2010, 6:41 a.m. CST

    couldnt you have asked why..

    by tazzzer

    WHY WAS ROBIN HOOD SO SHIT? More useful than the bollocks you did ask

  • June 20, 2010, 9:11 a.m. CST

    I feel like I'm going to get banned

    by D.Vader

    For the tame things I said in the Ready Player One talkback.

  • June 20, 2010, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Ace of Wands

    by AsimovLives

    I'm now certain, given the tone of your reply, that you didn't read a fucking work od what i wrote. And i was bering polite and corteous with you. So, what's your problem? Nobody ever teached you etiquette and manners? Daddy and mommy left a big gap in your education? What the fuck is wrong with you?

  • June 20, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST

    southafricanguy

    by AsimovLives

    I live in Almad,a which is the city right south of Lisboa (Linson in english) right across the River Tagus. As as far i can tell, well, given the result sof other teams, Portugal draw with Ivory Coast is not too bad.<br><br>And of cours,e tomorrow the 21th it's going to be Portugal-South Korea. So, who will win, my country or your adoptive country? Should be fun.

  • June 20, 2010, 11:27 a.m. CST

    "fucking work od what i wrote"

    by PeanutButterSlut

    Sir, this is the spelling and grammar police, we are going to require that you please remove yourself from the TB. Nice and easy now. BTW what country do you hail from, Asimov? And do you really read Asimov's work? Or are you some PBR drinking neo-hipster wannabe who likes to just reference obscure things?

  • June 20, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST

    *cracks open a PBR*

    by PeanutButterSlut

    glug

  • June 20, 2010, noon CST

    PeanutButterSlut

    by AsimovLives

    This is the International Grammar Relations consulate speaking, and i'm registing this international incident, and a demand that you write a full post in the portuguese language without any mistakes. And a writing appologise for this needless international incident. An appologise will be accepted, writen in my own language, that is, the portuguese language. Until then, you are relieved of your functions and you have to surrender your gun and badge.<br><br>Yes, i read Asimov's work, and i admire the man's work. I even rad his book IN ENGLISH. Where you would think i get so much inspiration to love the truly intelligent stuff instead of the so-called "dumb fun"? He was a great master to inspire me to admire the sublime instead of just content with the mud. And if you doubt that, get screwed. Was that english good enough for you to understand? Thank you very much and have a nice day.

  • June 20, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    The grammar police never ceases to amuse me!

    by AsimovLives

    It's always hysterical to see so many americans here assume and take for granted that everybody in the world speaks english, and fluently at that. Must be from watching all those Holylwood bullshit movies which has american heroes in other countries, and there's always a smart educated foreigner, specially a hottie, who can speak the american hero language so that he doesn't need to learn, and thus save himself the trouble of having to be smart, educated, cultured and resourseful and can slouch by speaking his own language and nothing else.<br><br>The irony of it all is that going by what i can read in her,e the vast majority of americans would fail an english test administred by english language classes abroad. Most americasn here have terrible command of their own native languge, they would flunk miserably. And yet dare go gramamr native on foreigners? What was that word that decribes that type of attitude? Ah, yes, arrogance, that's what it is. I mean,for fuck's sake, most foreigners who learnes engoish would never make the fucks up that your former President Bush did, and you voted for him twice. You must have though he was a great example of the spoken english language, right?

  • June 20, 2010, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Two things: 1. Prequels S.U.C.K. 2...

    by Boober

    90% of the 3D I have seen is ANTI-immersive. It only worked for me in HTTYD (which kicked that $prod-porn$ extravanganza [known as] Avatar's ass). Weaver isn't going to reprise her teeny-weeny-space-suit-bikini shot in 3D and I just don't know how it's going to work. PS: Can someone PLEASE make a great F*CKING Predators vs Aliens movie? It can't be THAT hard...sh!t, Michael Bay does AVP for all I care.

  • June 20, 2010, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Ace of Wands

    by AsimovLives

    Not with your parent,s with your education. And you can have the kettle and the pot and the whole teaware, they all belong to you. Learn some manner and learn to read what the others actually wrote. I didn't disrespected you before, i ask the same courtesy. Too much to ask? You 3D supporters are starting to sound like fanatics.

  • June 20, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Boober

    by AsimovLives

    Interesting question: was ever there a good prequel that matched or bested the first movie?

  • June 20, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Ace of Wands

    by AsimovLives

    Nope, you haven't read what i have writen, alright. and i'm starting to believe you are doing it deliberatly, so to maintain a point you wish to keep, no matter what. And really, this asshoel version of you that you are showing does not became you. I have seen you better and smarter, so much better and smarter. In fac,t most of the time i even agree with your opinions. I can't say the same about your attitude.<br><br>And i don't need people to agree with everythign i say. I don't need syncophants, despiste what you say. I'm not Jar Jar Abrams. I always welcome the chance for debate. But i have no pacience or any desire to be kind to assholes and retards. Other then that, i love everybody and i welcome every chace of debate. If anything, the problem always starts with some pussy ass guy who doesn't like some of my coments and start calling names for no good reason other then his thin-skin personality and lack of convictions. i don't deny i'm pasionate about movies, and i'm passionatr about the movies and filmamkers i like, and likewise, to the movies and filmmakers i dislike. and always, always, i have a reason behind my opinions and i'm never coy about telling them. and i'm never coy to point out the bullshit in somebody's argument. Never. If that offends you, though shit, i'm not going to change, that's for sure. Savvy now, friend?<br><br>Adn you know,the fact i even bother to reply and do this long winded posts you should take them as a sign of respect form me to you. If i though you were some thoughless retard idiot, i wouldn't even bother to fart at you, much less write.

  • June 20, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Thousand monkeys in 1000 years can't write Shakespeare...

    by AsimovLives

    ... but they can write a script for JJ Abrams to film as Star Trek. In fact, he didn't used 1000 monkeys, he just used two, and just for two months. Which is 300,0000 times worst then the result of 1000 monkeys in a thousand years would produce.

  • June 20, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives hates every movie except for moon.

    by RPLocke

  • June 20, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    RPLocke

    by AsimovLives

    Explain.

  • June 20, 2010, 5:35 p.m. CST

    And of course i'm a huge fan of MOON!!

    by AsimovLives

    Proud of that too. Why wouldn't i be a fan of that movie? Only retards aren't.

  • June 20, 2010, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Kolchak

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection had shoddy writing, but so did Indiana Jones and the Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull. The difference is that the audience DID come back for KOTC (the film made over $700m) because Harrison Ford was the big draw despite the shoddy writing. But they didn't come back for Alien 3 and AR because Ripley was not a big enough draw. If she WAS the main attraction in the Alien films, those films should have done well regardless. So my point stands.

  • June 20, 2010, 7:59 p.m. CST

    RIDLEY'S RIGHT. YOU GUYS RUIN THE MOVIE MAGIC.

    by BringingSexyBack

    Stop it.

  • June 20, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    BringSexyBack

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    On the contrary, sites like this help to ward me off seeing shit films. I WON'T be going to see Predators because from what I've heard of the story it doesn't interest me. Likewise, I avoided Splice because of the negative feedback from TBers. These sites cost studios money from potential revenue, that's why the studios hate them. And there are so few genuinely good films around today compared to 25-30 years ago, spoilage makes little difference. The films that you KNOW will be good - like Inception - I will be avoiding the early reviews and spoilers.

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  • June 20, 2010, 11:40 p.m. CST

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  • June 21, 2010, 12:10 a.m. CST

    It's super simple, folks

    by MyScreenplayWasRejected

    If you don't like 3D, then don't go see it in 3D.

  • June 21, 2010, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Ace of Wands

    by AsimovLives

    About Beowulf, it was the same thing. And beyond the heacheache, it was the aggravation. The aggravation of watching a movie that pretended to be smarter then it really is and which trerats audiences as morons while being so smug about it. I know historical Hollywood movies rarely are very accurate to the times,and fantasy mvoies even feel dedicated to be so, but Beowulf surpassed it beyond any reasonability. to have 9th century vikings speak, think and feel like modern day californians was the last drop for me concerning Robert Zemeckis. guess why i didn't bother with A CHRISTMAS CAROL, the double whammy of more of his 3D bullshit and as a movie made by him. I was driven to watch Avatar because "it was a different technology involved", so they claimed. and because it was James Cameron. And the end result was even worst then Beowulf, bigger headaches and eye strain. But still, at least it was a far better movie then that peice of shit Beowulf. Talk about small mercies.<br><br>As for Nolan's take on 3D, what he says rings true for me. and i like to know that there is some few filmmakers out trhere who are still resisting making all their movies in 3D and surrending to the new fad. But if Batman 3 ends up anounced as a 3D production, i'll not be suprised, i'll really not. My hope is that in here the distributors willnot go completly mercenaries and find a way to release a non-3D version.<br><br>And like you, i know the difference between reading one's coments and agreeing with them. Even that we have in common.

  • June 21, 2010, 2:05 a.m. CST

    MyScreenplayWasRejected

    by AsimovLives

    Easy to say when you have a choice. you think all around the world the distributors can afford to show a 3D movie in both versions, 3D and 2D? That's easy to say inc ountries like USA. In smaller countries, the distributors goes with what they feel is where the money is, and with the 3D craze going on, they bet onthe same bet, because they are there to make money, not charity. I had no choice but 3D.

  • June 21, 2010, 2:21 a.m. CST

    Ace of Wands

    by AsimovLives

    Another thing that preoccupates me is that i fear most filmmakers will not fully understand and follow the cue that Cameron did with 3D in his movie. And i'm even talking about the big fellas like Ridley Scott and Martin Scorsese. I wouldn't be suprised if the studios woudl force their hands into maming movie "even more spectacular" then Avatar, and by that it means, making it even more obviously 3D.<br><br>I do admire the restrain that Cameron showed with the use of 3D. For all his lack of subtlery in his script, he showed a lot on the technical side. In his movie, only once he did a shot of pointed things directly at the audiences. It is a remarkable thing, for a movie with a 2 hours 20 minutes running time. Beowulf, on the other hand, was nothing else but shoving pointed things at the direction of the audiences the whole time. Cameron's restrain is admirable. And was completly right for the movie. The thing that givesme the skepticism about the later use of 3D for the upcoming movies is that, unlike Cameron, the other filmmakers have not personally been involved with the developement of this particular technique involved. I don't think they udnerstand it as well as he does, and more important of all, they not undertands the limitations. I think one of the best thing about Avatar was not only what Cameron showed off with his movie, but where he also refrained from. He knew what mistakes to avoid.<br><br>But now, we ar eina whole ball game. You cna bet there's accountants and studio executives who think they have figured out what to do, they have found their formula to sucess, and they have learned the wrong lessons. It's always like this, some filmamker cames with an original thing or a new approach and makes a hugely sucessful mvoie, the executives think they got the magic formula for isntant sucess and dispense with the very filmmaker which made the movie so sucessful in the first place, thinking they know better now. most 3D stuff made now will be done under the aegis of executives strong-arming the filmmakers to do their biding. And evne though Christopher Nolan knew how to make two sucessful Batman movies and drove one to mega sucess, the studuos will think that thave it figured out, and that the next will be evne mroe sucessful if they shove 3D into it, evenif the very filmmaker who made them thinks and is convinced it's not the right approach. and yet he will be strong armed to do as they will. It alrrweady happeend before, the most recent obvious case was how the studuios strong-armed Sam Raimi to do stuff he didn't wanted to do for SPIDER-MAN 3 agaisnt his will, evne though he was the one whose decisions helped made the two previous movies the sucess they were.<br><br>It worries me this complete abandom Hollywood is having with 3D. They are treating it as if it's a panaceia that will resolve all problems in modern studio filmmaking. It's asd if Hollywod discovered a new way to keep doign movies their way wothout having to bothrer with such things as novel concepts and original stories and good scripts. No ned for that now, they have 3D, it's all it nedds. It reminds me how Holywood went SFX crazy after Star Wars, or CGI crazy. Holylwood keeps pullingthis stuff, using some new technological marvel to push movies, forgetting that first and foremost movies are stories and not glorified zoetropes.

  • June 21, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Asimov.....actually you played North Korea

    by southafricanguy

    dude, the insane country that my adopted country shares a border with. And you destroyed them 7-0. Whats seriously hilarious is that The North Koreans are spinning the loss as due to bad weather in SA and their team being tired from the long trip to get there...lol

  • June 21, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Asimov......Im afraid you will have to consider

    by southafricanguy

    me a retard then. I hated Moon. I truly found it to be dull beyond belief. And the "twist" was so mind numbingly obvious I figured it out 30 min in and I was sure I was wrong because it could nt be that obvious....but no it was. And it was nothing I had not seen before (unless you have never seen 2001, or silent running, and other 70s sci-fi films). But its biggest sin by far was being boring. I seriously struggled to make it to the end.....Give me D9 or Avatar any day....

  • June 21, 2010, 9:59 p.m. CST

    in fact the more I think of Moon, the more it

    by southafricanguy

    pisses me off because it thinks its so intellectual, and smart. It comes across as such a smug self satisfied film in that regard. Duncan Jones should try watching the Matrix, Aliens, Blade Runner, T2, Akira etc...to see how you make great sci-fi with a brain, and that does nt put the audiance in a coma....Its called entertainment buddy....

  • June 22, 2010, 12:27 a.m. CST

    HATERS OF 3-D ....

    by Grooveraider

    I really wish you people DIE !

  • June 23, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    I might be fabricating this...

    by The_Motorcycle_Boy

    But didn't Ridley recently say that the alien as a character has lost its power and impact because we have seen it too much? That we know every inch of it thanks to later films fully lighting the creature and bringing it to the fore of compositions? Does anybody else think he might give the design a bit of an overhaul? It would certainly be a controversial move; it's such an iconic design. However, if Giger was involved I would be interested. If this new film is to be based around the Space Jockey race than they could feasibly alter the design and say it's due to the different host, as they did in Alien 3. Grooveraider - should we do that in 2D or 3D?

  • June 25, 2010, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Everybody seems to have abandoned this thread

    by The_Motorcycle_Boy

    But hopefully some of you will come back so I can share this with you: http://vincentwardfilms.com/concepts/alien-3/graphic-novel-in-8-parts/ part-1/ <p> It's a graphic novel/storyboard version of Ward's ill-fated Alien 3 concept! Not complete as of yet, but cool to see for those who are familiar with the history. <p> It's made me think though how cool it would be if we had a new Alien film that was comprised of short films/segments directed by an eclectic group of directors. Imagine if you will, Ward doing a segment with an alien terrorising his wooden world, then we have another short by David Lynch. One by Nolan, etc. It will never happen, but it would be pretty special if all of these director's unique visions of the Xenomorph in different parts of the galaxy.

  • June 27, 2010, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Orcus is still here

    by orcus

  • April 22, 2012, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Orcus is off again

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