Changes That I Think Could Fix “Bad” Movies:
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
Quite often a movie comes out that is just bad. It loses itself completely or it’s a confusing mess. Unfortunately, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is one of those movies. It bugs so many Star Wars fans that a machete viewing order has been created that ignores the film completely. Below are the 6 things that could have been done to make the movie make a whole lot more sense. Before I start I want to say that I am in no way a director or writer. I’m just a nerd who thinks he can fix “bad” movies.
Friday night at Comic-Con was the Screen Gems panel. During the panel, they revealed that Sam Raimi, his brother, and Bruce Campbell are currently working together on an Evil Dead television series. Early this morning, Bruce broke news on his twitter that will be welcome to any classic Evil Dead fans: Bruce Campbell’s Ash will be the star of this new series.
Right now, it’s not known if this will replace the plans for an Army of Darkness film sequel. In my opinion, if the multiple Army of Darkness games are any example, Army of Darkness is a concept that will lend itself much better towards a series than films due to it’s dimension and time hopping themes.
While Paul and Andrew are away this week, Aron, Tim and Wayne are left to wonder where those guys are and kick off the next social media storm: #FireWayneCole.
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Also, check out the Knights of Reignsborough Season 2 Feedback Show, the first of our Actual Plays from this year’s Fear The Con, THIS EMPIRE EARTH and our second AP of the Atomic Robo RPG.
And this Friday… Knights of Reignsborough Season 3 episode one!
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If you’re going to the movies today, don’t see Snowpiercer.
Don’t get me wrong…I think it was a good movie. It may even be a great one.
Snowpiercer is about the last remnants of humanity, who all live aboard a specially-engineered train that protects them from the outside environment. Since a failed geo-engineering effort ended up overcompensating for global warming, the Earth has become, well, Hoth. As far as these folks on the train know, they’re all that’s left of life – of any kind – on the planet. The movie is set 17 years after the doors of the train closed and it began its never-ending circuit around the world (yes, world…I’ll get to that). The train is stratified into the first class “ticketed” passengers who live in luxury at the front of the train, and the abused refugees who live in the rear. (Incidentally, I’ve never read the graphic novel that this movie is based on, so I can’t speak to whether any of this adheres to the original).
UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT AND UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD PARTNER WITH SYFY’S ‘FACE OFF’ TO BRING GRUESOME CHARACTER CREATIONS TO LIFE AT ‘HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS’ !
ORLANDO, Fla., UNIVERSAL CITY, Ca. (July 17, 2014) — The most twisted and gruesome character creations featured on Syfy’s hit competition series “Face Off ” will be live and “In the Flesh” at both Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Halloween Horror Nights” events, beginning Friday, September 19. Nightmarish creatures will surround guests on both coasts as the macabre visions of some of the most talented up-and-coming make-up artists’ from the show are brought to life.
Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights will feature an all new street experience with ten different character creations inspired by the acclaimed Syfy series, including a look designed by season 5 “Face Off ” winner and Universal Orlando make-up artist, Laura Tyler. The hair-raising, horrifying characters will inhabit five unique and immersive environments within the scare zone, from eerie scarecrows that go to great lengths to protect a spine-chilling farmland to ghoulish brutes that haunt dilapidated castle ruins.
So, nobody likes Skyline. When I speak to the few people I know who’ve watched it, they’re universally negative about it. And my circle of friends isn’t unique in that respect; Rotten Tomatoes lists it with a whopping 15% approval rating. It made a few “Worst Of…” lists in 2010 when it was released. One review was even titled, “Skyline is the most pointless movie of the year.”
The problem is, everybody is looking at this movie wrong. This movie is actually a brilliant story, and what I think works against it is the fact that it asks the viewer to really challenge their pre-conceptions (which is, incidentally, one of the goals of any good science fiction story). This movie is a reversal of the “alien invasion” storyline that we’ve received over and over again from the Michael Bays and Roland Emmerichs of the world.