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post #241 of 253 Old 05-25-2012, 06:01 AM
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Mx4 Director Sean Durkin will write and directed the series.

"Sean Durkin, the writer-director of last year's excellent but criminally underseen Elizabeth Olsen thriller Martha Marcy May Marlene, is adapting the fiendish classic into a ten-episode television series, this time backed by Morgan Creek and produced by Roy Lee, the executive producer of films like The Departed and The Ring."

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post #242 of 253 Old 05-25-2012, 06:29 AM
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Great! Now instead of remaking a movie into another movie, they're basically remaking it into 5 movies. If Blatty and Friedkin tried now to do the Exorcist again they couldn't do better than what they did in '73.

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This is no joke:

The movie franchise having grossed over $2 billion with a fifth installment still on the way on November 16th, Lionsgate (which owns "Twilight" studio Summit Entertainment) is reportedly considering restarting the franchise down the road.


http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=91609
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With a new Total Recall out this summer, and remakes of RoboCop and Starship Troopers announced/being made, I guess the latest trend (or fad) is to redo Paul Verhoeven's gloriously R-rated movies into more "family friendly" PG-13 versions. The success of Marvels comic-book movies, the Transformers series and Avatar had obviously inspired a legion of shameless movie execs into doing this. The new Total Recall clearly is very much like in the style of Minority Report, the RoboCop remake looks to be an Ironman ripoff, and now I figure the new Starship Troopers will be done in the style of Avatar and the Avengers.

I'm betting that the next Verhoeven remake will be Basic Instinct. Hey, why not have a controversy-free PG-13 murder-sex thriller? biggrin.gif
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The money grab era.

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I am totally sick of PG-13 movies that would be so much better in rated R. Also, as I said in the Prometheus thread, I feel a lot of "R" rated movies dont even deserve the "R" rating based on the way our society is today. This is crap.

I still say with multiplexes (we have a 23-screen theater and a 13-screen theater within 7 minutes of us), why not film the movie as R, dumb it down to PG-13, and put both in the multiplex and let people go to whichever.

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I am totally sick of PG-13 movies that would be so much better in rated R. Also, as I said in the Prometheus thread, I feel a lot of "R" rated movies dont even deserve the "R" rating based on the way our society is today. This is crap.
I still say with multiplexes (we have a 23-screen theater and a 13-screen theater within 7 minutes of us), why not film the movie as R, dumb it down to PG-13, and put both in the multiplex and let people go to whichever.
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•The top four movies of all time (Avatar, Titanic, The Avengers and The Dark Knight) are PG-13 movies.

•Nineteen of the top 30 movies of all time are PG-13.

•54 of the Top 100 Movies of All Time are PG-13.

•9 of the Top 100 Movies of All Time are G Rated.

•30 of the Top 100 Movies of All Time are PG Rated

•7 of the Top 100 Movies of All time are R-Rated

•The Highest Grossing NC-17 Movie of All Time (Showgirls) is only the 2706th highest grossing movie ever.

•Between 1995 and 2012, PG-13 movies had an average box-office Gross of $42 million; the average for G-Rated movies was $38 million; the average for PG-Rated movies was $37 million, and the average gross for R-Rated movies was $15 million.

•From 1995 to 2011, 3,400 R-Rated movies were released in theaters; 1900 PG-13 Rated movies were released in theaters; 930 PG-Rated films, and 238 G-Rated films were released in theaters.

http://www.pajiba.com/box_office_round-ups/which-mpaa-rating-leads-to-the-highest-grossing-films-.php

They don't release movies in two different MPAA ratings. It just isn't done. Sometimes movies are re-released later in time and the MPAA rating changes (Like MIDNIGHT COWBOY - originally NC17 - re-released as R)

Hollywood is in the buiness of making money and PG13 movies make more money than R rated movies. Simple as that.

You can compare MPAA rated films and how much they earned (per rating) at the USA BO here:

http://boxofficemojo.com/yearly/?view2=mpaa&chart=byyear&yr=2012&view=releasedate&p=.htm
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Arnold Schwarzenegger to Reprise Barbarian Role in THE LEGEND OF CONAN Reboot

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Warner Bros. considering Casablanca sequel!

http://collider.com/casablanca-2-sequel/208708/


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Warner Bros. considering Casablanca sequel!
http://collider.com/casablanca-2-sequel/208708/
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WTF?
I hate those greedy basterds from WB.mad.gifrolleyes.gif

What's next, a Citizen Kane sequel?
Charles Foster Kane returns from the grave thru the divine intervention of Ayn Rand and continues his assault on the American media, eventually becoming a role model for Rupert Murdoch?
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Umm, yeah, Oink. You shouldn't give out such great plot ideas out in the open like that.


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WTF?
What's next, a Citizen Kane sequel?
Charles Foster Kane returns from the grave thru the divine intervention of Ayn Rand and continues his assault on the American media, eventually becoming a role model for Rupert Murdoch?
Oh wait...that sounds like a plot with legs....tongue.gif

'Alien Kane' – The trans-dimensional media baron Char'les Floomquad K'ane (because if there’s one thing that sci-fi movies and TV shows have taught us, it’s that all alien names are filled with pointless apostrophes), one of the richest and most powerful humanoid creatures in the solar system, dies alone in his Martian mansion. An artificially-intelligent search engine program digs into his past to seek the meaning of the tycoon’s enigmatic last word, "Rosebud." Spoiler Alert: It’s the name of his favorite childhood hoverboard. This will be the 'Citizen Kane' of sci-fi movies… literally!

(I wrote this for something else several months ago, but it seemed worth posting here too.)

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'Alien Kane' – The trans-dimensional media baron Char'les Floomquad K'ane (because if there’s one thing that sci-fi movies and TV shows have taught us, it’s that all alien names are filled with pointless apostrophes), one of the richest and most powerful humanoid creatures in the solar system, dies alone in his Martian mansion. An artificially-intelligent search engine program digs into his past to seek the meaning of the tycoon’s enigmatic last word, "Rosebud." Spoiler Alert: It’s the name of his favorite childhood hoverboard. This will be the 'Citizen Kane' of sci-fi movies… literally!

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