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 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 9:53 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5

RATCHED---trailer released for the Netflix prequel series to ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST.

LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZU9ZtlkSnnE



AVATAR---concept art released from the sequels.







JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION---Sam Neill posted a photo showing the return of the hat he wore in JURASSIC PARK. Also, Laura Dern posted a photo about her reunion with Neill for DOMINION.







MIMIC---tv series underway based on the 1997 Guillermo del Toro monster movie. Paul WS Anderson is the producer. Jim Danger Gray (HANNIBAL) is the writer.





KINGS OF AMERICA---Amy Adams will star in this Netflix miniseries about a Walmart heiress, an executive and a Walmart saleswoman and preacher who are part of the largest class action lawsuit in US history.

DISTANT---Naomi Scott (ALADDIN) and Anthony Ramos (HAMILTON) will star in this sci fi movie about an asteroid miner who escapes a disaster in space and crashes on a planet where he embarks on a journey to rescue the only other survivor, a woman trapped in her escape pod.

WHO'S THE BOSS?---Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano are returning for the Sony Pictures Television sequel series to the sitcom that ran from 1984-1992. Judith Light and Danny Pintauro might also return.

THERE BE MONSTERS---John Boyega and Darren Criss will star in this iHeartRadio podcast sci fi series about a man who infiltrates a Silicon Valley biotech firm whose products have horrific side effects.

SORCERERS---AMC tv series underway based on the novella about a Harlem man who becomes a hip hop sorcerer.

CYRANO---Peter Dinklage and Haley Bennett will return for the MGM movie musical based on the play.

TRIVIA---in the famous scene in CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, the cargo ship SS Cotopaxi, which mysteriously vanished in the Bermuda Triangle in 1925, is discovered in China's Gobi Desert where aliens left it to be found. In reality, the Cotopaxi was on a voyage from Charleston to Havana in 1925 when it sent out a distress call during a tropical storm. It was never heard from again. In January, 2020, the Cotopaxi's wreck was officially confirmed as being 35 miles off the coast of St. Augustine, Florida.

In the famous scene in CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, the cargo ship SS Cotopaxi, which mysteriously vanished in the Bermuda Triangle in 1925, is discovered in China's Gobi Desert where aliens left it to be found.




In January, 2020, the Cotopaxi's wreck was officially confirmed as being 35 miles off the coast of St. Augustine, Florida.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 10:21 AM   
 By:   ROBERT Z   (Member)

So no Alien abduction, no stellar musical code , no we came in peace , no nothing frown

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

So no Alien abduction, no stellar musical code , no we came in peace , no nothing frown

Just bad weather.

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


AVATAR---concept art released from the sequels.


To anime looking. It seems today's western artists all grew up on manga and Japanese animation and its all they know. Doesn't help pre-production work is actually being produced in Asian countries. The anime influences have been plaguing art design in comics, games and films for 20 years. I loved anime growing up but I love it because it was a unique style from a different culture.

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 11:25 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

So no Alien abduction, no stellar musical code , no we came in peace , no nothing frown

Just bad weather.


But, the air force got videos...

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 11:36 AM   
 By:   lars.blondeel   (Member)

So no Alien abduction, no stellar musical code , no we came in peace , no nothing frown

So glad Spielberg got to shoot this scene a couple of years later, there's something epic/mysterious about which enhances the original cut

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 12:07 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Close Encounters is a frustrating film for me. It has moments of greatness but has a few glaring flaws which bring it down a few pegs.

The ridiculous sequence where Neary tears up his and his neighbor's yard to throw a half-ton of dirt into his own house to make the mini-mountain in his living room. In the process he terrifies and alienates (no pun intended) his wife and children. It really took me out of the film. Also, the supposedly friendly aliens ransack a woman's house and violently abduct her son right out of her arms. Bizarre.

I've seen the different cuts of the film and prefer the 1977 theatrical version since it doesn't have the tacked-on ending where Neary goes into the mothership. Still a good film in all versions but really falls short of greatness in my eyes.



 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 6:38 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Close Encounters is a frustrating film for me. It has moments of greatness but has a few glaring flaws which bring it down a few pegs.

The ridiculous sequence where Neary tears up his and his neighbor's yard to throw a half-ton of dirt into his own house to make the mini-mountain in his living room. In the process he terrifies and alienates (no pun intended) his wife and children. It really took me out of the film. Also, the supposedly friendly aliens ransack a woman's house and violently abduct her son right out of her arms. Bizarre.

I've seen the different cuts of the film and prefer the 1977 theatrical version since it doesn't have the tacked-on ending where Neary goes into the mothership. Still a good film in all versions but really falls short of greatness in my eyes.


I was pretty young, mid teens when I saw the film and loved it. There was a lot going for it. Amazing state of the art effects, a classic symphonic score, fresh vision from a young director. It had mystery, horror, beauty, emotion. I got caught up in the whole thing. Spielberg was a master at pulling the viewer in with exceptional set pieces.

As an adult I see how ludicrous the script and story was. It was completely nonsensical. It turned me off so much I didn't watch the film again for a very long time. I recently revisited the film again and enjoy it for the exceptional craftsmanship. I kinda have to shrug off the flaws in the script.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 11:48 PM   
 By:   ROBERT Z   (Member)

Yes, for me Larry's abduction foreshadowed Poltergeist in form and really seemed a scene out of step with the film, an encounter with peaceful aliens, abducting young children in the middle of the night it's not very culturally correct in any case on Earth.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 11:50 PM   
 By:   Moonlit   (Member)

AVATAR---concept art released from the sequels.

Sequels, as in plural. Only 9 more to go, hehehe..... big grin

 
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