I feel like I should explain why I haven't posted the finals yet. The person (Not a member of this board) who I was using in case of a tiebreaker was gone for a few days, I will have the finals up tomorrow afternoon
In retrospect, I may have been a little too harsh about Power of Four. I have some issues with it, but it's not like it is horrible. Congrats to Power of Four on making it this far. Still though, I hope I beat it.
Also, it's another round so time for another plot detail. The dream scene for me during this movie is the beginning of the third act when Day-Lewis and Streep have Portman captured and are torturing her. Portman trying to hold her own against these two acting giants could be a sight to see. I just wish I was a talented enough writer to bring it too life.
Watson and Bean put it over the top for Dresden. Also, most video game to movie adaptations suck. The plot to Red Dead reads like a 10 hour movie, which is probably a result it being a straight adaptation of a 30 hour game. Still, a pretty great cast there too
I hated both The Matrix sequels from the moment I watched them. I also agree that the first one didn't age all that well. On the other hand, it does feel like an authentic Matrix sequel. A convoluted plot, bunch of big stars, potential for really expensive action scenes. Well done on that part. Also Craig as Agent James got a chuckle out of me.
I don't remember Traveler ever existing, but it sounds like a really awesome concept. Kinda sad I missed the show. I also still root for all of the Rock's movies to be successful, even if I don't always go to see them.
Never read or watched Dresden Files. I've heard mixed things about the books, but I have always been intrigued. The casting of Emma Watson and Sean Bean together is pretty awesome. I actually know the girl who is the semi-official model for Molly Carpenter:
I think The Arsenal feels familiar because it is Tarantino writing a revenge movie staring Uma Thurman with going by the name "Widow" which isn't really very different then her going by "The Bride" in a Tarantino revenge movie.
I loved Primal Fear, but I hate the recasting of Gere. He did a great job in the first one. Chandler did dominate FNL, but I just don't see the point of a recast. The other recastings I don't really care about.
I've never read Runaways, but my love of comic book movies means I'd be guaranteed to see it. Probably opening weekend.
Obviously I vote for me, but I think my second choice would prolly be House. I like that Power of 4 is an original concept, but it doesn't do it for me. Wolverine and the cast of Batman Begins teaming with four Captain America's to battle a group of super japs and nazi's feels a little too fan fic/B movie to me. Also, isn't Bruce Lee Chinese not Japanese?
I feel bad going against one of the other people not doing a sequel or adaptation, but there it is.
They say that wizards are subtle and quick to anger. They’re half right about that.
Welcome to the Windy City of Chicago, home of Wrigley Field, deep dish pizza, and the world’s only open, practicing wizard. Harry Dresden is a wizard for hire; Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates.No Love Potions, Endless Purses, Parties or Other Entertainment.
Harry has helped to save the city and the world more times then most people realize, but what he wants more then anything is a day where he can just kick back and relax with a beer and his dog Mouse. Unfortunately, today isn’t one of those days. What starts as a consultation for a child abduction for his friend on Chicago PD, Karrin Murphy, turns into an elaborate web as Harry realizes that the child in question is the Archive. The Archive, or Ivy as Harry has nicknamed her, can access any piece of information ever written down in the history of mankind, even ancient and lost tomes of magic.
Harry suspects the Red Court Vampires, led by Duke Ortega, to be involved, along with his lieutenant, the beautiful and deadly Bianca. But if these things weren’t enough, Harry’s apprentice, Molly Carpenter along with her parents, Michael and Chastity have vanished. And Kincaid, Ivy’s protector and mercenary, is tearing through the town, from its mafia underworld to the highest realms of the supernatural, heedless of the destruction he’s causing in his quest to get her back.
Harry has only so long before Ortega can exploit the girl’s vast knowledge and to find his friends. But are these things linked? Can Harry solve the mysteries, recover the girl, find his friends, and pay the rent?
His name is Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden. Conjure by it at your own risk. When things get strange, when what goes bump in the night flicks on the lights, when no one else can help you, give him a call. He’s in the book.
Presenting an all new story of The Dresden Files, written by Joss Whedon and directed by Robert Rodriguez. With an award winning score by Hans Zimmer and the original author, Jim Butcher serving as creative consultant, this film comes to you Winter, 2014.
In the year 2148, explorers on Mars discovered the remains of an ancient spacefaring civilization. In the decades that followed, these mysterious artifacts revealed startling new technologies, enabling travel to the furthest stars. The basis for this incredible technology was a force that controlled the very fabric of space and time.
They called it the greatest discovery in human history.
The civilizations of the galaxy call it...
The story focuses on the protagonist, Commander Shepard, and his quest to stop the rogue Spectre Saren Arterius from leading an army of geth, sentient machines, to conquer the galaxy. During pursuit of Saren, Shepard learns of a far greater threat in the form of the Reapers. Saren has been mentally enslaved by the Reaper vanguard Sovereign, sent into Citadel Space to initiate the purge of all advanced sentient life in the galaxy, a cycle repeated by the Reapers every 50,000 years.
Brad Pitt as Commander Shepard
Michael Fassbender as Saren Arterius
Michelle Rodriguez as Ashley Williams
Karl Urban as Kaidan Alenko
Cillian Murphy as Garrus Vakarian
Mila Kunis as Liara T'Soni
Mickey Rourke as Urdnot Wrex
Scarlett Johansson as Tali'Zorah
Dennis Haysbert as Captain David Anderson
Seth Green as Jeff "Joker" Moreau
Director: Steven Spielberg Writer: Drew Karpyshyn Composer: Jack Wall