Open Discussion – October 28, 2011

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about vic1 Open Discussion   October 28, 2011As usual – talk about whatever you like as long as it’s related to movies, TV or Screen Rant itself – just remember to play nice. icon smile Open Discussion   October 28, 2011

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  1. A stuntman has died on the set of ‘Expendables 2.’

    Thoughts and prayers go out to the man’s family, as well as the other who is currently hospitalized, if I read the report correctly.

    • Is it too early for a Chuck Norris joke?

      • Loki: I have an army
        Stark: We have a Chuck Norris

        • Odin: And we have a Bruce Lee. ;)

          • Zeus: And we have an Ip Man. :-D

  2. Just on a tv note… the world series has been wonderful being from Texas… and while last nights game was amazing, it ended feeling very defeated :/

    • That game almost gave me a heart attack!

      Not sure i am going to survive tonight’s game. Win or lose.

  3. So… they’re making Sherlock Holmes 3! :D
    I wonder if SH3 will be a standalone story, or if it’ll continue with the “Moriarty story” from SH2:
    SH1 was kinda a lead-in to SH2, so I guess it’s possible SH2 will introduce the story for SH3?

    Anyway, I’m hoping it’ll be awesome all the same.

  4. I’m looking for some good horror films for this weekend. Anyone have suggestions?

    And for the record, I can’t watch any of those shaky cam films. Motion makes me sick. But any other suggestions are appreciated.

    • Im a fan of the older stuff, I dont like the new gore craze… The original The Thing and Event Horizon are two of my favorites (I know these have gore as well,I just dont like the hacking people up for the heck of it type of movies), but I’m sure you’ve seen them. Then there is the same old list…The Exorcist, Alien, Aliens, Poltrigiest, Dog Soldiers…I actually just watched Splice the other day, I dont know if I would call it horror, but it wasnt bad. Hope that helped

    • @Stritch

      Some good horror films are: Halloween, Nightmare on Elm St., Insidious, The Exorcist, The Shining, Let Me In, Friday the 13th, Psycho, Scream, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

      • I agree with this list (if these are all the originals, I’m not keen on remakes) and I’d add: The Amityville Horror, Rosemary’s Baby, Dawn of the Dead, Night of the Living Dead, and the Evil Dead franchise.

    • I really liked the Nightmare on Elm Street remake. Has some neat shocking moments in it.

    • I think “The Orphanage” is also a good, disturbing film…as well as “Let the Right One In”.

    • If u have AMC Fearfest is going on thru the weekend till Halloween I watched the original Halloween the other day.

    • Might I add Carnival of Souls (1962)? It’s available on Netflix Instant

  5. Ever see 1980′s The Changeling with George C. Scott? It’s a creepy ghost story that I enjoy watching. I don’t recall any gore or blood.

    • The above comment is a response for Strich. Sorry about that.

  6. Hey gang,

    We’ve converted our PA3 spoiler post into a PA3 ending explanation article that also ties together all three films. Someone was asking about it so I thought I’d let you know.

    Vic

    • Vic

      I know you have limited staff but will there be a review of Anonymous?

      • Yes, we’ll be reviewing Anonymous.

        Vic

        • You are my Zordon.

  7. Anyone see the new Immortals television spot? Seems like they are poking fun at somebody with it by making reference to the sexy oracles, muscle-bound men, and mass deaths that are supposed to happen in the film.

  8. The final season premiere of Chuck is tonight along with the debut of Grimm. I have a feeling that dueling for ratings with Game 7 of the World Series is probably a bad idea.

    • The World Series could have been over so, I don’t think they thought about that too much. Ironically they are putting Chuck and Grimm on opposite Nikita and Supernatural, which are very similar shows. Might be part of the strategy.

      • Grimm will be up against Fringe too. Genre night done right. I’m a fan of Supernatural but I’ll give Grimm a look OnDemand.

        • Totally forgot about Fringe, I lost interest when Fox keeping moving it and I thought they were going to do their usual and cancel it. Grimm was okay, but when you bring up the fact that there are actually two other shows that would draw a similar viewer the choice of time slot might be a set up for failure.

        • Fringe was postponed till last week.

          anyway, ratings came in, chuck dissapointed with 3.1 million viewers and Grimm did better than expected with 6 million viewers.

  9. Oh man… Has anyone else seen this??

    possible major spoiler for The Avengers
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    http://comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MarvelFreshman/news/?a=49038

    • This is probably just a joke. I can´t imagine Marvel putting out spoilers just like that.

      • Always figured Thanos was the one who gave Loki his “army”.

    • Doubt the Infinity Gauntlet will have a major role in The Avengers (however I do think that the blue-glowing-thing on Loki’s staff is indeed the mind gem – IMO).
      IF the glove does feature in the film, I’m almost certain it will be in the “button”/post-credit scene at the end – and NOT in the actual film.

      Just remember: “comicbookmovie.com” is one of the most unreliable sites for info — most of the stuff you read there, can be boiled down to invalid rumors IMHO.

  10. After watching The Girl With Dragon Tattoo trailer (as much as I hate whole reboot remake or make for Americans thing it’s so damn classy) I got this idea. How about Screen Rant annual trailer award & choice? Listing 10 good trailers that released in that year and choosing one for winner.

    Or trailers way too much commercial for to do that?

  11. Mickey Rourke told Superhero Hype that Marvel cut his best scenes from Iron Man 2.
    Has anybody seen any deleted scenes with Rourke?
    I cant seem to find any.

    • Mickey Rourke was the main reason IM2 was a failure IMO.

      He (and his stupid “burd”) took up so much screentime that could have been used MUCH more efficiently (for plot development or more action). Hell, Whiplash’s “burd” had more screentime than the War Machine! :(

      In fact, when they were developing IM2, they were going to have two Russians (the Crimson Dynamo AND Whiplash), but as soon as Mickey, the diva, Rourke signed on, they had to scrap that plan because of all of Rourke’s “creative ideas for Whiplash” (i.e. the prison scene, the “burd”, etc.)

      So… Rourke’s best scenes were cut? I say: Boo-hoo, he ruined the movie in the first place, and if Favreou wasn’t such a pushover (no offence), we would have had a much better sequel.

      • IM2 failed on a lot of levels but that blame does not rest soley on Rourke shoulders. His performance wasn’t great but it also wasn’t horrible either.

        And it is prolly for the better there was only one russian as IM2 was already too convoluted. IM2 had too many pieces/characters going in different directions. IM2 was a fail when they decided to make an Avengers bridge instead of its own movie.

        • Mickey Rourke speaks on Marvel Studios interfering with Faverau’s as director:

          “I try to find the moments where [the villian is] not that cliched, evil bad guy and it’s a big fight. I had it on ‘Iron Man’ and they won. It was going to work for Marvel and them breaking Jon Favreau’s balls and wanting just a one-dimensional villain. The performance and all the things that I tried to bring to it end up on the f–ing floor. That can cause you not to care as much. To not to want to put that effort in to try and make it an intelligent bad guy or a bad guy who is justified in what his reasons are.”

          Link:
          http://flickeringmyth.blogspot.com/2011/10/mickey-rourke-talks-sin-city-2-and-hits.html

        • At what point did I say Rourke was the ONLY reason the movie failed? ;)
          If you look at my original comment, I said he was the MAIN reason it failed (although, in retrospect, I think Marvel’s interference did damage the movie more than Rourke’s performance/”ideas” — I’ll grant you that much ;))

          I actually also said “if Favreou wasn’t such a push-over we would have had a much better sequel.” — when I said that, I meant that if Rourke and Marvel didn’t walk all over Favreou and diminished his superiority, it would have been a lot better.

          I think we can all agree: if not for Rourke (and, granted, Marvel Studios with all the references), we would probably have had an awesome sequel.