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Easy, he didn't make Chinatown.
Okay thats funny for real, but on a more serious note, sorry, the idea that accusations against abusers should be kept hushed up *just in case* really defeats the entire purpose. I'm not disagreeing that allegation can be terribly destructive to a persons life but then again, repeatedly raping children can be pretty harmful too. So I tend to side with the abused on issues like this, even if it means we have to deal with the possibility of false accusations. The important thing is that victims are supported and the accused rights are upheld. But thats hard for people to handle I think, and I get why, it's not an easy balance to keep.
 
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I'm not in disagreement with you there Espy, you certainly want to foster an environment where the abused can feel safe about coming forward. Truthfully what needs to happen is for society to wait on the Justice System a little bit before grabbing their torches and pitchforks. Dave's idea comes from a good intention and place.
 

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I'm not in disagreement with you there Espy, you certainly want to foster an environment where the abused can feel safe about coming forward. Truthfully what needs to happen is for society to wait on the Justice System a little bit before grabbing their torches and pitchforks. Dave's idea comes from a good intention and place.
Oh, I know you weren't disagreeing, I just honestly thought your statement was funny :)

Yeah, I think Dave's comment is right on in the sense that it wants to make sure that those accused aren't tarred and feathered before any real judgement is passed by our legal system. Thats a good thought. Sadly, I'm not sure of any way to deal with the court of public opinion that doesn't really just push victims into the shadows further. Honestly I think it's just a case of that old saying, "It's not a perfect system but it's the best we can come up with" you know?
 
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It seems to me shining a big spotlight on such a sensitive issue can be harmful to the victim as well. Consider your reasons for making such things truly public. Your own sense that justice being carried out? You feel like you can scrutinize the proceedings better? Those kinds of reasons are nice for you and I but the only thing the victim needs is for a competent justice system to evaluate and judge the allegations based on the evidence. You and I are the public and so making things public is for our benefit and no one else's.
 
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#78
Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will no longer be writing movies together.

Well....this is possibly a mixed blessing. They're....well, the worst writers of all time, together. Apart, it just might allow them to jack their shitty barely literate jizz into more movies separately.

Orci lobbying to direct third Star Trek reboot.

NO, GOD DAMN IT. FUCK.

This truther fucking moron needs to die.
That just means DOUBLE the amount of crap movie scripts with horribly forced fan service!
 
#79
Those dudes are really good at their jobs. They're really efficient money-making machines. It's not like they're rolling up and ruining cinema classics in waiting.
 
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#80
Whatever Faustian deal they made for success, it isn't from being good scriptwriters.
 
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#81
Whatever Faustian deal they made for success, it isn't from being good scriptwriters.
It is if you define "good scriptwriter" as someone who consistently gives audiences what they want. Your beef is with people having poor taste, not the ones who cater to them IMO.
 
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It is if you define "good scriptwriter" as someone who consistently gives audiences what they want. Your beef is with people having poor taste, not the ones who cater to them IMO.
You can blame audiences (I do) and screenwriters (I also do) all day long. It makes me feel better to dislike these guys, because they are the literal worst popular writers in Hollywood, bar none (maybe Lindleoff too, fuck that guy).

It makes it easier to dislike them as well because Orci is a crazy right wing conspiracy truther.
 
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The plot has been revealed for the Goosebumps film.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=117452

The premise concerns the idea that the various monsters from the Goosebumps books are real, but kept locked away and in check by R. L. Stine writing stories using them. Sure, it's treading similar territory to We Craven's New Nightmare, but it's not a terrible idea for a Goosebumps film. I was honestly expecting something far stupider. I still don't have a lot of hope, but at least the basic story idea isn't a stupid one.
 
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#85
So, for that Batman Superman movie they have cast Cyborg, Wonder Woman and now Jason Mamoa as a rumoured Aquaman (My guess is he's going to play another football player for Metropolis and not Aquaman, but I don't know nothin').

SHIT'S GONNA SUUUUUUUCK.
 
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#86
Superman IS still in this movie about Superman, right?

Oh, who am I kidding. He wasn't even in the last one.
 
#88
I'm still pretty excited for Batman vs Superman. Ben Affleck owns, Jesse Eisenberg is a great actor, and Gal Gadot(sic?) should be great as Wonder Woman. I couldn't give half a fuck that he snapped Zod's neck, the action set pieces in Man of Steel were pretty stunning and some of Snyder's best work (faint praise, but).
 
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I'm still pretty excited for Batman vs Superman. Ben Affleck owns, Jesse Eisenberg is a great actor, and Gal Gadot(sic?) should be great as Wonder Woman. I couldn't give half a fuck that he snapped Zod's neck, the action set pieces in Man of Steel were pretty stunning and some of Snyder's best work (faint praise, but).
-Who gives a fuck about the characters, the people playing the actors are names that are good and the special effects were amazing!-

Michael Bay will never want for money with audiences like Charlie. :rofl:
 
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I'm still pretty excited for Batman vs Superman. Ben Affleck owns, Jesse Eisenberg is a great actor, and Gal Gadot(sic?) should be great as Wonder Woman. I couldn't give half a fuck that he snapped Zod's neck, the action set pieces in Man of Steel were pretty stunning and some of Snyder's best work (faint praise, but).
Still sounds like it'll be a bloated mess.
 

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Still sounds like it'll be a bloated mess.
I say this as a fan of Man of Steel and someone excited for BvS: I'm a little worried about them throwing to much in, however I expect they are casting far more for the Justice League film than this movie. Expect the other character to be very minor or show up at the end, heralding the next film, etc. That wouldn't surprise me at all.
 
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Does WB have any comprehension as to why and how The Avengers worked out so well?

Imagine if we just had Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk, and then The Avengers came out. That's what it feels like they're doing.
 
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Does WB have any comprehension as to why and how The Avengers worked out so well?
No. Not even a clue. This is suits at a studio seeing something be successful, and ordering their underlings to make the fastest/simplest copy they can in hopes of jumping on the bandwagon.

These movies are going to be garbage.
 
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No. Not even a clue. This is suits at a studio seeing something be successful, and ordering their underlings to make the fastest/simplest copy they can in hopes of jumping on the bandwagon.

These movies are going to be garbage.
Not just Warner Bros., but Sony as well. They've already announced two sequels after Amazing Spider-Man 2 and spin-offs centered around Venom and the Sinister Six. Their cash-grab schemes are going to blow up in their faces.
 
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Not just Warner Bros., but Sony as well. They've already announced two sequels after Amazing Spider-Man 2 and spin-offs centered around Venom and the Sinister Six. Their cash-grab schemes are going to blow up in their faces.
Uuugggggghhhhh.... not Venom.
 
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Uuugggggghhhhh.... not Venom.
Afraid so. From what I've heard, they may even show the symbiote in Amazing Spider-Man 2 near the end.

By the way, I've decided to ignore intellect and will be catching it on Thursday night. If it's as bad as it seems, then expect one heck of a write-up from me about it and what Sony is planning.
 
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Afraid so. From what I've heard, they may even show the symbiote in Amazing Spider-Man 2 near the end.

By the way, I've decided to ignore intellect and will be catching it on Thursday night. If it's as bad as it seems, then expect one heck of a write-up from me about it and what Sony is planning.
So Electro, Rhino, Green Goblin (but not by the person who appeared in the end credits of the previous movie), Doctor Octopus's gear, hints of the Vulture, and Venom.

I cannot conceive of this being a good movie.
 
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So Electro, Rhino, Green Goblin (but not by the person who appeared in the end credits of the previous movie), Doctor Octopus's gear, hints of the Vulture, and Venom.

I cannot conceive of this being a good movie.
I couldn't conceive of it being a good movie considering what garbage the first one was.
 
Haters gonna hate, Amazing Spider-Man owned, I'm really excited for this one as well, I like movies with a lot of exciting characters played by good actors :D
 
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