thedude-abides

thedude-abides

Joined April 5th, 2009

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5 months ago
thedude-abides commented on a news article
‘Twin Peaks’ Loses David Lynch Over Money; Show Will Go On

‘Twin Peaks’ Loses David Lynch Over Money; Show Will Go On

Well, I think it's safe to say I won't be watching this anymore. There's a reason why Showtime's series', while good, aren't on the same level as HBO. This is a primary example.
5 months ago
thedude-abides commented on a news article
‘Metal Gear Solid’ Movie Brings in ‘Monsters 2’ Writer

‘Metal Gear Solid’ Movie Brings in ‘Monsters 2’ Writer

Never heard of him. Not a fan of how this one is shaping up. And to think this was the one game that could bring some validity and stability to the genre.
5 months ago
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6 months ago
thedude-abides commented on a news article
Eddie Redmayne Becomes a Woman in ‘Danish Girl’ Photo

Eddie Redmayne Becomes a Woman in ‘Danish Girl’ Photo

He'll be up for the Oscar again next year for this performance
6 months ago
thedude-abides commented on a news article
Neill Blomkamp: I Messed Up ‘Elysium’!

Neill Blomkamp: I Messed Up ‘Elysium’!

Cool to hear him admit Elysium didn't live up to his expectations the way he had envisioned, which is kinda puzzling considering he penned the script. It would've been cooler still to not hear him lavish on about how caught up he gets with concepts after hearing his mea culpa. I personally look for Chappie to be even more of a letdown.
9 months ago
thedude-abides commented on a news article
‘James Bond 24’ Casts Christoph Waltz as the Main Villain?

‘James Bond 24’ Casts Christoph Waltz as the Main Villain?

Sam Mendes directing, Daniel Craig returning as Bond, Christoph Waltz as the main villain, and Sam Smith on the mic? This could be shaping up to be every bit as good as Skyfall, if not better.
9 months ago
thedude-abides commented on a news article
Will Christopher Nolan Direct a ‘Star Wars’ or ‘James Bond’ Movie?

Will Christopher Nolan Direct a ‘Star Wars’ or ‘James Bond’ Movie?

@thedude1 That's good to hear. I'm sure my rating won't be far off, but I may point to some of those weaknesses you alluded to more so than others.
9 months ago
thedude-abides commented on a news article
Will Christopher Nolan Direct a ‘Star Wars’ or ‘James Bond’ Movie?

Will Christopher Nolan Direct a ‘Star Wars’ or ‘James Bond’ Movie?

@thedude1 I appreciate that, man. I look forward to hearing yours as well.
9 months ago
thedude-abides commented on a news article
Will Christopher Nolan Direct a ‘Star Wars’ or ‘James Bond’ Movie?

Will Christopher Nolan Direct a ‘Star Wars’ or ‘James Bond’ Movie?

@thedude1 Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to see it yet due to its lengthy runtime. I'm planning on seeing it Thursday or Friday. I'd be happy to revisit the subject at that point, however.
10 months ago
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10 months ago
thedude-abides commented on a news article
Quentin Tarantino Will Retire After Directing 10 Movies

Quentin Tarantino Will Retire After Directing 10 Movies

He's been saying this since at least '09. He also said he was shelving The Hateful Eight permanently and look how that worked out for him. If he calls it quits any time soon it'll be more because he's afraid he's losing his grip on the medium, as he's stated on numerous occasions when referencing other great directors after having reached a certain age. In any event, I'll believe it when I see it.
10 months ago
thedude-abides commented on a news article
Will Christopher Nolan Direct a ‘Star Wars’ or ‘James Bond’ Movie?

Will Christopher Nolan Direct a ‘Star Wars’ or ‘James Bond’ Movie?

@brian That statement is so egregious on so many levels I don't even know where to begin. There are far more and better creative minds at work in Hollywood than those of Nolan and Fincher. They're fringe top-10 when it comes to the best directors of today. And to say they don't need to "waste" their time with "franchise drivel", I assume you're ignoring the seven years Nolan spent making Batman, a franchise with one more installment (7) than Star Wars (6), and tied with the Fast & Furious for fourth most overall outside of Harry Potter (8), Star Trek (12), and 007 (23). But I do agree with the premise of your argument in that they'd both be better off doing original projects.
10 months ago
thedude-abides commented on a news article
‘James Bond 24’ Theme Song to Be Performed by Sam Smith?

‘James Bond 24’ Theme Song to Be Performed by Sam Smith?

Awesome choice. I'd've been more than fine with either one.
10 months ago
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