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  1. Yes. He thanked me for coming out to see the film that he made just for me.
  2. Apparently The last MI film (the one with Henry Cavill; I don't know that frachise) there's an actual shot of Cruise shattering his ankle that actually made it into the film. And Tug Speedman can't even cry.
  3. That lines up with what Box office mojo are reporting. That figure is for the 4 days (Friday to Monday). https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl2500036097/?ref_=bo_hm_rd Note: that $300m world wide figure does not include China. The film hasn't opened there yet. Apparently the Chinese censors have a problem with a patch or a sticker related to Taiwan or something.
  4. So I looked up the director of Iron Eagle because why not. This guy has had quite an extensive career https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidney_J._Furie However, not to disparage the guy, his '80's filmography definitely has a "whatever will support my coke habit" vibe to it.
  5. Yeah, that "zeitgeist" Ran was referring to probably involved vicarious revenge against "not the" Iranians, for thumbing their noses at the USA and getting aways with it. Also giving the Russians what for, by god.
  6. That's interesting. I could have sworn Iron Eagle came out a year later.
  7. - Yeah well, Iron Eagle completely ripped off Top Gun, so expect an Iron Eagle sequel in a few years. Good soundtrack that 'Eagle movie. Has anyone ever even seen Iron Eagle 2?
  8. Because THUH POWAH!!! Yeah it's... It's the powah.
  9. Such a thing probably exists somewhere, but that plane was made up.
  10. I saw Top Gun: "The Maverick" today... I went to some insane theater with a seriously powerful sound system and leather recliners that vibrated with the boomier parts of the soundtrack. Fantastico. ... With my brother who is a former Air Force technician who worked on CF-18's, which are somewhat sexier than the American F-18's but somewhat less sexy than the F-18E super hornets in the film. He reports that: As for the film itself, Jesus Christ that last 45 minutes was intense. Wow. I'm calling it right now: Oscar nomination for VFX and a likely Oscar win for film editing.
  11. He's got two movies coming out and three currently filming according to IMDB Too damn young. It's been a while since I've seen it but No Escape was underrated I thought. He gave the performance of a lifetime in Goodfellas.
  12. Tracking. I miss tracking. There was something so satisfying about tracking. Sigh....... Tracking. ETA: Also pausing. If you had a VCR that could pause "clean"; Dad knew he got a good deal on this doodad, boy howdy.
  13. "Unobtainium" is cool. I'm sure it's hit urban dictionary by now, but at the time it was still an inside joke among engineers and designers. It's basically a shorthand for, "This isn't going to work". If you have to build your widget out of an alloy so exotic that it doesn't even exist, yo need to go back to the drawing board. It's a bullshit science-fiction-y sounding name that's very obviously a bullshit science-fiction-y sounding name. Narratively it's a proxy for oil, or gold, or whatever commodity people are willing to make other people suffer for. Case in point.
  14. Did no one "buzz the tower"? Oh, next you're going to tell me no one loves mom and apple pie. Actually, considering what's happened in the interval, it's a virtual certainty that several of those aviators are actually gay.
  15. This man's fury can only be quenched with butts. He demands them. He must have them.
  16. I'd really like to see a BTS film about the making of Jibaro. I can't believe that thing is 100% computer animated. I can see how they might get some of those camera effects (shake, motion blur, shallow depth of field, bokeh) virtually. But they must have had footage of the Amazon at a bare minimum. The actors look more like real people who've been touched up digitally than purely CGI creations.
  17. Ah, the '80's "Target of opportunity" more like. Inspired so-and-so's running to join the military after this film hit likely preceded the active recruitment program related to it. Still, compared to other '80's war cinema, TG wasn't nearly as insidious as most of the Vietnam war stuff that came out; which reframed the war to make America the victim and/or trucked in the POW conspiracy idiocy. This was obvious bullshit and was ultimately proven false, but that didn't stop the belief the evil VC were holding Americans in prison camps 10 years after the was was over because why not. You know it.
  18. I pretty sure the Secretary of Agriculture in 3 Robots was actually series co-creator Tim Miller. It's almost an Easter egg but I'll allow it.
  19. I was thinking about his scores for Blade Runner and Chariots of Fire. Chariots of Fire was a substantial critical and commercial hit and won 3 oscars that year, including best picture. The Chariots of Fire score was probably one of the most recognizable of the 1980's; second only to Star Wars and, maybe, Superman. He won an academy award for that. But, aside from the score, Chariots of Fire has largely fallen down the memory hole. On the other hand, Blade Runner failed at the box office, received very mixed reviews from critics and very little awards recognition. He never received an Oscar nomination for the score. But today (thanks to home video and subsequent restorations) the film is acknowledged as an important influential work of science fiction and the score is instantly recognizable and amazing. He was ahead of his time. For me, there was a trend in the late '70's early '80's of synth scores in popular movies. Personally, I hated them. They always sounded thin and uninspiring to me. The exception is Blade Runner, which is brilliant. Best Score that year went to John Williams for ET. Off the top of my head I couldn't tell you what it sounds like.
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