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  1. Chuck Anstey

    Jungle Cruise (2021)

    This looks good but it looks like a almost a straight scene and plot point ripoff of Brendan Fraser's The Mummy. Rogue handsome badass guy leads brother and sister to ancient location in a light hearted comedy complete with library ladder scene. Looks like they even have the airship boat...
  2. Chuck Anstey

    Dune (2021)

    The mini-series did the book justice and was quite accurate with only a few changes. It cannot really be improved upon other than the obvious stage shots and if such a movie would make the 100's of millions I am sure the studio is looking for, it would have and obviously didn't. So instead we...
  3. Chuck Anstey

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (June 22, 2018)

    I enjoyed the movie well enough up to the ending. I thought they did a decent job of making a slightly different and entertaining take on the same motivations that all 4 previous JP movie had. Evil Greedy Corporations and incredibly stupid people try to manage dinosaurs with mayhem ensuing...
  4. Chuck Anstey

    Avengers: Infinity War -- Spoilers Thread

    Regardless of the reproduction rate of a society, doubling the population after losing 50% to get back to where we are now will only take a tiny fraction of the time the society has been in existence. The longer the reproduction rate, the longer it took the society to get to their current...
  5. Chuck Anstey

    Avengers: Infinity War -- Spoilers Thread

    The plot hole of Thanos' plan is that it doesn't actually accomplish his goal of extending resources and greatly delaying destruction from over population and over consumption. On Earth it would take about 30 years to have the population back to where it is now. Only 50% is utterly pointless...
  6. Chuck Anstey

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (June 22, 2018)

    The problem I have with the Jurassic Park movies is they are supposedly smart people doing really really stupid things that even stupid people wouldn't do to create the conflict. The first trailer seemed like it would avoid the really really stupid things part, other than thinking they could...
  7. Chuck Anstey

    Skyscraper (2018)

    Best movie poster edit, ever. Gravity : A lot stronger in real life than Hollywood would have you believe.
  8. Chuck Anstey

    Regal testing surge based movie pricing

    Already done with reserved seating and having to pay a surcharge to get the reservation because it is only allowed if you use online, which has a surcharge.
  9. Chuck Anstey

    Regal testing surge based movie pricing

    I'm surprised they don't use this pricing, not for big tent poll movies vs lesser movies, but simply opening weekend costs more. If you are in a hurry to see it, it will cost an extra buck or two. Wait a week or two and it is normal pricing. "Sold out" showings indicated you charged too...
  10. Chuck Anstey

    Thor: Ragnarok (11/3/2017)

    Our family thought it was really good but did anyone else notice this movie is pretty much a Borderlands movie if it was done 80's style with MCU characters? There were so many sequences, music bits, sound sequences, and some of the plot lines from the game I can't imagine there won't be some...
  11. Chuck Anstey

    Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    My wife and I saw the film on opening night because I was really looking forward to it. As a whole I mostly enjoyed it but I can't help but see it as a huge series of missed opportunities. The villain's plot was actually quite believable for a global threat and props to the writers for coming...
  12. Chuck Anstey

    Indiana Jones 5 (2023)

    For me, I don't care about whether it is child, grandchild, man, woman or reboot and whether it is set in the past or modern times. What I care about most is that whatever movie is created under the Indiana Jones name that it is as fun, entertaining, and as mildly intelligent as Raiders of the...
  13. Chuck Anstey

    Marvel's GUARDIANS of the GALAXY Vol. 2: May 5th, 2017

    I completely agree that the mass murder scene was out of place. What really makes it a clearly wrong choice to me is when they are walking along and the bodies are just falling. Did everyone associated with the decisions look at that scene and go "This is just perfect!" and no one went "Umm...
  14. Chuck Anstey

    IMAX sticks a fork in 3D

    It seems like a fair number of posters here seem to think of 3D as the equivalent of color grading the final product. As long as the final product has 3D, i.e. the right color grading for the intended look, then it is good 3D. I could not disagree more. I see conversions or the scripted "I...
  15. Chuck Anstey

    IMAX sticks a fork in 3D

    3D is in its sorry state at this time for these simple reasons. 1. Directors did not and were not going to spend the time to improve their craft to understand how to use 3D cameras correctly and how to use 3D effectively for visual effect, sans a few less popular directors who did. So what we...
  16. Chuck Anstey

    Despicable M3

    My wife and I saw DM3 opening weekend and we both disagree with the negative reviews. These spy type of movies are made or broken by the quality of the villain and DM3 had the best villain of the 3 by far. The plot actually made sense and had a natural flow from start to finish, except again...
  17. Chuck Anstey

    Star Trek Beyond (2016)

    From the trailer, I thought the smaller ship later was simply a hack job reconstructing broken pieces of the Enterprise that had crashed on the planet into a somewhat workable ship.
  18. Chuck Anstey

    Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

    To my 11yo self seeing the movie in the theater, it was a disappointment. Since I had only seen TOS in syndication and not understanding what syndication was, it seemed like the TV show had only been off the air for a few years along with all the rumors that it was coming back to TV. It was...
  19. Chuck Anstey

    3D How the Studios, Theatre Owners, and TV Manufacturers All But Killed 3D

    That sounds a lot like what I posted earlier about 3D but I'll make one comment that I mentioned before. Watching 3D is an active action. It is not passive like listening to stereo, 5.1 or infinity.infinity speaker setup. So even if the cost was the same, wearing 3D glasses for a 95% 2D movie...
  20. Chuck Anstey

    3D How the Studios, Theatre Owners, and TV Manufacturers All But Killed 3D

    Our local theaters are still pushing 3D as hard as ever. SW:TFA was shown 35 times a day at the local Regal theater, 23 of them 3D with only 12 2D. Another theater was showing it 9 times with 5 3D and 4 2D but the 2D was really early or really late with prime times being 3D only. On the big...
  21. Chuck Anstey

    What are you playing right now?

    Fallout 4 Fallout 4 Fallout 4 and Fallout 4 I'm still disappointed in the story and the overall Commonwealth design where 99% of everyone and everything outside of a settlement was to kill you on sight but there is so much to explore and different character builds to try and mods that fix...
  22. Chuck Anstey

    Star Trek Beyond (2016)

    From Simon Pegg's comments of more Trek stuff, I wonder if it is a version of A Private Little War because it appears that the baddie might be using technology to enslave the inhabitants. Otherwise the Prime Directive would be off the table since the Enterprise is destroyed so they have high...
  23. Chuck Anstey

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

    Because it contained the energy of an entire sun and when they blew up the containment field device the energy would just be released in a massive explosion.
  24. Chuck Anstey

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

    I thought the movie had the right balance of humor and seriousness to make it for a younger audience without being kiddie. But as the movie went on, it was so clear that JJ Abrams is completely devoid of new ideas like I thought he was after Star Trek : The Remake of Khan. The first half of...
  25. Chuck Anstey

    Bethesda's next Fallout decloaks

    After 17 hours into it, it definitely has way more of a FO3 feel than FO:NV. Relatively very few people and no sense of a connected wasteland, just small pockets of unrelated groups or areas. Sort of like every grouping is a "Republic of Dave". It is interesting that what I wanted in FO4...
  26. Chuck Anstey

    Bethesda's next Fallout decloaks

    Multiple factions sounds good. I'm at least hoping my dad is a little more than disappointed if I nuke a town.
  27. Chuck Anstey

    Bethesda's next Fallout decloaks

    That last trailer looks like it gives away much of the plot and certainly strongly hints at my theory of our hero. Still hoping for more New Vegas than FO3 but given the references to FO3 and wasteland design more like FO3, I don't have much hope on that count. The 'build your own town' looks...
  28. Chuck Anstey

    Star Wars Ep. VII Megathread: The Force Awakens

    All these theories about Luke, I just go with a very basic one. At the end of Jedi, Luke went into self-exile rather than train new Jedi, some of which would turn to the dark side and start the whole galaxy war all over again and the Jedi truly become myth. However the plan fails on its face...
  29. Chuck Anstey

    Bethesda's next Fallout decloaks

    Fallout 3 : Skyrim with guns. As in a short main quest with a bunch of unrelated side-quests and no matter how good or evil you are, the main quest plays out exactly the same and your actions have no impact on the world. Fallout New Vegas: Fallout 3 except more civilized and one of the few...
  30. Chuck Anstey

    Win a Denon X5200W 9.2 channel Dolby Atmos AVR with a copy of Mad Max Fury Road!

    My ideal setup would be for everyone who entered to win one rather than we will all eventually win one at the rate of one a month. Then we can all discuss how awesome Dolby Atmos because we all have it.