NTTD & Corona

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  • edited January 15 Posts: 1,161
    Tv now attracts the talents and the budgets of film. I suppose a 2 hour story in film is really only that format because of the limitations of the 1920/30s and there being no alternative.

    Cinema increasingly seems to me an anachronism. For a start there are no obnoxious, loud strangers constantly talking and eating in my living room when I watch a film. I don’t think I’ll be back once they reopen
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
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    echo wrote: »
    "They'll find an antidote."

    "Of course! If I give them enough time."

    Thanks @echo. I needed to laugh today :D
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    True, but as I said, I am not a online streamer, guess, I am an old-fashioned old fart. But, hey, I can live with that. And people who wtached THE IRISHMAN - or rather tried to do so, said, that it is really long and dragging clocking in at around 4 houres. That would be tough in a movie theatre, but starring at the computer monitor... *offtopic* I never read Harry Potter, although peole would give it to me as a gift, plus they also gave me the third film on DVD, which is still here, originally wrapped. And unwatched... When you are in your fifties, you don't want much change... :bz :ar! %-( :-\"

    I can identify somewhat. I am embracing Netflix and such more than previously. I watched The Irishman late last year and chose to watch it in halves, but it had me drawn in so much that I probably could've watched it in one sitting. No, I admit I wouldn't have watched it in a movie theater, but that goes for almost anything. Rarely did I go even before the pandemic. More than likely, that will mean when NTTD comes out or the next MI, whichever comes out first.

    I don't have any desire to watch things on my computer, YouTube and such aside, I'd just prefer to watch certain things on a large screen, especially movies.

    And I confess I have tons of unwrapped Blus and DVDs, my preferred viewing format, which is part of my not wanting much change, and that goes for 4K. While I love owning these things and knowing I can watch them any time, I watch sports more than anything else these days.
  • Posts: 547
    If you're a big movie lover/fan, Netflix sucks. Amazon Prime is much, much better for the cinephile.
  • MakeshiftPythonMakeshiftPython "I want you looking FABULOUS."
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    Prime and Netflix are pretty interchangeable for me. I've never really found an original film/show from either streaming service that grabbed me. I recently watched the first episodes of THE BOYS and THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT and I honestly do not understand the hype those shows get. It's like if anything is branded a Netflix/Prime Original they instantly become buzzworthy. Throw a Netflix logo on an actual turd and people will call it a masterpiece.
  • CraterGuns wrote: »
    If you're a big movie lover/fan, Netflix sucks. Amazon Prime is much, much better for the cinephile.

    BFI Player and Mubi have a lot of good stuff.
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    My problem is simply other people telling me I really just must watch a particular film / show / ten-season-series, but I do not have enough time in my life to follow up on every recommendation. So I have never bothered to join up for streaming.

    Friends around me IRL sometimes seem annoyed that I’ve never watched a particular show that they love.

    They seem to think that I have oodles of unallocated free time, that I spend my days just staring at the crack in the wallpaper for hours on end.

    But I have a full time job, and my free time is already allocated, between family time and dvds and books and video games and motorbike trips and the musical instrument I am learning to play, and I already do not have enough time for all these things I love to do.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
    edited January 15 Posts: 6,470
    Prime and Netflix are pretty interchangeable for me. I've never really found an original film/show from either streaming service that grabbed me. I recently watched the first episodes of THE BOYS and THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT and I honestly do not understand the hype those shows get. It's like if anything is branded a Netflix/Prime Original they instantly become buzzworthy. Throw a Netflix logo on an actual turd and people will call it a masterpiece.

    I'd have gotten rid of Netflix a long time ago if it wasn't for the documentaries. Though most Netflix original films are pretty much written off unless they're from an established name, in fairness.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Prime and Netflix are pretty interchangeable for me. I've never really found an original film/show from either streaming service that grabbed me. I recently watched the first episodes of THE BOYS and THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT and I honestly do not understand the hype those shows get. It's like if anything is branded a Netflix/Prime Original they instantly become buzzworthy. Throw a Netflix logo on an actual turd and people will call it a masterpiece.

    Definitely not the vibe I've gotten at all, as there are lots of turds and duds that both companies put out, that are despised and trashed by essentially everyone who sees them. Netflix puts out more bad than good at times, I'd say.
  • I've found loads of good films on both Netflix and Prime, including many international films and festival hits. It does take some manual digging though, as the algorithms just spew whatever is trending and based on the user's watching history.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    edited January 15 Posts: 4,407
    CraterGuns wrote: »
    If you're a big movie lover/fan, Netflix sucks. Amazon Prime is much, much better for the cinephile.

    Get both.

    Only true movie fans will get all streaming services. ;)
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    :D That must be me then.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    edited January 15 Posts: 4,407
    :D That must be me then.

    I'm basically ashamed to admit we have Netflix, Prime, Crave+HBO, Disney+, and AppleTV+. Crave+HBO came with my internet service, though, and AppleTV+ came with my phone. And we've had Prime for awhile. /embarrassed

    If I didn't have the free ones, we'd probably get rid of Prime, but that's it. Crave+HBO is great, and I want to keep Disney for future Star Wars content, and Apple for their 1st party content as well.
  • DoctorKaufmannDoctorKaufmann Can shoot you from Stuttgart and still make it look like suicide.
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    To make this clear, I don't say Netflix is crap, I just like to watch my movies for the first time on a big movie screen, tzhat's all. And I will wait for NTTD and watch it in the movie theatre. Of course I will purchase the DVD, when it comes out, and will watch it repeatedly. It's just this "first time" thing.. And AVATAR was impressive in 3D in the movie theatre, without 3D it's quite boring. And silly.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    To make this clear, I don't say Netflix is crap, I just like to watch my movies for the first time on a big movie screen, tzhat's all. And I will wait for NTTD and watch it in the movie theatre. Of course I will purchase the DVD, when it comes out, and will watch it repeatedly. It's just this "first time" thing.. And AVATAR was impressive in 3D in the movie theatre, without 3D it's quite boring. And silly.

    That's very reasonable and I agree! I'm the same. The cinema experience gets a bad rap, even on these boards, but it remains undefeated as far as I'm concerned. Even if I had the biggest TV/Projector Screen imaginable, it wouldn't have come close to the atmosphere of my first time watches of Casino Royale or Skyfall with 300-400 other excited people.
  • edited January 15 Posts: 121
    The best decision right now would be to wait 2-3 more weeks and then if necessary, delay it to May. Then wait one more month and if necessary, delay it to June. Delaying it another 6 months right away would be completely unnecessary.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    Mr_Beach wrote: »
    The best decision right now would be to wait 2-3 more weeks and then if necessary, delay it to May. Then wait one more month and if necessary, delay it to June. Delaying it another 6 months right away would be completely unnecessary.

    I don't think that's how it works.
  • Warner Bros. essentially did that with Tenet.
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
    edited January 15 Posts: 10,544
    Something like that might’ve only been possible in Tenet’s situation, as there was next to no major competition against the movie during that time. I don’t think moving NTTD week by week would be feasible when looking at other slated releases.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    They should release it on line in monthly instalments to build to a fascinating
    collectors edition ;)
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    If NTTD is moving then that will have a knock on effect ( For better or worse ) for other movies.FF9 will probably move if universal are moving Bond as they are distributing both.There are rumours of Black Widow moving to Disney+ as they cannot delay that movie any longer as it ties into events in The falcon and Winter Soldier tv show.

    Basically all big budget blockbusters will have to probably depart release dates for the first two thirds of this year at least.
  • ShakenNotStirredShakenNotStirred James Bond Will Return
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    https://collider.com/godzilla-vs-kong-release-date-hbo-max-streaming/
    Godzilla VS Kong release date moved up to March 26, in theatres and HBO Max..
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    Hypothetically, if WB were the studio to buy MGM, there'd likely be a few excited board members here.
  • SatoriousSatorious Brushing up on a little Danish
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    I've been unhappy with MGM for years, but this would be true of almost every studio - all seem fundamentally flawed in some way.

    If we look at the way WB are handling the DC franchise (poor) and the fact they didn't talk to filmmakers about moving to streaming before announcing it - "excited" isn't the word I'd use. WB has some serious issues right now! That said - they might be one of the better choices even so - I shudder to think how bland Disney might make the Bond franchise.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    Satorious wrote: »
    I've been unhappy with MGM for years, but this would be true of almost every studio - all seem fundamentally flawed in some way.

    If we look at the way WB are handling the DC franchise (poor) and the fact they didn't talk to filmmakers about moving to streaming before announcing it - "excited" isn't the word I'd use. WB has some serious issues right now! That said - they might be one of the better choices even so - I shudder to think how bland Disney might make the Bond franchise.

    Oh, creatively, I'd be worried for sure. I only meant in the sense that NTTD would be with a studio that seemingly has no problem taking a loss on a flagship blockbuster, and one that is also home to Christopher Nolan.

    I was just thinking out loud - it's not going to happen. I don't know what is happening at MGM, but with the way things are I'd be very surprised if anyone bought it anytime soon.

    Reading a lot of interesting things about the Godzilla vs Kong announcement. It seems that it's a very complicated scenario, considering there's two studios involved in the film's production and the one who invested the most stands to make the least.
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    MGM is a relic living off its former glories. The sooner the bond franchise goes elsewhere the better
  • DoctorKaufmannDoctorKaufmann Can shoot you from Stuttgart and still make it look like suicide.
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    Matt007 wrote: »
    MGM is a relic living off its former glories. The sooner the bond franchise goes elsewhere the better

    Well, in that case MGM must sell it's shares it has in EON. But please not Disney.
  • echoecho 007 in New York
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    MGM is a problem because they are perpetually cash-poor. That's not the case with Disney, Universal, or WB.

    I'd calculate, on balance, that most of the delays in the series have come from MGM, not Eon, starting with the long 1989-1995 stretch.
  • MakeshiftPythonMakeshiftPython "I want you looking FABULOUS."
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    I wouldn’t worry about WB due to their handling of DC films. EON would still be handling Bond creatively.
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    I wouldn’t worry about WB due to their handling of DC films. EON would still be handling Bond creatively.

    WB have had a few misteps, but overall i think they handle their DC movies pretty well.In the last few years they have had great success with Aquaman,Shazam,and Joker.
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