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Old January 26 2013, 05:52 AM   #301
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I've never seen a JJ Abrams directed project that I found even remotely enjoyable, so I'm mildly disappointed. I was hoping they'd go with a different director. I'm sure it will be a step up from the prequels, but that's not really saying much. Hopefully it'll be good but I'm pretty uninterested in the whole thing until we hear more story details.
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Old January 26 2013, 05:52 AM   #302
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I'll go against the grain and say I think Ben Affleck is a good director. He gets a ton of crap for bad films he's acted in during his career and the whole "Bennifer" tabloid relationship but his directorial catalogue is actually solid and the films are pretty good. I think his real talent lay in directing films and not acting in them, so if a guy like Ben ever gets the nod to helm a major franchise film like Trek or Wars I'd give him the benefit of the doubt.

Gone Baby Gone was terrific.
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Old January 26 2013, 06:10 AM   #303
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Yeah, saying Affleck is a good director really isn't going against the grain.

He's a pretty decent actor, too. Better than people give him credit for (or at least used to).
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Old January 26 2013, 06:12 AM   #304
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It is with a lot of people I know. I hear it a lot: Affleck's overrated. He can't act. He can't direct. I don't like his films.

It might not be the national or global consensus but it's the predominant opinion with a lot of folks with whom I communicate.
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Old January 26 2013, 06:16 AM   #305
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He was the bomb in Phantoms, yo.
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Old January 26 2013, 06:16 AM   #306
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Snoogans.
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Old January 26 2013, 07:30 AM   #307
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Well, JJ Abrams is a known quantity, and I now know what kind of film to expect.
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Old January 26 2013, 07:46 AM   #308
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One word: CROSSOVER!!!!
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Old January 26 2013, 09:54 AM   #309
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cooleddie74 wrote: View Post
I won't be shocked in the least if Lucas has the right connections within the industry to keep 20th Century Fox as the distributor of the third Trilogy.
Disney didn't pay 4 billion to have fox be the distributor
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Old January 26 2013, 11:45 AM   #310
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cooleddie74 wrote: View Post
It is with a lot of people I know. I hear it a lot: Affleck's overrated. He can't act. He can't direct. I don't like his films.

It might not be the national or global consensus but it's the predominant opinion with a lot of folks with whom I communicate.
They're probably not really interested in cinema and only remember him from ten or fifteen years ago. "Argo" just won best picture at the Golden Globes and has a 96% rating at Rotten Tomatoes. Affleck is one of the best regarded directors working today.
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Old January 26 2013, 01:02 PM   #311
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So that's how Greg Grunberg is going to get a cameo in a Star Wars film.
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Old January 26 2013, 01:30 PM   #312
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This has just surfaced on a number of SW fan sites. It's just a fan made teaser poster (the real deal probably won't surface until mid-to-late 2014 at the earliest) but this one looks fairly nice. It's getting positive feedback from fans.

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Old January 26 2013, 03:26 PM   #313
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Love the touch of lens flare.
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Old January 26 2013, 03:37 PM   #314
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cooleddie74 wrote: View Post

Really nice. Even like the lens flare.
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Old January 26 2013, 03:39 PM   #315
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But since we know this is an Abrams movie, shouldn't that poster say Episode 07?
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