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Old August 18 2008, 02:58 PM   #1
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AMC - American Movie Crap?

AMC, which used to stand for "American Movie Classics" can no longer be called such.

They're actually showing Star Trek Nemesis on AMC.

I think I need to puke now.

Is this worse than Sci Fi showing Braveheart?
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Old August 18 2008, 03:16 PM   #2
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"Nemesis" undeserved reputation aside, AMC has been showing movies like "Predator 2" and "Catwoman" for several years now.
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Old August 18 2008, 03:44 PM   #3
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Catwoman? What are they smoking over at the AMC offices these days?

Also, Nemesis would have been better if the studio didn't force so many scenes to be cut. 2 examples come to mind instantly...

1.) The scene where Data & Picard discuss family in his quarters would have made Data's death at the end more poignant. There should have been more to the scene with Data's wake too. Hell, why didn't he get the same 'torpedo tube' funeral that Spock got? Data was the Next Gen's equivalent of Spock, right? Give him the funeral he deserves!

2.) That scene where Shinzon once again tries to mind-rape Troi in the turbolift also should have been left in the final cut. It makes him even more monstrous of a villain. It also makes Troi more sympathetic and her revenge against the Viceroy even more cathartic for her and the audience.
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Old August 18 2008, 03:48 PM   #4
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AMC changed it's focus out of necessity. Sereval factors came into play...Both Fox and Warners raised the prices of the classic films they had under license for many years, so high that they had to go to cable operators and suggest raising the monthly fee cable ops pay the channel to cover the increase. The cable ops didn't jump for joy over paying more to them, so AMC was forced to start running commercials...Selling ads turned out to be harder than they thought, as advertisers weren't keen on buying ad time in older movies. Meanwhile, all those classic films from Warners they had rights to, wound up on competing Turner Movie Classics, and Fox launched their own classic movie channel (which was speculated to have been the motive for jacking up the prices in the first place).
In the end they had no choice. Survival meant changing their format to running more recent films, in order to attract ad dollars to stay afloat.
As for running Nemesis, well, it's better than most of the horror junk Sci Fi runs...
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Old August 18 2008, 04:09 PM   #5
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Re: AMC - American Movie Crap?

A movie should be at least 25 years old before it is shown as a classic.
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Old August 18 2008, 04:33 PM   #6
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Re: AMC - American Movie Crap?

AMC hasn't been a good station in a long time. I remember back in the days when they didn't show any movies beyond the 60's and never had any commercials (except for a few station related ones between movies).

At least we still have TCM.
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Old August 18 2008, 05:58 PM   #7
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Re: AMC - American Movie Crap?

A movie must be 150 years old before it is shown as a classic...

Not really.
Yeah, I wonder why so many movies on both TCM and AMC are considered classics...
Classics to who? and how?
Nemesis wasn't that bad, but a classic?
I can't think of it in those terms...
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Old August 18 2008, 05:59 PM   #8
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I think that's why AMC is so desperate to show original programming for the network, like Mad Men and Breaking Bad. I don't care for Breaking Bad, but Mad Men is excellent.
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Old August 18 2008, 06:47 PM   #9
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AMC used to be good I remember they used to have a pool of decent movies maybe they lost the rights?
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Old August 18 2008, 07:00 PM   #10
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Maybe the "Classic" parts in the above mentioned movies is their classic crappyness?
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Old August 18 2008, 07:36 PM   #11
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To be fair, AMC ran The Hunt for Red October the other night, and that still holds up stupendously well.

In any event, I believe the "Classic" name was dropped five or six years ago.
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Old August 18 2008, 08:28 PM   #12
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They're actually showing Star Trek Nemesis on AMC.

I think I need to puke now.

Is this worse than Sci Fi showing Braveheart?
The History Channel showed a series about dragons once. That's gotta be the worse.

Or maybe that crap they're showing now about bigfoot and chupacabra.
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Old August 18 2008, 08:34 PM   #13
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I think I watched Alien in the middle of the night on AMC. That's the only time I see good movies.
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Old August 18 2008, 08:54 PM   #14
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The only thing that slightly irritates me is their censoring. If they want to show Nemesis, then all the power to them. I mean if it really bugged me I just wouldn't watch.
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Old August 18 2008, 10:06 PM   #15
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Emh wrote: View Post
AMC hasn't been a good station in a long time. I remember back in the days when they didn't show any movies beyond the 60's and never had any commercials (except for a few station related ones between movies).

At least we still have TCM.
And Fox Movie Channel!
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