conor's Recent Comments
January 27, 2020 4:18 pm "As you tell us you’re near the end of the patron powers list I’m worrying that I’ve somehow missed mine… I’ve been a supporter for years and remain weak!" Hey Martin, When you signed up you indicated that you didn't want any rewards, which would include the super power, so we skipped you. What I'll do is add you to the list of people who have upgraded so we'll get to you after we are done with the current list.
December 30, 2019 10:01 am For ghosts they seemed really upset about debris falling on them.
December 23, 2019 3:11 pm "Instead, this final installment ultimately felt rushed precisely because JJ landed up trying to effectively cram the final two films in his trilogy into one movie, while also trying up or “correcting” (as he sees it) loose ends left by the Last Jedi. That it works as well as it does is actually pretty impressive." This is my biggest takeaway. The fact that it's as good as it is and is as fun as it is shows what a talented filmmaker Abrams is.
December 23, 2019 11:17 am @philomaster: I don't know if he was a failed clone of Palpatine, but there was definitely a container of floating Snoak bodies in Palpatine's lair.
December 22, 2019 7:53 pm If you, like me, loved THE FORCE AWAKENS but hated THE LAST JEDI, I really do think you would enjoy this one. They almost treat it like the last film didn't really happen. But if you want to walk away, emotionally, from the new stuff that's totally fine too!
December 5, 2019 10:21 am You obviously feel very passionately about this but SHAZAM! was definitely a disappointment. Again, it's all about expectations and whether or not they are met. (It's a stupid system, but it's the one we've got.) You can't compare it to BATMAN BEGINS because that was in a pre-IRON MAN world. If that same film came out NOW and made the same money it would be considered a disaster.
December 5, 2019 2:22 am SHAZAM! may have been profitable, but being merely "profitable" is not good enough for modern studios and their corporate owners (that's why the major studios stopped making mid-budget films that were profitable but not blockbusters). Putting aside the fact that we don't know (yet) what the actual budget for SHAZAM! was, the budget is not the only cost in a film. You have to take into account, among other things, P&A costs which for a film like that are often as much as the budget itself. And that's putting aside the fact that the studios don't receive all of the box office. A big time live action superhero film based on DC characters is expected to make more than $364M worldwide. (BATMAN V SUPERMAN and JUSTICE LEAGUE were also considered failures despite making $873M and $657M, respectively, because the expectation is that those films would have made more.) Animated films with no true comps like INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE have lower expectations. As a film executive you are judged by how much box office a film does against the expectation of what it will do.
November 4, 2019 6:18 pm After forgetting my socks twice I started carrying ALL my gym socks in my gym bag which probably lead to me using the same few pairs over and over. Once I opened my bag to find I had somehow forgotten to pack all of my gym clothes. I went to the bar next door instead. Once I forgot my gym shoes. I went home. This has been Conor's Stories From the Gym.
October 13, 2019 8:21 pm There's no reference -- it's a descriptive word.
October 13, 2019 12:13 pm @Snts6678 And yet, that wasn't our reaction! Overall, we liked it!