User talk:Erik

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Film news[edit]

I don't know if WP:Film still does the news thing but it might be worth mentioning that the first ever Oscar winner Wings (1927 film) and Ben-Hur (1959 film) passed GA in the same week which I think is a considerable achievement.♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:34, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Long time no speak![edit]

I haven't talked to you in awhile, man. How've you been? I'm hoping good. Just saw Lone Survivor today, and I thought it was an absolute masterpiece. Have you managed to watch it yet?

Apologies for this message being kinda scatter brained, I've been awake for 22 hours as of now.

Keeping in tone with that, I've done a shit tonne of updating to The FP and I think it's really coming along. I finally got the DVD from my library, so I'm going to be adding more production information and a plot summary in the next few days. I'm excited! Corvoe (speak to me) 22:49, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Hey, Corvoe, I've been doing well. :) I haven't been on Wikipedia too much lately -- too busy with everything else, unfortunately! I haven't seen Lone Survivor yet -- it seemed good as a rental. Cheaper that way! I did see American Hustle recently. Pretty good, though a bit bulging at the seams in terms of following everything that goes on on different levels. Hoping to see Grand Budapest Hotel this weekend too. And The FP looks great -- that page is now the place to go to to learn about the movie! :) And dude, get some sleep, haha. Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 13:55, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
Trust me, I try to sleep. It doesn't work :P I can definitely understand that, I had the same problem for a little over a year. Take your time man, hope to see you back and editing soon! I saw it as a cheap theatre for $1.75, and I can honestly say it was worth going to the theatre for. I loved it. I completely agree with your opinion on American Hustle. I'm also trying to find a theatre close-by that's playing Budapest, but my closest one is over a half hour away. I might just have to wait, unfortunately.
Also, thank you! I spent about three hours watching through the various production featurettes. I'm planning on watching the film itself and writing a plot summary tonight, if I have time. I'm probably gonna buy it afterwards so I can get the production notes booklet, which I'm sure would add even more information to the Production section. Thank you for that suggestion, by the way! Using the featurettes (obviously) added a huge amount of information to the page. Corvoe (speak to me) 14:05, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
Well, if sleep really is a problem, I hope you'll consider getting that checked out. :-P Otherwise, Fight Club happens... and yeah, I usually rent from Redbox since the cost is reasonable. I go to the theaters only once in a while; last time was Frozen. I saw Fruitvale Station and The Last Days on Mars via Redbox in the past two weeks. I have Netflix too and usually get discs for movies no longer on Redbox. Like right now, I have Short Term 12 to watch. I live near the city so I'm fortunate to be able to see indie films that aren't everywhere. Hopefully Grand Budapest Hotel will have a wider release!
I'm glad the featurettes were beneficial. It's amazing (and a little frustrating) how much useful information is "locked up" in video clips. I wish production notes were as common as featurettes! Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 14:14, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
Short Term 12 was absolutely fantastic, and I thoroughly enjoyed Fruitvale Station. I think Grand Budapest just went to a theatre close to me, so I'll probably go see that this weekend. You also have no idea how many of my buddies ask me if I accidentally set up terrorist organizations when I get sleep :P And I've finally submitted FP for good article status. Fingers crossed! Corvoe (speak to me) 16:18, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
Hah, did you see Short Term 12 and Fruitvale Station before me, or did you watch them because I mentioned them? :) Either way, good taste! I've seen how much The FP has expanded; very nice job! I'm jealous that you have time these days to expand an article. Me, I'm touch-and-go, unfortunately... too much other stuff going on. Movie-wise, hoping to see Noah and Captain America: The Winter Soldier this month. I also have I'm So Excited from Netflix per my partner's request... would not have picked otherwise, but who knows, maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised. Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 17:49, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
I saw both of them back in January, on the same day actually. Sorry, you're not quite that influential :P And thank you! I really don't have a lot of time in the day, but like I mentioned, I don't sleep much. That's when I do all the editing, at least the big ones. The bulk of my other edits are similar, touch-and-go. Tell your partner they have good taste! I haven't had a chance to see I'm So Excited yet, but the trailers look great and I'm a big Almodovar fan. Labyrinth of Passion is easily one of my favourite foreign films, especially in the "comedy" department. I had a chance to see Cap today, but quickly discovered I had absolutely no money. Noah I want to see out of my love of Aronofsky and just to see what the fuss is about. Also also, finally got around to watching The Conjuring, after trying consistently for nine months. Despite that ridiculousness, it was well worth the wait. Really enjoyed it.
Also just realized I neglected to mention The Last Days on Mars. I've heard nothing but awful things. Was it any good? Corvoe (speak to me) 02:24, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
@Corvoe: The Last Days no Mars was a little disappointing, especially in the third act. I find Europa Report a better indie sci-fi movie. I'm So Excited was funny in parts but kind of uneven overall. Variety said Spanish-language humor (double entendres and whatnot) was probably lost in translation, and I agree with that assessment. Also saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which was excellent in its themes. Although I did read a Washington Post article that did a good job evaluating what the film got wrong in terms of the themes. I also saw Ender's Game, and it was a bit of a dud. Typical case of the book being better. Will also have the doc The Gatekeepers in from Netflix soon. Weather's getting nicer in these parts, though, so will probably dial back on my movie-watching, just a little. How about you? See Cap yet? Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 13:47, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
I really enjoyed Europa Report. Just saw that recently, simply because I knew Sharlto Copley was involved. Still have yet to see I'm So Excited and Winter Soldier, unfortunately. No one else shares my interest in seeing Cap, so I'll probably wait until Blu-ray. Ender's Game was better than I was expecting, because I was expecting it to suck. And I've only vaguely heard of Gatekeepers. Weather's getting okay here, I'm in the most eastern part of the Midwest, so it's a bit bipolar in terms of weather consistency. Glad to hear it's getting nice where you are, though!
As for what I've seen, I watched Pan's Labyrinth again, always a wonderful experience. Showed it to my girlfriend, who is really in to make up stuff and hadn't seen it before. She adored it. Rewatched Children of Men as well, I still can't believe how incredibly well done that film is. I also watched Nebraska, finally. I wasn't in the right level of awakeness, because I sorta zoned out several times. Very good, what I did see though. I just need to be more awake and watch it again. I'm planning to watch Dallas Buyers Club now that my library hold came in, as well as L.A. Confidential for the first time (always meant to see it, never did). Corvoe (speak to me) 15:49, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
Doubling up on replying here. All my work on The FP has paid off. It was promoted to GA just a few minutes ago. First time I've ever gotten an article I created up to GA, so I'm pretty happy. Thank you for all your help on it! Corvoe (speak to me) 03:58, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
Hi, congratulations on getting it up to GA status! Wanna go for the Triple Crown next? ;) Regarding Ender's Game, I think I just knew the book too well to not know that the film was just a shallow take. I missed the siblings' political involvement (though I understand that it had to be dropped for length, which is a sucky aspect of film adaptations). Pan's Labyrinth is a great film; I still remember that punch-in-the-stomach feeling over what the father did at the end. I should watch it again, and I've liked del Toro's effort to make designs look amazing, like in the Hellboy movies and Pacific Rim. And Children of Men is great as well. I'm a big fan of science fiction and always like to see more. Nebraska does look like a slightly boring film, for all its apparent merits... like I'd watch it during the day as not to fall asleep. I saw The Grandmaster last night and was not crazy about it. It got good reviews, but I couldn't like it that much. There was a slowness that made me a little impatient. Would rather have seen The Wolf of Wall Street, but it's too long of a film to see on a weeknight. I remember enjoying L.A. Confidential very much, thinking to myself "wow" after having seen it. I'll be getting The Night of the Hunter from Netflix on Blu-ray (it was DVD-only up until recently, so I saw the change and bumped it up); really curious to see that classic. Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 12:52, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
I'm planning to, but I'm not sure where to start on getting the FP up to FA. And I totally agree with your Ender's Game analysis, I was just able to get passed it. Saw Winter Soldier a few days ago, absolutely adored it. Quite possibly my favourite MCU film to date. Also, saw both Dallas Buyers Club and Kill Your Darlings. DBC was brilliantly acted and otherwise just all right, where KYD was really interesting and entertaining throughout. I love Dane DeHaan, so that probably had a hand. I also got 12 Years a Slave finally, gonna watch that tomorrow, as well as Out of the Furnace, which I'm excited just to watch because I want an opinion on it. I also got Metallica Through the Never out of curiosity (again, Dane DeHaan) and I'm watching that soon as well. Corvoe (speak to me) 04:07, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Thought it was a good idea[edit]

It is still crude I know :) Valoem talk 20:28, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Hey, Valoem, that's awesome! :) I'm pleasantly surprised. You should add Edge of Tomorrow too! It helps to add references for each film so we can know that each one was noted for the time loop. Also, I recommend adding a link to this list in each film's "See also" section (if there isn't one, create it). You can see the films at list of films featuring surveillance for how that is done. Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 20:39, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done I also added Timecop, but I wasn't sure if you consider this a loop. Valoem talk 20:51, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
Depends on what the sources say. Try looking in Google Books using keywords like timecop "time loop". How did you come across my user page, anyway? :) Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 20:59, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
Ah, I actually ran into your posts in 2010 and was about to contact you over an incident with another editor, but was resolved beforehand. Recently, I was looking for a special permission that could allow me to view deleted articles. I discovered RFA was the only way and starting looking through my history only to discovered a huge argument over the plot summary of A Prophet with a certain R.C. you may be familiar with. Then I came to your page and saw the loops and was interested. Valoem talk 21:41, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
Funny how that happens! :) Thanks for creating the list. I like such lists because I noticed that readers will click through to lists more often than categories. I've tried to make lists relevant to an upcoming film, like the time loop one was for Edge of Tomorrow. It's nice to see the traffic spike and know that people are learning about other movies of the same kind. Again, thanks! Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 00:22, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
I think we may need to establish an inclusion criteria otherwise this list may face LfD. How should the distinction between a "regular" time travel film vs a time loop film be defined and what about films such as Paycheck and Minority Report which retain some themes featured in time loop films, but does not involve actual time travel. Right now I am maintaining only the strictest of definitions for inclusion. Valoem talk 13:57, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Gross of re-released films[edit]

Reported the matter here. Please care to comment and voice your opinions. Thank you. KahnJohn27 (talk) 14:00, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for that[edit]

I think you know what I'm referring to. Much obliged. Corvoe (speak to me) 00:24, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Gross of re-released films[edit]

Reported the matter about box office gross of re-released films here. Please care to comment and voice your opinions. Thank you. KahnJohn27 (talk) 08:37, 14 April 2014 (UTC)