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    Not sure if kidding, but some of the clips were definitely from the first movie. I'm hoping they won't be in the actual movie.
    Wasn't kidding. If it's the old, the images look upgraded.

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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    Flanagan does supernatural horror well, better than most nowadays, but he can't stick his landings; his endings disappoint. (Which I guess makes him a natural fit to adapt Stephen King, har har har).

    Good trailer, solid cast.

    I wonder if this thing will have a wide enough appeal for general audiences.

    Mimicking Kubrick and directly referencing some of the most famous images in American movie history is a mistake, though. Draw the comparison and invariably "Doctor Sleep" will come out on the short end.
    I don't disagree with anything you said, with the exception of the last line and only because...do we know what the budget of the movie is? I haven't been able to find it. If they didn't go crazy with the budget it could still be okay. Maybe not critically, but financially.

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    Flanagan sure effed up the ending to Haunting of Hill House, but I still consider myself a big fan.

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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    Not sure if kidding, but some of the clips were definitely from the first movie. I'm hoping they won't be in the actual movie.
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    YUSSS!

    Eat it SKitch.

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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    I don't disagree with anything you said, with the exception of the last line and only because...do we know what the budget of the movie is? I haven't been able to find it. If they didn't go crazy with the budget it could still be okay. Maybe not critically, but financially.
    What does budget have to do with it?

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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    Flanagan does supernatural horror well, better than most nowadays, but he can't stick his landings; his endings disappoint. (Which I guess makes him a natural fit to adapt Stephen King, har har har)..
    I've never had issues with his endings. I think he's an incredibly solid director all around, and his movies for the most part tend to stand out in the genre as especially exceptional compared to most, at least as far as modern horror is concerned. My biggest issue with him, which isn't so much an issue as it is something I wish he'd incorporate better, is that I feel his movies could often do with better music. If his movies had really infectious horror themes that just really latched onto you, not too dissimilar from classic horror movies of old, I'd say his movies would have the potential to be modern classics in their own right. (Honestly, this isn't even a gripe I have exclusively with him, but with a lot of films nowadays, most notably all the comic book movies we see, but that's sort of another discussion entirely...) As is though, they're still great, but it's this aspect that always makes me feel like they're missing something, and I just can't help but feel that the music department is precisely what that something is.

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    Looks like a much more respectful use of Kubrick than Spielberg did in RP1. Color me intrigued.
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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    YUSSS!

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    Actually I was referring to the elevator shot, so you can indeed be the one to eat it.

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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    What does budget have to do with it?
    How will it "come out on the short end" if it didnt cost much to make?

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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    How will it "come out on the short end" if it didnt cost much to make?
    I meant come up short in the audience's mind.

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    I also would suspect that if the budget is lower, the writer/director would have more freedom.

    The higher the budget, the more studio interference.0

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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    I meant come up short in the audience's mind.
    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    I don't disagree with anything you said, with the exception of the last line and only because...do we know what the budget of the movie is? I haven't been able to find it. If they didn't go crazy with the budget it could still be okay. Maybe not critically, but financially.
    Yeah, I addressed that difference.
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