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« on: May 19, 2009, 12:09:53 AM »

ummmm... yeah.... ok....

I cannot come up with anything.  maybe they can make it nothing but Chuck Norris and Steven Segal playing the game while swapping war stories.
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2009, 05:52:33 AM »

WHY?!?!?

The worst part? This isn't the only Hasbro board game they're turning into a movie!!:

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Universal has several board game titles in development as part of its six-year deal with Hasbro. "Ouija Board" is being produced by Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes shingle, "Candy Land" has Kevin Lima attached to direct with Etan Cohen writing the script, and Ridley Scott is developing a project based on "Monopoly."

WHY?!?!?
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2009, 05:57:53 AM »

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"Ouija Board" is being produced by Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes shingle

Ouija, now with BAYSPLOSIONS!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2009, 01:02:14 PM »

Just out of curiousity, what would make a good boardgame turned movie?
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2009, 01:05:11 PM »

Quote from: Canuck on May 19, 2009, 01:02:14 PM

Just out of curiousity, what would make a good boardgame turned movie?

Rent Clue: The Movie. smile
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2009, 02:10:58 PM »

Quote from: Malificent on May 19, 2009, 01:05:11 PM

Quote from: Canuck on May 19, 2009, 01:02:14 PM

Just out of curiousity, what would make a good boardgame turned movie?
Rent Clue: The Movie. smile

Agreed. A classic. And so totally messed up. biggrin
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2009, 02:13:50 PM »

Technically Ouija has already been done- it was called Witchboard.
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2009, 03:37:46 PM »

how about Stratego? They could call it Waterloo....
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2009, 03:41:48 PM »

Hungry Hungry Hippos starring Oprah, Star Jones (View Era), Rosie O'Donnell and Louie Anderson!
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2009, 03:59:30 PM »

I'd rather watch Von Trier's 'AntiChrist'!  icon_mad
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« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2009, 04:05:45 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on May 19, 2009, 02:10:58 PM

Quote from: Malificent on May 19, 2009, 01:05:11 PM

Quote from: Canuck on May 19, 2009, 01:02:14 PM

Just out of curiousity, what would make a good boardgame turned movie?
Rent Clue: The Movie. smile

Agreed. A classic. And so totally messed up. biggrin

loved it to bits! Especially the different endings it has :-D
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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2009, 04:23:49 PM »

I better run out and buy a copy of Battleship before they rerelease it with a movie tie-in box.  I want people to know I bought the game because it was cool, and not because I just jumped on the movie bandwagon. smile
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« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2009, 08:11:27 PM »

This would only be good if Samuel Jackson is in it. Can picture it now:

"You motherfucker sank my battleship! I'm going to sink you whole damn motherfucking fleet!"

Ironically enough, Monopoly I could see working the best.
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« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2009, 08:42:15 PM »

Axis and Allies: The Movie
Diplomacy: The Movie
Risk: The Movie

I may not have a good handle on this new forum game...  icon_redface
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« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2009, 08:56:25 PM »

Samuel Jackson in Candyland the Movie:

'Candy, motherfucker! Do you have it?!?'

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« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2009, 10:08:47 PM »

What movie be this then : "Fly you mothefucking purple horse, fly!"
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« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2009, 12:02:01 AM »

well, they've set the release date for July 1st, 2011, with Peter Berg helming it.

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Berg called the pic "a contemporary story of an international five-ship fleet engaged in a very dynamic, violent and intense battle" -- but he would not disclose any details about the enemy force.
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« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2009, 01:45:07 PM »

Scene from the big fight:

A shell from the shore rips through the bow of Admiral Guy's PT boat.
"Sir! It's a hit! We can't survive another! Orders Sir!" Seaman Brown exclaims.
"Sit tight Brown, we're small enough that he might not notice."
"Sir! If we can just move forward a little, he can't shoot at the same spot twice sir!"
"We can't move! This is our position and we can't back down! There's only a 25% chance that he will land the next shot, and I like those odds."
"Sir! The enemy seems to have stopped firing, maybe he has given up sir."
"No Brown, this is expected."
"Sir, why sir?"
"It's not his turn."
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« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2011, 02:43:07 AM »

trailer! http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/battleship.html
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« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2011, 02:51:19 AM »

I wonder how long it will be until someone turns Kramer's Coffee Table Book About Coffee Tables into a movie.
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« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2011, 03:14:17 AM »

Wow that looks horrible.....
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« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2011, 03:29:36 AM »

and it has Liam Neeson....
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« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2011, 04:59:37 AM »

Quote from: Kurt Stevens on July 28, 2011, 03:14:17 AM

Wow that looks horrible.....

I can't believe that was a real trailer for a real movie. 
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« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2011, 05:38:15 AM »

I want my IQ points back.
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« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2011, 06:04:41 AM »

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« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2011, 12:24:33 PM »

So...
*Andy Roddick's wife is the new Megan Fox
*Taylor Kitsch is the new Shia LaBeouf (!). Presumably the connection is Peter Berg directed several episodes of the Friday Night Lights TV series.

While I have no love for the Transformers films, a studio thinking it can just sort of cut and paste that formula at a $200M cost and be guaranteed the same crazy box office results seems, well, expensively naive.  icon_razz It's also releasing two weeks after The Avengers.  paranoid

While it reminds me a little of Battle Los Angeles (which I actually enjoyed), that film only cost $70M. Initially I was going to make some snarky comment about "how does Peter Berg get a $200M budget?" but I forgot about Hancock:
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=hancock.htm
Though I'd attribute that more to Will Smith than any Peter Berg directing magic.

It will be interesting to see if Battleship, and John Carter from Mars (March 9, 2012) turn Kitsch into a star, or just another roadkill in Hollywood's efforts to jam some youngster down our throats as "the new star!"

And at some point will we see movies where aliens are our friends again? Aliens as the villain du jour are getting just a bit tiresome imho. There are so many movies and TV shows using them as villains now that I start seeing similarities in the alien FX/makeup, as if there's such a glut, crews don't even know how to make them different anymore. Like "we've run out of ideas!"  icon_razz
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« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2011, 12:46:23 PM »

The aliens, Naval battle, hot girl wants me, and wasted potential theme was EXACTLY how I played Candyland, not Battleship.
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« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2011, 12:57:15 PM »

Quote from: Malificent on May 19, 2009, 01:05:11 PM

Quote from: Canuck on May 19, 2009, 01:02:14 PM

Just out of curiousity, what would make a good boardgame turned movie?

Rent Clue: The Movie. smile

In my DVD collections and is a classic.   Remember seeing this in the theater when it was first released
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« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2011, 01:09:15 PM »

So they paid money just so they could call that movie Battleship? Because I find it hard to believe they went to someone with the idea of writing a movie influenced by the boardgame and THAT is what came to mind.
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« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2011, 01:19:42 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on July 28, 2011, 01:09:15 PM

So they paid money just so they could call that movie Battleship? Because I find it hard to believe they went to someone with the idea of writing a movie influenced by the boardgame and THAT is what came to mind.

Your boardgame doesn't have aliens in it?
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« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2011, 01:34:36 PM »

Coming Soon to a Theater near you: Scrabble the Movie!

Huge Blockbuster to be released next summer: Jenga!!!
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« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2011, 02:18:40 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on July 28, 2011, 01:09:15 PM

So they paid money just so they could call that movie Battleship? Because I find it hard to believe they went to someone with the idea of writing a movie influenced by the boardgame and THAT is what came to mind.

well, the final shot does show the fleets set up in a grid like pattern on a set playing field  icon_wink

I have to admit I had hope they might be able to pull off something cool with this, kinda like when they announced they were making the Pirates of the Caribbean ride into a movie, but alas, it looks like they've failed.
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« Reply #32 on: July 28, 2011, 02:37:28 PM »

Quote from: ibdoomed on July 28, 2011, 01:19:42 PM

Quote from: Teggy on July 28, 2011, 01:09:15 PM

So they paid money just so they could call that movie Battleship? Because I find it hard to believe they went to someone with the idea of writing a movie influenced by the boardgame and THAT is what came to mind.

Your boardgame doesn't have aliens in it?

Well to be honest, I haven't played in a while. Maybe they've spruced up the rules since the 70's version.
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« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2011, 03:06:07 PM »

Not to mention, take a close look at the shells that the aliens fire.  While they aren't colored properly, they look exactly like the pegs from the game.
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« Reply #34 on: July 28, 2011, 03:07:58 PM »

'Captain!  She canna take one more peg!' - Scotty, played by Simon Pegg.
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« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2011, 04:02:22 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on July 28, 2011, 03:06:07 PM

Not to mention, take a close look at the shells that the aliens fire.  While they aren't colored properly, they look exactly like the pegs from the game.

LOL, I thought you were joking, but sure enough...
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« Reply #36 on: July 28, 2011, 04:24:06 PM »

Quote from: Blackjack on July 28, 2011, 12:24:33 PM

*Taylor Kitsch is the new Shia LaBeouf (!). Presumably the connection is Peter Berg directed several episodes of the Friday Night Lights TV series.

Berg actually was the primary Executive Producer for FNL, so for that reason alone I'm going to give this movie the benefit of the doubt until reviews start coming in.  That and Brooklyn Decker.
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« Reply #37 on: July 28, 2011, 04:57:15 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on July 28, 2011, 04:02:22 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on July 28, 2011, 03:06:07 PM

Not to mention, take a close look at the shells that the aliens fire.  While they aren't colored properly, they look exactly like the pegs from the game.

LOL, I thought you were joking, but sure enough...

Do I look like a comedian to you?  slywink
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« Reply #38 on: July 28, 2011, 11:52:37 PM »

I think it's looks possibly interesting, but will need more trailers.... However, it definately did not need a Battleship license.... They could have called it something else.. (Or maybe even Battleship and remove any references to the game).. Anyway could turn out to be a decent popcorn flic...
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« Reply #39 on: July 29, 2011, 03:51:07 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on July 28, 2011, 03:29:36 AM

and it has Liam Neeson....

and Eric Northman!
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