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by Craig
Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Who's Left? -- I Miss This Place
Replies: 29
Views: 6245

Re: Who's Left? -- I Miss This Place

Hey there! This is Naomi, I've been here since two days after the grand opening, which was June 29, 2000. So, you may be off by a year :) Anyway, I still lurk but don't post much. Naomi! Haha, yeah, I couldn't quite remember when the forum started, but I was there at the beginning too. Actually fou...
by Craig
Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Who's Left? -- I Miss This Place
Replies: 29
Views: 6245

Who's Left? -- I Miss This Place

There comes a time every few months when I find myself growing incredibly nostalgic and returning to PWEB. Only when I return I grow even more sad and nostalgic, because it seems like everyone I knew and talked to have disappeared. So, here I am, on a rainy NW afternoon wondering who's left? Who sti...
by Craig
Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 35006

Re: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread

The more I watch this movie, the less and less I like it. My daughter watched it with me a few weeks ago. I had to fight with her to get her to do it. She really didn't want to. She had heard me talk about it; she had seen the ads on TV and in the theaters. And she was right, because I was right. A...
by Craig
Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Books before seeing movie?
Replies: 5
Views: 2437

Re: Books before seeing movie?

The nice thing about the Enderverse is that after reading Ender's game, you can move about with your reading in time in any direction without spoilers :D Except that the end of Ender in Exile, the direct sequel/parallel novel to Ender's Game, has serious spoilers for Shadow of the Giant--the fourth...
by Craig
Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: ENDER'S GAME Blu Ray/DVD coming Feb. 11th!
Replies: 11
Views: 3982

Re: ENDER'S GAME Blu Ray/DVD coming Feb. 11th!

One of my few gripes with the movie is that it didn't show enough of Ender's tactical genius. It sounds like those scenes would have definitely helped with that. I really think that if the film was 30 minutes longer it could have been just about perfect. ...And if they hadn't made Bonzo comically s...
by Craig
Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: ENDER'S GAME Blu Ray/DVD coming Feb. 11th!
Replies: 11
Views: 3982

Re: ENDER'S GAME Blu Ray/DVD coming Feb. 11th!

Watched the Blu Ray this past weekend. I still think the movie was great, but I wasn't overly impressed by the deleted/extended scenes. The other special featurettes weren't anything to write home about either, but I never really care that much about special features anyway. The most interesting pa...
by Craig
Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 35006

Re: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread

They were probably cut really early in the process. The scenes on the DVD/Blu Ray were relatively close to being finished and were likely cut near the end of the process. I'd agree with you that most of the scenes between the adults should have been cut, but I really wish they would have included th...
by Craig
Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 35006

Re: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread

I bought the Limited Edition steel case from Target, blew through the special features, and went to watch the movie but it won't play! GRRRR!!! The DVD plays, so I'm not without the movie, but the blu ray won't and I'll have to take it back. That said... Gavin Hood said during the deleted/extended s...
by Craig
Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 35006

Re: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread

Has anyone picked up the digital copy of the film? I'm curious as to what the deleted scenes are. I know there's an extended scene involving Ender's conversation with Mick as well as a the conversation he has with Dink as to why he never accepted command, but outside of that I have no idea. I'm real...
by Craig
Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: ENDER'S GAME Blu Ray/DVD coming Feb. 11th!
Replies: 11
Views: 3982

Re: ENDER'S GAME Blu Ray/DVD coming Feb. 11th!

Deleted scenes will be nice. Shouldn't be too hard to cut them back in either, if they seem like good additions. I can't tell if you're saying that Summit might cut them back in later or that the fans might... If Summit doesn't, you better believe I'll put together an ENDER'S GAME: The Ultimate Fan...
by Craig
Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: ENDER'S GAME Blu Ray/DVD coming Feb. 11th!
Replies: 11
Views: 3982

ENDER'S GAME Blu Ray/DVD coming Feb. 11th!

The film CraveOnline​ called "one of the best films of the year" is coming to DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, and PPV on February 11, 2014, with an early Digital HD window beginning January 28. Now, we've got a CraveOnline Exclusive announcement and preview of the Ender's Game Blu-ray and DVD box art and specia...
by Craig
Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 35006

Re: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread

I'd kick myself if I never posted my thoughts here... I saw it on Thursday, Oct. 31st and then again on November 2nd and didn't really write about it, because quite frankly, I don't really care what anyone else thinks about it... Sounds weird, I know, but I have a deep connection with the book and i...
by Craig
Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: The trailer
Replies: 67
Views: 16948

Re: The trailer

I've watched the trailer well over 50 times now and one thing has always bugged me about it. When Graff says "If you win you'll be remembered as a hero". I finally realized that the first part of that line "if you win" is actually ADR intended to be stitched together with "you'll be remembered with ...
by Craig
Mon May 27, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: The trailer
Replies: 67
Views: 16948

Re: The trailer

*shrugs* It is what it is. There are tons of reasons why it's not terrible that they showed it, but it definitely wasn't necessary. I agree, actually... I don't think it gives anything away to people who don't know the story ... after all, there will no doubt be a lot of other explosions. And of co...
by Craig
Wed May 08, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: The trailer
Replies: 67
Views: 16948

Re: The trailer

After well over a decade of anticipation, I have to say... I'm very, very pleased with the teaser trailer. OSC has been telling us time and again that the movie isn't OSC's Ender's Game, it's Gavin Hood's making the best film possible based on and using the concepts, themes, and characters explored...
by Craig
Fri May 03, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: The trailer
Replies: 67
Views: 16948

Re: The trailer

There's actually no polite way to say how excited I am. I concur. I saw the link from Ender's Ansible's Facebook page this morning at 6:00 am and promptly woke up my entire family (including my son, Ender) screaming in excitement. I've watched that 10 second clip probably 25 times today and still h...
by Craig
Thu May 02, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: Ender's Game Publicity
Replies: 78
Views: 18440

Re: Ender's Game Publicity

Excellent post, Carry. I couldn't agree with you more.

-Craig
by Craig
Wed May 01, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: Ender's Game Publicity
Replies: 78
Views: 18440

Re: Ender's Game Publicity

He looks great. When they announced his name as a candidate for Mazer Rackham, I was over the moon with excitement. He's the PERFECT Mazer. I can't wait to see him in action.

-Craig
by Craig
Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: The trailer
Replies: 67
Views: 16948

Re: The trailer

Really? Nobody has dropped by to say anything? I've been coming to this site since it opened and I've been dreaming about this movie for longer than that and I know my fellow Pwebbers have too. The response to the trailer has been great--I've read the comments from Collider, i09, Cinema Blend, and w...
by Craig
Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: So long, Ender's Game!
Replies: 38
Views: 10278

Re: So long, Ender's Game!

Eragon's source material wasn't *quite* the same caliber as Ender's Game. Sure, there are a lot of examples of adaptations gone wrong, but there are a lot that have gone right. We'll have our first glimpse soon, but I for one am cautiously optimistic.

Salaam
by Craig
Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: Ender's Game Publicity
Replies: 78
Views: 18440

Re: Ender's Game Publicity

The same thought went through my head, but don't you think it's a pretty neat way to visually foreshadow the ending?

Salaam
by Craig
Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: So long, Ender's Game!
Replies: 38
Views: 10278

Re: So long, Ender's Game!

I just have this gut wrenching feeling that the movie is going to do horrible in the box office. I think it'll be a moderate success at the very least. Summit has a lot of faith in this movie, enough that they gave it a prime release date (after production finished--coincidence?), it has over a $10...
by Craig
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: Ender's Game Publicity
Replies: 78
Views: 18440

Re: Ender's Game Publicity

Does the poster look cartoonish to anyone else? I had the same complaint on your Ender's Ansible Facebook post. It's definitely a little too CGI-ish for me, but like Boothby said, it's a picture compilation and the proportions are off. It offers a taste of things to come and a general sense of what...
by Craig
Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: Ender's Game Publicity
Replies: 78
Views: 18440

Re: Ender's Game Publicity

Not translucent...transparent. Haha, thank you. I always point to the Harry Potter films. Most consider the third film to be the best or among the best. It was also the first film to take liberties with the story. Not to get off topic....but WHAT? I loved the novel version of Prisoner of Azkaban, b...
by Craig
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: Ender's Game Publicity
Replies: 78
Views: 18440

Re: Ender's Game Publicity

I would be completely okay with that. Battle School doesn't have epic views of Earth in my mind--all they have are walls. But, I have already resigned myself to this movie having no details from the book and hopefully just staying true to spirit of it. I've never been the type that required my film...
by Craig
Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: Ender's Game Publicity
Replies: 78
Views: 18440

Re: Ender's Game Publicity

Translucent walls! Battle School in orbit over Earth! Looks absolutely stunning. I can't wait to see more!

Salaam
by Craig
Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: The EG Movie Media Mentions Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 6775

Re: The EG Movie Media Mentions Thread

They say the production budget is over $110 Million. It's definitely getting the big screen treatment!

Salaam
by Craig
Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: EARTH UNAWARE [The Spoiler-Free Thread]
Replies: 14
Views: 4008

Re: EARTH UNAWARE [The Spoiler-Free Thread]

I'm about 100 pages in and so far I think it's pretty darn good. I'd go so far to say that it's my favorite Enderverse book written since "Ender's Shadow" but we'll see how the rest of it goes.

Salaam
by Craig
Fri May 04, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: Release Date Changed: November 2013
Replies: 13
Views: 4457

Re: Release Date Changed: November 2013

I can't imagine Summit pushing the movie back any farther. A November release means they can green light a sequel for the summer of 2014, if it performs. A January release would kill any chance of success this movie has. January movies are movies that the studio doesn't know what to do with and is g...
by Craig
Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: General Filming/Production Update Thread
Replies: 183
Views: 38771

Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

I must be in the minority, but I thought it looked awesome... It's the first picture that has got me genuinely excited.

Salaam
by Craig
Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: Ender's Game Publicity
Replies: 78
Views: 18440

Re: Ender's Game Publicity

JJ Abrams made a teaser trailer for SUPER 8 and CLOVERFIELD prior to filming... I wouldn't say it's out of the question. And the first HUNGER GAMES trailer came out just a month or so into filming -- at about the same point the EG movie is at now...

Salaam
by Craig
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: Bean
Replies: 35
Views: 9259

Re: Bean

I don't think it was from set either, but I think it's a working model -- something the CGI people will use to build it digitally. Aramis' tweet said something like "Asa shooting a formic".

Salaam
by Craig
Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: Bean
Replies: 35
Views: 9259

Re: Bean

Did anyone see the formic picture Aramis tweeted? It has since been taken down, but it looks like they have formic models. It looked a lot like the comic book interpretation.

Salaam
by Craig
Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: General Filming/Production Update Thread
Replies: 183
Views: 38771

Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

I think they're using the book as a reference for their character profiles. That's why the Locke stuff is in there.

Salaam
by Craig
Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: General Filming/Production Update Thread
Replies: 183
Views: 38771

Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

Isn't it weird that Ender, who's supposed to be really small, is the tallest of the three? Oh well, things like these are going to inevitably change when they're adapted to the screen. At least Bean is the smallest of the bunch!

Salaam

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