Marvel Cinematic Universe

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For those who have seen it.. Venom: Thumbs up or Thumbs Down

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  1. HFCS

    HFCS Well-Known Member

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    Nerd alert: I have a laserdisc collection.

    The beauty about that was you put in a laserdisc and you get the movie immediately after the FBI piracy warning. 3 seconds. Faster than most streaming buffers.

    Somehow when DVD took hold it became this epic chore to just play the movie. Kids DVDs and even vhs have always been horrible for that.
     
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  3. HFCS

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    Oh, an MGM release. They had some of the best picture quality and jacket art. My Good, Bad and the Ugly laserdisc from MGM is one of my favorites in the collection.
     
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    Never mention the Inhumans.
     
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    Disney is pretty lucky they aren't getting more anti-trust buzz with the Fox acquisition. Frankly I think they might deserve it.

    When I was working with Dreamworks and Uni people during that merger everyone was acting as if their life depending on cranking out as much Dreamworks content as possible or they would all die horrible deaths. Fox/Disney...let's just say very different.
     
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    Honestly I think anti-trust stuff may make some sense, but really we're just kind of back to where things were generations ago. There were 3 big TV networks and 5 major film studios. It's basically the same now, the issue is just that we are so reliant on valuable IP to turn people out to the theater and Disney now basically owns all the important IP.
     
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    Yeah the disruptors like HBO and Netflix served a purpose for innovation and artistic breakthroughs but it's pretty clear we're heading toward 'meet the new boss, same as the old boss' stuff.

    The unique and maybe scariest thing now is content companies all fusing themselves to cable/internet companies. It's weird going to work with people on universal movies and entering "The Comcast Building"...the cable company is something people traditionally hate, the movie creators are something people traditionally love. They've started taking "A Comcast Company" off of their branding.
     
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    Triggermv Well-Known Member

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    Give us another 10 years, and you won't be even referring to these companies as "cable companies" as the cable portion of it will likely be borderline dead. The latest figures that just came out showed cord-cutting ramping up MAJORLY.
     
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    I think that has to do with the nature of the business relationship between cable companies and consumers and movie companies and consumers. You go to a movie, you buy a ticket, and it's a one shot transaction relationship. Cable companies are ongoing, monthly fee relationships where fees change, they have to maintain their relationships with networks so they may jack up your price or take away some shows, etc. Also, while movie production companies are huge, the interaction with them is local - you go to your local movie theater where at the very least you get some good popcorn. Cable companies are big, faceless entities a long way away that are expected to provide a service consistently.

    I will say depending on what happens with Hulu/Disney+/ESPN+, we could tilt to anti-trust very quickly IMO. I said it in the other thread but right now, we have in my house DirecTV, Amazon Prime, and Netflix. If they have a Hulu+/Disney+/ESPN+ bundle for a reasonable price, I'd have no problem dumping ALL of my current services for that, and if enough people do that the market could swing wildly.
     
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    I remember in '99 at ISU when I got a cell phone people would say "Oh you think you're sooooo important you need a cell phone". In reality I shared a landline with 7 college kids and was embarrassed by the sound of that when freelance clients I was working with would call me.

    Then around '02 when I only had a cell phone and no land line listened to people try to convince me why I needed a landline.

    Let's just hope that competition remains strong in the cord cutting future or it will be the same ripoff cabletv was. Disney's initial launch seems like an incredible value, there's no way they're giving that to people without a VERY strong Netflix. This is the same company that charges about 30% more for their bluray releases than anybody else does.
     
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    For the typical hands-off manager of the subscriptions, yeah, it will be interesting where their total bill lands when all the dust settles. However, I've still got confidence that regardless of where everything falls, I'll still fall well below the mark because what likely won't go with the advent of streaming is the ability to jump in and jump out MUCH easier than cable or satellite TV. So, as a VERY active manager of my subscriptions currently, I just let all my shows build up for pretty much a year, sign up for a month or two of whatever service, watch all my shows, then unsubscribe. The only subscription I haven't jump in and out of yet is my Netflix subscription, but with them losing lots of IP lately and jacking up their price, I'm likely to start very soon doing it there as well. Most people just aren't willing to do that and I'm okay with them footing the majority of the bills to fund all these services.
     
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    If there was an olympics for cheap bastard streaming strategy you would want both of us on team USA. :)
     
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    No doubt. I'm going on 12 years right now of cutting my cord (right after I graduated college) and haven't looked back. Over time, you only get better at it too. Its laughable remembering the early days now when WatchESPN was actually completely free depending on who your internet provider was and the only way to stream it to my TV was constantly hooking up my computer to the TV via an HDMI cord. Boy, those were the glitchy, jumpy, buffering, hazy days of watching ISU sports, but sometimes cheapness has no limits.
     
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    https://deadline.com/2019/08/spider-man-universe-tv-series-details-christopher-miller-phil-lord-sony-pictures-tv-1202663810/

    Here is an interview with Lord and Miller where they talk a bit about their upcoming Marvel Spidey spin-off live-action TV projects they are overseeing. Apparently, they've got a "handful" of them in the works. It will be interesting if or how much these tie into their movie slate like Venom, Morbius, or even the MCU's Spider-Man. I honestly have zero idea what characters they may choose from their catalog that is available to them.
     
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    Really enjoyed Jessica Jones season 3. It meandered a bit for a couple episodes but that is kind of a chronic problem with the Netflix Marvel stuff. Thought it was better than season 2 and almost as good as season 1.

    Overall I'm really going to miss the Netflix Marvel Universe. The Punisher and Daredevil were fantastic. Jessica Jones was always good. Luke Cage was up and down but had some great moments. And even Iron Fist improved in the 2nd season.
     
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    I was really looking forward to what theyd do with a season 3
     
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