Cinema Geeks

Cinema Geeks – Episode 60 – Originality in Film

Today on Episode 60 of the Cinema Geeks …..we talk about the long awaited casting of Spider-Man, we talk about what’s next for Vin Diesel, Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck, we give you our thoughts on Inside Out, Black Sea, Shame and the original Mission Impossible, and in our main attraction we discuss the idea of ‘originality’ when it comes to films

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Box Office: [00:00:00]

https://boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/

Predictions from last week:

Kevin: Inside Out will make More than 70 million but less than Toy Story 3

Dan: Inside Out will beat Toy Story 3’s Opening weekend

Amanda: Jurassic World will remain at #1/Inside Out will be #2

News: [00:00:00]

Kojak Film Moving Forward

Wolverine in X-Men: Apocalypse

An End to Paranormal Activity

James Horner

What’s Next for Michael Keaton

Spider-Man finally cast!

Bourne Casting

The Rock on the Rampage

X-Men/Fantastic Four Crossover

The Batman

Shia injured for real

Academy Rules for this year

 

Trailer Talk [00:00:00]

Sicario

Dark Places

Peanuts – Trailer #3

Kung Fu Panda 3

Dragon Blade – Jackie Chan/Adrien Brody

Daddy’s Home – Will Ferrell

Final Girl – UK Trailer

MacBeth – International Teaser

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

Trainwreck – International Trailer

Hitman: Agent 47 – Trailer #2

Masterminds

Main Attraction: [00:00:00]

Discussion: Originality in Film

What We’ve Been Watching: [00:00:00]

Inside Out

Black Sea

Paradise Lost Trilogy

Hot Girls Wanted

Homework Assignments:

Shame

The Way Back

Question: [00:00:00]

How do you define and value originality in film?

Geeks:

Kevin @OptimusSolo

Dan @MovieRevolt

Amanda @HardCandiMandi

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Kevin "OptimusSolo"

OptimusSolo is a Cartoon Historian and even has an actual History degree to go with it. He's also an avid Toy collector boasting an over 1,000 piece Star Wars collection and nearly 400 Transformer toys. He is one of the hosts of the Powers of Grayskull series. He also has a passion for cartoon Theme Songs, Star Trek, MacGyver, Baseball, and is a major Movie Geek!

12 Comments

  1. Nothing
    is 100% original. Ever. How could it be? Everything happens in relation to
    everything else, beside everything else, within and without everything else;
    everything is a piece to a much larger whole, and every whole is just a piece
    to something else. Being a cliché, or an imitator, or whatever else is not a
    thing an artist wants to be. An artist wants to express his or her self in a
    most unique fashion. Most art is, isn’t it, about self expression? Self
    expression is about expressing yourself, not someone else’s. If it looks like
    you’ve plagiarised someone else’s work, whatever work, on whatever platform,
    that’s not cool. But if someone else’s work or ideas is used for inspiration what’s
    wrong with that. I agree with you all that people use the originality complaint
    as a crutch. Even the most original idea has its roots somewhere else.

    1. I think your first couple sentences speak exactly to my main point, that I hope I presented in the show. Everything is based or inspired on something that came before it!

  2. Nothing is 100% original. Ever. How could it be? Everything happens in relation to
    everything else, beside everything else, within and without everything else;
    everything is a piece to a much larger whole, and every whole is just a piece
    to something else. Being a cliché, or an imitator, or whatever else is not a
    thing an artist wants to be. An artist wants to express his or her self in a
    most unique fashion. Most art is, isn’t it, about self expression? Self
    expression is about expressing yourself, not someone else’s. If it looks like
    you’ve plagiarised someone else’s work, whatever work, on whatever platform,
    that’s not cool. But if someone else’s work or ideas is used for inspiration what’s
    wrong with that. I agree with you all that people use the originality complaint
    as a crutch. Even the most original idea has its roots somewhere else.

  3. Nothing
    is 100% original. Ever. How could it be? Everything happens in relation to
    everything else, beside everything else, within and without everything else;
    everything is a piece to a much larger whole, and every whole is just a piece
    to something else. Being a cliché, or an imitator, or whatever else is not a
    thing an artist wants to be. An artist wants to express his or her self in a
    most unique fashion. Most art is, isn’t it, about self expression? Self
    expression is about expressing yourself, not someone else’s. If it looks like
    you’ve plagiarised someone else’s work, whatever work, on whatever platform,
    that’s not cool. But if someone else’s work or ideas is used for inspiration what’s
    wrong with that. I agree with you all that people use the originality complaint
    as a crutch. Even the most original idea has its roots somewhere else.

    1. I think your first couple sentences speak exactly to my main point, that I hope I presented in the show. Everything is based or inspired on something that came before it!

  4. Nothing is 100% original. Ever. How could it be? Everything happens in relation to
    everything else, beside everything else, within and without everything else;
    everything is a piece to a much larger whole, and every whole is just a piece
    to something else. Being a cliché, or an imitator, or whatever else is not a
    thing an artist wants to be. An artist wants to express his or her self in a
    most unique fashion. Most art is, isn’t it, about self expression? Self
    expression is about expressing yourself, not someone else’s. If it looks like
    you’ve plagiarised someone else’s work, whatever work, on whatever platform,
    that’s not cool. But if someone else’s work or ideas is used for inspiration what’s
    wrong with that. I agree with you all that people use the originality complaint
    as a crutch. Even the most original idea has its roots somewhere else.

  5. I would agree with the idea that a movie is not inherently unoriginal because it is a sequel or remake. Heck, Dark Knight is one of my favorite movies and it is the second movie in a trilogy and the six Batman movie. With that said though I would say movies today are suffering from a lack of a new ideas. Obviously comic book movies are the first thing people think of. There’s a new one every month it seems. Although I would challenge people to look at the comic book movie genre as a whole and there is much more good than bad. It has a better ratio than most genres. What bugs me are the other remakes or stupid attempts to create franchise. Like why is a Transporter movie happening with a new star? That’s just dumb. You have the rip off Fast and Furious franchises like Need for Speed which are plainly awful. So the way I see it is that good and successful movies lead to some really pathetic attempt to cash in what is hot. After Twilight hits big they want to make the next Twilight, after Hunger Games, the next Hunger Games, and it can go on.

    1. Yea I get what you are saying here as well. I think you bring up a good point when it comes to comic book movies. It IS a genre of film. Saying you are sick of comic book movies or that they are getting old is like saying…”I’m really sick of romantic comedies” or “Action films are so old” . Just seems rather silly!

  6. Yea I get what you are saying here as well. I think you bring up a good point when it comes to comic book movies. It IS a genre of film. Saying you are sick of comic book movies or that they are getting old is like saying…”I’m really sick of romantic comedies” or “Action films are so old” . Just seems rather silly!

  7. I like the point that originality is more based on experience. I think that’s the truth. I see that a lot where people are like this movie ripped off this comic or this TV is just this other movie from the 1980’s. But in reality a lot of the stuff they say was the original was a copy from something else as well.

  8. I like the point that originality is more based on experience. I think that’s the truth. I see that a lot where people are like this movie ripped off this comic or this TV is just this other movie from the 1980’s. But in reality a lot of the stuff they say was the original was a copy from something else as well.

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