They're trying to raise two million bucks on Kickstarter to get it made.
Veronica Mars: The Movie
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 189||06/06/2014|
I'd watch that. I'd also be interested in a series of TV movies if the producers wanted to try that. That was a good character.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 1||03/13/2013|
Oh hell yes.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 2||03/13/2013|
It's been going up about ten thousand dollars every five minutes, but it did just get announced. Let's hope they can make it!
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 3||03/13/2013|
Considering how awful S3 was, I'll pass.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 4||03/13/2013|
K-Bell is never going to happen.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 5||03/13/2013|
I don't think she'll be a superstar, but she'll be a working actress for a long time.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 6||03/13/2013|
I hope they're planning on shooting it after she's lost her baby weight.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 7||03/13/2013|
LOVE Veronica Mars.
I actually want a "Mars Investigations" pen or mug.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 8||03/13/2013|
They're already almost up to half a million bucks!
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 9||03/13/2013|
Ill contribute if we get to see Ryan Hansen peen.
Oh wait, he got fat. Nevermind.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 10||03/13/2013|
Only if Tommy Wiseau is in the cast.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 11||03/13/2013|
OMG YES! Kristen Bell was born to play VM. And Logan's on board too!
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 12||03/13/2013|
Ryan Hansen with a boner and sucking on a dick --
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 13||03/13/2013|
Good lord, they're barreling toward the halfway point already.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 14||03/13/2013|
The average pledge is over $75.00. Impressive.
If I had an extra 10,000.00 just lying around it would be fun to play the waiter.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 15||03/13/2013|
I'm impressed that (at present) 6 people have ponied up $400 just to have Kristen Bell follow them on Twitter for a year.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 16||03/13/2013|
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 17||03/13/2013|
LOVE LOVE LOVE Veronica Mars.
They need to make the movie DARK. Something like Gone Girl.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 18||03/13/2013|
R16, it probably has more to do with raising the $ though.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 19||03/13/2013|
It's so weird. I just researched the series last month and kept thinking that they should make a movie.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 20||03/13/2013|
[quote] Re: Veronica Mars: The Movie
Why the hell would they want to do that??
The TV show was not even THAT great
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 21||03/13/2013|
And in less than a day, they're already halfway there.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 22||03/13/2013|
$1.1 million and counting....I think the first million was easy with all the VM fans out there (I include myself and, yes, I donated too)....now the test will be to see if they can get that second million after the initial flurry of excitement....fingers crossed!!!
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 23||03/13/2013|
I still haven't donated R23, I was planning on doing after work.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 24||03/13/2013|
I just checked and they may be able to get to $2million today if this pace continues. They're at $1.3m right now just about 7 or 8 hours in.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 25||03/13/2013|
I'm frankly astonished at the pace the fundraising has come in. I don't think I've ever seen a Kickstarter go quite that fast.
When is Kristen Bell due? I know she loved the character, but I can't imagine having a baby and then going straight back to work.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 26||03/13/2013|
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 27||03/13/2013|
Has the script been ridden yet?
Can you make a decent movie for 2 million?
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 28||03/13/2013|
R28, read the Kickstarter page.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 29||03/13/2013|
Rob Thomas said on Twitter that they broke the record for hitting one million bucks - it had been 7 hours and they did it in 4.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 30||03/13/2013|
looks like they are doing about $200,000 per hour, which means they should reach their goal before the end of the day....they are almost at $1.4 million at the moment
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 31||03/13/2013|
Are these actual real numbers or are they pledges? I'm unfamiliar with kickstarter but I think that is how they did Paranormal Activity.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 32||03/13/2013|
Does anyone else think this is a rather shitty exploitation of Kickstarter, a site designed to help struggling artists and entrepreuners who actually lack money, resources, etc.?
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 33||03/13/2013|
They lack money for this film... I don't see the difference.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 34||03/13/2013|
This is actual $$$.....you have to pay via credit card, but it is held in reserve and is only paid out if the goal is met.....if goal not met, the $$$ is refunded
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 35||03/13/2013|
Kristen Bell and Rob Thomas are successful and connected and probably wealthy enough to finance the movie themselves. I think if you're part of the Hollywood establishment you should operate there and leave Kickstarter to the 99%.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 36||03/13/2013|
Didn't Kristen Bell's house get foreclosed upon?
And they're clearly not that well connected, because they've tried to get the movie greenlit for years with no success.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 37||03/13/2013|
Stop trying to make Kristen Bell happen!
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 38||03/13/2013|
R36, it is a voluntary service. Just because they ask doesn't mean that people have to give. That means anyone can use the service.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 39||03/13/2013|
Ah, I see. If they get their goal, they prove to Warner Brothers that there's a demand, which means WB will handle promotion/distribution. So the $2 million isn't the entire budget.
Still, they're within a hairsbreadth of 3/4ths of the way there as I'm typing this.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 40||03/13/2013|
r36 is just pissed off he couldn't get anybody to pony up a thousand bucks for his dream project filming fluffy clouds set to his poetic musings.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 41||03/13/2013|
I mean, R36, does have a point. In a way it's gross that the viewers have to shell out $ for a movie whose rights belong to a multi billion dollar corporation. On the other hand, that company will not do it because they think they will lose money on it. So in the end, I did contribute because I know it's not going to happen otherwise.
And R36, yes, possibly Kristen Bell and Rob Thomas have some money, but I assume they're already putting in their share by working for peanuts on a low budget VM. Clearly everyone (cast/crew and fans) are doing it out of love for the project.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 42||03/13/2013|
Amy Sherman-Palladino, take note.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 43||03/13/2013|
Kristen Bell will never happen. She's BO poison. Why don't they replace her with someone who has more audience empathy. Katherine Heigl will do.
VM had an incredible story to tell. It told it in Season 1. Everything was downhill from there.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 44||03/13/2013|
There are so many ways in which this can go wrong and only one for it to go right: Enrico Colantoni shows us that tight little furry body of his.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 45||03/13/2013|
Is there a role for me?
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 46||03/13/2013|
Zombie Amanda Seyfried?
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 47||03/13/2013|
The first two seasons were brilliant. Can't wait for a movie.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 48||03/13/2013|
[quote] VM had an incredible story to tell. It told it in Season 1. Everything was downhill from there.
Exactly. It should have been a mini-series.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 49||03/13/2013|
Sweet Christmas, they're $40K away from hitting their goal.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 50||03/13/2013|
Now down to $20K to the goal.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 51||03/13/2013|
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 52||03/13/2013|
THEY DID IT!
$2 million in something like twelve hours.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 53||03/13/2013|
Ha, that's settled then!
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 54||03/13/2013|
How does kickstarter work? Do they charge your paypal or something, and then if the project never happens they refund your money?
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 55||03/13/2013|
The payments go through Amazon. You're only charged if the project hits its goal.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 56||03/13/2013|
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 57||03/13/2013|
Kristen Bell is a clam? :(
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 58||03/13/2013|
Kristen Bell is not a scientologist! WTF
But Jason Dohring is.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 59||03/13/2013|
No, but Jason Dohrig's father is like King Clam.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 60||03/13/2013|
I thought the donations would slack off once they hit the goal, but they're already up another 150K.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 61||03/13/2013|
I'm guessing $2mil was the cost of filming an episode of the show.
Anyway, the movie is filming this summer ... Kristen Bell is still pregnant!
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 62||03/13/2013|
They're getting publicity.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 63||03/13/2013|
[quote]Warner Bros. Digital Distribution is managing the project, and has agreed to pay for marketing, promotion and distribution. The success of the Kickstarter campaign also gives the project a huge headstart in marketing, promotion and audience engagement, giving digital marketers a direct line to its highly motivated fan base.
Cool! That means all the Kickstarter money will go directly to making the money, and WB will pay for the marketing.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 64||03/13/2013|
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 65||03/13/2013|
This is awesome.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 66||03/13/2013|
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 67||03/14/2013|
I hope it continues to go up. I think a $2 million dollar Veronica Mars movie might be a little lame and cheap-looking.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 68||03/14/2013|
How much do I have to give to get to see a full frontal of Beaver?
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 69||03/14/2013|
Thanks for that link R13, I had never seen it before.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 70||03/14/2013|
[quote] I think a $2 million dollar Veronica Mars movie might be a little lame and cheap-looking.
That's a little more than the cost of filming an episode, plus the actors are going to work for SAG minimum.
Plus, Warner Bros has agreed to pay all marketing, promotional and distribution costs.
VM also has a lot of high profile fans, like Joss Whedon (who actually appeared on the show).
I think we'll get a good movie as long as the script is there.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 71||03/14/2013|
They could make it work with $2mil, but as you said, that is a little more than the cost of an episode which would make for a low budget movie. Hopefully they will raise closer to the 5 million dollar range when all is said and done. That should be enough to craft a decent looking movie.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 72||03/14/2013|
I loved VM. Think I'll go rewatch the series on Netflix if it's still there. Love Kristen Bell, too. I don't get why people hate her. She doesn't seem like a spoiled, affected Hollywood bitch. She seems pretty cool. And she's down with the gays.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 73||03/14/2013|
I don't think people hate Kristen, but she has made some awful romcoms and is married to Dax Shepard so ...
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 74||03/14/2013|
If the movie makes a profit will the people who contributed share in it?
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 75||03/14/2013|
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 76||03/14/2013|
Worked with her, she is kind of a bitch unless you are in her circle or a VIP.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 77||03/14/2013|
I worked with her, too. She was lovely. Mostly hung out with the maintenance workers and extras.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 78||03/14/2013|
Look I don't care what she's like , all I know is that as I said upthread, she was perfect as VM, and I want to see the movie.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 79||03/14/2013|
lol R78 so bitchy..
[quote] If the movie makes a profit will the people who contributed share in it?
then what is the point of contributing your hard earned dollars so a bunch of millionaires can have a movie made? wtf
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 80||03/14/2013|
Because people want the product and the product wouldn't exist otherwise so they are willing to donate to make it happen.
That is the whole idea around Kickstarter, and it has been a very successful enterprise.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 81||03/14/2013|
And it's not like you don't get anything. I kicked in $50 and I get a DVD/Blu Ray and some other merchandise.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 82||03/14/2013|
Because you want to watch it, R80.
The alternative is the movie doesn't get made.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 83||03/14/2013|
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 84||03/14/2013|
[quote]If the movie makes a profit will the people who contributed share in it?
No, they won't, which is why I'd never contribute to a film like this. If it makes millions at the box office, the actors and the studio will make a ton of cash, without taking any risk. All the risk is on the "nobodies" who put their money in and won't see a penny in return.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 85||03/14/2013|
I don't think this movie would make that much, if anything R85 It's more of thank you to fans.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 86||03/14/2013|
R85, what risk?
Anyway, it's either this way or no way. So what you're getting for your money is the movie. That's the return i your investment.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 87||03/14/2013|
I loved her in Deadwood. Her take as the grifter girl was really well done.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 88||03/14/2013|
Jason Dohring is just not attractive to me and hasn't aged well at all. Ryan Hansen on the other hand...
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 89||03/14/2013|
Hey fans! Would you contribute to a movie of "Angie: Everyone's Favorite Philly Pepperpot Waitress," featuring none other than yours truly?
Just testing the waters!
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 90||03/14/2013|
r78 I did work with her and she was kinda bitchy as I said if you were not an actor or a VIP she was bitchy to you.
How nice for you that your make believe experience was better.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 91||03/14/2013|
R88. I agree, she was really good in Deadwood. Overall a good, likable actress.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 92||03/14/2013|
Has anyone seen Reefer Madness? She played Mary Lane.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 93||03/14/2013|
Are we talkin about Kristen Bell here?
I'm puzzled as to why because she is such a non celebrity/actress/mocktress
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 94||03/14/2013|
My guess is this will end with about 5-6mil.
According to an interview with Rob Thomas, WB IS going to pitch in if needed.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 95||03/15/2013|
Why do people like R85 always get their panties in such a bunch? If for some reason it becomes a blockbuster -- highly unlikely given that Warner Bros. DIGITAL and not regular WB is distributing--then it means we'll get more VM movies funded directly by the studios.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 96||03/15/2013|
Kickstarter.com is a digital begging bowl.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 97||03/15/2013|
Rob Thomas is gay, btw.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 98||03/15/2013|
I'm about to go to Twitter and ask Michael Muhney if he'd do the movie if they'd create a twin for his character, Sherrif Don Lamb (seeing as though Don died in the series).
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 99||03/15/2013|
Michael Muhney is EXTREMELY bitter about being killed off and does not talk to anyone from the show.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 100||03/15/2013|
Oh, shit! Harvey Weinstein wants in on the Veronica Mars movie.
I guess we'll be seeing Kristen Bell to be nominated for an Oscar in 2015?
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 101||03/15/2013|
R100, MM responded to someone I know who asked on Twitter, saying that he may be up to it.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 102||03/15/2013|
is the cute black guy going to be in it?
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 103||03/15/2013|
They're planning on having, in addition to Veronica, Logan, and Keith, Wallace, Mac, Dick, Weevil, and Piz, the kid who was Wallace's roommate in college, which may depend more on the actor availability.
Personally, since it's supposed to surround Veronica's high school reunion, I hope they can get Principle Clemmons. Also, Keith's droll, low-rent lawyer friend Cliff.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 104||03/17/2013|
R104, he also said Parker is planned to return in his current outline.
He said he had two ideas: one a dar noir thriller, and a more fan friendly version. He said he's going with the fan friendly version.
I kind of wish he wouldn't.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 105||03/17/2013|
Yeah, writing for the fans is kind of what doomed the show, I think.
I don't know, I'm one of the few who liked the second season, even though it didn't compare to the first season, but it's kind of rare to find that kind of quality carried through more than one year.
For everyone complaining about how fans are using their money when Warner Brothers had plenty to make the movie, WB also had no interest in making it. This proved that there was a demand. Fan support has lead to Joss Whedon getting to make Serenity as a coda to "Firefly," the resurrection of "Futurama," and even the continued existence of the Star Trek franchise, which had been off the air even longer than VM when they finally got Star Trek: The Motion Picture into theaters. This campaign has just been another way to demonstrate to the suits that there are people who want to see this movie, and it may even be more persuasive, because they're willing to put up their own money to make it happen.
I would much prefer to see Kickstarter stay in the realm of mostly truly independent productions, but considering how much I loved this show, I can't begrudge a good outcome.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 106||03/17/2013|
Donations have hit a wall. I think they'll end up with about $4million, and WB will pitch in a bit and we'll get a decent movie.
And yes, Rob Thomas' interview in HitFlix really bothered me. I don't want 2 hours of fan wanking. I think he should go with his gut on this one.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 107||03/17/2013|
This might be off-topic, but does anyone involved with production know what happened with Teddy Dunn aka Duncan Kane? He figured quite prominently in season one, and then was written out halfway through season two. I personally wasn't a fan, but the way his character left the show reeked of off-camera difficulties.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 108||03/17/2013|
R108, it was purely budget and story reasons.
Dunn was awful, though. Duncan Kane could've been a great character if they'd had a decent actor playing him.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 109||03/17/2013|
Will Jackie, Wallace's girlfriend from season two, be in the movie?
Worst character (and actress) ever.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 110||03/19/2013|
I've been rewatching the series again since the announcement. Right now I'm stuck on the Hannah episodes. She was about as charismatic as school bus fire.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 111||03/20/2013|
The payoff for Hannah is good, though. Logan is such an asshole.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 112||03/20/2013|
Yeah, but he and Veronica had mad chemistry. The first time they kissed was amazingly hot.
It's a relationship that never would have lasted, but especially at first, they really did it proud.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 113||03/24/2013|
They've opened the participation up to the EU, Australia, and New Zealand. They jumped pretty quickly to within striking distance of $4 million. I'm going to guess with about two weeks to go, they end up with $4.5 or thereabouts. Which is pretty damned respectable, all things considered.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 114||03/27/2013|
Exciting, though I don't like anything I've heard about the actual movie.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 115||03/27/2013|
They've broken four million, and also opened contributions up to Mexico, Norway, Switzerland, and Brazil.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 116||03/28/2013|
According to one of the script pages Rob Thomas has leaked, Veronica's gotten a dirty mouth on her. "Fuck me running!"
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 117||04/06/2013|
They're now offering rewards for just $1 donations. It's just updates, but they're pretty good so far. Rob Thomas has posted a few pages of the finished screenplay. Looks like Madison is in it.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 118||04/06/2013|
Looks like they opened up the rewards for 1 dollar donations because they want to break the record for most backers. They need over 15700 more in just 5 days to do it, I don't think they are going to make it.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 119||04/06/2013|
I've been emailing with Rob Thomas, and what do you think: is this maybe a hint at a Party Down appearance?
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 120||04/06/2013|
Damn, Brandon, you donated $1000? If you don't live in Austin, can I got to the premiere?
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 121||04/06/2013|
Brandon, tell him NO PIZ!
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 122||04/07/2013|
I can't believe people spent money on this. Even if two million people had each pledged a penny.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 123||04/07/2013|
1 + 1 is B!!!
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 124||04/07/2013|
Oh, hush the fuck up, I wasn't adding to the entire budget. I can't believe people collectively gave to this at all.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 125||04/07/2013|
Similarly, I can't believe somebody feels the need to spend their time complaining about what other people do with their money.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 126||04/07/2013|
It doesn't take much time, and money is everybody's business.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 127||04/07/2013|
New update for backers: directors cut of the launch video!
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 128||04/07/2013|
$5.5 mil with 7 hours to go!
Plus, they just beat the record for number of backers with 87k.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 129||04/12/2013|
So, while the dollar amount isn't the highest ever, they do have the biggest number of backers in Kickstarter history, plus the record for total for a film, plus the records for reaching a million dollars and reaching their goal.
Good work, marshmallows.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 130||04/12/2013|
VOTN, how much did you donate?
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 131||04/12/2013|
$35. That's actually the most I've ever given to a Kickstarter.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 132||04/12/2013|
That's awesome! The $35 reward is really sweet.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 133||04/12/2013|
They screened a teaser at the Veronica Mars panel at Comic-Con.
Apparently, Jamie Lee Curtis has a cameo. I know she and Kristen Bell did a movie together, but I would have thought at this point, she'd be happy to just cash the Activia checks and enjoy bowel regularity.
The years have not been kind to Piz.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 134||07/20/2013|
What do you mean about Piz? Chris Lowell looks gorgeous now. He never did anything for me as Piz.
Still wish he wasn't in the movie, though. The only reason he'd be at the reunion is because he and Veronica are together.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 135||07/20/2013|
I don't know, he was cute when he was younger. He doesn't look to have aged well, at least to my clearly subjective eyes.
And I too wish he wasn't in the movie.
Perhaps he just lives in Neptune and is there to lend moral support. I mean, I can't see Mac being in a real hurry to attend a reunion either.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 136||07/20/2013|
I thought he looked hot in The Help.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 137||07/20/2013|
Kristen Bell looks great for having filmed this a few weeks after having a baby, but I still wish they'd have waited a bit for her to get completely back in shape. But that's me being shallow.
The cinematography looks great.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 138||07/20/2013|
For real trailer. Featuring Ryan Hansen shirtless, and despite prior claims that he got fat, I actually think he looks really good.
He's aged the best out of the men.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 139||01/06/2014|
VOTN, you're right, he does look good! Don't know where the fat rumors originated but he's welcome to jump into my bed anytime!!!
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 140||01/06/2014|
Who saw it at SXSW?
I never saw the show, but I thought it was a solid B+.
Very good dialogue. Witty. Suspenseful. Very nice mystery.
I had no trouble following, though I could tell i'd appreciate some of the smaller characters more if I had watched.
My friend, who is a big VM fan and the reason we went, lived it, but had some minor nitpicks, and I'll try to be as spoiler free as possible:
He was disappointed by the recasting of the murder victim. She's a girl from the show that Veronica went to high school with and I guess the actress couldn't film the movie. He said it didn't hurt the overall movie but that it was disappointing.
He also didnt like the short screentime of Veronica's boyfriend who is barely in the movie, though he admitted most fans would see that as a good thing.
It kind of reminded me of the movie Brick, without the weird talking. I would say the movie was a success, but again, I can only say that as someone who never watched the show.
Krysten Ritter was gorgeous.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 141||03/09/2014|
Was Krysten Ritter on the show? I thought Breaking Bad was her debut.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 142||03/09/2014|
Apparently she was.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 143||03/09/2014|
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 144||03/13/2014|
Anyone watched it yet?
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 145||03/14/2014|
I never saw the show, but just downloaded the movie. It gets decent reviews, I figure at worst, it'll probably be a good as an above-average Lifetime movie, and that's good enough for me.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 146||03/14/2014|
R146, post your review, I'm interested what somebody who never saw the show before will think.
I loved it, but I'm a big fan of the show, so I can't trust my opinion.
At worst, you'll have some nice eye candy. And I think the mystery is pretty damn solid. Tragic even.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 147||03/14/2014|
NY Times reviewed it today. Gave it a passable review but spent more time discussing how and why it got made.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 148||03/14/2014|
Watch throuh the credits for more James Franco and the return of Logan's inspirational message.
I found it interesting how at the end, Veronica and Weevil's story paralleled each other. And Gia? I won't do spoilers, but man, she had it rough.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 149||03/14/2014|
Saw it at a Kickstarter fan screening last night and it was a blast.
The dialogue is fun, the mystery solid and I think Rob Thomas delivered in a big way.
I really did love the series, and my favorite aspect of it was the way he created a weekly mystery in addition to the big mystery arc. The movie couldn't do that, but you can't have everything.
The CW fall of 2015, please. FX even.
BTW, Ryan Hansen should be thanking every backer, because he'll probably get a ton of offers from this.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 150||03/14/2014|
Ryan Hansen's body was amazing in his shirtless scenes.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 151||03/14/2014|
It's on iTunes. Downloading it, now. Loved the show.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 152||03/14/2014|
Shirtless Dick pic from the movie:
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 153||03/14/2014|
"I'm the reason people know that Anne Hathaway has a vagina. Before that they thought 'Yeah, maybe' but they didn't know."
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 154||03/14/2014|
Should be studying, but had to jump on just to kvell a little bit. I had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Even my husband, who is usually very stoic, had a great time, although I think his biggest laugh was the completely random cameo from Ira Glass.
I'll confess, when Weevil got shot, and the camera pulled back to reveal who had shot him, I gasped.
I didn't know where to look first: Ryan Hansen's cum gutters or Jason Dohring's pecs.
As good as Bell, Dohring and Colantoni were, I think my favorites were Hansen and Tina Majorino.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 155||03/15/2014|
Bell's obvious pregnancy weight was a bit distracting, especially since the Veronica character was always so petite. I lost track of how many different baggy black outfits they had to put her in.
By contrast, at least from the all-too-brief glimpses that we got, Dohring's body was looking incredible.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 156||03/15/2014|
I kind of dug the weight on Bell. She dropped it fast, though, so this must have been filmed right after she gave birth.
Dohring's body looked great, but he looked a little thin in the face.
Piz looks so much better now than he did back in Season 3.
Majorino looked amazing.
SPOILERS- Did anyone else catch at the end that Mac was now working for Mars Investigations?
Also, poor Gia. Her dad was a pedophile, she gets into drugs, her friend ODs, she's blackmailed into being some geeks sex slave. She can't even have curtains. And then she's murdered. Pretty tragic life that Gia had.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 157||03/15/2014|
Watched the download tonight, it was good,
very solid and fun. Lots of cameos.
All the Veronica Mars snappy retorts. Love her.
I'd agree with the B+ rating.
One thing...Jason Dohring...was very gaunt,
I'm worried about him. Sick?
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 158||03/15/2014|
He looked good shirtless. But his face did look thin.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 159||03/15/2014|
Other people noticed Dohring's thinness.
I wonder if he hasn't worked much since that vampire show ended.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 160||03/16/2014|
I thought Veronica was funnier than ever, and that the ending to the mystery was incredibly disturbing (in a good way!). The only thing I had an issue with, weirdly, was the media coverage of the murder within the movie. Even though Logan was the son of a movie star, and kind of a Brandon Davis-like gadfly, the headline would never be "Logan Echolls Suspected of Killing Pop Star"…it would be "Pop star dead; Movie Star's Son Suspected in Slaying." Especially if she's expected to be a Gaga-like figure as she is in the movie.
Also, it was a little convenient that the guest stars who went on to bigger fame elsewhere received more screen time this time (i.e. Krysten Ritter and Leighton Meester's character, even though Meester didn't come back, you could tell the part was beefed up because of her fame from Gossip Girl.)
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 161||03/16/2014|
I liked it a lot - had the same VM vibe of the show. Dohring looked awful - skinny and old.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 162||03/16/2014|
R161, the ending WAS really disturbing. Gia was basically a sex slave for the past decade, and couldn't live a normal life.
But Krysten Ritter had a fairly large role in season 2. Probably the biggest female supporting role on the show that wasn't in the main credits during the high school years, so her role makes sense.
And Leighton was supposed to come back, but she was stuck filming out of the country, and VM had such a tight shooting schedule they had to recast. I'm guessing at that point it was too late to rewrite the scrip. Kind of a bummer, but not too much of a big deal.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 163||03/16/2014|
I watched it last night and thought it was ... well, very classic "Veronica Mars," meaning awesome. Great dialogue and great interaction between all the characters, as if the seven-year interim between series and film never even existed.
I, too, noticed both Kristen's thickness around the middle (but knew it was baby weight) as well as Jason's gauntness. He looked pretty good shirtless, though, so I wouldn't necessarily assume it's because of drugs or something. I have friends who are hard-core runners who have physiques like that, including gauntness around the face.
All that said ... I was disappointed by the ending. While I am completely aware that Rob Thomas did it primarily to please the fans, it makes very little sense for Veronica to give up EVERYTHING she busted her ass for over the previous decade -- in particular, finishing at the top of her class at Columbia Law and getting a job offer from what I assume is a big-league firm -- to return to Neptune and her love/hate relationship with the place.
Also, I don't generally mind product placement in films, but this time they went overboard. Not only did literally EVERY character use a Samsung Chromebook computer and/or a Samsung Galaxy phone, the writers wrapped the MOST CRITICAL PLOT POINT around tampering with a Samsung tablet's webcam. I hope Samsung paid them well!
They also introduced two plot points and left them dangling:
1) Logan was not only in the Navy, but a member of the JAG Corps. In other words, he was *already* a lawyer himself. I don't think this was mentioned at *any* point except when he met Veronica at the airport, and there certainly was no explanation why or how both of them ended up going into law. (Also, as a lawyer Logan would've been perfectly capable of choosing his own defense attorney.)
2) Who the hell tried to kill Keith and Deputy Sacks?! Was it Sheriff Lamb, afraid that Sacks was about to reveal all the ongoing corruption at the sheriff's office? Or was it someone from Weevil's gang, afraid that they would be implicated?
Finally, I liked the cameos of Justin Long and Dax Shepard in the nightclub scene, and I had totally forgotten that Amanda Seyfried played Lilly Kane (Veronica's best friend and the subject of the first season's mystery - she's briefly shown in the film in some still shots shown at the HS reunion).
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 164||03/16/2014|
Ugh, I knew this thread would be tainted with a cameo from you-know-who and mentions of school and his husband!
Anyway, the movie was cobbled together pretty quickly, but it was still good. Ryan Hansen stole every scene in which he appeared, proving how underrated he was when Veronica Mars was on the air. And isn't it sad that, once again, It's proven that Veronica Mars is the only character Kristin Bell can play without coming across as a total bitch?
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 165||03/16/2014|
R165, she made a good Disney princess in Frozen.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 166||03/16/2014|
I meant to clarify my statement by saying "live-action character."
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 167||03/16/2014|
I'm surprised no one's mentioned Gia's closet-case beard boyfriend, tracked by Logan to a WeHo bathhouse...
[quote]Ryan Hansen stole every scene in which he appeared, proving how underrated he was when Veronica Mars was on the air.
Agreed, and FYI, he's apparently doing (or has already done) a series of webisodes in character on The CW's Web site.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 168||03/16/2014|
[quote]Logan was not only in the Navy, but a member of the JAG Corps.
He isn't a member of JAG. At the beginning he told Veronica he was meeting with them, which makes sense considering he has been accused of murder.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 169||03/16/2014|
[quote]I'm surprised no one's mentioned Gia's closet-case beard boyfriend, tracked by Logan to a WeHo bathhouse.
Luke probably paid off that drug dealer in season 1 with blowjobs.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 170||03/16/2014|
Btw the producers were always vague during the show's original run as to where exactly the town of Neptune is supposed to be, and in the movie they merely confuse matters further. On the one hand Rob Thomas has claimed that it's in Orange County and "close to San Juan Capistrano." On the other hand almost every exterior in the original series was shot in or near San Diego (which is a long way from San Juan Capistrano).
Although its setting in "Balboa County" is fake, there are a bunch of "Balboas" in the San Diego area, including Balboa Park. Also, in the film we see a taxi listing a phone number with an 858 area code, which covers the area north of San Diego generally called "North County." However, the only remotely "ghetto" area in North County is Oceanside, which is primarily working-class because of its large military presence. (Btw all the exterior scenes at Neptune High were shot at Oceanside High.) Also, the presence of Kane Software suggests Carlsbad, an affluent area south of Oceanside that's home to numerous technology companies.
In any event, the idea propagated in the film of an exclusive, velvet-rope nightclub *anywhere* in the region is a complete joke. I know the stretch between La Jolla and Oceanside exceedingly well, and thus know for certain there are only five types of bars: 1) seedy dive bars; 2) faux dive bars that look vaguely scruffy but charge $6 for a Bud Light; 3) party-hearty places where Oceanside Marines and lower-middle-class community college kids go to party; 4) bars for the geriatric set; and 5) all the cookie-cutter Chili's-types places preferred by the bland suburbanites that populate most of the region's inland areas.
Finally, the house Logan and Dick live in is directly on the beach. That particular stretch of coast is renowned for its cliffs, perhaps most famously in Laguna Beach, and there are virtually *no* stretches of beach on flat, buildable land except for the so-called "Millionaires Row" in Del Mar.
Yes, I know I'm totally overanalyzing this shit.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 171||03/16/2014|
[quote]Who the hell tried to kill Keith and Deputy Sacks?! Was it Sheriff Lamb, afraid that Sacks was about to reveal all the ongoing corruption at the sheriff's office? Or was it someone from Weevil's gang, afraid that they would be implicated?
It looked like an older white guy watching them in the garage, so I would guess not one of the PCHers. Also, Sacks said that Lamb was only a puppet. I'm guessing it was someone at the sheriff's office.
There's a follow-up novel coming out on the 25th written by Rob Thomas that continues the story and is considered in canon. My guess is that will illuminate a bit on the subject.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 172||03/16/2014|
I thought it was pretty funny that Gia lived on "Exposition Blvd".
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 173||03/16/2014|
I love that, R173.
I wish I wore lipstick so I could do that little finger trick Veronica pulled.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 174||03/16/2014|
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 175||03/20/2014|
Best $100 I've ever spent!
I donated through kickstarter, and it was well worth it!
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 176||03/20/2014|
I enjoyed it. I hope they make more. And I hope they make a Party Down movie too. I love Veronica but Logan is gross (altho I admit their first kiss was hot as hell on the show) I just like Pizz better but if you're going have her be with someone let it be Wallace. Mix it up a bit. He's been her lackey for so long, he deserves some ass.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 177||04/01/2014|
Wallace and Veronica would seem so ...incestuous. I don't know why. Maybe because their parents dated.
I could get behind Weevil and Veronica. He's always been in love with her.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 178||04/01/2014|
If anyone is still interested in the darker story that Rob Thomas considered for the movie, it was adapted into the first of four VM mystery novels under the title "The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line." It picks up shortly after the end of the movie, with Veronica and Mac taking over Mars Investigations while Keith recuperates from the attempt on his life.
It was a nice piece of mind candy, but while this might be heresy, I think doing the "we're gettin' the band back together!" plot was a better choice. It kept it accessible to people who hadn't seen the show, but still had enough Easter eggs to keep the long-time fans happy. The book's mystery was a lot more personal for Veronica, as it involved someone she never thought she'd see again coming back to Neptune.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 179||06/03/2014|
[quote]it involved someone she never thought she'd see again coming back to Neptune.
If so please confirm so I can NOT read the book.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 180||06/03/2014|
It's not Duncan.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 181||06/03/2014|
Thanks! Good to hear.
Although, I'm sure Duncan would be more tolerable in book form.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 182||06/03/2014|
He couldn't be any flatter in printer form, so...
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 183||06/03/2014|
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 184||06/03/2014|
Welcome back VotN. I've missed you!
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 185||06/03/2014|
[quote]Btw the producers were always vague during the show's original run as to where exactly the town of Neptune is supposed to be, and in the movie they merely confuse matters further. On the one hand Rob Thomas has claimed that it's in Orange County and "close to San Juan Capistrano." On the other hand almost every exterior in the original series was shot in or near San Diego (which is a long way from San Juan Capistrano).
I always thought it was near San Diego... doesnt Veronica even say this in the Pilot?
[quote]Anyway, the movie was cobbled together pretty quickly
Funny because I actually felt the story was cobbled together.
[quote]Who the hell tried to kill Keith and Deputy Sacks?!
I thought it was pretty clear that it was someone/people from the Sheriff's Department that caught on to Sacks being a snitch.
[quote]Gia was basically a sex slave for the past decade.
Did it go on for that long? I was under the impression that the events on the Yacht took place a few years after High School.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 186||06/03/2014|
In the movie, they said Susan Knight's disappearance happened 9 years earlier.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 187||06/03/2014|
So when is the sequel? The movie made its budget back and more.
I want a dark Veronica now that the fanwanking is out of the way.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 188||06/05/2014|
Personally, I'd rather they see if Amazon or Netflix wanted to do a 6-episode season. Don't get me wrong, I'm still delighted that the movie happened at all, and if they were to run a Kickstarter for a sequel, I'd be first in line, but I think the concept works best when it's spread out and you get clues to the mystery a little at a time, and then the big reveal is that much more satisfying.
|by Dick Casablancas||reply 189||06/06/2014|