I recently saw this movie, really good, almost great, and loved the performance by the lead, Shameik Moore. Its nice to find out that this is a case of local boy, excuse me PC police, young man, makes good. Hope he becomes a big star and has a long career.
This movie is not the best writing in Hollywood, but for someone who comes from the streets of the same place where its shot, I think it did ok..3 stars out of 5 from me..jose Cardenas...tutiebx
Curt went 16-7 if anyone cares...no...no one....oh well...
It was a very good movie.
DOPE looks interesting.
Split screen has worked brilliantly in movies such as "blow out" and "rules of attraction."
Since the tax credit is transferable it is a little more complicated that 70% of nothing. The 30% tax credit is sold to any third party having a Georgia tax liabilty. Some amount of the tax lost is recovered in taxing the money that is spent. The owning entity gets a tax credit but not the recipients. By the way the tax credits sell at 90% of face value the 10% goes to local legal and financial brokers who sell these contracts who are in turn taxed. If you leave it at that then the state is losing money and this where the 18 cents in the dollar studies come in to play. This ignores all the economic effects that flow from that simplistic starting point.
What is the economic benefit of building 8 production studios? These are long term real estate and employment investments who pay real estate, payroll and other taxes to their local governments. None of these businesses benefit directly from the tax credit which is given exclusively to production companies.
What is the impact of catering, equipment rental, and other support businesses who are entirely local and pay taxes which have no direct benefit of the tax subsidy?
What is the benefit to thousands of production crew members from carpenters and lighting technitians to script supervisors. IATSE (the local stage hands union) employment is up by some astounding amount.
What if this tax credit, not unlike the "subsidies" that state of Georgia bestows on Gergia Tech results in a native, local and permanent film industry not unlike the high tech innovative comapnies forming around the Tech campus in Midtown? Is this a misuse of tax money? I am not an economist, I don't acknowledge that that the tax credit is a net money loser.
Even if I am wrong on the picayune debate of net tax revenue, what is the brand value or goodwill generated by having this interesting industry a vital part of our state and city?
If one local aspiring actor, director, cinematographer gets an opportunity that would have not just passed him by, but never occurred to him or her, would this not qualify as good use of tax money. If this was a discussion of subsidizing the Arts would you be so bent out of shape?
Finally, the tax credit is a great success, an overwhelming succes. If nothing else we don't have to watch movies set in the eastern US filmed in the brown desert environs of LA.
I already really liked this movie, but this scene made me love it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGY44DIQb-…
It's really good as long as you ignore the Isaac Asimov universe.
I can't wait to see this ! :^) i'm going with my new girlfriend because the last one didn't want to go
Assassinated? No. Friendly fire happens in every war. Look at some of the incidents in WWII if you really want to be outraged.
The outrage here is the lyin' ass military power structure.
Three bullets to the head? He was assassinated.
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Debbie Michaud proceeds to deem ALL Canadian Gov Accountants and Gov people that balance tax budgets IDIOTS.
"What's harder to determine, though, is whether the tax credit is worth the tens of millions of dollars sacrificed annually in state revenue as a result."
If this short sighted understanding of econ were true then the Canadians have had it wrong for over WELL OVER 20+ years.
Once again the 'press' gets it wrong by ignoring WHY we are here in the film tax incentive world. 4th paragraph by the time she questions tax incentives. MOST IMPORTANTLY she makes NO mention why we have tax incentives in the first place.
Did we dream it up needing tax incentives Debby? Do you really think we want all that extra political work just to work????
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Boyhood, Richard Linklater, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, JK Simmons, Patricia Arquette.
Well as best picture I agree it will not win but Grand Budapest had it all. Acting. Direction. Plot. But most of all it was an enjoyable experience. I looked Birdman for acting and message of what it is like which is my next favorite. The rest actually ho hum. Tired of "I want and Oscar" pictures. When the average person can spot them a mile away it is time to get back to making film because they are a good idea not just a stars whim.
It's my understanding that the book doesn't provide any romance that the film lacks. In fact, it's a textbook abusive relationship.
The movie had its issues, but I liked it. More importantly, it was something new. It was not a reboot or a sequel. I need more movies that are not sequels and not reboots.
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