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Alien.

Accept no substitutes.
May 18, 2017 3:01 AM
Feuer und Eis
D Ray
Feuer und EisWill Ridley Scott redeem himself for his 21st century dreck?

I loved Prometheus and The Martian. What is wrong with you people? I'm sick and tired of this RedLetterMedia cynical bullshit with any creative expansion upon something THAT ISN'T FUCKING MARVEL.

The Martian was good. Prometheus was a great idea with horrific execution.

What does any of this have to do with Marvel?

Excuse the fainted grudge against this sense of pop culture being dictated by a single entity as the only form of acceptable entertainment without question. I may have overstepped my boundaries.

Apology accepted. I understand your concern and it's not completely unwarranted.

Honestly, I was really looking forward to Prometheus, and it started well. Then... things went awry, you could say.
May 11, 2017 10:36 PM
Feuer und EisWill Ridley Scott redeem himself for his 21st century dreck?

I loved Prometheus and The Martian. What is wrong with you people? I'm sick and tired of this RedLetterMedia cynical bullshit with any creative expansion upon something THAT ISN'T FUCKING MARVEL.

The Martian was good. Prometheus was a great idea with horrific execution.

What does any of this have to do with Marvel?
May 11, 2017 10:04 PM
It's here.

"I want to ask you some questions."
shitshitshitshitshitshitshitshit...

http://bladerunnermovie.com/
May 9, 2017 11:43 AM
Rated NCC-1701This thing cannot rape my eyeballs fast enough.

Wait, was that Pauley Perette? Cuz that would be noice.

PS: No Rachel, yet Deckard lives. Gonna need some context on this, movie.

Lots of stuff online about Sean Young not being cast. That being said, there are plenty of stories about her being, shall we say, difficult to work with. So there's that.

And yes, context will be necessary.
May 9, 2017 12:26 AM
The real question is, is K a replicant?
May 4, 2017 11:34 PM
Between Scott trying to remake Alien and his cluster of a movie in Prometheus, and Cameron's creepy obsession with blue kitty people, I'm beginning to think there's something in the water in dear old Hollywood. These guys really need to let it go.
May 4, 2017 12:07 AM
Black PhilipWell admittedly it was no The Tree of Life but I enjoyed Avatar.

I enjoyed it too, but Avatar was nothing more than an interesting experiment. Cameron needs to lose this obsession with blue kitty people. But it's likely too late. :(
Apr 30, 2017 11:51 AM
Death Proof
http://deadline.com/2017/04/m-night-shyamalan-glass-unbreakable-split-sequel-bruce-willis-samuel-l-jackson-james-mcavoy-1202077681/


We're finally getting our Unbreakable sequel. The gods have smiled upon us.

My favorite Shamalamadingdong movie. I've always asked the question; how would Unbreakable have been received if it had come out before The Sixth Sense? Unbreakable was a better film IMO, but HJO certainly carried TSS.
Apr 27, 2017 2:07 AM
Rated NCC-1701
D Ray
Rated NCC-1701
D Ray
Robin McDonaldHarrison Ford was headlined in an article saying there was one scene he would change in Force Awakens. And thought he was right.?
He said he would make sure Leia and Luke were there to watch him die rather than the two new characters.

This is why actors don't write scripts or stories.

But he came up with "I know" for Empire, and he had the foresight of accidentally contracting explosive diarrhea during the swordman scene in Raiders. ?That's range, people.

It'll be interesting to know Luke's reaction of Han's death, from lightyears away. Also, is he going to be visited by Spirit Yoda/Ben/Anakin, only to pull a Zahn with them saying "yeah, well there's that whole Force cohesion thing and all, so y'know, PEACE NYUKKUH!!", leaving him with his "one truth"?

Yeah, well, you got me on the Empire and Raiders things, that's for sure. Takes a great talent to come up with that sort of spur of the moment inspiration. ;)

Luke was on that precipice ready to throw himself off it when Rey showed up and interrupted. That's why he looked so angry. And confused. And disappointed. All at once. Now THAT is range! :D

No, I don't think the spirit gang is going to show up (geez, please no...).

Aw c'mon, you know you want to see those three bicker at each other for 30 years, prompting Luke to suicide, only to realize that he'd still have to hear them in the afterlife.

Story synopsis for Star Wars X. :D
Apr 22, 2017 12:32 PM
Obi Spenobi
Robin McDonaldI just want to say I love Star Trek, Star Wars nerd talk.
Very passionate positions and yet nothing about it matters.

But, why? Why is Star Wars so addictive? I want to think and talk about it endlessly, even though I know it's a lightning in a bottle experience that's now an enjoyable franchise of middling films. I hold back so much because I know it's pointless.

Yes. A "lightning in a bottle experience" that has endured for 40 years and spawned millions of fans all over the world and raked in billions of dollars. It's SF fantasy fluff. It's silly in many, many places. It's horrifically bad in many, many places. It makes you roll your eyes, laugh when you shouldn't, NOT laugh when you should, and then line up to see it all again.

So what?
Apr 22, 2017 12:08 AM
Rated NCC-1701
D Ray
Robin McDonaldHarrison Ford was headlined in an article saying there was one scene he would change in Force Awakens. And thought he was right.?
He said he would make sure Leia and Luke were there to watch him die rather than the two new characters.

This is why actors don't write scripts or stories.

But he came up with "I know" for Empire, and he had the foresight of accidentally contracting explosive diarrhea during the swordman scene in Raiders. ?That's range, people.

It'll be interesting to know Luke's reaction of Han's death, from lightyears away. Also, is he going to be visited by Spirit Yoda/Ben/Anakin, only to pull a Zahn with them saying "yeah, well there's that whole Force cohesion thing and all, so y'know, PEACE NYUKKUH!!", leaving him with his "one truth"?

Yeah, well, you got me on the Empire and Raiders things, that's for sure. Takes a great talent to come up with that sort of spur of the moment inspiration. ;)

Luke was on that precipice ready to throw himself off it when Rey showed up and interrupted. That's why he looked so angry. And confused. And disappointed. All at once. Now THAT is range! :D

No, I don't think the spirit gang is going to show up (geez, please no...).
Apr 21, 2017 2:16 AM
Robin McDonaldHarrison Ford was headlined in an article saying there was one scene he would change in Force Awakens. And thought he was right.?
He said he would make sure Leia and Luke were there to watch him die rather than the two new characters.

This is why actors don't write scripts or stories.
Apr 18, 2017 1:20 AM
The YETI
I am still trying to figure out how they are going to shoot around Fisher.
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Well, that's a great question, since the topic has been muddied by Lucasfilm now. There was an article a few days ago saying Fisher's estate (her brother, I think) said they were going to use footage from VII and VIII that had not been shown in either episode (stuff left on the proverbial cutting room floor) to piece her involvement in IX together. Then Lucasfilm, just yesterday (president Kathleen Kennedy) at the SWC directly contradicted that report, saying she had "no idea why he said that." She went on to confirm in a Good Morning America interview that Carrie Fisher would not reprise her role in Episode IX.?

See the article here:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2017/04/14/kathleen-kennedy-confirms-carrie-fisher-not-in-star-wars-episode-ix/100486934/

So we have confusion between Disney and Lucasfilm apparently.

Carrie had already completed her filming for VIII when she died. My guess is, she'll be there if Disney wants her there.

Edit - sorry for the confusion on the Roman numerals. Not enough coffee this morning. :D
Apr 15, 2017 12:30 PM
James MacKinnon
D Ray
The GuyDigging the new score, sounds like Williams has amped it up to 11.

Looking forward to this film not being hampered by the old cast.?

How do you feel TFA was "hampered by the old cast"? It's 30 years after ROTJ; how else were they supposed to connect the new series with the old? Just reminisce about it? You really would have preferred not seeing Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewie?

We already know Leia, Chewie, and Luke will be integral to SWXIII. They have to be. The saga continues. The work of Heroes is never done.

I think the universe is big enough that they didn't need to lean on these characters (or their children...) but I understand why they did it. I love star wars. Love the characters, love the setting, love the sounds and?the music.... all of it.

That being said they really need to step outside of their comfort zone more often. There's soooo much potential there and they're only scraping the surface!

I understand what you're saying, but be real... the vast majority of SW fans want the old characters, the ones they fell in love with, the ones continuing the fight. You can't just jump into a totally new set of characters without involving the old. And the real issue, as I'm sure you understand is, Disney will milk the cow until it's dry, dry, dry.

Why would they do otherwise? The old characters will be gone soon enough. Then everyone can complain about Rey and Finn and Poe showing up in Episode X.

You know they're going to do it.
Apr 15, 2017 2:55 AM
The GuyDigging the new score, sounds like Williams has amped it up to 11.

Looking forward to this film not being hampered by the old cast.?

How do you feel TFA was "hampered by the old cast"? It's 30 years after ROTJ; how else were they supposed to connect the new series with the old? Just reminisce about it? You really would have preferred not seeing Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewie?

We already know Leia, Chewie, and Luke will be integral to SWXIII. They have to be. The saga continues. The work of Heroes is never done.
Apr 15, 2017 2:39 AM
Death ProofSometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

Exactly.
Apr 11, 2017 4:56 PM
[quote][font=Verdana]Another narrative function is that the failure of a weapon can leave the honor of a hero relatively unblemished (e.g., the carpenter blaming his tools), so we cannot discount this either. As a counterpoint, however, a sword's failure may also be an intimate and personal failure in a sense too. One cannot, for example, avoid the implication that sword failure may allude vaguely to erectile failure. In the immortal words of Captain Hammer, "The Hammer is my penis." Don't feel bad Thor, it happens to the best of us. Freud aside, to the extent that our hero really is invested in his weapon, its failure is an embarrassment. What is Thor without his hammer? Without his criterion of worth (only those worthy can lift the hammer or pull the sword from the stone), Thor's distinguished identity is in jeopardy. In this sense, sword failure expresses doubt without total indictment. The hero is not simply his weapon, but he is linked with it. A true hero may reforge a blade (Aragorn) or come to bestowed with a new weapon (Beowulf is gifted with Naegling after his first sword melts when it contacts Grendel's blood). In essence, weapon-ile dysfunction is not proof of lost manhood, but rather the moment of doubt that occurs before it is recovered. And, of course, it's not just about penises. People commonly have nightmares about losing teeth, not being able to run, having to take a test without having studied, going to school naked, etc. [/font][/quote]
So... how does this work if the warrior is a woman?
Apr 11, 2017 11:39 AM
Death Proof
Janson Jinnistan
Thunder C. WordI think The Net was the first one to deal with the ACTUAL internet. Sort of.

Do you mean the world wide web?

I think even Lawnmower Man beat it to that.


The internet existed before the web. In the old days, we used DOS-based command lines to connect to email and newsgroups through services like Delphi. Graphic-based interfaces like Compuserve, AOL and Prodigy came shortly thereafter which made it more user friendly. Web sites appeared within a year or two later like Yahoo, Lycos, and various government, educational and business sites. (although some of these already existed as FTP sites and the like)

Oh, to have jumped on the domain name bandwagon back in the day. Most people didn't have the slightest idea of the potential web site names had. Pizza.com sold for 2.5 million. Business.com went for $300 million. Granted, you might have had a tough time with certain trademarked names like Burger King or Pizza Hut, but something like Mcdonalds.com or jackinthebox.com could be negotiable if you built an actual site for it instead of just cybersquatting.


Of course, in the old days we also had BBS's - local message boards. You could upload and download files, leave messages, and even play online games. And if it was a BBS in your local calling area it was free. I met a few friends of mine that way back in the 90's.


In 1991 I was producing a newsletter on my Packard Bell 286 computer, using graphics downloaded from BBS message boards. I was also chatting with others on that board from late 1990 on, members all over the world. So yes, the internet has been around for at least that long, twenty-seven years, and had to have been up and running for a while to be as complex as it was even then. Mid-eighties sounds about right for the first of the BBS creations.
Apr 3, 2017 8:45 PM
Wooley
Bos GrunniensYou forgot Sucker Punch.

You all forgot Sucker Punch!

I actually liked Sucker Punch.

So did I, but I've fought that battle a dozen times on this site. :D
Apr 1, 2017 5:21 PM