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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
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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
147 reviews, 41%, 5.5/10. Not good. :(
Apr 1, 2017 12:59 AM
James MacKinnonI have to say I'm not THAT excited about Batgirl, but maybe Whedon can be the shot in the arm that the DCCU needs to get out of this "everything is gray and sad" funk that they've been stuck in the last few movies.

I dunno, this just sounds good to me.

Sounds to me like "here's all the fuckin' money we can put into one gigantic suitcase. PLEASE!!!! Get DC out of the doldrums!"

But... Batgirl???

DC's answer to Guardians of the Galaxy? Is that what they're thinking, maybe?
Mar 31, 2017 2:11 AM
Feuer und EisThe issues with the cast can easily be overlooked due to the collective talent, but the director never inspired much confidence beyond an early matinee/rental for me. Blade Runner is going to be the real deal when it comes to cyberpunk this year.

Please... make it so. Blade Runner, of all the great SF classics, deserves a followup worthy of the original.
Mar 31, 2017 2:08 AM
Well, that didn't take long.

73 reviews, 53%, 5.7/10.

Lots of comparisons to the anime, which I knew would happen, and comments about flat characters. Unfortunate. :(
Mar 30, 2017 9:43 PM
Obi SpenobiAnyone else feel like the Raimi films still hold the spot for best Spidey-suit?


D RayDowney and Iron Man are in the movie because Downey and Iron Man sell. Yes, they wrote it for Tony to be the father figure, but if that's all they were looking for, why not Steve Rogers, or Clint (who has a family)? Because Downey and Iron Man sell.

Iron Man's insane marketability doesn't diminish how appropriate it is to have him mentor Peter. And who the hell would want to see Hawkeye as Spider-Man's ?coach?

Considering how far along the Marvel Cinematic Universe is, and how redundant it would be to have another movie ?where Uncle Ben ?bleeds out in the street, this looks like a smart way to go. We're all so familiar with Spider-Man at this point that there's no need to see his street-hero days. Granted, I bet Spider-Man's introduction to the franchise would have been smoother had a movie like this came out before Civil War.

The question regarding Steve Rogers or Clint as his coach was facetious.

The way Spidey was brought in during Civil War was fine, IMO. And agreed, we don't need to rehash his origin, although I'm sure it will be addressed in Homecoming.

And regarding Tony, we all know RDJ isn't getting any younger (he'll be 52 next week) and at some point will be hanging up the Iron Man suit, so yes, they'll milk that cow for all it's worth. While he could certainly play Tony/Iron Man for another 5 years at least, he's expressed wanting to let the character go. He's under contract for Infinity War, the next Avengers, and if they do a Hulk solo, he would likely be in that as well. IW is set for next year's release, Avengers sequel probably 2019, and perhaps even one more Spiderman movie. So Tony will be around through 2020 or 2021 is my guess.
Mar 30, 2017 12:19 PM
Special Agent Cooper
Death Proof
I think you're missing the point. Peter doesn't have a father. He's looking to Tony like he's a surrogate dad. And Tony (apparently) never had kids... and this is his chance to be not only a mentor but a father figure to a kid who reminds him of a younger version of himself. Impulsive but brilliant.

I really like the relationship they're setting up between the two (and who wouldn't like a shot at Aunt May - GRRROWL) but I guess I'm just stupid because I think it looks good and has a lot of heart.

I'll admit I've become something of a curmudgeon when it comes to modern movies, especially Hollywood. I don't give current releases the benefit of the doubt the way I used to, because I've been burned too many times. Also I'm quite simply not a fan of this "cinematic universe" stuff.

I see what you mean though, and yeah, the new Aunt May is absolutely MILFtastic. I can completely understand wanting to be Peter's uncle

Downey and Iron Man are in the movie because Downey and Iron Man sell. Yes, they wrote it for Tony to be the father figure, but if that's all they were looking for, why not Steve Rogers, or Clint (who has a family)? Because Downey and Iron Man sell.
Mar 30, 2017 12:31 AM
Back down to 62%, likely will end up in the 50's. A lot has been put to film over the last few years for this to make more than a minor impact. Some will, as expected, compare it to the original animated film, others will view it as basically an exercise in CGI, nothing more. Filmmakers can now do literally anything they want in special effects, so this movie will hold few surprises, even if the story is told well. After a while, too much really is too much.
Mar 29, 2017 12:57 PM
Todd1700Do any of the fight sequences in the DC world happen during daylight hours? Every time I watch one of these things the screen stays dark so much I feel like I have glaucoma.?

Daylight fights are reserved exclusively for Marvel. It's in the contract.
Mar 27, 2017 7:44 AM
Rumpled 4 Skin
D Ray
Cyborg... whatever... No use for this character.

He comes with free wi-fi and can open cans and shit [img]http://forums.everythingicafe.com/data/MetaMirrorCache/photar.net_emoji_emoji_E405.png[/img]

Better be some big fukin' cans, then! :D
And the wifi better be like Roadrunner, or Google hi-speed! :D
Mar 27, 2017 3:05 AM