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Rated NCC-1701The mind swims with possiblity. Are those in the intiial pic just a bunch of bit player extras in a background, or are they successors of the New NEW Republic whose names I'll have to memorize by rote and collect their plastic likenesses if Hasbro ever bothers getting their shit together...

That last pic is one for the ages.

Extras from like an opera or casino or some rich uppity type place
May 24, 2017 6:41 PM
that's not Saoirse, that's Billie Lourd, Carrie fisher's daughter

But yes on Del Toro and Dern
May 24, 2017 3:32 PM

imgur album
May 24, 2017 3:21 PM
Lots of pics in this




Laura Dern



May 24, 2017 3:19 PM
I think it's okay that the characters come to the "wrong" conclusion (if the boy was actually guilty). ?That's kind of the point, imo. ?The whole crux of the message is that you have to prove the boy did it, not that he has to prove he didn't. ?Could the boy have done it? ?Absolutely, but that's how the justice system works. ?Better to let a guilty person free than imprison someone who isn't.

I was describing the movie to a friend who hadn't seen it, and he was like, "so, the boy did it and they let him go?" ?Thinking it was a bad message. ?But I stressed that the point is "innocent until proven guilty" and they didn't have enough evidence to convict (arguable, but these particular 12 individuals didn't think so in the end).
May 23, 2017 1:27 PM
On a random side note, I wish the

"do you hear that?"

"I don't hear anything"


trope would die already
May 22, 2017 5:49 PM
At first, the whole going-down-to-alien-planet-without-protection issue got to me. Like, the whole movie practically falls apart because of it. But then it occurred to me...they did the same thing in Stargate. But because an airborne pathogen is never hinted at or expected, it never once occurred to me it was a bad idea.

Other than that, I thought the movie was fine.
May 22, 2017 1:45 PM
Rumor has it the Klingons are some sort of "ancient" klingons, and that "normal" klingons will also feature. ?But I don't know how credible that is, just something I read online.
May 19, 2017 6:49 PM
Starring Sonequa Martin-Green from Walking Dead
May 18, 2017 1:53 PM

He resigned
May 17, 2017 7:26 PM
[font=arial, sans-serif]125 reviews and 75% rating[/font]

[font=arial, sans-serif]Better than I would have expected[/font]
May 15, 2017 4:04 PM
someone mentioned Spike TV, which reminded me of the Joe Shmo show.

It was a reality show akin to The Real World where everyone lived in a house, but every week a person was voted off the show until there was one left, who was the winner.

The kicker is that everyone on the show were actors playing a stereotypical "character", except the one guy ("Joe Shmo"). He thought he was in an actual reality show. It was pretty entertaining. The ending:

Edit: apparently I forgot how to do spoilers, and can't edit.
[spoiler] The "asshole" character was the last one left along with joe Shmo. The "asshole" character ended up winning, but then the show revealed itself to Joe Shmo, and revealed it was all staged for him, and he flipped out.[/spoiler]

It went to a second season, where they had 2 "Joe Shmo's", one man one woman. About midway through the season, the woman caught on that the show was fake, so they had to break the news to her and bring her into the cast. The man remained clueless.
May 2, 2017 1:44 PM
Plenty of people go with San Andreas as their favorite. The size of the world and all the stuff you could do is pretty much does it for people.

But what I really liked about Vice City that none of the games after had really done to the same degree was being able to buy all the properties through the town. I felt like I was really "taking over" and becoming a mob boss.
May 1, 2017 6:11 PM
anyone see the Assassin's Creed movie?

I think as far as an adaptation from a game goes, they hit all the right just...wasn't a very good movie.

I felt like they didn't explain the Abstergo facility very well, and I couldn't tell who was on what side. ?Either I missed it, or they weren't very clear in communicating it.
May 1, 2017 4:09 PM
there was that shortlived show called "Drive", starring Nathan Fillion. This was sorta his return to TV after the cancellation of Firefly, but I think it only went 4 episodes before being cancelled. If I recall, the premise was a contest where the contestants had to drive across the country to do...something. I didn't even watch it. But I am glad Fillion went on to be in Castle, which has done much better for him.

There was also another show called "The Event", that I think only went a season. Everyone blacked out for like, 12 minutes or something? And no one could explain why? But the show was shown out of order, and the characters were always talking about things that the audience was not privy to. I think it was trying to be the next Lost.
May 1, 2017 3:05 PM
Makes me wonder what I'm missing. I really enjoyed Iron Man, Avengers 1, Ant-Man, Dr Strange, and the Capt America Movies. But Guardians 1 did really nothing for me.

I don't know if it's because, historically, I have no idea who these characters are (never heard of Guardians of the Galaxy until the movie came out), or maybe the movie was just..."too much", I dunno. ?The bigger the spectacle the more my eyes glaze over, maybe. Which is why I prefer Capt America movies over Avengers. They tend to be more "personal" in scope and less about world-ending stuff.

I like all the actors, though...Pratt, Cooper, Saldana, and the Bautista character is actually pretty hilarious.

Apr 27, 2017 4:06 PM
Popsicle Pete
"Hotness" aside, I do think a lot of the pick-up artists and so forth use tactics that would really only attract women who aren't so bright, have low self-esteem, or have emotional issues that they can take advantage of. This, of course, leads the gurus to believe that all women are like this and essentially "crazy." The women they claim to want (who don't exist, they insist), are unimpressed and will generally try to avoid them.

It's a downward spiral of confirmation bias. They only seek (even if subconsciously) the women who fit their expectations.
Apr 27, 2017 2:18 PM
The problem with situations like this is that the diehards, even though faced with evidence that O'Reilly might be a scumbag, will just double-down in their devotion to him. He'll probably end up the better for it.

Same thing with matter the ethical missteps he takes, his fans will mostly just double their devotion, in order to avoid appearing "wrong" or fighting the "obvious" liberal conspiracy against him.
Apr 27, 2017 2:12 PM
I like Abram's movies, generally. His casting is usually good, the writing is fine (though I'm not a great judge on writing, but I like it enough myself), there's a good mix of action, drama, and comedy.

But my biggest criticism I guess I have with him is that he sometimes favors presentation over logic or plot.

in Star Trek, I guess it's a cool moment when spock looks up to the sky and sees his planet destroyed, but that doesn't make any damn sense, unless that snow planet happens to be Vulcan's moon (which, I don't actually know if it is or not).

A similar moment in Force Awakens, when the Starkiller laser blows up everything, and people can see what's happening on a planet, presumably, far away.

Again in Star Trek, he favored having a popular, charismatic star like Cumberbatch play a character formerly as Indian in ethnicity (played by a hispanic guy originally, but either way, Cumberbatch is neither of these). And Carol Marcus is British, when originally she wasn't.

Maybe those things only matter to Trekkies and Star Wars Lore hounds, but Abrams seems to take the approach of "as long as it looks cool, or is a dramatic moment, we can hand wave the inconsistencies" in order to deliver the "punch".
Apr 27, 2017 2:09 PM
also weird that he laments the loss of values, monogamy, and marriage, yet brags about his erotic conquests
Apr 26, 2017 2:24 PM