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Posting on the DKR thread just now made me want to do this.

- Dumb faked death: Weyland's is even more wacky than Batman's. You could at least argue Batman is nuts and didn't let his friends in on it just to fuck with them.

- Dumb technology: Male only surgical machines, sentient holograms, egg controls, etc. vs. Countdown Timers, ID erasers, Wall Street transaction approval process, etc. Man, they're both rough. It's a tie, but not a big deal because they're just movies. If they were better movies you wouldn't care.

- Dumb Henchmen: Bane trains them for years to follow him to the death vs. Weyland's wacky crew is thrown together seemingly by who's facebook profile made him giggle. Batman wins this round even though Bane's henchmen really should have handled the cops and/or shot Catwoman in the neck.

- Dumb Love Scene: Bruce gets some while he's down on his luck by an oddly horny for broken down old men evil temptress taking time out from destroying the city vs. "It's easy to make life", "I can't, jerk", "I'm sorry", "Tee-hee, It's okay. Let's fuck!". Batman seems slightly more plausible.

- Dumb Bad Guy Death: Bane gets taken out by Catwoman vs. Charlize squished by a rolling donut. Batman turns left and wins.

- Dumb Dramatic Ship Explosion: See Batman's faked death in the sunset vs. undeveloped wagering crew slowly crashing into donut. Tie

- Dumb Fight Scene: Crew vs. Zombie and Stinky Cops vs. Bane's Dudes. Both pretty jawdropping dumb and lame. Tie.

- Dumb Accents: Everybody in Prometheus uses a funny accent vs. Bane's Sean Connery Mumble. Prometheus felt more like an onset bet, but kinda works. Bane is silly baby talk. Prometheus wins.

- Dumb "I'm Out": Alfred abandoning Bruce vs. Beavis and Butthead running from dead Engineers. Prometheus would win here, but then they had to suddenly become brave and pet the snake. So Alfred turning into a crying pussy wins.

- Dumb Travel: Batman magically crosses continents to get back to Gotham in the nick of time vs. Engineer not needing a helmet to track down that red headed bitch that turned left. I guess technically it could have taken Bruce weeks to get back and they just didn't show it, Batman wins.

TDKR wins by technical knockout. Prometheus is the dumber movie. Both were dumb but measly entertaining. I guess i was more entertained with Prometheus because i had lower expectations and the eye candy/Fassbender helped. When it was time to watch TDKR i was fed up and bored.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/04/cern-discovery-higgs-boson-subatomic-particle_n_1648354.html?ir=Science

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GENEVA/LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) - Scientists at the CERN research centre have found a new subatomic particle that could be the Higgs boson, the basic building block of the universe.

"I can confirm that a particle has been discovered that is consistent with the Higgs boson theory," said John Womersley, chief executive of Britain's Science & Technology Facilities Council, at an event in London.

Joe Incandela, spokesman for one of the two teams hunting for the Higgs particle told an audience at CERN near Geneva: "This is a preliminary result, but we think it's very strong and very solid."

The Higgs particle, although crucial for understanding how the universe was formed, remains theoretical. It explains how particles clumped together to form stars, planets and even life.

Without the Higgs particle, the particles that make up the universe would have remained like a soup, the theory goes.

It is the last undiscovered piece of the Standard Model that describes the fundamental make-up of the universe. The model is for physicists what the theory of evolution is for biologists.

What scientists don't yet know from the latest findings is whether the particle they have discovered is the Higgs boson as described by the Standard Model, a variant of the Higgs or an entirely new subatomic particle that could force a rethink on the fundamental structure of matter.

The last two possibilities are, in scientific terms, the most exciting.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Prometheus
« on: August 01, 2011, 05:22:07 PM »
This is my most anticipated movie of next year, so it deserves it's thread because i want to since it's Ridley Scott back to sci-fi (and the Alien universe, even though it's not related to those movies, so no prequel fears i hope) and the casting is fantastic: Guy Pearce, Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, and my new favourite rising star, Michael Fassbender.

Here's some new shitty photos from the comic-con footage:

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/50633

EDIT: and Giger is involved. I was hoping those sets wouldn't be imitations, but seems the man was working on it.

It seems the movie has finished shooting.
I love how in all those screens you see real sets, practical stuff and no hint of cgi. I just hope Ridley has one more masterpiece left in him.

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Shootin' the Breeze / I don't know about you...
« on: July 26, 2011, 07:48:49 PM »
...but this might be the best thing ever:

http://www.dezeen.com/2010/07/23/the-end-of-history-by-brewdog/

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Shootin' the Breeze / If Famous Directors Directed the Super Bowl
« on: February 05, 2010, 11:27:46 PM »
http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid271557392?bctid=64790979001

It's actually pretty excelent, except for the lame Tarantino part.

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News & Not News / Parents kill daughter with God
« on: October 12, 2009, 03:25:21 PM »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8294225.stm

A US couple who prayed rather than seeking medical attention for their dying daughter have been sentenced to six months in jail.

Dale and Leilani Neumann, of Wisconsin, could have received up to 25 years in prison over the 2008 death of Madeline Neumann, who was known as Kara.

The 11-year-old died of an undiagnosed but treatable form of diabetes.

Judge Vincent Howard ordered the couple to serve one month in jail each year for the next six years.

One parent will serve the term in March and the other in September.

The judge told the Neumanns this would give them time to "think about Kara and what God wants you to learn from this".

He added that they were "very good people, raising their family, who made a bad decision, a reckless decision".

He added: "God probably works through other people, some of them doctors."

In addition to the custodial sentence, the Neumanns were also put on 10 years' probation, as part of which they must allow a nurse to examine their two youngest surviving children at least once every three months, and must immediately take their children to a doctor in case of any serious injuries.

Prosecutors said the couple had recklessly killed the youngest of their four children by ignoring clear symptoms of severe illness as she became too weak to speak, eat, drink or walk.

They said the couple had a legal duty to take their daughter to a doctor but had instead relied totally on prayer for healing.

Kara died on the floor of the family's rural home as people surrounded her and prayed. The emergency services were only called after she stopped breathing.

In their defence, the parents said they believed healing came from God, and that they had not expected their daughter to die as they prayed for her.

Jay Kronenwetter, Mr Neumann's lawyer, was asked in a BBC interview if he thought his client had got off lightly.

"My client sees spiritual treatment as the proper medicine and I suspect the people who want harsher punishment see Western medicine as the proper medicine, I guess therein lies the difference," he told the BBC World Service.

"My clients just happen to have a belief that is very outside of our social norm."

The couple are appealing against their convictions."

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During the sentencing hearing, Leilani Neumann, 41, told the judge her family is loving and forgiving and has wrongly been portrayed as religious zealots.

"I do not regret trusting truly in the Lord for my daughter's health," she said. "Did we know she had a fatal illness? No. Did we act to the best of our knowledge? Yes."

Dale Neumann, 47, read from the Bible and told the judge that he loved his daughter.

"I am guilty of trusting my Lord's wisdom completely. ... Guilty of asking for heavenly intervention. Guilty of following Jesus Christ when the whole world does not understand. Guilty of obeying my God," he said.

The Neumanns held each other as Howard sentenced them, a Bible on the table nearby and their three teenage children sitting behind them in the front row of the courtroom.

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Is there any first world country that has people acting like this? Including judges?






Religion is poison.

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http://www.empireonline.com/crypticcanvas/

Been doing this on and off for an hour or so. Got 36/50 so far.

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http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2009/05/holy-hell-daddy-ate-my-eyes

Turns out a guy in Bakersfield got high on PCP and… wait for it… ATE HIS SON’S EYEBALLS.  And then he tried to chop his own legs off with an axe.

After attacking the child, 34-year-old Angel Vidal Mendoza Sr. quickly left his apartment in a wheelchair, entered a backyard of a nearby vacant home and attacked his own legs with an ax, severely injuring himself, Bakersfield police reported.

The child, 4-year-old Angelo Mendoza Jr., later told police, “My daddy ate my eyes.”  :chomp:

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1155360/Clint-Eastwood-goes-gunning-PC-killjoys-saying-laugh-race-based-jokes.html

Clint Eastwood goes gunning for PC killjoys by saying we should laugh at race-based jokes


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Clint Eastwood believes the rise of political correctness is no laughing matter.

He says the world would be a better place if we could still laugh at inoffensive jokes about different races.

The Hollywood actor and director, 78, said we live in constant fear of being labelled racist for simply laughing about national stereotypes.

'People have lost their sense of humour,' he told Germany's Der Spiegel magazine.

'In former times we constantly made jokes about different races.

'You can only tell them today with one hand over your mouth otherwise you will be insulted as a racist.

'I find that ridiculous. In those earlier days every friendly clique had a "Sam the Jew" or "Jose the Mexican" - but we didn't think anything of it or have a racist
thought.

'It was normal that we made jokes based on our nationality or ethnicity. That was never a problem.

''I don't want to be politically correct. We're all spending too much time and energy trying to be politically correct about everything.'

His comments come in a week in which BT suspended 30 call centre staff after they had circulated an Irish joke by email.

BT, however, insists other serious matters were involved and that a joke was not the sole reason for the suspensions.

Now that George Carlin is dead, Clint is the last REAL Man alive.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Oscars stream link
« on: February 22, 2009, 10:06:15 PM »
I'm bored, can someone provide me a link to watch this?

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Watchmen
« on: February 18, 2009, 02:26:42 PM »
OH MY FUCKING GOD!

http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2009/02/this-seemed-funnier-the-first-time
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/40143

Maybe this relates to the 17th century pistol they gave to Danny Glover lulz.



Btw, i just saw another Watchmen clip, still looks like crap with unecessary slo-mo:

http://www.totalfilm.com/news/world-exclusive-watchmen-clip

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Terminator Salvation's work on set was peachy!
« on: February 02, 2009, 10:29:51 PM »
http://www.wwtdd.com/post.phtml?pk=18481

 :guts:


You don't mess with BATMAN!

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Check out the video, hilariously embarrassing:

http://www.tmz.com/videos?autoplay=true&mediaKey=e14e99c2-29f3-4447-b64c-f67a85864036

All i have to say is, life is beautiful  :ganishka:



BYE GOOD?

FAIL!


The question is, how long 'till he ODs like his brother?

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Shootin' the Breeze / The Colbert Report VS The Daily Show
« on: January 16, 2009, 12:08:15 PM »


VS




Colbert vs. Stewart: Has the student surpassed the master?

For me, definitely yes!

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News & Not News / Number 6 is gone. Be seeing you Patrick McGoohan.
« on: January 15, 2009, 10:37:25 AM »
The main actor/producer/writer/director of the best, and arguably one of the most influential tv series of all time, The Prisoner, is gone. He was 80 years old.

Most people know him for his role on Braveheart, but most people suck, so if you haven't seen The Prisoner, stop wasting time with the crap that's on tv today and go watch it, it's only one season (17 episodes).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_McGoohan

EDIT: I'm disappointed with all of you! :azan:

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Shootin' the Breeze / What happened to...
« on: December 21, 2008, 12:20:24 PM »
Olivier Hague?
That kid version 4 or something like that? Can't remember his exact username.

Who do you miss from the old days?







;) (no, not him)

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Top 2008 albums/movies/books/gigs/etc
« on: December 08, 2008, 10:53:39 PM »
Albums (not in order of preference):

. Boris - Smile
. Bloodbath - Unblessing the Purity EP
. Ladytron - Velocifero
. Umbra Nihil - The Borderland Rituals
. Kazuki Tomokawa - Blue Water, Red Water
. Electric Wizard/Reverend Bizarre Split
. Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale
. Opeth - Watershed
. Aarni - Tohcoth
. Sunn O))) - Dømkirke
. Ufomammut - Idolum
. Secret Chiefs 3 - Xaphan: Book of Angels Volume 9
. MSTRKRFT - Bounce EP
. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

I'll post the other lists later.

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Shootin' the Breeze / Let's talk about the best anime director/writer
« on: November 22, 2008, 06:19:03 AM »
...Satoshi Kon.
Forget Katsuhiro Ōtomo, Mamoru Oshii or Miyazaki, Kon's where it's at.

What are your thoughts? Your favourite works?

Here's my top 5:

1 - Millenium Actress - mesmerizing, stunningly beautiful, this is what anime should be all about, pushing the envelope and showing you that a story presented like this could never be filmed in live-action. Arguably the first classic anime of the 21st century.

2 - Paranoia Agent - is there a more complex and satisfying anime series with only 13 episodes? The best tale about modern society, fear and alienation. It covers so much ground, it's impressive.

3 - Magnetic Rose - it's just a wonderful sci-fi short. Amazing writting. I'll always remember that last scene with that haunting choir.

4 - Paprika - it was once higher on my list, but like most Satoishi Kon fans might feel, when you watch it more than once, you feel that it lacks some of the originality and the topics feel a bit recycled from his other works. Even some of the characters feel that way. It's more of a visual anime than anything else. Doesn't feel as groundbreaking as his other works. Still amazing and better than 99% of the anime out there.

5 - Perfect Blue - great thriller, but i didn't connect much with it. Darren Aronofsky bought the rights just to film a scene in Requiem for a Dream.

I still haven't seen Tokyo Godfathers yet.

Oh, and most of his works feature music from our well known Hirasawa Susumu. Always a plus.

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Shootin' the Breeze / My new Short Film (Need your Vote!)
« on: March 19, 2008, 08:37:24 PM »
Did this one (its my second short) for a contest of short films that had to be made specifically with cellphone cameras (3min max). The contest is genre specific, so it has to be in the vein of fantasy/horror.
So far most of the videos up for competition suck (you can see them here - http://videos.sapo.pt/fantasporto/ultimos) so i think i got a pretty good chance to win (the deadline is thursday). The main prize is a 4 week digital video course at the New York Film Academy.

Watch it and vote it here - http://videos.sapo.pt/uNmPdvKIJZlV3Ph6Ms3Y

P.S- to vote click in "Votar neste Video". Oh and the title of the film in english is "Contiguity".

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / The Dark Knight
« on: May 21, 2007, 06:15:21 AM »


This is it! If they're going for this look (see below) i can't hardly wait. No more purple cartoony stuff (although i loved Burton's movie).


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