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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
« on: November 30, 2014, 02:47:48 AM »
I feel like I'm the only one who doesn't give a shit about how the saber looks=/

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
« on: November 29, 2014, 02:09:34 AM »
I was reading another thread where they hypothesized a few reasons for that light saber.  The first idea is that it is meant to be a guard but the emitter is inside and not in any danger of being damaged by an opposing saber.  The protrusions on the sides of the saber are acting as protection for the wielder so as to not accidentally slice his hand in half.  The other idea was perhaps this is an ancient, custom,  or amateur job and the saber requires venting because it is over powered and the creator improvised this solution.


I'm a big fan of redlettermedia, especially their reviews of the prequels.  Not everyone's cup of tea but I highly recommend them as they take the films to task in a straight up film analysis while being very entertaining.  I also enjoyed The People Vs. George Lucas.  I am anticipating the film just because I think it has to be better than the prequels and i can watch Star Wars again without getting angry!

If you want to watch Star Wars without getting angry, watch seasons 1-6 of Clone Wars.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
« on: November 28, 2014, 03:44:29 PM »
I thought it looked awesome. Can't wait!

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: November 28, 2014, 03:36:43 AM »
Just got back from seeing Interstellar in IMAX. Had it not been so late, I would have caught the next showing immediately afterwards.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to dread
« on: November 26, 2014, 10:44:47 AM »
Eh.

I can't help it, man. Hugh Jackman is like my #2 man crush.

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News & Not News / Re: News & Not News Megathread
« on: November 26, 2014, 01:56:40 AM »
Bottom line none of what happened would have happened had the deceased not attacked a police officer.

Well, ya don't fuckin say.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to dread
« on: November 26, 2014, 01:55:16 AM »
Pan Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjW1mKwNUSo

Could be good , could be bad ; either way I'm more interested in this than Jurassic World.

For the first time in my life, I can honestly say I'm excited to watch a Peter Pan movie.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to dread
« on: November 25, 2014, 10:23:09 PM »
Can't they just let it die? At least I hope Michael Crichton's estate is getting money off of this.

It's been 13 years since the last movie, so I'd say it's been dead this whole time. Part 3 definitely murdered the series beyond recognition, so hopefully this brings something new to the table.

SPOILERS I HAVE FOUND FOR THE MOVIE ARE BELOW:

It won't bring anything new to the table.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: November 24, 2014, 06:37:07 PM »
I thought it was generally accepted that people just don't talk about Prometheus anymore?

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: November 22, 2014, 01:24:38 AM »
He likes it, he likes it! Well, now I have to go see it.

BTW, I think that's really how Walter and I decide whether to invest our time in something or not. Too bad it's not always reciprocal. *cough*breakingbad*cough*

You should know by now that Aaz is the one who knocks.

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Manga Mausoleum / Re: Should I read Episode 83?
« on: November 19, 2014, 06:32:26 PM »
Like Walter said above, the Idea of Evil exists in the story regardless of episode 83. It is both shown and referenced throughout the series, including through this picture:



See, I love that moment. I can see why there would be much more weight to it if I had never read episode 83.

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Grail and I Got Married!
« on: November 16, 2014, 04:59:52 PM »
I can't remember if I've ever directly spoken to either of you, but congrats!

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Your Man Cave
« on: November 09, 2014, 04:16:48 AM »
I have a tiny corner in my house dedicated to all my stuff, as well as a bin that holds all of my transformers.

Your move.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: November 08, 2014, 02:46:24 AM »
Well, I wasn't trying to involve the earlier movies. My only point was the well of enthusiasm for anything further has been tainted.

Two words: Clone. Wars.

Like I said earlier, seasons 3-6 are easily the best Star Wars since Empire.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: November 07, 2014, 05:44:25 PM »
I think it's because some of us are reaching down to discover where our enthusiasm went for Star Wars, and are finding a cold stone in the shape of Hayden Christensen's head in its place.

PS: No, no, it's a head in the shape of sand! And it gets everywhere.

Don't forget that it's coarse!

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: November 07, 2014, 02:37:52 PM »
You have to admit, mishandled is quite an understatement for the ruinous prequel trilogy. It effectively killed interest in the hearts of a generation for one of the most beloved franchises ever. That takes some doing. It's the elephant in the room for any discussion of future Star Wars projects.

Well, had you asked me a few years ago, I would have agreed. But after watching the Clone Wars series, my bitterness has faded. It was the saving grace of the franchise.

After watching the whole series, I went back and watched episodes 1-3 and actually enjoyed 2 and 3. Episode 1 is just a travesty. It wasn't AS BAD as it was when I first watched it, but it still suffered from a lot.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: November 07, 2014, 10:29:16 AM »
You mean... kill it again, right?

Meh, I guess. Lucas mishandled it. Disney won't.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: November 07, 2014, 04:09:15 AM »
...

I'm still cautiously optimistic, but that's indicative of exactly the kind of reverential but uninspired cheese that threatens this whole enterprise.

I love Star Wars. What I love even more is that they're going in a different direction than the EU (I can think of three or four memorable stories from the entire EU). I don't think anything will kill the franchise, unless it's a massive fuck-up. Abrams was an iffy choice because, much like Christopher Nolan, he's more about shots than he is developing characters. But with George Lucas as the creative consultant, I don't think we have too much to worry about.

If it were up to me, Brad Bird would be directing all three of the films.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: November 06, 2014, 04:40:28 PM »
http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/11/06/star-wars-episode-vii-breaking/

The new title of episode 7 is "The Force Awakens".

I could go into detail about how excited I am and what avenues I think they'll take, but I'm at work.

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Video Games / Re: The Thread of Zelda
« on: November 06, 2014, 10:38:41 AM »

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Your Favorite Stories
« on: November 04, 2014, 08:44:17 PM »
The film(s) are relatively good, but Michael Emerson was fucking awful as Joker. It's so bad. Whoever cast him made a bad choice. Weller did a good Bruce. He was flat at first, but then I got to the point where I wanted to hear more of him.

As for my list:

Movies

Transformers the Movie (1986) - It's my biggest nostalgia trip. I've watched it countless times. Easily my fave movie of all time.
Sunshine - Great Sci-Fi with a great score. The science in it isn't that great, but I think the message is more important anyways.
Inglorious Basterds - This is my favorite Tarantino film. Pulp Fiction is up there, but I just enjoyed this movie more.

Music

Tool - Any of their albums, really. They changed my life when I was in a deep depression in my late teens. They also made me think more about things.
Incubus - Up to Light Grenades, I had all of their albums memorized on the guitar. They were the definition of my high school music love.

Books

The Wastelands, by Stephen King - Easily his best book. Horror, action, you name it. I loved it.
Gunslinger, by Stephen King - Second only to The Wastelands

Comics

This is going to be broad, but I'll try my best to narrow it down:

Invincible by Robert Kirkman - It's easily the best comic series I've ever read. Just an all-out fantastic series.
Animal Man by Grant Morrison - Awesome, awesome series.
Silver Surfer Requiem by J. Michael Staczynski - Beautiful series, and regarded as one of the best Silver Surfer stories
Cosmic Odyssey, by Jim Starlin - Easily the best DC crossover ever. Spans the entire universe. So awesome.
All-Star Superman by Grant Morrison - The best Superman Story. Hands down.
Superman: Birthright by Mark Waid - The second best Superman Story, ever.
Batman: The Black Mirror, by Scott Snyder - So awesome.

Ok, stopping there for comics because I'll be typing all day.

TV

Babylon 5 - My favorite Sci-Fi show ever.
Venture Bros - Such a good show. Just a shame the seasons take 2-3 years to come out.
Rick and Morty - Fantastic show. I fell in love with it the moment I started watching it.
The entire DCAU - What needs to be said about it. It's just awesome.

Video Games

The Arkham games.

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Sign up by Nov 15th
« on: November 04, 2014, 12:11:20 AM »
I'm dropping out of the Reddit Secret Santa gift exchange so I can participate in this.

That cool?

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: The Horror Movie Thread
« on: November 03, 2014, 04:33:36 PM »
I've had the chance to hang out with Doug Bradley a few times and he seems like a really great guy who is as disappointed as the fans are that none of the film guys seem to be able to figure out how to do anything interesting with the franchise.

Scarlet Gospels comes out next year finally, which will introduce and conclude a lot of stuff with the Order of the Gash, so maybe they could do something in a film with that info. I think partly the franchise sucked since Bloodline was because they didn't have a lot to go on.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: October 31, 2014, 12:20:36 AM »
It's Marvel's marketing machine chafing against all the titles they now have to manage simultaneously. It's so incredibly stupid to market something like this 4 years away...

I don't know. I'm pretty hyped about it, and so is everyone else I've talked to.

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