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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: July 20, 2015, 06:12:08 PM »
Glad to hear it! You should know going in that it starts pretty slowly, which has turned a lot of people off to the book. But don't give up, and I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
I'm currently at the beginning of the book (around 70 pages in), but i can already tell you that i really like it. I love the way the book is written, the author is really talented, plus the characters look really interesting.

Spurred by its 50th anniversary this year, I started reading Dune again -- for the 4th time. I'm sure those who have been on this forum a while already know how much I love this book. And this time, maybe just maybe I'll read Herbert's other Dune books as well.  :void:
IMHO Dune Messiah is just as good. I've never read the books after that, i was a bit burned out by the time i ended the second book, but i will read the next books as well.

I also ended the Dresden Files and i got to say that i really liked them. After a while you become really interested with the characters so i personally couldn't wait to see what will happen next.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: What do you do for a living
« on: July 16, 2015, 03:36:03 PM »
Finished anatomy in may, last class required to enter physical therapy program. Currently working at a company that builds engraving lasers. The building I'm in, built them there and tests them. Also, repairs purchased ones.
Try to do some orthopedic manual therapy courses after the physical therapy. Honestly,  those guys saved my life.

I was just thinking the same thing! But of course, Joe Chip loves Berserk because Guts has great teeth. :SK:
Their also strong!!

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to dread
« on: July 13, 2015, 09:01:34 PM »
I actually liked this trailer.  I think this will be a fun movie.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Greetings and Salutations !
« on: June 29, 2015, 06:33:49 PM »
I'm a 21 year old student majoring in biotech, currently residing in Greece.
Hey welcome,  where do you live??  I'm from Athens,  but i've been living in Thessaloniki for 10 years now.

I would have to disagree abou Circe,  it doesnt sound that simmilar to me.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: True Detective
« on: June 29, 2015, 08:35:23 AM »
I watched the two episodes. I enjoy it but i can't really get into it like i did with Season 1. I hope this will change now that we know all the characters.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: May 27, 2015, 05:49:27 AM »
That's a great series!  :guts: It's pretty intense. Once the action starts it's a nonstop crazy ride to the end. LOL It's been a few years since I read it, but I remember once I picked up a book it was really tough to put it down. I had to know what was gonna happen!
Yeah its really fun, as you already said, it's non stop action till the end. I really enjoy them.
but the page count is really intimidating at the moment.
Yeah, i can understand, the books are huge. It's funny to think that there is going to be 10 of them.

I also picked up Mr. Norrell and Jonathan Strange. You guys seem to really like this book, so i decided to read it.

I bought a kindle Paperwhite a few months ago. It wasn't available in my country, but fortunately i had a friend who traveled to Germany, so he got one for me. This way i could save some of the shipping costs. I've grown quite fond of it. Honestly, i didn't expect to like it this much.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: May 24, 2015, 08:31:44 PM »
Almost done with The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker.

It's pretty good, but focuses too much on Harry D'amour and not as much on Pinhead as I thought it would.
Hey John, did you finish Way of Kings??

Anybody here reading the Dresden files? I picked them up and i quite enjoy them. I am currently at book 7.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: What do you do for a living
« on: May 12, 2015, 02:43:26 AM »
I'm a Dentist. I can't really work right now because of health problem (had a lower back accident and then it took me a while to find some good medical care) I'm on a steady eoad to recovery ever since. I am hoping to be at 95-100% in a few months.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Boxing
« on: May 05, 2015, 07:25:43 AM »
Tyson's a favorite of mine too. What're your favorite Tyson fights? A few to list but his two fights with Ruddock were close as hell! I love watching Tyson because he's so ... menacing - powerful boxer, small but his style overcame the reach-height barrier and you always got the sense of a reeeeeeeeaaaal fight being fought. All he cared for was knocking the other guy out. No points.
Tyson played his cards very well. That's why i like him so much as a boxer before he split up with Kevin and his old crew. Extremely fast, with effective counter punching and on top of that brutal strength. He even knocked out guys with his left jab lol.
I like all the fights just before he lost to Douglas, after that he just wasn't the same. If you look how he dealt with guys like Holmes or Spinks  you'd think that they were average boxers, but they were anything but that. Oh and the fight with Frazier, i am still wondering how the hell he stood up from those punches.

I haven't seen a lot of fights from the old days from the likes of Ray Leonard or Ali or Marciano or Dempsey.
If you want to check out Ali, here is he at his finest. I don't like his style much, but boy oh boy was he talented. I can see why people say he was the greatest of all time. After his forced retirement, he just wasn't the same. If you watch his earlier fights he was extremely fast for a heavyweight. I am more of a fan of Frazier, his approach was much simpler, i am here let's throw some punches at each other lol.
 I haven't seen may of the fights of the older guys, the quality of the videos that are available is really bad.

Do you guys also watch MMA ? A friend of mine introduced me a few months back and i am starting to watch more and more as time goes by.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: What'd you do over the weekend?
« on: May 04, 2015, 03:00:37 PM »
Feel for you Skeleton, that was a close game. The first fight was a lot more entertaining than the MayPac fight. What a disappointment but kinda expected from the way Mayweather fights. He's never been exciting to watch like Tyson.
Mayweather may be an asshole, but he must be one of the most talented people to ever walk in the ring.
Tyson is my favorite fighter. I liked him way more when he was working with Kevin Rooney together. He said in an interview that getting older had a serious effect on his style, he couldn't keep up with the speed + head movement he once had (not that all the parties really helped =) )

Can we start a Boxing thread? I didn't know that you guys enjoyed it.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: What'd you do over the weekend?
« on: May 02, 2015, 07:45:12 AM »
I've been following it for a bit. I doubt we will see much. I'm thinking that they are going to dance around for a few rounds, throw a few punches and May is going to win by Decision.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: May 02, 2015, 07:42:57 AM »
Yeah i also saw it yesterday. I really liked it. The Hulkbuster scene was amazing, i was looking forward to it and i loved it. I also liked Ultron, but i was hoping that they show a bit more of his character. For example i liked the scene with him and Natasha, where he is building his new armor. Also i would have liked that they make his final form a bit stronger
BTW do you think that They killed Ultron, i personally doubt it. They didn't really show it.

Honestly the only problem i had with the movie is thatall in all it felt like a giant filler movie for the infinity gauntlet arc. On top of that they laid the seeds for the Civil war that's coming up. It's like we are watching a TV series but we have to wait a few months between each episode, oh well.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to dread
« on: April 25, 2015, 03:24:01 PM »
Thought it was Marilyn Manson at first glance.
Yeah, honestly was the "damaged" tattoo on his forehead really necessary??

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to dread
« on: April 25, 2015, 02:55:35 PM »

First picture of Jared Letto as the Joker. Man he looks bad.

Has anybody been following the latest episodes of One Piece? Holy shit they have been really intense.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: April 23, 2015, 11:24:30 PM »
Black Mass -
woah, powerful scene, i felt really uncomfortable watching it.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to dread
« on: April 18, 2015, 06:33:42 AM »
Some things look better (not so dark), some worse for it (the Fatsuit among them, unfortunately), and I'm still unmoved by all the nothing going on.
Honestly, i like it. I also like Ben as Batman, i think he will be great. The only thing that still bugs me is Jesse Eisenberg, i like him as an actor, but i want to see him acting as Lex to form an opinion.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to dread
« on: April 17, 2015, 07:02:21 AM »
I really want to like this movie. I enjoyed Man of Steel (even though it had some flaws). So i'm going to keep my hopes up.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: April 17, 2015, 06:58:29 AM »
Guys, do you think that the main Protagonist is going to be that girl ?

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: April 16, 2015, 05:57:08 PM »
New teaser for Star Wars. Wow i loved this one.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: True Detective
« on: April 11, 2015, 05:23:04 PM »
People that saw Frailty, Killer Joe, Mud, Magic Mike, Dallas Buyers Club and even his edgier comedy roles to name a few (even Edtv with Woody)? I know the popular sentiment is all he did was shitty romantic comedies and then BOOM, True Detective, outta nowhere! But that's largely BS, and Woody freakin' Harrelson has been a name forever starring in iconic drama and comedy roles on both TV and film before it was really done. Also, before anybody really knew what True Detective was its brand was initially founded on the idea that these legit movie stars were doing the show. Farrell has it in him, and Vaughn may, but I understand and share the skepticism surrounding their casting because it is not equivalent to the first time when the actors were already bigger than the show instead of the other way around.
i really like Harrelson,  so i wasnt suprised at his performance.  It was Mathew that blew me away,  i onky knew  him from his romantic  comedy  roles so i was really surprised seeing him beeing so good.  Since then i watched mud and Dbc and i absolutely loved them.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: True Detective
« on: April 11, 2015, 04:16:02 PM »
I don't mind the casting choices. I am hoping to be suprised like it happened on season one. Lets be honest, who would habe thought that Mathew would be so good in a role like this.

I found this on imdb. It's a brief summary.
“A bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal, each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of California. Colin Farrell is Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective in the all-industrial City of Vinci, LA County. Vince Vaughn plays Frank Semyon, a criminal and entrepreneur in danger of losing his life’s work, while his wife and closest ally (Kelly Reilly), struggles with his choices and her own. Rachel McAdams is Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective often at odds with the system she serves, while Taylor Kitsch plays Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle cop for the California Highway Patrol who discovers a crime scene which triggers an investigation involving three law enforcement groups, multiple criminal collusions, and billions of dollars

...Just wrapped up watching Daredevil Season 1 and I must say every episode was solid.
Holy shit man, did you binge watch the whole season yesterday ??
I would have to agree. I watched 2 episodes and it's really cool. The action scenes were amazing, but at some points i found the writing to be a bit off.

If i remember correctly, Griffith you are a fan of Daredevil (comic + movie) right ? I think you mentioned something in the pod casts a while back.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Better Call Saul
« on: April 05, 2015, 08:57:57 AM »
Well, I hope they don't take too long or their won't be a third season to get us there. This season could have used a little more focus, drive, and danger as it is.
I totally agree, it would be a good idea to introduce some new clients of Jimmy/Saul and have them commit mischief. I enjoed the first episodes with the skaters and Jimmy trying to bail them out

Do you guys think that Mike was carrying a gun ? I don't think he was, but a buddy of mine thinks that he was actually, but said that he didn't in order to ditch the other bodyguards. I also didn't like how the second bodyguard simply run away, i'm sure the writers could think of something better than that.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Better Call Saul
« on: April 04, 2015, 06:21:32 PM »
Oh, he has a point! At the same time, in addition to being vain and sanctimonious, he's clearly also jealous and resentful of Jimmy's own gifts and personality going back to their early years, and certainly doesn't want to see, or think of, Jimmy as being an accomplished lawyer like him. Also, they're more alike than Chuck thinks, because he's been conning Jimmy the whole time! His mental affliction also seems at least somewhat tied to Jimmy's success, rather than his screw ups like Jimmy thought (started after Jimmy got his law degree, conveniently held Jimmy back since, and Chuck only got well enough now to ultimately screw him over).
I would have to disagree, i don't personally think that he is jealous. He is highly skilled and highly accomplished in his field. I think that in his eyes his brother is  failure, a small time crook that resorts to tricks in order to get his way. I personally think that he sees his brother being a lawyer as a flaw in his personal goals and career. So of course he will do everything not to be associated with him.
Hamlin Hamlin & Jimmy? =)
Speaking of, so what do we all think? Is the story going to sort of stay true to its more down to earth, actual interpersonal lawyer stuff, nature? Or is it time for Jimmy to break bad™ again and Saul-t the earth? And one way or the other, will Jimmy become Saul, nominally or in practice, by the end of the finale? I yes to the latter in both cases.
I personally think that he is not going to become Saul yet. There is a second season already planned so i think they re going to milk the story for a bit before he makes the transition to Saul.

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