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Video Games / Re: Games to look forward to!
« Last post by Aazealh on Today at 08:28:29 AM »
Also got Zero Mission despite all my bitching. :badbone:

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Dark Horse Releases
« Last post by Aazealh on Today at 08:20:49 AM »
He's referred to as King Hanafubuku in the guidebook they just put out so...

It sounds so bad it's like it could honestly set entertainment back if it was somehow successful. I don't think that will happen since everyone will keep presenting a better alternative, but for what Apple lacks in substance and integrity it does make up for in money and influence among the lowest common denominator. Hopefully they give up on this shit one way or another; just call it something different from "Apple" like Disney with Buena Vista or Miramax and then do whatever to be relevant/competitive. Then again, they haven't had to do that in years. The extent of Tim Cook's idea of how to make great products is to put the Apple logo on them, so not doing that would be a pretty big stretch.
Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you watching? (television thread)
« Last post by Oburi on Today at 07:55:15 AM »
Tim Cook. He's so white.
I hate Apple so this was hilariously validating for me:

Apple's Upcoming Streaming Service Is Reportedly So Bland Staff Are Calling It 'Expensive NBC'

Heh heh, off to a good start already! :guts:

The Journal wrote that CEO Tim Cook personally shot down Apple’s first scripted drama Vital Signs, about the life of hip-hop magnate Dr. Dre, after he watched the already-filmed show and was alarmed to see scenes featuring cocaine use, an orgy, and “drawn guns”:

It’s too violent, Mr. Cook told Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine, said people familiar with Apple’s entertainment plans. Apple can’t show this.

Oh my, guns drawn! Excuse me while I unclutch my pearls. :carcus:

That included watering down a show proposal from, um, M. Night Shyamalan, whose post-The Sixth Sense career is not exactly considered edgy, to remove crucifixes

Hey Tim Cook, Nintendo called, they want their 90's policies back. :serpico:

According to the Journal, Apple also outbid rivals for a costly (up to or over $12 million an episode) drama about a morning news program starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. The show is now delayed after issues with an executive producer, but also because Apple “wanted a more upbeat show and took exception to some of the humor proposed, according to people working on the project.”

WTF? :???:

Finally, Apple also found new showrunners for Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories after concluding it was too “dark,” the paper wrote.


So, like E.T.'s dying dark or the full Temple of Doom?

Good God, Dr. Dre is one thing, but M. Night Shyamalan, Jennifer Aniston, and Steven Spielberg are too risque for Apple TV? So, Apple's basically going to charge $10 a month for Disney Channel lite (why not just watch Qubo for free)? It'll probably make billions anyway as were all forced to submit to inoffensive blandness as actually good, "It just works!" :judo:
Manga Mausoleum / Re: Dark Horse Releases
« Last post by Oburi on Today at 07:19:58 AM »
lol Yea. I mean, I'm going by what these pages look like in the online preview here

Note the many other errors.  I can't believe I let myself get mildly excited over this.
Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story
« Last post by Griffith on Today at 06:47:17 AM »

Many believe Disney should pump the breaks and not put out a Star Wars movie each year.

I made the timing decision, and as I look back, I think the mistake that I made — I take the blame — was a little too much, too fast. You can expect some slowdown, but that doesn't mean we're not going to make films.

No shit, it shouldn't be hard not to release them every six months. It's too bad the Obi-Wan movie was a casulty of that, since it's actually a sort of natural idea given his status in the series and a 20 year hiatus to work with. Too bad most of that potential has already been tapped in comics and cartoons, but Hell, after they fucked up separating the wheat from the chaff of the EU (they should have at least kept the Thrawn trilogy for credibility, but nope, gotta sell new, worse, stories). Hell, they should have just adapted the Thrawn trilogy for Episodes VII, VIII, and IX but extended the timeline to 30 years later. Would probably be better than the Last Jedi and what's to come, and that's probably where it's headed with the fans ("Thrawn is the REAL sequel trilogy!" =).

Disney should just make THIS:
Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« Last post by Griffith on Today at 06:35:30 AM »
John Carpenter - The Shape Returns from the Halloween (2018) soundtrack.

Good preview since it contains parts of the main theme and other examples of what to expect from the score (it'll be interesting to see how they'll use those weird clicks and snaps and if it's effective). I can't lie though, I was hoping to hear the new version of the classic theme since I expect that they really blew it out. There's a video of the credits that contains part of it and it sounds like they go relatively big with the guitars and shit (but not where it sounds like some cheese rock =). Speaking of which, for reference here's the version from Carpenter's Anthology album, which is less atmospheric and more propulsive than the original since it's showcasing it as a composition rather than using it to set a mood:

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: The New Picture Thread
« Last post by Griffith on Today at 06:18:14 AM »
I must say, Skully's quite popular with the ladies. While waiting for a cab outside, he got a couple of smiles and "Ouuuu's" here n there.

Reminds me of when I'd wear my crimson Beherit and draw all sorts of curiosity... until I explained it. Of course, I explained it by getting naked, pouring cold water over them and myself, and talking about my dream to own my own country someday! :griffnotevil: Eventually I just said it means I'm going to rule the World, which went over strangely well. :femto:

Hey, looking pretty manly and Zappa-esque (that's a compliment from me =); methinks the ladies were just using Skully as a pretext. :carcus:
Manga Mausoleum / Re: Dark Horse Releases
« Last post by Griffith on Today at 05:51:04 AM »
He's referred to as King Hanafubuku in the guidebook they just put out so...


So, they're just re-releasing the exact same prints as the old DH volumes but larger, virtually confirmed, right? I bet they didn't even draw from a higher res source; it'll probably be the regular print version all all blown up, blurry and shit. It's a "deluxe" shit job, extra shitty. :carcus:

Hell, they probably got pirated scans of their own editions online to reprint, "Hey, these look pretty good... I think they cleaned up the quality in Photoshop!" :troll:

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