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Admiral Yi

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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #42360 on: July 19, 2019, 05:43:56 pm »
Solo was the dullest Star Wars movie to date. And one of the prequels had galactic C-Span.

I thought it was a decent buddy movie and better than the two main story line movies.

I've given up on Arrested Development and am watching Derry girls.
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« Reply #42361 on: July 19, 2019, 08:05:07 pm »
Since Tencent financed the new Top Gun movie (and since, I am guessing, they are hoping to make money in China), they removed the Taiwanese and Japanese flags from Maverick's jacket...
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« Reply #42362 on: July 19, 2019, 08:30:40 pm »
THEY RUINED IT!!111  :mad:

Err, I actually don't remember his jacket having flags. :unsure:
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #42363 on: July 19, 2019, 08:35:13 pm »
THEY RUINED IT!!111  :mad:

Err, I actually don't remember his jacket having flags. :unsure:

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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #42364 on: July 20, 2019, 01:15:29 am »
Trailer for The Witcher: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSqi-8kAMmM

Looks all right, I guess.
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #42365 on: July 20, 2019, 04:44:44 am »
Since Tencent financed the new Top Gun movie (and since, I am guessing, they are hoping to make money in China), they removed the Taiwanese and Japanese flags from Maverick's jacket...

I hope for the "San Francisco audience" that they still kept some kind of beach volley ball scene along with some double entendres.

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« Reply #42366 on: July 20, 2019, 06:29:57 am »
Trailer for The Witcher: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSqi-8kAMmM

Looks all right, I guess.

Many of the comments are to the effect of "Black elves?? Fucking ruined, not watching."

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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #42367 on: July 20, 2019, 06:33:39 am »
Many of the comments are to the effect of "Black elves?? Fucking ruined, not watching."

I'm embarrassed to be a member of the human race.

Those complainers may enjoy it, actually, since dwarves and elves in the Witcher universe are oppressed, discriminated against, and marginalized. :P
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #42368 on: July 20, 2019, 03:06:36 pm »
Sabrina season2.
Starts slow and boring, but picks up space mid way.  Ep5, I enjoy it so far.
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #42369 on: July 22, 2019, 06:00:49 pm »
I don't care what you do, I wouldn't want to be like you.

I, Robot (2004)

Robots run amok in near future Chicago; and mankind's only hope is the Fresh Prince of Bel Aire!

The set designers, special effects people and costuming really did a fantastic job bringing an Asimovian world to life.  The story on the other hand; well let's see, Will shoots robots, cracks jokes, flirts with an uptight scientist, visits his grandmother in order to have sweet potato pie, saves the world and cures Shia Labeouf's potty mouth1..  That was bad enough, but the big surprise reveal is that while US Robotics created the robots to protect mankind; but then the robots take over!   Really, that's the big plot twist, the one that has existed since the word "Robot" entered the English language.

Allegedly there was a much better screenplay; but when Will Smith became involved in the project he insisted that he save the world since he had saved the world in all his films.  There are a lot of details that point to a better story; Will's technophobia, the fact that he always sleeps holding a hand canon, his constant references to his ex-wife.  These all remain unexplored in the film.

1.)  Actually Will cusses up a storm in this movie.  He might not need to cuss to sell records, but his movies need help.
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #42370 on: July 23, 2019, 01:05:32 pm »
nice alan parsons reference
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #42371 on: July 23, 2019, 03:04:40 pm »
SO after bailing on Handmaid, I binged on a show I had PVR'd about six months ago. Escape from Danemorra. Now THAT's good television. Well worth it.
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #42372 on: July 24, 2019, 01:07:36 pm »
Stalker (1979)

Sometime in the distant future a meteor, (or maybe aliens), crash in a small European country; creating an area called "The Zone."  The military tried to enter the area, but no one ever came back.  Today they quarantine off the area and allow no one to enter; but there are some guides who slip through and these are called "Stalkers."  In this film a Stalker (called "Stalker") guides a writer and a scientist (called "Writer" and "Scientist" respectively) into the heart of the Zone where one's greatest desire will be granted.

This is an Andrei Tarkovsky film so it's v-e-r-y s-l-o-o-o-w (the average shot length is 88 seconds) and way philosophical.  He does a great job of making the zone look unsettling without any special effects.  He does the "Wizard of Oz" thing where the real world is in sepia tones and the Zone is in color (though a moody, saturated color rather than the "Wizard of Oz's" glorious Technicolor.)  This leads to a clever reveal at the end in which the Stalker's crippled daughter's "Real" world is in color.  This isn't going to be for everyone (if you thought "Solaris" was too quick paced than this film was made for you), but I enjoyed it.

I read on IMDB that the quarantined area around Chernobyl is called "The Zone" and that illegal guides call themselves "Stalkers."  (That is an unfortunate name choice in this day and age; but it is a transliteration of "Stalker" not the Russian language equivalent.)
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« Reply #42373 on: July 24, 2019, 04:37:51 pm »
Also apparently, as the film was made in a derelict chemical factory site (and I believe had to be entirely re-shot a second time due to mishandling the film), Tarkovsky and some of the actors died early due to toxic exposure.

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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #42374 on: July 24, 2019, 04:39:25 pm »
Eh, I don't get the reveal.
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