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/mtv/ General: PHASE 4 Edition

last thread >45925

Hopefully the new Gorillaz album drops this year. And I wish The Protomen release Act 3 before I die.
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Alpharius
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Looks like Gorillaz are going to N I P P O N
sauce ==> https://www.instagram.com/gorillaz/
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Anonymous
//youtube.com/watch?v=bSqPj3gdBBwyoutube thumb

I missed seein the animation.
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A motherflippin' masterpiece.
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Anonymous
I've met too many people who never watched A Fish Called Wanda and that's just a goddamn shame.
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Mister Twister
>47225
I tried watching it, and didn't see what the big deal is.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
In misery porn news: The Walking Dead finally revealed who died by Negan’s hand. (Abraham and Glenn, for those what care.) Ten bux says the writers won’t handle another season-ending cliffhanger like that again, given all the shit they received (and rightfully so).
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Anonymous
Fucked up the spoilertags, can a mod help out with that?
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47235

I gave up on it after Season Three because it proved to be nothing but “misery porn”; its whole reason for existing is to invoke misery and suffering and pain without any hope of a cathartic ending in sight. There’s literally no way this show can end other than the TV equivalent of “rocks fall, everyone dies”. The series finalé could be all about Rick and what’s left of his group finding some place to live out the rest of their days in peace and comfort, and even that would still feel empty because it’s the last days of humanity and there isn’t any fucking way to put a “happy ending” spin on that.

If people wanna watch misery porn, that’s their choice and I ain’t gonna judge ’em for that. But I saw where this train was headed a few years back and I didn’t feel like continuing the ride.
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Anonymous
Walking Dead is basically the Attack on Titan of cable television.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47238

True, save for one point: For all the horrible shit that happens in AoT, there still exists at least a faint chance of a cathartic or even “happy” ending for the protagonists (“happy” in the context of AoT’s story, anyway). TWD doesn’t even have that unless it invokes a shitty Deus Ex Machina; it’s just misery and death and suffering all the way down. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if the writers try to Newhart this shit with a “Rick’s coma dream” ending—at this point, it’d be just about the only way to end the show without reminding people the story is about the end of humanity.
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Anonymous
>47238
Not until Walking Dead's showrunners are caught sneaking subliminal far-right messages into the show and getting into political Twitter wars over the legitimacy of the Confederate flag or whatever the American equivalent of uyoku dantai is.
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Anonymous
Walking Dead is more like... the 2010's LOST.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47242

…how the hell do you figure that?
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Anonymous
>47243
(different anon)

There doesn't seem to be an answer, or an end in sight.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47244

There is no real “mystery” to solve in TWD other than the vague notion of "where did the virus/plague/whatever come from" (which doesn’t even matter). It's a zombie apocalypse story that only has one real ending in the long term—the end of humanity—so it's not like Rick and his group making it to some zombie-free sanctuary is gonna magically disappear that notion.

It’s not LOST. It’s just shitty misery porn that's being dragged out because the writers have no idea how to end a Feel-Bad Show with anything less than an ending designed to annihilate the audience's hope or optimism or faith in anything.
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Anonymous
>47245


Games seem to get the angle of time passage and zombies becoming less a deathly problem and more just a hazard to watch out and prepare for (dead are chopped, decapitated and cremated)

And after five or more years so much decay has set in to those once massive hordes they are manageable to map out and contain.

I mean its a bit easier than some zombie apoc scenarios. There is no fear of infection since everyone is already a carrier just waiting for the catalyst.

Where is the show getting hung up? I don't watch as I've not seen it in years and don't feel like binge watching missed seasons.
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thatother1dude/PKS88+dMMc
>47246
And yet the only settlement in the game's first season collapsed from one unexpected death.

Really, it's more of a Gilligan's Island situation: Indefinitely sustainable living conditions are not logically impossible, they just fail due to contrivance so the show won't end.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47246

Here’s the thing: like other1 said, indefinitely sustainable living conditions could technically be achieved in a world like TWD’s, but there are shitloads of variables involved with even getting there—weather, soil health, whether a building is safe to live in for long periods of time—and that all comes before you put in the “X factor” that is human behavior.

Even if a settlement knows to take care of the dead before they become the undead, to fortify against herds and individual walkers alike, and to be wary of other people no matter what, all it’d take is one mistake, one accident, one bad decision to undo everything. One person getting lazy and not putting a trap where they should because what’s it gonna matter, they’re already safe and sound. One person dying of a heart attack in the middle of the night, when everyone else is asleep and unaware. One moment to destroy work that was accomplished over days, weeks, months, or even years. And yes, the writers often do contrive scenarios so its characters will make such bad decisions or forgetful mistakes, but to say they wouldn’t happen in reality…you can’t prove people aren’t that dumb sometimes.

As to the assertion that “the walker hordes will die or become manageable after [X] many years”: Even assuming that’s true, there is still the “X factor” to deal with. People like Rick would still have to deal with people like The Governor and Negan, and they would still have to deal with people who would be lazy or stupid or complacent enough to allow walkers or even worse people to wreck shit.

And that’s kinda the whole point of TWD: The walkers aren’t the real threat to humanity—humanity is.
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Anonymous
Indeed, it isn't even about being dumb, it is impossible to be perfectly alert and vigilant 24/7. That's something I liked about World War Z (the book, eh), the idea that for all their weaknesses, zombies are the one enemy that can truly engage in Total War tactics.
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Anonymous
http://www.ew.com/article/2016/10/26/star-trek-tv-bryan-fuller

Current show runner stepping down and two others taking over for new Trek show. Production has yet to start so air date has been pushed back to May of next year as they continue to look for a female lead.

6-7 Million per episode is also making CBS squeamish about the property since this is supposed to headline thier digital access service and won't have ad spots to foot the bill.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
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http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/10/28/get-ready-to-be-super-pissed-off-about-a-rambo-reboot
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Anonymous
>47257
ENOUGH ALREADY
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Anonymous
>47251
Fuck.

There goes my interest in the project.
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Anonymous
>47258
>http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/10/28/get-ready-to-be-super-pissed-off-about-a-rambo-reboot

>One that will “look at Rambo as a character akin to James Bond”.

Nice, missing the characterization of Rambo by a mile.

Guessing they are going after that since Stallone said he retired the character as he did. John Rambo completed his journey and made it home. Story is over LEAVE IT ALONE.

>47259
Yea it being another prequel doesn't hold interest to me. I'd like yo see another Star Trek story in the aftermath of the Dominion War.

And the McQuarrie designs they used for that teaser won't be what they use in the final production.

CBS be better off scrapping the idea of their own Digital Network and just partnering with Netflix who actually have the brass to give something a budget.
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Anonymous
If they reboot fucking Rocky while Stallone is still around I'm going to punch a hole in my wall.
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Anonymous
>47261
>while Stallone is still around

Shhhh, 2016 is listening
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Anonymous
>47261
If they reboot at all then the Creedfags should riot. The movie gave Rocky a respectful way out, they should let him rest.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47260

>Guessing they are going after that since Stallone said he retired the character as he did.

As commenters on BMD have surmised, chances are likely that the studio will turn Rambo into an Iraq War veteran. Whether they’ll offer a commentary on how the US has been treating those vets—First Blood was about how the US treated Vietnam vets, after all—or simply go for the surface trait of “military action hero” is yet to be seen. Then again, this is a major studio doing a reboot/remake/whatever, so don’t get your hopes up for something like First Blood.
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Anonymous
>47263

I think Creed would be great doing a Punch Out (Rocky III) Series of films. Going after titles of the world champions and stuff. Capping it with a Rock IV type battle for the world. Maybe the foe being managed by Drago's widow (because according to Stallone Drago died)

Get Mr.T to fill the role of Creeds Manager since Stallone on that one basically gave him Mr.T actual life arc.

Creed Series films could be great.

But no robots please and the alluded to sexual activities therein.
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Anonymous
>47263
>The movie gave Rocky a respectful way out

I don't know, if anything it gave him a way to continue playing the character in a less demanding way.


>47265
>Get Mr.T to fill the role of Creeds Manager

Would that be a different character than Clubber Lang?
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Anonymous
>47266

Nah it would be Clubber Lang since Stallone gave him Mr.T's life arc. Street Tough turned Man of God.
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Anonymous
Well, seems that Michael Douglas confirmed what everybody already did know: Val Kilmer has throat cancer, and isn't exactly doing good.
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>47271

Fuck. Damn you 2016. We had two months to go.

That stuff is nasty business. Best to his and those close to him.
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>47271
>Kilmer denied treatment because of his Christian Scientist beliefs which hold prayer as the only means of curing illness
Part of me feels bad for him, part of me doesn't because he kinda brought it upon himself with that quackery. Though the people in charge of it are ultimately to blame for perpetuating this kinda irresponsible BS among their followers.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47274

Well that’s just fucking shitty as fuck. (His refusing treatment, not your post. Which I agree with.)
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Anonymous
So, what did you guys watch for halloween night?

After many, many years avoiding it, I finally sat to watch Land of the Dead. Had very low expectations thanks to some *very* low opinions on the movie from people I know, and yet the damn thing still managed to surprise me. Because, boy howdy, Land of the Dead sucks. It felt like visiting an old uncle that used to be the coolest person ever, only to find he now suffers advanced Alhzeimer's. Never gonna watch Diary or Survival after this.

Good thing The Host (the Korean one, not Twilight with aliens) saved the night, now that was pretty damn fine monster movie, and I should have watched it much sooner. From what I heard there is both a sequel (with an entirely different director) and an american remake that have been locked in development hell for years, which is probably for the best.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47276

Halloween I and II (the original Carpenter films).
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Anonymous
>47277
Halloween 1-3

Season of the Witch be insanly stupid but it has some charm. Would love to get a Silver Shamrock mask still.

E.T.

Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

Used to roll through the Halloween Episodes of Psych on Netflix.

Horror I enjoy any night of the year. I keep the Holidays Thematic. Die Hard and Gremlins on Christmas sorta stuff.
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>47278
This is the most halloween-centric movie that isn't some documentary about celtic traditions
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Anonymous
Welp all of that is over. Colbert should be set for the next eight years, maybe.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47309

Frankly, I never want to hear another joke about that orange fuck ever again.
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Anonymous
>47310
On the one hand, same.
On the other, I want him humiliated and mocked.
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Anonymous
>47312
I seriously doubt Trump is going to care now that he literally is at the top of the world, the most powerful man in the world. After this win, if his ego became a physical object, it most likely could not be contained within the boundaries of the observable universe.
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Anonymous
>47313
Then just mocked will have to do. I know it sounds petty, but seeing just Colbert talk about it is a bit cathartic.
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rasputin_zeroe9Z+3lbULwW
>47313
As of right now I don't care if I never read/watch/listen to anything political ever again, it feels like every time I get invested in something the electorate teams up to punch me in the gut. If only Eddie Izzard would take the same advice, the side I want to win might actually do so at least once in my fucking life.
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Keep political talk in the politics thread, please.
>>/baw/411108
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>47313

It manifests as an actual Stand.

BEHOLD, THE WALL.

Shame nobody in media seems to be into Jojo. Would be a great running short series.
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Anonymous
Leonard Cohen just died today.
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rasputin_zeroe9Z+3lbULwW
>47319
ALRIGHT, 2016, STOP IT, THE JOKE'S NOT FUNNY ANYMORE.
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Anonymous
Now Robert Vaughn has died. Been watching old episodes of The man from UNCLE. Good show.
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rasputin_zeroe9Z+3lbULwW
>47321
Annnd there goes Robert Vaughn.

Fuck me.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
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Robert Vaughn has passed away. A couple of his notable roles include Napoleon Solo in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Lee in the original version of The Magnificent Seven (he was the last of the Seven to pass away).
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For no reason in particular, name your 3 favourite guitarists.

– Ritchie Blackmore
– Steven King
– Adam Buhler
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Anonymous
>47325
I'm not gonna do it. This is all a trick to get 2016 to kill them off isn't it.
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Mister Twister
>47326
You're no fun.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47327

And you're not taking my favorite guitarists away this year, Agent of D.E.A.T.H.
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Anonymous
//youtube.com/watch?v=wUtG93BebJ4youtube thumb

First GitS trailer folks.

Whitewashing or not, it does look pretty nice.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47329

Looks nice visually, but I’m not sold at all on why we needed a live-action GITS movie — and the shots/scenes ganked from the original film only make me wonder that much more.
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Anonymous
>47329
So do you think going to either change her name or only refer to her as The Major in this? Or are they going to ask us to believe that Scarlett Johannsen is playing a character named "Motoko Kusanagi?"
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Anonymous
>47331
Honestly seeing a couple of the films and the Gig series along with a familiarly with the Manga I really don't have a problem with it as Motoko swapped bodies often enough.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47331

The filmmakers have confirmed that her character’s name is “The Major” (or just “Major”). But I honestly expect a “twist” where The Major was an Asian woman named Motoko Kusanagi before whatever happened to force The Major’s brain into a full prosthetic body.
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Anonymous
>47332
Yeah, and that'll make it just as believable as when a fat white guy with a katana asks you to call him sensei.
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Mister Twister
>47334
Doesn't Steven Segal own a sword?
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47335

He's Steven Segal. Who gives a shit?
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Mister Twister
No idea what this is, but here goes:
https://soundcloud.com/mrsonic699/tubular-fm-series
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
Circling back to the GITS trailer. I read an article on io9 about the filmmakers addressing various aspects of the film — http://io9.gizmodo.com/how-ghost-in-the-shell-hopes-to-surpass-the-anime-despi-1789021618 — and despite the usual warning about such things, I delved into the comments. One of them mentioned a subtle reason as to why the trailer feels “off” (especially for GITS fans), so I’mma quote it here and let it speak for itself:

>After watching the trailer many times over the course of making my modest recap, it finally clicked to me what seemed wrong with it: it wasn’t just the whitewashing, or the imitated sequences, or the quality of acting or writing. It was a fundamental misrepresentation of the character of the Major: they wrote her into a victim.

>Look at her in the trailer. She’s cleartly looking for approval after making a lame quip to the technician, uncertain if she’s going to be chided. She’s desperately trying to make a human connection by soliticing a prostitute. And the line, “we saved your life, now you save others” — it’s not just corny writing, it’s a declaration for lack of agency. The Major isn’t fighting for her own sense of justice, or because of the people she cares about, she’s fighting to gain the approval of those with power over her, a slave attempting to please her keepers.

>This couldn’t be further from the Major’s characterisation in any iteration of the franchise if it tried.

>Now you could say that I’m overreacting, that I’m reading too much into a simple trailer. But a trailer’s job is to condense the key elements of the story into a compact package that relays to the audiences what this thing is all about. And I see an isolated captive with a Stockholm syndrome for her captors.
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Anonymous
>47338
So they Other M'd her.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47339

We can only hope the trailer is misleading in that case.
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Anonymous
>47340
Do find it interesting that persons that are built up as badass and rather unemotional are then saddled wit crippling issues when they attempt to add "depth".

Only time I've not seen that shit the bed so far is Witcher 3 game with both the core characters while not being emotional wrecks their actions show how much they love their "daughter" and what lengths they'll go to secure her safety.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47341

>Do find it interesting that persons that are built up as badass and rather unemotional are then saddled wit crippling issues when they attempt to add "depth".

I don’t. “Badass” can be written with depth and avoid the “crippling issues” bit; just look at Fury Road.
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Anonymous
>47341
>Do find it interesting that persons that are built up as badass and rather unemotional are then saddled wit crippling issues when they attempt to add "depth".

It's a difficult tightrope to walk. Badassery often comes from someone coming off as larger than life and, as such, not quite human. Depth comes from humanizing a character. The two are sort of inherently at odds. It's not at all impossible to have a very human and emotional badass, but it's a lot more difficult and requires a subtle touch that not all writers are up to.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47343

To wit: John Wick. He’s built up as a legendary badass, but the time spent humanizing him before we learn about his past and see him go sickhouse on people’s asses makes his badassery all the more impactful.

The same goes for Motoko in the anime films and GITS:SAC. That she’s a full-prosthetic cyborg and basically The Baddest Bitch on the Planet is awesome, but her inner struggles with the nature of her existence humanizes her and gives us a way into seeing her character as more than just a badass cyborg military cop.
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Anonymous
>47344

Yea her finding that thrift shop with her old body from her accident along with the body of the kid she knew.

Sure she's got a couple other episodes dedicated to her "soul searching" but I prefer that one.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47345

>the kid she knew

The show heavily implies that the other kid is actually Kuze.
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Anonymous
Just want to point out that the new movie is more in line with what it feels like they're doing with Scarlett's character, so there is a flaw in the comment made that she's never been treated like this before.

Mind, that's not necessarily a positive...
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
The black hole of absolute dread that is 2016 has struck again: Florence Henderson has passed away.
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The Sneaky Tiki
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WESTWORLD IS FUCKING AWESOME

//youtube.com/watch?v=LChtBpTjvTYyoutube thumb
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Anonymous
>47365
Ron Glass who played Book in Firefly/Serenity also just passed away :(
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Anonymous
>47369
Does Castro add to those numbers or do Polticals rank in a separate list.
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Anonymous
>47370
He's not /mtv/ material but good riddance to that dictator.
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rasputin_zeroe9Z+3lbULwW
>47373
As NewsThump adroitly put it, 2016 pulled off what 600 assassination attempts could not.

The weaponisation of 2016, what a ghastly thought.
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Anonymous
>47374
Shame it can't be weaponized against the pooptin.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
2016 took away a LOT, but it also decided to give a little back, too.

http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/11/28/the-very-first-episodes-of-mystery-science-theater-3000-have-been-found
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>"You know what was really popular Barbie iterations with both kids and adults, the bits in Toy Story and the Dreamhouse shorts."

>Sony casts Amy Schumer as Barbie

Well...fuck.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/amy-schumer-is-coming-to-the-big-screen-as-barbie/
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47382

>live-action Barbie movie

Screw people’s opinions about Amy Schumer — why the hell do we need a live-action Barbie movie?
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Anonymous
>47383

Sony wants a franchise starter. And since their last one bombed out they are trying again. But it still seems like they don't really know what they are doing or still looking at the plans from their fired former President.
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Anonymous
>47382
The Dreamhouse shorts were popular? Even /co/ barely knew they existed.
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Anonymous
>47385

They got a lot of draw on their YouTube channel. Enough they put together a package in an attempt to pitch it as a series to Nick.
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Mister Twister
Okay, this needs to be seen by everyone or at least most people
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Anonymous
>47383
Ditto that. Barbie is all about the pink plastic doll aesthetic. It's unfitting for a Barbie movie to be anything but CGI. Not cartoon, definitely not live action, regardless of who they cast.
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Mister Twister
>47389
Some things do actually work better in CGI.
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Anonymous
>47389
Puppets/stop motion would also be perfectly fine way to do it.
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Anonymous
>47396
Oh please no. That would go way too into uncanny valley.
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Anonymous
>47398
You're not a fan of Laika's movies I take it?
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>Couldn't get it down to 7MB while sounding tolerable, since it's a mix.

Here is what happens when [s4s] makes music. Weeb songs, furry artists, memes and general shitfuckery.
Expect it's unironically pretty killer.

https://meontheleft.bandcamp.com/track/summer
( samples are given in the youtube reupload)
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Anonymous
>47399
Laika is fine as that's a certain style and motion. Barbie moving like that would be creepy and weird.
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Mister Twister
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>47400
>2D girls so pretty, 3D girls so bitchy
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Anonymous
>47402
>Seeing those Japanese guys lose their shit over a VR Girlfriend
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Anonymous
>47401
Yeah I don't think Barbie would be suited for that even if they went for pseudo stop motion in 3D like the Lego Movie. Some styles just aren't meant to mix.
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>47404
Barbie actually benefits from the Plastic like look you can get from CGI.

>Look for Life in the Dreamhouse on Barbie YouTube Channel
>All episodes are now unlisted and not available in the US.

Wow A+ work Mattel. Sets a good pace for how the films going to go.

But yea 10 Million views or so on many of them. And the movie will be nothing like Dreamhouse meaning absence of wit.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
The eighth film in the Fast & Furious franchise now has an official title:

The Fate of the Furious

God bless Vin Diesel and his crazy car chase franchise.
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Anonymous
>47409
>not The F8 of the Furious
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47410

Give them a little credit for not going to that obvious well.
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Anonymous
>47410
Written by Vriska Serket?
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Anonymous
>47417
I don't get it.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47417

In-jokes don’t go over well with a general audience, y’know.
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Alpharius on the move
>47418
>47419
Vriska is a character from Homestuck. When she gets exited she replaces sounds that sound like 8. Examples include gr8/great, b8/bait, m8/mate.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47420

>Homestuck

In-jokes don’t go over well with a general audience, y’know.
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Anonymous
>47420
So do I in MLG videos. But you don't see me writing "Written by xXxMLG_c4mp3r_k1ll4_1337xXxswag ?"
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
OH SHIT, SON, #F8 JUST GOT REAL.

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>47423
I can think of at least a dozen of more efficient ways to disable Dom's car, but it gets a pass because none of them would be as fast or furious as that wire trick.
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Anonymous
>47423
wait that Tank is from GI JOE.

Oh Shit what if this goes into that Universe. Dom went COBRA. Rest of the Furious movies are just Prequels to another Joe Reboot.
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Anonymous
//youtube.com/watch?v=4tOa9W62Oxkyoutube thumb

A recap of the history of the history of the upcoming Sony Barbie film. Another Screaming Train Wreck.

Millennial focused Barbie film, nah.

Nice on the email coverage showing that Dreamhouse wasn't thought of tough the videos were watched millions of times in different languages and did a better job at humorous deconstruction of Barbie than this wreck of a film will.
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Finally watched Blade Runner, the legendary classic movie.

It was meh.
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Anonymous
>47430
Which version?
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Mister Twister
>47431
Director's cut.
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Anonymous
>47432
So Final Cut may or may not be worth a look. As that is Ridley Scotts actual directors cut so its better put together than the earlier 90s directors cut. Better overal visuals and sound especially on blu ray. Nothing really added to the film just a few seconds longer of footage here or there for pacing. Also full Unicron Scene.
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Mister Twister
>47436
It's not really the matter of which cut. I don't see the point of the movie.

Is is about how sad the artificial humans' 4 year lifespan is? Well, you don't need a 2 hour movie for that. Everyone in the audience would understand that it sucks, anyone could relate instantly.

Is it about how replicants should be treated like everyone else? That is obvious almost from the very start, since we see them being generally normal human-like beings, having compasion for each other, and only killing in self-defense. I don't remember seeing a replicant ever killing anyone truly innocent.

Is it about Deckard's journey from despising replicants to seeing them as people? Not sure about this one, since he keeps killing them as instructed, only sparing ONE, because he was not instructed to kill that time, and she not being a combat model. He does not spare the last one, the last replicant willingly surrenders and dies. Deckard was fully willing to kill him as well.
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>47439
>I don't see the point of the movie.
The point of the movie was to entertain and provide emotional catharsis the audience, as well as perhaps to show them intriguing visions of potential technologies and the ramifications thereof. And like every other story ever told in history, ultimately to discuss the nature of humanity.
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Mister Twister
>47440
It presents ideas, but does not go far enough with any of them. Nothing is really resolved, the movie just ends.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47441

Welcome to life.
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Mister Twister
>47442
Wanted to crack a joke, but decided not to.

/Bladerunner talk
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Anonymous
>47441
That's kinda the bit. We're put into a world that is in progress, a possible future. Might be part of the reason it effected so much that came after it.
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Anonymous
I always found the main theme of Blade Runner to be of humanity ultimately being defined by the rebellion against its own nature. In one hand you have the Replicants: Pris is a sex model but is very innocent and childlike, Zhora is an assassin but she is who actually styles herself as a vixen and works as a stripper, and Roy being a warrior poet of sorts who is very well versed in science despite being a combat model. These guys in another movie would be the heroes.

On the other had you have Deckard, who knows nothing but hunting replicants and simply can't stop doing so, being more robotic in purpose and actions than the alleged artificial humans. If he is indeed another replicant, then it's even more poignant that Roy taught him a lesson of "just live, dammit", an that he actually took it to heart and finally fucked off along with Rachel.

>47441
>Nothing is really resolved

I have to disagree with that. Again, the point of the climax is that Roy hammered into Deckard a desire of living, of being human.
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Alpharius on the move
I think your problem, Mister Twister, is that you didn't like the ambiguous morals or the "up for interpretation" nature of Blade Runner. Could you list off your top 9 or so favorite movies? I'm interested at just how much cinema you have seen.
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Mister Twister
>47446
Don't tell me what to do, dad.
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>47447
"could you" is not a command, it is a suggestion. A simple "no" would have been a sufficient answer. And if you don't want people to analyze what you post, do not post anything, you big baby.
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Mister Twister
>47450
Your mom is a big baby.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
NEW TRAILERS, WATCH ’EM WHILE THEY’RE HOT:

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John Wick: Chapter 2 — //youtube.com/watch?v=ChpLV9AMqm4youtube thumb
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Mister Twister
>47461
Alright, this Bladerunner sequel better provide closure.
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Anonymous
>47468

Maybe sounds like the lifespan limit may have been eliminated. Judging New Guys line. Be something to find out why New Guy is looking for Deckard no Rachel to be seen likely means they didn't beat the timer. Or as the books had it put her in a suspended animation pod for a bit hoping to find the cure/fix.

Books got weird. made Tyrell a much more effed up monster.
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Anonymous
>47469
>Books got weird.

Yeah, if I recall correctly... everything happened in the span of one day, right? And, Deckard had a robot sheep pet.

Also, I recall Roy being much more of an asshole.
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Anonymous
>47481

Yea the books his friend did got even weirder. Whole bunch of Roys one in a box who hung around for a while and the Original Roy they based the template on deicded to chase Deckard for a while.

Then there was Sarah who showed up, sister of Rachel, sorta. And then Tyrell being a royal Asshole with Time Space Displacement Ships and mutation stuff straight out of Dead Space.
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Anonymous
2016 does it again, that asshole. George Michael is dead.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47511

I guess Death decided Carrie Fisher was too strong to take right now.
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>47511
On Christmas of all days. 2016 truly is cruel.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47513

Even worse: He died of heart failure.

2016 is not without the cruelest sense of irony.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
Since this might be missed due to the death of Carrie Fisher, I would like to note that author Richard Adams ("Watership Down") has also passed away.
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rasputin_zeroe9Z+3lbULwW
>47520
Briiiight eyyyyes...
Burrrning like fire...

;_;
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
2016 is not fucking around now. First it took Carrie Fisher, now it took her mother, Debbie Reynolds.

I fear 2017 will be even worse.
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Anonymous
>47534
Massive Quakes along the Nevada California border. Maybe decide to just take the entire state.
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Anonymous
Past the season now but this is some of my favorite work from Wes Anderson.

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This and Fantastic Mr.Fox I can watch over and over.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
2016 gets in one last kick to the balls: William Christopher, best known as Father Mulcahy from "M*A*S*H", passed away today.
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Mister Twister
Sometimes the most obscure bands are some of the best
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
I think we could probably use something to laugh at right now, so let us laugh at how utterly horrible the new "Power Rangers" trailer looks! (Bonus: You get to witness one of the worst uses of a Kanye West song ever!)

//youtube.com/watch?v=5kIe6UZHSXwyoutube thumb
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Anonymous
>47585
>I think we could probably use something to laugh at right now, so let us
>we
>us
Don't embrace the hivemind, friend. It will only end in tears.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47590

Embracing the hivemind would be doing what you tell me to do. Fuck that noise.
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>47585
Been through so many Ninja Turtle Reboots I'm more interested to see where this wants to go.

Lotta those set pieces for the HQ feel right out of Lost in Space.
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Anonymous
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/star-trek-discovery-delayed-again-as-spocks-father-is-cast-965494

And Star Trek series is delayed again this time until "when its ready" basically.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47595

"Do you want it done fast, Err, or do you want it done right?"
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Anonymous
>47597

all well and good if this was going to be on broadcast. But this was supposed to be the flagship program on their digital service. Now that its been delayed twice that is now a Good Wife Spin Off.

That is going to blow their metrics to shit on what their expected subscribers were since they won't show up till Star Trek.

Same thing HBO has a problem with every time GOT ends its season.
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>47585
A bit late, but I just watched that Power Rangers trailer. Looks silly, but come on, Power Rangers. I am actually glad the actual movie looks extra dumb and campy, the first teaser made it look like they were attempting (and failing) to do a super serious take on the franchise.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47600

Hey, it is a kid's movie, and kids will probably have a fun time watching it. All power to that. But this movie was made partially to cash in on '90s nostalgia; so far, it has done little to win the nostalgia crowd over beyond the bare minimum of existing.
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Anonymous
>47601
Hopefully they have *something* more than nostalgia to bring interest to the film, because nobody really has nostalgia for Power Rangers. It's like what happened with the Speed Racer movie, yes people may be aware the IP exists but that doesn't necessarily equate to people being interested in said IP.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47604

On the bright side, "Speed Racer" turned out to be a goddamned masterpiece. I doubt the same will happen for "Power Rangers", but I would mind being surprised if it did.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47605

>would not mind

Gah. I really do need to proofread these things. So many mistakes sometimes.
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Anonymous
If the notion ends up being Goldar not only being actual gold but being the source of all gold in the world. That could be something.
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Anonymous
>47605

If the sisters ever get back into the directing Big Leagues. I think Wacky Races would be right up their alley.
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Anonymous
>47610
Wouldn't the Wachowski's Wacky Races basically be Redline?
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Anonymous
>47604
I still think Speed Racer had no impact at the box office because it came out the same weekend as The Dark Knight iirc
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47612

"Speed Racer" was released two months before "The Dark Knight". The former bombed at the box office partially because the property itself did not have the nostalgic presence in pop culture that studios are exploiting these days. (I do not recall if the advertising for the movie was any good. The film's overall tone and content probably did not help, either.) I hate that "Speed Racer" bombed, too, because it is a sincere - and sincerely fun - movie. That last race is still one of the best climaxes I have ever seen.
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rasputin_zeroe9Z+3lbULwW
>47613
>That last race is still one of the best climaxes I have ever seen.
In more senses than one, absolutely. I'll have to reread the reviews from back then, I get that it wasn't critically well-received but I'm still not completely sure what they found wrong with it that I didn't.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47617

I would assume that the odd narrative style, the cartoonish colour palette, and the "overuse" of CGI were major factors that led to people initially writing the film off.
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Anonymous
>47618
it actually used CGI where it was needed not like now where a whole set is a nightmarish CGI set for no reason.

Real shame that it got dumped on the way it did.

Maybe part of it was Hollywood obsession with wanting Directors to only work on certain films
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
2017 gets its first "major" celebrity death: Mary Tyler Moore.
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>47627
Celebrity deaths are now a meme.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47628

Speaking of which: John Hurt has passed away.
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Anonymous
>47634
Not surprising, the guy had pancreatic cancer, which more or less is a death sentence.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
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"Great men are forged in fire. It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame."
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Anonymous
>47636
Really wish I could have gotten a War Doctor figure that wasn't a literal headswap
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Anonymous
Watched the newest Resident Evil flick. Was invited by a friend, and I still feel ripped off. Holy shit, it was abysmal.

And I am pretty sure it's the "final chapter" only in the sense that the next movie will be a reboot of the series.
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Anonymous
>47638
That bad, even compared to the others?
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Anonymous
>47639
Yes. Makes absolutely no sense (there are a couple of plot twists that are asspulls of the highest order), the action was terrible shakycam bullshit, and the CGI effects were embarrasing.

... I do reckon all of that sounds par for the course, but it was extra bad. Plus, you'd think that for the "last" film in the series they would put some effort to leave it in a relatively high note, but NOPE, it was even more half-assed than usual.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
I read a recap of the film. Wesker supposedly still has all his badass T-Virus powers and shit, and he could not avoid having his leg chopped off and bleeding out? Bullshit. His death, the sudden Heel-Face Turn of The Red Queen, and the lack of a proper transition between "Retribution" and "Final Chapter" send a clear message: The screenwriters did not care at all about finishing this series after "Retribution" dug them into a hole from which they could not escape. They put about as much effort into writing the script as I did into my last fart.

The live-action "Resident Evil" films are monumentally dumb films, but from what I have read about it, "Final Chapter" is the dumbest of all six. Hollywood should just let Capcom do those CGI films from now on.
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Anonymous
>47644

Sadly they were largely self indulgent pieces anyway. Better just to watch an LP of Seven. One that saves Mia since that seems to be an overall better story
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Anonymous
Super Bowl Stranger Things 2 Trailer. Shits gonna do Ghostbusters better than 2016. Yea that's not really a challenge but hey STRANGER THINGS 2.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
http://www.vulture.com/2017/02/foxs-apb-is-the-latest-show-to-misunderstand-robocop.html

This is a good read.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
Since we do not have a pro wrestling thread or whatever: Bray Wyatt finally won a world title.

About fuckin' time, WWE!
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Anonymous
>47686

People fall on and off the main roster and onto the disabled list/or the bottom rung that I forget to pay attention. Hope it was a good match.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47687

He won it in an Elimination Chamber Match, and I hear it was a good one. I am just happy he finally won it; he needed a big win to keep the gimmick afloat after several years of accomplishing near-nothing worth a damn on the main roster.
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Anonymous
>47688
Wonder if they'll switch up now that he won the belt. Get him up with a new one.
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Anonymous
>47686
This stuff's all scripted right? So winning one of these things is more like winning the Oscars than a black belt right.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47690

Pro wrestling is scripted, yes. But the act of putting a world title on someone is generally seen as a reward for hard work — that is, in bringing fans to shows and getting them to buy tickets and merch. There are always exceptions to this idea; Vince McMahon winning the then-WWF Championship, for example, was just part of the "Austin v McMahon: Dawn of Texas Justice" storyline. But the general gist is that if someone gets a world title, they are considered a good enough performer to deserve a shot at holding down the top of the card.

Bray Wyatt has been one of the most consistently popular and well-liked performers ever since he got the gimmick back down in FCW. (FCW was WWE's developmental territory before the company established NXT.) He cut great promos and he wrestled great matches. When he was pushed to the main roster alongside Erick Rowan and Luke Harper, The Wyatt Family became an instant hit. Bray winning a world title felt like a matter of "when", not "if"…and winning a title far earlier than last night would have really helped give the Wyatt Family some more direction with its storylines. But hey, better late than never, right? Worked out for Samoa Joe in TNA! (It did not work out for Samoa Joe in TNA.)
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Anonymous
>47691
The roster really needs some strengthening least as far as RAW is concerned as I've heard Smackdown has gotten better over the last year or so.
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Anonymous
>47691
Still hard to get really good wrestlers. You've got some while their technical skill (are great in the ring doing moves) is great they can't sell a persona for shit. And some vice versa.

Where is the whole Face/Heel Dichotomy nowadays? I remeber things got Weird in the Attitude Era with Anti-Heroes a aplenty. Is there a clear difference nowadays or does that even matter?
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47693

Most promotions tend to do the shades-of-grey thing, in that faces get to act like assholes, but as long as they do it toward heels, they still get cheered. Of course, this can backfire if, say, the babyface is getting a Cena-level megapush. *coughreignscough*

The dichotomy does still matter, however, as the "good vs evil" idea is the backbone of storytelling in modern pro wrestling. But with modern takes on morality being what they are (and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin having been the success that he was), "good" and "evil" are relative only to who is being the biggest asshole. Even then, the babyface can end up being a bigger asshole than the heel and still be positioned as the babyface in their feud; the Rusev/Dolph Ziggler feud from a couple of years ago proved that.
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Anonymous
>47694
I've heard the main problem they've had with getting Cena up to Hogan status is that he doesn't want to be the hero as much as Hogan did. He'll play the part but he won't BE the part.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
It is appropriate to note this piece of movie trivia today: Only two men have ever played characters that were killed by an Alien, a Predator, and a Terminator. One was Lance Henriksen.

The other was Bill Paxton.
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Anonymous
>47729
Not sure how Lance Henriksen counts, Bishop wasn't really killed by the Queen.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
And just so the day can pile on a little more pain: Joseph Wapner, best known as the long-serving judge of "The People's Court", died at the age of 97.
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Anonymous
Damn '17 getting that ball rolling again. Wapner was a given at some point. But Paxton, damn that's shit.
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Anonymous
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So, how 'bout that fuck-up at the end of the Oscars?

On the bright side, the better movie (actually) won for once.
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Anonymous
>47734
Neither Moonlight nor Lalaland were the better movie of the bunch.
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Anonymous
>47735
Moonlight checked more boxes after last years non controversy. The way Hollywood has been fawning over LA LA Land the entire season. I wouldn't doubt race was a factor in the decision.

Also fuck them giving Suicide Squad anything. Warner Bros will get the mistaken impression they did something right.
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>47735
YMMV but for me Moonlight wins automatically because it's not a goddamn musical.
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Anonymous
>47737
No matter how much Hollywood drooled over it
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Mister Twister
>47736
For some reason, I thought, for some time, that La La Land was a very old movie.

Also, interestingly enough, there is a label called La La Land and it releases soundtracks.
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Anonymous
>47739

That's understandable as this was a very nostalgic film. Moreover for Hollywood than anyone else hence their love for it and hopes they had.
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Anonymous
Personally, I found Arrival and Manchester by the Sea to be the best nominees, but both Moonlight and LaLaLand were pretty good films.
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Updates to Star Trek Discovery and its continued dumpster fire of production.

Yea its a mess. Ship designs for the Klingons look like something out of Warhammer 40k. Which is cool because it looks like 40k but it doesnt belong in Star Trek.
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Anonymous
>47742
That looks like a ship that would cost ten thousand times as much to produce as a less ostentatious one would cost. If it's meant to be used in situations where it can get damage (which is, honestly, being used in ANY situation in space, but especially in situations where it might come into battle) extra strength idiotic.

It looks like an artisanal ship carved by hand by Klingons from Portland out of space driftwood over the course of three decades. Not like a mass produced warship.
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Anonymous
>47742
If it's part organic it would be fine. But I don't actually know that much about Star Trek.
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>47742
Maybe this just were Klingon artists get work?
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>47742

>Netflix funding the production.

Yea I knew CBS would get uneasy about funding a Digital show with full Network budgets.

Do wonder if Netflix will get cheesed enough at the delays to actually pull out of the agreement.

Also with the future of Paramount in the wind after that Oscar incident enhancing that.
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One of the things noted is people apparently having a problem with McQuarrie design shown in the teaser trailer.

I liked it and thought it made a lot of sense hearing more about where the show was going to go with taking place around the time of the Klingon Federation conflict.

A ship designed to mimic certain aspects of Klingon ships so that it could operate within the neutral zone. Maybe even come equipped with a somewhat reverse engineered version of the improved Romulan Cloak they snagged in TOS. With a limitation they have to run it off a Romulan power core which cannot remain active for very long.

But now it seems those that would by merchandiser licenses have voiced complaint that body would by things that departed far from TOS designs.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
https://thenerdsofcolor.org/2017/03/10/ghost-in-the-shell-worse/

Welp.
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Anonymous
>47760
>https://thenerdsofcolor.org/2017/03/10/ghost-in-the-shell-worse/

Eh knew they couldn't handle just someone trying to find out who they were. Expound a bit on the episodes where she actually put a thought towards what she was and how she came to be.

Her finding her old platform in a thrift shop along with the model used by her childhood friend would have been a fine launching point. Don't really have to use the same plot but her trying to find him could have worked.

Why is it Blade Runner got it right and now everything that tries to do what it did with the mediums it spawned ends up failing.

Cameron just needs to give up on Battle Angel right now.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47761

>Why is it Blade Runner got it right and now everything that tries to do what it did with the mediums it spawned ends up failing.

Tangible details are easier to copy.
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>47762
I do hope its Sequel can keep it together.

Either way I'm sure Cyberpunk 2077 will show how its done right.
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>47760
Pretty much what I expected. The aesthetics are the only good part of the trailer and everything else seems like generic crap that completely butchers the Ghost in the Shell license.
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Anonymous
>47764
Its what to be expected form those that really don't read the souce materials and just pull massive amounts of nonsense from their backside.

I mean it would have been a rather simple story to elaborate on the plot of her wanting to find her past and aslo the childhood friend. But no they had to twist it into some crap about her being a Super weapon and being forced into employment.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
If the massive fuck-up that we call “the DCEU” is not enough to make you dislike Warner Bros., TRY THIS ON FOR SIZE:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/matrix-reboot-works-at-warner-bros-986292
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>47767
Well Wonder Woman still looks like it might be OK. I hope.
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>47767

DCEU floundering about Warner Bros is looking got that really big Billion plus Blockbuster Series. Fantastic Beasts did well enough but didn't break that magic number they keep shooting for.

Without the Wachowskis sibs I don't think it would work. It would just be a hollow mess like Reboot Robocop.

I agree with Keanu if they aren't part of it then its a no go.
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Anonymous
>47768
Maybe but I straight up hate her theme every time it comes up. Because its so damn jarring and distracting. The constant rumble drums the riffs. Too damn aggressive of a song that just tears me from the scene.

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Should be something Legendary and Old.

Taking off from the Lyre recreations that people have done with what Fragments of Greek scores they've found.

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Add that to something that someone put together from neighboring cultures and such.

//youtube.com/watch?v=Eh51m6glEHoyoutube thumb

Get something I can at least see Wonder Woman a bit when I listen to it.

That's just my feeling on it.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
The first two seasons of “Lucha Underground” are now on Netflix.

Fuck yeah.
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Mister Twister
Listening to a live recording of Ben Hur Live by Stewart Copeland and orchestra in Germany.

The things you get off the Internet, it really makes one love the place.
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Mister Twister
Nick Mason on Chuck Berry's accomplishments:
https://www.channel4.com/news/interview-with-nick-mason-of-pink-floyd
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Anonymous
>47775

been digging Samurai Gourmet. The culinary adventures of a retired Salary Man. For good and bad.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
Netflix released a trailer for its American live-action “Death Note” adaptation today.

//youtube.com/watch?v=zS9UW2xjdqEyoutube thumb

As you might expect, fans are pissed.
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Anonymous
>47785
>urban/high school thriller
WHY? Sure it's a way to differentiate it from the other movies that are already out there, but why?
At least L looks kinda cool if that's him in the mask.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47786

Literally the only good thing about this trailer is Willem Dafoe as Ryuk. Inspired fuckin’ casting there. But Dafoe aside, nothing about this movie — the setting, the actors, the cinematography — looks good.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
In better news: MOVIE SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGN is just over three weeks away!

//youtube.com/watch?v=5ct0Z2bQndMyoutube thumb
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Alpharius a go go
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Get cautiously hyped.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47790

http://www.npr.org/event/music/521273418/gorillaz-announces-new-album-hits-haunted-house-in-saturnz-barz-video
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Anonymous
//youtube.com/watch?v=1xCdJLWm9e4youtube thumb
I wish I could be as optimistic about the DN remake as this guy is.
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Gorillaz - Saturnz Barz (Spirit House)
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Alpharius a go go
I saw the new Power Rangers movie yesterday. Better than I expected, but not amazing. I felt the strongest aspect of it was how the movie had teenagers that didn't make me want to rip my eyes out from how overly modern or hip movies like to write teenagers as. I also liked how more diverse the Rangers were and felt that even though it was awkward at first, but it grew on me. The donut store BS was garbage and was only a hindrance.
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Anonymous
>47824
I am 100% sure that the people making the film made the Krispy Kreme product placement as ridiculously in-your-face as possible on purpose. Like, an studio exec told them "Guys, Krispy Kreme paid 30 millions to be in the film, so it beter be a LOT of donuts in the film", and the writers and director were all "aw, what the hell, lets do this".

And it sorta worked, at least in my theater there was a point where some people actually started to laugh when they said "Krispy Kreme" for the umpteenth time, and by the scene with Rita in the donut shop the whole place lost it.
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Anonymous
>47824
I really fucking hate all the designs for the suits and monsters. It's a series based on product placement, what good is it if nothing about it makes you want to even buy the toys? I'm glad the teenager bullshit ended up being not actually bullshit, but it feels like the opposite of what a Power Rangers movie should be. That stuff would've probably been better spent on a new IP.
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Anonymous
>47826

We've seen that attempt a few times. Always burns out.
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Anonymous
//youtube.com/watch?v=5dCJ7a1QjfEyoutube thumb

Such a strange ad. With a better Skeletor costume than it has any right to be.
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Alpharius
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>47831
Thanks for sharing that. That was not what I expected and oddly high quality from what the first few seconds made me think it was gonna be like. Were the people playing Skeletor and He-Man that tall, or was that just cgi? Either way, good special effects and costumes.

I now realize I want a mundane daily life tv series set in the real world Skeletor centric show.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47831

I have no idea what they were selling, but it was too much fun for me to care anyway.
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Anonymous
>47835
British Price Compression Website. But yea it doesn't matter. More Epic Skeletor.
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rasputin_zeroe9Z+3lbULwW
>47835
British insurance comparison websites have become a national institution over the last decade. See GoCompare's Welsh opera tenor and CompareTheMarket.com's Russian meerkats:
//youtube.com/watch?v=M0mXUC0cUPgyoutube thumb

This is the latest in a long string of delightfully "He Used MoneySupermarket And Now He Feels EPC" adverts originally narrated by Patrick Stewart.

Adverts like this one have become so woven into the national fabric that it's easy to forget how incredibly fucking weird they must look to foreigners.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47837

>it's easy to forget how incredibly fucking weird they must look to foreigners

“800-588-2300 - EMPIRE!”, the Shirley Temple DVD Collection ad (“ANIMAL CRACKERS IN MAH SOUP”), “CALL J.G. WENTWORTH, 877-CASH-NOW”, and basically every advertisement for Sonic (“The hedgehog?” “No, the fast-food place.”) remind me that every country has its own different version of “weird”. I’ll take oddball pop culture references done with flair and humor over 90% of the ads we get in the States.
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rasputin_zeroe9Z+3lbULwW
>47838
Flattered, but you've still got better telly than us.

Online insurance comparison in the UK is a bearpit of an industry and - as the production values of these adverts demonstrate - ridiculously lucrative. There's not much traction in touting how much better one comparison website is to another (because how the hell do you quantify something like that) so the way they sell themselves is by trying to be as memetic as humanly possible. Remember Confused.com's cartoon mascot whose breasts increased in size in every advert she was in for some contrarian reason? That wasn't getting enough traction so they replaced her with Brian the Robot, who became the friendly-if-clueless lead role in a soap opera of a plot involving kidnapping and almost being chucked in an incinerator. Now he's been replaced by James Corden. You adapt or die in this business.
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Anonymous
>47833
Big ol Rubber Suited Bastards which is what made it so great.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
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Fare thee well, Deadman.
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Anonymous
>47841
And now we'll get a New Paul Bearer to pass the mantle onto the Next. Some unknown with excellent technical skill but no presence by themselves.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47842

No. Never. There can be only one Undertaker, and any attempt to replace him or pass down his mantle will be seen by fans as a sign of disrespect toward Mark Calaway — a slap in the face to the man who became one of the industry’s most respected and iconic figures. Besides, what the hell could someone even do with a “legacy” Undertaker gimmick besides rehashing anything and everything Calaway did with the role for nearly thirty years? For that matter, when has a “legacy” gimmick ever worked well in any US promotion that has tried to do one?
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Anonymous
I doubt this will help to make any better Roman Reign's reputation of being a forced meme.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47844

At this point, WWE is likely going to lean into that perception, even if they never officially turn Roman heel. The problem for fans is that Roman gets a reaction no matter what. As long as he gets one, WWE is going to do whatever it wants.

Audiences can only sink Reigns’s career by not giving him a reaction. If a heel is getting cheered or a face is getting booed, WWE can manipulate that. (To wit: Cena being called “controversial” for years.) But a lack of any response — dead silence, people sitting on their hands, you get the drill — cannot be manipulated in the same way or to the same degree. TNA/Impact Wrestling tried doing it by having canned crowd noise play over footage of wrestlers not getting any kind of reaction from crowds. That approach did not work.
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Deon
Hm, Netflix changed their rating system.
Instead of giving a star rating, you just give it a thumbs up or thumbs down.
And instead of using the same star system to show you the number of stars it thinks you'd give it, it shows you how much of a percent match it thinks the show is for you.
You wouldn't believe how many people thought those red stars represented an average rating.
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Anonymous
>47846
Canned heat isn't exactly something new to the business, everybody uses it in some way.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47849

Yes, but when it is used while cameras show off an audience full of people that are all but literally sitting on their hands, it creates a disconnect that even said audience has to notice. TNA/Impact did that for a good long while, too.
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Anonymous
>47848
Heck I did. I can understand the misconception.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
//youtube.com/watch?v=MolWjT2eDucyoutube thumb

Fuck yeah, “Fast and the Furious” franchise.
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Deon
Are you supposed to be unable to hear some of the characters at points near the end of Power Rangers, or did our theater have bad sound mixing?
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
Leukemia is a hell of a disease, man.

RIP Charlie Murphy.
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TeethandHunger
So anyone else see the new MST3K on netflix? I didn't know it was out and up to ep 14. I'm on ep two right now. I'm actually digging the new Crow, Tom, Not Joel, and even new Frank. I'm not sure about Forester light though.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47868

I have only watched the first episode, but it feels like MST3K, and that is all I wanted out of this revival. I like the new sets, I like the new doorway sequence, I like the new functionality for the Bots (Crow finally has working arms and hands!), I freaking love The Skeleton Crew, and Jonah works oh-so-well as a host/riffer. (“Every Country Has a Monster” is an instant classic MST3K song, by the way.)

The only negatives are how Jonah and the new Servo sound way too alike during the riffing, and how Felicia Day feels “out of place” compared to the rest of the cast. (Her bit during the opening theme falls flat compared to the rest of the song, too.) The pacing of the riffs are a bit too rapid-fire for my taste, but I hear that pacing gets better in the later episodes. But those are ultimately minor quibbles I have with a single episode, and they do not outweigh the many, many positives of this revival.

In short: It's a really good show, and we should all just relax. 👍🏻
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Anonymous
Their Crow improves a lot into the first four episodes and overall they start settling into it very well. I do hope we get a second season sooner rather than later.

Maybe even be able to have some themed sets like they had back in the day with Godzilla and other Monster films.

Which means I hope the current Writers Contract talks go well and a Writers Strike doesn't hurt productions.
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TeethandHunger
I did not care for the end "plot" of the MST3K bit. It was all focused on Felicia Day. Max is sooo in love with her.
That just might be me though. She's just not as...I don't know... evil as Trace or Mary Jo. She's more like an a tv executive than a mad scientist. She also doesn't have the trademark Forester white streak in her hair.
I mean she hasn't even killed OR replaced Max's head.

Another thing that bothers me is that they wear the MST3K Logo on their shoulders and on the wall. Was the "experiment" officially called MST3K in the show?

Anyway in other news:
https://www.2017auditions.com/foxs-x-men-show-casting-texas/

new FOX TV series featuring some of the most famous X-Men characters. Filming will take place in Spring 2017 and will film in Dallas, Texas.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47875

>Another thing that bothers me is that they wear the MST3K Logo on their shoulders and on the wall. Was the "experiment" officially called MST3K in the show?

Yeah, this was something that bugged me, too. Being a little self-referential in the riffs is one thing; sort-of breaking the fourth wall to justify the new season’s “story” feels a step too far. (It is not a dealbreaker in that I dislike the new season for it, though.)
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Anonymous
>47875
>47876

Guess that's the curse of becoming a cultural staple as it were.
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Anonymous
>47875
>Was the "experiment" officially called MST3K in the show?
The closest was a few times (mostly in the local acess season) they called the theater the "Mystery Science Theater".
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47879

Well, the KTMA season is still technically canon, even if is “Season 0”. Also I just looked at an episode list and it spoiled some of the guest star spots for me and holy shit those are some good guest stars.
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thatother1dude/PKS88+dMMc
I like that the props kept the same aesthetic, but weren't afraid to get more elaborate.
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Anonymous
>47881

That was always Joel he loves the physical stuff. I like that the door transition actually conveys going though the ship to the theater.

6-Laundry Room
5-Bathroom
4-Kitchen
3-Bedroom
2-Workshop (likely for all the laser etched wood diorama they use.)
1-Machine Shop

That's pretty neat.
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Anonymous
Next Avatar Film will be out in 2020 with the next a year later 2021 and then 2025. If his latest timeline holds.
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Anonymous
>47885
How many people will still care by that point?
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Tiki
>47886
I'm interested for the sake of cliche, what do we turn this into? It was so simplistic and self contained I'm curious about how you'd expand it.
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Anonymous
>47886
Well James Cameron got depressed about it for a while because that came on the lead into the Comic Billion Dollar movies so his stopped being a rare gem.

Heck right now even Disney is not too pleased they've got a section of one of their parks hosting Avatar World for a while when its been long forgotten and we've got another four years till the next installment.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
Why do we actually need four sequels to “Avatar”, again? What the hell else does he have to say with this fictional universe that he did not already say in a mediocre movie that made a billion dollars in spite of its mediocrity?
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Anonymous
>47889
No clue other than this is supposed to be Cameron's Magnum Opus on a Technological and Theatrical level to whatever extent that works out.

He wants to film it at higher than 24 FPS (the standard frame rate for pictures) and work out some idea for glasses free 3D. So yea he wants this to be a super unique experience. But who know if it'll pay off.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47890

Cameron can do all that stuff, sure, but if the films do not have a story worth watching, they will suffer the same fate as the original: mediocrity that will be forgotten once the theatrical run is finished.
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Anonymous
>47891
As it is he seems more focused on it being visually compelling. Other than that we've got nothing that doesn't just sound like a over-complicated Scifi epic that didn't know what to do with it self after its first book . Next movie is about the oceans of Pandora and the Humans are back to do more things. Whatever that entails.

Part of what I'm seeing is that the story would have worked a lot better with the humans being an ingrained force on Pandora maybe even more say couple of generations. Permanent Bases on the planet moons and massive corporate mining structures all over...Pandora

Well shit Borderlands has done this setup better than Cameron has, and that's saying something.
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Anonymous
>47891
>they will suffer the same fate as the original: mediocrity that will be forgotten once the theatrical run is finished.

The fate of the original also involved making more bank than any other movie ever, so there is also that.
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Anonymous
>47893

True but people that wanted to bank on it being a money machine kinda expected they'd be halfway through the Avatar franchise by now and not having the second film in a tentative Quadrilogy coming out over a decade later when its now vying with multiple billion dollar powerhouses and who knows what else by its release date even if it even sticks to that.

Reason Disney is a touch miffed since they've got two of those Billion Dollar Money Makers Franchises now plus whichever of their next Princess revamps continues to bring in that level of cash as well and they are still waiting for the next installment to Avatar till the next decade.
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Anonymous
I forget who said it, but the only long term effect that Avatar has had on culture is to confuse people who want to talk about the cartoons.
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Anonymous
>47895
True. Wasn't Cameron bitchy about the name or something?
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Anonymous
>47888
>Well James Cameron got depressed about it for a while because that came on the lead into the Comic Billion Dollar movies so his stopped being a rare gem.


It still is an anomaly. There are only three movies that have broken the $2 billion barrier, and two of those were made by Cameron. I am not sure these Avatar sequels are going to get that high in the list, but I think it's safe to say they won't bomb.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47896

Bitchy enough to make Shyamalan drop “Avatar” from the title of his film adaptation.
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Anonymous
>47898
Even though by the end of it all the word AVATAR has no meaning as Sully is now in his Alien body permanent thanks to their Tree Magic.

Really going Forward what's the purpose of that title.

M.Night has rebuilt some cred over the last decade. Hope his biding his time till he can find that Stronk QT Inuit girl he needs to progress.

Because he's got something so the rumor has gone. But he just needs the time.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47899

No studio will ever let him make that sequel. He would have to recast everyone at this point, and there is still the matter of…you know…the first film’s critical and financial failure.

Besides, why would you want to see him take another shot at adapting ATLA (or even Korra) when you the original shows exist? What could a live-action film adaptation of an animated TV series do any better than the TV series?
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Anonymous
Disney is making massive money on rebooting old properties which I think would figure into Viacom letting a studio have a shot with it. But keep Nickelodeon involved at a minimum since they are shit at production.

But yea I was implying they will just go with Korra since we've got that gap. Which is a shame since the lead was an experienced Martial Artist.

But done properly Korra films could be the Superman story Snyder wants to tell but is pretty terrible at.
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rasputin_zeroe9Z+3lbULwW
>47901
I'd still say we let Stephen Fung take a crack at it:
//youtube.com/watch?v=v9bHTviY6KMyoutube thumb

Curiously enough, it might be an opportunity to fix a lot of the problems the series had, as opposed to the exact opposite happening in the case of TLA's adaptation.
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Interview with Todd Rundgren (partially about his new record):
https://www.yahoo.com/music/hello-todd-rundgren-returns-star-album-white-knight-221058071.html
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Anonymous
>47904

Yep I could see that.

Reworking on Villain arcs I'd start off with.

Red Lotus attack occurs with Korra as an adult before she leaves for Republic City and that being one of the reasons she thinks she needs to leave and the reason that Tenzin thinks she should stay. Red Lotus are captured and hauled off to their prisons while Korra plans and takes up on a ship heading to Republic City.

Here I think we can have a point of divergence.

I don't mind Korra and Asami in fact its low key build makes it one of the better growth relationships.

So at this point I'd make it a Sato industries boat and this being Korra's first unofficial meeting with Asami towards the end of the trip to Republic City at which point Korra is caught as a stowaway Naga and Korra make a break for it smashing through one of the crates wrecking one of Asami's cars she'd been testing. Korra yells "Sorry" or some such as Naga jumps off the side of the boat and vanishes into the water.

Then later when the Fire Ferrets make the play for backing Korra and Asami meet.

K/A: YOU!!!

Mako: Wait, you two know each other?

Korra: well I kinda stowed away on her boat to get here.

Asami: And she "kinda" destroyed my prototype racer when she and her dog... thing escaped.

Bolin: Makes pained noises mumbling about how screwed they are and that they'll never get backing.

Mako pulls Korra aside and tells Korra that she's got to be the one to fix this.

So there we get more a reason for them to bond and Korra and Asami to make peace. Maybe Triangle possibly even though its doomed to failure since things are being set for the other game from point one and Mako and Korra personality are very caustic when heated. I don't think that would be needed but I dunno. Just slow burn on the others and don't shit on Bolin's heart this time. But it might be good bonding for the group. Something to think about.

As said its an idea.
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Anonymous
>47906
I agree that it would be nice to see more chemistry-ish moments between Asami and Korra early on. Make their friendship something special before the whole Mako thing happens.

I honestly think the triangle in Korra worked to a certain extent because it showed that just because a pair of people crushing on each other get together doesn't mean it'll work out. And Korrasami works even better because of it, because neither of them is an inexperienced girl just flying after a crush because of hormones--they've both had failed relationships and worked through them. Gives them perspective and makes their relationship work better in the end.

Not that there couldn't have been some better execution in the series proper--like I said, I would've liked to see more focus on their friendship early on so that the chemistry could grow organically--but I think the skeleton that's there is perfectly solid for a character arc.

Really, that's true of most of the stuff in Korra. The execution could use some work but the fundamentals are all solid. Knowing where it's going from the start would fix most of it.

But they would need to know they have time to cover the entire character arc, or we'd just get the same issue we got with the series, where they kept having to fuck up the pacing because they didn't know for sure whether they were going to get more episodes so setting up plots that would be resolved later was gambling.
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Anonymous
>47907

Plenty of beats to setup that something is happening between them just within that first season alone. Though we go with the Triangle then some of the actions taken later have meaning in a cultural context. Asami getting upset a being asked to make Tea for Korra in Book 1 to making Tea and bringing it to Korra without being asked in Book 4.

Also when Korra and Mako started in a a couple every confrontation would end in a shouting match just about. Whereas with Asami when she started getting mad Korra worked to drop it back down instead of piling on.

Book 2 I think would be the most needed to be revamped. Evil Avatar thing I've not go problems with just toss a bit of Dark Souls in there and give him a reason to thinking why Darkness needs to be a thing brought about. Like the Avatar has broken the cycle for thousands of years or something. Also just more Korra and Asami interactions in that one. Korra being there for her as she learns the ropes of running a company. That sorta thing.

Book 3 is pretty on point and Book 4 I think would need a bit more of an introduction to Kuvira
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Anonymous
Woah M.Night creating his own little Sub Universe of Comic Films.

https://io9.gizmodo.com/glass-the-sequel-both-to-split-and-unbreakable-will-b-1794669298

And the critics will gripe that people will like it because its like a comic book movie. Just like the first time.
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Anonymous
>47906
It's not just the general lack of interactions, it's that in general they really need to give Asami an actual personality and purpose in the story beyond bland nice girl who gets passed around from Mako's love interest to Korra's love interest and that's all there really is to her character. Even her fighting style with that shock-glove much like her personality never evolved beyond what was introduced in Book 1. They made a really half-assed attempt to give her some proper fleshing out and agency of her own in Book 4 with the subplot with her father, but it was too little too late.
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Anonymous
>47910
See I just don't see people's point when they say that. Asami has plenty going on. In Season 1 she has to choose between her loyalty to her dad and her sense of justice, and starting in Season 2 she has a whole B plot going on involving trying to manage her company.
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Anonymous
>47911
It just wasn't in peoples face. We didn't have folks commenting about her or asking where she was most the time. In part because they are all adults and unless something massively tragic is going down they all have an understanding that all is okay unless otherwise indicated.

Asami was working on getting the hang of Sato industries for most of book 2 Book 3 she was hanging out with Korra after they patched things up over having Mako come between their friendship.
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Anonymous
>47911
Book 1 Asami was a strong character. Book 2's plot about protecting the company was interesting in theory but overshadowed by Varrick and dragged down by the stupid love triangle which made her look like Mako's idiotic girlfriend. Which would've been OK if future seasons kept it up as a character arc now without Mako or the love triangle to steal the spotlight.

Book 3 and 4 is where it becomes clear they were struggling to give Asami things to do because the backup she provided was very generic and could've been given to characters who actually had real plot relevance like Opal, Lin, Varrick, or Jinora without losing much. And her company became a footnote. With a few exceptions she didn't reveal any new sides or change much from where the last two books left her (and even Book 2 just hit the reset button), so she's both flat and static. What looked like a strong skeleton in Book 1 turned out to be a bunch of bare bones by Book 4. Shame because I was excited to see where they'd take her once the show got rid of the love triangle.

And said exceptions are either the Hiroshi subplot (the only time she has real agency as an independent character) or all involve her being Korra's love interest and emotional satellite. That's kinda the problem. She's not given a really good reason to follow the other three and exist in the main plot aside from being in love with Korra. Which makes her an OK love interest but a weak actual character. The show treats her as Jane Foster who is inexplicably an Avenger (and Varrick as her Selvigg) when she could've been Agent Carter. Or Suki for that matter.

Sorta related but Asami tends to attract a lot of that really annoying kind of fan who worships the ground she walks on mostly because they see her as their self-insert to bone Mako or Korra or they fell in love with a version of her built out of elaborate personal headcanons, kinda like Lance from the Voltron reboot. Which says something about how poorly Bryke wrote her if they have to make up reasons to love her.
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Anonymous
>47913
>the only time she has real agency as an independent character
So you're not considering trying to take control of her business and getting scammed, then having to recover from that, to be independent even though your whole problem with it was that it was irrelevant to Korra's plot.
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Anonymous
>47915
I'm talking about Book 3 and 4. Like I said she was alright in Books 1 and 2. The business subplot was watered down by Mako and Varrick continuing to steal the spotlight during what should've been *her* arc, but it was a good start, except it was thrown to the wayside in Books 3 and 4 in favor of making her Korra's arm candy.
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Mister Twister
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I am getting really tired of japanese album releases having exclusive extra tracks.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
“I do not kill with my gun.”

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“I kill with my heart.”
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Mister Twister
>47918
So, it is finally here.

I wonder how they will explain the whole "it's a sequel" crap.
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Alpharius a go go
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Just saw the 2nd Gaurdians of the Galaxy film. Loved it. I don't know how they did it, but lightning has struck twice. The only thing I didn't like was baby Groot, which I felt was hamfisted occasionally.
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Tiki
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Read the books, it's a reincarnation of Roland after the end. The last one.
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http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/hellboy-reboot-works-stranger-things-star-david-harbour-1001462

>Hellboy, the demonic comic book hero turned Guillermo del Toro film franchise, is poised to return to the big screen, this time without the filmmaker at the helm.

>Millennium is in negotiations with producers Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin for a new installment that would reboot and relaunch the property. Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment is also producing.

>Neil Marshall, the horror director who broke out with The Descent and won raves for his work on Game of Thrones, is attached to direct the project, which has a working title of Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen and has a script by Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.

>Del Toro is not involved, nor is Ron Perlman, the actor who inhabited the red-skinned, cigar-chomping devil in the two previous installments.

>Rather, David Harbour, the Stranger Things star, is in talks to play Hellboy.

>If a deal is made, Millennium would become the third company to make a Hellboy movie in as many releases.

>Hellboy was created in 1993 by Mignola and became an indie comic hit as it told of a demon, raised by a professor, working to fight supernatural evildoers for an organization called Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense.

>Del Toro co-wrote and directed the first adaptation, which was made by Revolution Studios and released by Sony in 2004. The movie made $60 million domestically (another $40 million internationally, asterisked by the fact that this was the era before international box-office dominated performance) on a budget of $66 million.

>The second movie was made by Universal with the same team — del Toro and Perlman — but its box-office mojo was cut short when The Dark Knight, directed by Christopher Nolan and featuring Heath Ledger as the Joker, opened six days later.

>But both movies engendered strong cult followings and there were rumblings of a third installment. Last year, del Toro, Dark Horse Entertainment, Levin and Gordon, the latter of whom controls the rights, explored their options. However, the budget was a stumbling block, with del Toro wanting a bigger canvas for his vision. In the end, the producers decided a reboot and relaunch was the more feasible route.

>Marshall is now developing a new script with Aron Coleite, who worked on NBC's Heroes and is also working on the new Star Trek: Discovery series. He will also act as a producer with his partner Marc Helwig.
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Anonymous
>47930

Eww way too much TV production scale thinking in this one. Which usually doesn't scale well into a film. I don't mind the actor but dunno if he's got the size for it and if they go CG then write it the fuck off.
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Anonymous
>47923


So its a Witcher game type situation kinda? He "died" in the book series and now he's back.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
Twitch’s first non-gaming miracle: showing every episode of “The Joy of Painting”.

Its next non-gaming miracle: showing every episode of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”.

https://variety.com/2017/digital/news/mister-rogers-neighborhood-twitch-streaming-free-1202422417/
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/5/11/15599492/cancelled-tv-shows-2017-renewed-canceled

Look at this fuckin’ bloodbath.
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Anonymous
>47938

Who the fuck watches Scorpion? How the fuck does this shitshow keep getting renewed?
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>47939

Hell if I know. I don’t even watch network TV these days.
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Anonymous
>47939

they need something and since its their show its cheaper than trying to get something new started same reason Mentalist was dragged out. Shocker they canceled Two Broke Girls. But after hearing how they dumped on the Nancy Drew series since it would have had female leads I'm surprised it ran this long. Also ABC Nixing Last Man Standing since that was one of their highest half hour shows.

NBC thankfully killed off Blacklist Redemption and hopefully will mercy kill the rest of it. Damn that plot has turned to shit since the start. Tom Keen is such a shit character. Never have I seen someone who's supposed to be some kinda Master Assassin Agent type be so shit at their job and it not being played up for laughs.

I liked Red the Monster hunting other Monsters but now the plot its just trying to rationalize its own twists.

I started watching Bull as its a fantastic setup on how not to handle a show. Last episode you can actually see where the show dies with the introduction of a new character for no reason other than someone thought "we need a lead woman to pair with the other lead.". I know its Greenlit for a second season but these incoming last episodes are going to grind the fucker down.

Whole lotta TV writing being a good how to on "what not to do." Right now as far as drama goes.
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Anonymous
//youtube.com/watch?v=Rd85FEdJfTwyoutube thumb

And here is the Emoji movie
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Anonymous
//youtube.com/watch?v=Yy9sKeCE8V0youtube thumb

So a new MacFarlane live action show. Guess to keep him busy and an incentive to keep making most of their Sunday Lineup.

This show won't be one of them of course. It airs on Thursday. Lets see how long that lasts.
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Anonymous
And to compare here are some Warhammer 40k Klingons from Star Trek Discovery

//youtube.com/watch?v=4dxe_ugmIVMyoutube thumb
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
RIP Chris Cornell.
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Anonymous
>47947
Shame I liked his song they used in Casino Royale

Only one that sticks we me really of the recent songs.
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MMMMMMMH, YESSSSS!
Dark Crystal prequel coming to Netflix.
Confirmed for puppetry and some cgi. Lets see if the cgi doesn't drown out the puppets and is used properly.
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TeethandHunger
//youtube.com/watch?v=Wsn8z56FLfAyoutube thumb

Ladies and Gents I present to you the man angriest about Alien Covenant. Don't watch unless you like spoilers.
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WHAT THE FUCK IS RIVERDALE EVEN?

Archie is having a sex romp with Ms. Grundy, yes, Ms. Grundy.

What the fuck?
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Anonymous
>47953
See shit like this is why I'm glad they canned CW's Friday The 13 tv series.
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Anonymous
>47953
>47954

Its just another CW Teen Drama with Archie grafted on to Pretty Little Lairs.
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Anonymous
And so we've lost a Bond James Bond. RIP Sir Roger Moore.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40018422
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