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Everything posted by Tank

  1. My current dilemma is that I'm this show, and I don't love my episode. I'm adapting a so-so book, doing my best with it because I really needed the job to make my minimums with the union to keep my insurance. I'm doign my best to have fun with it, but the showrunner is VERY prescriptive and I hasn't given me a ton of freedom. Worse, he's made one of the characters really sexist and gross. At first it was funny and intentional, but when the studio came back and said it was making the whole script feel sexist, he decided to push back even harder and write all these lines that are even worse
  2. Tank


    Ha! Last we heard, you literally went back on all your edgy claims and fell in love and everything. So. Yes.
  3. If I bitch about work am I going to get laughed out of here?
  4. The problem with Bond is this-- while they made Craig's movies more serialized, they sort of botched what it was supposed to be about. It was intended with the first two to be all about resetting Bond to being young and dangerous and not as suave-- but then with the last few they suddenly decide4d to plkay up that he was old and a relic. Both are interesting angles, and I wished they'd stuck to one. The other problem is, these movies have a very precise formula-- and it's the same one they have had for 50 years. The problem is-- you put everything a Bond film needs on paper, look at it, a
  5. That reminds me, he pulls Dalton’s car out of storage, and it didn’t even get a chase scene.
  6. Also my first theater movie since TROS. Craig has been a great Bond, but I have found ALL of his entries over-bloated. I should never be bored during a Bond film, but with maybe the exception of Casino Royale, I haven’t loved any of them and they are all way over complicated and seriously drag from a solid hour of exposition in the middle. This one had a few great bits, but the action was NOT up to par and there were so many potentially great moments that fell flat. The villain had terrible dialog, the new 007 was wasted, and there were so many times I thought a cool moment was
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    Star Wars Visions

    Cool thanks for replying guys
  8. Didn’t they see footage of Anakin doing evil stuff in the archives? Or was that a cut scene?
  9. I'm not sure how I feel. On the one hand, he brought the show back from the dead and is responsible for some of the best moments in Who... but also, his run often skewed hokey and childish., which I feel like they tried to get away from with the last two Doctors. It might be an odd tonal shift to go back? I really liked both Capaldi and Whittaker, but I feel like both of them never really had a chance to shine like Smith and Tennant and were not given enough good material to work with... which is contrary to my last statement given that Davies was in charge when Tennant did his run.
  10. Anyone else checked out the anime Star Wars shorts on Disney+? They are a mixed bag in my opinion, but some of them are quite good. My thoughts: The Duel Probably the most samurai inspired of them all, it felt very much like a Mando episode-- which is not surprising given that this is exactly what The Mandalorian was inspired by. It had the look of a Kurosawa film and the story was one we've seen a hundred times-- a wandering warrior helps a town beset upon by bandits. Not a lot of points for originality, but the style of the animation and the action was a lot of fun. Tatooine
  11. My favorite bit of trivia about this movie is that it uses the same sets as the Lugosi version. Universal planned it this way-- when the english version stopped shooting for the day. the Spanish team would come in to use the sets over night. They had the same production schedule to make use of all set, locations, and wardrobe.
  12. Did they pull the Flight From Hell Episode? I am into season 3 and don’t see it.
  13. There was a Growing Pains one where Kirk Cameron told a ghost story that I really liked. I couldn’t find it without ordering a boxed set and I don’t like Kirk Cameron THAT much. Tnere was a MASH one but I couldn’t figure out what it was called because there are a jillion episodes of MASH. I don’t remember what else was missing, I’ll look for my list. That said, the My So Called Life Halloween episode is a favorite, and obviously the Roseanne episodes are great and easy to find. Cheers has a few good ones. Freaks and Geeks Halloween episode was really good too. One of my favs
  14. I generally do 31 days of horror films in October. I try to find a theme. One year I did all the slash-ics. One year I did just Hammer films. Another year just the 70s, another just the 60s. Last year I tried to do just Halloween episodes of classic sitcoms but couldn’t find all of them. Just yesterday worked up my list for this year. I’m going to hit each decade for a hundred years of horror. One classic, one personal favorite, and one I haven’t seen if possible. 1. Nosferatu (1922) 2. Cat and Canary (1927) 3. Golem (1920) 4. Frankenstein (31) 5. Bride of Franken
  15. Joined June 99. Was an insufferable 24 year old edgelord. Posted so much stuff that these days make me a little sick to my stomach. Am now 46.
  16. When my kid was this age he was ruining our weekends and causing disruptions at daycare with his refusal to take naps. His doctor told us if he was getting 10 hours a sleep at night without interruption we could give up on naps. Changed our life. Daycare was still a bit of a problem, but man. Laying there until he fell asleep, likely falling asleep myself-- I was losing hours of my days. My kid was actually super energetic and hyper and a little ADHD up until he hit puberty. Now his almost too chill at 16. We let the kid have a phone pretty early on, with my thinking being te
  17. I definitely seem to be lacking in any excitement for new stuff-- I'm kinda just MEH about it. That said, I still watch it, and as evidenced by my posts. I tend to still really enjoy everything they do. Marvels and Thor 4 have my interest piqued. And Spider-Man.
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    Matrix 4

    Didnt Morpheus die? DIDNT THEY ALL DIE!?
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    Matrix 4

    Turns out Weaving is a jerk and Fishburne is too old and doughy. I’m definitely going to have to rewatch 2/3 before this one though to refresh myself.
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    Matrix 4

    Man, I really wanted to bump an old Matrix thread for this for LOLs, but they are all archived. I was REALLY hard on 2 and 3. That was at the height of my movie guy on the internet smugness... but they were poop right? That said, I always loved the first one, despite hating Keanu... thought TBH, the Keanu hate has totally gone away as he's gotten older... or maybe it's cause I am older? In my head canon the John Wick movies are basically a simulation that the machines stuck Neo in to keep him busy and distracted as they rebuilt themselves. Looks like, at least partially, maybe I
  21. It's not on Disney+, only in theaters at the moment. And since it is apparently crushing it, it may be a minute before it comes to streaming.
  22. Before the PT had come out I had read enough of the early SW drafts and the annotated screenplays, and those all painted the Jedi more like the Mentat in Dune. They were trained under a unified academy/school/temple of some sort, and they all lived by the same code of ethics, but then went off to walk their own paths. Again, like the Mentat, in those early drafts, every planet was sort of independently ruled (and those in the Republic had senators to UN type government), and each leader of a planet may have an advisor or head general that was a Jedi. (In Dune, both the Harkonnans and Atriedes
  23. My go to analysis is now that I say the PT is a bunch of horribly executed great ideas, while the ST is the opposite— a bunch of terrible ideas amazingly executed.
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