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Posts posted by Tank

  1. 4 hours ago, Hobbes said:

    Isn't this the real Turing test?  An AI creating a piece of good, original art (that isn't dependent on another artists song or voice or movie script or whatever) that fools 99% of the population it was made by a human?

    I follow this account on IG where a guy does a whole “AI fooling boomers” rating scale. He’ll find obvious AI stuff then quote the boomers responding to it thinking it is real.

  2. I guess we can tell Walt isn't lurking anymore since he hasn't showed up to suck Michael Giacchino's wang excessively whilst calling us all stupid for not mentioning him.

  3. 4 hours ago, CoLA said:

    Can you imagine the movies people will be able to make with AI in 5 or 10 years as the software gets better? It's gonna be crazy!

    yes and no. do I like the idea of being able to make a movie on my own at home? kinda. Do I like the idea of a hundred million bros making R-rated versions of Star Wars and jamming the internets up with endless terrible content? no. 

    Am I a film classist? Probably.

    I'm with Hobbes in that I don't truly thing AI will ever be able to make anything GOOD on its own. It will always require human input for true creativity because it isn't true AI, it's machine learning collation based upon available models, meaning it's always going to be stealing from something a human made. Last year's writer's strike had as fighting the studios about not being allowed to replace writers with AI. We had a victory there, but the studios are doing it anyway. 

    The problem is when the studios and the masses stop caring about innovation and originality and just want Star Wars for the billionth time, (but now as Steampunk!) it leaves working class people in the film industry out of a job.

    I can likely see myself using these tools to make a proof of concept for a movie to then present to others, but nothing will beat making an actual movies with real actors and artisans.

  4. Maybe now that AAA games have better writing, and we have adaptions that are actually good, Hollywood execs will stop thinking they need to completely rework games to adapt them. Last of Us was a 1:1 (ish) remake while Fallout was original but as true to game lore and design as possible. That's the way to go.

    Now lets manifest me getting to do Mass Effect.

  5. I think on the first view it makes sense to watch X then Pearl-- but rewatches can be chronological. Oddly, it almost seems like you could watch them in any order, which is kinda cool.

  6. If you aren’t aware of it…

    This is a horror trilogy about two women who are obsessed with becoming famous. Pearl and Maxine.

    Pearl is about a young woman trying to get out of her tiny farm life in a post WWI, birth of cinema era. Bad things happen. It’s stylistically shot like an early technicolor musical and is bonkers.

    X is about Pearl’s family farm, where she is still stuck in 1974, (now in her 80s) when a tiny film crew shows up to rent out some of the farm buildings to shoot a porno. Among the cast, a woman named Maxine who really wants to be a star. Again, bad things happen and it turns into a bloodbath.

    MaXXXine is set 10 years after X, back in LA where Maxine is still hoping to become famous against the backdrop of 80s LA, the Nightstalker’s rampage, and the booming porn industry… and her past deeds that allowed her to survive the events of X, catch up with her.

    The kicker is, both Pearl and Maxine, at all ages, are played by Mia Goth.


  7. Anybody else a fan?

    I loved House of the Devil, but hated everything else Ti West did as pretentious boring nonsense for years. Then he shocked me X being the best homage to Texas Chainsaw Massacre with its own oddball twist. Then I was absolutely blown away by the weirdness of Pearl. Trailer just dropped for MaXXXine, the third movie of this weird-ass trilogy and it does for 80s horror what Stranger Things did for vintage Spielberg. I'm amped for it.

  8. It got a little dim here for 10 minutes.

    I bookmarked soooo many idiot IG reels by conspiracy theorists saying this was going to be some big world-ending event and now I get to spend my day going back and making fun of them like it's nightly in 2002.

  9. It’s not MY argument, but it’s one out there. Well, the not caring about the handful of trans athletes is me, but I get what you’re saying.

    My bigger point is that people who ARE transphobic will use this as their core argument to politicize anti-trans legislation across the board because it is one of the few legit arguments out there.

  10. Dude-- Carpenter is the GOAT

    The guy wrote and directed a movie every 1-2 years for 25 years straight. Half of those movies became cult hits. Even the bad ones are fun in their own way. Of those, two of them are considered to be among the most influential and classic horror films ever made. One of them, Halloween, literally started the slasher sub-genre. 

    Then, after getting sick of studio interference, he says fuck it, retires early, and proudly plays video games for the next 20 years.

    Then what happens? Well all those movies he made he also did the music for, and retro synth music loves basically built the entire subgenre of dark wave/dark electro inspired by his music. So in his 70s, Carpenter comes out of retirement to tour as a rock star and score other people's movies.

    On top of all of that, he's curmudgeon that tells reporters to fuck off if they ask stupid questions. The guy is my hero.

  11. On 3/29/2024 at 10:25 AM, Hobbes said:

    What are the questions you are afraid to get judged for afraid they may be taken the wrong way?  Feel free to answer.

    1.  How do so many gay males use the gay male speech dialect when they are from areas that the dialect is rare or even heavily prejudiced against?

    2.  What is to stop men from taking advantage of trans-women competing in female sports? 

    Right now, I don't think this is happening, but what if there becomes a huge financial gain to do so? For example, a college male going for the women's team to get a scholarship he may not have qualified for on the men's team.

    3.  Why do some Indian men wear business casual clothes to the gym?

    4.  How do you navigate different in-groups perceptions of bias? 

    I worked in a school that was predominantly Hispanic.  In trying to be inclusive in my communication, I used the term Latinx.  The overwhelming majority of the Hispanic families hated the term.  When I switched my communication to Latina and Latino, which was appreciated by the community, I brought this back to my grad school professors and higher ups in the district (most had higher degrees) I was accused of not being inclusive. 



    1.  How do so many gay males use the gay male speech dialect when they are from areas that the dialect is rare or even heavily prejudiced against?

    Its roots come from young boys feeling drawn to feminine role models and subconsciously effecting their voices. Once you get past the 50s, it started to show up in pop culture. It was always played as a joke in the 50s/60s, but there were icons in the 70s like Paul Lynn or JM J Bullock who were never straight out called gay, but coded as fuck. Once it hits pop culture it becomes an echo chamber. In straight spaces, where it may not be safe  to be out, it could also be a form of signaling.

    2.  What is to stop men from taking advantage of trans-women competing in female sports? 

    I hate this argument. I know YOU just posing it as a question, and not making the trans-phone argument, but this is a thing TERFs cling to as it is the only semi-legit way to attack trans people without coming off as an obvious transphobe. As a not-sports person my primary response is-- who cares? We're arguing about people's human rights and safety and a huge chunk of people can only respond by saying BUT SPORTS!

    There's less than a dozen cases of trans athletes facing adversity out there, across all sports on the planet. Maybe the answer is an open division, but we're decades away from that having any strength. Compare the dollar amount between the NBA and the WNBA and it's not even close.

    As for the LatinX thing-- if there's one thing I've learned living in LA, it's that minorities are often considered to be liberal democrats because traditionally, that's who fights for equal rights. But in reality, Hispanic and African American cultures are super conservative when you go as near back as baby boomers. They both have a heavy history of religion as it one of the few ways they could have a sense of community outside everyday (racist) life.

    I think Boomer hispanics, and any Gen-Xers that are not liberal, will resist new fangled terminology associated with woke folk. It's the younger generations that champion it, so the reactions you're talking about make total sense to me.

  12. 18 hours ago, Lord Darth Hunter said:

    Wow, beat me to it. I love Halloween III even with all its nonsense plot holes and such. I always piss off Halloween fans when I tell them it’s better than any in the series except for the 1978 original and its 1981 sequel. Carpenter is arguably at his best with this score because that’s all he was focusing on. Other people were doing the dirty work of creating the film. He could just lay back in his studio and make the music. I legit always listen to this, especially in the Fall. You can hear similarities to this and the Christine music too.

    You can 100% hear Christine in there, bits of Escape from NY and too. It's all the vibes that ever vibed!

  13. 1 hour ago, Hobbes said:

    Looks good, but I like to think of Aliens as Tank said--sci fi with horror elements.  This looks like a horror film with sci fi elements. 

    Am I the only person that enjoyed Prometheus?

    Regarding it being Ripley's daughter, if it serves a logical purpose, sure.  But I am so tired of franchises being so desperate to make as many connections between movies as possible--this character is so and so's best friends college roommate or that dude was in the background of the Cantina giving Greedo a handy or whatever. 

    Regardless, as a pretty big fan of this franchise, I will see it in theaters.

    You read me wrong-- I'm HORROR first, sci-fi second. Or really, as the original and Aliens managed to pull off-- equal parts both.

  14. I know the new one apparently takes place between Alien and Aliens, and while they haven't confirmed it, rumors say the female lead (seen with the pulse rifle in the trailer) is Ripley's daughter.

  15. I'm amped that it it looks and feels like a horror movie, like the original... in a way that Prometheus and Covenant did not. Those movies had decent stories, but they weren't horror movies. They were sci-fi action movies with a couple horror scenes put in. 

    I actually love Alvarez's Evil Dead remake, so I am pretty amped for this one.

  16. On 3/21/2024 at 7:44 AM, Odine said:

    Just came here to say the title of this thread always makes me LOL. 


    Like, anyone here remember how to read?? 


    Go on social media for a bit and you'll find yourself asking this question.

  17. 1 hour ago, Lord Darth Hunter said:

    Seeing a knife fight in SW throws me off. I don’t think I’ll ever get used to it. It’s similar to when they were on boats in The Mandalorian. When someone pulls a knife it takes me right out of the story. 

    This is absurd. Also, makes total sense haha. I felt this way about the Jedi books/journals in TLJ.

    I saw a post about one of the newer shows having an outfit with a zipper and people were losing their minds. STAR WARS CANT HAVE ZIPPERS? Then somebody posted a clip of Luke zipping up his inflight suit in ESB.

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