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  1. R.CAllen


    Excited to head on down to the ol' movie theatre and catch a double feature of Tenet (2020) and New Mutants (2018, 2019, 2020). Just gotta make a quick stop first at the Broad Street pump to fill up on well water. Will make sure to lick the handle a few times before I leave, just to be safe!
  2. Saw it again yesterday. Not to be grim but the smog alert and pollution business and stuff ("don't say and stuff!") feels especially timely with what's going down nowadays. Stay stafe, uh, entire Pacific Northwest!!!! It's a 'Dudes Rock' movie, yeah. Surprised they haven't re-teamed since; not necessarily a sequel or anything but another period piece detective flick would be welcome. This isn't my favourite Shane Black, nope, not by a long shot, but seeing as it doesn't feel like he's ever gonna recapture the old magic I'd sure rather watch him do this kind of self-pastiche than I
  3. Feel like the following is the obvious joke about a film that's been delayed for three years based on a concept that's nearly thirty eight years old in a film franchise that is itself two decades out from the start but nevertheless — Old Mutants! They should've called the movie Old Mutants! (Also : they apparently managed to leap the hurdle of correctly spelling 'Sienkiewicz' in the closing credits but somehow goofed on 'McLeod'.)
  4. Oh, one of the rules last time around was 'No porn.' That should probably go w/o saying (although it's a genre that IS readily available on lots and lots and lots of major streamers!) but I figured it might be a good idea to mention it before we got started.
  5. Yeah, under these circumstances, weekly probably makes the most sense! I wasn't actually trying to suggest a change to your format — just remembering the closest we got to something like this in the before 'fore.
  6. Sure! I think we did this as a Movie of the Month thing a while back, some kind of Nightly.net Movie Club. I don't remember when that was or how long it lasted, though.
  7. I'm going to post something I didn't bother to post one of the umpteenth other times this has come up for discussion. I think it's relevant to what you're saying, Spider-Man! --- I feel like I may (no, definitely, do) have more than most to be embarrassed[1] about in terms of Old Stuff On Nightly Dot Net but I never and nonetheless feel that the Archives shouldn't be deleted. Interrogating this feeling, on my own behalf, doesn't result in reasoned argument in my head why you're wrong and I'm right. I just get a bone-deep sensation arising from within the innermost depths of my being of
  8. • Scrimshaw! Everyone's gonna be scrimshawing all over the place all the time! • Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas combined into one single two week long bacchanal. • Cowering in ramshackle homemade shelters from nuclear fallout as our skin sloughs off!
  9. We are getting a younger suspiciously smooth looking Yoda in some upcoming spin-off stuff, apparently. Nope! I love a good Yoda in a Star Wars! Love the little orange Yoda in the new ones, love the bébé Yoda in THE MΛNDΛLORIΛN, love the one or two little Yoda(s) in R1 shooting their guns off all over the place. Gotta have my Yodes!
  10. This seems like kind of a good suggestion! And it may be a better way of assuaging my feeeeeeelings on the matter than just posting the same thing over and over. I'll give it, or something like it, a try!
  11. I still haven't seen Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) or Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey (1991). I think I may have read some of the Evan Dorkin comic once upon a time, tho.
  12. There's no Yoda in it, neither. Why'd they make a Star Wars and not bother to put Yoda in it? Seems like an oversight!
  13. Hi! I know what the Archives are! I know they're stupid! I assume pretty much everyone else here @ Nightly.net understands those two salient facts as well! I still don't want the Archives to be deleted. Thank you! V. optimistic to assume even one person among all of us will still be alive come December!
  14. I don't think and have never thought that everything that has ever been posted to Nightly was saved in the archives. I do think that everything that was saved has been saved in the Archives ... (???) ... I feel like I kind of understand how and what the Archives are. I don't think deleting everything but a dozen threads and ones people here actively would want to continue posting in is a great solution! I think that one of the times I spoke up about this in the past I mentioned password protecting them or hiding them or making them inaccessible to all but administrators. I understand that
  15. Sorry! This question was already resolved to my satisfaction over a 2½ year period roughly ~1850 years ago. It would have been better for man to have never been created! Hope this helps! I have no questions for the universe in and of itself. It's too big to offer any kind of answer in its totality. I mostly address my questions to just the little bits & pieces of it that are embodied as 'Google' or 'books' or 'people' or 'that doggie in the window'. How much is that doggie in the window? I do hope that doggie is for sale!
  16. GONNA DO IT AGAIN! I disagree! Not a single topic worth saving? And yet they have all been saved! I feel like once we start deliberating over what has 'worth' or 'value' on our dumb two decades old message board the ultimate conclusion is obvious.
  17. Thanks! 'Disturbing and sad at the same time' and 'Oops, double posted' would both make good epitaphs for me on my headstone.
  18. I feel like there's a difference between stuff that just gets deleted because it remained unsaved and deleting stuff that was saved already. I don't think there being a lot of the former means the latter declines in value. I kind of even don't really see what one has to do with the other --- it's like you're telling me it's okay to get rid of the Archives because after all any time anyone edits one of their posts the original is also disposed of, gone forever, poof, so what's the problem?
  19. I had a very vivid and detailed dream a few weeks back. It's rare for me to remember my dreams, what happened in them, what people said, but this is one of those exceptions. I haven't been able to get it out of my head since the morning I woke up from it. Here's what happened : I am in a large university auditorium. A benefit gig for the end of the world is being held. Chris Gethard is MCing. He says, "Please welcome to the stage one of the funniest people ever. Melanie <phfffmmmll>." He obscured her last name by rubbing the back of his hand against his lips when he said it. As she
  20. I obviously have no control over the outcome one way or another but I gotta say what I gotta say each and every time this comes up : please don't delete the Archives.
  21. 2001 : A Space Odyssey (1968) - if an ominous obsidian rectangle appeared before ME to uplift my entire species and teach us all to make war, one upon another, I would simply refuse. I would not even touch the antelope bone at all! I would just leave the bone alone, would not use it for violence, would not throw the bone up in the air! The Wizard of Oz (1939) - technically the movie could've been over before it ever even begun if once upon a time Queen Lurline hadn't flown across the breadth of Oz and enchanted the entire country with her faerie magic. No magic Oz, no magic tornado. BUT SHE
  22. Oh! No! A memory comes to mind! I do have a favourite music video! I think it may be the only one among the few I actually own that I can remember and thus it wins that title by default! I bought it as a single on CD from Plan 9 Music in Richmond, VA for five American dollars! I guess I'm not getting across what I mean. Torch's daughter loving Kpop is kind of what I'm going for here, that's the phenomenon I'm describing. Yeah, that's what I was thinking of!
  23. R.CAllen

    The Batman

    Matt Reeves has me on board because of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017). Robert Pattinson has me on board because he already was an eerily good Bruce Wayne in Cosmopolis (2012) --- although there's a trend in place for that character where the actors play the role way better in a different film; Christian Bale layering on the manufactured authenticity in American Psycho (2000), Ben Affleck as the awkward supergenius loner in The Accountant (2016). Haven't seen the trailer, tho. I try not to watch trailers for films I want to see!
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