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  1. Viral marketing for an upcoming The Day of the Triffids reboot.
  2. Wait - is the meaning of the word 'cancelled' in television literally just equivalent to nothing more than "We're not doing another season immediately after this one"? So FX and Donald Glover et al not doing Season 3 right on the heels of Season 2 automatically means cancellation? Season 1 came out in Autumn of 2016 but Season 2 didn't come out until Spring/Summer of 2018 - was it cancelled in the interim? Has Curb Your Enthusiasm been cancelled a half dozen times? I've been googling all this stuff every time before I post in this thread and I always get nothing! Sorry! I don't have high c
  3. I liked it a li'l more than you did. Good performances from Alison Brie, Dan Stevens, and Toby Huss (bad-to-middling performances from everyone else, incl. the dog)! <90 minutes! Felt like a C / C- to me. (P.S. Get well! Feel better!)
  4. Is all this coming from super secret sources? Did it just happen within the past few weeks? Are you reading between the lines of a New Yorker interview from two years ago? Deadline said at the end of June that Atlanta is coming back in 2021. The most recent Donald Glover hubbub on the Internet (present topic excepted) is when he dropped his album in March and then took it down again. Are you close personal friends with Hiro Murai and he told you all about it in confidence?
  5. Qué? Entertainment Weekly says that the President of the Network says the third and fourth season (to be shot simultaneously) would be airing in 2021. That was pre-covid, though, back in January so I assume the schedule has changed since ... but cancelled outright? Oh well. Yeah, that makes sense!
  6. * I saw most of the second season! Yeah, it was iffy (why do stories about how weird it is to be rich and famous? who can relate to that? Go back to doing the stories about things which have an instantly graspable universal appeal but that also end w/a guy being run over by an invisible car!) but I still think there can be a return to form. * I actually don't even think this is happening for real because the site where it was first quote unquote leaked is one of those teensy tinsy nerd outlets. Everyone else just jumped on the clickbait train because this is the sort of thing lots of people
  7. I think the prospect of him taking time away from Atlanta (that first season was incredibly good and my hopes are relatively high that it'll match or exceed that level of quality again in the semi-plausible future) and/or from doing anything new to once again just do an impression of a guy from a forty year old movie is disappointing.
  8. I'm not Drake! Nor do I know him! I have about the same kind of relationship w/Drake that nearly all Torontonians possess : I just used to watch him on TV back when he was on the Degrassi reboot, went to the same dentist as him ('
  9. Clicking on this thread gave me the most incredible déjà vu. I was certain that we'd discussed this very topic only a few weeks before Quarantine began but a quick search through the Archives reveals that it was ACTUALLY six years ago. I have seen a UFO but what am I, a sky expert!? There were enough other people around in the general area at the time that if it was actually something out of the ordinary I'm sure lots of those other people would have noticed it as well and made a big to do all about it. But they didn't. V. suspicious in retrospect! WHOOO GOT TO THEM!??? (Also, I hate to be
  10. Sure would! In fact, I think I'm way more likely to consider buying something like this (under the circumstances of sale you've described) with a straightforward title than something funny, punny, edgy, allusive, or what-have-you. I'm not going to spray Albert Camus' Eau de Parfum or Future - Mask Off (Official Video) on my שײן פּנים, I'm going to go with something that's clearly and unambiguously titled!
  11. I feel like TLJ is my favourite sequel. But I never really got the full ESB experience --- I knew the big twist re : that movie long before I'd ever even seen a Star War. ESB itself is kind of chock full of the same flaws present elsewhere in the franchise, ex. gr. bad writing (the opening crawl uses the same verb twice in the span of two sentences! the inciting incident for the whole movie is just a random Snow Creature attack!), shaky romantic plot, an emphasis on détournement rather than the ongoing elaboration of established elements. So I guess what I'm saying is that I never re
  12. Ok, I think I got it. Trying out this gets me broadly similar results to the following order : Star Wars (1977) The Last Jedi (2017) The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Return of the Jedi (1983) The Phantom Menace (1999) Attack of the Clones (2002) The Rise of Skywalker (2019) The Clone Wars (2008) Revenge of the Sith (2005) The Force Awakens (2015) Rogue One (2016) Solo (2018) Although maybe a better way to categorize 'em would be the following :
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    Getting great results so far!
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    I am baffled by nearly every sentence in this thread so far. This must be what it feels like for normal people to overhear nerds saying things like "Who would win in a fight - Hal or Guy or John or Kyle?" or "Babylon 5 makes Blakes 7 look like Seaquest DSV". I just have so many questions : • Who or whom is 2014 Karen(s)? • Who or whom is 2020 Karen(s)? FOUR THOUSAND AND THIRTY-FOUR KAREN IS TOO MANY KAREN! • Where is Karenopolis? • Who is Ed Hardy? Who is Tapout? • Who is Young Living? • Who is Scentsy? • Who is Lu Laroe? • Who is Younique? • Who is Becky? • What is MLM? • What is PSL? T
  15. Sometimes when I'm taking notes I'll listen to movie soundtracks : John Carpenter, Max Richter, Ryuichi Sakomoto. Some videogame music too : Yuzo Koshiro, mostly. Exercising tends to be podcasts, not music. Same w/laundry or whatever. I wouldn't say any of these activities actually require music, though. Sometimes they make them easier but sometimes they make them ... harder? Whooo can fathom the mysteries of the mind, yeah.
  16. I think you already know the answer to the question you've asked!
  17. The documentary I mentioned can be seen by clicking on this link. It is a documentary on the making of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (1999), originally produced for the film's DVD release. It covers the entire production of the movie, from preproduction to casting to visual effects, editing, and theatrical release! The script I mentioned was entitled 'Chewie'. It was written by Evan Susser and Van Robichaux. Here is a link to a news article about the script.
  18. short answer : I don't think I'll be 'down to see a movie' for maybe ... a decade? How long is it going to end up taking for a vaccination to be developed, tested, and properly distributed? I'll tell you what, man, I'll be 'down to see a movie' when the total #s of detected cases here is back in the low hundreds and the number of new cases discovered daily is back in the low double digits! longer answer : I don't want to say anything potentially legally actionable, or even just disparaging or remotely negative, not about anyone anywhere on the face of God's green earth and certainly not abou
  19. There's a very ... stripped down (?) aesthetic to a lot of the sci-fi make'em'ups these days that I don't really respond well to. Lots of muted colours, lots of Kubrickian symmetry, the whole thing feels v. ... restrained (?). I don't really have the eye or the technical vocabulary to truly get at what I'm describing but it's definitely there. Something is up. It's what's going on here. This sort of looks like the promotional material for the new Dune which sort of looks like the trailers for Alex Garland's stuff which sort of looks like the trailers for half'a'dozen TV shows which sort of see
  20. The Simpsons, "Homerpalooza", Season 7, Episode 24. Aired nearly a quarter of a century ago!
  21. Condolences. Obviously (suppose this goes w/out saying but nevertheless) try to take care of yourself as best you can, under the circumstances.
  22. This isn't my own original thought (can't remember who came up w/it) but it's almost a sure thing that HBO isn't going to put out a movie; they'll re-cut it into a long enough mini-series ( maybe even incl. Man of Steel (2013) & Bat Lash v. Super-Chief : Dawn of Justice (2016) ) released weekly so they can get multiple months of subscription fees out of whatever potential audience this sort of thing is intended to attract.
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