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Now Playing: Movies / Re: Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)
« on: August 30, 2019, 09:37:54 am »
I wasn't either, but the date makes perfect sense.

Television / Re: The Mandalorian (Season 1 - 2019)
« on: August 24, 2019, 01:28:41 pm »
I'm torn.  On the one hand, it LOOKS pretty cool.  Insofar as it looks like a movie.

However, two things stick out at me that aren't problems... but they kinda rub me the wrong way.  First, the ship looks like the Serenity.  It just looks like any other spaceship.  There's nothing terribly iconic or interesting about it.  It also reminds me of the one from Killjoys.  Two: the line of Crabonite-frozen prisoners.  Yeah, it's a good shot, but that was only ever used once.  It was kind of an odd thing to do at the time, there was no guarantee that Han would survive, and it just happened to be a thing they could do at the location they were at.  This is like... it doesn't gel with me.  It feels more like "here's more of what worked before," which isn't really gripping to me.

Television / Re: Star Wars Resistance (Season 1 - 2018)
« on: August 14, 2019, 11:58:35 am »
Well, i would assume the next movie, which comes out rather soon, will sort of tell us what happens to the Resistance.  So how many more seasons can you have?

Video Games / Re: E3 2019
« on: June 26, 2019, 08:31:58 pm »
Little late to this one, because... well, I didn't think that anything at E3 would interest me.  Boy was I wrong:

Naturally, I JUST redid my TV setup and wired in my N64 when I see this news about the plug in HDMI adapter, so I'll have to do it again.  Very keen on that.  Combine that with an M Cable or M Enhancer (which I am TOTALLY getting, provided that it works as described), and I could get some great results.  I don't have a Gamecube that's compatible with that HDMI adapter, but if I did...

Actually, I have an HDMI switch, I just put the M on the output of that, that should take care of everything.

So therefore, I'm not in the market for that Hyperkin N64 thing, especially given that it's software emulation... but that new controller DOES intrigue me.   I may wind up getting one of those.  That's what has me excited, new peripherals.

The mini arcade cabinets are cool, too... not that I'm in the market for one of those either, but this whole technological trend of a  smaller, higher quality version of what we used to have... I like that.  The screens look sharp, there are more games on there... presumably they need less power.  I think that's cool.

I even like that portable NES dealie, too.  Again, I don't need one, but I love the idea of having a childhood item you can hold in yuour hand.  Seems like something a lot of people could modify.  And if it's only just a unit you can take with you to test games in the field, that's cool too.

Comic Books & Art / Re: Art Spotlight Thread
« on: June 20, 2019, 10:15:30 pm »
Fifiteen minute video showcasing Kim Jung Gi.  Wanted to draw so bad after seeing this.

Oh, they are.  A co-worker of mine used to do that (he was the Beast.  Though he actually looks like Yarp from Hot Fuzz).

I do think they got some good lookalikes for Rey there, judging by the videos.

This whole thing I found very adorable.

DVD's & Blu-rays / Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
« on: June 09, 2019, 11:22:40 am »
Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery

I saw it pop up on Netflix, and I got a wild hair up my butt to finally extend it and put the deleted scenes back in.  It only wound up taking half an hour, which was way less than I thought, but I had to lose one scene (the "we're called flight attendants now!" one was too low res and the audio too blown).  I put the Rob Lowe scene after the destruction of the base rather than break the flow, and moved the "wife of the henchman" scene to after the credits.  I was able to find a widescreen version of the Chrisdtian Slater cameo, which is nice.  Ther others are in 4:3 but they work all right.  I'll do a few more tweaks but aside from that, I think it came out pretty good.

I don't know when or if I'll do the other ones though.  I mostly did this one because those extra scenes are as baked into my brain as the actual movie is.

Still funny.

TV's Greatest Hits and Misses / Re: The Office (Season 9 - 2012)
« on: June 03, 2019, 10:27:49 am »
I could have sworn I posted this.  No matter, love this video, seen it plenty of times... even made GIFs of it.

Is it weird that this is my first exposure to Eilish?

Now Playing: Movies / Dune (2020)
« on: June 01, 2019, 12:23:45 pm »
Realized we didn't have a thread for this one yet.

Not much to go on yet, but I wanted to share this quick five minute intro to what Dune is.

Hardware / Re: Portable Music Players
« on: May 28, 2019, 10:21:39 pm »
400 bucks for 256 gigs, that's a bit of a tough pill to swallow, but it's not a bad idea to have an option.  It seems like it's the old iPhone with new software (hence why there's still an audio jack) rather than a new product, but I do like that they're doing this.  It's a great option for parents who don't want their kids to have a phone, since everything else is included.  Apps, games, facetime, not to mention all the movies and music.

Hopefully this will help keep the iPod alive and maybe generate some new demand.

DVD's & Blu-rays / Re: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
« on: May 12, 2019, 07:18:03 pm »
The fact that the Lee cameo comes at that time in the movie... there's something bittersweet about that timing.  Also, it's his second Marvel animated movie cameo, which is kinda cool!  I love seeing his simplified cartoon visage.

I could go on for HOURS about this movie, I loved it so much.  I'm glad I waited until it came out on disc because I knew I would jsut be watching it over and over again ,rewinding stuff and so on.  I can't tell you how many times I rewound the flashbacks or Mulaney's lines.  I also love that Mulaney didn't know he was cast in the movie until he started recording, it was so secret.

The animation is astounding, but the end credit sequence itself is a work of art, holy COW!  Stuff like the sticker animation ,the 3D zoetrope effects, all of that... astounding!  They really embrace the fact that Spider-Man is pop art and make it explode.  And props to the fact  they made the others equally iconic too.  And that song?  Killer.

The post-credits bit, did you notice that was OScar Isaac as M... Interesting Person #1?  Great choice, I so want to see more of him.  And I love his whole set-up.  His holographic assistant whatever, love her too... and i realize that THAT'S what a contemporary version of Max Headroom would be.  So food for thought there.

I got the soundtrack but it was missing a few tracks, including Elliphant's "Till The End" which is the song playing with Gwen's origin story.  So be aware.

DVD's & Blu-rays / Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
« on: May 12, 2019, 07:00:36 pm »
...what up, danger?

Now Playing: Movies / Re: Avatar 2 (2016)
« on: May 09, 2019, 06:07:24 pm »
Don't 'av a tar, man.

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