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Off-Topic / Re: All things Dance...
« Last post by Chiprocks1 on June 05, 2019, 08:23:42 am »
Teacher honors deal with 8th grader to perform dance if she aced an exam l GMA Digital

Cool message.
DVD's & Blu-rays / Re: Captain Marvel (2019)
« Last post by Chiprocks1 on June 04, 2019, 09:44:08 am »
Kevin Smith Reacts to Stan Lee's Cameo in Captain Marvel

I'm so glad that I didn't know about Stan's cameo until it unfolded as it did. Wish Kevin could have had the same experience too. Would have been great if someone had videotaped him so we could have some footage to go along with his reaction. But him talking about it is just as good though.
DVD's & Blu-rays / Captain Marvel (2019)
« Last post by Chiprocks1 on June 04, 2019, 09:30:08 am »
Captain Marvel (2019)
4 Stars out of 5


I really wasn't sure what to expect from Captain Marvel. If it wasn't for the final shot of Avengers Infinity War where Fury sends a destressed signal to Captain Marvel, this movie wouldn't really even be something I'd be looking for. It is what it is. As for the movie, I liked it. Not perfect by any stretched and is not in the same league as some of the other Marvel flicks that have come out lately. But as a "stand alone" origin story, they deliver and hit all the spots they need to hit. The start of the movie is a bit slow for my taste. But once Carol Danvers crash lands on Earth (very, veeeeeery similar to Superman's arrival), the flick finds its footing and things pick up quite a bit. I won't bore you with the plot details as it's too extensive to write here and make sense of it all for those that have not bee paying attention in previous Marvel movies.

As for Captain Marvel, I mention that it's her Origin Story, but it's also an Origin Story for Nick Fury as well and to some extent Agent Coulson, although he is not featured enough in the movie to call it the same for him. The De-aging technology they are now using in Hollywood has come a long way and it's getting better each time. Seeing both Sam Jackson and Clark Gregg is just mind blowing to see. You really can't tell anymore because they have gotten to the point of refinement that those early versions of the tech are now long gone.

There are some standout spots in the film that are worth talking about. First off....Stan Lee. Loved the opening MARVEL Logo that kicks off all the films. Instead of showing all the characters in the MCU, they went with an all-out Tribute for the man. And for his cameo, the set up had me howling as we see Stan reading a script for Mallrats. Remember, Captain Marvel is set in the 90's, music, fashion and everything that comes with it...including when Mallrats. So the cameo was pretty clear-cut. But if it needs to be explained for those that don't get the Easter Egg. It's Stan reading for his eventual appearance in the movie. I gotta see what Kevin Smith thinks of this. I'm sure he has a lot to say on the matter. There are plenty of these kinds of Easter Eggs in the movie. You're just gonna have to check it out for yourself. Worth a Rent for sure.
Okay, since no one else is saying it....anywhere online that I know of. Galaxy's Edge sucks. With the amount of hype, money and prep time to build this, there isn't much of anything to it. Sure, it looks cool, but all they have at launch is 1 f*cking ride? And it's not even all that. It's nothing more than Star Tours on steroids. Sure, it's "interactive" as you get to be a Pilot, Engineer, Gunner, etc.... Big whoop! Still nothing more than Star Tours clone. As for the rest of the "experience", it's bullsh*t. It's nothing more than a trap to get suckers into paying an additional $120 for a "Build your own Droid" experience and $200 to "Build your own Lightsaber" experience. Had I gone for myself without no knowledge of what it actually is, I would have been royally p*ssed.

So, to get into Disneyland you will shell out $150 (the cheapest price there is), and then $120 for a Droid, $199 for a Lightsaber, and I'm guessing maybe around $50 for food and drinks if you're being frugal. Yeah, royally p*ssed indeed. That's a whole lot of money for what's promised but fails to deliver. I'm glad YouTube exist so that people can be warned beforehand. I'll wait till they actually get a bunch of rides in there before I consider ever going. And given that they have most likely maxed out every inch of existing real estate, "a lot" more rides in the future is very unlikely.
TV's Greatest Hits and Misses / Re: The Office (Season 9 - 2012)
« Last post by Neumatic 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?
TV's Greatest Hits and Misses / Re: The Office (Season 9 - 2012)
« Last post by Chiprocks1 on June 03, 2019, 07:27:40 am »
Billie Eilish Takes 'The Office' Quiz With Rainn Wilson | Billboard

Super fun video.
Now Playing: Movies / Dune (2020)
« Last post by Neumatic 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.

Television / Star Wars Resistance (Season 1 - 2018)
« Last post by Chiprocks1 on May 31, 2019, 05:20:00 pm »
Star Wars Resistance (Season 1 - 2018)
4 Stars out of 5


I went into Star Wars Resistance the same way I went into Star Wars Rebels. Skeptical. Like Rebels, I went in think it's going to be nothing but a "Kids Show", dumbed down for the masses to sell toys to kids, etc... So, as much as I wanted to believe that Resistance would follow in the same path that Rebels took, I still had it in my head that it was going to be nothing more than a 'Saturday Morning Cartoon'. Boy, was I ever wrong. The animation is damn good. Really good. But not only that, we get a bunch of fun and interesting characters to get us to through Season 1. Hey, there is something to be said for the fact that Anthony Daniels, Oscar Isaac, Gwendoline Christie, Liam McIntyre and Elijah Wood lend their voices, which was really cool.

The story itself was pretty good as well, taking place just before the events of The Force Awakens, which of course explains why we see the likes of Poe Dameron, Gwendoline Christie and BB-8, which is always cool to get. Fan Service does have it's place. With that said, there are new characters that I really like, the best being Neeku Vozo who is funny as f*ck. Seriously, he made me bust out laughing plenty of times throughout Season 1. Can't forget CB-23 who takes over for BB-8 when he leaves for his Force Awakens adventure. Overall, fantastic series and I can't wait for Season 2. One thing I gotta point out, there were a bunch of scenes, scenarios, character reactions that made me think of Space Ace (Cartoon arcade game). Definitely check it out. Kind weird that my binge watching for this series culminates on today of all days with Disneyland's Galaxy Edge opening today.
Sports / Re: Wrestling
« Last post by Chiprocks1 on May 31, 2019, 02:47:44 pm »
AEW - The Road to Double or Nothing - Epilogue

Damn this video package is so good. It belongs on an IMAX screen.
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