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Old 24th June 2022, 09:31     #7681
Savage
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ab
So much fan service, it was basically a bunch of "OMG THE THING!1" moments strung together. It wasn't really storytelling. Confession, I did like smashed-up Vader half-talking through the mask. But even that was ripped off from his battle with Ahsoka in Rebels.

Speaking of things being ripped off, did anyone get a strong SC38 vibe from the battle?
I give them credit for not getting Vader to say "It's over Obi-Wan, I have the high ground now". I still would have chuckled if he had though
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Old 24th June 2022, 09:51     #7682
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
Itís weird how Star Wars now being a steaming turd has made us nostalgic for the prequel trilogy, even though at the time we thought it was an incoherent mess.
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Old 24th June 2022, 12:13     #7683
_Incubus_
 
Quote:
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Itís weird how Star Wars now being a steaming turd has made us nostalgic for the prequel trilogy, even though at the time we thought it was an incoherent mess.
I watched the Obi Wan and Vader duel again, what a joke...We are expected to buy that Obi Wan is more powerful with the force than the kid born from the force???

I'm done with Star Wars...FU Disney for raping my childhood memories.
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Old 24th June 2022, 13:35     #7684
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
in the previous episode we saw Vader pull a spaceship out of the sky and rip it to pieces with his mind.

Nek minit, beaten by someone throwing rocks at him.
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Old 24th June 2022, 13:58     #7685
wazza
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in the previous episode we saw Vader pull a spaceship out of the sky and rip it to pieces with his mind.
a dominant and recurring thought whilst i watched that final battle
el oh el
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Old 24th June 2022, 16:30     #7686
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
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I'm done with Star Wars...FU Disney for raping my childhood memories.
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Old 25th June 2022, 14:08     #7687
_Incubus_
 
Laugh

The Boys delivers...wow...Herogasm was next level!
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Old 1st July 2022, 06:51     #7688
wazza
*flex*
 
Thumbs up

Superman.And.Lois.S02E15

best episode of tv i've ever seen. 10/10. ep 14 was a solid 9/10, too.

amaze.
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Old 2nd July 2022, 11:28     #7689
blynk
 
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The Boys delivers...wow...Herogasm was next level!
Maybe I need to rewatch it. I found it a little more underwhelming.
Considering the first episode with Termite, I guess I was expecting more.
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Old 3rd July 2022, 21:08     #7690
Caesar
 
The Terminal List on Amazon Prime is bloody good.
Highly recommended..
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Old 4th July 2022, 09:11     #7691
wazza
*flex*
 
i watch a few eps yesterday it's pretty good, i agree
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Old 4th July 2022, 11:01     #7692
_indigo1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by wazza
Superman.And.Lois.S02E15

best episode of tv i've ever seen. 10/10. ep 14 was a solid 9/10, too.

amaze.
Is this sarcasm?
It really doesn't feel like it - but I watched those eps excited after that post and I can't help but think it was?
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Old 4th July 2022, 11:27     #7693
wazza
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definitely not sarcasm mate it was insanely good
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Old 7th July 2022, 22:38     #7694
ePi
 
Westworld S4E2 surprisingly great.

I recently re-watched S1/2 and gave up rewatching S3 after 1.5 episodes. The show isn't made for binge watching - you need that months long delay in S1 to find out Bernard is a host. S1 was incredible, S2 I skipped a few episodes. S3 didn't bother.

S4 is showing promise. Hopefully won't get my heart broken again
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Old 11th July 2022, 12:37     #7695
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by _Incubus_
The Boys delivers...wow...Herogasm was next level!
Best show on television. Just watched the S03 finale, Antony Starr deserves all the awards. He's the real hero.
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Old 11th July 2022, 16:31     #7696
Caesar
 
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Best show on television. Just watched the S03 finale, Antony Starr deserves all the awards. He's the real hero.
Yeah dam good season that one.
I thought Jensen Ackles was fucken good as Soldier Boy. He didn't seem to have a lot of dialog tho unfortunately.
There's also rumors that Jeffery Dean Morgan might be getting cast in Season 4 which I think he'll fit right in perfectly. Think of his "The Comedian" character in The Watchmen movie and you could imagine he'll be right at home in The Boys.
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Old 11th July 2022, 20:54     #7697
StN
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Westworld S4 - Soho 8:30pm Monday 27th.
S04E03 - Billie Eilish and Metallica on the player piano. Bonnie and Clyde spin on the original heist wasn't bad.
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Old 12th July 2022, 21:07     #7698
StN
I have detailed files
 
Quote:
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Best show on television. Just watched the S03 finale, Antony Starr deserves all the awards. He's the real hero.
Well, him and the cameo by grand poobah antler man!

Also, this.
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Old 12th July 2022, 22:53     #7699
Redneck
 
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Originally Posted by StN
S04E03 - Billie Eilish and Metallica on the player piano. Bonnie and Clyde spin on the original heist wasn't bad.
Also a Gun Crazy reference... my pointless movie trivia boner went to half chub with that one.

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Old 23rd July 2022, 20:34     #7700
wazza
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Seriously good

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Old 23rd July 2022, 21:13     #7701
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
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Well, him and the cameo by grand poobah antler man!

Also, this.
Ahahahahhaa
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Old 24th July 2022, 11:48     #7702
Caesar
 
Have to say I'm really enjoying these movie length The Orville episodes.
They have got a lot more serious this season.

Liking them more then the previous 3 Star Trek Shows, ST: Discovery (Diversity:P) , Picard and even New Worlds. But the latter has some good episodes at least.
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Old 24th July 2022, 12:21     #7703
Lightspeed
 
I watched the first season but the second season launched straight into cheesy tropes, technologically advanced, but socially stagnated, still grappling with the problems of the 1950s.
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Old 28th July 2022, 15:40     #7704
fixed_truth
 
+1 for Severance. Slow paced but does well in exploring an interesting topic. Some good twists also. Looking forward to season 2.
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Old 8th August 2022, 10:05     #7705
Savage
 
Chance

Great show with Hugh Laurie and Ethan Suplee Two seasons so far, I'm just over halfway through the first, really enjoying it. Suplee is great in this role.
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Old 11th August 2022, 17:03     #7706
[fe]
 
Any love for Sandman? Iím digging it.
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Old 12th August 2022, 08:06     #7707
Savage
 
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Any love for Sandman? Iím digging it.
Currently watching, so far it's off to a good start
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Old 16th August 2022, 07:37     #7708
StN
I have detailed files
 
Well played Westworld.

One of the final scenes with Delores walking in Times Square was mind blowing. How long had they planned it? According to this article from 2018, the original Times Square picture was taken 4 years before Westworld started filming?

And the actress in the photo ended up being Man-in-Black / William's wife.
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Old 16th August 2022, 07:45     #7709
StN
I have detailed files
 
The most hated man on the Internet

I'm normally on top of the web centric docos on Netflix pretty quickly, but I've come to this one a bit late.

Crikey - Hunter Moore seems like a devolved Tucker Max. And I have to say I'd consider what happened to drunk Destiny Benedict on the Skype call, whilst naÔve for a self professed camgirl was pretty much exploitative. Although I think the Blenheim based cam girls here in NZ around the same time were similarly stumped that people could be recording the feed for upload elsewhere.
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Old 16th August 2022, 15:15     #7710
Cyberbob
 
It was a well made doco but I was surprised I'd never heard of the site in question. It looks like it went big then disappeared all within two years. It went up in 2010 and was all over in 2012. Was it big and I just missed it being an internet icon, or are they sort of making a mountain out of a mole hill with the doco?
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Old 16th August 2022, 15:23     #7711
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
Rings a bell... vaguely...? There were so many UGC porn sites popping up and getting banned. Impossible to keep track of them all. Can't say I ever heard of Hunter Moore.
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Old 20th August 2022, 00:03     #7712
Lightspeed
 
Thumbs up

She-Hulk is fun.
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Old 20th August 2022, 16:54     #7713
StN
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She-Hulk is fun.
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Old 21st August 2022, 18:23     #7714
wazza
*flex*
 
House of the Dragon
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Old 30th August 2022, 01:18     #7715
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by StN
Well played Westworld.
I dunno man, S4 just got too wacky for me. All the tropes started piling up too hard. The Dollhouse influences, previously pretty strong, were just ridiculous by the penultimate episode. It's like someone just plagiarised Dollhouse and sprinkled some The Matrix and The Good Place over it with a mandatory nonwhite nonmale nonhetero character to get diversity points. And the editing seemed weird. Blink and characters were in new places talking about new things as if whole scenes had been cut out.
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Old 30th August 2022, 13:11     #7716
Lightspeed
 
It had some cool moments, but it seemed to negate or ignore earlier set ups.

They basically ignored what was going to be really interesting, which was the AI encountering the rest of humanity. Up until they escape the Westworld AI mostly only encounter a super-rich niche. We do get a window into the lives of the less privileged, by way of Felix and Sylvester, so we know this world exists, we know there are socio-economic pressures Maeve is able to leverage to compel behaviour. I think it's Sylvester who stresses they can't lose their job.

But that goes nowhere. Maeve's recognition of Felix, Sizemore's sacrifice, that didn't seem to enter in the AI's worldview. We certainly don't see any response from the AI to learning anything new about humanity, discovering the sheer diversity of experience, values, culture that exists, that's constantly created fresh.

I suppose we can take the symbolism of the nuke on France which was the trigger for the creation of Rehoboam, along with William's question about being hit by a nuke and having the electrons knocked out of your body. That by the time the Westworld AI emerged into the world, humanity was already dead, spiritually murdered by Rehoboam, the electrons knocked from humanity's body. The Westworld AI were only fucking the dead corpse of the species. But that has holes in it. I think we're expected to believe that Hale wiped out humanity without ever actually encountering it. She never felt the need to take the time to see what was there. No idea what she actually did with billions of people.

The writers have basically just brushed away the existence of humanity, beyond what their execs are familiar with.

Which was boring.

The only kind of interesting thing was the idea of nested simulations, which alludes to the human mind.
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Old 30th August 2022, 13:51     #7717
crocos
 
Quote:
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She-Hulk is fun.


It's obviously meant to be slice-of-life-with-unwanted-powers sitcom, and it works.
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Old 30th August 2022, 14:01     #7718
Lightspeed
 
You have to just get over the animation. Sometimes it looks spot-on, other times it's more like the uncanny canyon.

I thought Tim Roth was great too. He kinda wavered as well, except between sincere and OTT.
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Old 30th August 2022, 14:09     #7719
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
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It had some cool moments, but it seemed to negate or ignore earlier set ups.
And WTF happened to Serac? He wasn't killed, is a genius, is the richest man in the world, is the biggest shareholder in Delos, and was literally the Big Bad behind everything that happened seasons 1-3.
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Old 30th August 2022, 20:15     #7720
blynk
 
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You have to just get over the animation. Sometimes it looks spot-on, other times it's more like the uncanny canyon.

I thought Tim Roth was great too. He kinda wavered as well, except between sincere and OTT.
TBF, a lot of the hulk CGI in earlier films is not that great. But because its a film, and not as "intimate" as a TV show its not as noticeable.
Also I think because she is female, they are trying to keep the softness and prettiness there, which makes it look more fake.
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