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161  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Terminator: Genesis + a TV series? on: December 17, 2014, 07:40:55 PM

Quote from: Teggy on December 17, 2014, 12:13:42 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on December 16, 2014, 11:48:52 PM

I purposely avoid reading/watching spoilers about a movie in order to walk in thinking "I wonder what this is about."  If I see enough of a trailer to know I want to see something, I usually avoid all future trailers, don't rewatch the one I saw, and definitely don't go frame by frame looking for hidden details in the trailer.  The best situation is when someone recommends a movie or book to me without telling me anything about it.  I got to watch Primer that way and it made a big difference in my enjoyment.  For books, I recently got to read The Girl With All the Gifts without knowing a thing about the premise.

Hey Wonderpug, I've got a good movie for you. It's called Audition and it's about a guy trying to find a girlfriend.

As a follow up, there's a light hearted, buddy film about a group of college kids traveling through Europe learning about love, life and romance you might like.  It's sort of a cross between the films European Vacation and Road Trip.

It's called Hostel.  Check it out.
162  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 15, 2014, 07:32:56 PM
Ah, I know who you are now.   icon_wink
163  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 15, 2014, 07:05:17 PM
Colbert, is that you?
164  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 15, 2014, 06:26:57 PM
Pound for pound, Clinton is the funniest president.  Ford was a master of physical slapstick, Kennedy was a great straight man, Teddy R. was a fantastic mime and Warren G. Harding was so deadpan that years later Jack Benny would cite him as his primary inspiration.  But Clinton?  Clinton made magic with a cigar and a smile.
165  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 14, 2014, 01:35:37 PM
I suspect your contempt was a foregone conclusion long before he appeared on either of those shows.  Familiarity has nothing to do with it.   icon_wink

Me?  I like a president who can poke fun at himself.  I want the finger hovering over the doomsday button to be attached to someone who's in a good mood most of the time.
166  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 11, 2014, 09:42:53 PM

Quote from: Lee on December 11, 2014, 08:56:10 PM

Quote from: hepcat on December 11, 2014, 07:56:59 PM

But certainly not "horribly biased" as you earlier asserted.  

Yeah, I think they are, they don't do a great job of providing the other side of any argument. They just point out stupidity in the government, press, etc.


I guess I misunderstood you then as I thought you were saying they were horribly biased against the right (you compared them to Fox in that regard...and Fox is unquestionably and proudly rightist).  

They ridicule both the left AND the right.  That's my point.  

167  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 11, 2014, 07:56:59 PM
But certainly not "horribly biased" as you earlier asserted.  
168  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 11, 2014, 02:31:27 PM
The Daily Show has often attacked leftistsubjects in its pieces.  I really do believe they're more fair and balanced than...well...you know.
169  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 10, 2014, 07:51:12 PM
Enhanced Waste Disposal is better.
170  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: December 10, 2014, 07:50:08 PM
That makes me all the more inclined to see this opening weekend, to be honest.  I'd love to support that kind of thing.
171  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: December 10, 2014, 07:38:25 PM
It bears repeating:  no master/blaster, no ticket!
172  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 10, 2014, 03:11:59 AM
It's weird, but I sometimes think the RCAP is becoming sentient after it replies in an almost human way.  But then I realize that's impossible.

p.s. "Enhanced Interrogation" is now one of my favorite ridiculous euphemisms.  I'm thinking of adding it to my daily lexicon.  When I see a kid beat up another kid for his lunch money, it's not bullying...it's "Enhanced Financial Acquisition".  A man kicking his dog is no longer animal cruelty...it's "Enhanced Behavioral Reinforcement".  And when I eat too many potato chips in one sitting, it's not overeating...it's "Enhanced Caloric Intake".
173  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Doctor Strange on: December 09, 2014, 06:08:57 PM
Even the mention of his name brings me joy.  

Why isn't Hollywood making a film about HIM?  Give the people what they want, damn it!
174  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 09, 2014, 06:03:01 PM
The Rip Conservative Auto Post app is still working, I see.  The RCAP has been a reliable piece of software since it was created by a special branch of Fox News all those years ago.  I just Microsoft could duplicate its reliability.   icon_cry

Quote from: forgeforsaken on December 09, 2014, 03:47:46 PM

Sadly it's as close as news as most TV stations get to news.

True.  At least they try to be fair to all sides.
175  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cards Against Humanity holiday thing on: December 08, 2014, 08:55:27 PM
Got mine today in three separate envelopes.  Fun stuff.
176  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] James Bond #24: SPECTRE on: December 08, 2014, 08:53:24 PM
Screw SPECTRE, bring back Le Chiffre.  Any movie can only be improved by the presence of the great Mads Mikkelsen.
177  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Doctor Strange on: December 08, 2014, 05:30:06 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 06, 2014, 02:59:25 PM

But they feel strange.  Should I see a doctor?

Here ya go.  The only doctor one should see in cases where magic is a factor.

178  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Doctor Strange on: December 05, 2014, 09:00:18 PM
The feelings you're having are perfectly normal for a boy your age.  No need to feel ashamed.
179  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: James Bond #24: SPECTRE on: December 05, 2014, 05:48:11 PM
Why not use KAOS?  That's an organization that needs to be brought back!
180  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Doctor Strange on: December 05, 2014, 03:50:59 PM
Only for those who hate joy.
181  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Liberal Fascism in Houston on: December 04, 2014, 03:53:33 PM
Since we're already way off topic:

Good Lord, no wonder women are upset at Gamersgate misogyny.  Look at our history.
182  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Liberal Fascism in Houston on: December 04, 2014, 12:39:43 PM
 icon_lol
183  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Suicide Squad on: December 03, 2014, 07:00:14 PM

Quote from: Turtle on December 03, 2014, 06:33:15 PM

Which still means it was great performance.

That's better.

I read an article on the number of little things that Ledger added to the role that made a second viewing of his performance all the more remarkable.  From covering his hands in little smudges of makeup to give the impression that The Joker was applying his own makeup, to the ad libbed slow clap in the jail that became an iconic scene for the film, to never directly looking at anyone he kills, he did a fantastic job and it was without a doubt a career defining moment.  It's too bad he wasn't able to build on that afterwards. I honestly think he would've gone on to even better things.

Quote from: Turtle on December 03, 2014, 06:33:15 PM

Which still doesn't mean another actor can't come along and best that, or just do every bit as good with his own take.

I was never addressing your use of absolutes in this discussion.
184  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Suicide Squad on: December 03, 2014, 06:23:31 PM
Many movie critics would disagree strongly that that was the biggest reason for the almost universal praise he received for that role.  

And I would agree with them.
185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Suicide Squad on: December 03, 2014, 04:22:04 PM
I consider Nolan's Batman films to be fantastic attempts to bring a dramatic gravity to the genre that hadn't been seen to that extent before.  They were experiments, in my opinion.  Not truly comic book films.  As such, I don't have much trouble with setting them aside in light of Warner's renewed attempt to create a DC universe. 

I do wish they'd just pick up the goddamn phone and call Bruce Timm though.  He's one of the few people working in their studio who even has a clue on how to go about mimicing Marvel's successes.
186  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: December 03, 2014, 03:52:43 PM
Sorry...catholic priest.
187  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Liberal Fascism in Houston on: December 03, 2014, 02:30:54 PM
When did Denmark start trying to make their domestic abuse epidemic into a joke?
188  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: December 02, 2014, 07:11:38 PM
Hmmm...I must have missed it when I was reviewing posts made after the official release of the trailer.  My mistake.  Sorry for the repeat post.
189  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Liberal Fascism in Houston on: December 02, 2014, 06:01:53 PM
His work was finished here.  So like a politically motivated Santa Claus, he placed his finger to the side of his nose and up the chimney he went.  Other forums need to be visited before he can rest, my friend.
190  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: December 02, 2014, 05:28:00 PM
I'm surprised no one linked to this gem yet.
191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What's your biggest gaming disappointment/sleeper hit of 2014? on: November 21, 2014, 06:17:01 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on November 20, 2014, 02:35:20 AM

As far as a disappointment, I'd have to say Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth.

What he said.
192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's Almost Thanksgiving (USA! USA!), What's your GOTY? on: November 21, 2014, 05:12:18 PM
Dark Souls II has dominated my game time for the last month or so.  I don't think I've put in this many hours with a game since Skyrim.

Quote from: Purge on November 20, 2014, 02:29:48 PM

Best game I played this year isn`t out till next year at the earliest. (Rainbow Six!!!!!)

It's probably silly to ask, but are they bringing back the map planning before missions?  God, I loved that.
193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on: November 21, 2014, 03:53:23 AM
You can safely ignore the first two thirds of season 1.  It was pretty awful.  But after that it just takes off like a rocket.  Most improvement in a show I've seen in ages.
194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How do you use your tablet on: November 20, 2014, 05:43:45 PM
The iPad is a boardgamer's dream.  The number of great games in that genre that have been ported over to iOS amazes me.
195  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on: November 20, 2014, 01:59:52 PM
Up until the reveal earlier this season, I had held out hope that Skye's father was Howard the Duck.   crybaby
196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How do you use your tablet on: November 19, 2014, 07:44:03 PM
On the iPad front, the latest iOS 8 patch from earlier this week has done wonders for my old iPad 2.  Post 8, the thing would freeze up for minutes at a time when surfing the web.  Now it's much, much better. 
197  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cards Against Humanity holiday thing on: November 17, 2014, 06:46:43 PM
How can I resist?  Ordered!
198  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Have you ever written anything substantial? on: November 14, 2014, 03:37:01 PM
I've been working on an explosive detective tale set in the Vatican.  It's a two fisted yarn about the men in black and the women who serve them.  It's called "Pontiff with a Pistol".  Here's a sample from the opening page:

Sister Theresa was a habit I didn't wanna break.  But like every other woman in the Vatican, she was already married...and to a guy with far more juice than myself.  The kind of guy who'd burn a bush to get your attention, if you know what I mean.  I tossed back my wine chaser and slid back the little door in the confessional.  "What's your sins, my son.  And I gotta tell ya, you don't beat the last guy's issues with stuffed animals, I'll toss yer ass outta here.".

199  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Doctor Who 8th Series - Goodbye Matt, Hello Peter! on: November 11, 2014, 06:02:40 PM

Quote from: JCC on November 10, 2014, 11:19:25 PM


Spoiler for Hiden:
Not CyberPink. CyberBrigadier (Kate's dad). Either way, I think she teleported. I hope she's back next year, I absolutely loved Missy.

Absolutely loved Missy.  The actress was fantastically fun.  I really hope she returns.  Also, I hope glasses comes back.
200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: November 11, 2014, 05:58:36 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on November 10, 2014, 06:38:39 PM

Since zombies don't exist, I don't know how you would test this theory short of sticking some corpses on poles.

I'll be right back...
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