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121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Immortals coming out 11-11-11 on: May 02, 2012, 12:45:02 PM
Not the worst film I've seen,  low end of mediocre for me.  I did enjoy the use of 3D though.  PRobably would have enjoyed it less if I had paid to see it at a theater instread of a rental.
122  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movies you love that everyone else hates... on: May 02, 2012, 12:41:11 PM
Tremors.
123  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Wizard101 anyone? on: April 27, 2012, 01:52:32 AM
Yeah, I sort of retired my Ice Wizard partly through the African world, so I need to push my Death guy through Celestial and Grizzleheim.

(Both around level 67 now)
124  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: KingsIsle Entertainment announces Pirate101 (creators of Wizard101) on: April 27, 2012, 01:50:08 AM
Still playing Wizard101, so I am enjoying the previews for this one.
125  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman 3, aka Dark Knight Rising on: April 12, 2012, 12:54:16 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on April 11, 2012, 11:25:28 PM

I actually can't remember the George Reeves Clark Kent(i did watch them),did he act like a bent over wimp like Christopher Reeve did?

Absolutely not. G.Reeves Clark was less of a bumbling act than Dean Cane's.  He has always been my favorite portrayal of Clark on TV.
126  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Sword and the Sorcerer on: March 30, 2012, 12:32:02 PM
The sequel is out!!!  Oh HELL yes, gotta go find it now. As far as the original goes : one of the best of the cheesy S&S films, but it had a triple bladed sword. I wanted one of those. And

Spoiler for Hiden:
loved the scene of Talon ripping himself off that cross at the banquet
127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Superman: Man of Steel on: March 30, 2012, 12:24:10 PM
Me three.

Always makes me smile that certain things are so iconic that no words are needed. The red-S is one, just like a bat symbol.
128  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dark Shadows [2012] on: March 18, 2012, 01:34:51 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 18, 2012, 05:44:21 AM

it's got Depp in it, so  IN!!

I think am Depped out, so I will,wait for reviews. ( this coming from someone who has seen all 2000 +\- episodes of Dark Shadows... Or "Dork Shadows" as we play with. Yes, I am a fan, but recognize the cheesy goodness. I have a lot of respect for what the cast and crew pulled off with their schedule though )
129  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dark Shadows [2012] on: March 17, 2012, 03:12:47 AM
What Ironrod said. So far I am looking at this more like "Brady Bunch Movie" or "21 Jump Street" reboot.  Um "21 Jump Street"  started life as a drama, right?
130  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Star Trek 2 on: February 25, 2012, 03:47:33 AM
I know this is repeat information and it shouldn't require another media to provide the backstory, BUT, the series Star Trek:Countdown provides the info on Nero. It explains the anger, the bald heads, the tattoos, and pretty much what happened in the prime universe before the time rift.

I enjoyed the movie, but I wondered how the rest of the audience followed Nero's motives.
131  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Night Stalker on: February 23, 2012, 03:22:35 AM
Is Depp going to remake all of Curtis' stuff?
132  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help Me Decide on a TV (for January) on: November 29, 2011, 04:06:08 AM

Quote from: Zarkon on November 28, 2011, 05:02:29 AM

Looking at one of the two following TVs:

LG Infinia 55LW5600 and the LG Infinia 50PZ750.  The 55 Inch is LCD/LED and is about $1335, the 50 inch is plasma and under $1000.  Opinions?

We love our 55LW5600 and $1335 seems like a good price. Make sure that price is for the 5600 and not the 5300. The 2d to 3d conversion is decent, but not near as good as the films done in 3d. The built in applications are fine, using it for Netflix now and have used YouTube. Aside; it handles yt3d quite well.

Since I bought an open box, I had some trouble immediately. Nothing but praise for LG's customer service. I worked through email and had replies by 12:30 pm the next business day.
133  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: PS3, Blu Ray, and Sound set up on: November 27, 2011, 03:39:18 PM
An older JVC. It supports PCM and true Dolby.
134  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: PS3, Blu Ray, and Sound set up on: November 27, 2011, 02:27:14 PM
No HDMI on the receiver, too old for that.
135  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / PS3, Blu Ray, and Sound set up on: November 26, 2011, 10:32:57 PM
I am stumped about this, so any help/explanation is appreciated.
I Have a PS3 being used as a 3D blu-ray/DVD plater along with games.  The PS3 is connected video by HDMI and receiver by Optical Cable.

When running a DVD, the receiver shows 5.1 all speakers used. When running Blu-Ray, the display shows PCM two speakers. Ok, I figure that I have not set the BD Audio correctly in the PS3 menu. I change the Bitstream options, the Linear PCM options, no change. No options on the Blu-ray disc for English 5.1. However, I can hear sounds from the rear speakers. Still experimenting, I swaped the language  options on the disc, from English to Spanish, to French to Portuguese. Every alternate sound track shows the 5.1 display. To me that indicates hat there is no set up issue. The test discs were Deathly Hollows pt 1, swapping from blu-ray to DVD and back to check different configurations. Issue first noticed when watching Lengend of the Guardians.

Open for ideas, or willing to give more setup details.
136  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Completly fanboy superhero movie thoughts on: November 13, 2011, 01:32:48 PM
Just a Sunday thought waster before the day starts:

Superman:  If it is a total,reboot,let's really do it.  I was never fond of the Donner/Byrne interpretation of Krypton. Some one said once that it looks like an old planet ready to die instead of the tragedy of a vibrant world snuffed out. I want the new movie to go back to that, the diamond mountains, the forests, thought beasts running in heards, fire falls, etc. No more Chrystal Buildings.
                NO more Smallville growing up,stuff. Unless the writer has something new to say, we've seen that part to death. I'd rather an extended life on Krypton bit than more . No problem with the Kent's being otherwise in the movie.
                Clark Kent more along the lines of the old George Reeves Tv series. I Like the Chris Reeves one, but I just don't see that Clark as a tough investigative pulitizer prize winner.
               Clark and Lois not together?  No problem there. I am old enough to remember that married Superman is a new story line.


Sandman:  Leave the main story alone for now. How about an HBO/Showtime/Starz/ insert your favorite cable channel adaptation of the Song for Orpheus one shot. Arecognizable myth and the opportunity to introduce the Endless. Also, if a series does come of it, Orpheus and Calliope are already established, saving some intro time.

Next?
137  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joel Schumacher-Val Kilmer was the best Batman on: October 13, 2011, 01:59:09 AM
Kevin Conroy.
138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Latest PS3 Update EULA Taking Away Users Rights? on: September 17, 2011, 11:45:41 PM
Perhaps I mis-read the agreement, but there is a way to opt out of the binding arbitration and class action waiver under section 15.  What is the downside to opting out?
139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii Gaming] Q3/Q4 Purchase Agenda on: September 15, 2011, 03:17:13 AM
Is The Grinder definitely off the table then?  Last I saw it was supposed to be released in October.
140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 9/09/11 - Ten years gone on: September 09, 2011, 11:16:12 AM
I'll try GoldenEye.  (see what I did there?)

I am stuck on the second to last level on the Wii version.
141  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So I watched three Star Trek movies this weekend... on: September 07, 2011, 12:45:45 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on September 06, 2011, 04:56:21 PM

I assume it's this:

Quote
Star Trek: Countdown is a four-issue comic book prequel to the 2009 film Star Trek by IDW Publishing. It follows the characters of Spock and the Romulan Nero during the year 2387, detailing the events that cause them to travel to the 23rd century. The story serves as both a lead up to the film and as a continuation of the Star Trek: The Next Generation franchise.

There is an excellent summery of each of the four issues at Memory Alpha if you can't find the comics.  I think they are still available in TPB and digital form.

My cut on series Best->Worst:

Deep Space 9
Star Trek TOS
Star Trek Next Gen
Star Trek TAS (ignore the animation and keep track of the stories, there are a few classic things in them- Kizinti, Spock meeting himself on Vulcan, etc.)

Voyager (only watched a few)
Enterprise (only watched one)
142  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / So I watched three Star Trek movies this weekend... on: September 06, 2011, 02:28:09 PM
Star Trek : TMP-  I thinks it gets better and better on repeated viewings.  It has been at least 10 years since I have seen "The Changling" episode, so the story was not that derivative. I prefer the Director's Cut, but the theatrical release was on demand.  If you can go in knowing that the pace is slow and there is too much purple cloud/exterior shots of Enterprise, give it a shot again.

TWOK - Didn't make it through it this time.  It may be that we've seen it dozens of times, but how does a Science Research Starship go to a solar system, not notice that the planet they were heading to is gone, and the next nearest planet it out of orbit?  I wish that they had explained Genesis a bit better too. I assume that the redesign matrix requires a planet that could otherwise sustain life, if not, it is REAL EASY to find a lifeless planet to terra form.

Star Trek (2009)- Still a good launch for the series, but I wish the blu ray had included the Countdown 4-shot.  Without that background, it still feels like half to story to me.
143  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The New 52: Justice League #1 on: September 03, 2011, 11:55:41 AM

Quote from: Fireball1244 on September 03, 2011, 02:29:54 AM


When I first started reading comics, Superman books were 75.


In MY day, when I started, they were $0.12 and "All in color for a dime!" still had meaning. icon_biggrin

I stopped buying after they went past $0.25 for the regulars
144  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [trailer] John Carter on: August 24, 2011, 12:41:51 AM
If you are interested in reading the Mars books on your pad, you do know that several are available at project gutenburg.
145  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Wizard101 anyone? on: August 23, 2011, 12:41:30 AM
More new content.  After Celestia,  Wintertusk.  And as of last night, Wysteria and the Spiral Cup tournament.

Cap is still level 60, but Wysteria teases alternate magic schools.  Just a tease.
146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Fall Gaming Rush is Coming! The Fall Gaming Rush is Coming! on: August 15, 2011, 09:14:52 PM
The only Wii game I want to see is also set for release in October: The Grinder.  Here's hoping it is worth playing.
147  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Warner Developing Justice League Movie? on: August 14, 2011, 12:59:31 PM
This path can only lead to tears.
148  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie]Superman: Christopher Nolan Producing, Director is.... on: August 05, 2011, 03:31:45 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 04, 2011, 10:30:55 PM

Of course the costume would have to have some sort of protection, otherwise we'd have a very nude Superman after a big explosion.




Spandex works for me  Tongue
149  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie]Superman: Christopher Nolan Producing, Director is.... on: August 04, 2011, 10:25:32 PM
I like the movie costume more than what I have seen for the reboot comics.  I agree about the rubbery look though... it's SUPERMAN.  I'm not thinking that a material that protects him like armor is needed.

Aside... it seems that ALL the WB studios think is "the hero needs to be DARKER and GRITTIER, cause that is what was wrong with Green Lantern and worked for us with Batman"  Question ('cause I haven't seen it) wasn't Jonah Hex dark and edgy?  The character is.... IIRC, THAT wasn't the formula for a successful movie either.

 Beat that horse! Still stumping for Give The DiniTimmverse a chance to go live action!  LOL
150  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ultimate Spiderman on: August 04, 2011, 02:27:26 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 03, 2011, 02:45:06 PM

Peter Parker is known as Spider-Man, if you're not going to have him play the role why not make a totally new hero?

Since they killed Peter Parker (and I haven't read it), why can't a new person take up the hero code name?
151  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Ultimate Spiderman on: August 02, 2011, 01:02:43 PM
New topic for new character.  I've got no problem with a new Spiderman, might even check out Ultimate now.
152  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DC Comics Movies Animated vs Live Action on: August 01, 2011, 04:39:45 AM

Quote from: ravenvii on August 01, 2011, 02:01:12 AM

Quote from: Wargus on August 01, 2011, 12:23:10 AM

Routh was fine as Superman, the movie however was a poorly written travesty.  It played Lex Luthor (supposedly one of the smartest men on the planet) as a megalomaniac (ok) idiot (not ok).    I'm not sure why they can't seem to put together a decent movie. Marvel has figured out the formula for blockbuster supers movies, DC has figured out the formula for fantastic supers animated movies.

Yes, as I said, you have to watch it as what it really is - a sequel to Superman II. In other words, Superman Returns is Superman III.

In Superman: the Movie and Superman II, Lex Luthor, supposedly the greatest criminal mind in the world, is a megalomaniac, and an idiot. His plots are just as ridiculous back then (sink California just so he could make his property in Nevada into beachfront properties?).


You and I are going to disagree on this.  I did watch Superman Returns as a sequel to Superman II.  I still think the story fails on that, not the characterizations, certainly following in the footsteps of the Donner films.  They were firmly in the Silver Age.  The Super-Son stuff was bad, the Lex attempt at the real estate scam was bad, the most heroic person in the movie was Lois' boyfriend.

For ravenii: If you haven't seen any of the animated, give them a try (unless you just don't like cartoons as a rule.)  My personal favorite is Mask of the Phantasm, an extended episode of Batman:TAS, or the unrated Return of the Joker, if you know the Batman Beyond world.  Other opinions will vary.
153  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / DC Comics Movies Animated vs Live Action on: July 31, 2011, 04:49:41 PM
This may be my first topic started, but I don't understand something.

The subject matter of DC Comics can easily make for good movies.  I don't think I am out of line by stating that, with few exceptions, the DC Animated DVDs have had much better reviews and stories than the Live Action ones.  The Animated ones are usually stand alone, and yet do not reboot each time.

Given the use of CGI and the cost of each, is there a reason that the decision makers do not use the scripts/treatments that the DVDs tend to use?  Green Lantern: First Flight could have been stretched a bit (origin, etc) to make a 2hr film and I believe that treatment was much better than the vehicle that was produced.

Justice League?  If that much money is to be invested (and Green Lantern needs a reboot already), Final Frontier seems to be a good story for the screen.

Even back to that late 1980's and earlier 1990's. Mask of the Phantasm was on a par (storywise, not money) with Batman, and the best treatment until Batman Begins.

I believe that those stories would make the money that any other treatment would Live Action.  Try an experiemnt... use the DCU animated Wonder Woman and do that properly cast and budgeted Live Action.  Can't do much worse that Green Lantern or Superman Returns.

After 74 years of stories, there are better things to film than what WB has been doing.
154  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dragoncon 2010 Cosplay on: July 29, 2011, 10:42:47 PM
I read  the warniing, but thought that this will do....

Anyone heading to Dragon Con this September?
155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Batman: Year One on: July 23, 2011, 05:45:49 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DC_Universe_Animated_Original_Movies#The_Dark_Knight_Returnsy
156  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] First Avenger: Captain America on: July 23, 2011, 12:39:59 AM
Is Hugh Jackman in this one too?  I ask because I just watched the Avengers Cartoon episode about Cap.  Seems Logan was retconned into the Howling Commandos when I wasn't looking.
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman:Arkham City due this October! on: July 23, 2011, 12:35:27 AM
You know, with these trailers (ever since the Hugo Strange one)  I would go for a full length DCU movie called "Arkham City."

When did Cobblepot become British?
158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DC universe Reboot/Relaunch on: July 21, 2011, 02:04:08 AM
Ok, I admit that I have a blind spot when it comes to comics, but when I see a quote like this:

"Timeless and modern, classic and contemporary, but younger, brasher and more brooding, this is Superman. The New Man of Tomorrow."

I'm thinking it is time for TPTB to reread Kingdom Come.
159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Google+ on: July 03, 2011, 04:08:53 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 01, 2011, 03:38:20 AM

I didn't mean that in the "it'll be really popular" way, I meant it in the "everybody will be leaving it for the new hot social bullshit" way, just like they left Myspace for Facebook and they're leaving Facebook for Google+. 

You think it's cool now because your parents don't have an account there, but #1, people our age are parents, and #2 your parents will go where ever the stupid Oprah and evening news says they should and if the migration really starts it will eventually trickle down to them.

Rapidly getting top the point where people our age are the GRANDparents.  Not quite yet, but getting there.
160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie]Superman: Christopher Nolan Producing, Director is.... on: June 25, 2011, 04:55:22 PM
As far as Superman goes; if the last, or only, time I saw Krypton blow was in Superman, that would be fine.  Before that, there was the Adventures of Superman, afterwords, the animated shows, and most recently, Smallville.

If covering some of that background is needed to say give Zod some depth, issues with the El family, rival for Lara, bestest friends with Kal's dad before the big schism, etc., sure, I'd love to see that kind of stuff on Krypton before the blowup.  If the elder Kents are in the movie because Clark needs something, or visits, or wants some parent advice, I'm good with that too.

My thing (and it is just mine) is that I don't mind the characters appearing for whatever the story is, I just am not enthused about seeing the origin of Superman again.

Edited to say on the tangent, I disagree that Superman- the movie was the first time superheroes were treated with respect. IMO, the 1960s Green Hornet tried but was hamstrung by the campy Batman expectations.  In the 1950s, the Adventures of Superman was also a quality show. I put George Reeves performance as Clark over Chris Reeves as far as that character interpretation goes.  The George R.'s Clark never appeared to be as the nebbish as the 1978 portrayal and looked to me to be more of a "real" person.

disclaimer - I think that Batman (1966) and Superman (1978) are fine shows/movies and do not mean to imply otherwise. heck, I like Brave and the Bold, too.  Superman III, Superman IV, Superman Returns, and Batman after Returns and before Begins. NEVER HAPPENED. smile
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