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#1058821
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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SilverWook said:

Ryan McAvoy said:

SilverWook said:

oojason said:

Historian Dan Snow has the best response to Fox News’ claim that London is ‘defeated and demoralised’:-

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-03-24/historian-dan-snow-has-the-best-response-to-fox-news-claim-that-london-is-defeated-and-demoralised

^ contains video, also found here - https://twitter.com/thehistoryguy/status/845023778044293122

Fox said that?! Whose side are they on? Good thing they weren’t around during the Blitz!

It was Katie Hopkins, who is (if you don’t know) a kind of British Ann Coulter-wannabe. Except unlike with Coulter who has at least some limited support in her Country (as far as I’m aware), every last person in Britain hates Hopkins’ guts with a deep and abiding passion.

Dan Snow’s video and his other twitter responses to her ignorance are very funny but it’s best to just ignore people like her because offending nice people is how she makes a living.

So, another repulsive creature no man would touch, even if it meant saving the entire human race from extinction? Got it. 😉

Katie Hopkins is what would happen if John Cleese turned Ann Coulter into a newt.

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#1058804
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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ACA failing is exactly what Ryan wanted, but I don’t think it’s going to work out for him.

The deal was the Republicans spent 8 years firing up their base and campaigning on repealing Obamacare, but the RINOs didn’t actually want to repeal Obamacare. They just want to let Obamacare fail on its own, which is what is going to happen.

But I think when it happens, Ryan and the House Republicans are going to take most of the political blame.

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#1058792
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Last movie seen
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darthrush said:

I’ll be seeing Beauty and the Beast tomorrow night and will leave a review here. Not crazy interested but the animated feature is quite charming so I’m mildly excited. I’m probably one of the only people on earth who wasn’t a huge fan of the live action Jungle book.

I’ve seen Beauty and the Beast live action and it was enjoyable to an extent but not as good as the original. I enjoy musicals if they are done well. The problem with this movie was that none of the actors are good singers. That’s a huge problem for a musical.

Exact opposite as you though, I haven’t seen the Jungle Book remake yet, but I actually want to because I heard they did an entirely different interpretation from the original.

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#1058790
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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SilverWook said:
It’s not “Hate everything that isn’t the OT” either.

Of course not. Just should be understood that not everyone is going to feel the same way as him. Get what you want out of the site, and ignore the rest. Easy enough.

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#1058788
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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The guy is complaining that people on an Original Trilogy forum would criticize Star Wars movies that are not part of the original trilogy. What’s so hard to understand about that.

By all means, I hope he stays here and continues appreciating the OT like we all do, continues to enjoy the new films like a few of you do, and understands that some or most people here aren’t going to like the new abominations that Disney keeps putting out.

If he’s really looking for a forum where propaganda is the rule, and everyone loves everything Star Wars, I’m sure I could point him thataway…

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#1058762
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Han Solo Movie Spoiler Thread
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Sorry, I try to stay out of the new film threads to not hijack them with negative comments, as I know some of you will like these awful films and that’s your right. But this new info is one of the worst things I have ever heard concerning Star Wars. Social media seems to be outraged.

This is beyond asinine. Why would you take a beloved OT character and start ****ing him up for no reason. That’s exactly what got George in trouble on the prequels. Beyond stupid.

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#1058761
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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joefavs said:

Eh, if I’m being honest I’m sure I won’t stay gone, but I do think I need a break. It seems that the board is becoming more about hating most of Star Wars than liking any of it.

The name of the board is Original Trilogy. OT = 3 movies. That means 5/8 movies are not OT movies, which is more than half, and would constitute most.

Out of 8 movies that have been made, only 2 and half of them are any good. Eventually, there will be 15 or 20 Star Wars movies or more and they will almost all be terrible. Enjoy.

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#1058639
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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chyron8472 said:

As Hillary said, she would have been a good president

No. No she wouldn’t have been. She would have been god-awful terrible. Just like Trump is god-awful terrible, but in a different way.

Just because Trump is a joke, and he is, does not mean she would have been good or better.

It was truly a lose-lose situation in this country.

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#1058511
Topic
What anthology/spinoff film would you like to see?
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Lord Haseo said:

I’m surprised the new Canon hasn’t even touched The Old Republic Era. If it were up to me I would just reincorporate the Jedi and Sith origins from the EU

This is half right. The new movies should have all taken place in the Old Republic era. They could have told the EU to **** off–or not–but they could have still created fresh, original Star Wars films, and still had them be Star Wars. Not all this junk rehash stuff.

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#1058493
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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I agree with Density’s posts on the last page, but I wasn’t making the same argument as him. I don’t care about high art films or products or anything of the sort. I care about good movies, quality filmmaking. My argument was directed towards the audience, not the filmmakers. It’s a sad reflection on society when an entire generation of people don’t bother to scrutinize the quality or craftsmanship of the entertainment they consume–that they can be distracted by, and only really care to seek out…those good old things of yore.

That’s one of the parody points RLM hit on in their recent shorts around the time R1 came out.

“I know DARTH VADER”
“AT-STs! AT-STs!”

A **** film gets made with all kinds of junk plotholes, rehashes, totally illogical things going on, no character development, etc. etc. But a lot of people gobble it up because it’s familiar. They recognize it. The Beauty and the Beast example I gave was a great one, because in the original you have some voice actors who were gifted singers. They either never starred in another movie, or they were obscure TV actors, but boy could they sing. And that’s what the film called for.

Then in this new movie, you have a lot of actors who simply cannot sing. But they are names! People recognize them from this other movie they saw…or that other movie they liked. It’s without a doubt a corporate decision, and whoever said it wasn’t, has no clue what they are talking about. Lucasfilm is not completely autonomous from Disney. Of course they have a lot of latitude and they are not going to be micromanaged, but when push comes to shove if the Disney execs give them marching orders then you better believe they follow those orders or they would be out of a job.

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#1058096
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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TV’s Frink said:

Alderaan said:

Lord Haseo said:

Alderaan said:

DominicCobb said:

Walt Disney Pictures made Beauty and the Beast. Lucasfilm made TFA and RO. Walt Disney Studios distributed both. Maybe some day people will learn the difference (spoiler: they won’t).

Actually, if you had watched TFA and R1, which I’m sure you did, you could tell they were made by about 50 different executives, all with their own sometimes disparate ideas, crammed into 2 hours.

Which is how dysfunctional rehash movies get made.

TFA? Fine but Rogue One? Nah. It just a movie that takes place around the time of the OT. How does that make it a rehash?

Another movie with the Death Star

Hahahahaha!

A movie that leads directly into ANH and is about the capture of the Death Star plans shouldn’t have the Death Star in it? WTF?

Why did they make another movie about the Death Star in the first place?

Empire sucked because Darth Vader rehashed his lightsaber from ANH.

When was Darth Vader’s lightsaber killed off in ANH? Was his character arc completely finished when he flew off into outer space?

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#1058093
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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CatBus said:

Alderaan said:

CatBus said:

Of course not, they merely have the power to declassify any documents they wish.

How can they declassify something they don’t know exists?

In the particular matter we’re discussing, Trump either a) knows they exist, or b) is making unsubstantiated shit up again. Because either he knows a factual basis for the claim or he doesn’t. If it exists and he didn’t know about it, that means he still made it up–he just got lucky by the stopped-clock standard.

Also, as Cheney taught us, there are other less-straightforward but equally effective avenues for declassifying info.

Well, my insinuation for several posts has been that he doesn’t know what he doesn’t know.

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#1058085
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Lord Haseo said:

Alderaan said:

DominicCobb said:

Walt Disney Pictures made Beauty and the Beast. Lucasfilm made TFA and RO. Walt Disney Studios distributed both. Maybe some day people will learn the difference (spoiler: they won’t).

Actually, if you had watched TFA and R1, which I’m sure you did, you could tell they were made by about 50 different executives, all with their own sometimes disparate ideas, crammed into 2 hours.

Which is how dysfunctional rehash movies get made.

TFA? Fine but Rogue One? Nah. It just a movie that takes place around the time of the OT. How does that make it a rehash?

Another movie with the Death Star, even though they’ve been blown up 2-3 times, depending on how you count them? Another movie with Darth Vader? That’s five movies now since he died, and he’s managed to appear in all of them. Another movie with Grand Moff Tarkin? Now there’s going to be another movie with Han Solo?

The whole series is just rehash now.

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#1058062
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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DominicCobb said:

Walt Disney Pictures made Beauty and the Beast. Lucasfilm made TFA and RO. Walt Disney Studios distributed both. Maybe some day people will learn the difference (spoiler: they won’t).

Actually, if you had watched TFA and R1, which I’m sure you did, you could tell they were made by about 50 different executives, all with their own sometimes disparate ideas, crammed into 2 hours.

Which is how dysfunctional rehash movies get made.

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#1058045
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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And I was referring to the fact that they are in a rehash mode right now, and that it’s studio-wide.

I heard the live action remake of The Jungle Book was more ambitious though, so I’m actually eager to check that out and see if it’s true.

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#1058040
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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TV’s Frink said:

You underestimate how determined some are to hate anything connected to Disney.

This isn’t true. Disney has some great classic films, just like the OT are classics. But they have gone through successful periods like the 1930s-1950s, when Walt was in his prime, and the Disney Renaissance in the 1990s, and then they have gone through decades where they are ran by less visionary leaders and employ less talented people, and they churn out little more than garbage.

Having seen the Beauty and the Beast remake this weekend, it’s obvious that the problems with the new Star Wars films are not just Star Wars problems–they are Disney problems. In the original movie, the lead actress was voiced by a superb stage singer who may have not appeared in any other film in her life. In the new movie, they cast a big name who simply can’t sing. In fact, most of the characters are not good singers and have no business being in a live action musical. But they are names, and that’s a studio decision.

In the new Disney films, both R1 and TFA, it’s clear the studio’s goal is to simply churn out fanservice nostalgia that lacks creative ambition. They either constrained their filmmakers and forced them to churn out action figure movies, or they hired people who were not that talented or ambitious in the first place, knowing what they would produce.

Either way, these films are not as bad as the prequels, but they are like Return of the Jedi on steroids, minus the good parts.

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