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Dek Rollins

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#1092052
Topic
The Place to Go for Emotional Support
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RicOlie_2 said:

I know I haven’t been here much lately, but I need whatever emotional support I can get right now. A close friend of mine passed away very suddenly yesterday afternoon. They suspect it was an aneurysm, or maybe even a heart attack of some sort. She was an amazing person with such a beautiful personality…I really connected with her, especially in the past few months. She was selfless, always putting others before herself, and nearly always cheerful and positive. Nobody ever saw this coming. She was too young to die–we were born on the same day.

This is the first time I’ve lost someone close to me. I’m not quite sure how to handle it emotionally. I’m just grateful that I was able to spend meaninful time with her the evening before I left to go on holidays.

I can’t even imagine. Thoughts and prayers to those who were close.

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#1091754
Topic
The Terminator - Color Regrade
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^Now that’s helpful! I’ll definitely use an inferior blue in my next update. Even though weren’t saying that. 😉

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#1091711
Topic
The Terminator - Color Regrade
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Again, just saying “it wasn’t that blue” doesn’t help the project any. Saying that you have a Korean DVD doesn’t mean anything. Also, I fixed the excess of strong cold blues in my latest update, so I’m not sure how it can still be blatently too blue to you.

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#1090169
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If you need to B*tch about something <strong>other than originaltrilogy.com</strong>... This is the place
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yhwx said:

TV’s Frink said:

yhwx said:

TV’s Frink said:

yhwx said:

TV’s Frink said:

yhwx said:

TV’s Frink said:

Have you tried turning it off and turning it on again?

WYSHS

Beyond the typo, I’m going to assume that he knows what “reboot” means.

You missed the joke.

Well if you aren’t going to explain it then I don’t want to hear it.

It’s just that tech support will often blindly ask “Have you tried turning it off and turning it on again?” so often that it’s become a cliché.

No wonder I missed it, it wasn’t even a joke.

You’re not necessarily wrong. I’m not sure what else you can call it, though.

What would you call it? I’m surprised you’ve never heard it because I hear people saying it all the time.

I’ve heard people say “restarting” more, so I’m not sure changing his statement to the same thing with different word-choice (without being an obvious and specific reference) counts as a joke.

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#1089322
Topic
Lurkers Name suggestions (Come On Lurkers JOIN IN!)
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TV’s Frink said:

Dek Rollins said:

Saim Rami

Unless I’m missing something, that’s quite a stretch.

You must’ve missed the origin of my post. He made a typo in his post- “Rami” instead of “Raimi”. I took the “i” he unintentionally removed from “Raimi” and placed it in “Sam”, his first name. This makes Saim Rami, and I don’t see how it’s a stretch (not to mention that it was literally the first thing that popped into my head when I noticed the “i” was gone). Not that I need to defend a dumb joke in a lurker name post. 😛

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#1089166
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Last movie seen
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TV’s Frink said:

Tobar said:

one69chev said:

A bunch of dialog is God awful… Uncle Ben’s death scene…

Was that a spoiler?

I don’t care about Spider-Man so I wouldn’t know.

I think he’s mad that one69chev said that Uncle Ben’s death scene was “God awful”. So am I.

In fact…

one69chev said:

A bunch of dialog is God awful…‘deliver us from…eeevvvviiiilllll’ or Osborn’s ‘…Don’t tell…Harry…’ Uncle Ben’s death scene…'Perrrer, Perrrer…".

FTFM

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#1088264
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Last movie seen
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Desperado (1994) – ★★★ (of ☆☆☆☆)

El Mariachi is better, though this was still entertaining. I think upon further reflection I would bump El Mariachi to three and a half stars rather than just three like I posted after watching it earlier this year.

Moana (2016) – ★★1/2 (of ☆☆☆☆)

Meh.

Police Story (1985) – ★★★★ (of ☆☆☆☆)

Utterly fantastic.

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#1085578
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Ranking the Batman films
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Warbler said:

SilverWook said:

They really should have given Billy Dee Williams a shot at the role. He was Harvey Dent in the first film after all.

Sorry if this comes across as racist, but Bill Dee Williams is black. Harvey Dent/Two face is white in the comics.

Williams was great as Dent in the few scenes he had, and he’s one of the few exceptions I have for character skin color changes. I think he could have been a great Two Face despite the inaccuracy.

I’d be saying the same thing if a while actor were cast as John Steward(Green Lantern).

If they want a white Green Lantern, they have a white character to fall on. Also who cares about Green Lantern? 😉

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#1084948
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Last movie seen
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Starman (1984) – ★★★ (of ☆☆☆☆)

The Thing (1982) – ★★★★ (of ☆☆☆☆)

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#1083980
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Ranking the Batman films
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TV’s Frink said:

Sorry, I don’t watch youtube video reviews.

What he posted isn’t even an actual review, it’s just CinemaSins. They list various nitpick problems for humorous effect, though they frequently list actual problems when the film is poorly made enough, like TDKR. I don’t think their videos on either Batman or Returns list any serious issues, probably because they’re both good movies.

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#1083978
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Ranking the Batman films
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Warbler said:

Dek Rollins said:

Warbler said:

Dek Rollins said:

Warbler said:

(Replying to this post from the “[fill in the blank] Just Died!” Thread:

Dek Rollins said:

(Don’t even mention Chris Nolan, those films aren’t Batman or even comic book at all.)

They aren’t‽‽‽‽‽

No, they aren’t. I actually like TDK as a movie (Though there are still some problems in there), but it still isn’t a true representation of Batman as far as I’m concerned. And none of Nolan’s films are good comic book movies. Everything about them is realism-driven, which just makes it worse when something unrealistic happens, and even aside from that, I don’t want a comic book movie that tries to distance itself from being a comic book. If you like them, that’s fine. I much prefer the wonderful comic book world of Burton’s films.

I can understand thinking that the first Burton Batman movie was a true representation of Batman, but Batman Returns? Batman Forever‽ Batman and Robin‽‽‽ Bat nipples? Bat credit card‽‽‽‽ Sorry, but I’ll take the any of the Nolan films over the final 3 of Burton era easy.

Batman Forever and Batman and Robin aren’t Tim Burton films, they’re Joel Schumacher films, and they suck.

Yes but all four are part of the same series of movies.

When someone says “Burton films” they are talking about the films Tim Burton directed.

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#1083645
Topic
Ranking the Batman films
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Warbler said:

Dek Rollins said:

Warbler said:

(Replying to this post from the “[fill in the blank] Just Died!” Thread:

Dek Rollins said:

(Don’t even mention Chris Nolan, those films aren’t Batman or even comic book at all.)

They aren’t‽‽‽‽‽

No, they aren’t. I actually like TDK as a movie (Though there are still some problems in there), but it still isn’t a true representation of Batman as far as I’m concerned. And none of Nolan’s films are good comic book movies. Everything about them is realism-driven, which just makes it worse when something unrealistic happens, and even aside from that, I don’t want a comic book movie that tries to distance itself from being a comic book. If you like them, that’s fine. I much prefer the wonderful comic book world of Burton’s films.

I can understand thinking that the first Burton Batman movie was a true representation of Batman, but Batman Returns? Batman Forever‽ Batman and Robin‽‽‽ Bat nipples? Bat credit card‽‽‽‽ Sorry, but I’ll take the any of the Nolan films over the final 3 of Burton era easy.

Batman Forever and Batman and Robin aren’t Tim Burton films, they’re Joel Schumacher films, and they suck. And as for Returns, I don’t see how it isn’t a good Batman film. I don’t think it’s quite as good as Batman, but I think it captures the same rendition of the character that the first film did, and it’s definitely just as comic book oriented as the first film. It’s true that there is a lot more “Burton-y” stuff in it, but I don’t think that’s a negative by default.

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#1083509
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Ranking the Batman films
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^Rises is just a poorly written film. And dumb things happening doesn’t make it a comic book. I’m talking about style. Making a world that feels like it jumped right off the pages. Giving Batman suits and gadgets that feel like comic art moving on the screen.

I think a wonderful example of what I mean is the Batmobile. Take the Tumbler and compare it to the '89 and '66 Batmobiles. The Tumbler just isn’t the batmobile. It looks like some sort of real world military equipment, not a stylized high tech supercar from a comic book.

And given that example, I do realize that in the original comic run Batman just had a regular car, but even then it didn’t take that long to get a little superhero style.

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#1083459
Topic
Ranking the Batman films
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Warbler said:

(Replying to this post from the “[fill in the blank] Just Died!” Thread:

Dek Rollins said:

(Don’t even mention Chris Nolan, those films aren’t Batman or even comic book at all.)

They aren’t‽‽‽‽‽

No, they aren’t. I actually like TDK as a movie (Though there are still some problems in there), but it still isn’t a true representation of Batman as far as I’m concerned. And none of Nolan’s films are good comic book movies. Everything about them is realism-driven, which just makes it worse when something unrealistic happens, and even aside from that, I don’t want a comic book movie that tries to distance itself from being a comic book. If you like them, that’s fine. I much prefer the wonderful comic book world of Burton’s films.

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#1082890
Topic
[fill in the blank] Just Died!
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Anchorhead said:

The show was very much a real adaptation of Batman. Several episodes were based on specific issues. The show was a live version of the Silver Age Batman comic books. It may not seem correct to fans of Nolan or 21st century graphic novels, but it was exactly who the character was in print at the time.

This article in Forbes explains it in detail.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2014/11/11/the-batman-tv-series-is-the-most-important-batman-story-ever-told/#1cc53b483517

I’m fully aware that the Batman comics were like that at the time of the 1960s (though IIRC it wasn’t a satirical comedy like the show). I was just saying that I never considered it “real” Batman, in the sense that it adapted the character as he was originally invented and came to be known as again in the 1980s; a dark hero.

I grew up preferring the Burton films and TAS as the definitive Bat-aptations (and I still do), so taking the '66 series seriously would’ve been difficult, and all things considered, nobody was meant to take it seriously in the first place. It was a fun, camp-filled comedy romp that, in its own way (as mentioned), was a comic book on the screen. (Don’t even mention Chris Nolan, those films aren’t Batman or even comic book at all.)

I actually watched the movie more than the series as a kid, though after MeTV started airing the show I would watch it on there frequently. I haven’t seen the new animated film though.

Anyway, I wasn’t saying that as a negative to the show, it’s just how I thought of it growing up.

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