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Dek Rollins

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#1069006
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But you can’t lean on principle, because it’s not a physical object. I lean on my principal all the time, as long as he’s not inconvenienced.

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I haven’t seen it (don’t plan to), but I think any Peanuts film animated in 3D CGI should recieve a negative score on principal. 😉

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Your Opinion on Me
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yhwx, I think everyone here would gladly welcome you back into the forum with open arms if you want to start posting again (so long as you don’t post way too much like you started 😉), and I include myself in this generalization. It’s not like anyone here hates you. The forum needs to be as colorful as it can be with interesting people having interesting discussions, and your return would just add to that.

Welcome back, MAC. 😉

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#1068586
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Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) – ★★1/2

Silver Streak (1976) – ★★★1/2

The Untouchables (1987) – ★★★★

Escape From New York (1981) – ★★★

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#1067566
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Who is Ignoring You, and Who are You Ignoring? (was: Who is Ignoring You? (was: Hello all, I'm back!))
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TV’s Frink said:

Possessed said:

TV’s Frink said:

Possessed said:

Jethro Tull

Added to the list of bands with sick flute playing

I don’t get it.

Weird rock band that had flute solos in rock songs.

I get that, I just don’t get what that has to do with this thread or anything that had been said prior to your post.

Perhaps he was referencing the similarity between “Jethro Tull” and “Jetrell Fo”?

And Songs from the Wood is great!

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#1066167
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The New Thread Thread
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Possessed said:

Look through the forum and you will see no less than 3 batman threads started by the insane person.

FTFY 😛

And Fo, please read Possessed’s post with reasonable thought. When you say that everyone else is against you, it often seems as though that’s because you’ve turned yourself against them in some way or another. Let’s all just try to get along. 😄

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) – ★★★1/2 (Ebert scale)

Good movie. The comedy works well and it’s a fun ride. Sam Neil is good, along with the rest of the cast. Good performances all around. I actually never knew that he was a New Zealand guy until I read some after watching the film.

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The all-purpose ART thread!
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A couple of things I did for my sophomore year art class:

And a random doodle that I did not too long ago:

😛

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#1063630
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The Great Gatsby (2013) – ★★1/2

The first third of the film was pretty bad. Once the story got started, there was no sense of pacing and everything was moving too fast. It was poorly edited, and I couldn’t tell what was going on for some of it. Once it got past that first phase, the pacing started to exist, and it progressed fine.

Performances were good. I really was able to care about Nick and Gatsby because Maguire and DiCaprio did well with the roles. Though I think the entire film could’ve built interest better and I didn’t like the visual style very much, but I had to be generous with a half star above average because the actors delivered the interesting character aspects so well, especially in the final act.

I also feel that it was a good call to write the film with a narration by Nick so that the books words good be properly interjected.

It wasn’t “great,” but it had some good stuff. I didn’t find the source material terribly entertaining, so I was surprised that the actors in the film were able to gather my interest more, even when their dialogue was word for word from the novel.

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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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I don’t really care what generation I’m labeled in. I was just saying that by the numbers that I recalled I was in the Gen Y range. Doesn’t really matter to me.

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DominicCobb said:

Dek Rollins said:

I’m pretty sure Gen Y covers everyone born from the 1980’s to 2000.

That’s pretty generous. The differences between someone born in 1980 and 2000 are vast. I’d say someone born in 2000 has a lot more in common with someone born in 2005 than 1995.

There has to be a cutoff point somewhere, and 2000 doesn’t sound too wrong. I mean, one of my brothers was born in '95, and we aren’t really in different generations.

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#1062985
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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DominicCobb said:

Dek Rollins said:

TV’s Frink said:

Dek Rollins said:

I’m not “angling” for anything. I typed what came into my head.

Come on, you hang out in off topic. You know what the Lurker Thread is. Think it through. Or even easier, go check out the Lurker Thread.

I never said that I didn’t know what the Luker Thread is. I know what he was referring to, and I responded accordingly. When I was typing goofy names for all the characters, I wasn’t doing it to get recognition in the Lurker Thread. I typed what came into my head because I felt like it. And yes, I know Gin Erso was posted in the Lurker Thread.

You’re missing the point that it was a joke. Whether or not you were actually “angling” for it doesn’t matter.

I guess I’m not getting a joke anywhere. You responded to my post with a remark that I was angling for the Lurker Thread. If this wasn’t meant to be taken too seriously, I guess I missed it, so I responded to you by saying that I wasn’t angling for anything, because I wasn’t. Sorry.

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#1062961
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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TV’s Frink said:

Why do people keep referencing YouTube reviews? Who cares?

Must be some Millennial thing.

I mentioned agreeing with the RLM crew on most aspects of the film in my original post. I thought they did a good job discussing the film and used something Jay said in my response because it was well said. Why do people reference reviews period? That’s all they are. Did I say I think anybody cares what it is that I’m making reference to? It wasn’t a joke reference or anything, it was a well said comment that I remembered from their discussion so I mentioned it.

TV’s Frink said:

Dek Rollins said:

I’m not “angling” for anything. I typed what came into my head.

Come on, you hang out in off topic. You know what the Lurker Thread is. Think it through. Or even easier, go check out the Lurker Thread.

I never said that I didn’t know what the Luker Thread is. I know what he was referring to, and I responded accordingly. When I was typing goofy names for all the characters, I wasn’t doing it to get recognition in the Lurker Thread. I typed what came into my head because I felt like it. And yes, I know Gin Erso was posted in the Lurker Thread.

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#1062938
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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As I stated in my original post, I was entertained by the fanservice at various points while watching, and I liked the Forceman. There really wasn’t anything else in it that I liked whatsoever. IMO it isn’t a very well made film. It was poorly concieved, written, and executed in almost every way. As Jay Bauman said in the Half in the Bag review, the first thing it has to accomplish is getting past the element of “who cares how they stole the plans?” and I don’t think it accomplished that very well.

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#1062905
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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I never posted my thoughts on Rogue One after seeing it, so I’ll do that that now because I feel like it.

★★

I was entertained by the extreme amount of fanservice that most of the film was drenched in; though, I was annoyed by some of it at times, when it went too far, and after the initial state of watching the film wore off, most of it just annoyed me because it didn’t make sense. The plot and the execution of the plot in the film were not to my liking, and it sometimes also just didn’t make sense. The first third of the film was rather boring (with small stretches of boring throughout), and the characters were boring and forgetable.

Gin Erso was not even remotely interesting to me. Once getting past the opening exposition, she was just kind of there, doing whatever the plot needed her to do. She didn’t feel like a “strong female lead” character because there was no character to be found.

The Cass man was almost equally uninteresting, though he was just enough more interesting for me to actually want a little more out of him. I didn’t get any of that.

The guy who called their team “Rogue One” was probably the third most interesting character, but he was immediately forgetable because they didn’t develope him either.

The Forceman was definitely the most interesting character. Like, he was the only legitimately interesting character in the film. I thought it was great when he fought the storm troopers with his bowstaff skills. It reminded me of how I thought the Jedi should have fought in the prequels after seeing Essence of the Force.

The Forceman’s dudebro was pretty cool, though I thought it was dumb when he was pretty much just aimbotting everyone.

The cheap-humor droid was a little bit entertaining, but again, he was just cheap humor; kind of like C-3PO, only C-3PO actually had a developed character and therefore a reason and an excuse to be the silly voice of comic relief; C-3PO was also more funny because of what his character acted like, rather than just spouting sarcastic remarks for no reason everytime he was on screen.

CG Tarkin looked bad, but not as bad as I would have expected; but he shouldn’t have been CG faced anyway because the guy who played him in the film already looks so much like Peter Cushing that it would only take some makeup and maybe small prostetics to get him looking the same. And CG Leia was really bad, and showing her at all was also unnecessary.

Now, the plot/story and the execution of said plot/story.

The whole thing felt rather weak. Or should I say, weakly written and developed. I don’t like the idea that the weak point on the Death Star was built in by a sabatour. When I thought about how the rebels stole the plans, I thought that they would have found out through some sort of intelligence that it had finished construction. So, they realize that to destroy it and stop the threat, they need to find the build plans and exploit whatever they can find (as was alluded to by the smart Imperial man in the round table scene of SW).

Really, it should have just been a fun heist movie like Ocean’s Eleven. No huge battle spectacle was needed at the climax.

And the last scene… I hated it so much. The Vader massacre was almost comically over the top, and the way the plans were brought to the Tantive IV isn’t even what they said happened in SW. “Several transmitions were beamed…” is not the same as “I watched a dude pass a floppy disk through a door after one transmission was beamed to a different ship.” The Tantive IV shouldn’t have even been at the big space battle. The ship that recieved the plans should have beamed several transmitions to them in another location after temporarily escaping.

I think RLM’s videos did a great job analyzing the film, and I have to say that I agree with most of what they thought.

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#1062515
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What are you reading?
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We just read The Great Gatsby in my English class. It wasn’t terribly interesting to me. There were actually some interesting aspects throughout, but overall it was just rather boring and pointless. We’ve started watching the movie (2013) in class and are probably half way through it. I’ll post my findings in the proper thread when we finish.

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