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#1084870
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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chyron8472 said:

CatBus said:

Queer is the Q in LGBTQ. There’s also the chant “We’re here. We’re queer. Get used to it.” The word is used within the LGBTQ community as a catch-all umbrella term for any gender nonconformity–including LGBT, but also things that don’t quite fit neatly into those categories. Like all reclaimed pejorative terms, the meaning changes significantly depending on the context, and can present outsiders with some anxiety about when it’s okay to use it. For example, it also still gets yelled at LGBTQ-perceived people in a threatening manner (the pejorative usage). So if you’re not sure you’re using the word correctly, it’s probably best to steer clear. But the headline seems fine to me.

LGBTQIA-EIEIO

It took me awhile to realize the EIEIO part was added in sarcastically. It changes so often I probably wouldn’t be surprised if that was the correct term now.

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#1084839
Topic
The DC Extended Universe
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I’m very curious to see what kind of work they’ll be doing to it. I hope it doesn’t look too clean, grainless, or over-saturated or anything, like any of Disney’s animated features. This will be the first time we’ll have the animated series in HD in any form (no the later Batman Adventures stuff doesn’t count), and the rough look that stuff has is pretty much a part of the show’s character.

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#1084370
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Mocata said:

But if you showed someone an average viewer today a colourised version, or one with sound added would they know what was wrong?

The average viewer doesn’t know the SE exists, so I don’t get what your point is. Of course they wouldn’t, the average viewer is a moron.

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#1083982
Topic
Ranking the Batman films
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I don’t think I’ve listed this yet, so:

  1. Mask of the Phantasm
  2. Batman: The Movie (1966)
  3. Batman (1989)
  4. The Dark Knight
  5. Batman Begins
  6. Batman Returns
  7. Batman Forever
  8. The Dark Knight Rises
  9. Batman & Robin
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#1083981
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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More fuel to the fire, so soon after the horrendous shooting.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/15/politics/karen-handel-threatening-letters/index.html

Suspicious envelopes were sent to the homes of Georgia politician Karen Handel and her neighbors as well as two Atlanta-area news stations, law enforcement said.

Law enforcement responded to the suburban Atlanta neighborhood Thursday afternoon after a resident reported receiving an envelope, Roswell Police spokeswoman Lisa Holland said. The envelopes contained threatening letters and white powder.

Later Thursday, news stations WAGA Fox 5 and WXIA 11Alive received similar envelopes, the FBI said. An investigation is underway to see if they are related.

Preliminary field tests on the substance mailed to WAGA suggest the powder consisted mostly of baking soda, the FBI said.

Handel is a candidate in Georgia’s closely watched, tightening 6th Congressional District special election against newcomer Jon Ossoff.

“This afternoon we had some suspicious packages delivered to our house and to our neighbors. The packages contained threatening letters and a suspicious substance. The police were quickly notified and street is now being blocked off. We will continue to coordinate with law enforcement as necessary,” she said on Facebook.

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#1083971
Topic
Last movie seen
Time

Some Like It Hot (1959) - Neither my favorite Marilyn Monroe film (that’s The Misfits) nor my favorite Jack Lemmon film (that’s The Odd Couple), but certainly my favorite Tony Curtis film.

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#1083967
Topic
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly International Cut/US Theatrical Cut
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KINO’s press release of the new Blu-ray, for those interested. Poita has stated they’re already getting things wrong.

Coming August 15th on DVD and Blu-ray!

Note: We’re hoping to add one or two more extras

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (50th Anniversary Edition) – with reversible art

Special Features (Disc 1)

4K transfer of the Original “161 minute” Theatrical Cut
New Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
“Trailers From Hell” with Ernest Dickerson
M.O.S. Deleted Scene of Blondie in the desert finding skeletons
Newly Restored 2.0 Mono Audio
Trailers for Sergio Leone Westerns
Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
English DTS-HD MA 5.1 Audio
Animated Image Galleries

Special Features (Disc 2)

4K transfer of the “179 Minute” Extended Cut
Newly Restored 2.0 Mono Audio
Audio Commentary By Acclaimed Film Historian Richard Schickel
Audio Commentary By Noted Cultural Historian Christopher Frayling
Leone’s West: Making Of Documentary
The Leone Style: On Sergio Leone Featurette
The Man Who Lost The Civil War: Civil War Documentary
Reconstruction The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
II Maestro: Ennio Morricone and The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Featurette
Deleted Scenes
Original U.S. Theatrical Trailer
Original French Theatrical Trailer
English DTS-HD MA 5.1 Audio
Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono

with optional English subtitles

Besides the color correction (removing the yellowishness) we also made the following corrections and adjustments to create our 161 Minute cut of the Theatrical version:

The “flip cut” transition/optical wipe from “Tuco talking to Blondie and taking a bite of his cigar to being hung” was restored to its original version
The fadeout to black of the “gun shop owner with the sign in his mouth” scene is now a cut to exodus scene.
The fadeout of the “Blondie passing out as Tuco is bringing him water” scene happens exactly 1 second later than how it was on old MGM DVD release of the Theatrical Cut.
The dissolve from “night” scene to “coach arriving at the mission” scene now fades up from black
The shot of the train leaving the station (with Tuco and Wallace on it) was supposedly longer in the US theatrical cut, before cutting directly to Tuco in the train and not dissolving out earlier to the early morning camp scene – Our 4K of the 161 minute cut matches the old MGM DVD of the theatrical cut exactly.

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#1083966
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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poita said:

Fang Zei said:

I just see it as an inevitability when plenty of other, less-popular movies are preserved alongside their revisions.

Just yesterday I was reading the breakdown for Kino Lorber’s blu-ray of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and it literally felt like I was reading the first post of a thread in our fan restoration forum.

You mean the one Kino isn’t getting right?

I’m really interested in hearing what’s wrong with it, if you don’t mind elaborating I guess we could move the conversation to this thread.

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#1083684
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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CatBus said:

Handman said:

CatBus said:

NeverarGreat said:

Yeah, but it took a Democratic majority.

And I know I’ve already mentioned this a couple of times, but when it came down to impeachment time for Nixon, a majority of the Republican members of the committee voted against all charges for impeachment. After there was already a recording available of Nixon committing the crime he was being charged with. Meaning, if Republicans had a majority, and the chairship, Nixon’s impeachment would likely have never even come up for a vote, and Nixon would have served out his full second term.

“What did the president know and when did he know it?” was uttered by a Republican senator, partisanship was not what it is now. And it was the public/media who rose to the occassion to hold their government officials accountable, not the opposing political party. Barry Goldwater himself urged the president to resign, which essentially cemented the decision in his mind. We all know Trump wouldn’t make that call.

I agree things are more polarized now, but the votes from the time reveal most Republicans lined up behind Nixon even after the facts were out and incontrovertible. So that really just means that Republicans would not have considered impeachment if they ran the show back then, and they’re even less likely to vote to impeach today.

From August 7, 1972, the day before he resigned:
“In the senate, John Powers, chairman of the Republican Policy Committee there, and in the past a strong Nixon supporter, said today that it was “his guess that the majority sentiment among Republican senators is that Nixon should resign.”

"Every member of the Judiciary Committee who voted for President Nixon last week has now reversed his position. As a group they feel particularly badly let down and have taken the lead in calling for the President’s resignation.

Nobody any longer argues that there is insufficient evidence to convict the President, and only a tiny hardcore appear to agree with him that the crime was not big enough to warrant impeachment. Out of 435 members of the House, Mr Nixon would be lucky if he could find even 35 to vote against impeachment"

but Goldwater? He was a Nixon competitor–a leader of the nascent conservative movement getting a chance to get a dig at America’s last arguably liberal President. Of course he called on Nixon to resign.

Goldwater’s chances at the presidency were killed in 1964, he was a party leader and highly respected nonetheless. What would he be competing for? From that same article:
“Mr Rhodes’s view usually reflects very closely that of Senator Barry Goldwater, the Republican kingmaker, who is again being pressed to lead a Republican delegation from Congress to call on the President to resign.”

“President Nixon is still trying to resist the growing crescendo of powerful voices calling for his resignation. He is displaying a masochistic determination to stay in office until the bitter end.”

Nixon was resisting on Aug 7, what happened between that resistance and his resignation the next day?

“Forty years ago, a Republican delegation led by Barry Goldwater told Richard Nixon he had lost almost all his remaining support in Congress. The next day, he resigned.”

But I also agree Trump wouldn’t make that call under any imaginable circumstances either.

Well, at least that isn’t in dispute.

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#1083638
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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CatBus said:

NeverarGreat said:

Yeah, but it took a Democratic majority.

And I know I’ve already mentioned this a couple of times, but when it came down to impeachment time for Nixon, a majority of the Republican members of the committee voted against all charges for impeachment. After there was already a recording available of Nixon committing the crime he was being charged with. Meaning, if Republicans had a majority, and the chairship, Nixon’s impeachment would likely have never even come up for a vote, and Nixon would have served out his full second term.

“What did the president know and when did he know it?” was uttered by a Republican senator, partisanship was not what it is now. And it was the public/media who rose to the occassion to hold their government officials accountable, not the opposing political party. Barry Goldwater himself urged the president to resign, which essentially cemented the decision in his mind. We all know Trump wouldn’t make that call.

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#1082805
Topic
Ranking the Alien films
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This should be uncontroversial.

Alien


Aliens





Alien3
Alien: Covenant
Alien Resurrection

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