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SilverWook

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#1196961
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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When the movie Kick-Ass was playing around here, at least one theater didn’t put the full name of the film on the marquee, (it simply said Kick-A–) and they even censored those mylar signs they put over the auditorium doors. They put black tape over the last two letters. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry over such prudishness. I might expect such a thing from some little theater in a small town in the midwest or something, but in the middle of Southern California?

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#1196566
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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moviefreakedmind said:

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is such a revolting mouthful of words. I really wish that they’d have the guts to release something without the Star Wars brand in the title.

Disney isn’t about to risk another John Carter type marketing disaster. Seriously, the people behind that ad campaign ought to have been sacked. And by sacked, I mean forced to ride It’s a Small World at Disneyland for several hours. 😉

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#1196478
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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Mocata said:

Is spice just ripped straight from Dune without them trying to hide it?

According to the angry letters I saw printed in genre magazines back in '77, yes! 😛

One man’s ripoff is another man’s homage though.

What was hilarious was at least one movie critic back in 1984 thought David Lynch’s Dune film was ripping off Star Wars.

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#1196470
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Last movie seen
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Dek Rollins said:

suspiciouscoffee said:

Dek Rollins said:

It wasn’t perfect. A bit better than the first, though. Funny, Dune is the one I was considering giving four stars,

Unless you’ve somehow seen Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming Dune, or maybe Jodorowsky’s unmade one, I don’t understand.

I don’t understand why people hate Lynch’s film so much. The production looks great, the art design looks great, the music is great, the performances are great, the plot is great, and there are very few moments that it becomes hard to follow in. If I were to check out the workprint fanedit that’s out there somewhere, it would probably be even better.

Proabably because they haven’t watched the tv miniseries adaptation that looks like they raided the costumes left over from Flash Gordon? 😉
That whole production felt and looked cheap.

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#1195459
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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chyron8472 said:

TV’s Frink said:

What thread am I in?

Indeed.

SilverWook said:

I finally caved and got a smart phone this year, but I don’t trust it to do anything beyond simple web browsing. I won’t even log into the forum with it.

…Why do you have it then? It’s just a small tablet that makes phone calls, and a tablet is just a laptop with no built-in physical keyboard. It’s a computer. Why do you have a computer if you’re too scared to use it?

Your wifi will not reenable itself (from being disabled) by itself, but it will connect if it is enabled and detects a wifi SSID you’ve connected to before (if you told it to). If you got a notification about connecting to wifi, it was probably because the business’ guest access point has a confirmation page (ie. “I’m not a robot”) you need to access before it will let you use the wifi.

Also, if your friend had an app that appeared to boot on its own, I’d bet money he has location sharing turned on, and some app (like Google Now) popped up a relevant notification for whatever business you were in at the time. You can turn off location sharing for specific apps, or altogether, if you don’t want your phone to do that.

Well, if you really must know, my previous dumb phone started going bad on me, (poor reception, being unable to send texts) but at least it had a text keypad. (My LG is the emergency back up phone and texts are a pain in the ass.) There don’t seem to be any current models out there with the little blackberry style QWERTY keyboard anymore, and this new phone was relatively cheap and on sale. I resisted a smartphone this long because I suck at touchscreens and have to use a stylus just to type.

And I’m not scared to use it. I’m merely cautious. I don’t have to my banking on the darn thing or update my social media status every two minutes. I’m also staring at this site for too many hours a day as it is. 😉

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#1195357
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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It’s no razr, but ZTE actually makes a flip smart phone. I was lucky to find one locally.

I’ve had a couple people take notice when I’m using the touch screen and ask me where to get one.

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#1195348
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Last movie seen
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Between Top Secret and The Doors movie, why didn’t Val Kilmer have a recording career?

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#1195317
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Your Razr still works? Tracfone obsoleted my trusty decade old Motorola flip phone when all the 2G networks were being phased out. They sent me a free LG flipper as a replacement, but I can’t do the Captain Kirk communicator flip with it.

I finally caved and got a smart phone this year, but I don’t trust it to do anything beyond simple web browsing. I won’t even log into the forum with it. I also freaked out the other day when it seemingly turned it’s wi-fi on all by itself and connected when I was at a restaurant where I used wi-fi before. The person I was dining with had an app on his iPhone seemingly start up by itself at the same time.

Stuff like this could make me really paranoid.

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#1195314
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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Ryan-SWI said:

Spending years watching this site trash the prequels for “ruining” their beloved characters and mythos but then championing this film as some innovative landmark is the funniest thing I’ve seen all day, thank you.

AOTC pretty much ruined Watto for me. 😛