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SilverWook

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#1057496
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All Things Star Trek
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The version of Insurrection I saw on the SciFi channel a few months back looked like a wax museum!

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#1057465
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Jeebus said:

DominicCobb said:

Jeebus said:

DominicCobb said:

Jeebus said:

TV’s Frink said:

http://jezebel.com/cool-tim-allen-compared-being-a-conservative-in-hollyw-1793429326

Tim Allen, a rather irrelevant actor, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week, where he bemoaned the tribulations suffered by conservatives in Hollywood. “You gotta be real careful around here,” he told Kimmel. “You get beat up if you don’t believe what everybody else believes. This is like ‘30s Germany.”

Nope! Not even close!

He was obviously not serious.

He’s a comedian, it was a joke, and the audience laughed with him because it was obviously a joke.

He was joking? No way!

Doesn’t change the stupidity of what he said. Not that I honestly care, but come on Tim.

It’s just strange to me to call a comment, that was intended to be a comedic exaggeration, stupid.

Exaggeration does not equal comedy. The sooner people learn this the better, it’s one of the big problems with dumb shits on the internet right now.

Comedy is perhaps the most subjective thing in the world, and there are plenty that disagree with you. What comedy is is not for you or I to decide.

Which explains all the horrid parody movies of the past 17 years. 😉

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#1057429
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Last movie seen
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I almost never see anyone in the handicapped seats let alone a wheelchair. The theater I usually go to has some unmarked seats in the same row, and it’s a good spot if you don’t mind being a bit closer to the screen. (And you don’t have to climb over people if nature calls.) Although I sometimes worry someone in the elevated row just behind is going to put their feet up on the railing, and get shoeprints on my head. 😉

Older theaters I recall always had handicapped areas way in the back.

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#1057424
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Last movie seen
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The Disney accountants tallied up all the box office loot…

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#1057412
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Last movie seen
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Alderaan said:

SilverWook said:

Bet the owners of that drive in that refused to show the movie are kicking themselves now. 😉

What was the story behind that?

Word got around about LeFou’s alleged “gay moment” in the film, and the new conservative owners of that drive in freaked out sight unseen. (Russia contemplated a ban, but slapped a rating on it that will keep the impressionable tiny tots away.) The drive in pulled their facebook down, but apparently they were still going to show the latest Pirates Of The Caribbean flick, a franchise to date that’s been chock full of curses, black magic, the undead, and cross dressing buccaneers. All perfectly acceptable christian family entertainment. 😉

Nobody had a problem with Belle falling for a guy who looks like a bison on two legs, then or now.

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#1057405
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Last movie seen
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Disney was definitely banking on people who saw the original taking their kids to see this version. $170 million has got to be a record for this time of year.

Bet the owners of that drive in that refused to show the movie are kicking themselves now. 😉

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#1057292
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Random Thoughts
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I used S-VHS extensively back in college. It beat the pants off of U-Matic. More than a few forum members have at least one S-VHS deck around for videotape preservations.

S-VHS straddled the world between consumers who wanted better video quality for their home video projects, and low end broadcast. The broadcast end competed mostly with Sony’s venerable U-matic format, which was the backbone of many a small cable company or college. One low power tv station near me, (now long gone) was new enough in the early 90’s, they were S-VHS from the ground up. I rented their editing suite once.

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#1057269
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Last movie seen
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Alderaan said:

Saw Beauty and the Beast (2017) last night:

Animation and production quality was outstanding. Film looked beautiful, although the interesting shots were all CGI, and nothing great from the camera work otherwise. There were even some moments when the camera panned around that everything went out of focus for an extended amount of time. We watched just a normal showing, maybe that stuff wasn’t a problem in the 3D or IMAX shows, I don’t know.

Biggest problem with this movie was the miscasting of the lead actress. Emma Watson never owned the role and I spent the first half hour pining for someone like Julie Andrews. There was no love or charm emanating from her persona, no connection between her and her father, none between her and the beast, and she was even entirely unconvincing and moribund in feigning her contempt for the boorish Gaston. The framing of the story also missed the mark, in my opinion, as there was no need to show the prince before he turned into a beast, nor any need to show the servants in the same way. Those early intrusions sapped energy from the story’s pathos, but maybe it was the same way in the original cartoon, I really don’t remember.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbL_KjOBHe8

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#1057268
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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TV’s Frink said:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.mic.com/articles/amp/171536/waiter-asked-latina-women-for-proof-of-residency-before-taking-their-order?espv=

A waiter at a Southern California restaurant has been fired after asking a group of Latina women to provide “proof of residency” before taking their drink order, the Washington Post reported Sunday.

As some people on twitter are still screaming boycott, I guess firing the guy and apologizing wasn’t enough.

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#1057133
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Random Thoughts
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IIRC, there was a VCR in the late 80’s/early 90’s that revisited the dials idea to make digital programming and clock setting easier. Can’t recall who made it though.

Sony also made VHS decks in the end. A dark day in the view of die hard Beta fans. Beta’s industrial broadcast cousin Betacam became an industry standard though.

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