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#1068135
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Star Wars at box office
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I’m sure Disney accountants are wiping their tears with all the money Rogue One made. 😉

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#1068127
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Star Wars at box office
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Take any non Star Wars movie rants/discussion to off topic. Failure to comply will result in this thread being locked.

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#1068122
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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He’s never going to be on a mainstream media outlet again. Sure, he can go to the back alleys of talk radio, where sponsors have lower standards, (and those who furiously do their taxes to his rants will be content) but it’s a huge loss of status. That rotund pill vacuum only managed four years on tv, O’Reilly had a 21 year run.

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#1068117
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Samurai Jack
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I only seem to be able to catch the Wednesday repeats. Just when I was thinking about Jack’s Scottish pal, he turns up! (Did he ever have a given name?) I don’t know what was cooler, his army of daughters, or the machine gun leg. And wow, if that’s what Aku is capable of when he’s in a funk, imagine the carnage when he’s in a good mood!

As dark as this season has been so far, (especially with Jack’s internal battles with doubt and despair) it’s nice to see Jack still instills hope in people, and at least one old ally is actively searching for him. And he’s won over a new one who’s good in a fight.
Is the dark armored figure on horseback another personal demon, or is he real?

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#1068106
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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Obi Wan seemed to understand his Artoo unit in the prequels. You’d think Luke would have picked up something working with droids on the farm, but we never saw any other Artoo units there onscreen.

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#1068094
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Star Wars at box office
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Most of the international gross came from China. I think it was mentioned last year the previous Star Wars films never played theatrically there, (at least not the OT) so there wasn’t the recognition factor with movie goers. Big dumb car movies translate better I guess?

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#1067970
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Random Thoughts
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Some people upgrade so often, you might be able to assemble a system piecemeal buying used components on Ebay. People upgrading to 4K have to get new receivers capable of passing the newfangled color information, so slightly older models capable of 7.1 and HD audio formats can probably be had for a lot less these days.
Thank goodness they’ve never made speaker connectors obsolete. I’m still rocking the same speakers I’ve owned since 1994. 😃

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#1067869
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Introducing Star Wars to young children
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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

Honestly, there’s nothing in the OT that I would shy away from showing a 5 year-old kid. It’s not like they show them burning alive.

Don’t give George any new ideas! 😉

Seriously though, I have to give him points for only showing it long enough to register, and not lingering on it. It would be a few more years before we could freeze frame it.

One wonders what nightmares we all would have had if Walrusman lost more than an arm as originally planned!
http://www.revengeofthe5th.net/2017/03/ponda-baba-almost-lost-his-head.html

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#1067865
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Introducing Star Wars to young children
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Mocata said:

Well then it’s time to put that to the test and throw the 6 year olds in the deep end 😛

What I mean is horror is too broad a genre to only think of it only in terms of blood and guts. A psychological horror film could also give a kid the screaming meemies, without so much as showing a single severed head. 😉
The imagination fills in a lot of gaps if the filmmakers do it right.

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#1067805
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Introducing Star Wars to young children
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Just goes to show how mileage will vary with kids on what’s scary/upsetting or not. The only thing in the OT that phased me as a kid was the shot of the Taun Taun guts popping out. That shot still kind of squicks me to this day.
I think I had already seen some WWII documentaries on PBS back in '77, so the Lar’s family cookout was not as shocking as it might have been otherwise.
For all the overblown controversy over violence in Star Wars when it came out, it was pretty tame compared to what one could get away with in PG rated film back then. I nearly tossed my cookies during Jaws. 😉

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#1067750
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Alderaan said:

Bill O’Reilly was the worst. Except maybe Hannity. If Hannity and Maddow could get caught up in some scandal together and both get fired, the world would truly be a better place.

Wouldn’t that be like mixing matter and anti matter? Hell, if they were even in the same room, that could rip the very fabric of space and time!
Bad enough we’re living in the alternate 1985 timeline as it is. 😉

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