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#1096353
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Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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Man, I really want to read these articles–but I made it through the first page of this EW story and thought to myself, “too many spoilers!”

I will likely cave at some point but man. When did marketing and spoilering become so hand-in-hand? Is this across all movies now? Am I just overthinking it because of Star Wars? Why am I asking you all of these questions?

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#1096184
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Random Thoughts
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darth_ender said:

LuckyGungan2001 said:

I’ve been binge watching the Goosebumps show (brilliance), and I can name at least one thing bad about the nineties:

I can: boy bands!

But boy bands gave us Max Martin, perhaps the greatest pop songwriter of all time! Most Top 40 hits from the past 20 years have had his handiwork in them.
I no longer have any idea how to do hyperlinks on this forum, so, here’s an old fashioned link to wikipedia on him https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Martin

Doesn’t make the music better, just a fun factoid I like throwing out there.

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#1094804
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35mm prints coming up for sale
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Colson said:

Man, I would love to watch an open matte version of The Godfather. Since I definitely can’t afford the print, I’ll ask this: was there an open matte DVD?

This might be too old to bother responding to but I wanted to let you know that VHS editions are open-matte!

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#1094473
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Denoise, Regrain And CC of ESB Grindhouse
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Hey folks–hate to be a bother, but I am wondering if v2 has yet to have a public release! Went to the internal organ and had no luck finding it there. Please PM me if it’s available. Thanks in advance.

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#1093184
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Drugs, ranked
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I’ve found in states where pot is illegal, it’s often sativa people have. To most it doesn’t make a noticeable difference, but since I’ve been a patient in CA (+2 years) I’ve become strictly indica. Sativa leaves me anxious days after I’ve smoked it. I can handle the anxiety with the high, but the few days after leave it harder for me to deal with daily stresses - and noticeably more of a space cadet.

Possessed if you can manage I’d recommend sticking to indica if you’re having hard times with pot.

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#1093161
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[fill in the blank] Just Died!
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TV’s Frink said:

bkev said:

Iconic voiceover artist June Foray, just shy of her 100th birthday, passed today.

Rest in Peace to the woman behind Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Witch Hazel, Granny, and so many other iconic voices. What a career she had. I would have loved to shake her hand and thank her for the years of endless entertainment.

You might be interested in the post directly preceding yours.

Oops. I know I checked the thread to make sure I wasn’t a repeat, but I guess not well enough.
My point stands though nowhere near as well articulated as FF.

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#1093130
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[fill in the blank] Just Died!
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Iconic voiceover artist June Foray, just shy of her 100th birthday, passed today.

Rest in Peace to the woman behind Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Witch Hazel, Granny, and so many other iconic voices. What a career she had. I would have loved to shake her hand and thank her for the years of endless entertainment.

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#1091903
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All Things Star Trek
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Know the thread’s moved into Discovery territory again but wanted to comment on the recent DS9 talk. I’m a little surprised to see people not be fans of Dukat’s S7 antics. He clearly had a Savior complex, and it seemed logical for him to take the recent Bajoran strife as a personal opportunity. It’s obvious he’s not 100% back to normal, especially given how mad he goes in “Waltz” again.

I admit him disguising himself as Bajoran is is a bit of a stretch, but the rest of the plotline makes up for it. I loved seeing him manipulate a certain Kai.

Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion of course, but of all the sloppiness there is in S7, Dukat is not where my complaints lie.

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#1087720
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When Did The Star Wars Prequels Become Cool?
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Thought dump about this topic because I’ve wanted to post here since the first page but never got around to it. Rambles a bit.

Personal feelings explained first. I’ve been on OT.com a long time now, and have made no secret of the fact that I don’t care for the prequels as films. However, what I also make no secret of is how I’m fond of many of the designs. The ships, the planets, the world they build all have that Star Wars-y feel to me. Don’t care for the films, but they still give me some of that familiar feeling of a Galaxy Far, Far Away I love so much about the better movies. Even with all the fake politics, there’s something magical about it. They are a piece of my heart/childhood/etc. in a way that I imagine everyone here feels for the OT.

I think there’s a lot of people out there who take that feeling of “it’s Star Wars” I can still get from movies I don’t enjoy a lot farther than I do. For some people, any new Star Wars is great… even the prequels. Working with kids I can tell you if they enjoyed the series at all, they knew 1-6, even if they preferred one set of movies over the other.

Some people liked Rogue One, I didn’t, but that’s cool! Star Wars means so many different things to so many people. That’s part of what makes it so large a universe, it’s not just the planets, it’s that people in our world connect to each other through their love of this Galaxy. This and many other online communities with long-term members attest to that.

As for the article in question that started this thread? Eh. I think it’s overstating its points but there’s some that’s valid. There’s a point in the article about how if the PT isn’t the absolute last of the story, it stings less. There’s no desire for me to reevaluate them as they go on to suggest, but I vibe with that. Knowing I’ll have more Star Wars does kind of make the prequels leave a less distasteful feeling, if only because there’s more to come.
But overall it’s just a piece of clicbait on ScreenRant, not a super serious piece of journalism. The author obviously put some thought into it, but it serves a purpose. Clicks and reads. They knew that when they wrote it, too. It’s a job (and I know a few people who are quite damn good at it actually!)

Don’t put too much stock into it, but also remember, this is a bubble. There’ve always been lots of people who loved the prequels even back then.

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#1085916
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Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features
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I think we may be confusing compression for grain and detail here with the 2008 release. To my knowledge and memory, that’s when the restoration occurred–it’s when they did brief theatrical re-releases of the movie, and when it was first released on Blu.

But yes, the 2002 DVD is pre-modern restoration. I imagine it matches whatever work they did in the 90s to their catalogue, though.

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#1081618
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The Force Awakens: Official Review Thread - ** SPOILERS **
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On top of the no image-only posts rule, we ought to consider a no one-word only post rule. It’s similar in lack of content and general snarky attitude (granted, snark that might be deserved, but a slog to read through nonetheless.)

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#1081617
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How Does Princess Leia Remember Her Mother in Return of the Jedi?
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I like to think if I ABSOLUTELY had to give an in-universe reason, it’s down to the fact that Leia is Force-sensitive and can remember the strong emotions her mother experienced during childbirth etc. It’s a flimsy excuse, but no weirder than that Newtype stuff I love in Mobile Suit Gundam.

Out-of-universe has already been covered, lazy scriptwriting.

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#1080365
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Banned members
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Wait, DS was lying about what he said about his daughter?

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#1078997
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If you could only remove one SE change...?
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Absolutely “Nnnoooooooo!” In a movie that lacks much subtlety, the quiet moment is missed.

Honestly, everything else–if I really had to–I could live with. I even get a good laugh out of how bad the new Krayt Dragon sound is.

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