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darth_ender

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#1086069
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I'm Not Leaving
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TV’s Frink said:

I think I might leave, but only to get a sandwich.

Was this verified in the appropriate sandwich thread? For all I know, you ate a taco.

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#1086001
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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While it is obvious generalfrevious is very depressed, continuing to respond to his hyperbole only promotes further exaggeration. He is here only for attention. I do believe he needs help, but when we respond, we only strengthen his behaviors. The best bet is to leave him alone unless he wishes to engage in more rational discussion. I’d love to read that he has sought help, but I no longer will engage him until I see some effort on his end.

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#1085688
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Han Solo Movie ** <em>Spoilers</em> **
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SilverWook said:

Ron is a good solid choice. I don’t know if he’s the sort who has a “vision”, but he’s helmed plenty of complicated FX heavy films.

Maybe he can work in a real zero gravity sequence shot aboard the Vomit Comet as he did for Apollo 13.

I’ve always felt he’s a competent and underrated director. I enjoy A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Cinderella Man, and Willow for instance. In fact, his handling of Willow (yes, I know critics didn’t like it much, but I love it!) gives me confidence in his ability to handle a Star Wars movie.

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#1085687
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Ranking the Batman films
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TV’s Frink said:

I don’t understand the problem with changing the race of a fictional character. The race was made up to begin with.

This is true, but sometimes a person’s emotions can be invested in even the appearance of a character. It is not just about race and can be about something as simple as hair color. Heck, how many people complained about Jesse Eisenberg’s portrayal of Lex Luthor, and he was also white? Saying it was just his twitchy behavior doesn’t alone account for it, I don’t believe. He didn’t look the part, and even if he’d portrayed a much more sane version, he still would be difficult to accept as Lex. Similarly, if someone were to take Storm from X-men and make her white, it would be a massive challenge to accept the change. I can’t imagine anyone would be pleased with such a change.

That said, I do not believe changes are always difficult. Like I said, I thought Billy Dee Williams was a great Harvey Dent and really would have loved to see his Two Face. While Daredevil (2003) was not a great movie, I thought Michael Clarke Duncan was amazingly well suited to play The Kingpin.

It does not automatically make one racist to be invested in consistency in a character’s appearance across different media.

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#1085651
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Ranking the Batman films
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SilverWook said:

darth_ender said:

It is admittedly difficult to change the race of some characters, but really, Harvey Dent could have easily been played by Billy Dee Williams, and I would have enjoyed to see his take on the character. As was said, Tommy Lee Jones could have done a good job if he’d played him straight. Jones is a great actor. But I thought Williams could have really taken an interesting approach.

Uh, he did play Harvey Dent in the 1989 Batman movie?

It’s Two Face he was denied until the Lego Batman movie this year.

I off course knew that. I meant Harvey post-accident, but I should have written Two Face.

JEDIT: stupid autocorrect, and now I can’t fix it because it made it into the lurker names thread.

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#1085584
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Episode V: The Ridiculousness Strikes Back
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If you have Brian’s Song, there are some potentially useful lines for Lando.

From this exchange (found on IMDB, as I haven’t seen the movie for ages and can’t find the scene on YouTube):

Brian Piccolo: I said thank you.
Gale Sayers: I know.
Brian Piccolo: Well, usually when someone says thank you you’re supposed to say you’re welcome or How’s Your mother?
Gale Sayers: How’s your mother? ?
Brian Piccolo: She’s doin’ fine, thanks for asking.

You could pull the line, “How’s your mother?” when Han and the Gang arrive at Cloud City.

You could have Leia confess her love to Lando instead of Han, and Lando could respond, “I know.”

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#1085582
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Ranking the Batman films
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It is admittedly difficult to change the race of some characters, but really, Harvey Dent could have easily been played by Billy Dee Williams, and I would have enjoyed to see his take on the character. As was said, Tommy Lee Jones could have done a good job if he’d played him straight. Jones is a great actor. But I thought Williams could have really taken an interesting approach.

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#1085580
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The Place to Go for Emotional Support
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emanswfan said:

Just thought I’d take the time to quick post about just why my projects have all been so slow…I’ve had to deal with depression, anxiety, and now recently diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder for many years. I had left it so unchecked for so long, it was really wearing on me. It had gotten to the point I stopped doing much of any of my hobbies having lost motivation and struggling with panic and rapid mood swings.

Since the end of April, I’ve been in constant treatment and getting my life back around. I’ve had some serious suicide attempts, one of which landed me in the ICU.

I’m finally taking charge of my life for the better.

And also I’m now a transgender female, of which my family hates being the transphobics they are…so really feelin’ the love there. SIGH… So there’s much business and craziness in my personal life.

I’m so sorry for your difficulties. We’ve got your back! I’m glad you’ve gotten some help. Silly Star Wars projects can wait. Take care of you first! 😃

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#1085380
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Doomsday Thread
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While I understand you’re not happy, nobody here is going to change that. I’ve mentioned how I believe you have borderline personality disorder. Really, the only help you can get is in person with a therapist. I’m sorry you’re sad but none of us can help you.

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#1085131
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Episode IV: A Ridiculous Hope
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Insert Marty McFly’s line, “Silence, earthling! My name is Darth Vader. I am an extraterrestrial from the planet Vulcan,” at the point where Vader cuts Leia off when meeting her on Tantive IV. If course, you’d probably want to remove Leia’s line, “Darth Vader, only you could be so bold.”

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#1085101
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Insert SE alterations into other movies
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In Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indy chases off small group of bad guy swordsmen, then realizes that he has run into a much larger group and flees in terror, just like this change:

Oh, wait! 😉

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#1084590
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The Place to Go for Emotional Support
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Remember Warbler, everyone must die. But you and I believe that we will all live again. Let that give you peace. Hope you find some of that peace this Father’s Day.

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#1084307
Topic
Banned members
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The only surprise about that ban is that it took so long.

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#1084258
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Random Thoughts
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Tyrphanax said:

I lived in Canada for two years and the “eh” has worked its way deep into my vocabulary. It’s a bit annoying.

F you, eh!

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#1084055
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Ranking the Batman films
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Warbler said:

darth_ender said:

I’ve tried to like Batman Returns because I enjoy Batman '89 so much, but no matter which way I look at it, I can’t stomach it. Most offending is the horrid portrayal of Penguin. If people are going to get hung up on the accuracy of character portrayals, how can anyone find the transformation of that villain from the “Gentleman of Crime” to the disgusting DeVito representation as acceptable is beyond me. People get hung up on the realism of the Nolan trilogy whenever anything unrealistic happens, but Returns even violates the Burton suspension of disbelief on multiple occasions. Last time I watched it, I was determined to enjoy it. And I didn’t.

I agree

Soundtrack is great, though. Danny Elfman is my favorite movie composer, even above John Williams.

*rips up darth-ender’s Star Wars fan membership card and throws him out of the forum*

There is no better movie composer than John Williams.

In terms of technical skill, there is no doubt that John Williams is better. But Elfman has a way of evoking such powerful emotions, I can not help but love his work more.

Don’t get me wrong, I love John Williams. I just love Danny Elfman more.

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#1084053
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Ranking the Batman films
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TV’s Frink said:

Warbler said:

TV’s Frink said:

Ok.

Keep in mind I don’t read comic books and don’t care about superheroes. I just like Burton’s two Batman films on their own merits.

What merit(s) do you think Batman Returns has?

Most of them?

The characters are great, even The Penguin. The movie looks great. The score is great (one of the few I still listen to).

It’s not a perfect movie by any stretch but I really enjoy it.

How can I take your opinions on the Batman movies seriously when you’re…you?

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#1084052
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Ranking the Batman films
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Dek Rollins said:

TV’s Frink said:

Sorry, I don’t watch youtube video reviews.

What he posted isn’t even an actual review, it’s just CinemaSins. They list various nitpick problems for humorous effect, though they frequently list actual problems when the film is poorly made enough, like TDKR. I don’t think their videos on either Batman or Returns list any serious issues, probably because they’re both good movies.

How can I take your opinions on the Batman movies seriously when you hate Toy Story 2? 😉

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