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#1120324
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Next Movie Seen
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dahmage said:

joefavs said:

My MoviePass card finally arrived this week, so I’ll be going to the movies a whole lot more often. I plan on finally getting to It and rewatching Blade Runner 2049 soon.

I have a few friends who got those cards, has worked well for them. Sadly I rarely go to the movies, and love IMAX, so it is not a good fit for me.

See, the closest IMAX screen is something like 45 minutes away, and meanwhile I have two non-IMAX theaters within ten minutes of my house, so I’m an ideal candidate.

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#1120251
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Next Movie Seen
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My MoviePass card finally arrived this week, so I’ll be going to the movies a whole lot more often. I plan on finally getting to It and rewatching Blade Runner 2049 soon.

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#1119606
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What are you reading?
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I took a break from this . . .

. . . to read this . . .

. . . but before getting through that, I couldn’t stop myself from picking up this . . .

. . . so I’m sort of a mess at the moment, as far as reading goes. I feel like I ought to give Shirley Jackson priority in the run-up to Halloween, but I don’t want to let Flashman sit for too long, so I’ll probably read them in tandem. Given the nature of FaCPoV, I don’t feel too bad walking away from it for a while, but I’d like to have it at least mostly finished by the time Canto Bight comes out.

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#1117036
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Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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darthrush said:

I still am trying to piece together what madness might go down in the third act.

It almost seems foolhardy to even try at this point. Think of everything we know is in the movie that we didn’t see in the trailer. No Canto Bight. No Rose Tico. No Vice Admiral Holdo or DJ. I wouldn’t be surprised if we find out when we finally see the movie that almost all of the trailer footage was from the first act, like it was with TFA.

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#1116378
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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The same basic cable channels have been running marathons of Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, etc. every so often for years. I don’t think it’s “we’re losing the rights soon” so much as “eh, guess it’s time for another Star Wars marathon.” Also, I’m not sure how much Disney talks to TNT, but it wouldn’t surprise me if there was some coordination to drum up Star Wars excitement before the trailer drops tonight.

DuracellEnergizer said:

That article was written in 2015? I didn’t think TV was still shot on film.

I know Mad Men was. I’m not sure how widespread it’s been recently apart from that.

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#1116269
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Star Wars "Official" Canon Content Thread
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I feel like a curmudgeon saying so because I’ve seen a lot of folks citing it as one of their favorites, but I thought that Aunt Beru story in FaCPoV was fucking awful. Took me right out of it. The only saving grace was the fact that it was only three pages long. One clunker in the first nine stories is still an excellent ratio though. Here’s hoping this was the only hiccup.

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#1116150
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What do you LIKE about the EU?
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There are epubs available of pretty much everything from Legends. Most of the audiobooks are heavily abridged, though, which is a bummer.

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#1115455
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The Significance of British Accents in Star Wars
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It’s possible. I was about to chalk it up to her having been raised by Unkar Plutt, but I just remembered that she has the accent as a child in the flashback. It’s something they play so fast and loose with that everything has to be taken with an enormous grain of salt, but it’s kind of fun to think about.

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#1115250
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General Star Wars Video Game Thoughts
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I thought the old BFII had it set up so that you could play with OT or PT armies on any map (but not a mix), and you got the corresponding set of heroes depending on which era you were playing (i.e. Empire vs. Rebels on Kamino or Republic vs. Separatists on Hoth is fine, bout you couldn’t do Republic vs. Empire or Separatists vs. Rebels). Whether that’s how it used to be or not, that’s how I’d like it to be now.

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#1114102
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Star Wars "Official" Canon Content Thread
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IIRC, Jyn and Cassian are each supposed to be about 10 years younger than Jones and Luna are in real life. The only reason I can come up with for this is getting them to fit into the timeline as small children when the Empire rose.

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#1114045
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Star Wars "Official" Canon Content Thread
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I just started it, but the first story made me want to watch Rogue One, and now I’m watching Rogue One instead of reading. I’m at the destruction of Jedha and I’m starting to become more interested in the book than the movie again, though, so I’ll probably put a pin in the film and pick the book up again in the next few minutes.

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#1113727
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Make no mistake, I liked a lot of the soundtrack. The Guardians of the Whills suite is one of my favorite Star Wars pieces. I just think the title needed a burst of something classic.

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#1113562
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Star Wars &quot;Official&quot; Canon Content Thread
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That was the single biggest “no fucking way” moment I’ve had since the reboot.

Anyway, I finished Phasma two or three weeks ago but never actually said so in this thread. On the whole, it gets a thumbs up. I don’t have a ton of patience with the whole proud warrior race trope in general, so that whole aspect gets a little grating by the end, but there’s more than enough good stuff to balance it out. I’ve said it before, but it’s far and away the weirdest novel in the new canon thus far, which I count as an huge positive. It’s got much more of a 1960s/early 1970s sci-fi influence than I’m used to in my SW books, and it’s a welcome variation.

I’d planned to pick up the Leia book soon, but with A Certain Point of View out tomorrow I may go for that one first.

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#1112965
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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My issue with the logo shot was the music. I think they should have paired “ROGUE ONE” with a couple bars of either the main title or the Rebel fanfare. I know the idea was not to lean too heavily on the John Williams stuff, but I’ve seen too many TV parody episodes with royalty-free Star Wars-esque music. Kicking the film off with a new theme like that almost made it feel fake, if that makes any sense.

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#1111343
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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I was under the impression that both he and Rian didn’t shoot their films on 65mm purely for logistical reasons having to do with availability of equipment. If Trevorrow had everything lined up to shoot large format, I think Abrams will most likely take advantage of it.

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#1110827
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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I tried watching it when one of my college roommates bought the DVD and quit after the first disc. I remember being truly offended that a movie that cost half a billion dollars to make had such a lazy script.

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