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#1085186
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Ranking the Batman films
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Warbler said:

ray_afraid said:

I think all of the Batman movies are stupid. But, Returns ends with Face to Face by Siouxsie and the Banshees and Forever ends with Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me by U2, so those are the best ones.

???

Not sure what you’re questioning…
Those songs are in those movies which means those movies have at least one good thing about them and that’s one more good thing than any of the others have.

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#1085184
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Last Album Listened To
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Lord Haseo said:

ray_afraid said:

oojason said:
Hopefully going to see them soon in concert in Manchester, where they are performing with The Selecter 😃 - http://www.thebeatofficial.com/tour/

That would be so great! I’m full of jealousy!

Lord Haseo said:

Sougouk said:

Lord Haseo said:

Gorillaz - Humanz

How’s the newest album? Does it sound like previous ones?

It’s in the same light but the album has a lot more features and that is the biggest difference between this and Demon Days. Musically at its core it’s still Gorillaz though not as refined and consistent as they once were. Hopefully Humanz grows on me more as I live with the album.

More Ft.'s than Plastic Beach?!

Humanz has 20 tracks and out of that number there are 13 songs with features

Plastic Beach has 16 but only has 10 songs with features

Ratio is about the same from what I can tell in my current state. I didn’t include the Deluxe Edition since all the songs have features besides the interlude.

So many Ft.'s is a turn-off to me. I want and album by Gorillaz. Not and album by Gorillaz and a buncha other people. I’ll still check it out though.

the ST album is still my favorite, with DD coming in at a close second. Haven’t cared so much for the rest, but each album has had a few good tracks.

I almost forgot they had other albums which is funny considering I heard at least a few songs from their first LP while growing up.

Ooh, you should give it a spin. Not a bad tune on there. Quite different than everything that followed though. Much more eclectic.
They’ve released instrumental versions of every album so far. I recommend 'em to any and all Gorillaz fans. Plastic Beach is a much more enjoyable album with no vocals.

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#1085161
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Last Album Listened To
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oojason said:
Hopefully going to see them soon in concert in Manchester, where they are performing with The Selecter 😃 - http://www.thebeatofficial.com/tour/

That would be so great! I’m full of jealousy!

Lord Haseo said:

Sougouk said:

Lord Haseo said:

Gorillaz - Humanz

How’s the newest album? Does it sound like previous ones?

It’s in the same light but the album has a lot more features and that is the biggest difference between this and Demon Days. Musically at its core it’s still Gorillaz though not as refined and consistent as they once were. Hopefully Humanz grows on me more as I live with the album.

More Ft.'s than Plastic Beach?!
the ST album is still my favorite, with DD coming in at a close second. Haven’t cared so much for the rest, but each album has had a few good tracks.

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#1084139
Topic
Ranking the Batman films
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I think all of the Batman movies are stupid. But, Returns ends with Face to Face by Siouxsie and the Banshees and Forever ends with Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me by U2, so those are the best ones.

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#1084134
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Last movie seen
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Handman said:

Some Like It Hot (1959) - Neither my favorite Marilyn Monroe film (that’s The Misfits) nor my favorite Jack Lemmon film (that’s The Odd Couple), but certainly my favorite Tony Curtis film.

I agree with and endorse all of this.

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#1084130
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Random Thoughts
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I’ll give the Canadians this: Ending a statement with “Eh?” is a fantastic conversation device.
I mean, you could say to someone outside the venue: “Wow! That was a great show!” and that’d be the end of it. BUT, if you say “Wow! That was a great show, eh!?”, they have to respond, or be an asshole. I met a buncha Canadians at a music festival in 2000 and have used this device ever since.

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#1083664
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Random thought on this subject:
I deal with and converse with many many people all day everyday. All ages, all types. Finding out that the person I’m talking with is a Star Wars fan is rarely a surprise and it comes up in conversations fairly often.
However, I NEVER come across anybody who knows what I’m talking about when I bring up the OUT/SE issue. And even after explaining my stance most don’t seem to care AT ALL. At most they find it interesting that I’m so passionate about this subject. Usually they just find my stance on it “eccentric” like the rest of my interests.

I really don’t think there’s much public interest in a restored OT. Harmy’s editions have rallied the faithful, but I think it’s easy to forget how outnumbered we are. Even people who grew up with the originals (and even people who were adults in 1977) are all too willing to believe that the latest thing offered is the best and renders the other versions “outdated”.
Your average person isn’t interested in “cultural history” or “good movies”.

Having said all that, I think fan-made restorations are the only way we will ever get the OUT and I’m just so damned happy that people with the time and skills are creating versions I can watch and love.

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#1083285
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Random Thoughts
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Nickleback has a new album out. It’s time to light the Earth on fire. Leave nothing unscathed.

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#1083284
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Anchorhead said:

ray_afraid said:

Anchorhead said:

Oh, and for the record, I’ve partied with D O double G. With God as my witness. It was one for the books.

Woah! I need to hear this story…

I’ll say only this. It happened, it was a closed exclusive, and it was one of the more memorable evenings of my life. I mean, one of the more memorable near all-nighters. 😉

Nice!

Now, on an on-topic note: If the board will forgive a momentary lapse in my Summer Of Rogue, in light of this week’s very sad news this Sunday evening viewing will be the 1966 Batman film. A moment to pay homage to my boyhood hero, my lifetime ethical guide, and my lifetime moral compass. That show and that character have been an enormous part of my life and remain so to this day. For tonight’s viewing…

We watched many episodes of the TV show last night. Even with the sad news heavy in the air, that show is just endlessly entertaining.

I still haven’t seen R1 since my one time at the theater. I’ve almost bought it well over a dozen times. I’ve now decided to wait a year from my only viewing of it to see it again.

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#1083150
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Last movie seen
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That doesn’t make you sightly crazy. It pushes you all the way.

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