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#1155557
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SilverWook said:

That would be like calling Jabberwocky a Python film. (It has been advertised as such in the past.) Terry Gilliam’s 1984 would be more precise.

I was going to say that, but then thought he may ask who Terry Gilliam is, so I figured this way would be easier for all parties, if a bit less apt a description.

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#1155187
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Random Thoughts
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Warbler said:

suspiciouscoffee said:

Sometime in the future, a new user joins named ana. ana is a troll with ties to violent gang-related business in the outside world, and seems to be attempting to recruit members from this site into his gang for some reason. It is generally agreed that he should be removed. The moderator gang of the site declares war. The mods banned ana.

Your point being?

  1. truly random thoughts may be pointless

TV’s Frink said:

Long read but worth it for the ending.

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#1155172
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Random Thoughts
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Sometime in the future, a new user joins named ana. ana is a troll with ties to violent gang-related business in the outside world, and seems to be attempting to recruit members from this site into his gang for some reason. It is generally agreed that he should be removed. The moderator gang of the site declares war. The mods banned ana.

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#1155093
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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liamnotneeson said:

SilverWook said:

ZkinandBonez said:

Tobar said:

Someone was able to get the character names off those Lego sets.

Han Solo (Imperial Disquise) & Tobias Beckett (Imperial Disquise)

This could end up being a funny little nod to ANH. Was it ever established who’s idea it was to disguise themselves as stormtroopers? I always got the idea that it was Han’s idea.

Also, wasn’t Rey originally supposed to be called Kira? I guess Qi-Ra (Emilia Clarke’s character) is meant to be a nod to that.

Is Han’s short career as an Imperial officer is still canon?

Nope, all of the EU is gone

Except Thrawn, Chewie’s wife, Hammerhead cruisers, nearly every EU planet (at least in name), Imperial Inquisitors, Sith Holocrons, the droid from the Disney Star Tours ride, and a whole lot of other things.

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#1154747
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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DominicCobb said:

suspiciouscoffee said:

I can’t wait for a year and a half of people complaining about how they “ruin” the Kessel Run or something.

Can’t show the Kessel Run without someone complaining that either A) they used parsecs as a unit of time or B) they didn’t use parsecs as a unit of time.

I for one don’t give a shit.

Which leaves the only thing to do as that EU black hole slingshot race or whatever.

Yeah, I don’t care either.

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#1154138
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How do you sort your movies?
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CatBus said:

TV’s Frink said:

CatBus said:

suspiciouscoffee said:

TV’s Frink said:

joefavs said:

CatBus said:

joefavs said:

Bond films are under “J” for James Bond

I twitched, I’ll admit it.

I’m not happy with it either, but I can’t find an alternative I like. Putting them at the beginning for “007” feels aesthetically off and “B” for Bond isn’t really any different than J.

That doesn’t make sense to me. If someone comes up to me and says they love James movies, I have no idea what they’re talking about.

So if you have Forrest Gump, you put it at ‘G’ for Gump, Forrest?

If the name of the film was James Bond, I’d file it under “J” too (if I filed alphabetically). Similarly, if they were all “James Bond and the…” a la Harry Potter. But it’s the name of a central character in a series of films that don’t have that character’s name in the film titles, so it’s lastname, firstname. Forrest Gump goes under “F”.

This goes back to my record store days. Jethro Tull and Bob Dylan are both fictional names. But Jethro Tull goes under “J” and Bob Dylan goes under “D” because Bob Dylan is a pseudonym for a particular person, whereas Jethro Tull is a name for the entire band.

You’re overthinking it. Like, a lot.

Sorry, I was paid for doing this some time ago. Not, you know, a lot… but paid nonetheless. The OCD sticks.

We were open til midnight. Some guy came in and spent a lot of time by our cassettes. We didn’t take much notice because cassettes were this weird pre-CD holdover without the hipster cred of the vinyl, off in a corner. By the time we went to check on him, we discovered that he had reorganized our cassette section by the color of the spine.

Oh yeah, and Courtney Love came in one time. That was awkward.

If I had enough movies and time, I’d rearrange my collection to make a gradient, take a picture, and then put it all back.

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#1154115
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How do you sort your movies?
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joefavs said:

I justified the Bond thing in my head by arbitrarily deciding that the series was called “James Bond, 007”.

suspiciouscoffee said:

joefavs said:

suspiciouscoffee said:

joefavs said:

I’ve got all of my Criterion discs on their own shelf organized by spine number.

How many Criterion titles do you have? I have 7 (well, 9 because one’s a trilogy set), which I didn’t feel was enough to justify segregating them from the rest of my movies.

I’ve got 22. I only decided to put them on their own shelf about a month ago when the six I ordered from that Barnes & Noble sale arrived.

Wow. Does that cover multiple formats or is it all Blu-Ray like mine?

There are a few DVDs in there, but most are blu-rays. A lot of them are things I owned on regular non-Criterion dvd and then bought the Criterion version when I upgraded to blu-ray. Here’s the list, because why not.

no 18. The Naked Kiss - Samuel Fuller
no 37. Time Bandits - Terry Gilliam
no 65. Rushmore - Wes Anderson
no 116. The Hidden Fortress - Akira Kurosawa
no 140. 8 1/2 - Federico Fellini
no 157. The Royal Tenenbaums - Wes Anderson
no 174. Band of Outsiders - Jean-Luc Godard
no 238. A Woman is a Woman - Jean-Luc Godard (DVD)
no 260. Eyes Without a Face - Georges Franju
no 267. Kagemusha - Akira Kurosawa
no 300. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou - Wes Anderson
no 408. Breathless - Jean-Luc Godard
no 421. Pierrot le Fou - Jean-Luc Godard (DVD)
no 452. The Spy Who Came In From The Cold - Martin Ritt
no 481. Made In U.S.A. - Jean-Luc Godard (DVD)
no 540. The Darjeeling Limited - Wes Anderson
no 594. Godzilla - Ishiro Honda
no 700. Fantastic Mr. Fox - Wes Anderson
no 711. A Hard Day’s Night - Richard Lester
no 733. La Dolce Vita - Federico Fellini
no 800. The Graduate - Mike Nichols
no 821. Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb - Stanley Kubrick

Cool. I’ve got:

no 51. Brazil - Terry Gillam*
no 116. The Hidden Fortress - Akira Kurosawa*
no 164. Solaris - Andrei Tarkovsky
no 397. Ivan’s Childhood - Andrei Tarkovsky
no 639. The Qatsi Trilogy
• no 640. Koyaanisqatsi - Godfrey Reggio
• no 641. Powaqqatsi - Godfrey Reggio
• no 642. Naqoyqatsi - Godfrey Reggio
no 821. Dr. Stranglove, Or:… - Stanley Kubrick
no 888. Stalker - Andrei Tarkovsky

(asterisk denotes films I got as very recently and haven’t had time to watch yet)

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#1154095
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How do you sort your movies?
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TV’s Frink said:

joefavs said:

CatBus said:

joefavs said:

Bond films are under “J” for James Bond

I twitched, I’ll admit it.

I’m not happy with it either, but I can’t find an alternative I like. Putting them at the beginning for “007” feels aesthetically off and “B” for Bond isn’t really any different than J.

That doesn’t make sense to me. If someone comes up to me and says they love James movies, I have no idea what they’re talking about.

So if you have Forrest Gump, you put it at ‘G’ for Gump, Forrest?

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#1154090
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How do you sort your movies?
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joefavs said:

suspiciouscoffee said:

joefavs said:

I’ve got all of my Criterion discs on their own shelf organized by spine number.

How many Criterion titles do you have? I have 7 (well, 9 because one’s a trilogy set), which I didn’t feel was enough to justify segregating them from the rest of my movies.

I’ve got 22. I only decided to put them on their own shelf about a month ago when the six I ordered from that Barnes & Noble sale arrived.

Wow. Does that cover multiple formats or is it all Blu-Ray like mine?

DominicCobb said:

joefavs said:

suspiciouscoffee said:

joefavs said:

I’ve got all of my Criterion discs on their own shelf organized by spine number.

How many Criterion titles do you have? I have 7 (well, 9 because one’s a trilogy set), which I didn’t feel was enough to justify segregating them from the rest of my movies.

I’ve got 22. I only decided to put them on their own shelf about a month ago when the six I ordered from that Barnes & Noble sale arrived.

Damn I’m slacking with 5 (or 6 if you count The Rock). There’s a lot that I want to get though.

Does it say Criterion Collection (and isn’t a bootleg or something)? If you answered yes, it counts.

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#1154057
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Last movie seen
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Would The Last Starfighter count as a Star Wars knockoff? I’ve heard some people say it is, but I don’t think it’s quite derivative enough to be called one.

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#1154052
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How do you sort your movies?
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joefavs said:

I’ve got all of my Criterion discs on their own shelf organized by spine number.

How many Criterion titles do you have? I have 7 (well, 9 because one’s a trilogy set), which I didn’t feel was enough to justify segregating them from the rest of my movies.

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#1153753
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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One Christmas gift I recieved is the DVD set of ST:DS9. I would b*tch about the fact that it isn’t ever going to be on Blu-Ray, but that’s all been said before by others. My issue is that the newest complete series release has a typo in the S1 episode list, which refers to one episode as “THE FORSAK EN”. Also, the S4-6 case is broken almost in half, but I guess I can just tape that together.

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#1153653
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How do you sort your movies?
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Cool. I like the thought processes that go into this.

I sorth them the correct way, however: alphabetical by gaffer.

Just kidding. For my movies, I currently seperate Blus from DVDs and have them in seperate drawers, alphabetized by title (Star Wars Blus in S but in timeline order starting with R1). My TV series sets are a bit of a mess, though. They’re in the drawer with the DVDs, so I have my Star Wars: Rebels Blu-Rays next to my OT Despecialized DVDs, for example. My Criterion Blus are mixed in with the rest of my movies, but as I collect more of them, I may seperate them.

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#1153632
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How do you sort your movies?
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I’m curious to see what everyone here does with their discs and tapes. Do you alphabetize them by title? What do you do about series? Do you seperate your collections by format (DVDs in one place, Blu-Rays in another)? If you have Criterion discs, do you seperate them from the rest of your collection? What about TV series collections?

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