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Are you sure it's the original version? The differences can be subtle if you haven't seen both cuts.

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Where were you in '77?

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I thought 'In The Beginning' was totally freakin' awesome when I saw back in the day (Still holds up now).

The Lucas reference is an interesting one in that it's a prequel that doesn't depicts events we've already been told about. But the difference is that the B5 prequel was action packed, exciting, emotional and was actually better than what I'd imagined these events to be like.

As for continuity Straczynski had a huge 5 season arc TV show with flashbacks, future visions and time-travel combined with lead actors leaving and the Network f*ckin' with it. That it has as solid continuity as it does is to be marvelled at. Lucas had a mere 3 films, that he had total ceative control of and he still ballsed it all up.

Something with speeches written like this has to be good...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeNBJ5o-b7s

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SilverWook said:

Are you sure it's the original version? The differences can be subtle if you haven't seen both cuts.

 Yeah it was.  Scenes were missing,different takes were used, and it had a completely different score.

Now granted I got it more then two years ago so maybe it is not up there any more but it was on iTunes.

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They must have grabbed the wrong tape from the vault. ;)

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There is always that chance since it wasn't listed as the broadcast version just The Gathering.  The only reason I knew it was a different cut then what I had on DvD was because I noticed it's runtime was shorter.

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Ryan McAvoy said:

I thought 'In The Beginning' was totally freakin' awesome when I saw back in the day (Still holds up now).

The Lucas reference is an interesting one in that it's a prequel that doesn't depicts events we've already been told about. But the difference is that the B5 prequel was action packed, exciting, emotional and was actually better than what I'd imagined these events to be like.

Yeah, but like I said, it's mostly footage recycled from the series. Take out Sheridan, G'Kar, and Franklin's universe-shrinking secret mission, and you're essentially left with a feature-length clipshow.

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Come to think of it, BSG did something kind of similar with The Plan.

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Adventureland (2009)

I suspect if I were in my early 20's instead of early 40's I would have enjoyed this more. It wasn't bad by any stretch, it just felt a bit by-the-numbers. Eisenberg and Stewart were well cast, both feel like real people rather than actors. But I didn't buy Ryan Reynolds one bit, especially that he would be involved with Stewart the way he was. Hader and Wiig had the best parts of the movie.

5.5 Games Games Games out of 8 Rides Rides Rides.

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The Brass Teapot (2012)

Surprisingly fun movie about a teapot that dispenses cash in exchange for pain. Apparently reviews are pretty poor (26% rating on RT per Wiki) but I enjoyed it, even if it was a bit formulaic and predictable. Fun/random supporting roles by Rory from Gilmore Girls, Maeby from Arrested Development, Mike Yanagita from Fargo, and a guy who I swore was Seth Meyers but apparently wasn't. But the most surprising bit of casting was the male lead, Michael Angarano, who it turns out was one of the finalists for little Anakin Skywalker. Just more proof that George made the wrong call. *sigh*

Six Hasidic Jews out of eight.

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The Hand (1981)

While I enjoyed this movie (Michael Caine was just objectively awesome, and no one can prove otherwise.), I wasn't all that impressed by the ending. IMO, it should have been left ambiguous as to whether Caine's dismembered hand was really going around killing people or if it was all in his head; choosing to go with a concrete explanation smothered a lot of the film's magic for me.

7/10

A Movie (1958)

I like the concept of the collage film, but there should to be something more to it than just splicing disparate pieces of film together, dubbing some music over it, and running it through a projecter. Except for the bit where a submarine nukes a scantily clad woman resulting in a shockwave which tosses surfers to and fro about the ocean, I just didn't find much of this short to have any real entertainment value or artistic merit.

6/10

Very Nice, Very Nice (1961) -- 7/10

21-87 (1964) -- 6/10

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Though I'm loath to admit it, this movie doesn't engage me nearly as much as it used to. I suppose that can be explained by the fact that I'm more interested in the Buffalo Bill/Jame Gumb character than I am in Hannibal Lector's, so when that long sequence of Lector escaping the authorities comes into play, it feels to me like filler that slows the momentum of the storyline down to a crawl, causing me to lose too much of my interest in the proceedings of the movie.

There's no doubt, though, that SOTL is still a well-crafted movie regardless of any lacking rapport I may have with the latter portion of the story.

7/10

Tales from the Gimli Hospital (1988)

I've wanted to see this film for years. Now that I finally have, I'm happy to say I wasn't disappointed. While it does drag a bit towards the end, it isn't enough to seriously damper my enthusiasm for the rest of the movie.

I definately recommend it to anyone who likes non-linear, surrealist/expressionist films (ie. not Frink ;-)).

9/10

Fargo (1996)

The quality of this film speaks for itself.

8/10

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I watched the 2014 Godzilla yet again. This movie perplexes me. While calling it "terrible" would be inaccurate and illogical, for some reason I just really dislike the film. Other than the effects, I find everything else completely lackluster. While I'm not exactly a Godzilla fan, is there something I'm missing?

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It probably doesn't have the goofy charm of the Toho films. Ferris Bueller Vs. Godzilla was sure lacking in it. ;)

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It took the foul taste of the 98 Godzilla out of my mouth.  It captured the feel of the very early film very well in that it treated the monsters as a force of nature and it was more about how they effected people then seeing them fight. I can see why other people may not like it but unlike the 98 film Godzilla was in character and it felt like a Godzilla film so I loved it.

It seems Toho has released the right to some of the other classic monsters to Warner Brothers for the sequel so that should have more action in it.  I can't wait:)

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Johnny Ringo said:

Predestination.

4 balls.

 Out of how many balls?

I seem to recall a 4 ball rating system at one point but I also remember an 8 ball rating system, which is what I currently use.

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TV's Frink said:

Six Hasidic Jews out of eight.

 So...was anyone offended by this?  I posted the exact same review elsewhere and a couple of people got completely bent out of shape.  I'm genuinely baffled as to why.

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I see nothing offensive about it. The kind of people who get offended by that kind of thing are actively looking for things to be offended about.

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TV's Frink said:

Johnny Ringo said:

Predestination.

4 balls.

 Out of how many balls?

I seem to recall a 4 ball rating system at one point but I also remember an 8 ball rating system, which is what I currently use.

 I know you are an old man and easily confused but there were only ever 4 balls.

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Windexed said:

I watched the 2014 Godzilla yet again. This movie perplexes me. While calling it "terrible" would be inaccurate and illogical, for some reason I just really dislike the film. Other than the effects, I find everything else completely lackluster. While I'm not exactly a Godzilla fan, is there something I'm missing?

 The plot and characters are pretty empty. I wasn't impressed either.

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TV's Frink said:

TV's Frink said:

Six Hasidic Jews out of eight.

 So...was anyone offended by this?  I posted the exact same review elsewhere and a couple of people got completely bent out of shape.  I'm genuinely baffled as to why.

 I presumed it related to the plot of the film in some way.

Past experience has taught me you can do something in complete respect and innocence and somebody will still have a cow over it. In college, I once dedicated a video project to Jim Henson. (Not long after his passing.) There was puppet content in the video, and Jim was one of my personal heroes and inspirations.

After the video ran for the first time, I got a totally out of the blue ten minute harangue from a classmate that I was a racist for not including a dedication to Sammy Davis Jr. (Who died the same day as Henson.) Seriously, what the heck? And this was coming from someone who wasn't even black.

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Johnny Ringo said:

TV's Frink said:

Johnny Ringo said:

Predestination.

4 balls.

 Out of how many balls?

I seem to recall a 4 ball rating system at one point but I also remember an 8 ball rating system, which is what I currently use.

 I know you are an old man and easily confused but there were only ever 4 balls.

I was going to make a witty reply to this post, but then I remembered Johnny Ringo has me on ignore for some inexplicable reason, so there's no point in me going through with the effort as he'll never read it. 

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SilverWook said:

TV's Frink said:

TV's Frink said:

Six Hasidic Jews out of eight.

 So...was anyone offended by this?  I posted the exact same review elsewhere and a couple of people got completely bent out of shape.  I'm genuinely baffled as to why.

 I presumed it related to the plot of the film in some way.

 Yup.

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SilverWook said:

TV's Frink said:

TV's Frink said:

Six Hasidic Jews out of eight.

 So...was anyone offended by this?  I posted the exact same review elsewhere and a couple of people got completely bent out of shape.  I'm genuinely baffled as to why.

 I presumed it related to the plot of the film in some way.

Past experience has taught me you can do something in complete respect and innocence and somebody will still have a cow over it. In college, I once dedicated a video project to Jim Henson. (Not long after his passing.) There was puppet content in the video, and Jim was one of my personal heroes and inspirations.

After the video ran for the first time, I got a totally out of the blue ten minute harangue from a classmate that I was a racist for not including a dedication to Sammy Davis Jr. (Who died the same day as Henson.) Seriously, what the heck? And this was coming from someone who wasn't even black.

 Good night!

That reminds me of the time I was once called racist for not celebrating Qanza(I have no I idea how that is spelled.)I am a Christian so yeah I Celebrate Christmas. Oddly enough the same person didn't have a problem with Jews celebrating Hanika because they are another minority so they are allowed to celebrate their faith.  So religious freedom only applies to racial minorities?

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Apparently I can't make a Hasidic Jew joke because I'm not a Hasidic Jew.  Never mind that it's not a Hasidic Jew joke, it's just a way to add something to the typical rating system that connects to the film.

FFS

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I'm sure you've gotten offended over a word before, and others didn't think it was such a big deal. I remember recently Gatos used the term "no homo" and you were so offended you edited his post.

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