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Dek Rollins

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#1209252
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darthrush said:

Possessed said:

suspiciouscoffee said:

SilverWook said:

suspiciouscoffee said:

I almost watched Flash Gordon once. Found out the title character was a football player, and decided against it.

He was a polo player in the Buster Crabbe version and in the comics. 😉

Football players are shitty people.

What a shitty thing to say.

+1

+2: Electric Boogaloo

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The 'next Movie you have seen' thread...
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Okay it turns out the Minnesota showing is apparently on June 29th, and will be about a third the distance, so instead of going to Chicago twice, we’ll go see the three in Chicago and then go to the closer showing of 2001 later in the month. Sadly the tickets were non-refundable though, so he’s going to try and sell those off to hopefully get his 30 bucks back.

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https://www.musicboxtheatre.com/events/stanley-kubrick-the-filmworker-series

I’m hoping to go down to Chicago with my oldest brother on June 4th to catch The Shining, Barry Lyndon, and Full Metal Jacket all in a row, in 35mm. Hopefully no scheduling issues crop up. Since I’m doing my paperwork/training this Wednesday for my new job, I’ll have to ask to not start work until later in June. Crossing my fingers I won’t run into any problems.

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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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Collipso said:

Dek Rollins said:

Some gay people at my school constantly brag about how gay they are (mostly to eachother), and it’s extremely annoying. It’s like they think people like me actually care that they’re gay.

most of my friends talk mainly about women, and that’s it. about how straight they are, in a way. i wonder if gay people find that annoying.

I would find that annoying as well. Also please capitalize.

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TV’s Frink said:

Dek Rollins said:

Some gay people at my school constantly brag about how gay they are (mostly to eachother), and it’s extremely annoying. It’s like they think people like me actually care that they’re gay.

If I were gay and I heard someone talking like this, I’d certainly brag more, because I’d find it extremely annoying to listen to how annoyed that person was that I was talking about being gay.

It comes off as “you can be gay, just don’t bother me with your gayness.” Similar to how chyron is bothered by “flamboyant men.”

So I’m unreasonable for being annoyed by people ramble on with eachother about “I’m more gay than you” “No I’m more gay because this” “No I’m so gay I did this.” Okay.

I’m not going to be rude to these people and tell them to shut up, but I won’t start caring about how gay they are. Because I honestly don’t care.

They aren’t talking out of liberation. They just think they’re funny/interesting, but they’re not.

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DuracellEnergizer said:

Aside from the first film, I don’t recall Tobey quipping much. That’s not his fault, though; Raimi dropped the ball.

I still don’t see this as a problem, though I vaguely understand the complaint. I get that he quips in the comics, but in Spider-Man 2, when is he in a position where it’s in his or anyone else’s best interest to make corny one-liners? I know he did a lot in the videogames, but I just don’t see how him doing it less often in the movies is actually an issue with the character adaptation, especially since he did have occasional quips.

Also, I’m sure it had to do with the script writer as well. If Raimi never thought a quip was needed here or there, and it wasn’t in the script, that isn’t really a problem on his end, is it?

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Possessed said:

Possessed said:

Man I thought Tobey seemed like he was having fun to me. Granted I haven’t watched the film in years upon years, but I remember cracking up listening to him yell and whoop while swinging around the city. I also seem to recall reading something about that not even being scripted and Tobey just doing it, but that could be all bullshit for all I know. Man I kinda wanna watch the first one now.

Yep

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LuckyGungan2001 said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Dek Rollins said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Tom Holland is far and away the most perfect Spidey and Peter Parker we’ve had in live acfion

I haven’t seen Homecoming, but Toby was already the most perfect, and the trailers/clips I’ve seen don’t convince me that Holland is actually better.

Toby was an excellent Peter Parker, but a subpar in-suit Spidey. Andrew Garfield was a subpar Peter Parker, but an excellent in-suit Spidey. Tom Holland is excellent at both.

I do not get this at all. Tobey was great in or out of the suit, Andrew was abysmal with or without the suit.

+1

ChainsawAsh said:

LuckyGungan2001 said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Dek Rollins said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Tom Holland is far and away the most perfect Spidey and Peter Parker we’ve had in live acfion

I haven’t seen Homecoming, but Toby was already the most perfect, and the trailers/clips I’ve seen don’t convince me that Holland is actually better.

Toby was an excellent Peter Parker, but a subpar in-suit Spidey. Andrew Garfield was a subpar Peter Parker, but an excellent in-suit Spidey. Tom Holland is excellent at both.

I do not get this at all. Tobey was great in or out of the suit, Andrew was abysmal with or without the suit. Holland is like Tobey.

Tobey’s Spidey never feels like he is having any fun being Spidey (note that I’m talking about in the suit exclusively here).

When he’s in the suit, it’s usually because he has important things to do. Like save people’s lives or getting the living crap beat out of him by the Goblin. People don’t generally have all that much “fun” in those kinds of situations. And he certainly seems like he’s having fun in the less pressing situations as far as I remember.

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Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

darthrush said:

Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

darthrush said:
I’ve got to say that it does sound a bit harsh to deny the opportunity of life to someone who might grow up in hard conditions. Is it better that they never lived or to give them a shot despite the chances of being miserable?

One could use that sort of logic to conclude that using birth control is immoral. After all, what if your parents had used birth control? Then you wouldn’t have had a chance at life.

Good point.

I guess it really all comes back to the issue of when does a life truly begin. And to that, I do not know. Any time I define a point along the development of a human, I always feel unsure.

Right. This is why I prefer that laws on this follow scientific opinion rather than religious opinion.

And by science, doesn’t life begin at conception? That’s when the child starts growing anyway, which sounds pretty scientific to me. Note that I am not against abortion for religious purposes, but for moral reasons.

EDIT: Also note that I realize my opinions on morality are undoubtedly influenced by my religious beliefs.