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#1278571
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Episode IX : <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> - film &amp; fan art, + covers etc
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^And the prequel and original trilogy titles kind of mirror thematically.
The Phantom Menace - A New Hope (Subject: One bad One good)
(Attack) of the Clones - The Empire (Strikes) Back (An Action)
Revenge of the Sith - Return of the Jedi (Another action, one bad; one good)

The Force Awakens (An action)
The Last Jedi (Subject)
The Rise of Skywalker (An Action)

So the formula flips.

Again this is nitpicking, but if we’re to buy that they’re like poetry and they rhyme…it only makes sense when comparing the prequels to the originals.

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#1269928
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Star Wars DVD Covers
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^Thanks, I had to really modify it to make it fit the style of the classic OT posters. I really wish The Prequels had more retro art, and I’d give them the 90s CBS VHS treatment as well, but sadly they don’t. I love Struzan’s work, but I was never as crazy about his Star Wars posters individually. I’m even playing with the idea of covers for Solo and Rogue One, as they both have fairly retro looking posters.

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#1266067
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How many good third movies in a trilogy can you name?
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ray_afraid said:

EyeShotFirst said:

Army of Darkness

Must … resist … urge to … snark.
I liked this one in my teens ('90’s), but can’t stand it now, while ED & EDII are among my all time favorite films.
To each their own! It’s the most popular of the trilogy, so I know I’m in the minority.
Speaking of being in the minority…

Alien3 (theatrical cut)
Day of the Dead

I think as the years go by I prefer to watch Evil Dead II more than the other 2 films, but I owe a lot to Army of Darkness. I had only watched AOD as a kid, and I remember seeing Evil Dead for sale at the store, and I thought I was getting AOD, and I ended up falling in love with the movie. Then I found Evil Dead II at a blockbuster, and had to watch it. I remember falling even more in love with it, because it was like a rehash of the first film, but more over the top, and had more of the comedic moments one found in AOD.

What I think is best about AOD is Bruce Campbell. I think Evil Dead II showed him testing the waters of his comedic acting, where by AOD he had become a pro at it. It’s over the top and I don’t think I’d like the film as well with anybody else in the role.

I guess I probably saw AOD too much in my youth and I might not enjoy it as much as I used to, but it’s forever sewed into the fabric of my mind.

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#1265758
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How many good third movies in a trilogy can you name?
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DuracellEnergizer said:

EyeShotFirst said:

Return of the Jedi

Must … resist … urge to … snark.

There was a point in my early 20s when I would take a dump on ROTJ, but the more Star Wars saturates the market, the more I appreciate Jedi. It certainly was a step down in quality from Empire, but there’s a lot about the film I really love. Star Wars is like ice cream, some folks like chocolate, some people like vanilla, some people are just happy to get ice cream…then there’s the crazy people who would eat crap on a cone and swear it’s awesome…

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#1265578
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How many good third movies in a trilogy can you name?
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The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Army of Darkness
The Last Crusade (There’s 3 Indiana Jones movies, and that’s how I will always feel)
Return of the Jedi
Toy Story 3

Honorable Mentions: Return of the King…I just didn’t like this film as much as the others, maybe it’s because of the length, but maybe since seeing The Hobbit movies, I might be kinder to it.

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#1258935
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your thoughts: Did Disney kill star wars because it sounds like they did with the last jedi solo and resistance.
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I feel like I’m in the minority, Solo was the only one this whole run that made me have some faith in the franchise surviving. It was fun and its own adventure. I had some issues with it, but honestly I thought it felt as close to the fun of the original films as you could get.

Rogue One was a bleak war film that had characters I didn’t care about.
The Last Jedi…I feel I’d break the server with all I have to say about it.
The Force Awakens was a decent reboot, that was ruined by the aftertaste that was its sequel

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#1233562
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Last Album Listened To
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Rammstein - Rammstein
Rammstein

What a solid debut. Terrible album cover, though. While not as artistically impressive as later Rammstein albums, they give you all the ingredients you come to expect from them from the get go. It doesn’t have the symphonic quality of an album like Reise, Reise or the polish of Mutter, but it still finds a way to be operatic at times. Maybe not in sound, but thematically. The lyrics can be very disturbing at times, and comical. I think tongue is firmly planted in cheek with Lindemann’s words.

There’s a lot of tasty synth work in this album. Sounds ripped right from the game Doom at various points. Without the guitars, this is a respectful Deutsche club album.

The guitars are not something to drool over, as far as shredding and complex chord work, but they are so fitting for the material. Another impressive element is the bass guitar work. Ollie is allowed to shine in the mix, which is rare for anything metallic.

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#1233162
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Star Wars DVD Covers
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Thanks, I really wanted it to have the look of the classic posters. Force Awakens and Rogue One got a lot of neat throwback style posters, but everything for Last Jedi was like gritty modern war picture posters. Fleming was the only one that gave it a proper classic style, but it clashed with the set. It’s also neat that every cover of my set is a poster from a different artist.

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#1233134
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Rocky V (2006)
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Honestly, the chunk of Rocky V I wanted to use was a very small amount. Unless the director’s cut has some hidden gold in there. I think I even plan to cut the scenes about Paulie screwing the Balboa’s over, and just keep Rocky’s financial struggles in the newspaper montage. Rocky’s in one of the top sports for athletes losing it all.

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#1162154
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Last movie seen
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Blade Runner 2049

Second viewing of the film, and I think I appreciated it even more. Just a well rounded film, and the biggest complaint many had was its length, but I think it was to its benefit. I’m intrigued by the possibility of future films, but I really don’t know how you could continue from there. It felt like a good close.

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#1156151
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Rocky V (2006)
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So far I’ve decided I want to trim the fight, cut out most of the simulated live HBO stream stuff, and keep the fight cinematic much like the other Rocky films. I also want to reinstate several deleted scenes. The quieter moments that harken back to the original.

I’m debating on cutting the scene where Rocky goes back to the ice rink, because I felt there was more impact for his breakdown at the meat packing plant. I do want to keep the part where he returns to his old house. It was well done.

Really, most of this edit will be a (see if I can, and how I can learn from it) kind of process.

I also have decided upon rewatching it, that I think the original ending is the best one. Winning wasn’t the message of the film, after all.

I want to try to keep the quieter slow moments of the film. Make the movie less about the fight.

The only deleted scene I won’t add is the scene where Rocky is asking Steps about his father, it would’ve been a great scene, but there’s no payoff in the end. Which is a shame, I think it could have added some weight to the film.

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#1152880
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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Been playing around with the throne room scenes, and was wondering. When the red and green sabers collide, they create a yellow flare. Would that yellow flare be visible on Palpy’s face, or would the red and green show up in different areas? Either way, I fooled around with a mockup. Perhaps to make it seem more like Palpy has some light in front of him.

Minion

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#1148775
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Star Wars: Legacy of the Jedi (A The Last JediT) - <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong>
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Part of me likes that Star Wars is going back to anybody can use the force, as it really takes a shit on midichlorions. I just always felt that the Jedi were able to use the force, because they were trained to hone it. It’s basically like if Disney bought Dragon Ball, and some little kid at the end of their movie made a damn spirit bomb. Forget about training for years and meeting King Kai…nope…everyone can just make a spirit bomb now.