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#1226163
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Has Star Wars finally "jumped the shark"?
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The masses spend a lot of their time picking their nose. They don’t put any critical thought into entertainment, so whether or not these movies are good or not, is almost irrelevant when evaluating how they feel about them. Solo underperformed, but we don’t really know if that’s due to Star Wars fatigue, or because it wasn’t a saga film. We’ll have a clearer picture when Ep. IX comes out.

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Horizon - How To Film The Impossible - Remastered
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I’ve started it, and I think it’s great! I’ve never actually seen the old school process of compositing in action before, and to see the folks who did it the best, and during its peak, is really special indeed.

I’ve just noticed a few things that don’t make too much sense to me. Namely, the 4:3 behind the scenes footage brings back memories of non-anamorphic widescreen. I’m curious why that decision was made rather than maybe upscaling it and presenting it normally in the 16:9 ratio, with only two borders. Additionally, it looks like you’ve applied a filter of specks to the footage, specifically during the Temple of Doom stuff, which I would think would go against the goal of clean up and remaster. Just curious as to the thought process there.

What mistakes have you noticed?

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#1225998
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Doctor Who
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I’m very skeptical. I was pretty done with this show by the end of Matt Smith’s tenure, but Capaldi happened to be the closest I feel to a classic Doctor on the new show. Too bad the writing suffered greatly. The show keeps getting younger, and if it’s going to be focusing on a bunch of modern day millennials, I’m going to have a hell of a time trying to enjoy it. I suppose that’s not really a fault of the show so much as I’m no longer the target demographic.

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#1225984
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The Something Political Thread (Was: Random Political Thoughts)
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moviefreakedmind said:

Handman said:

I’m not really convinced that simply going along with the norm of the era in regards to social issues is enough to ignore the many areas in which he excelled. I’m inclined to say Wilson is among the best presidents this nation has ever had.

My point was that he went beyond the norm of the era in racism and oppressive policies against political dissidents.

Again, I’m not too sure, considering the KKK was at the height of its power in the 1920s. Now, that’s no excuse, but I just don’t think it was a great time for blacks regardless.

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#1225935
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The Something Political Thread (Was: Random Political Thoughts)
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I guess the issue I have with it is, it doesn’t really mean anything. I’ll hear it used, unironically, in such a way as, “This 80s movie is problematic because it is an 80s movie” or “This person who lived decades before the Civil Rights Movement is problematic because they had racist views compared to now”. And all I can say is, yeah, no shit? I have no idea what anyone is trying to accomplish with it.

Basically, what mfm said.

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#1225847
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Cars
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How has this topic not been made?

I love cars. I don’t think I’m surprising anyone by saying I’m from the United States, and cars have always been a pretty big deal here.

When I think of generic cars, I think of any sedan from the 1990s:

Just the blandest thing to ever grace the earth, with nothing particularly distinctive to set it apart from any other car.

But when I think of cars, one of the first to come to mind is the 1960 Corvette:

How about you? What do you think of when you hear the word? What’s your favorite?

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#1225818
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Rebel1990 said:

I am watching Star Wars Despecialized Edition V 2.7 now. Towards the end there seems to be problem with the picture. I cannot really explain it. But when Luke, Han and Chewie enter the hall you see Luke first, then Han and finally Chewie. Then cut to the bystanders right in the middle of the shot of the bystanders, a frame of Chewbacca shows up and quickly goes away. Does somebody else have the same problem?

Do you have a timecode for when this happens? This is for the ending celebration, right?