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#1058781
Topic
Han Solo Movie Spoiler Thread
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Handman said:

Alderaan said:

Sorry, I try to stay out of the new film threads to not hijack them with negative comments, as I know some of you will like these awful films and that’s your right.

Perhaps people would be more receptive to your criticisms if you didn’t word your awful comments so poorly, but as you said, that’s your right.

Or, if he didn’t already dislike a movie that hasn’t yet been released.

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#1058779
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What 'a Star Wars Story' / anthology / spinoff film would you like to see?
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Bingowings said:

The Jedi Must Die
The story is, in essence, a conflation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None (aka, Ten Little Indians) and Richard Connell’s The Most Dangerous Game, with elements of the Star Wars mythos stirred in for good measure.

It revolves around the search for a Jedi on a far off planet by a group of serious minded people out to find it. The viewer is invited to unfold the mystery along with the characters. Near the ending, there an inserted 30-second break called “The Jedi Break”, where the audience is asked to guess the Jedi’s identity, based on clues from the movie.

The Beast Must Die, starring Peter Cushing! Good one, Bingo. It was your reference to “The Jedi Break” that had me catch on. I remember in college we’d see that at the video store and my roommate wanted to rent it so badly. “But, it has a Werewolf Break! It has to be good!”

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#751604
Topic
THE FORCE AWAKENS (Episode VII) Discussion *SPOILER THREAD* See OP For Trailer/Teaser Links--Trailer is out!
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.Mac. said:

At this point, I think we'd be surprised if Han reveals to Kira that she is actually *not* his and Leia's daughter.

"Kid, there's no easier way to put this but, we are not your biological parents. We adopted you. Your mum and I tried and tried.. it wasn't meant to be."

"What?! Why are you just now telling me this, after all these years?"

"Well [Thinks for a moment] it felt like the proper Star Wars thing to do."

 

^ Well done, good sir! :D

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#650993
Topic
Star Wars Posters - In the style of other movies (And LP mashups too)
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Ryan McAvoy said:

So here is the idea done right by my own fair hand. Complete with Tatooine sun, exploding Droid ship, starfield, "Frickin' laser beams", Darth Maul, a squadron of Naboo Starfighters and the lunatic despot himself...

<TPM_ala_AN poster>

 Well done, sir. "We were in the desert..." hahahaha. Too good.

But my favorite so far has to be Carbonite is Forever, all the way down to the credits!

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#650454
Topic
Star Wars Posters - In the style of other movies (And LP mashups too)
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Ryan McAvoy said:

 

Don't know why you've posted Dr Who though. It's not a SW poster in the style of another poster, which is what this thread is for.

Did anybody else notice that what Ryan posted here is not a SW poster in the style of another film, but an AN poster in the style of SW? Ooops. No big deal, dude. :D Us readers are just enjoying the creativity from all fronts... except Yoda's lightsaber. :(

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#642984
Topic
Where were you in '83? ROTJ 30th anniversary 5/25/83-5/25/13
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I was 11 years old in 1983, and saw it one week after opening, so Wednesday June 1.  I was not (nor am i today) into seeing movies on opening day -- I knew it would be the same film no matter when I got to the cinema.  But i was definitely excited, and was anticipating the date i planned to see it.  I went with an older friend (9 years my elder) who was actually my first camp counselor, became a good friend of the family, and we had a big brother/little brother type thing going on.  He had to borrow my parents' car to drive us because he had a motorcycle.

It was a mall cinema, so nothing special.  We sat 3rd row center, or thereabouts.  I still have my ticket stub... somewhere.

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#594561
Topic
Raiders of The Lost Ark in IMAX!
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I saw this Saturday morning. My dad was in town visiting and we surprised him by taking him and not telling what we were seeing until we arrived at the theater.  We both saw it back in 1981 in theaters.

First, to confirm some questions stemming from the Last Movie Seen thread as well as this one...

The movie i saw had no snake reflection and had the original cliff shot. Also, while the aspect ratio was correct (as expected, but this was brought up by a poster), they didn't matte the top and bottom of the screen with any curtain or whatever they use.

During the South America scenes, the picture seemed to be unstable (for lack of a better term) at moments. I wasn't sure if it was simply out of focus (and wondered about focus with digital projection*) or a result of digital squirelliness/artifacts.  But then it was clearly affecting only parts of the image, and was obviously artifactual. That really bummed me out, although it either improved over time or I became absorbed in the film and didn't notice.

So, while I certainly enjoyed the experience of sitting in a theater with my daughter and my father who are both big fans of this movie, I think i was a bit miffed that this screening cost more than if it had been a 35mm presentation which likely would have looked better.


*according to the Cinetopia website, "Digital projectors are focused by a computer and then locked in to perfect focus show after show"... FWIW.

 

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#557329
Topic
Whose arm?
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dwsiddall said:

<SNIP>

Also, as Freaky nose is falling backward, it is clear he still has both arms.

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m521/dwsiddall/Cantina005.jpg

The lightsaber is already swung, so Obi Wan could n't have cut off Walrus Guy's arm.  This is simply a giant mistake.  If there is to be a corrected version of this scene, it needs to show Freaky nose falling backward with a smoldering shoulder and show a severed humanoid arm and hand, in a tan shirt.

Adywan's "correction" was fine. The arm is clearly severed about mid-way. The still you linked to doesn't show what's going on around Evazan's elbow.

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#536309
Topic
FACEBOOK PAGE &amp; Sticker Campaign
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Tonight Jimmy Kimmel, during his monologue, mentioned the Blu-rays coming out tomorrow, and cited some fan discontent. He spoofed the Vader scene in ROTJ by showing a clip with his voice dubbed to be one which sounds like an angry black woman. Not really funny, but still nice to see the pub regarding ridiculous/unnecessary changes.  Before he showed the clip, he mentioned that rocks were added in a scene with R2. "I can just see him sitting in his office thinking 'that scene needed more rocks!'."

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#460950
Topic
CES most impressive announcement
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Can someone who can simply and eloquently explain film resolution respond to this ignorant dude at the site of the original link

freeset 3 hours ago in reply to Michealfelps:

they relese it in bluray now??? how did they make it full hd when the movie was shot on film cameras 30 years ago with no digital image processing and all the stuff???? it is a bullshit big like the death star before its explosion into tiny pieces of glittery magic. no movie before 2000 can be properly converted into full hd, i said properly, if the source is not high definition enough then good luck, you cant phisically convert it. the dvd is the MAX they can get out of starwars and they use noise cancelation algorithms to create a fine image, now they will CREATE MORE PIXELS?????? it smell like a marketing move.

BTW, I think the significance of describing the announcement as "most impressive" is nothing other than using a quote from the films in order to be "clever".

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#454022
Topic
[Article] Kershner Would Have Directed One of the Prequels
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I like this part:

Why do you think the reaction is so overwhelmingly positive today as opposed to 1980?

Fans have written over the last 30 years telling me how eagerly they awaited the second film of the trilogy. I hadn’t realized how many young children would be seeing the film, and how it would effect them. I think the kids responded to the movement, the characters, and the fairy tale quality of the film. The humor helped make the film appealing to more mature audiences as well.

The humor appealing to adults gives you an idea that it is a much different humor than was employed in the later films.

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#415986
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What if...?
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I wouldn't have seen them.  I tend to avoid the "summer blockbuster" type films unless there comes a buzz after release and the general consensus is that they are actually good.  That wouldn't have happened for TPM even without the OT, so no go for me.  And therefore i wouldn't have even given AOTC or ROTS a moment's thought.