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ICT / Mr Hyde vs Unbreakable
« on: October 20, 2017, 12:36:03 PM »
Mr Hyde from Agents of SHIELD vs David Dunn

ICT / The Penguin vs Willy Wonka
« on: October 19, 2017, 07:01:46 PM »
The Gotham tv show version of Penguin vs Gene Wilder Willy Wonka, month of prep for both.

ICT / Mr. Mxyzptlk vs Iron Man
« on: October 19, 2017, 05:30:04 PM »
Mxy decides to make Stark his new play-thing. Can Stark trick him into saying his name backwards within one month? Iron Man is considered to have lost if it takes him longer than one month to trick Mxy into saying his name backwards.

ICT / Supergirl vs the Avengers
« on: October 19, 2017, 04:45:42 PM »
CW Supergirl vs the movie Avengers

Debate / Re: Should we still celebrate Columbus Day?
« on: October 18, 2017, 11:20:58 PM »
The fact that he never actually landed on the continent of North America is the most galling fact about his bullshit.

Really? That's his greatest sin in your eyes?

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Blade Runner 2049
« on: October 18, 2017, 04:27:44 PM »
I saw the Wallace preview video. It confirmed my opinion of the character from the movie. It's impossible not to compare him to Tyrell, and in doing so he's just so over the top. The creepy, theatrical way he speaks, the way he slashes Replicants bellies open... it's a bit silly. Wallace doesn't seem like an actual character. Tyrell was much more grounded, and was more convincing because of that. Tyrell seemed intelligent, first of all. He also had his quirks, like playing chess with that whacko scientist. Nobody is a supervillain 24/7, and these things flesh out a character. Tyrell also seemed a lot more complex than Wallace. He spoke to Roy Batty as he would to an adult child, one he was proud of, yet he also had no compunctions using Replicants as slave labor. It was very nuanced. Wallace just seems like a psycho in comparison.
I actually think the simplification was on purpose. The original was very complex, with the "hero" being a slave-catcher, an especially vile one who executed escapes slaves on the spot. Yet you couldn't call Roy a hero either, because he was a terrorist murdering people who weren't the ones enslaving him. Everyone was nuanced and flawed. And the movie flopped. Flopped hard. Here they tried to make something more commercial. Much more clear-cut heroes and villains. Much more in tune with the general public's tastes for entertainment.

But it still flopped. It was too long, too slow, and had a weak actor in the main role.

It really seems like there is just one way to make movies: fast, explosive, easily digested. No wonder anyone with artistic aspirations is frustrated with making movies.

ICT / Batman vs Superman
« on: October 17, 2017, 02:34:52 PM »
Month of prep for both sides.

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Blade Runner 2049
« on: October 17, 2017, 09:46:52 AM »
A pity it flopped. I would have liked to see the sequel.

Current TV Shows / Re: Star Trek Discovery
« on: October 16, 2017, 06:59:40 PM »
 It feels more like Battlestar Galactica than any Star Trek I've ever seen, even the reboot movies.

Current TV Shows / Re: Orville
« on: October 15, 2017, 02:37:33 PM »
I'm not even talking about the Krill. None of the different species seem to know much about each other.

Yeah, they are kinda giving every character the sort of moments most movies give to that one audience stand-in everyman. The audience stand-in guy usually has a valid reason to be ignorant. But here you've got a bunch of species who have interacted enough to form a united government, yet who don't seem to know a damned thing about each other. Still, it has to kind of be forgiven, because what's the alternative? Never explain anything to the audience? Have all the characters play the "as you know blah blah blah" game, which is such a cringey solution.

So of the three major ways of dealing with this sort of information, having the various crew-members be ignorant about each other is the most acceptable. Not explaining anything is just frustrating and confusing. Having everyone play the "as we all know blah blah" game just makes everyone roll their eyes.

Current TV Shows / Re: Inhumans (spoilers)
« on: October 15, 2017, 02:21:26 PM »
I love that 50% of the effort on this show is making sure no one can use there powers.

Yeah, the Inhumans kinda have the Legends of Tomorrow Firestorm problem, don't they? You need some major plot-devicium if you want them threatened by normal humans.

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Cult of Chucky.
« on: October 15, 2017, 09:38:27 AM »
one thing I'll say....its crazy how much Fiona Douriff looks like her dad at the end there

The crazy thing is, someone actually bred with Douriff's creepy ass.

I'm not necessarily for legal pot, but dude.....maybe do something about the pill, heroin, and meth problems here instead of just shifting something towards weed as a scapegoat because you want to keep your constituents happy.

Not constituents, donors. Big pharma donors to precise.

Debate / Re: Will Trump go down as the worst president ever?
« on: October 14, 2017, 02:07:56 PM »
Yeah. I can't think of a good one. In fact, looking at a list of presidents and...damn, we have not a good track record when I go, "The lecheous Hillbilly might crack the top ten." :)

And yeah, Jackson was racist, but he did do a lot of good too...compared to people ahead and behind him. I mean, wow.

Nixon was actually okay, weird, but okay, until Kennedy and his cheap ass tricks ruined him and made him what we got as president.

There was actually a pretty long stretch of time when the President was almost irrelevant. America was basically ruled by Congress from roughly just after the Civil War until WWI. After that the Executive branch gradually gained more power, becoming massively powerful once the era of the Military Industrial Complex kicked in. That's why do few Presidents from that chunk of history are remembered.

Debate / What do you think Trump's and Tillerson's IQ would be?
« on: October 13, 2017, 02:44:38 PM »
Let's say Trump and Tillerson actually go through with having their IQ's tested. What do you think each would score?

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