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Re: Epic Movie Thread

Posted: 27 Jan 2013, 18:36
by jgreenberg01
I just Saw Movie 43.


For the record... it does NOT belong in this thread. :(

Re: Epic Movie Thread

Posted: 27 Jan 2013, 18:47
by blueorison
jgreenberg01 wrote:I just Saw Movie 43.


For the record... it does NOT belong in this thread. :(
Dangit! It wasn't good?

Re: Epic Movie Thread

Posted: 27 Jan 2013, 18:51
by jgreenberg01
I am so tired of political correctness and was really looking forward to what looked like the most politically incorrect movie ever. They somehow screwed it up. Don't get me wrong, there were a few real laugh-out-loud moments, butttt...

Given the choice between watching this or Battlefield Earth, I might pick Movie 43.

Pardon me while I go wash my eyes out with bleach now...

Re: Epic Movie Thread

Posted: 27 Jan 2013, 22:53
by flyingirish04
I just saw "End of Watch". It was great. What "Training Day" should have been. Sorry, thought that one was way overrated.

Also went and saw "Django Unchained". Have to say Tarantino may be an idiot, but I have enjoyed all his movies. Except maybe "From Dusk Till Dawn". That one sucked.

Re: Epic Movie Thread

Posted: 28 Jan 2013, 05:00
by jgreenberg01
flyingirish04 wrote:I just saw "End of Watch". It was great. What "Training Day" should have been. Sorry, thought that one was way overrated.

Also went and saw "Django Unchained". Have to say Tarantino may be an idiot, but I have enjoyed all his movies. Except maybe "From Dusk Till Dawn". That one sucked.
C'mon now... From Dusk Til Dawn had at least two, um assets!

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Re: Epic Movie Thread

Posted: 28 Jan 2013, 18:15
by LK45s
That and "True Lies"

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Re: Epic Movie Thread

Posted: 21 Jul 2013, 05:45
by jgreenberg01
This thread is just not active enough.

Ok so this is not a movie, it's was a TV series. I don't care, it's still epic, and with all due respect to all the Firefly fans here, IMHO BSG wins hands-down in awesomeness. Don't get me wrong, Firefly is still awesome... just not as awesome.

So in that spirit, look what I just mounted over my TV:

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It's a good 3' behind the TV so it looks smaller in the pic, but the print is actually 62" wide which is the same width as the TV. Yeah, I know it looks like it's not parallel to the moulding above it, but I leveled it - the fraking moulding in my apartment isn't level, grrr, I have to move now!

A) Yes, I know I'm a geek.
B) You wish you had this geeky print.
3) This is just for the OCD's in the group.
:p

Re: Epic Movie Thread

Posted: 21 Jul 2013, 05:47
by jgreenberg01
Oh, and just in case anyone has forgotten:

D) One of the many reasons BSG was uber-awesome:

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Re: Epic Movie Thread

Posted: 21 Jul 2013, 08:10
by Rapier1772
Meh, I didn't think it was all that; found myself comparing it to the original most of the time. I still have problems buying the whole merging of the species concept. Knocking up a cyborg? If they look like that, I can understand trying to ;) but trying for a master race of hybrids? Little too far out there for me.

Also note that it ran for 4 seasons & so had a chance to develop its plot & characters. Firefly only had the one season before its untimely demise & still managed to accumulate a serious fan base.
IMO, Firefly > BSG

Re: Epic Movie Thread

Posted: 21 Jul 2013, 09:32
by panzermk2
Rapier1772 wrote:Meh, I didn't think it was all that; found myself comparing it to the original most of the time. I still have problems buying the whole merging of the species concept. Knocking up a cyborg? If they look like that, I can understand trying to ;) but trying for a master race of hybrids? Little too far out there for me.

Also note that it ran for 4 seasons & so had a chance to develop its plot & characters. Firefly only had the one season before its untimely demise & still managed to accumulate a serious fan base.
IMO, Firefly > BSG

Just not room enough in the Verse...........................

Re: Epic Movie Thread

Posted: 21 Jul 2013, 11:31
by blueorison
WTH

DON'T EVER TALK TO ME AGAIN GREENBERG

WE AREN'T FRIENDS ANYMORE

GO FREAKIN RUN OUT OF AMMO

SO MAD RIGHT NOW CAN'T EVEN TYPE

HOW DARE YOU EVEN COMPARE ANYTHING TO FIREFLY

SO PISSED RIGHT NOW

BRB RAGE QUITTING.

Re: Epic Movie Thread

Posted: 21 Jul 2013, 11:44
by MrSlippyFist
Are those girls from the (IIBTC) Intergalactic Itty Bitty Tittie Committee?

Re: Epic Movie Thread

Posted: 21 Jul 2013, 11:49
by jgreenberg01
Rapier1772 wrote:Meh, I didn't think it was all that; found myself comparing it to the original most of the time. I still have problems buying the whole merging of the species concept. Knocking up a cyborg? If they look like that, I can understand trying to ;) but trying for a master race of hybrids? Little too far out there for me.
I see. Yet a planet full of Rage-Virus-Zombified people (Reavers) being able to successfully, even expertly build/navigate/fly space ships doesn't put a dent in your ability to suspend your disbelief???

Oh and for the record, I would try to "create" that hybrid child or die trying! Bring it Athena or Six!!!
blueorison wrote:HOW DARE YOU EVEN COMPARE ANYTHING TO FIREFLY

SO PISSED RIGHT NOW
Blue, first, I am not putting down Firefly even a tiny little bit. It's a great show and I even watch Castle solely because Nathan Fillian is in it along with lots-o-Firefly Easter eggs (ok, ok. Stana Katic is a good reason to watch as well). I have it on DVD and Serenity on bluray as well. I'm just saying, again with all due respect to the Firefly fans (of which I am one), that BSG is a better show IMHO.

Second, have you even watched the BSG series?

I'm sure you have because of all the people here who know better than to offer a review of a product without first-hand knowledge, it would be you.

:p
MrSlippyFist wrote:Are those girls from the (IIBTC) Intergalactic Itty Bitty Tittie Committee?
I always believed that symmetry is more important than size.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect that of the forum as a whole.

Re: Epic Movie Thread

Posted: 21 Jul 2013, 12:02
by blueorison
I have seen over 10 episodes of BSG.

It is a very edge-of-your-seat hold-your-breath-till-your-head-explodes series. Few other shows have made me so nervous and tense, while watching.

Of course, the emotional and mental pay-off, as such, is great. This observation is not meant to detract from the perceived awesomeness of the show. It is merely stated to point out that Firefly does not use this mechanic.

It is entirely apples to oranges.

BSG stands close to many other series in terms of "traditional" tropes and mechanics. Even the non-traditional does not make it very far.

Firefly is outside the box. In fact, there is no box, no sound; just space, and everything in it; within, without, and withall.

THAT IS ALL.

JEWEL STAITE IS SO CUTE IT KILLS ME.

Re: Epic Movie Thread

Posted: 21 Jul 2013, 12:09
by jgreenberg01
blueorison wrote:I have seen over 10 episodes of BSG.

It is a very edge-of-your-seat hold-your-breath-till-your-head-explodes series. Few other shows have made me so nervous and tense, while watching.

Of course, the emotional and mental pay-off, as such, is great. This observation is not meant to detract from the perceived awesomeness of the show. It is merely stated to point out that Firefly does not use this mechanic.

It is entirely apples to oranges.

BSG stands close to many other series in terms of "traditional" tropes and mechanics. Even the non-traditional does not make it very far.

Firefly is outside the box. In fact, there is no box, no sound; just space, and everything in it; within, without, and withall.

THAT IS ALL.

JEWEL STAITE IS SO CUTE IT KILLS ME.
10 episodes is not enough. You need to watch both series in their entirety to be able to compare. BSG also tackled many cultural and societal issues that we have been dealing with, but set in space. Yes they are apples and oranges to a degree. Maybe Firefly could have topped BSG if it had had the chance for more full character development. Maybe not. We may never know.

And yes, Kaylee is shiny!

Inara is OMG Shinier!!!

Re: Epic Movie Thread

Posted: 21 Jul 2013, 17:04
by Rapier1772
jgreenberg01 wrote:Yet a planet full of Rage-Virus-Zombified people (Reavers) being able to successfully, even expertly build/navigate/fly space ships doesn't put a dent in your ability to suspend your disbelief???
Get yer trivia straight ya purple belly! :p
First, Reavers aren't on a planet, they hang out in space. And the reaction was only .1% of the population of Miranda, not the whole planet (30million).
B - They don't build their ships, they capture them. They also don't really maintain them, as indicated by "they're flying without containment."
三) They were likely able to fly the ships before they became Reavers. Remember, the rage thing wasn't viral or undead, it was the Pax (Paxilon Hydrochlorate) which the Alliance put into the atmospheric processors.

So yes, the fact that they retain knowledge is no big stretch; they just have severe anger management and self mutilation issues. Same applies to any engineering concepts they may use such as building the EMP device used to disable ships before boarding (or to shoot Serenity out the sky in the movie) and the booby-traps they leave for rescue ships.

Drugs that can alter one's state of mind to induce rage but leave knowledge intact? Totally believable, already exists.
Humans knocking up a robot (or vice versa) to create a master race? Not so much.
But for the record, I too would try. I get Athena, you can have Six. But I would take Kaylee over either one of them.

Re: Epic Movie Thread

Posted: 22 Jul 2013, 05:09
by jgreenberg01
Rapier1772 wrote:
jgreenberg01 wrote:Yet a planet full of Rage-Virus-Zombified people (Reavers) being able to successfully, even expertly build/navigate/fly space ships doesn't put a dent in your ability to suspend your disbelief???
Get yer trivia straight ya purple belly! :p
First, Reavers aren't on a planet, they hang out in space. And the reaction was only .1% of the population of Miranda, not the whole planet (30million).
B - They don't build their ships, they capture them. They also don't really maintain them, as indicated by "they're flying without containment."
三) They were likely able to fly the ships before they became Reavers. Remember, the rage thing wasn't viral or undead, it was the Pax (Paxilon Hydrochlorate) which the Alliance put into the atmospheric processors.

So yes, the fact that they retain knowledge is no big stretch; they just have severe anger management and self mutilation issues. Same applies to any engineering concepts they may use such as building the EMP device used to disable ships before boarding (or to shoot Serenity out the sky in the movie) and the booby-traps they leave for rescue ships.

Drugs that can alter one's state of mind to induce rage but leave knowledge intact? Totally believable, already exists.
Humans knocking up a robot (or vice versa) to create a master race? Not so much.
But for the record, I too would try. I get Athena, you can have Six. But I would take Kaylee over either one of them.
Ok, so you apply suspense of disbelief disproportionally across TV shows. I get that. I completely bought into Lost In Space when I was a kid, so I get buying into whatever floats your boat.

I think my real issue here is understanding your choice in TV Sci-Fi women. I just want to understand your preference of the women mentioned in this thread. I'm gonna draw a picture because they're worth a thousand words (and also need to keep it as PG as possible in the public forum). This is what you're saying, right?

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Just checking...

Re: Epic Movie Thread

Posted: 22 Jul 2013, 05:20
by blueorison
Kaylee/Staite's personality is sweet and cute.

Pretty faces come and go.

Pretty hearts are rare.

Re: Epic Movie Thread

Posted: 22 Jul 2013, 05:50
by jgreenberg01
blueorison wrote:Kaylee/Staite's personality is sweet and cute.

Pretty faces come and go.

Pretty hearts are rare.
I hate to have to point this out, but the personalities that we perceive our favorite TV/movie personalities have, could be be off just a little. Or a LOT.

Obviously we know that they are only playing characters on the big or little screen butttt, even in interviews where you think they may be giving us a peek inside the "real" Jewel or or Tricia or Grace. Maybe yes and maybe no.

I've had the interesting opportunities to meet some famous people in real life when I ran big-box retail stores up in NY. Believe me, the REAL personality comes out when one is shopping. For example: Howard Stern was, in reality, a very quiet, private person - nothing like his on-air persona. Goldie Hawn seemed to hate people in general, at least while I was babysitting her while her people shopped for her. Tino Martinez (Yankees) was incredibly stuck-up as shi poopies. And Robert De Niro was the nicest guy you'll ever meet. You just never know.

Soooo, when it comes to TV, really all we can go by are those pretty faces.

Having said that, I wouldn't kick any of the above mentioned BSG or FF ladies out of my, um, kitchen.

Bwahaha.




EDIT: Now Blue, please stop trying to rationalize or add common sense to an otherwise healthy discussion (and pictures) about hot, Sc-Fi chicks. :p

Re: Epic Movie Thread

Posted: 22 Jul 2013, 09:51
by JoJo
blueorison wrote:WTH

DON'T EVER TALK TO ME AGAIN GREENBERG

WE AREN'T FRIENDS ANYMORE

GO FREAKIN RUN OUT OF AMMO

SO MAD RIGHT NOW CAN'T EVEN TYPE

HOW DARE YOU EVEN COMPARE ANYTHING TO FIREFLY

SO PISSED RIGHT NOW

BRB RAGE QUITTING.
Yeah, what he said.