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Old 07-22-2008, 05:42 AM
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I watched part of Ralph Bakski's Lord of the Rings last night.

I'm impressed that the animation could be so incredibly bad and so incredibly good at the same time.

It almost made me want to track down Wizards. Almost
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:09 AM
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I think my only posts in this thread are going to be "something someone else just mentioned is indeed awesome".

Flight is awesome. And yes, I picked up Explorers a couple months ago at my comic shop, and will have to start looking for Vol5 to show up now.
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:15 AM
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I read The Killing Joke, and while I liked it, I didn't think it was all that great. But then, that seems to be the norm with Alan Moore for me.

On another Bat-note: I've got The Long Halloween the other day, but I shall wait until I finish reading The Spirit before I start it.
What? Not loving Alan Moore? Blasphemy! (Actually, I think he's a bit overrated too. Like Miller, his politics get too damn much in the way. Though at least he's more subtle.

Long Halloween is fantastic. Reading it inspired me to go get two other Loeb and Sale Batman books: Dark Victory and Haunted Knight. Long Halloween is the best of the three though. Should be getting a few trades in the mail today: Manhunter, vol 1, Batman: Death in the City, and Batman: Face the Face. Amazon has taken forever to get them to me though...

What's a good place to start with the Spirit?
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:18 AM
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What's a good place to start with the Spirit?
Either the Best of the Spirit (which is a collection of Eisner's original stories) or the much more recent Darwyn Cooke run (since Darwyn Cooke draws so damn good that each page is like a religious awakenning).
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Old 07-22-2008, 06:15 PM
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The first Golden Girl to pass away.
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Old 07-22-2008, 06:18 PM
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I rented and watched The Sting the other day. They don't make 'em like they used to do.
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:26 PM
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So, Manhunter? Really good comic. Very glad I already have volume two here. Shame there's only four thus far though, though I gather another TPB is coming eventually, now that they un-cancelled the series.
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:28 PM
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I rented and watched The Sting the other day. They don't make 'em like they used to do.
They should have just stopped making con movies after that.
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:55 PM
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So, Manhunter? Really good movie.
Edited to reflect my opinion. Red Dragon was pretty good too, but Brian Cox is a much more believable Lecter (or Lecktor, to be precise) than Anthony Hopkins.
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:54 AM
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Edited to reflect my opinion. Red Dragon was pretty good too, but Brian Cox is a much more believable Lecter (or Lecktor, to be precise) than Anthony Hopkins.
I love Brian Cox, and he was good in Manhunter, but Hopkins in SotL is just too good. It's a lot more Hannibal-centric than Manhunter was so he gets more opportunity to actually act, but it's really no contest. We won't talk about Hannibal or Red Dragon, though.
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:55 AM
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We won't talk about Hannibal or Red Dragon, though.
Too late, we just did. So what was your favorite scene in Hannibal: The one where a frail doctor in his 70s kills a trained thief in seconds, when he overpowers a policeman half his age, or when he convinces Clarice to eat Ray Liotta through his sheer sexual magnetism?

Show your work.
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:10 AM
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This should have happened years ago.
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:17 AM
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Looks like he was salivating at the prospect of getting frozen. Mmm!
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:55 AM
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Too late, we just did. So what was your favorite scene in Hannibal: The one where a frail doctor in his 70s kills a trained thief in seconds, when he overpowers a policeman half his age, or when he convinces Clarice to eat Ray Liotta through his sheer sexual magnetism?

Show your work.
I didn't watch Hannibal, because I read the book and thought it was pretty bad. The latter scene was one that I had a huge problem with. It was like they ripped 3 chapters out of the book right before that one, because of the way it jumped from the previous stuff to her just being in his thrall.

I didn't enjoy Red Dragon much, either, but that may have been more because I dug Manhunter.
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Old 07-24-2008, 04:38 PM
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I thoguht there was a Quantum of Solace thread 'round here, and would have preferred to post this there, but I couldn't find it, so...

I finally saw Casino Royale last night for the first time. It was...ok, I guess. Definitely too long, and didn't exactly feel like "James Bond" to me. It was a decent movie, sure, but I can't figure out where all the hype is coming from.
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Old 07-24-2008, 04:48 PM
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I think the hype mostly came from ditching the smarmy Brosnan version of the character and basically recasting James Bond as a blunt, brutal jerkass in a Bourne-style action adventure. Breath of fresh air for the series, it was.
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Sarcasmorator nailed it. It was very un-Bond-like since there's no real evil villian and the "big plot" was to give some money to terrorists. That's very different from having some sort of evil tycoon try to blow up the world or whatever. But it was different, it was refreshing, and it was good. The new one looks to continue this trend.

Also, WHAT THE FUCK. I don't even like that movie, but I acknowledge that it's a classic and having MTV (of all people) try to fuck with it is a bit much.
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Old 07-24-2008, 06:47 PM
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guys if i become a vegan do you think natalie portman would date me?
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Old 07-24-2008, 06:51 PM
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guys if i become a vegan do you think natalie portman would date me?
If you look anything like your avatar I don't see problems arising.

Oh, did you mean in real life?
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:07 PM
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If you look anything like your avatar I don't see problems arising.
Awesome, thanks man!

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Awww man.
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:52 PM
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Awww man.
Don't worry, rei! I heard from a friend of mine by the name of R DeNiro...

wait, that's too obvious

I meant Robert D who says Natalie has it baaaad for GameStop employees of every stripe.

go for it dude she's totally into you
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Old 07-25-2008, 08:42 PM
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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Yeah, anyone watch this? Pretty much destroys any serious attention a 3D movie can get. The movie literally had moments where the actors did things for their EYE POPPING EFFECTS! that were too dumb to laugh at. And when the good guys started batting away flesh-eating jumping fish? That's when everything got embarrassingly stupid. Don't ask how I got caught seeing this one. Now to await someone to bring up some cool 3D pet project by Miyazaki or Pixar that proves that 3D movies are tolerable.
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:35 PM
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I like Psych. Does anyone else like Psych?
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:54 PM
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Yeah, anyone watch this? Pretty much destroys any serious attention a 3D movie can get. The movie literally had moments where the actors did things for their EYE POPPING EFFECTS! that were too dumb to laugh at. And when the good guys started batting away flesh-eating jumping fish? That's when everything got embarrassingly stupid. Don't ask how I got caught seeing this one. Now to await someone to bring up some cool 3D pet project by Miyazaki or Pixar that proves that 3D movies are tolerable.
Beowulf 3D was awesome.
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:33 AM
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Here's a dumb question.

I've had Hotmail accounts for, I dunno, a decade or more. But due to old policies, I've been signing into them every 30 days to keep them active, even though I don't really use them anymore other than an archive. Do you still need to sign in every 30 days? And what's a good way to transfer all the mail to a better source, say, Gmail?
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Old 07-29-2008, 11:35 AM
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I like Psych. Does anyone else like Psych?
I stood behind this Indian guy that wrote for it when I had to get my visa back in January.
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Old 07-29-2008, 05:31 PM
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Being that, by Central and Eastern time zones, it's already Tuesday the 15th, episode one of Joss Whedon's new three-part musical series, Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, launched.
So I saw this today and absolutely loved it. I admit to having a Whedon fanboy bias, but I really, really, enjoyed it. Considering that "Once More With Feeling" is one of my favorite Buffy episodes, I have no complaints about the idea of another musical by Joss.
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:05 PM
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So I saw this today and absolutely loved it. I admit to having a Whedon fanboy bias, but I really, really, enjoyed it. Considering that "Once More With Feeling" is one of my favorite Buffy episodes, I have no complaints about the idea of another musical by Joss.
Dude, you should join us over here.

It was worth its own thread.
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:10 PM
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What I wanna know is: how the hell did this summer get TWO major Brendan Fraser vehicles?

I dig the bear, Diz.
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:13 PM
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Now to await someone to bring up some cool 3D pet project by Miyazaki or Pixar that proves that 3D movies are tolerable.
I've seen the Nightmare Before Christmas 3D version a few times now, and it's really friggin awesome.
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