RedEye9 wrote on Sep 18, 2020, 19:52:
Rest in Peace
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 10, 2020, 05:01:
Looks visually impressive. Also, the trailer is tailor made to attract an audience that might not be overly familiar with the work of Frank Herbert. So I don't have much gripes in that regard. However, Timothy Chalamet looks like he is on Xanax for the entire trailer and that's worrying. I hope Im wrong, I've seen his work and think he is an outstanding young actor so Im hoping it's just the scenes chosen for the trailer. An understated performance from him as Paul Atredies would make this very hard to watch.
Kxmode wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 23:16:jdreyer wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 22:57:Kxmode wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 21:39:Cutter wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 21:29:
The rock opera Pink Floyd however does not bode well. This should be a classically scored work. I also wish he'd chosen some lower profile actors. Tired of seeing Momoa, Brolin, etc. everywhere. I like them yes but they've just all been in way too much stuff of late.
Right. Like they could have hired middle eastern actors. People who were born in the desert countries where they filmed this movie.
While not Arabic, it looks like the Fremen were cast using ethnic actors: Zendaya, Javier Bardem, Babs Olusanmokun, Gloria Obianyo. Since the Atreides are from Caladan, it makes sense that they aren't a "desert" people, although we are again presented with the "white savior" trope. Can you imagine if the Atreides clan was cast using all Japanese actors? Or all Sudanese actors? But that's not how Hollywood works. A shame.
Out of curiosity, which Arabic actors would you have liked to see cast?
Faran Tahir as Stilgar (he played Captain Robau in Star Trek )
Sofia Boutella as Chani
Amr Waked or Hossein Mahjoub as Liet-Kynes (Hossein Mahjoub's performance in the Persian film The Color of Paradise is good; the film is good too)
El Pit wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 16:31:
Aaaaaaaand... Official news on Ryzen 4000 on October, 8, and official news on Big Navi on October, 28.
By then a lot of people will have already preordered the new Nvidia products and some of them will already be playing games on them for a month or so. AMD should have hurried up in my opinion. They will have lost quite a bit of potential customers by coming 6 weeks (release date of the 3080/90: September, 17) late to the party.
But maybe they got something interesting to offer. I am waiting for 3070 Ti with 16 GB or 3080 Ti with 20 GB but would definitely buy a Big Navi that is on par with the 3070/80 and offering an acceptable amount of video RAM.
jdreyer wrote on Sep 8, 2020, 17:07:
Both Cavill and Urban would make great Bonds. I wonder if either would be interested though. Cavill is fulfilling his childhood geek dreams playing both Superman and Geralt of Rivia. And Urban tends towards meatier, more challenging roles like Billy Butcher, Judge Dredd, and his awesome DeForest Kelley imitation as Bones.
Speaking of Daniel Craig, I watched Knives Out on Netflix last night, and it was awesome. Recommend.
SunnyD wrote on Aug 12, 2020, 23:59:Cutter wrote on Aug 12, 2020, 12:36:Get up, Prince of Troy. Get up. I won't let a stone take my glory.
Brad made that old-timey up close 'n personal killing style of warfare look good in that flick, no two ways about it. Only thing wife hadta say after seeing it first time together was 'mmm, brad butt good.' She just doesn't understand the important things, y'know.
jdreyer wrote on Aug 11, 2020, 18:09:Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 11, 2020, 17:56:jdreyer wrote on Aug 11, 2020, 17:37:Aaron Sorkin, king of dialogue. Several times I have been watching a movie and thought, "Damn, there is some great dialogue in this movie". Each time it was Aaron Sorkin.
Great pick. I've been watching the West Wing (awesome show BTW).
Yeah, the dialog is so awesome. Just finished S3 though, and Sorkin departs the show then, so we'll see how it holds up after that. I tried Sorkin's Newsroom, and just bounced off though. I think the characters were just unlikable.
Kxmode wrote on Aug 6, 2020, 20:16:Frans wrote on Aug 6, 2020, 15:27:Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 6, 2020, 15:20:Some bot running on Amazon EC2 was hammering the server. Just returned home after several hours to find an IP-block ban was in order...
And we are back...
Bad Bots. Bad Bots. Whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when Frans comes for you.