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Re: random film stuff
Feb 21, 2021, 14:57
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Re: random film stuff Feb 21, 2021, 14:57
Feb 21, 2021, 14:57
 
About "Tenet", spoilers in secret text:
Okay, am I totally missing something or were they incredibly inconsistent and sloppy about people having to "bring your own oxygen" when inverted? I mean Pattinson is traveling backward in comparison to Washington, right? So, wouldn't that mean any time he is with Washington he would have to be inverted? Even if you ignore that, it seemed like they would use and not use oxygen randomly when we were supposed to know they were inverted. It just all seemed terribly sloppy to me.

In the non-spoiler realm, I heard an interview with Nolan where he talked about the fact they used a real 747 and actually crashed it into a building (I assume a building they built for the film, but that wasn't clear). Amazingly he claimed they did it that way because it was cheaper than doing CGI or miniatures to the quality he would have wanted. They bought the plane at a plane graveyard, sold the engines (which were apparently valuable), built simple mock engines, basically just an electric engine to turn the fan blades, and after they were done filming, sold the plane back to the graveyard -- recovering most of the cost of buying it. Pretty cool.
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Re: Sunday Multiplex
Feb 21, 2021, 20:05
Jivaro
 
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Re: Sunday Multiplex Feb 21, 2021, 20:05
Feb 21, 2021, 20:05
 Jivaro
 
not spoiler, just an opinion: Tenet is a disappointment along the lines of Prometheus. The potential was amazing. The execution was terribly flawed.
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Re: Sunday Multiplex
Feb 21, 2021, 21:48
Nucas
 
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Re: Sunday Multiplex Feb 21, 2021, 21:48
Feb 21, 2021, 21:48
 Nucas
 
the diablo 2 remaster has kind of made it look like merely a bad-looking modern game and therefore kind of charmless.

i guess opinions vary on what a remaster should accomplish but in in my books, for a 20+ year old game, this ain't it chief.
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Re: Sunday Multiplex
Feb 21, 2021, 22:04
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Re: Sunday Multiplex Feb 21, 2021, 22:04
Feb 21, 2021, 22:04
 
Nucas wrote on Feb 21, 2021, 21:48:
the diablo 2 remaster has kind of made it look like merely a bad-looking modern game and therefore kind of charmless.

i guess opinions vary on what a remaster should accomplish but in in my books, for a 20+ year old game, this ain't it chief.

Well, I'm in the same boat, basically... I played enough D2 and D2+mods back in the day, for several lifetimes. I most likely won't get the Resurrected version anytime soon, if at all, but I'm sure they will get about $300 million worth of nostalgia sales, at minimum.

Bring on Diablo 4... by like 2024, probably.

*EDIT* Rofl, that video, about a third of the way through, one of the characters has his inventory like 50% full of charms and a teleport book. Ugh, so many bad design choices people gloss over in their minds from that game.

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Re: Sunday Multiplex
Feb 21, 2021, 22:08
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Re: Sunday Multiplex Feb 21, 2021, 22:08
Feb 21, 2021, 22:08
 
Didn't see Tenet yet.

Why are movies so bad, even with a great foundation to stand on ?
-- Wonder Woman 1984, an overlong silly inconsequential flop.
-- Train to Busan 2 Peninsula, astoundingly poor, with repellent or cartoonish characters.
-- Greenland, badly made CGI: a showckwave races along a street throwing down the hero and breaking windows, but not a leaf moves in all those trees.
A meteorite falls some kilometers away rising a *gigantic* mushroom of fire, and they go about the house with no consequences.

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Re: Sunday Multiplex
Feb 21, 2021, 23:10
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Re: Sunday Multiplex Feb 21, 2021, 23:10
Feb 21, 2021, 23:10
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Feb 21, 2021, 22:08:
Didn't see Tenet yet.

Why are movies so bad, even with a great foundation to stand on ?
-- Wonder Woman 1984, an overlong silly inconsequential flop.
-- Train to Busan 2 Peninsula, astoundingly poor, with repellent or cartoonish characters.
-- Greenland, badly made CGI: a showckwave races along a street throwing down the hero and breaking windows, but not a leaf moves in all those trees.
A meteorite falls some kilometers away rising a *gigantic* mushroom of fire, and they go about the house with no consequences.

I made the mistake of watching tenant, what a waste.
Watched about half an hour of Greenland and figured that was all anybody should ever watch of it.
I have no desire to watch Wonder Woman.

Edit
The best movie I've seen recently is "I Care a Lot."


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Re: Sunday Multiplex
Feb 22, 2021, 02:57
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Re: Sunday Multiplex Feb 22, 2021, 02:57
Feb 22, 2021, 02:57
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 21, 2021, 22:04:
Nucas wrote on Feb 21, 2021, 21:48:
the diablo 2 remaster has kind of made it look like merely a bad-looking modern game and therefore kind of charmless.

i guess opinions vary on what a remaster should accomplish but in in my books, for a 20+ year old game, this ain't it chief.

Well, I'm in the same boat, basically... I played enough D2 and D2+mods back in the day, for several lifetimes. I most likely won't get the Resurrected version anytime soon, if at all, but I'm sure they will get about $300 million worth of nostalgia sales, at minimum.

Bring on Diablo 4... by like 2024, probably.

*EDIT* Rofl, that video, about a third of the way through, one of the characters has his inventory like 50% full of charms and a teleport book. Ugh, so many bad design choices people gloss over in their minds from that game.



Well I'm digging it. I'm gonna jump in and play since to my eyes it looks like an upgraded version of Diablo2. Unless they majorly fuck up the gameplay elements that made it great, we haven't seen much of itemization, and high level items, high level mobs, resistances etc. etc.
Assuming they keep the elements from patch 1.10 and beyond, it's going to be exactly the same experience with better graphics. So yeah, it's fair to say that I'm gonna enjoy it.

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Re: Sunday Multiplex
Feb 22, 2021, 09:39
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Re: Sunday Multiplex Feb 22, 2021, 09:39
Feb 22, 2021, 09:39
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 21, 2021, 23:10:
The best movie I've seen recently is "I Care a Lot."
Hadn't heard of it. After watching the trailer it looks like it might be worth a look...

And if anyone was expecting anything good out of "Greenland" their movie quality radar need serious adjustment.
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Re: Sunday Multiplex
Feb 22, 2021, 10:16
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Re: Sunday Multiplex Feb 22, 2021, 10:16
Feb 22, 2021, 10:16
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 21, 2021, 23:10:
WannaLogAlready wrote on Feb 21, 2021, 22:08:
Didn't see Tenet yet.
Why are movies so bad, ...
I made the mistake of watching tenant, what a waste.
Watched about half an hour of Greenland and figured that was all anybody should ever watch of it.
I have no desire to watch Wonder Woman.
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The best movie I've seen recently is "I Care a Lot."

Thanks a lot !, took note, gonna see it.

Just enjoyed my daughter's tip, "Promising Young Woman", good dark comedy thriller.

Lately I like action only if backed by a coherent or at least funny/ingenious plot.

Reading your fine posts and links, I think you would find the "The man from earth", 2007, very engrossing, if you missed it.

Miss dearly the high actoral voltage and emotional interactions of a Jessica Jones.

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Re: Sunday Multiplex
Feb 22, 2021, 10:33
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Re: Sunday Multiplex Feb 22, 2021, 10:33
Feb 22, 2021, 10:33
 
The Man From Earth is excellent, definitely one of my favorites. I bought a DVD of it. However, I would warn anyone it is a cerebral film. It takes place almost completely in a single room and is basically a conversation between friends/colleagues. Yeah, I plan on watching "Promising Young Woman" at some point.

Edit: If you enjoyed ST:TOS episode "Requiem for Methuselah", The Man From Earth should be in your wheelhouse. Both were written by Jerome Bixby.

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Re: Sunday Multiplex
Feb 22, 2021, 10:44
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Re: Sunday Multiplex Feb 22, 2021, 10:44
Feb 22, 2021, 10:44
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Feb 22, 2021, 10:16:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 21, 2021, 23:10:
WannaLogAlready wrote on Feb 21, 2021, 22:08:
Didn't see Tenet yet.
Why are movies so bad, ...
I made the mistake of watching tenant, what a waste.
Watched about half an hour of Greenland and figured that was all anybody should ever watch of it.
I have no desire to watch Wonder Woman.
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The best movie I've seen recently is "I Care a Lot."
Thanks a lot !, took note, gonna see it.

Just enjoyed my daughter's tip, "Promising Young Woman", good dark comedy thriller.

Lately I like action only if backed by a coherent or at least funny/ingenious plot.

Reading your fine posts and links, I think you would find the "The man from earth", 2007, very engrossing, if you missed it.

Miss dearly the high actoral voltage and emotional interactions of a Jessica Jones.I
I saw “The Man From Earth” about 3 years ago after blues’er BobBob recommended it.
Your right, I liked it.
"Promising Young Woman" was good, almost ripped from the headlines where nothing happens to the rapey college jock.
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Re: Sunday Multiplex
Feb 22, 2021, 11:32
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Re: Sunday Multiplex Feb 22, 2021, 11:32
Feb 22, 2021, 11:32
 
I don't think they have any plans of updating or changing anything gameplay wise from D2. As Blizzard indicated in another interview, this is a pure remaster and not a remake. They were going to leave the game concepts untouched and just go mostly for a visual upgrade.

If that is the case, don't expect any annoyances to be removed from the game or updated. Especially if they're looking for a quick buck. They know that simply updating the visuals will garner plenty of sales because there are a lot of old time fans who while still will remember those annoyances, will still probably purchase the game to run through it for the nostalgia factor alone.
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Re: Sunday Multiplex
Feb 22, 2021, 11:54
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Re: Sunday Multiplex Feb 22, 2021, 11:54
Feb 22, 2021, 11:54
 
Oh and speaking of "The Man From Earth" -- has anyone watched the 2017 sequel "The Man from Earth: Holocene"? I'd like to but I'm concerned it will ruin the original for me somehow.

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Re: Sunday Multiplex
Feb 22, 2021, 15:09
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Re: Sunday Multiplex Feb 22, 2021, 15:09
Feb 22, 2021, 15:09
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 22, 2021, 11:54:
Oh and speaking of "The Man From Earth" -- has anyone watch the 2017 sequel "The Man from Earth: Holocene"? I'd like to but I'm concerned it will ruin the original for me somehow.

What !, on it like right now, thanks ! *cross fingers* Stunned

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Re: Sunday Multiplex
Feb 23, 2021, 08:06
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Re: Sunday Multiplex Feb 23, 2021, 08:06
Feb 23, 2021, 08:06
 
Xero wrote on Feb 22, 2021, 11:32:
I don't think they have any plans of updating or changing anything gameplay wise from D2. As Blizzard indicated in another interview, this is a pure remaster and not a remake. They were going to leave the game concepts untouched and just go mostly for a visual upgrade.

If that is the case, don't expect any annoyances to be removed from the game or updated. Especially if they're looking for a quick buck. They know that simply updating the visuals will garner plenty of sales because there are a lot of old time fans who while still will remember those annoyances, will still probably purchase the game to run through it for the nostalgia factor alone.

Also. I can't wait to cross swords with lvl 50+ people with a Paladin lvl 14, completely decked out in socketed items with 40%ED15%IAS jewels. It might take a while to get those though
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Re: Sunday Multiplex
Feb 23, 2021, 10:16
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Re: Sunday Multiplex Feb 23, 2021, 10:16
Feb 23, 2021, 10:16
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Feb 22, 2021, 15:09:
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 22, 2021, 11:54:
Oh and speaking of "The Man From Earth" -- has anyone watch the 2017 sequel "The Man from Earth: Holocene"? I'd like to but I'm concerned it will ruin the original for me somehow.

What !, on it like right now, thanks ! *cross fingers* Stunned


It's not good from what I've heard. The original was wonderful, and I don't need it tarnished.

As far as Tenet is concerned, I was intrigued and hopeful. In concept it was an interesting new take on time 'travel' but I think the execution was flawed, and I do believe there were mistakes. I've watched several Youtube videos explaining the timeline in detail, and that helps and I'd recommend it, but there are still inconsistencies. We should probably do a spoiler thread on this.
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Re: Sunday Multiplex
Feb 23, 2021, 10:27
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Re: Sunday Multiplex Feb 23, 2021, 10:27
Feb 23, 2021, 10:27
 
The Flying Penguin wrote on Feb 23, 2021, 10:16:
It's not good from what I've heard. The original was wonderful, and I don't need it tarnished.
Yes, this is my concern. I don't want to devalue the original.
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Re: Sunday Multiplex
Feb 23, 2021, 11:38
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Re: Sunday Multiplex Feb 23, 2021, 11:38
Feb 23, 2021, 11:38
 
BTW I started a Tenet discussion in the General Discussion forum, if anyone wants to join in.
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Re: Sunday Multiplex
Feb 23, 2021, 18:34
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Re: Sunday Multiplex Feb 23, 2021, 18:34
Feb 23, 2021, 18:34
 
The Man From Earth
10 minute scene
Could be considered spoilerish but...
https://youtu.be/iYweSvrgIKw
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Re: Sunday Multiplex
Feb 23, 2021, 19:11
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Re: Sunday Multiplex Feb 23, 2021, 19:11
Feb 23, 2021, 19:11
 
The Man From Earth is one of my all time favorite movies. Easily top 10. A rare, and underappreciated gem.

I must watch it at least once a year. So much to think about. Great movie to watch with friends and then sit down at talk about for hours.
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