Out of the Blue

Like many geeks, I treasured the Dune series growing, up, the first book in particular. And like many fans of the books, I've never been terribly convinced the series could be properly adapted to the screen. This thinking was only reinforced by the 1984 David Lynch movie, so I was highly skeptical about the new Denis Villeneuve version. But the early reactions and reviews being positively spectacular has naturally changed that outlook into optimism. I had been paying so little attention to this that I didn't realize until recently it was getting a simultaneous HBO Max launch, so I don't even have to consider the theater options. This is all capped off by the tidbit sent along by Ant noting that the streaming debut will actually come today instead of tomorrow! And guess who's got two thumbs and a new TV to watch it on? THIS GUY. I love it when a non-plan comes together.

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Oct 25, 2021, 08:56
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Dumbledore wrote on Oct 25, 2021, 08:46:
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 24, 2021, 09:21:
Let's see if I have this right. You are not implying a TV and soundbar are a 100% replacement for a movie theater. However, you disagree with the assertion that some movies need to be seen in a theater.

That doesn't help. It is mostly, if not completely, non-sensical.

while it doesn't surprise me you're incapable of understanding, lol, i'm not going to keep trying to help you understand. you're either incapable of understanding or you think you're somehow "trolling" me. either way, it doesn't mean anything to me.

stay super smart friend.

lol
What a great explanation of your point. Welcome to #2130.
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Oct 25, 2021, 08:46
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Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 24, 2021, 09:21:
Let's see if I have this right. You are not implying a TV and soundbar are a 100% replacement for a movie theater. However, you disagree with the assertion that some movies need to be seen in a theater.

That doesn't help. It is mostly, if not completely, non-sensical.

while it doesn't surprise me you're incapable of understanding, lol, i'm not going to keep trying to help you understand. you're either incapable of understanding or you think you're somehow "trolling" me. either way, it doesn't mean anything to me.

stay super smart friend.

lol
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Any Dune videogamer?
Oct 24, 2021, 21:29
Ant
 
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Oct 24, 2021, 21:29
 Ant
 
I loved Dune 2, 2K, and Emperor: Battle for Dune. I didn't like Dune 1 adventure game though since it wasn't my genre. "The spice must flow." I need to check out this new movie soon. I wanted to see it this weekend, but had no time.
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Oct 24, 2021, 13:57
Tom
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(removed - wrong thread)

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Oct 24, 2021, 09:46
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The world would be better if people cared a bit more about whether others saw them as kind or not
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Oct 24, 2021, 09:21
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Oct 24, 2021, 09:21
 
Dumbledore wrote on Oct 24, 2021, 07:47:
i never said that a tv and soundbar were a 100% replacement for a movie theater. once again, just because someone has an idea or opinion different from yours doesn't mean you can invent things they say just so you can feel righteous when you disagree. that's intellectually bankrupt behavior.

i disagreed with the assertion that some movies need to be seen in a theater. i posted my objection with an identical tone as you used to express YOUR opinion. try to remember that it's 100% ok for people to think differently. this world would be absolutely abysmal if everyone thought and acted and spoke exactly the same.

hope this helps.
Let's see if I have this right. You are not implying a TV and soundbar are a 100% replacement for a movie theater. However, you disagree with the assertion that some movies need to be seen in a theater.

That doesn't help. It is mostly, if not completely, non-sensical.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 23, 2021, 07:38:
They are the things you are expressing in your posts.

exactly. and so is everyone else. so when you (or whoever) says "this is what i think" and i say, "nah, this is what i think." my statement is every bit as valid as yours. hope this helps.

Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Oct 23, 2021, 09:24:
Your argument is that a tv and soundbar are a 100% replacement for a movie theater. I provided counter examples both objective and subjective. It may be my opinion that Aliens feels like a brand new film in a theater after a lifetime of seeing it at home, but even then, your argument doesn’t hold because if you stay home from good cinemas, you’re never going to see another 35mm print in your life.

i never said that a tv and soundbar were a 100% replacement for a movie theater. once again, just because someone has an idea or opinion different from yours doesn't mean you can invent things they say just so you can feel righteous when you disagree. that's intellectually bankrupt behavior.

i disagreed with the assertion that some movies need to be seen in a theater. i posted my objection with an identical tone as you used to express YOUR opinion. try to remember that it's 100% ok for people to think differently. this world would be absolutely abysmal if everyone thought and acted and spoke exactly the same.

hope this helps.
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Oct 23, 2021, 09:24
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Oct 23, 2021, 09:24
 
Dumbledore wrote on Oct 23, 2021, 07:20:
opinions... what are they? lol

Your argument is that a tv and soundbar are a 100% replacement for a movie theater. I provided counter examples both objective and subjective. It may be my opinion that Aliens feels like a brand new film in a theater after a lifetime of seeing it at home, but even then, your argument doesn’t hold because if you stay home from good cinemas, you’re never going to see another 35mm print in your life.
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Oct 23, 2021, 07:38
 
Dumbledore wrote on Oct 23, 2021, 07:20:
opinions... what are they? lol
They are the things you are expressing in your posts.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Oct 23, 2021, 07:20
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Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Oct 22, 2021, 09:37:
You mean you can see a projected 35mm screening of a classic film at home presented by the director and cinematographer, and then have a panel discussion afterwards with audience questions? So cool that you have the means to do that!

Snark aside, seeing The Terminator and Aliens in midnight reparatory screenings breathed new life into films which I had seen literally dozens of time, but only ever at home. Films simply are not the same experience at home.

If you don't want to go to a mainstream multiplex to see the latest Marvel movie, I can understand, but if that's all you ever went to, then you never really went to the cinema. This is a cinema: https://www.ifccenter.com/

opinions... what are they? lol
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Oct 23, 2021, 07:17
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Oct 23, 2021, 07:17
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Oct 22, 2021, 10:02:
Curious about all your abrasive posts, are you ok man ?

are any of us ok? lol

i'm fine. i just don't tolerate stupidity (admittedly, as i see it) and i'm not one of those people that worries what other people think or if other people like me. our world is falling apart because of human stupidity. we've made it not ok to point out when a person does something stupid, which means that person does not LEARN that they did something stupid and they will do it again. rinse repeat and you get the world we've created.

i have kids. i will not sit back and let their future be ruined by a bunch of whiny crybabies that think this world exists solely for THEIR own benefit. these same idiots always assume i'm against all these important social justice things (because they act purely on emotion, and not logic) and that's just not true. i care more than THEY do. but i'm attempting to prevent these crybabies from muddying the waters with their nonsense so that REAL social justice can occur.

woke nonsense will not win. ever.
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Oct 22, 2021, 11:51
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The first time I think I remember it happening in my lifetime was to Jon-Erik Hexum in the 1980s. He put a prop gun to his temple and pulled the trigger just goofing off. The wadding pierced his skull and he died in the hospital days later after they took him off life support.
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Oct 22, 2021, 11:35
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RedEye9 wrote on Oct 22, 2021, 11:00:
Daehawk wrote on Oct 22, 2021, 10:55:
Hey Blue did you see where Alec Baldwin shot 2 people on the set of his movie ...the DP and director..one died.

The movie’s safety director better be lawyering up and calling his union rep.

Every year Hollywood fires millions of shots, all of them harmless.
There is absolutely no excuse for an accident of this magnitude.
As I mentioned in linking this story, we were flipping channels just the other day and The Crow was on. MrsBlue didn't recall the story, so we discussed it a little. I commented on how bizarre that this happened in real life, because it sounded more like a Columbo plot. I cited the exact same point about how this never happens even though Hollywood fires enough blanks every year to stage an entire world war.

And then it happened again? It's impossible to imagine how live ammo ended up on a set like that. Maybe that's just because I don't understand enough about movie production. Of course this is a tragedy for the victim's friends and family. And I also can't imagine how traumatic this must be for all on set, and Baldwin in particular.
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Oct 22, 2021, 11:00
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Daehawk wrote on Oct 22, 2021, 10:55:
Hey Blue did you see where Alec Baldwin shot 2 people on the set of his movie ...the DP and director..one died.

The movie’s safety director better be lawyering up and calling his union rep.

Every year Hollywood fires millions of shots, all of them harmless.
There is absolutely no excuse for an accident of this magnitude.
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Oct 22, 2021, 10:55
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Hey Blue did you see where Alec Baldwin shot 2 people on the set of his movie ...the DP and director..one died.
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Oct 22, 2021, 10:03
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Oct 22, 2021, 10:03
 
As I have indicated before, I'm with SMA on this. Yes, for most films a 65" 4k television and a reasonable sound system is sufficient. But there are films which are best seen on at 50' screen instead. It is simply makes a different experience for certain films.
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Oct 22, 2021, 10:02
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Dumbledore wrote on Oct 22, 2021, 08:43:
nah. even before covid theaters were a dying business and everyone knew it. now they're a nice place to go to ACTUALLY die since only morons would go sit and breath recirculated air with a bunch of other people dumb enough to do that.
the home theater these days is vastly superior to the overpriced movie theaters and the best part, no ignorant fuckwads sitting behind me talking the entire time while kicking my seat. i fully celebrate the death of movie theaters. it should have happened a long time ago.
Curious about all your abrasive posts, are you ok man ?


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Oct 22, 2021, 09:37
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Oct 22, 2021, 09:37
 
Dumbledore wrote on Oct 22, 2021, 08:43:
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 21, 2021, 17:45:
Dune needs to be seen in the theater. Watching it on TV is just not the same.

nah. even before covid theaters were a dying business and everyone knew it. now they're a nice place to go to ACTUALLY die since only morons would go sit and breath recirculated air with a bunch of other people dumb enough to do that.

the home theater these days is vastly superior to the overpriced movie theaters and the best part, no ignorant fuckwads sitting behind me talking the entire time while kicking my seat. i fully celebrate the death of movie theaters. it should have happened a long time ago.

You mean you can see a projected 35mm screening of a classic film at home presented by the director and cinematographer, and then have a panel discussion afterwards with audience questions? So cool that you have the means to do that!

Snark aside, seeing The Terminator and Aliens in midnight reparatory screenings breathed new life into films which I had seen literally dozens of time, but only ever at home. Films simply are not the same experience at home.

If you don't want to go to a mainstream multiplex to see the latest Marvel movie, I can understand, but if that's all you ever went to, then you never really went to the cinema. This is a cinema: https://www.ifccenter.com/
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Oct 22, 2021, 08:43
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Oct 22, 2021, 08:43
 
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 21, 2021, 17:45:
Dune needs to be seen in the theater. Watching it on TV is just not the same.

nah. even before covid theaters were a dying business and everyone knew it. now they're a nice place to go to ACTUALLY die since only morons would go sit and breath recirculated air with a bunch of other people dumb enough to do that.

the home theater these days is vastly superior to the overpriced movie theaters and the best part, no ignorant fuckwads sitting behind me talking the entire time while kicking my seat. i fully celebrate the death of movie theaters. it should have happened a long time ago.
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Oct 22, 2021, 03:13
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Oct 22, 2021, 03:13
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Saw Dune at home. Enjoyed it! It's a slow burn, but did an amazing job with world building and character development. I really enjoyed the scene between Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam and Paul way more than the scene from the 1984 film. That's all I'll say without spoiling it for you.
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