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Oscar Nominations 2023: Full List of Nominees. I've seen a few, but I am looking forward to a few more, so I'm not really qualified to comment. But I will say I'm surprised The Batman didn't at least score a nomination for cinematography. Being able to follow along with the action despite the movie being so starkly dark was an impressive achievement. Oh well, competitive art is a pretty weird concept anyway. Something, something eye of the beholder.

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Jan 29, 2023, 22:26
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Re: OotB: Artsy Jan 29, 2023, 22:26
Jan 29, 2023, 22:26
 
I really enjoyed The Banshees of Inisherin. It was not at all like I expected and quite funny. The different ways people have their level of intelligence questioned by others was great. Colin Farrel was hillarious.

Absolutely a weird movie though and I wouldn't recommend it to everyone. Basically if you like In Bruges you will enjoy The Banshees of Inisherin, same director, same kind of dark comedy.
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Re: OotB: Artsy
Jan 29, 2023, 21:47
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Jan 29, 2023, 21:47
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 29, 2023, 16:32:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 29, 2023, 15:47:
Ant wrote on Jan 29, 2023, 12:37:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 24, 2023, 13:27:
Everything, Everywhere with 11 noms. Well deserving. Brilliant film.
It was OK and overrated IMO.
Yeah, I thought it was pretty *meh*. *shrug*
I gave up on it about a third of the way in but i will attempt it again.
The Guardian review was brutal
Everything Everywhere All at Once – nothing nowhere over a long period of time

I thought it was easily the most original movie of the year, in a positive way. Absolutely fantastic.
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EEAAO
Jan 29, 2023, 17:28
Ant
 
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Jan 29, 2023, 17:28
 Ant
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 29, 2023, 16:32:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 29, 2023, 15:47:
Ant wrote on Jan 29, 2023, 12:37:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 24, 2023, 13:27:
Everything, Everywhere with 11 noms. Well deserving. Brilliant film.
It was OK and overrated IMO.
Yeah, I thought it was pretty *meh*. *shrug*
I gave up on it about a third of the way in but i will attempt it again.
The Guardian review was brutal
Everything Everywhere All at Once – nothing nowhere over a long period of time
Eh, it wasn't that bad. Just overrated. I gave it a 6/10.
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Re: OotB: Artsy
Jan 29, 2023, 16:32
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Re: OotB: Artsy Jan 29, 2023, 16:32
Jan 29, 2023, 16:32
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 29, 2023, 15:47:
Ant wrote on Jan 29, 2023, 12:37:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 24, 2023, 13:27:
Everything, Everywhere with 11 noms. Well deserving. Brilliant film.
It was OK and overrated IMO.
Yeah, I thought it was pretty *meh*. *shrug*
I gave up on it about a third of the way in but i will attempt it again.
The Guardian review was brutal
Everything Everywhere All at Once – nothing nowhere over a long period of time
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Burrito of Peace
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Re: OotB: Artsy
Jan 29, 2023, 15:47
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Re: OotB: Artsy Jan 29, 2023, 15:47
Jan 29, 2023, 15:47
 
Ant wrote on Jan 29, 2023, 12:37:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 24, 2023, 13:27:
Everything, Everywhere with 11 noms. Well deserving. Brilliant film.
It was OK and overrated IMO.
Yeah, I thought it was pretty *meh*. *shrug*
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Re: OotB: Artsy
Jan 29, 2023, 12:37
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Jan 29, 2023, 12:37
 Ant
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 24, 2023, 13:27:
Everything, Everywhere with 11 noms. Well deserving. Brilliant film.
First film with 11 nominations to prominently feature butt plugs.
It was OK and overrated IMO. I'm happy that it got many nominations and awards though!
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Joint pain
Jan 25, 2023, 18:04
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Joint pain Jan 25, 2023, 18:04
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Hey Blue, speaking of your elbow, we're all waiting to hear the full story... Whenever the NDA expires.

Broken pinkie finger for me. Classic baseball knuckle fracture a few years ago. Neglected to splint it because I didn't think it was broken, and it healed a bit crooked. Never bothers me unless the whether changes.
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In reference to your seagull joke concerning KFC incense sticks, just happened to watch this video today. I love these letter readings:

Benedict Cumberbatch reads a hilarious letter of apology to a hotel 'An entire flock of seagulls in my hotel room'
https://youtu.be/ZXusaBNctC8
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Re: OotB: Artsy
Jan 25, 2023, 17:12
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Re: OotB: Artsy Jan 25, 2023, 17:12
Jan 25, 2023, 17:12
 
Oh it's definitely pedantry.
The show runners don't expect you to be comparatively measuring sound levels.
Nobody is sitting there "Hey that shoe volume was slightly higher than the gasp, this show is unrealistic / has a plot hole!"
err wait, I guess somebody is
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Re: OotB: Artsy
Jan 25, 2023, 07:55
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1badmf wrote on Jan 25, 2023, 04:39:
cmon that's not a plot hole, just bad audio implementation. ok yeah i noticed that but it's easily explained away as just bad foley. the scene could've been designed better, but the idea is sound (literally). anybody ever accuse you of being excessively pedantic? i love being pedantic cuz details matter to me but if it's easily explained away with a bit of logic it doesn't bother me.

That is absolutely a plot hole. If sounds trigger shroomheads, then the loud ass scuffing should have triggered them long before. That's not being pedantic, that's paying attention to how the show presents its logic and then immediately violates it. That shows a lack of internal consistency. It's worse still because the characters know that sound triggers the shroomheads and yet they still wear hard soled shoes.

A good example of paying attention to audio details to remain internally consistent is A Quiet Place. Those creatures are also highly aurally sensitive and hunt by sound. So what do the main characters do? Walk barefoot on a narrow trail of sand that they've laid down the middle of the street. That makes absolute sense.
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Re: OotB: Artsy
Jan 25, 2023, 04:39
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Re: OotB: Artsy Jan 25, 2023, 04:39
Jan 25, 2023, 04:39
 
cmon that's not a plot hole, just bad audio implementation. ok yeah i noticed that but it's easily explained away as just bad foley. the scene could've been designed better, but the idea is sound (literally). anybody ever accuse you of being excessively pedantic? i love being pedantic cuz details matter to me but if it's easily explained away with a bit of logic it doesn't bother me.
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Jan 24, 2023, 23:31
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1badmf wrote on Jan 24, 2023, 22:00:
ok what's the plot hole in the museum? cuz i can't think of one, and that scene is pretty much straight out of the game with one big change that doesn't alter the story or action.

When they're walking around the same floor, you can hear their shoes scuffing and, in a couple of scenes, they are louder than Ellie's gasp which caused the initial alert. If the shroomheads are triggered by sound, they should have heard those long before the gasp. They're clear as day on the studio monitors plugged in to my HTPC.

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RedEye9 wrote on Jan 24, 2023, 20:05:
Burrito of Peace
You might like Bones and All
Trailer https://youtu.be/0Nu7Z9AxGNg

Thanks, man! That definitely looks right up my alley.
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“Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains” -Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Re: OotB: Artsy
Jan 24, 2023, 22:23
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Jan 24, 2023, 22:23
 
This looks interesting, a friend told me about it but he's hard of hearing so he might enjoy it more because it's closed captioned since it's in Turkish.
https://decider.com/2022/12/02/hot-skull-netflx-review/
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Re: OotB: Artsy
Jan 24, 2023, 22:00
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Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 24, 2023, 14:40:
Saw the second episode of The Last of Us. To quote a, so far, better show: "not great, not terrible". The section in the museum made me laugh a bit because there is a plot hole in it that's pretty obvious.

Watched M3GAN today. Hey, you know all those stories you've read and watched about robots and AIs that kill people because of faulty logic? Good news! You don't have to watch the movie because you already know what happens! It's not a terrible movie but it's not ground breaking or even evolutionary. It's just smack dab between the hawsers and doesn't distinguish itself in any meaningful way.

Also watched Ancient Apocalypse in the wee hours this morning. I could tentatively agree with about 50ish percent of it. The rest is that polite, blank stare you give to the guy in the park ranting about lizard people who live in the center of the hollow Earth and secretly control all the world's governments.

ok what's the plot hole in the museum? cuz i can't think of one, and that scene is pretty much straight out of the game with one big change that doesn't alter the story or action.
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Burrito of Peace
You might like Bones and All
Trailer https://youtu.be/0Nu7Z9AxGNg
- At this point, Windows is the OS equivalent of Stockholm Syndrome. -
Burrito of Peace
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Jan 24, 2023, 20:01
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jdreyer wrote on Jan 24, 2023, 19:53:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 24, 2023, 18:22:
Trae Crowder does football https://youtu.be/_2r7K3eYsNk
JFC
"This video isn't available anymore."
https://youtu.be/_2r7K3eYsNk
I fubared it, fixed
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Jan 24, 2023, 19:53
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RedEye9 wrote on Jan 24, 2023, 18:22:
Trae Crowder does football https://youtu.be/_2r7K3eYsN
JFC
"This video isn't available anymore."
If Russia stops fighting, the war ends. If Ukraine stops fighting, Ukraine ends. Slava Ukraini!
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Trae Crowder does football https://youtu.be/_2r7K3eYsNk
JFC

Edit
Fixed fubared link. Thanks Jdreyer!
What a difference a letter makes. Youtube is so picky.

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Jan 24, 2023, 18:19
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Rectal Prolapse wrote on Jan 24, 2023, 17:43:
I enjoyed Ancient Apocalypse. It can be a little bit out there but at the same time you appreciate that the ancient people are smarter than we think, yet also have the same flaws as us "modern" humans...

I am 100% onboard with the idea that our neolithic ancestors were far more intelligent and capable than the general consensus believes. We're learning more every year that humanity is older than we think and were using tools for far longer than we thought. I can also see, and understand, the concept of the flood myth being a recounting of a racial trauma from the receding of the glaciers.

For me, I drew the line at the mysterious, globe spanning/traveling race/aliens that taught humans worldwide about advanced mathematics and architecture yet somehow managed to leave zero credible traces behind of actually existing. Those parts might have well been episodes of Ancient Aliens for how ludicrous they are.

There's this show I watch, Digging for Britain, that I really enjoy. On one of the episodes last season, they featured a site that was similar to Skara Brae. What was interesting is that the site was showing signs of small scale copper and iron smelting. This is a neolithic site and the depth at which the signs were found precluded them from being from newer than when the site itself was active. If they can find more evidence of that, as well as any actual tools, it would put human metalworking and metal tool usage further back in history than previously thought.

Those kinds of finds just blow my mind. It seems disrespectful and disingenuous to me to just say "aliens or gods did it" while not giving neolithic people their due.
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Jan 24, 2023, 17:43
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I enjoyed Ancient Apocalypse. It can be a little bit out there but at the same time you appreciate that the ancient people are smarter than we think, yet also have the same flaws as us "modern" humans...
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Jan 24, 2023, 17:25
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jdreyer wrote on Jan 24, 2023, 15:40:
I thought TLoU Ep 2 was pretty good too. One of the confusing parts for me was the geography. I didn't understand the geography of getting to the state house. "It's 10 minutes that way, but we'll go the long way." (spoilers): Next shot they're 100 feet in the air on a highway over pass. It made no sense that they kept having to go up (in the hotel, in the museum, etc.), or how going up was going to get them to the state house on ground level. I guess they're going via rooftops to avoid clickers?.

Answer:

Something something infected everywhere. Blah blah blah generic reasons for putting characters in peril. No one's figured out a way to clear them out seemingly but the Fireflies have crates of hand grenades for deus ex machina purposes.
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