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  1. 13 hours ago, Tywin et al. said:

    Just saying in the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's people didn't care much what male stars did. Doesn't take a lot of work to draw up a huge list of stars from that period we'd jail today.

    This was also an era that had much more relaxed attitudes toward drinking and driving, child seats, spousal abuse, etc. Health and well being in general. frankly, it's amazing some of the guys lived as long as they did. 

    That recipe clearly needs more lard. 

    AA? 12 step program? What are you some kind of pussy or something?

    Amphetamines? Yeah, they're good for you; like vitamins. Wash them down with a nice bourbon? Fine. It's fine. 

    They're what? Taking lead out of gasoline? 

  2. 3 hours ago, Slurktan said:

    Interesting choices.  I wonder if it just to keep Gunn away from Disney (Marvel and Star Wars) in the future.  With Peacemaker and the Suicide Squad he has shown he won't just take the safe marvel formula route.

    That's funny because TSS felt very much like an R-rated MCU film to me; where GotG 1 & 2 are the least MCU films in the MCU. Still haven't seen Peacemaker.

    Keep in mind that he will probably not be directing many films in his new role. 

    3 hours ago, sifth said:

    With Gunn running the show, I wonder if my dream of one day seeing a movie about The Question, will finally happen. The guy certainly loves making films about characters most people have never heard of before.

    An HBO Max miniseries would be better for that I think. 

  3. How?!? How do they do this?!? How do they keep topping themselves?

    p.s. Never think entertainment "journalism" isn't at least 30% marketing wank. 

    p.p.s. Whomever published "WW84 is easily the best DC film since TDK." should never be listened-to ever again on any subject ever. If their friends and colleagues didn't immediately call them up to voice concern or ask if they'd been hit in the head or if they're really, really high, they're automatically persons of interest in my book and should be treated likewise. 

  4. 3 hours ago, Argonath Diver said:

    Black Friday looms, and if I find a terrific deal (God bless Slickdeals) I will finally pull the trigger.

    It isn't an option for me because I don't have the disposable cash at the moment. And I'll probably move soon so it wouldn't make much sense to put one of these up only to take it down in 6 months.

    If those weren't considerations, I would be "this close" to pulling the trigger. IMO, This space is still evolving pretty quickly, so I would wait 1-2 years. This combination from Epson at this price point would have been alien technology a year ago. Guaranteed you're going to see significantly new/improved technology emerge and existing technology come down in price. 

  5. 35 minutes ago, Rhom said:

    That recessed console for the black one was really sharp looking.

    For reference, spin the clock back 5 years and the new hotness was the Sony VPL-VZ1000ES:

    • 77 lbs.
    • Almost 1 meter wide.
    • 2500 Lumens.
    • No HDR
    • $25k (screen not included)

    I don't really know the minutia of chips/lasers/lenses, but I suspect the next big thing will be wide projectors with multiple projection elements. i.e. instead of one lens or whatever in the middle of the box you'll have an array of two or more. Then you'll see screens approaching 200".

  6. On 10/11/2022 at 7:55 AM, Myrddin said:

    All that just to plug: Please contribute to my GoFundMe so I can get a larger screen TV.

    I'm keeping an eye on UST projector and ambient light rejecting screen technology myself. 120 inches, Mellon Farmer! That's my dream. 

    The way I see it, that stuff is roughly where flatscreens were about 10 years ago in relation to the price/performance curve. In a year or two I'll probably pull the trigger. 

  7. 3 hours ago, Heartofice said:

    If they were warning of ‘teh woke’ then they were much more prophetic than the creators of She Hulk. It’s hard to deny the levels of ‘teh woke’ on display here. 

    What is ironic is that She Hulk is a total godsend to those YouTube and Twitter creators who thrive off of moaning about this shit. It gives them hours of content to create and millions more views.

    Anyone who thinks ‘teh woke’ at Marvel is a myth will watch this show and realise it’s absolutely a thing, and click subscribe to the trolls.

    So far from being a middle finger to ‘the trolls’, it’s more like a hug and a gift.

    Don't worry. She-hulk or no She-Hulk, grown ass men will soon go back to screeching about racial diversity in the Dwarf, Elf, and Mermaid populations. 

  8. 27 minutes ago, mormont said:

    It's the actor who stood in for CGI Hulk Jen on set.

    Apparently it was Devon Lewis; not Malia Arrayah Nahinu. Oh, the trolls will have a field day with that. 

  9. Who played She-Hulk in the 70's inspired intro? That looked like an actual actress, not a virtual character. 

    ETA: I'm watching tyrone Magnus' reaction to Angry Joe's reaction to the finale. Some of these guys are taking this shit way too seriously. 

  10. 2 minutes ago, sifth said:

    Hey, if you support any of these idiots on youtube, you deserve to lose your money, in my book. So my heart bleeds for them, lol

    I don't. And it's nothing to me how someone makes their money. I'm just pointing out the grift.

    When he's not doing the culture war mambo jambo, Critical Drinker is actually capable of really insightful criticism. But then that doesn't pay the bills.  

  11. 2 hours ago, Heartofice said:


    It feels like the entire show and the finale was created to fight back against an imaginary enemy so that they can strawman anyone criticising them. 

    The conversations at the Intelligence meeting; I have literally seen those exact comments online or from content creators warning us of "teh woke".

    1 hour ago, sifth said:

    I know of quite a few people in the hate mob and artificially generated hate culture who were making all sorts of videos, preparing to hate House of the Dragon before it came out and are now eating their words, because the show is actually good. People like the Critical Drinker have even admitted to being wrong about the show, despite making hate videos for it during the spring and summer.

    Just make a good show and prove the haters wrong indeed. Don't make a show just to attack people, who criticize your work.

    Yeah, and I'm sure all the live streams that were done by him and others preemptively shitting on HoTD, Prey, etc; the superchat moneys generated were promptly refunded. 

    G & G was practically built on GoT hate videos BTW. There was a time when even the most amateurish videos criticising the final season could generate a few hundred thousand views on Youtube. 

    As for She-Hulk, brilliant final episode. This is like self-self-self parody at this point. So much cringe. So wonderful. and way to tie it back to the first episode with absolutely the thinnest thread. Oh, Professor Hulk went back to Sakaar? 'Sounds interesting. Are we going to see any of that? Nope. Oh, and here's his kid because why not.

    Breathless. I was breathless.  

  12. For comparison:

    The 2022 re-release of Avatar is currently at $24 million on 2,000 screens domestically.

    The 2022 re-release of Spider-Man: NWH debuted on just-shy of 4,000 screens and it did just over $9.3 million domestically. 

    The 2021 re-release of Avatar in China (during the pandemic) did $57 million. That's more than the last 3 Star Wars films' (Solo, TLJ, TRoS) did individually and compares favorably with Rogue One at $69.5 million. That's for a 12 year old film that everybody's probably seen half a dozen times. 

    Three billion moneys.

    2 hours ago, polishgenius said:

    Mind you, it's not 'big' on the same scale, but The Golden Compass probably takes the cake in terms of proportion- it earned 70 mil in the US and 370mil internationally. It's only considered a bomb because they sold the international rights for a smaller lump sum up front to fund the movie in the first place, so New Line didn't get any of that money. Which is also why New Line no longer exists as a separate entity. Whoopsie. 

    And won an Oscar and BAFTA award for best VFX.

    I never understood the poor reception that film got. I kinda liked it. It was at least on par with the Harry Potter crapola that was clogging up screens at the time. No offense to Harry Potter fans, but some of those films were just not great. 


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