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  1. We agree on something. Hosanna. I'm pinching myself in anticipation of the inevitable chorus of, "Gah! Completely missed the point. I just don't think he understands this character."
  2. I've seen a fair bit of "DC/WB will never work with Snyder again" commentary. Apparently someone didn't get the memo. Hilarious.
  3. This is great. I will read this. Yeah, Rhodes is great. I chuckle at the fact that Oppenhiemer's life is so well documented because his life intersected with so many people who were being surveilled by the FBI at one point or another. He might have the most thoroughly documented life stories of any public figure in history. Karl Marx's activities are similarly well documented, though they were actually watching him, not his pals.
  4. Yeah, the trailer has leaked. I regret nothing. The score is more, "Fhuh Fhuh Fhuh Fhuh Fhuh Fhuh Fhuh Fhuh Fhuh FhuhFhuhFhuhFhuh" than I anticipated. AC/DC also did some pioneering work on this front back in the early '80's.
  5. I'm house sitting for a week. There's suburban livestock involved. Very needy suburban livestock. There's a theater nearby but it isn't Imax. That will require a much longer drive. Ludwig Göransson is scoring this one. I imagine the score will be more EEEEEeeEeEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeEeeeEeeEeeEeeEeeeEeeEeeEee DuhDuhDuhDuhDahDahDeeDeeDeeDooDuhDuhDuhDuhDahDahDeeDeeDeeDooDuhDuhDuhDuhDahDahDeeDeeDeeDoo Their development was much slower and Germany didn't enjoy the same material circumstance as the United States. Hitler's determination that the war impact the German general economy as little as possible meant they had be more economical in their war making, and often they weren't. For example, Germany built brilliant tanks but their tank manufacturing was comically inefficient. Anyway, at some point, the decision was made to shift resources away from fission weapons to V2 rocket development. They had no chance after that. This is the thing that irks me about the history channel documentaries about Nazi super weapons. "Oh man if only they built this we'd have been screwed, blah, blah". Maybe, but if they built that then some other part of their war machine would have suffered. They couldn't do everything. They also always leave out that the British had done an amazing job of breaking the German codes without Germany ever knowing it. Super weapons or no, You have zero chance if your enemy can listen in on everything you're planning. The Germans getting their shit pushed in at the battle of Kursk is a good example of this. They must have felt like Captain Deladier when she said, "This isn't random or light. Someone made a mistake... Someone made a big goddamn mistake!!!"
  6. I'm not sure what you mean by this. General relativity and quantum mechanics don't play nice was my understanding. That's still being sussed out by the fellas that do all the fancy cyphering. Mind you, mere mortals still can't figure out how a black hole works and Nolan got that sorted out in a few days for Interstellar. If you're talking about depicting an actual fission reaction, Yeah, that will be a practical effect; using a tiny chunk of Uranium and shot at 10 trillion fps on a camera that will make James Cameron shit himself in terror. Now I have to find an Imax theater showing Nope. That's going to be a problem for me I think.
  7. Lights go down... The scene opens on a desolate New Mexico landscape. An ominous score plays. In the background, there are military vehicles and several men in army fatigues working near large, skeletal steel tower... In the foreground, the camera tracks a lone Army private as he walks into a small wooden shack. The camera follows him inside. The score begins to build... Shack interior: The army private seats himself on a wooden bench at a table that spans the length of the shack. On the table is an authentic, 1940's army communications radio. He powers on the radio to the sound of static and jumbled, barely audible voices.... He keys the microphone, -click- "X-Ray 2, X-Ray 1, over.” “Go ahead X-ray 1, over.” The score stops. "Can you hear me X-Ray 2? Am I coming through OK, Over?" And, scene. p.s. How DARE you?
  8. How dare you, Sir? How dare you? Christopher Nolan will bring all his film maker super powers to bear on your squishy not-a-raccoon brain. He will squeeze it and caress it just short of rupture and you will feel transported. His dialogue cares not for your fragile ears.
  9. I was a big fan of Fat Man and Little Boy when it came out, which had a smaller but similarly stacked cast but only deals with events up to the trinity test. I also really like the PBS Oppenhiemer series, which takes a much broader view of Oppenhiemer's life and includes the post war stuff. Given that RDJ has been cast as Strauss, I imagine they'll be a good portion of the film dedicated to post-war red scare stuff.
  10. Like a boss. Cool guys don't look at explosions. And yes, I wouldn't rule out an actual atomic bomb explosion. You know how Nolan loves practical effects. RDJ as Lewis Strauss and Murphy as Oppenhiemer. Christ, the release date is still a year away. This makes me very sad. I'm too lazy to look for it right now but I remember reading something about the (reported) deal with Universal. It involves a guaranteed exclusive theatrical run, no Universal tentpole film releases for a period before and after the premiere, and a substantial percentage of the first dollar gross. If I didn't know better I'd say the suits at Universal were more concerned about prestige at awards season than money in the bank. My boy Chris is getting paid, son!
  11. In other news, studio insiders apparently don't know how to use google.
  12. Finally some proof! Behold! There are probably robots in the case!!! Chilling. Speaking of coordinated attacks, who's responsible for this I wonder? I mean, someone had to mastermind this, right?
  13. This checks out. I was thinking recently that my masturbation has become very repetitive and machine-like of late.
  14. Snyder targeted people at the studio? From the same article that accused Fisher of colluding with Snyder with no evidence. The first time we see the collusion claim in print was the Vulture piece a few month back, Who are Whedon's defenders? Don't know. But this claim doesn't surface publicly before that. "Snyder tricked him"? Touch grass. I've seen video of Fiona and read her imperfect English on the website she set up. If she isn't a Chinese national shes done an amazing job pretending to be one for 4 years because why not. As to why she didn't respond, I know that she was dealing with health issues on and off for a while. There were several periods where she would be inactive on social media because of it. That could be why. Or maybe they just don't give a shit about Rolling Stone in China. The kinds of details an award winning journo would investigate. - Also, regarding the click bait RS headline,
  15. Yeah, and that's all it is. "An implication". There's a lot of that in this article. And there was plenty of Snyder Cut fan promotion that had nothing to do with Fiona Zheng. Justice Con 2020 for example, which was pulling in more views than Comic-Con at home at times. Also the November 2019 hashtag trend event. This is the second time Fisher has been low-key accused of making shit up to slander one Director/Studio for the benefit of another. With. Zero. Evidence. And how this "benefits" the other director I have no idea. What Snyder has done to demonstrate he's capable of that kind of petty behavior I have no idea. Do you think Fisher's doing his career any favors with this? Doubt it. Do you think either of them are stupid enough to plot this out together? Oh, that's right, I forgot he's Lex Luthor now. I guess that makes Ray his Otis or Ms. Tessmacher. This is full on tinfoil hat nonsense. And it's only Ray Fisher that's being singled out with this accusation. You think that might make him a bit salty?
  16. Everything in that article is either an anonymous source, innuendo or, "this sure looks weird huh?" She literally compares Snyder to Lex Luthor, which only proves to me that CBM's pop culture hedgemony has truly jumped the shark. It's clearly rotting some peoples brains. Also, If Snyder was able to sucker WB executives into spending millions of dollars because of something that is so obviously a machine campaign: a) Zaslav needs to fire every singe one of these fucking idiots, Right. Now. Even if they were merely in the room while the project was being discussed, broom their worthless asses, tout suite. Anything less would be stealing from your shareholders. Also WW84 was shit. b) Snyder should be running that studio. Would you rather have Lex Luthor working for you or against you? C'mon.
  17. Ah, yes the anonymous "DC Warner Bros. inside source" again. Is this the same one who said: The film would never ever be released? (media outlets were reporting this just a few months before the announcement) Ben Affleck wouldn't return as Batman? No additional footage would be shot for ZSJL (eg. the entire epilogue of the film)? That Keirsey Clemons was removed from 2017 JL by Snyder and not by Whedon? And would someone please tell me when Jason Momoa's Frosty the Snowman film is being released? The article doesn't mention it. Totally a coincidence that this comes out in the same day as the ZSJL digital release BTW. A couple of comments: Regarding the precipitous drop in the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut hashtag after the announcement. The reason it dropped was because it makes no sense to use the hashtag after the announcement was made. After the announcement, people stopped tweeting that and immediately started tweeting #thesnydercut, #zacksnydersjusticeleague, #zsjl and the like. All of which trended and none of which are mentioned in the article. Regarding forsnydercut.com, Fiona Zheng doesn't "purport to be from China", she is a fan from China. She appeared at DC fandome in 2020. Maybe she was a robot. I don't know. Regarding Martian Manhunter; That's hilarious. "Future plans"? DC has announced about a dozen projects in the last 10 years that never came to be but this is the first I've heard of any plans for a cinematic Martian Manhunter. They told Snyder to remove Green Lantern from ZSJL because of "future plans" and, to my knowledge, they haven't shot a single frame of film for Green Lantern Corps; more than two years since the Snyder cut announcement. The article mentions another article from the wrap about bots and the Oscars fan favorite award. This article came about a week or two after another article appeared in the wrap about measures the academy was taking to prevent cyber fuckery from influencing the vote. Also, who even cares? This was obviously a cynical attempt make the Oscars more relevant to millennials by giving an MCU film some kind of award and it didn't work. Whatever. Finally, and this is starting to piss me off, the specter of Ray Fischer's accusations being a put-on at the behest of Snyder. I have never heard Snyder ever say an unkind word about Whedon or any other CBM director. Even when he was asked about the JL reshoots, he could have come down hard on Whedon but his response was muted. I have also heard plenty of praise from people who've worked with him that his sets are enjoyable places to be and he treats everyone with respect. I gotta wonder why Gal Gadot or any of the other people who've spoken about Whedon's behavior aren't getting this nonsense. Ray Fisher "Declining to comment" is also a bit fishy. He received an email on Sunday night (24 hours before publication) and was asked to respond by 6:00PM Monday (yesterday). The next day he receives an email at 5:12 saying the deadline had passed. I don't know what to make of that. Maybe wires got crossed with a time difference or something. But does it make sense to contact the person, with no power to stop the article from being published, not knowing their schedule or what they're doing or if they even check their email outside of business hours, for a comment right before you're going to publish?
  18. This was the crash that convinced me that maybe paved runoff isn't all its cracked up to be. When Webber came back down he broke two corners of the car (right front and left rear), and the other two look to be been intact to some degree. Regardless, he was a surf board; and he lost zero speed between the track boundary and the tire wall. Maybe I wasn't paying attention because I don't remember much commentary about it beyond the severity of the accident. But I think the FIA came to the same conclusion because we're starting to see gravel in some places again.
  19. And his dedication to tiny trapezius muscles. 'Loved him in The Way of the Gun. The only admirable character in the film.
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