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  1. There was some discussion on another thread that the reason Tenet has such a weird sound mix is that the home release wasn’t mixed with factory television speakers in mind. I think there’s something to this.

    I’m watching it on a flatscreen with a proper sound bar and subwoofer combo and the dialogue is definitely more audible.


    the movie is so mind-warpingly weird that you have to see it multiple times to get it anyway, so making out the dialogue works the same way. Philistines and film Twitter weirdos completely missed the point. Pfft. “Dialogue.”

    As I type this the top of my now blown-off skull is hanging by flap of skin next to my stunned face. The dogs in my care are unimpressed.

    My film reviews on the watching threads will be haikus from now on.

  2. 4 hours ago, TheLastWolf said:

    Here's your Reginald, James Hunt (F1, Rush, rhymes with c-, not that guy, he dead cracka)


    At least he's honest

    he has a particular love of Star Wars (The Last Jedi was great), Game of Thrones (season 8 was good), and Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling...never mind)

    That explains everything

    Wow. His name really is James Hunt. Ok then. I don’t know where “Reginald” came from. For some reason that title made me think of Eddie Izzards, “the difference between English and American movies” and it just came to me.

    So, does this mean Christopher Nolan will become a nuclear power, or does that honor go to Universal Pictures? I guess it was going to happen eventually. 

    Look, I get it. The movie business has been pretty lean the last few years and that’s been hard on the commentary business. It’s fine.

    Although, I’m convinced more and more that these guys read this forum for nuggets of inspiration.

  3. 7 hours ago, TheLastWolf said:

    Yeah right

    And they're being serious...

    I read the title and rolled my eyes. I read this…


    As it stands, Spectre holds the record for the largest explosion in movie history…

    And I started laughing. That whole paragraph is comedy gold. 
    Is he “Bold Enough”? Yes, I rather think he is, Reginald.

  4. 1 hour ago, IFR said:

    This is one of the more interesting articles I've read on the topic, particularly on the speculation of what Heisenberg did or did not know.

    This is great. I will read this.


    I believe Nolan primarily based this on American Prometheus, which I found to be an excellent biography. I would be shocked if Nolan didn't also draw from The Making of the Atomic Bomb and Dark Sun, and Rhodes is still around for consultation.

    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. 

  5. 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. 

    42 minutes ago, polishgenius said:

    Weirdly enough, not one he invented- the original bwa bwa bwa tune was Mind Heist, mainly the work of Zack Hemsey.  

    AC/DC also did some pioneering work on this front back in the early '80's.

  6. 5 hours ago, TheLastWolf said:

    Why, you must have plenty of that in your neighbourhood...

    There's always another option which already got me a kick in the butt from the mods so I'm mum

    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.

    2 hours ago, Myrddin said:

    That's just the trailer.

    Ludwig Göransson is scoring this one. I imagine the score will be more



    1 hour ago, IheartIheartTesla said:

    Presumably the reason the Nazis didnt pursue a bomb seriously was because Heisenberg did a calculation regarding how much fissile material would be required, and it was 3 orders of magnitude off (if memory serves me correct). Whether he did that deliberately or not is up for debate. (Edit: This story may not be actually true, but there has been quite a bit of discussion around whether or not H knew what the critical mass would be)

    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!!!"

  7. 3 hours ago, Corvinus85 said:

    Curious how the relativity of time will be shown in this one. I'm guessing a fission reaction time will be one of the aspects.

    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.

    2 hours ago, TheLastWolf said:

    The teaser featured a countdown of 11 months, blah blah so I'm guessing for the first time Nolan gonna do something linear, since it may affect the overall biopicness. But then the name's...

    Now I have to find an Imax theater showing Nope. That's going to be a problem for me I think. 

  8. 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?

  9. 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. 

  10. 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. 

  11. 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!

  12. 6 hours ago, Ran said:

    If bots are known to be potentially effective in gaming social media algorithms and amplifying trends, thereby actuating more people, then... well, that's why they use bots. And if the count of bots was 2.5-4 times greater than normal for this campaign, that means someone was spending money mobilizing them behind this esoteric Snyder cut business. What the article is dancing around is that Snyder may in fact be the ultimate source of these bots, of this digital marketing firm being hired to create a "Grass roots" site, perhaps of even hiring marketing consultants to pose as superfans, all with the intention of using it to mobilize a fan base to pressure WB to do his bidding.  Vindication through astroturfing.

    Like, John Galt would have done the same thing if social media had existed in the day of Atlas Shrugged.

    Focusing on Whedon is fairly lame since the point is that Fisher's pivots to attacking Berg and Johns, and Hamada, all seem curiously timed with Snyder having ostensibly private issues with them behind the scenes. Especially when one considers the claim that Snyder specifically threatend using social media against the producers.

    John Galt. Nice. 



  13. 1 hour ago, Ran said:

    Ray Fisher is the only person who targeted the same people Snyder targeted at the studio, and then did so right after Snyder targeted them. Why should anyone else be implicated?

    I also like the "purported" to be from China detail. You know why it's purported? Because Zheng did not respond to queries, so they couldn't confirm it.


    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,


    Some of Whedon’s defenders proposed a theory: What if Fisher had been doing Snyder’s bidding? Without furnishing proof, they speculated that Snyder had tricked Fisher into thinking Whedon was racist. Or maybe Fisher knew perfectly well his allegations were bullshit. Either way, the actor and director had “manufactured a controversy” that made Snyder seem like a progressive ally while diverting attention from the fact that their early cut had been a disaster. Whedon’s advocates believed this campaign had poisoned Carpenter against Whedon, causing her to see the complicated story of their relationship as a simplistic narrative of abuse. “Once someone lights a fuse and people see there’s a flame, they run to it and throw stuff into it,” one person in Whedon’s circle said. (Snyder declined to be interviewed.)

    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,


  14. 54 minutes ago, Ran said:

    That's not the implication of the story. The implication of the story is that Zheng was a hired marketer who pretended to be a superfan who then stopped promoting the thing they were hired to promote once it no longer needed promotion.

    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. 

    1 hour ago, Ran said:

    Fisher's tweet is text-book Twitter behavior from him. I'm pretty sure there would be  emails he left out noting that 5PM, not 6PM, was the correct deadline (given that Siegel notes that the shared message was the last of several attempts to hear back) the writer had to submit their story for publication. Furthermore, her last e-mail that Fisher shared was past 5PM, said she needed something "soon", and so if he had had any intention to respond by 6PM, he could have said so and it looks like it would have been something they could have squeezed in.

    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?

  15. 10 minutes ago, RumHam said:

    For what it's worth I skimmed most of that article, but I read all of your post. I think I watched Justice League. 


    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. 


  16. 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?  


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