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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18

      Hello!

      For those who may not know, JWFan relies entirely on donations to keep running.  Donations pay for our server bills, as well as keeping our domain and Invision Powerboard fees.
      As an incentive to donate, I am offering a series of free CDS to anyone who donates over a certain amount!   Last time this was a modest success, where I raised $500 of our desired $1,000 and mailed out 3 free CDs to lucky JWFanners.  This time I'll be doing the raffling a littler different!   Our goal is $1000 once again, and I will have four tiers of free CDs you can win once again.  But this time, the more you donate, the more entries into each raffle you'll get!   Each $10 you donate gets your name put into the raffle mug once for the $10 pool, twice for the $20 pool, thrice for the $30 pool, and five times into the $50 pool.  Here is the list of CDs you can win - and I have more to add at a later time when I get a little more organized (I'll post what they are by Friday at the latest)   The $10 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you one ticket into this pool) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $250 donated Tyler Bates - God of War; Ascension (OST, La La Land Records) Danny Elfman - Planet of the Apes (OST, Sony) Danny Elfman - Taking Woodstock (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Identity Thief (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (OST) Michael Giacchino - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (OST, Varese Sarabande) Dave Holmes & Various - Ocean's 11 (OST, WB Records) Joel McNeely & Various - Hollywood '94 (Varese Sarabande) Joe Kraemer - Jack Reacher (OST, La La Land Records) John Williams - Born on the Fourth of July (OST, MCA Records)   The $20 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you two ticket into this pool, must donate at least $20 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $500 donated John Barry - First Love (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - The Challenge (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - In Harm's Way (2009 Intrada edition) Jerry Goldsmith - The Red Pony (Varese) Alan Silvestri - Dutch (La La Land) Shirley Walker - Willard (La La Land) John Williams - Family Plot (Varese Sarabande) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $30 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you three ticket into this pool, must donate at least $30 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $750 donated James Horner - Gorky Park (OOP Kritzerland Edition) James Newton Howard - Outbreak (2CD, Varese Deluxe Edition) Laurence Rosenthal - Clash of the Titans (2CD, Intrada) John Williams - The Fury (2CD, La La Land) John Williams - Jane Eyre (OOP, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $50 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you five ticket into this pool, must donate at least $50 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $1,000 donated Jerry Fielding - The Wild Bunch (3CD, FSM) Ira Newborn - The Naked Gun trilogy (3CD, La La Land) Shirley Walker and Various - Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3 (4CD, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer     All shipping will be paid by me to anywhere in the world!   I will pull names from a hat for each pool, and you get to pick whatever CD set you want if I pull your name!   To be eligible, leave your JWFan username in the comments area of your donation.  If you want to donate but not be in the running for a free CD, mention that in the comment.   Use this link or the link on the mainpage.       Thank you!   Jason, Ricard, and Andreas.

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  1. I wonder if they'll end up delaying this one until December after all (which is frankly what they should have planned all along), and that's why there's no marketing for the film right now. Normally at this point I'd say that's a given what's going to happen considering the substantial reshoots and mess this whole thing has become, but with a Star Wars film there are always so many cross promotions with car companies, fast food restaurants, etc, all of which no doubt have already included Solo has part of their Spring/Summer marketing strategy, so it might be a little late in the game to do that. But who knows. I would not be surprised if it got pushed back. The pity is they decided to make this one in the first place. I don't know a single Star Wars fan who thought a young Han Solo movie was a good idea.
  2. Don't mince words. What do you really think?
  3. Star Trek Discovery - Beware Spoilers!

    I'm not a big Enterprise fan, but most of the best episodes do come from season 4 and Mirror Darkly is no exception. Yes, quite a bit of fun. Anyone think Emperor Georgiou is a descendant of Empress Hoshi? Not sure the timing works, but I like the idea.
  4. Silmarillion art (book)?

    Wow! Interesting.
  5. Williams confirms EPISODE IX !!

    Well I can't argue with that. Preach sister!
  6. The Positive Peter Thread!

    Yeah, well I noticed it when I read the leaked script on AICN!
  7. The "I miss Disco Stu" thread

    The all time greatest Father Ted moment...
  8. The Positive Peter Thread!

    This. And he even makes a big deal in Fellowship about his promise to Mr. Gandalf...don't you leave him, Samwise Gamgee. And I don't mean to. Sam left Frodo knowing what Gollum was, what he was planing, and that he stole the bread. Sam leaving Frodo wasn't his character evolving, it was acting out of character completely. Yes, it undermines Sam's character, and unnecessarily so. Or for the worst reason...to service the needs of the plot for that moment. I understand the need to separate Sam and Frodo at this point, I just don't think this was the way to do it.
  9. The Positive Peter Thread!

    I always felt the same, and said so a while ago in the thread with BloodBoal's (we miss you) excellent review of the film. It seemed completely out of character for Sam..and even if Sam did have a moment of weakness, the way it played out with the bread just didn't make sense. And I don't think it has anything to do with adapting the book...the LOTR films make a lot of changes that work perfectly well, and some even better than the book in terms of dramatic context for the film. Most of the changes made in LOTR worked, and were done with restraint and respect for the source material. You can't say the same for The Hobbit. Still, that scene with Sam is much easier to overlook than the quitter Dwarves, given how good the rest of ROTK is.
  10. The Positive Peter Thread!

    I don't think it added any tension at all. i just think it made them look like weak quitters, especially Thorin for crying out loud. What about this...some of the Dwarves start to leave, and Thorin says something like (enter Armitage impassion speech mode)... "Go if you must. But I will not abandon Erebor a second time. No locked door, no fire drake from the north, no kind of magic known to men, elves or dwarves will keep me from taking back what is rightfully ours. Does the word of an Elf-Lord count for more than our own hearts, our own strength? I care not what Elrond or Gandalf says or which season it is or which way the Thrush flies...Dwarves made this door and Dwarves can open it. Our people. Look what we are...merchants, miners, tinkers, toy­makers (he pauses, puts his hand on Balin's shoulder and makes eye contact)...hardly the stuff of legend. Yet look how far we have come. This little Hobbit, who owes nothing to my kin, will not give up. Why do you go then? Well do what you must..but I. WILL. NOT. LEAVE." Then, during this moment of supreme tension, Bilbo makes his discovery. Almost like the "I'm a school teacher" scene in Saving Private Ryan...the bickering company is pulled back from the ledge (figuratively and literally) at the last moment. Then do the almost losing the key, etc. if you must. But just shrugging and shuffling home? No. It makes zero sense in context of the way Jackson is telling the story and has portrayed these Dwarves. It was just sloppy and IMO perhaps a product of a rushed production and unfinished script. I know you love these films and respect that you do, but even you can't think this works. It's not a good moment for the Dwarves, Thorin most of all.
  11. Williams confirms EPISODE IX !!

    Nothing wrong with a little hyperbole now and then. It was a bold opinion, stated boldly!
  12. Williams confirms EPISODE IX !!

    Oh yeah!? Why don't you go ask Steef to prove that Star Trek is better than everything!