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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18

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      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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The Last Jedi Box Office Predictions (No Movie Spoilers Please)

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On 1/10/2018 at 4:27 PM, Brundlefly said:

It's because a two films is in many cases the perfect number where it should stop. Fans liked the first film, so you give them a second one which is a bit different. The third film has usually some signs of fatigue and a lack of ideas. There are many examples of films that work well as duos.

 

The Godfather + The Godfather Part II

Jurassic Park + The Lost World

Gremlins + Gremlins 2

Home Alone + Home Alone 2

Terminator + Terminator 2

28 Days Later + 28 Weeks Later

Kill Bill Vol. 1 + Kill Bill Vol. 2

Trainspotting + T2 Trainspotting

Blade Runner + Blade Runner 2049

Batman + Batman Returns

 

None of these examples would have/has taken benefit from a third film.

 

I actually think most of those films don't work as duos, and should have stopped with one. In fact I'd say the Godfather, Terminator, Batman and Kill Bill (which is really one movie) are the only good examples of a second film complementing and even completing the story begun in the first.  And Batman is borderline (admitted I haven't seen 28 days or its follow up, nor Trainspotting 2). 

 

You could add Alien/Aliens to this list.  Though while Aliens is an excellent movie, it didn't demand a sequel the way say Godfather or Terminator did. In any event, anything after the second movie is wholly unnecessary (sorry Thor).

 

TLW, Gremlins 2 and Home Alone 2 are completely unnecessary, and inferior, sequels.

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The alien franchise is a tetralogy!

 

5 hours ago, Nick1066 said:

TLW, Gremlins 2 and Home Alone 2 are completely unnecessary, and inferior, sequels.

Inferior? - Hell yes!

Completely unnecessary? - No, because it's so refreshingly different and sets and end to the thematic, but it could have been more ambitious (for the first example), and not completely, because it was fun to see them make fun of and exaggerate the topics of the first films (for the two following examples).

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1 hour ago, publicist said:

Gremlins 2 for the win! Definitely a better watch than the first (score included).

 

It beats the living crap out of the original, any day.

 

 

 

DIE HARD + DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE (skip the turd of a second film).

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