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Everything posted by Nick1Ø66

  1. I much prefer live action as well, but at the moment I have little hope Amazon's LOTR show will fare much better than their Wheel of Time show, which is...not good.
  2. To this point, there was a nifty six-volume (seven including Appendices) "Millennium" edition of LOTR that was released some time ago, created more in accordance with the six "books" (and their originally conceived corresponding titles) that comprise Lord of the Rings (which is one book). I quite like it, and it wisely didn't use Roman numerals. In any event, there's nothing in this new set that makes me even remotely tempted to buy it. The Cannes reel is nice (though the New Line presentation would be even better), but I'll find that elsewhere.
  3. The best Thor movie is Thor. TDW is, in my opinion, borderline unwatchable and Ragnarok overrated. And I agree with you that the film doesn't have much use for its main character.
  4. Yeah, I called that one too.
  5. They've all had so many aliases I don't know which is which anymore. But I never minded any of them, I enjoy almost everyone here. Though I'm not easily offended.
  6. I think there's room for everyone. If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together. And who is this "Drax"? Is he a passenger?
  7. Meh. I liked this place better when it was a wretched hive of scum and villainy. And those so-called scum made this place more interesting than the pearl clutchers do. Oh well, it's Sheltons from here on out.
  8. How good this show is going to be remains to be seen, but I find the notion that he's "yanking our chain" to be...unlikely. He seems perfectly sincere to me in his comments, and if you're going to yank someone's chain, this is clearly not the way to do it. That said, he might be confused, or have a limited understanding of the show he's starring in (he wouldn't be the first actor, or even the first LOTR actor to be confused by the material), but if this is his idea of taking the piss, he's doing a very poor job of it.
  9. Calling Aragorn a “wench” would have been pretty f*cking stupid. Men aren’t wenches. The only person in LOTR that could reasonably be called a wench was Rosie as a bar wench.
  10. The only film I've seen since Avatar which really offered that kind of immersive experience in the cinema was Gravity.
  11. Like all Rian Johnson movies, I couldn't abide Knives Out. That said, good for him, he seems like a perfect fit for Netflix.
  12. How so? I'm not necessarily disagreeing with you, I'm just curious what specifically you're thinking of.
  13. Tarantino considers the 70's to be the absolute apex of cinema.
  14. It’s true. That’s why real aficionado’s use dedicated classical music streamers like Idagio or Primephonic (whom Apple just acquired). It’s not about the selection, all streamers have basically the same catalogue, it’s about the tagging.
  15. Yes, I saw that, but I'm hoping it's just depicting past events from Neo's other itinerations and not the actual film. Obviously its hard to say not knowing the context of what we saw. That said, I can easily see them thinking doing something so stupid and self-reverential is a clever idea.
  16. I really hope they don't go too far down the "meta" road. I mean, if they're just referencing things from the other films, that's one thing and to be expected. But if it's something like Neo invented a VR video game based on The Matrix (i.e. people are playing The Matrix within the matrix), or the Matrix movies themselves somehow exist within the matrix itself, well that will be too clever by half and let's just say I'll be very disappointed if they go that route.
  17. I saw Reloaded and Revolutions on the same day. I thought "well, that sucked". Then a couple years later I gave them both another chance and came way thinking I was a little harsh in my initial assessment. Finally, shortly after they announced Resurrections I went back and checked them out again and realized I was right the first time. The sequels just suck. I don't like the entire approach they took to the story after the first one. And it's amazing to me how utterly unsatisfying Revolutions is as an ending. Just leaves me completely cold.
  18. Yeah, this kind of defeats the purpose of being user-friendly, since on most screens you'd see something like "John Williams:The Emp" before it started to scroll off. Though I suppose you could take it to another level, "John Williams:StarWars_Episode IV_A New Hope - Main Title [Alternate] [Take 19] [London Symphony Orchestra]" Actually, I've seen some classical collections tagged that way.
  19. This is exactly what I do. I do the same for the end credits.
  20. Prediction: The first time someone calls Thomas Anderson "Neo", he says something like "No one calls me that anymore" or "That's a name I've not heard in a long time."
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