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re: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set photos
Posted by Freauxzen on 7/10 at 10:10 am
[quote]Since this thread seems to be the depository for thoughts on Man of Steel, I finally saw it on HBO because it's hard for me to get to the movies with Mowgli running around. And.... wow. That was a really bad movie. Mrs. Baloo and I spent the middle half of the film making fun of the movie...

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Art of the Title: Great Site for Undervalued Parts of Movies
Posted by Freauxzen on 7/10 at 10:02 am
See here: [link=(http://www.artofthetitle.com/)]LINK[/link] Was looking for some information on a few title sets (Marvel's have recently been fantastic, Thor Dark World and Winter Solider), and found this website. Great stuff featuring explanations, examinations and interviews of title sequ...

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re: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set photos
Posted by Freauxzen on 7/10 at 9:54 am
So this movie will have 0 humans? Just heroes and villains abound? Ok maybe Perry and Lois. But that seems to be it....

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re: Just finished season 3 of lost
Posted by Freauxzen on 7/10 at 9:52 am
[quote] [b]I want answers about Jacob and the island as a hole.[/b] Still waiting for that. [/quote] :lol: :lol:...

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re: Thoughts on a single player RPG that doesn't end
Posted by Freauxzen on 7/10 at 9:41 am
[quote]what would you think about a RPG that instead version 2 and so on they just kept expanding the current game with huge expansions, kind of like MMO's. [/quote] You can't expect a company to do this continually on the regular. That's why something like SKyrim or Fallout 3 works. Let fans ...

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re: America (Dinesh DSouza) has a 0% from top critics on RT
Posted by Freauxzen on 7/10 at 9:40 am
[quote]I can see the entertainment value in that, but that's usually not my cup of tea. I tend to rank that up there with watching skateboarders bust their asses on stairs. At some point it's just too much, regardless of how funny. [/quote] Fair enough. [quote]Again...the difference in ratin...

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re: America (Dinesh DSouza) has a 0% from top critics on RT
Posted by Freauxzen on 7/10 at 8:57 am
[quote]Usually not a fan when the display is overtly political or religious, regardless of the direction. I don't mind a film having a point of view, but when it becomes clear it's just propaganda, I tune out. [/quote] But that propaganda in either case borders on delusion (I'm not saying this mo...

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re: America (Dinesh DSouza) has a 0% from top critics on RT
Posted by Freauxzen on 7/10 at 8:53 am
[quote]spoken like a true odummy fanboy AMIRITE???[/quote] :lol:...

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re: America (Dinesh DSouza) has a 0% from top critics on RT
Posted by Freauxzen on 7/10 at 8:40 am
We could talk about the value of overt political displays on film in general? Otherwise this thread is too far gone....

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re: Movie Board Recommendations: Books (Now for Everyone)
Posted by Freauxzen on 7/10 at 8:36 am
[quote]Interested to see what you think of Wool, Shift and Dust.[/quote] These are coming up for me. Down to 200 pages in Swan Song, so I'll finish that early next week. Then it's back to fantasy, probably Moorcock next for one or two books. THey seem short. After that, Wool....

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re: Movie Board Recommendations: Books (Now for Everyone)
Posted by Freauxzen on 7/10 at 12:12 am
That looks interesting. On to the list it goes....

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re: Forced jokes in shows that piss you off
Posted by Freauxzen on 7/10 at 12:10 am
Well this thread got crappy pretty quick. Friends is far from overrated. It's rarely listed as something that's "great," just "successful." Which it was. Immensely successful. It was also solid for what it was. And Ross was a great character, second only to Chandler. It ran for 10 years, so...

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re: Movie Board Recommendations: Books (Now for Everyone)
Posted by Freauxzen on 7/9 at 11:21 pm
[quote]I would enjoy your thoughts on ASOIAF after you get around to reading it, based on your love for fantasy. I'd like to hear how it stacks up. [/quote] It's loooowwww on the list. Reason being: I've already started it and I was honestly appalled at how overrated it was. Maybe it's just me, but...

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re: Movie Board Recommendations: Books (Now for Everyone)
Posted by Freauxzen on 7/9 at 11:19 pm
[quote]Try Piers Anthony Xanth series if you like fantasy. Got hooked as a teenager. There are like 41 or 42 books in the series.[/quote] Actually some of the first fantasy I read as a kid. THe school librarian had to call my mom to make sure I could read them. I was in the third grade pulling Pi...

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re: Which is more nerdy?
Posted by Freauxzen on 7/9 at 3:12 pm
[quote]playing Clash of Clans[/quote] ...while thinking you are less nerdy than people who play WoW. This goes for gaming as a whole....

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re: student loans for degrees in art, theatre, english, etc.
Posted by Freauxzen on 7/9 at 11:31 am
[quote]and if the size of the science departments increase and the size of the arts departments decrease, than our culture is hurt. Film quality decreases, music quality decreases, etc. etc. etc. [/quote] Exactly. But just diverse thinking in general decreases. That's why any proposal of this kin...

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re: student loans for degrees in art, theatre, english, etc.
Posted by Freauxzen on 7/9 at 11:22 am
[quote]Limiting federal student loans will lower the cost of college. [/quote] You aren't limiting federal loans, you're segmenting money off to "more workforce desirable" majors. So the cost of college won't change, you'll just increase the size of science departments and decrease the size of ar...

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re: student loans for degrees in art, theatre, english, etc.
Posted by Freauxzen on 7/9 at 11:16 am
[quote]Holy schnikies. Are you my long-lost twin brother. [/quote] :cheers: [quote]Everything you've said in this thread has been my sentiments exactly. [/quote] I'm glad to find at least a couple of people in this thread who aren't cheering the OP and asking for more government control. A...

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re: student loans for degrees in art, theatre, english, etc.
Posted by Freauxzen on 7/9 at 10:54 am
[quote]At least restrict federal student loans to those majors most likely to be able to pay it back. All these esay-to-get loans are just inflating tuition. [/quote] So keep the cost of college high then let only certain majors partake in it? That sounds about right. How about we look to get ...

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re: student loans for degrees in art, theatre, english, etc.
Posted by Freauxzen on 7/9 at 10:41 am
[quote]The colleges are addicted to the money coming from student loans, so they aren't going to step up, but here's my simple plan. [/quote] Politicians became addicted to setting up colleges in their rural areas and small towns because it would drive "Growth." Louisiana with 14 public instituti...

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re: student loans for degrees in art, theatre, english, etc.
Posted by Freauxzen on 7/9 at 9:52 am
[quote]Just an FYI: people who [b]live to write, act, paint, draw don't do it for money.[/b] The act of creating fills them in ways money can't. And laugh if you wish, but if one does it just proves to me they don't have a clue. And never will. Plus, many don't have to take out loans to go to grad s...

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re: Movie Board Recommendations: Books (Now for Everyone)
Posted by Freauxzen on 7/9 at 9:38 am
[quote]Stapledon's Starmaker is next, although If Lewis isn't a fan, I'm not sure I'll be. But I'm not afraid, and I'll finish it.[/quote] Finished this. Was not a big fan of it. I think it had some good ideas, and certainly was a waste of time. I liked the experience, just not the themes. I'm...

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re: student loans for degrees in art, theatre, english, etc.
Posted by Freauxzen on 7/9 at 8:37 am
[quote]federal student loans for degrees in art, theatre, english, etc. Seriously dudes - this is coming from a liberal - Want federal student loans for an art related degree unlikely to get you an actual job ? You got till you're 25 - or 4 years max - whichever happens first. After that...

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re: So I watched The Tree of Life last night
Posted by Freauxzen on 7/8 at 11:54 pm
[quote]ETA: frick it, I'm 6 drinks deep but I'll watch it again. Going in now.[/quote] I like your style....

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re: So I watched The Tree of Life last night
Posted by Freauxzen on 7/8 at 11:25 pm
[quote]And the one thing that bugged me was wouldn't somebody who was kid in the 1950s be older than Sean Penn who was born in 1960?[/quote] If this is the worst thing about the movie, ok then. I loved the heck out of the film and it's the film that finally got me to like Terrence Malick. ...

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re: Terry Gilliam's best movies to date
Posted by Freauxzen on 7/8 at 4:40 pm
[quote]Time Bandits The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Monty Python and the Holy Grail [b]Brazil [/b] The Fisher King Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas [b]Brazil [/b] The Meaning of Life Twelve Monkeys [/quote] This does not get them an extra goal. Poor guys. :lol...

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re: Brazil vs. Germany: Match Thread
Posted by Freauxzen on 7/8 at 3:58 pm
[quote] but 8-0 (or something like that) would just be beyond historic. [/quote] Would be interesting for the sport. I don't know what Brazil would do then....

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re: Awesome VG Music Thread
Posted by Freauxzen on 7/8 at 2:20 pm
[quote]RPGs are the champagne of video games. The CoDs are the natty lights of video games.[/quote] Truth....

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re: Most satisfying moments as a gamer
Posted by Freauxzen on 7/8 at 2:09 pm
In terms of single player: Beating Mike Tyson's Punch Out in one go, no restarts. Beating Ninja Gaiden 1 (NES), Beating Battletoads and Wizards and Warriors without cheats. Through the Fire and the Flames near perfect. Multiplayer: Mastering Rocket Jumping in Quake Winning my first Stree...

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re: What genres are you a sucker for?
Posted by Freauxzen on 7/8 at 12:22 pm
[quote]Movies about writing. I am a sucker for when the writer is obviously playing with the form (like Smoke or Adaptation), even in a bad film like Identity. I like stories about storytelling. [/quote] Thunder stolen. :lol: But yes this. And horror movies in general. I'll watch anythi...

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