| Movie/TV Board|| FSR: What Should Have Won Best Picture (Not 2013) - Freauxzen on 3/5/14 at 11:07 am|
Film School Rejects did a nice 30-year review of the Oscars and what should have won.
Good list. I agree with some, disagree with others and find some really odd, particularly some of t...
| Movie/TV Board|| Defining the Best Part 1: Favorite vs. Universally Loved - Freauxzen on 3/3/14 at 11:59 am|
Oh the Academy Awards, shall you shower us with your self-interest and pageantry that we may bask int he glory of fun film conversations.
Ok, Gravity brought us back to the question of "Best," even though it didn't win people were almost appalled at the film being in the discussion at all. That's...
| Movie/TV Board|| Chuck Season 5 SPOILERS - Freauxzen on 2/24/14 at 9:43 pm|
Might be the worst season of a close to great show.
The whole season, just never knew what they wanted it to be. Ended in a TERRIBLE way for the overall tone of the series. Wasted their best villain for some 4-episode villain with a terrible arc that led to the bad ending.
Just bad all around....
| Movie/TV Board|| Let's Talk About Change: Board Colors and Header Image - Freauxzen on 2/23/14 at 10:45 am|
So, anyone want to change those again?
But really,I think I found a better avatar, but it's for the thing (and it came about looking for cool Thing posters). So I need to change my sig image. I like sporting the Cap avatar, at least until it comes out, but I can let it go. So let's se...
| Movie/TV Board|| Next up: The Shield Season - UPDATED (Spoilers) - Freauxzen on 2/23/14 at 9:48 am|
Starting my watch of the Shield, I hear it's good.
By Episode 3, it's quite good, pretty enjoyable, I'm hoping the bigger arc gets more exciting, otherwise there are better cop procedurals.
At least now.
Update: Yeah that's right, Season 4 if just under 2 weeks. I don't watch this show at...
| Movie/TV Board|| Let's Talk About Villains: Reluctance to Act Evil - Freauxzen on 2/16/14 at 10:57 am|
So this I've done two things that started me down this kind of thinking:
1. Rewatched The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Disney's Animated) and witnesses the special-ness of Lord Frollo again
2. Started House of Cards Season 2 and subsequently aimed for a slight jab by saying F U > W W
I've said it...
| Movie/TV Board|| Cable Providers - Investing in Infrastructure and.... - Freauxzen on 2/12/14 at 8:57 pm|
...keeping options down.
[quote]ISP lobby has already won limits on public broadband in 20 states
Bills limiting municipal ISPs in Kansas and Utah continue noble...
| Movie/TV Board|| Fun with Data and Trends: Movie/TV Edition - Freauxzen on 2/6/14 at 12:25 pm|
What would be some good trends to try and find in film and/or television (other than the PCU research project)?
I'd love to see the ratio of films made by Americans about Americans saving the world, compared to other countries making films about themselves saving the world. Ours has to be astrono...
| Movie/TV Board|| Convoluted Plots: Abrams and Modern Film and LOST - Freauxzen on 1/27/14 at 12:14 pm|
So Film Critic Hulk again, with a solid post from a while ago:
[quote]NOW, IT’S NOT THAT HIS FILMS ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO FOLLOW OR EVEN THAT THEY ARE ILLOGICAL (THOUGHT SOMETIMES THEY...
| Movie/TV Board|| Gmail Outage from the Movie/TV Board Perspective - Freauxzen on 1/24/14 at 1:43 pm|
SPOILERS FOR HER
Our OSes are leaving us. Or at least our Mail Services. They are sentient.
Her is quite the predictive movie....
| Movie/TV Board|| FILM CRITIC HULK: Takes on Assassination of Jesse James - Freauxzen on 1/20/14 at 1:59 pm|
Always a good read:
[quote]BEYOND THE TONE AND EFFECT, PERHAPS THE MOST ART-LIKE THING ABOUT THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES IS THE WAY IT APPROACHES STORYTELLIN...
| Movie/TV Board|| Let's Talk About: Paratext! Wait, what's that? - Freauxzen on 1/8/14 at 8:57 am|
[quote]The paratext is the satellite debris orbiting and radiating out from the core text: what the post-telecast chatfest Talking Dead is to The Walking Dead, what Madonna-vs.-Lady Gaga mashups are to the original music videos, what Wolverine action figures are to the X-Men franchise—wh...
| Movie/TV Board|| Anchorman 2..... - Freauxzen on 1/5/14 at 7:37 pm|
What a giant waste of time. Anyone else agree or am I in the minority on this one?
Compared to the first one, it was a horrible film. Compared to general comedy fare it was.... less than average. ...
| Gaming Board|| Xenoblade Chronicles - Freauxzen on 12/16/13 at 1:57 pm|
Had a Wii and never bought this. Now with the Wii U, I decided to. I didn't really believe the hype, but after about 10 hours or so it might be one of the best RPGs of last generation.
The combat system is lig...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| The Year of Parity: 2013 - Freauxzen on 12/11/13 at 11:03 am|
Did anyone find this year to be remarkably balanced across the board? I wonder if it was the increase in IR for premier players as most people lost a First or Second Tier pick and the bevy of solid pick ups like J Bell, Keenan Allen, Cameron and Orange Julius, Nick Foles, etc. and lots of over-perf...
| Gaming Board|| Board Games Thread: Fall 2013 - Freauxzen on 12/6/13 at 9:54 am|
We can have one every now and again right? It's Christmas time which is always a good time to play or at least get some board games. What's been everyone's favorite recently?
After only a few plays, this made a solid cube pusher much more interactive:
| Gaming Board|| Article: Hasbro’s ‘Nintendo-Killer’ - Freauxzen on 12/3/13 at 9:01 am|
[quote]There was only one rule to Hassenfeld’s ‘Name NEMO’ Contest: the ‘N’ had to stand for ‘Nintendo.’ “I am proud to say that I won,” declared Fulop. “My...
| Movie/TV Board|| Happy Thanksgiving MTV Board - Freauxzen on 11/28/13 at 8:00 am|
| Movie/TV Board|| Movie Board Recommendations: Books (Now for Everyone) - Freauxzen on 11/26/13 at 12:26 pm|
[b]UPDATE: This became quite general in approach and people getting recommendations for themselves, so it isn't just my list anymore, feel free to add your specific requests to the thread.[/b]
So here I am, on the cusp of getting back into fiction and literature. I need so...
| Movie/TV Board|| Top 200 Movies We Agree Don't Suck: 2013 Edition - Freauxzen on 11/4/13 at 9:49 am|
It exists! True story is, I lost the first run of this somewhere in the ether. For two reasons: I usually do this on Google Docs, and for some reason, their tracking actually sucks. And second, I did this on Excel, which doesn't run on both computers I own. Bad choice by me. So it was on both and n...
| Movie/TV Board|| Cons and Stars: Conventions, Not Convicts - Freauxzen on 10/29/13 at 10:22 pm|
So what percentage of stars enjoy Cons? It's no secret that they can make bank from those events both in publicity and media events, to straight up pay for attendance and autographs.
I've never been to one, and I find it courageous that some people can show their nerdiness unhinged in public and ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Oldboy: Feel a Little Better - Freauxzen on 10/29/13 at 11:42 am|
Trailer was good, new featurette has some interesting comments:
I still think there's hope....
| Gaming Board|| Wii U Recommendation: Rayman Legends - Freauxzen on 10/28/13 at 11:31 pm|
For the platform fans out there. Just a brilliant game.
Better than NSMBU actually, and that's no small feat....
| Gaming Board|| Infinite Crisis: Beta Keys (All gone) - Freauxzen on 10/17/13 at 1:14 pm|
Anyone want to give Infinite Crisis a shot?
Turbine's DC Comics MOBA game.Not bad. Still rough around the edges.
There are certainly better games, but it's beta and they have some interesting concepts. And it's superheroes, so there's that.
(The biggest current issue is honestly the lack of...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Julius Thomas for Torrey Smith? - Freauxzen on 10/9/13 at 10:57 am|
I would be getting Thomas and giving up Smith.
Mostly standard scoring.
I've grown to really like Smith's consistency at WR, so I'm hard pressed to do it, even though I feel I should.
I still have Cruz and Megatron at the other spots, so I'm pretty comfortable with 2 WR1s. Pretty big dropo...
| Movie/TV Board|| Room 237: The Shining - Freauxzen on 9/27/13 at 10:12 am|
On Netflix. It isn't a great film( first, it's a documentary) at all, but for those interested in:
1. The Shining
2. Basically, stream of consciousness "What does art mean?"
Since it's literally a string of speakers talking about what they think the Shining means (one guy even leaves to deal ...
| Music Board|| Dr. Dog - B-Room Full Album Stream (Oct. 6th Release) - Freauxzen on 9/23/13 at 11:13 pm|
Thanks Rolling Stone: [link=(http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dr-dog-build-b-room-from-the-ground-up-album-premiere-20130923)]LINK[/link]
One listen so far, good stuff....
| Movie/TV Board|| The "Failure" that is Pacific Rim - Freauxzen on 8/20/13 at 10:31 am|
[quote]The Wrap reports that Legendary and Warner Bros.' tentpole earned over $20 million in international sales this weekend. This adds up to a total of $286 million overseas and almost $385 mi...
| Movie/TV Board|| Lee Adama's Testimony: Crossroads Part 2 - Freauxzen on 8/17/13 at 9:20 pm|
One of the best scenes in terms of narrative in television.
He is able to summarize all of the morality in the show into one single speech, while at the same time preaching the very points about humanity, redemption, forgiveness that are central to the show's core and to its message. Brilliant wr...
| Movie/TV Board|| Movie Geeks: Would You Play a Game? - Freauxzen on 8/4/13 at 5:37 pm|
This is for the serious move nerds. So in my random wanderings around game, ludology, and other uses of gaming, I came across this:
It's a game that, well let's look at it in brief
[quote]Fiasco is inspired by cinematic tales ...