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by OP Tipping
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 142
Views: 12602

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

Fair points. One other thing that occurred to me: If someone is engaged to be married, would you normally say "Congratulations on the wedding"? To my mind, that's the kind of thing you'd say _after_ the wedding. Before the wedding, you'd say, "Congratulations on the engagement". ...
by OP Tipping
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 142
Views: 12602

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

Watched again, and on reflection, I think it is kind of a weakness of the film that most of the deaths don't relate to people's involvement in the conflict. I realise that is a core concept of the plot, but consider: Peter Parker would have died even if he had stayed home eqting chips. His death wou...
by OP Tipping
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:52 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 759
Views: 256477

Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of

There's a scene in a B&W TV show or movie in which a patient has his head encased in a metal container. The medical staff are discussing the patient, deciding he is brain dead. After that the camera zooms on the patient and we hear his inner monologue. He's thinking, "help! I can't move!&qu...
by OP Tipping
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:57 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 27870

Re: Black Panther

The way that I would express that is that the film did very well overseas, but extraordinarily well in North America. It is one of the biggest of the MCU films in terms of overseas box office: the only films to surpass it in that regard are the three Avengers films, Captain America: Civil War, and I...
by OP Tipping
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2040: Sibling-in-law
Replies: 52
Views: 5873

Re: 2040: Sibling-in-law

I mean not everything has to have a separate word. You can just say wife's brother's wife, or brother in law's wife.

If that seems long, just form portmanteaus from the first syllables. Wibrowi. Wibrowifasihu.
by OP Tipping
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:28 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 27870

Re: Black Panther

According to boxofficemojo, Black Panther has now reached $700,000,000 at the North American box office. It is the third film to reach this mark (after Avatar and The Force Awakens). I'm surprised to learn that Black Panther is still showing in a few theatres (it made $35000 last weekend).
by OP Tipping
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Gunn firing
Replies: 1
Views: 981

Gunn firing

http://collider.com/james-gunns-firing-guardians-of-the-galaxy/  It gives the message that concepts like betterment and learning are futile because the sins of your past are an immovable weight that only gets heavier the harder you climb. Strange, from a monolith like Disney, which has worked tirele...
by OP Tipping
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Boba: A Star Wars Story
Replies: 25
Views: 4097

Re: Boba: A Star Wars Story

. Contrast against, say, Rose from the Last Jedi. I'm not overly fond of the role the script gave her, but any failings are clearly baked into the script, not her individual performance, so it seems a bit harsh for folks to be beating up on her online. I'd say the same for Hayden Christensen. He ca...
by OP Tipping
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Boba: A Star Wars Story
Replies: 25
Views: 4097

Re: Boba: A Star Wars Story

As for Solo itself I thought it was good enough. The action was exciting, the jokes worked. It hit all the nostalgic notes but was still original and creative and subverted some expectations. I would happily watch again. I still don't think Alden was the right choice, so I'm opening a kickst...
by OP Tipping
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 142
Views: 12602

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

It only just now occurs to me that Thanos actually went backwards because of Loki's exploits on Earth. He gave Loki the scepter containing the Mind Stone so that he could fetch the Space Stone. Loki failed to secure the latter and lost the former! Given Ebony Maw's comments about there being consequ...
by OP Tipping
Wed May 30, 2018 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 142
Views: 12602

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

Apparently there is a lot of dissatisfaction with the subtitles in South Korea, which were so inaccurate as to be a distraction. https://metro.co.uk/2018/04/28/korean-moviegoers-complain-of-mistranslation-of-avengers-dialogue-7504548/?ito=cbshare But the mistranslation is angering Koreans so much th...
by OP Tipping
Tue May 29, 2018 9:54 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Boba: A Star Wars Story
Replies: 25
Views: 4097

Re: Boba: A Star Wars Story

I'm not much of a Star Wars fan in general but Boba Fett's popularity in particular has always been a complete mystery to me. How did some faceless dude with not even five minutes of screentime before his ignoble death become so interesting to the fans? Fair points, he's not all that. I think the m...
by OP Tipping
Fri May 25, 2018 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Boba: A Star Wars Story
Replies: 25
Views: 4097

Boba: A Star Wars Story

Okay, so buckle up. This thing's happening. The script has been started already: James Mangold will write and direct. Given that this is the anthology film that is furthest advanced, it seems likely that this will be the third anthology film, with a 2020 release. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/he...
by OP Tipping
Thu May 24, 2018 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 27870

Re: Black Panther

Oh, but I've seen it. Indeed I cannot unsee it. :shock:
by OP Tipping
Mon May 21, 2018 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 27870

Re: Black Panther

Some wag has pointed out that now BOTH Human Torch actors have been redeemed by the MCU.

What's Jay Underwood up to?
by OP Tipping
Sun May 20, 2018 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 142
Views: 12602

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

Ha! Kenneth Branagh had an audio cameo in Infinity War. He was the voice of the distress call, actually the first spoken lines in the movie. Kind of a nod to him being the director of Thor, I suppose.
by OP Tipping
Sat May 19, 2018 10:10 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Deadpool 2
Replies: 10
Views: 2170

Re: Deadpool 2

In a world where trailers usually include the best jokes in the movie, it's refreshing to find a situation where the best jokes in the trailers aren't even in the movie.
by OP Tipping
Sat May 19, 2018 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1995: "MC Hammer Age"
Replies: 29
Views: 4913

Re: 1995: MC Hammer Age

I mean ... I don't think anyone would be fooled for a second by a claim that MC Hammer was 40. That would mean he was 11 when U Can't Touch This came out. I haven't thought about MCH for a long time but if you'd asked me to estimate his age, I'd have said he seemed about 30 when U Can't Touch This c...
by OP Tipping
Sat May 19, 2018 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 142
Views: 12602

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

Some wag has pointed out that in Doctor Strange, the Ancient One made it clear she could not see the future past her own death.
Strange sees 14 million futures including one in which the good guys win: clearly, seeing towards some point beyond the end of this movie.
Inferences may be drawn.
by OP Tipping
Fri May 18, 2018 9:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1993: "Fatal Crash Rate"
Replies: 26
Views: 4118

Re: 1993: Fatal Crash Rate

If it is any consolation, your chances of dying in a car crash is very low, regardless of what happens with driverless cars.
by OP Tipping
Tue May 15, 2018 2:34 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 142
Views: 12602

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

I thought that perhaps the fact that the release of this movie in China was delayed a couple of weeks might hurt its revenue (due to piracy and spoilers and so forth), but lo and behold, the opening in China was ridicballs, making around 200 million USD in its opening weekend. It would appear the fi...
by OP Tipping
Thu May 10, 2018 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 142
Views: 12602

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

Your point about religion is absolute hateful bullshit. As for smart people sometimes doing dumb or bad things? Sure. This was a bit over the top. I should have been more precise, I made an assumption that you would get my point. There are smart people that believe women should always be subservien...
by OP Tipping
Sun May 06, 2018 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 142
Views: 12602

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

One way they could bring Kevin Bacon in is if it turned out that Johann Schmidt is Klaus Schmidt's brother in the Red Skull Origins: A Marvel Story. This would also be the way to bring the Mutants into the MCU.
by OP Tipping
Fri May 04, 2018 9:24 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 142
Views: 12602

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

There are a couple of references to Kevin Bacon in A:IW that seemed cute at the time, maybe a bit out of place, but I now think they are likely references to the effect that the movie will have on the average Bacon Number. —- AYPK, an actor’s Bacon Number is the minimum number of “links” (ie instanc...
by OP Tipping
Wed May 02, 2018 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 142
Views: 12602

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

Yeah fair dos. I suppose he's not called the Rational Titan: the Titan with a well considered model of political economy.
by OP Tipping
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 142
Views: 12602

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

I agree that the motivation behind Thanos's plan was a bit silly, but that aside, as a friend on Facebook pointed out, the narrative has a standard three act structure if you see it as a movie about him rather than about everyoneelseatonce which is apparently how some critics watched it. Solid poin...
by OP Tipping
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 142
Views: 12602

Re: Avengers: Infinity War


About the after credits scene:
Spoiler:
Can someone explain what it revealed? They focused on that symbol on the sort-of-but-not-really-a-pager but I have no clue what it was supposed to mean.


Spoiler:
It's Captain Marvel's symbol.
by OP Tipping
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 142
Views: 12602

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

I'm going to go early and make some predictions for Avengers Four: Electric Boogolor. The title will be Avengers: Endgame . The situation will be that half of the heroes have been swept away to a separate parallel universe. eg Spider-man, Mantis and Dr Strange etc find themselves still on the planet...
by OP Tipping
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 142
Views: 12602

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

I don't recall Thanos' intention being spoiled by the official trailers, but I've seen it pretty much spelled out on various promotional clips, both online and on television. To be honest, I find it kind of cheesy the way they attempted to make him somehow more sympathetic via the whole "great...
by OP Tipping
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 142
Views: 12602

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

Would you mind spoilering Thanos' plan as well? I don't believe that was described in the trailers, at least I didn't know this. . Oh okay, done. Some other points: So many beards now. Falcoln has a cool beard, Rogers has a full beard, Star Lord has kind of a beard. I didn't see any trailers or rea...
by OP Tipping
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:22 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 142
Views: 12602

Avengers: Infinity War

Well then. This movie was ridiculously overstuffed but somehow I didn't feel drained or annoyed. Everyone has some kind of meaningful role. It never felt like "oh yeah I'm in this too". It all basically made sense within the usual extent of suspension of disbelief, which is saying somethin...
by OP Tipping
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Luke Cage
Replies: 26
Views: 7421

Re: Luke Cage

I'm only just watching LC now. I kind of missed a lot of shows: systematically catching up on all the MCU TV series. What is the deal with Alfre Woodard playing two different characters in the MCU? I can tolerate different actors playing one character. Shit happens, negotiations fall through. It's j...
by OP Tipping
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1980: "Turkish Delight"
Replies: 95
Views: 15570

Re: 1980: "Turkish Delight"

Huh. I always loved turkish delight.
by OP Tipping
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1975: "Right Click"
Replies: 42
Views: 13729

Re: 1975: "Right Click"

This is great but I'll take a thorough look when I've an hour to spare.
by OP Tipping
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Disney, Fox, MCU
Replies: 5
Views: 2292

Disney, Fox, MCU

So Disney are going to obtain the rights to the X-men and Fantastic Four. The vloggers have been busy discussing how to incorporate these into the MCU. To my mind, it's possible to introduce the FF, as their origin story can be commenced at any time. Whether or not they should do this is another mat...
by OP Tipping
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: It's Just Us, League. The DCEU is dead, here's its Tombstone.
Replies: 39
Views: 6115

Re: It's Just Us, League. The DCEU is dead, here's its Tombstone.

Having rewatched it, I am now quite disappointed in the score.
by OP Tipping
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:20 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 27870

Re: Black Panther

Fun fact:
the character who plays a young version Forest Whitaker's character is named Denzel Whitaker. He is not related to Forest.
by OP Tipping
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 27870

Re: Black Panther

Great and thoughtful rejoinders, rmsgrey!

Yes, I was surprised by the death of
Spoiler:
Klaue
, not so much
Spoiler:
Killmonger
.
Are we meant to believe that was the entire set of heart shaped herb in the world? Does T'Challa need a regular supply?
by OP Tipping
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 27870

Re: Black Panther

Non-spoiler comments: Good story, lots of fun, fine performances, funny jokes, exciting action. They did a good job of being non-specific about ethnicity, by including dress-styles and body art of several different parts of Africa. This is accounted for when they give a brief history of Wakanda. Spo...

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