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by OP Tipping
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Luke Cage
Replies: 26
Views: 4459

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: 72
Views: 2894

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: 7245

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: 475

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: 36
Views: 2621

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: 190
Views: 9195

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: 190
Views: 9195

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: 190
Views: 9195

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...
by OP Tipping
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 188
Views: 8290

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/movies/box-office/angry-fan-claims-to-have-rigged-reviews-for-the-last-jedi/news-story/89fb3d1c2db03c77abe2fa9a5fc7d482 TAKE a glance at Rotten Tomatoes’ page for The Last Jedi and you’ll quickly discover a huge divide. An incredible 93 per cent of critics loved ...
by OP Tipping
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:26 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 228796

Re: The worst film you've seen

Eraserhead.
by OP Tipping
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:04 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 188
Views: 8290

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

tomandlu wrote:** name the film, and why it's relevant to a SW thread ;)



Postcards from the Edge, written by Carrie Fisher. The character speaking the line (Doris) represents Carrie's mother, Debbie Reynolds.
by OP Tipping
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 747
Views: 236476

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

Thank you but it isn't Billy Crystal.
by OP Tipping
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:11 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: It's Just Us, League. The DCEU is dead, here's its Tombstone.
Replies: 36
Views: 2621

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

See, this is pretty weird. Drones are not super important to the plot. It feels as if they sort of shoehorned in some kind of commentary on politics or something Well right, it's presented as an example. However well intentioned, US military hegemony has a moral cost. The scene as shown doesn't app...
by OP Tipping
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: It's Just Us, League. The DCEU is dead, here's its Tombstone.
Replies: 36
Views: 2621

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

Okay, okay. I'm not unaware that there are people who say BvS and did not like it. But most of its audience did like it, (about 63% per rotten tomatoes) and I' happen to be with the majority on this one, lucky me. I've watched it about six times, could stand to see it again, and I'm not a major rewa...
by OP Tipping
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 188
Views: 8290

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

If you're going to include the Holiday Special, then why not put in Caravan of Courage and The Battle For Endor? The latter has Wilford Brimley and Johnny Weismuller Junior! I appear to have answered my own question.
by OP Tipping
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:35 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 188
Views: 8290

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

I can't objectively compare Empire to the new movies. I'm never going to be 12 years old watching a new SW movie. Nostalgia is powerful. So strictly in terms of how much I like them, not even trying to be objective: 1/ The Empire Strikes Back (awesome) 2 (tied)/ A New Hope, Return Of The Jedi, Rogue...
by OP Tipping
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:36 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 188
Views: 8290

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

And now, back to JJA to finish this all up!
by OP Tipping
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 188
Views: 8290

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

I can't quite remember what I posted in my spoily mcspoilface post but... I enjoyed the movie and it moved things along nicely to a setup for Episode IX. The plot is more original than The Force Awakens and the action scenes are amazing. I was quite fooled by the fake out death of Leia and the fake ...
by OP Tipping
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:06 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 188
Views: 8290

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Holy damn. Sorry times a million... I've become what I despise.
by OP Tipping
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: It's Just Us, League. The DCEU is dead, here's its Tombstone.
Replies: 36
Views: 2621

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

I've seen a few more times, and unlike some other movies it did not really improve with rewatching. Batman v Superman is still the top DCEU flick, for mine. Wonder Woman, Man of Steel, Justice League would tie for second, and I didn't like Suicide Squad at all. I would really like to have seen Snyde...
by OP Tipping
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: It's Just Us, League. The DCEU is dead, here's its Tombstone.
Replies: 36
Views: 2621

Re: Justice League

Two of my favourite parts: 1/ Silas: I didn't think you were ready. Victor: You didn't think they were ready to meet the monster. Silas: You're not a monster... Victor: It's funny that you thought I meant myself 2/ The look on Barry's face when he realises that Superman is fast enoug...
by OP Tipping
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: It's Just Us, League. The DCEU is dead, here's its Tombstone.
Replies: 36
Views: 2621

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

It's fine. The jokes are generally funny, the fights are exciti ng, the characters are engaging. It's not _great_ but if you watch this movie and don't enjoy it, it's because you don't want to. On the downside, the villain has nothing interesting to say, and I don't care about him any more than Doom...
by OP Tipping
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 747
Views: 236476

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

I remember a movie, I suppose it was from the 1980s. Two scenes I remember involve a comedian who is preparing for an audition at a comedy club. He hires a call girl who shows up at his hotel and he tells her to sit in a chair: she says something like "My back is killing me", but he just w...
by OP Tipping
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The 2048th sequel to Blade Runner
Replies: 59
Views: 5156

Re: The 2048th sequel to Blade Runner

Good movie, good reviews ... I wonder why it underperformed at the box office. There have been a few movies like that lately. Alien Covenant, War for the Planet of the Apes. It must be maddening for the companies: we know it is a good movie, you know it is a good movie, why aren't many people going ...
by OP Tipping
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:15 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Thor: Ragnarok
Replies: 20
Views: 1960

Re: Thor: Ragnarok

It's fair to say that all three MCU films this year have been lighthearted. I don't mind it: it's nice that they can vary the tone. Lighthearted as opposed to what? The only MCU film I wouldn't quite describe as lighthearted were Winter Soldier and Civil War but even they aren't too far off. All th...
by OP Tipping
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:13 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Thor: Ragnarok
Replies: 20
Views: 1960

Thor: Ragnarok

I enjoyed this movie but the levels of silliness are off the charts, coming close at some points to self-parody, which potentially ruins the "spell" of a movie. It's fair to say that all three MCU films this year have been lighthearted. I don't mind it: it's nice that they can vary the ton...
by OP Tipping
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Movie actors on TV
Replies: 7
Views: 1603

Re: Movie actors on TV

Anthony Hopkins acted on TV before he was in film, and continued alongside TV for a long time (17 episodes on War and Peace in 1972-3, lots of TV films, multiple-episode guest roles). Geoffrey Rush started off in TV as well. Same with Ewan McGregor. Nicole Kidman started with TV (including a 12-epi...
by OP Tipping
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Movie actors on TV
Replies: 7
Views: 1603

Movie actors on TV

Seems to me that it is much more common for A-list movie actors to be in television shows. Fifteen years ago, for an acclaimed cinematic actor to accept a regular TV role would have been considered slumming it: probably indicate they were no longer a hot enough item for movies. A couple of exception...
by OP Tipping
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1876: Eclipse Searches
Replies: 35
Views: 4701

Re: 1876: Eclipse Searches

I bet that WAPO link is great but it's paywalled. I'll just close my eyes and imagine it.
by OP Tipping
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 617216

Re: Doctor Whom

Okay so the trailer is intriguing. Can't work out who that is, playing Polly.
by OP Tipping
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 617216

Re: Doctor Whom

Some other things 1. The Master being cured of his condition hasn't helped him much. Or perhaps the improvement has been slow. 2. This whole adventure took place because TD wanted to test Missy. He is kind of an arsehole really or at least a tremendous narcissist. He has basically doomed Nardole and...
by OP Tipping
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 617216

Re: Doctor Whom

Just watched it. Very nice sci-fi story. Good conclusion to a poor season. Various thoughts: I hope Bill comes back. Good character. Ended like series 9, with two girls off for adventures... I expect Missy will be back. If the Doctor is on Antarctica then this is probably the events of "The Ten...
by OP Tipping
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:39 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 617216

Re: Doctor Whom

Yeah okay, World Enough and Time was a decent set-up for a finale. Some points: * Missy seems to have gone full Deadpool. * Bill was shot while TD was monologuing. * Missy doesn't remember this and it will be interesting to get an explanation on why, but we probably won't get one. * Saxon survived t...
by OP Tipping
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1846: "Drone Problems"
Replies: 14
Views: 3137

Re: 1846: "Drone Problems"

I thought the punchline was going to be that the drone pilots were being shot.
by OP Tipping
Sun May 14, 2017 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 617216

Re: Doctor Whom

Well Oxygen was a good episode. The first four eps of season 10 were a bit ho-hum, certainly disappointing after a top-notch season 9.
by OP Tipping
Sun May 14, 2017 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Crucial final frames
Replies: 4
Views: 1999

Re: Crucial final frames

Michael Caine says he's got a great idea, at the end of The Italian Job..? (Ok, so it then goes into the scenery-porn and musical outro of the credits, not a post-credits stinger, but this was already quite a sophisticated ending for a 1960s British crime-caper romp... :P) Yeah but I am talking abo...
by OP Tipping
Wed May 10, 2017 7:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1835: "Random Obsessions"
Replies: 90
Views: 10801

Re: 1835: "Random Obsessions"

Wait ... bacon is on the way out??
by OP Tipping
Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:16 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Crucial final frames
Replies: 4
Views: 1999

Crucial final frames

There are a few frames, maybe a quarter of a second, at the end of BvS where flecks of dirt rose off Kal-El's coffin. My wife missed it and argued with me that I was imagining it but the electric internet tells me I wasn't. There are similarly a few frames at the end of X-men: The last stand in whic...
by OP Tipping
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:29 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: X-Men: Future Days of Past
Replies: 82
Views: 19194

Re: X-Men: Future Days of Past

I have read there is a Rogue Cut in which she takes over from Kitty in the task of holding Wolverine in the past.

In the theatrical release she only appears for a few seconds.

Did Rogue do anything useful through the entire series? Like attack a villain or protect someone or anything?
by OP Tipping
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1826: "Birdwatching"
Replies: 44
Views: 11409

Re: 1826: "Birdwatching"

As the actress said to the bishop, is the size part of the joke?

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