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« Reply #80 on: 01-03-2018 01:59 »

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‘Solo’ will stay in the ‘Star Wars’ family with veteran franchise composer John Williams set to write the theme for the standalone film about Han Solo, slated for release on May 25. It will be Williams’ ninth assignment.

I thought the theme had already been written?


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« Reply #81 on: 01-03-2018 06:17 »

I think they forgot that Han’s son murdered him.
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« Reply #82 on: 01-03-2018 08:25 »

and then threw the body into a bottomless pit wich ended in a pit of infinite energy.. and then threw that pit into a sun
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« Reply #83 on: 01-03-2018 15:48 »

Infinite energy breaks conservation :/
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« Reply #84 on: 01-03-2018 19:52 »

Infinite energy breaks conservation :/

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« Reply #85 on: 01-04-2018 02:07 »

He's just transferring energy from the midichlorians.  Conservation preserved.
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« Reply #86 on: 01-04-2018 07:04 »

Do yourself a favour and watch the Anti-Cheese edits of the prequels on YT. The "M" word is never spoken smile

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« Reply #87 on: 01-04-2018 07:17 »

I thought midichlorians were canon?
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« Reply #88 on: 01-04-2018 07:45 »

Feel free to pack them into a cannon, and fire it. Into the Sun.

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« Reply #89 on: 01-04-2018 07:48 »

Do yourself a favour and watch the Anti-Cheese edits of the prequels on YT.

Damn, that sounds like a short movie.
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« Reply #90 on: 01-04-2018 08:49 »

laff

Well, iirc, it cut something like 40-50 minutes from The Phantom Menace.

Arguably, the biggest improvement is that now, Senator Binks no longer speaks (faux) English, but rather an unintelligible alienese, with English subtitles. Thank The Maker!

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« Reply #91 on: 01-04-2018 11:57 »
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He's just transferring energy from the ********.  Conservation preserved.

2nd law of thermodinamics say this will eventually fail
3rd edit: wait a minute.. now im arguing against my previous post? when did i became such a knob

I thought ********** were canon?

weird.. Winna keeps typign words that for some reason show as ******* in my computers.. will have to check my censorcorrector

Feel free to pack them into a cannon, and fire it. Into the Sun.


One thing the sequels are doing brilliantly is preciselly that
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« Reply #92 on: 01-04-2018 17:20 »

Which version of Linux are you running?  I've heard Debian has a lot of trouble post processing the term midichlorians.
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« Reply #93 on: 01-04-2018 23:12 »

Which version of Linux are you running?  I've heard Debian has a lot of trouble post processing the term ************.

I'm running Mint 17.2 with the Cinnamon desktop. It's a year or two old, but it gets the job done.

A lot of the lame material from the prequels can be cut out without substantially altering the essence of the films. Removing mention of ************ is rather trickier. I cannot swear absolutely that they did not leave one mention of it in Attack of the Clones or Revenge of the Sith.

And THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for releasing The Last Jedi as a nice long film, rather than chop it all up and package it into a neat 90-minute movie that would look like it had been made for TV.

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« Reply #94 on: 01-04-2018 23:45 »

You're welcome.  I prefer the blue milk though.
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« Reply #95 on: 01-05-2018 13:47 »

There's been some Lego sets from what appears to be the Han Solo movie leaked.

There's some potential spoilers there, I guess. Some insight on what some of the vehicles might look like, assuming they're not fake. And if they are fake, then they're ridiculously impressive fakes.

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« Reply #96 on: 01-07-2018 19:48 »

The leaked Lego sets prove the previously-leaked Solo artwork (which Disney claimed was fake) is actually legit.

I am a huge fan of how Han's speeder looks (it was also seen on-set in a video someone posted online over a year ago) & the older Falcon looks great, imo. More of a fan of the colour-scheme than how they've filled in the gap at the front (which I thought was for moving cargo? Unless the giant thing in the middle is a cargo container).

I wonder what those new stormtroopers are going to be called, and what explanation they'll come up with this time for why they were nowhere to be seen in the OT.
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« Reply #97 on: 01-11-2018 23:36 »

Yesterday afternoon I went to see The Last Jedi again, this time on the company's dime. The screen was relatively small but at least the aspect ratio looked OK, compared to the screen I watched it on over Christmas. And the sound! The sound spanked that of the Regal cinema I saw TLJ in on Christmas day. There were a few things I'd missed the first time, and strangely, several things that I'd misremembered from the first time. I'll definitely be going back to this theater in the future, but probably not for blockbuster visual films.

Given that this was a cozy little place with good beers on tap and plenty of space around each seat, you'd be forgiven for thinking that I'd enjoyed myself.



It was a terrible experience. There were four of us: my boss and a couple of developers. I've been a big fan of Star Wars forever and I loved watching TLJ on Christmas, by myself, despite the distraction of the aspect ratio in that particular cinema. But last night there was simply no way I could let myself get into the movie, with my coworkers present, so I kept my emotions either bottled up or just damped down to nothing. What a waste.

There's probably a handful of people I could think of who I would watch a movie with and feel comfortable letting my emotions all the way out... and all but one are Peelers, oddly enough smile

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« Reply #98 on: 01-13-2018 10:06 »

As a social media user who is not a fan of Star Wars, I have a question:

What's the deal with the latest Star Wars movie? It seems like, several months ago, everyone was very pessimistic about the then-upcoming movie. #NotMyStarWars and stuff like that. But then when it finally released, everyone loved it. Huh?

Why were people so pessimistic about it prior to release? More commonly, it goes the other way around: a piece of media will generate a lot of attention and hype only to not live up to it and leave people disappointed -- not the other way around.
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« Reply #99 on: 01-13-2018 10:45 »

As a social media user who is not a fan of Star Wars, I have a question:

What's the deal with the latest Star Wars movie? It seems like, several months ago, everyone was very pessimistic about the then-upcoming movie. #NotMyStarWars and stuff like that. But then when it finally released, everyone loved it. Huh?

From what I saw it appeared to be the opposite. Many people were disappointed in the movie (I personally thought it was good, albeit flawed). Overall, it seems like opinions are pretty split.
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« Reply #100 on: 01-14-2018 14:55 »

But then when it finally released, everyone loved it. Huh?

I think it's more that critics really loved it. As a more-or-less impartial observer (I've seen the original trilogy and the two most recent movies, plus Rogue One and *shudder* The Phantom Menace, but mostly as an adult and mostly because someone else was intent on showing them to me), I've been really interested in this divide between the critical reception and the general public's reception. It brings up an interesting art vs. commerce argument, I think.

Like, critics can appreciate The Last Jedi as a standalone film with incredible visuals, interesting character dynamics (specifically between Kylo Ren and Rey), and Big Ideas about Important Themes (growing old, betraying one's roots, losing sight of one's true self, etc.)--as a piece of art, in other words. Taken on its own, completely divorced from the larger Star Wars universe, I think the most recent movie is quite an accomplishment.

But Star Wars is also a billion-dollar franchise with an intricate and preexisting fictional universe, and as an entry in that particular canon, I can see where TLJ loses people. I mean, even Mark Hamill had gripes with Luke's characterization (though he's since retracted them), and while I can totally dig Sad Old Man Luke, I've heard compelling arguments from long-time fans that the choices Luke makes in this film (and is revealed to have made in the past, with Kylo Ren) are not consistent with his characterization in the original trilogy.

Star Wars has this built-in, loyal fan-base, and I think a number of people in that base expect to be catered to in some way--and, as film (more than some other mediums, like literature or music) is often blatantly audience-oriented (give the audience what they want, they'll tell their friends, they'll buy the merchandise, they'll be customers for life), I don't think it's unreasonable for fans' expectations to make some demands on the filmmakers' choices. But TLJ seems not to care so much about rewarding brand loyalty, as it were, and I can understand how that might tick long-time fans off.

I'm generally inclined to argue for artistic integrity and the artist following their vision, but of course all art desires an audience, and therefore a savvy artist ought to keep that audience in mind as they create their art. More to the point, when you're dealing with an existing and much-loved property, you cede some of your creative control by default. The Last Jedi, however, makes no such concessions (or at least not enough of them, in some fans' eyes), which is why there's been such a marked divide between how critics (and casual viewers, like me) see the film and how many long-time fans see it. Or at least that's been my impression of things.
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« Reply #101 on: 01-14-2018 17:51 »

As a long-time fan (June, 1977), I was interested to see what one of our most ardent lovers of the franchise thought of The Last Jedi, especially of Luke finally having had enough of the whole deal. I'm speaking of Leiapadme77, naturally. She absolutely loved it, and is still walking on air. Kylo Ren is the character that held her interest the most.

TLJ was perfectly satisfactory to me. I plan to watch it at least 5-6 more times when I get the disc, and am looking forward to more Star Wars films in the future. smile


P.S. The beautiful chemistry between Hamil and Frank Oz really got me.

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« Reply #102 on: 01-14-2018 23:36 »

Gorks, as a long time fan, I thought Luke's old man characterization is spot on. The original Luke was young and idealistic,  he got burned, it makes sense.  His almost killing kid Kylo?  I don't know that I believe that,  honestly.
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« Reply #103 on: 01-15-2018 01:10 »

I posed the same question to one of my movie buff and Star Wars fans. He also said that the film's reception was pretty split, though he personally loved it. I appreciate your
take on the general response to the film, Gorky. You're always very articulate, and I always enjoy reading the writings of someone who knows how to write. smile
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« Reply #104 on: 01-15-2018 03:12 »

You are too kind, Scrappy!

To add another voice to my own pontificating, this article rather convincingly argues that The Last Jedi fails, to varying degrees, as both an autonomous artistic project and as an entry in the existing Star Wars universe. The writer enjoyed the movie a lot, but the point about TLJ not going too far enough is well-taken. 
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« Reply #105 on: 01-15-2018 07:05 »

If only they had gone avant garde with it and it turned out that all the new characters were fathered by Luke, in a 70s themed coke party with Indiana jones, Chewbacca, and carrier Fisher of course.

I'm sure jar jar is ready for his major come back too, cannot wait!
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« Reply #106 on: 01-17-2018 18:45 »

We have the official synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story:

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Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
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« Reply #107 on: 01-19-2018 08:18 »

That is very non-specific.

Also, where the heck is all the marketing for this movie? It seems nonexistent so far.
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« Reply #108 on: 01-19-2018 08:42 »

It's only coming out in May, give them some time!
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« Reply #109 on: 01-19-2018 15:42 »

This guy solved a big issue in the last jedi:

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« Reply #110 on: 01-19-2018 15:54 »

That is very non-specific.

Also, where the heck is all the marketing for this movie? It seems nonexistent so far.

I love the strange mystery surrounding this film. Less than 5 months to release and still no official poster or trailer, the original directors both fired, the two leads needed acting coaches, they replaced a black actor playing a CGI character with a white actor who gets to be himself and not CGI, the synopsis is finally released and tells us what we already know, etc.

It's either gonna be a huge fucking trainwreck or somehow come out a masterpiece.
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« Reply #111 on: 01-19-2018 18:48 »

I'm hoping for a trainwreck masterpiece, personally.

Yeah, it's obviously a monumental mess at this point. But occasionally extreme pressure produces extreme brilliance. So I have a completely open mind... mostly because the project never caught my interest in the first place. Unlike Rogue One. Of course I'll go see it in the event that it's actually released.

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« Reply #112 on: 01-20-2018 00:19 »

There's been plenty of movies with messy productions that turned out fine, so I think I'll reserve judgement until there's actually something to judge.
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« Reply #113 on: 01-20-2018 03:22 »

Unlike Rogue One.

My favorite thing about Rogue One is that it didn't wuss out on the (inevitable, necessary, bittersweet) all-our-heroes-die ending. I definitely fell asleep in the theater during some of those battle scenes--it was a late-ish showing, and action sequences tend to have the opposite of an adrenaline-boosting effect on me--but I have much respect for that ending (plus it was nice, and weird, to see CGI young Leia on the big screen so soon after Carrie Fisher's death).

they replaced a black actor playing a CGI character with a white actor who gets to be himself and not CGI

I was really worried this was going to be some weird racially-motivated bullshit, but it seems that it was just due to a scheduling conflict with the original actor after Ron Howard took over the film. That said, it might've been nice to replace a person of color with another person of color, but at least we get to see Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, which I'm definitely there for. I mean, no one can be as cool as Billy Dee Williams, but I'm willing to watch Glover give it a go.
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« Reply #114 on: 01-20-2018 05:34 »


My favorite thing about Rogue One is that it didn't wuss out on the (inevitable, necessary, bittersweet) all-our-heroes-die ending. I definitely fell asleep in the theater during some of those battle scenes--it was a late-ish showing, and action sequences tend to have the opposite of an adrenaline-boosting effect on me--but I have much respect for that ending...


Oh, those battle scenes are classic Star Wars, teasing us before finally delivering the near-impossible outcome (flipped switch, pulled lever, blasted door control, etc.) smile

And though I had a rather full tummy, I didn't nod off -- I was watching it in an incredible cinema, with [-mArc-], Randi, and Zoidberg227. Oh, and sipping a Red Hook brown ale smile


...(plus it was nice, and weird, to see CGI young Leia on the big screen so soon after Carrie Fisher's death).


That was so jarring to me, that had it happened earlier in the movie, it would have ruined it for me. Unlike the job they did with Peter Cushing as Governor Tarkin, which was brilliant.

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« Reply #115 on: 01-20-2018 08:30 »

That was so jarring to me, that had it happened earlier in the movie, it would have ruined it for me. Unlike the job they did with Peter Cushing as Governor Tarkin, which was brilliant.

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Everyone also says they're both amazing.

Everyone also says they're both terrible.

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« Reply #116 on: 01-20-2018 08:31 »

Yeah, yeah, I get it. You have a crush on me. roll eyes
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« Reply #117 on: 01-20-2018 21:58 »

My thoughts on the Rogue One CGI: Tarkin looked phenomenal, Leia looked like a plastic dummy.
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« Reply #118 on: 01-20-2018 23:36 »

I thought they both looked great. At first I assumed they dug up and touched up some old, unused footage from ANH for Leia. As for Tarkin, the thought of him being CGI never even crossed my mind since I forgot what the actor actually looked like (It had been years since I saw ANH at that point).
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« Reply #119 on: 01-24-2018 17:41 »

For me both were more than enought .. specially Tarkin who had a more prominent and close-face role ..

Leia was more than ok as their only role was to look at the plans and say "hope"

Curiously .. Hologram-Leia seen in TLJ was not CGI.. it was alternative angle filmed for ANH left in the cutting room (Gareth Edwards said that while looking for material during RO filming they came across ALL filmed footage for ANH .. thats where they got also Red and Gold leader footage (digitally enhanced and inserted in the battle)
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