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« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2018, 06:26:28 AM »
Watched an ooold copy of a Filipino movie from 1987 called Tikbalang, Once Upon a Time in the US. First saw it at a convention back in the 90s. Think Duckcon? A really weird fantasy movie where a Tikbalang transports some kids from modern earth to a fantasy realm. Kind of like a live action D&D cartoon with an Asian theme. Some interesting effects here and there like the stop motion tikbalang at the beginning and various supernatural beings presented. Definitely does not take itself too seriously. Very reminiscent of Wizards of the Lost Kingdom which came out in 85.

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« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2018, 09:25:14 PM »
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So she was perfect as the character ;).
I also agree that the how people addressed her was really awkward.
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« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2018, 09:44:56 PM »
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So she was perfect as the character ;).
I also agree that the how people addressed her was really awkward.

Everything was. Movie should have been titled Cring in the Shell.

It's really wierd. I couldn't make it through GitS, I was decidedly mixed on the Last Jedi and Thor Ragnarok gave me the dry heaves everytime someone tried to be funny.

Best movie I've seen recently? Fucking Justice League.

That's a painful realization.

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« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2018, 09:53:36 AM »
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Thats accurate.  I think maybe thats what she was going for.


She's a cyborg after all.

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« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2018, 12:34:45 PM »
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Thats accurate.  I think maybe thats what she was going for.


If intentional, I think her performance was really good. I certainly was thinking it as I watched the film. I felt like she was a brain in a cyborg body, and not just when they were showing that she was a cyborg.
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« Reply #35 on: January 25, 2018, 09:43:37 PM »
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She's a cyborg after all.

Cybog dos not mean brain dead nor dose it necessarily mean impossible to be "human".
This is particularly important given that in the source martial she has tons or personality.
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If intentional, I think her performance was really good. I certainly was thinking it as I watched the film. I felt like she was a brain in a cyborg body, and not just when they were showing that she was a cyborg.

You mean like in every ghost in the shell any thing ever ???? The simple fact is all of the gits stuff has done that.
But why should I spend my time damning A bad movie when some one much more skilled then me has all ready done it.
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« Reply #36 on: January 27, 2018, 10:14:32 AM »
I got tired of watching bad movies so I popped in a DVD of "The Sand Pebbles" starring Steve McQueen, Mako, and Candice Bergen. Good stuff, a classic, particularly good if you are looking for interesting events and background for your 1920's games.  On a different note, much of the feel in the movie can be used in the OTU for the worlds that are Amber Zone and Red Zone for where gunboat diplomacy has been used to maintain order among worlds by the Impereium.

Cleanse your palettes and give it a watch.

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« Reply #37 on: January 27, 2018, 05:44:14 PM »
I saw 2 really good movies recently.
Panic in the year zero about A family from LA that was going on A camping trip when the bombs fall. Part of why this is such an interesting picture is that rather then being about some one who dosen't pick up on whats going on or has no idea what to do or A survivalist type that's spend half there life waiting for something like this to happen. It's about A family headed up by A guy who never planed for this but imminently figures out whats going to happen and how to prepare for it before the last pieces of civilization collapse.

The other is The lady from shanghai it's A fun film noir movie and it frankly has some of the best dialogue I have ever seen in A movie.
Which rather makes sense given Orson Welles had A big hand in it.
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« Reply #38 on: January 28, 2018, 02:16:04 AM »
Just finished Blade Runner 2049. It didn't shit all over the first movie. Was a little too on the nose in spots for my taste, but altogether not bad.
It had this modern movie clean to it though. Even the dirt looked clean. Sharp and in focus, even when out of focus. That's not just Blade Runner though.
Story was fine. I mean, it's nothing new, and executed well. Not the kind of movie I'd want to watch over again, but fine for one viewing. I guess this my rambling way of saying it was ok.

And on a techincal note, the Blu-Ray version hit a new first. I had to turn the volume, I swear I'm not even exaggerating, to the max, and I could only barely hear the dialogue. And then a loud part would come on, and blast the whole apartment, I had to ride the volume. I suspect it may be my jury-rigged PS3 HDMI to RCA TV. Dunno. Just very distracting.
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« Reply #39 on: January 28, 2018, 04:28:14 AM »
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Just finished Blade Runner 2049. It didn't shit all over the first movie. Was a little too on the nose in spots for my taste, but altogether not bad.
It had this modern movie clean to it though. Even the dirt looked clean. Sharp and in focus, even when out of focus. That's not just Blade Runner though.
Story was fine. I mean, it's nothing new, and executed well. Not the kind of movie I'd want to watch over again, but fine for one viewing. I guess this my rambling way of saying it was ok.

And on a techincal note, the Blu-Ray version hit a new first. I had to turn the volume, I swear I'm not even exaggerating, to the max, and I could only barely hear the dialogue. And then a loud part would come on, and blast the whole apartment, I had to ride the volume. I suspect it may be my jury-rigged PS3 HDMI to RCA TV. Dunno. Just very distracting.

I've had that problem with dvds and blurays before. I think it's a layer imbalance when they format the media.  The first series run of Ghost in the Shell : SaC was notorious for it between the opening credits and the show proper.

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« Reply #40 on: January 28, 2018, 05:52:31 AM »
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The simple fact is all of the gits stuff has done that.

My biggest problem with the movie was that while watching, I was mentally saying "I've already seen this, and it was done better then." They literally tried to cram three anime movies and four OVAs into a single film and it just ended up being 20 pounds of shit in a 10 pound bag.

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« Reply #41 on: January 28, 2018, 05:47:31 PM »
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And on a techincal note, the Blu-Ray version hit a new first. I had to turn the volume, I swear I'm not even exaggerating, to the max, and I could only barely hear the dialogue. And then a loud part would come on, and blast the whole apartment, I had to ride the volume. I suspect it may be my jury-rigged PS3 HDMI to RCA TV. Dunno. Just very distracting.


I've found most movies have had that issue since the mid-'00s.  So much so that I keep closed captioning on 100% of the time these days.  I live in a condominium, and believe me loud noises will make the neighbors complain.

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« Reply #42 on: January 28, 2018, 07:29:01 PM »
Well moronwood is at it again they are now going to be making A movie out of one of the most impact full comics I have ever read.
that being battle angel Alita now this is going to hurt being as I can legitimately say I would not be the person I am had I not read this at 13/14ish.


Post script: Also the scrap yard is way to goddamn clean in that trailer.

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My biggest problem with the movie was that while watching, I was mentally saying "I've already seen this, and it was done better then." They literally tried to cram three anime movies and four OVAs into a single film and it just ended up being 20 pounds of shit in a 10 pound bag.
sounds like A good sum up of A good chunk of the problem.
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« Reply #43 on: January 28, 2018, 10:30:24 PM »
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Anyone remember a horror anthology series from possibly Mexico called something like Horro Horro Theater? I saw this back in the late 90s as at the time my cable subscription included a South american channel and it looked fairly interesting what little I saw. Had a sort of Dark Shadows feel.


i remember the anthology...but can't remember the name. There are some pretty good Mexican horror movies, certainly as good as any B movie. Sorry I can't give a name, but be sure to watch Witching and Bitching if you can find it (used to be on NetF), it's *awesome*.
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« Reply #44 on: January 29, 2018, 04:32:02 AM »
The discussion on dumb monsters got me to dig out my old copy of the BW 1959 blob monster movie Caltiki, il mostro immortale. My copy was in Spanish so I thought it was produced down south. Turns out it is a movie from Italy. A pretty lurid and even at times grotesque movie I'd heard of but never seen as it got mention way back in those old monster movie magazines. Its a fairly plodding movie. But when things go bad they go really bad.

I've never seen the english dub or the original Italian version so cant say if anything was changed. Probably was in at least the english version.