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by ThirdMan
September 17th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Watching?
Replies: 1296
Views: 209141

Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

David Lynch: The Art Life This is a Kickstarted documentary created with Lynch's participation. It's based on 20 audio recordings captured over a period of four years and accompanied by footage of Lynch in his studio creating his abstract art. There's also scores of detailed images of his many fini...
by ThirdMan
September 17th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Watching?
Replies: 1296
Views: 209141

Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Your posts in here made me really want Criterion but it's not available in England :( Have you tried the BFI Player? Their collection is also outstanding. There's a huge overlap with Criterion in terms of world cinema classics and it's actually better for 21st century cinema. Plus at £4.99 per mont...
by ThirdMan
September 17th, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Let's rank Tarantino films, for no reason whatsoever...
Replies: 48
Views: 3194

Re: Let's rank Tarantino films, for no reason whatsoever...

KSubzero1000 wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 11:23 am
:(

Fair enough, my bad...
No, it's not your bad. I was being an asshole and I'm sorry. We're just two people looking for different things from a discussion. I'm trying to unwind on my day off, you're trying to write a thesis! :)
by ThirdMan
September 17th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Let's rank Tarantino films, for no reason whatsoever...
Replies: 48
Views: 3194

Re: Let's rank Tarantino films, for no reason whatsoever...

I genuinely don't understand as to why we're arguing or where all this snark is coming from. :? I took your initial statement as meaning that movie stars were a necessary part of Hollywood filmmaking. If I misunderstood something then I apologize but that's how it read to me and I thought there wer...
by ThirdMan
September 17th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: All Things Jurassic Park
Replies: 41
Views: 1382

Re: All Things Jurassic Park

FemalePheromones wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 11:01 am
ThirdMan wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 8:36 am
Serious question, is Fallen Kingdom worth watching?
Yes but don't expect too much.
Well I won't now!
by ThirdMan
September 17th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Let's rank Tarantino films, for no reason whatsoever...
Replies: 48
Views: 3194

Re: Let's rank Tarantino films, for no reason whatsoever...

Okay, so different types of films are different. Well spotted.
by ThirdMan
September 17th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Let's rank Tarantino films, for no reason whatsoever...
Replies: 48
Views: 3194

Re: Let's rank Tarantino films, for no reason whatsoever...

I get the impression that when people went to see Lord of the Rings, they saw the characters on-screen, whereas when they went to see The Wolf of Wall Street, they went to see a DiCaprio flick. You're not comparing like with like there and I think you know it. Why would an audience, primed to see a...
by ThirdMan
September 17th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8458
Views: 934114

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I even modded it to a Star Wars theme which was cool. That sounds great. Was it just a re-skin or did the text refer to different races, etc? I don't even consider myself a proper Star Wars fan and my hands are shaking at the mere thought of this. To be honest, I can’t remember the text but it was ...
by ThirdMan
September 17th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Replies: 10
Views: 185

Re: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

For the most part, I'd say Ksub's right Although, for this series, I'd say you don't necessarily need to have watched the movie beforehand. Seeing as the original was made over 35 years ago, the series was designed for both a new audience who have little to no knowledge of the original and for thos...
by ThirdMan
September 17th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Replies: 10
Views: 185

Re: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

I'm always unsure of how to handle prequels (thanks, George!) As a rule of thumb, release order is usually the intended way to watch (or play, read, etc...) any multiple-part series. That's what I've always assumed but then I watched most of the Marvel films out of order. At the time I thought perh...
by ThirdMan
September 17th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Let's rank Tarantino films, for no reason whatsoever...
Replies: 48
Views: 3194

Re: Let's rank Tarantino films, for no reason whatsoever...

the bigger and more recognizable the actor is, the more difficult it becomes for most audience members to view them as the character they are trying to portray I would imagine that my reaction to City of God or (the original!) Oldboy would have been very different if I had kept thinking "oh yeah, i...
by ThirdMan
September 17th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Listening To?
Replies: 152
Views: 32593

Re: Whatcha Been Listening To?

I dusted off my David Mancuso - The Loft vinyl box-set last night for some disco love. There are very few musical movements more misunderstood than disco, particularly because in its early days it wasn't even a recognisable sound. This collection of so-called 'disco' classics contains house, Europea...
by ThirdMan
September 17th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8458
Views: 934114

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Suits wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 8:34 am
I even modded it to a Star Wars theme which was cool.

That sounds great. Was it just a re-skin or did the text refer to different races, etc?

I don't even consider myself a proper Star Wars fan and my hands are shaking at the mere thought of this.
by ThirdMan
September 17th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: All Things Jurassic Park
Replies: 41
Views: 1382

Re: All Things Jurassic Park

Serious question, is Fallen Kingdom worth watching?
by ThirdMan
September 17th, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Replies: 10
Views: 185

Re: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

JaySevenZero wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 8:11 am
For the making of? I say yes watch the series first.
Sorry, I meant the actual series itself.

Is it a prequel that's enhanced by knowledge of the original?

I'm always unsure of how to handle prequels (thanks, George!)
by ThirdMan
September 17th, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Let's rank Tarantino films, for no reason whatsoever...
Replies: 48
Views: 3194

Re: Let's rank Tarantino films, for no reason whatsoever...

A few thoughts on Sharon Tate and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood . It attempted to wrestle her away from her awful legacy. The dead wife of a disgraced (and still celebrated) director, butchered by a murderous cult. That's what she's known for. Not her career. I consider myself a movie buff but I cou...
by ThirdMan
September 17th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8458
Views: 934114

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I've been playing, or should I say trying to play, FTL: Faster Than Light on the iPad. I think I'm just going to have to admit that it's not for me and move on. I had similar trouble with it on Mac. It's not just the difficulty, it's that I'm not getting into the rhythm of the game. I'd relish the c...
by ThirdMan
September 17th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Let's rank Tarantino films, for no reason whatsoever...
Replies: 48
Views: 3194

Re: Let's rank Tarantino films, for no reason whatsoever...

I'm not a big fan of DiCaprio, personally. He always comes across to me like the kind of Hollywood superstar who thinks that the film's purpose is to serve him instead of the other way around and who expects to be the centerpiece of every frame, surrounded by various supporting actors who are mainl...
by ThirdMan
September 17th, 2019, 4:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Replies: 10
Views: 185

Re: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

JaySevenZero wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 6:30 pm
There's also a substantial documentary included after the final episode that covers the making of process and offers a fair amount of insight into the production of this amazing show.
Should I watch the movie first?
by ThirdMan
September 16th, 2019, 9:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Watching?
Replies: 1296
Views: 209141

Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Your posts in here made me really want Criterion but it's not available in England :( Have you tried the BFI Player? Their collection is also outstanding. There's a huge overlap with Criterion in terms of world cinema classics and it's actually better for 21st century cinema. Plus at £4.99 per mont...