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Posted 18 May 2020 - 07:46 PM

Watched the first episode of Westworld season 3 today. Writing is still inconsistent but seeing this plot from the "bodysnatchers" side is interesting.

Gotta say the setting, scenery and cinematography is amazing. Add some body modifications and this show would be a good example of what a Deus Ex the video game could look like as a TV show.
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Posted 19 May 2020 - 04:51 PM

Wait, there's going to be a "Beat the Judges" challenge on Forged in Fire coming next month? Damn, I guess I will watch that. I sort of dropped watching FIF. It just got too goofy with airing the failures. I mean, it can make for great television, but when almost every episode has a "shit the bed" moment it gets kind of tedious. I found myself just going to the end and checking out the final weapon challenge, and those were often a let down too.

Anyway, they better get someone to go h.a.m. on J Neilson's weapons. Get some payback on that crazy summbitch. Dude was relentless in bashing competitors blades *PING-CLANG -CLING


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Posted 20 May 2020 - 04:09 PM

So, yesterday I perused the pilot episode of Stargirl and the first episode of Motherland: Fort Salem.

Now, clearly, I am not the target demographic for either series, but it is fair to say that I enjoyed both of them.

Stargirl, notably with Luke Wilson as Stripesy, was actually decently made. The actress playing the title role, don't know her name, seem suitable and a decently enough actress. The supporting cast, though, fluctuates between forgettable and fair to decent.

The story was pretty good, the effects convincing enough and the hook for show was certainly good enough to make me look forward to next weeks episode.

Now, Motherland: Fort Salem!
What if the witch trials in Salem had resulted in the witches swearing allegiance to the United States of America and to fight grind their enemies with "Storm and Fury".

The acting was pretty good, the premise of the show even better and the effects pretty damn good.
I'll definitely add this one to my "to watch" list.

Screw you all, and have a nice day!

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 05:24 PM

I gave Motherland: Fort Salem three full episodes and a part of episode 4 before I dipped out. I'm not the targeted audience, for sure, but given excellent writing and steering of a show geared towards angsty teenage girls placed in the hands of a capable production team, I could get on board with it. But the show just seemed like it was going be too slogged down in the "good girl/rebel girl" thing (they were dipping into that well, a lot). And when it was revealed that the witchy powers were relegated to tonal changes in voice spells, eh, that kind of was a shut it down moment for me. Show should be called Motherland: Fort Siren.
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Posted 21 May 2020 - 09:14 AM

Hasbro are streaming GI Joe on YouTube.

The nostalgia is strong but oh boy is the quality bad. The voice acting is hilarious. The animations are terrible and best of all it's full of continuity mistakes where characters change hair color or clothing between frames. I saw Cobra Commander shift between a helmet and a mask twice between camera angle changes.

Just watched the famous Springfield story where Cobra use synthoids to trick Shipwreck into thinking he's got a family. Creepy.

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 09:15 AM

Oh shit, they just introduced the Battle Android Troopers! I loved those BAT robots.

And Sgt Slaughter is kicking their ass!

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 05:15 AM

Netizens of the Empire, I give you BK's next obsession:

https://www.news.com...c40b67081b927f3

"Wild new reality show ‘Labor of Love’ sees 15 men compete to have baby with stranger."

Hosted by SATC Kristin Davis. Yep, a new low even for America.

IMHO - Pornhub do it much better with no fake drama in under an hour ... :D

Maybe they could do a Southern version where suitors are judged by photos of their utes ("trucks") and caravans ("trailers")?
Men in a house go straight to round 2.
Men who OWN a house go straight to round 3.

Or maybe she could just go for 15 truck rides ...

;)

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 10:54 AM

Holy shit. BK, Hana Kimura (the pink haired wrestler) from TERRACE HOUSE committed suicide.
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Posted 24 May 2020 - 03:11 AM

View PostAptorian, on 21 May 2020 - 09:15 AM, said:

Oh shit, they just introduced the Battle Android Troopers! I loved those BAT robots.

And Sgt Slaughter is kicking their ass!


So very did not age well.
Cold Slither remains a rock n roll epic however.
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Posted 24 May 2020 - 05:25 AM

View PostTsundoku, on 23 May 2020 - 05:15 AM, said:

Netizens of the Empire, I give you BK's next obsession:

https://www.news.com...c40b67081b927f3

"Wild new reality show ĎLabor of Loveí sees 15 men compete to have baby with stranger."

Hosted by SATC Kristin Davis. Yep, a new low even for America.

IMHO - Pornhub do it much better with no fake drama in under an hour ... :D

Maybe they could do a Southern version where suitors are judged by photos of their utes ("trucks") and caravans ("trailers")?
Men in a house go straight to round 2.
Men who OWN a house go straight to round 3.

Or maybe she could just go for 15 truck rides ...

;)

Yikes! I think by the very act of applying to go on that show you are proving that you are not worthy of fathering a child!
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Posted 24 May 2020 - 09:12 AM

View PostTiste Simeon, on 24 May 2020 - 05:25 AM, said:

View PostTsundoku, on 23 May 2020 - 05:15 AM, said:

Netizens of the Empire, I give you BK's next obsession:

https://www.news.com...c40b67081b927f3

"Wild new reality show ‘Labor of Love’ sees 15 men compete to have baby with stranger."

Hosted by SATC Kristin Davis. Yep, a new low even for America.

IMHO - Pornhub do it much better with no fake drama in under an hour ... :D

Maybe they could do a Southern version where suitors are judged by photos of their utes ("trucks") and caravans ("trailers")?
Men in a house go straight to round 2.
Men who OWN a house go straight to round 3.

Or maybe she could just go for 15 truck rides ...

;)

Yikes! I think by the very act of applying to go on that show you are proving that you are not worthy of fathering a child!


Or being a mother.

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 05:50 PM

TERRACE HOUSE cancelled after the suicide of a cast member due to online bullying she received after an altercation with a male cast member.

https://www.buzzfeed...led-hana-kimura
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Posted 02 June 2020 - 06:26 AM

Finished season 3 of Westworld.

This show is trash. It's a beautiful show with great scenery and props but the writing and direction is shockingly bad. So many "why are they doing that, why are they saying this" moments.

Any of you industry buffs know if there's any inside info about Westworld? Is the director/showrunner some idiot who doesn't listen to criticism? It is the entire crew and acting roster just there for the paycheck?
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Posted 02 June 2020 - 11:18 AM

View PostAptorian, on 02 June 2020 - 06:26 AM, said:

Finished season 3 of Westworld.

This show is trash. It's a beautiful show with great scenery and props but the writing and direction is shockingly bad. So many "why are they doing that, why are they saying this" moments.

Any of you industry buffs know if there's any inside info about Westworld? Is the director/showrunner some idiot who doesn't listen to criticism? It is the entire crew and acting roster just there for the paycheck?


It made by Jonathan Nolan (Christopher Nolanís brother), and his wife, with JJ Abrams as another exec producer.

I think general consensus is that itís been declining slightly over the seasons, but still considered good,

I have not watched s2 or 3, so I canít weigh in.
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Posted 02 June 2020 - 11:33 AM

Don't bother.
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Posted 02 June 2020 - 11:36 AM

View PostAptorian, on 02 June 2020 - 11:33 AM, said:

Don't bother.


After S1 I was never all that bothered to move on, as S1 was good, but not remotely great.
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Posted 02 June 2020 - 05:06 PM

If you haven't watched it yet, right now would be an excellent time to binge Watchmen.
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Posted Yesterday, 12:30 AM

View PostQuickTidal, on 02 June 2020 - 11:36 AM, said:

View PostAptorian, on 02 June 2020 - 11:33 AM, said:

Don't bother.


After S1 I was never all that bothered to move on, as S1 was good, but not remotely great.


I thought S2 was a satisfying conclusion to S1, worth watching.
S3 was a bit of a mess... when it was good it was very good and otherwise it varied from meh to boring. Visually pretty great tho.
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Posted Yesterday, 06:27 AM

 Malankazooie, on 02 June 2020 - 05:06 PM, said:

If you haven't watched it yet, right now would be an excellent time to binge Watchmen.


Just watched episode one this morning.

Uhhh, 1920s raceriot, modern day masked police authorized to use extreme methods Vs Rorschach Neo Nazi Ultra Nationalists.

Oh dear.
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Posted Yesterday, 05:44 PM

Awwww yeah! tonight begins the Forged in Fire: Beat the Judges episodes of FiF! They've run some previews and damn it's weird to see David Baker in black-smith work attire and out of his bespoke personal fashion throwback coolness. I hope it's good and not crap. You know they have to play up someone getting brutal with J. Neilson's work. Want someone to give him the smirk and ask "are you ready"? Posted Image
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