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    07 September 2021 - 05:11 PM

    Trailer coming in two days, but until then the marketing has launched with two multiple teasers, each one located at the end of a blue or red pill.

    EDIT: Note: the pills each generate different shots from the movie every few minutes...supposedly they are toggling between hundreds of clips as the site cycles. So you can get something different every time you click.

    Man, they don't really do this type of cool net marketing much these days. I missed this.

    EDIT 2: and lets talk about how this seemingly fits in with the ending of MATRIX REVOLUTIONS. We know that Neo would be seen again (the Oracle tells Sati that as one of the final lines of the film), and we know that the Matrix was rebooted, and the architecture was added to allow humans a CHOICE. I feel like this is the red pill / blue pill aspect of the marketing and why the "agent-looking" Jonathan Groff handles the Blue Pill teasers (likely working for the machines to recruit people?), while the Red pill obviously leads to Young Morpheus (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II). So it feels like MATRIX 4 will focus on the choice war, or at least include it?

    I'm super curious how Trinity figures in since she died. Is she a program? Did the machines re-constitute her?

    02 June 2021 - 03:49 PM

    I saw nowhere else to announce this. We don't seem to have a dedicated GGK thread, but I know a fair few of us like his work.

    New book is in the same universe as the rest of his historical fiction fantasy work and will be titled ALL THE SEAS OF THE WORLD.

    Exciting! I still have not read my copy of A BRIGHTNESS LONG AGO, so I'll need to read that before this comes out. Seems like this was his Pandemic written book.

    I heard rumours (could be wrong) that this one focuses on Brittany/Northern France area...
  3. Activity: Count Your Unread eBooks

    03 March 2021 - 06:39 PM

    So I thought of something while I was on my kindle the other don't SEE your E-book ToRead pile.

    Yeah, you can scan through it as you look for something to read...but it doesn't register in an amount does it? It doesn't SIT in piles on your floor or shelf and nag you to read them like your normal pile, right? Out of sight, often out of mind.

    Combine this with the sheer amount of ebook sales and freebies you can get on the daily....

    And you can end up with a bigger list than you thought...

    So I thought it would be fun if we posted our ToRead/Unread ebooks off our reading devices to see the sheer volume of I'm sure I'm not alone in being staggered by how many unread ebooks I have:

    spoilered for size (Note: Most of these I only paid between $1-3 each, and in some cases free...I'd say maybe only 6-8 books on here were bought at regular prices)


    Go for it people, list out your unread ebooks and see how truly unwieldy the lists are!
  4. The State of Movie Theatres Post-COVID

    26 January 2021 - 02:47 PM

    So I've seen people have this conversation and I'm wondering what everyone's feelings are about it.

    I will state up front that I was pre-COVID a massive movie-goer. Have been since I was a youngster, and in fact while movie-going doesn't produce the same feelings it had when I was a kid (movies before VHS and whatnot and even after were a HUGE deal; I think we've lost that), I still went all the time, as did my wife.

    That said, I now have ZERO interest in sitting in a movie theatre again. Not this year, nor going forward.

    I feel like the shift in theatres and movies on the big screen is happening and while COVID is the catalyst, that this was coming for a long time. Streaming and digital changed the game. Iv'e been able to rent a few first run movies and watch them at home, on our own TV and Sound System, with our own snacks (read: not overpriced), and no interruptions ect. This is something that people talked about before COVID hit, but I think it's become more ubiquitous now...that in this era of technology the ONLY thing that movie theatres now bring is that the screen is big, and you might not have the sound system to really sell a movie that depends on big, bombastic sound.

    That's all movie theatres hold as a bonus, and to get it I need to deal with talkers, testers, irritating people, and a hefty price tag for snacks and tickets. Filthy seats, sticky floors, ect.

    If you said to me that I had to watch all the next MCU movies at home for the same ticket price...I would pay it in a heartbeat over the theatre. I would not have likely said that in 2019. MCU movies were 100% "we're going to see this in theatres" movies for me.

    Warner Brothers is banking on this shift to get subs to HBO MAX in the current year, to the tune of losing some bigger directors who are mad at them like Nolan and Villenueve.

    But things DO change, and directors need to accept that...but like every other big paradigm shift...they will need to be dragged kicking and screaming. CDs gave way to digital and then streaming, books gave way to ebooks, physical games gave way to digital. First run movies will likely be no different.

    The question is: Is COVID the last straw that shoves it forward, or will it be years before that happens.

    Something interesting I learned recently...while kids will watch Netflix, or D+...nine times out of ten they watch YouTube instead...and I don't think my nieces and nephews of the TV watching age EVER watch regular cable TV...they either stream or they watch YT clips. It's a fundamentally different scene, and I'm interested to see how Gen-Z and Gen-Alpha (yes that's what my kids generation are called, born in the 2010s) just embrace the home systems and reject the movie theatres.

    EDIT: I also feel like streamers like Netflix have upped their game a bit recently on that front. I especially liked THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND, and while I didn't like THE MIDNIGHT SKY, the ambition is VERY filmi, EXTRACTION Was cool, AVA was cool, MANK was EXCELLENT, So was OLD GUARD, and even fluffy stuff like ENOLA HOLMES was fun.

    What is everyone elses thoughts on this?


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    01 Feb 2021 - 20:31
    happy 44th!
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    01 Feb 2019 - 18:04
    Thanks man!
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    01 Feb 2019 - 18:01
    Happy #42 - the meaning of everything!
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    01 Feb 2019 - 18:00
    Happy #42 - the meaning of everything!
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    01 Feb 2018 - 20:08
    Thanks man!
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    01 Feb 2018 - 19:57
    Happy #41
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    04 Dec 2016 - 01:55
    Done, sorry Ando, I didnt realize it was full.
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    03 Dec 2016 - 18:00
    Hey, could you make a little bit of room in your inbox?
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    17 Mar 2016 - 22:32
    lol, I focused right on 'redolent' too! Not sure why, but I felt like it was worth pointing out with my post :P
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    02 Feb 2014 - 13:11
    LOL. Truth. Thanks Sombra.
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    02 Feb 2014 - 08:47
    Wow, you're old. ;)
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    Mrs Savagely Wishy Washy 

    11 Jun 2013 - 11:46
    Where iz you? Haven't seen you for ages on the forum!
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    13 May 2013 - 15:24
    I've not actually watched it yet. I've been awaiting the English dub (and a theatre release in Canada)...but I hear it's insanity and sets some things on their ear.
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    09 May 2013 - 03:38
    Oi, you and I need to talk some Evangelion 3.33
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    Salt-Man Z 

    08 Apr 2013 - 15:40
    Looks like he got in a fight with Illy (not a particularly difficult feat) and decided to take some time off. Miss you, buddy! At least I still see you on FB and Twitter. :)
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