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A 27 11.64%
A - 32 13.79%
B + 43 18.53%
B 33 14.22%
B - 21 9.05%
C + 19 8.19%
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Old June 19 2012, 01:25 AM   #646
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I have a hard time with stupidity, I guess. M'kay?
Sorry if that last post came across as incendiary... I was aiming more for rhetorical. I definitely agree with you re: the stupidity thing though.
No sweat, and thank you - talking across teh interwebz sometimes doesn't convey the full message. Happened to me many times.
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Old June 19 2012, 03:34 AM   #647
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^^^ Love that guy! And the hair...OH the hair...
It's not just the hair, but also the Jersey Shore fake-tan, but that guy reminds me of the Kazon from Voyager.
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Old June 19 2012, 03:34 AM   #648
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His reactions to George Martin's (legitimate) comments on the Lost ending alone showed what kind of childish, self-absorbed, unprofessional hack he really is. Orci & Co are the similar type. Criticism on the internet always comes from basement dwellers who have no life, and if a fellow writer criticizes it, they react with anger.
At what point is that discussion on Lost?

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...Space Jesus (who apparently looked like Dr. Manhattan if he was an Engineer, but I guess they neglected mentioning that in the Gospels)...
I figured that maybe an engineer impregnated Mary, making Jesus a human/engineer mix that looks human.
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Old June 19 2012, 05:02 AM   #649
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As I've said above it's been ages since I've last seen Alien/s so I bought both on BD today. Should make for a fun rewatch.
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Old June 19 2012, 05:03 AM   #650
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Whenever I rewatch Alien, I alternate between really enjoying it and being bored out of my mind. I have similar reactions when I watch Star Trek: TMP.
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Old June 19 2012, 05:08 AM   #651
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Whenever I rewatch Alien, I alternate between really enjoying it and being bored out of my mind. I have similar reactions when I watch Star Trek: TMP.
I've never been able to watch TMP and "really enjoy it" it's more I tolerate it like a boisterous uncle you see at a family reunion once a year. If being "boisterous" means he was long, drawn out, spook slowly, and took 10 minutes to show everyone his new car.
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Old June 19 2012, 05:12 AM   #652
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Whenever I rewatch Alien, I alternate between really enjoying it and being bored out of my mind. I have similar reactions when I watch Star Trek: TMP.
I've never been able to watch TMP and "really enjoy it" it's more I tolerate at it like a boisterous uncle you meet at a family reunion once a year. If being "boisterous" means he was long, drawn out, spook slowly, and took 10 minutes to show everyone his new car.
I used to despise it until I finally saw the Director's Cut. I'm not even sure what's different from the theatrical version, but I find it a lot easier to watch.

The weird thing to me about watching Alien, however, is that it's not until the end of the movie that I even feel like Ripley is an important character. She's basically just a corporate douchebag the whole time. I've honestly never understood the love that the movie receives. More often than not, it puts me to sleep.
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Old June 19 2012, 05:58 AM   #653
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Showing women as assertive (Aka being a bitch) was a novelty in the 70's and that's why Alien is loved by feminists.

As for watching old movies, People are going to call to me a heretic but I love the original theatrical cult of Blade Runner. There I said it. I just feel the Final Cut didn't really add anything and it felt like it was dragging on a few times. I like how Dekard's status was more ambiguous in the original. I like the original ending scene because of how it showed Deckard's evolution from a cold hearted killer to a real human being.
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Old June 19 2012, 07:14 AM   #654
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Love it or hate it, Prometheus is the kind of movie that leaves you thinking about it long after seeing it. l saw it opening day, and l'm still thinking about how much it sucked. l just can't look past all the gaping plot holes, cardboard cut-out characters, and the simplistic, almost non-existent story, all of which combine to form the biggest movie going disappointment since George Lucas Disneyfied Star Wars with that abomination known as The Phantom Menace.
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Old June 19 2012, 10:23 AM   #655
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Showing women as assertive (Aka being a bitch) was a novelty in the 70's and that's why Alien is loved by feminists.

As for watching old movies, People are going to call to me a heretic but I love the original theatrical cult of Blade Runner.
Heretic also. Ridley just has a thing about dreams. And unicorns. Legend anyone?
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Old June 19 2012, 11:49 AM   #656
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Showing women as assertive (Aka being a bitch) was a novelty in the 70s and that's why Alien is loved by feminists.
Is that where you are posting from? The 1970s?
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Old June 19 2012, 02:32 PM   #657
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Showing women as assertive (Aka being a bitch) was a novelty in the 70's and that's why Alien is loved by feminists.

As for watching old movies, People are going to call to me a heretic but I love the original theatrical cult of Blade Runner.
Heretic also. Ridley just has a thing about dreams. And unicorns. Legend anyone?
Yep, me too. I personally enjoyed the film-noir beat-cop narration of the original. Removing that track in the re-release made some scenes that were meant to have it drag on in parts. I liked knowing what was going on in Deckard's mind in key moments of the film.

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Showing women as assertive (Aka being a bitch) was a novelty in the 70s and that's why Alien is loved by feminists.
Is that where you are posting from? The 1970s?
OH SNAP!

No, seriously, the 70's are dead - and best kept that way, too. That is, unless you pine for the good old days of wrinkle-free leisure suits, disco, mirror balls and K.D. Lang.
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Old June 19 2012, 03:49 PM   #658
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Showing women as assertive (Aka being a bitch) was a novelty in the 70's and that's why Alien is loved by feminists.

As for watching old movies, People are going to call to me a heretic but I love the original theatrical cult of Blade Runner. There I said it. I just feel the Final Cut didn't really add anything and it felt like it was dragging on a few times. I like how Dekard's status was more ambiguous in the original. I like the original ending scene because of how it showed Deckard's evolution from a cold hearted killer to a real human being.

another fan of the "Blade Runner" theatrical version here
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Old June 19 2012, 04:25 PM   #659
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I was less than impressed. Great visuals, which is a hallmark of a Scott film, but the story stunk...and the third act was just, well, stupid. I don't want to say it sucked, but it kinda sucked.
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Old June 19 2012, 05:46 PM   #660
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As for watching old movies, People are going to call to me a heretic but I love the original theatrical cult of Blade Runner. There I said it. I just feel the Final Cut didn't really add anything and it felt like it was dragging on a few times. I like how Dekard's status was more ambiguous in the original. I like the original ending scene because of how it showed Deckard's evolution from a cold hearted killer to a real human being.
Me too. I sorta miss the VO.
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