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by borgmatrix
October 30th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 150
Views: 230197

Re: Last Movie Watched

Bill & Ted Face the Music - B- Nice, sweet film. Watched it with my family, and we all enjoyed it. But it made us talk about the first two films more. But not sure I will watch it again. I haven't seen it yet, but watching the trailer, I was worried Keanu Reeves hadn't settled into the character we...
by borgmatrix
October 20th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 150
Views: 230197

Re: Last Movie Watched

Hell, yes! It's not got a lot to do with Bram Stoker's novel, few Dracula adaptations do, aside from some names (and the Vampire Count named Dracula), but it's a Good Flick. A movie getting designated Good Flick by you is a pretty rare and well-earned thing... color me excited. :) The last film I w...
by borgmatrix
October 19th, 2020, 9:44 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 150
Views: 230197

Re: Last Movie Watched

Particulars: 1967 Hammer films, color, 97 minues; written by Nigel Kneale. Directed by Roy Ward Baker. Starring Andrew Keir, James Donald, Barbara Shelley and Julian Glover. Hey LT, speaking of Hammer films. I'm recording "Horror of Dracula" (1958) with Christopher Lee with the plan to watch it lat...
by borgmatrix
April 10th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 150
Views: 230197

Re: Last Movie Watched

Still waiting until I can be relatively sure there are no Killer Corona Cooties on my copy of The Rise of Skywalker before I try that one one. LT, I know you've have to watch it, but... I'd have a guilty conscience if I encouraged you to watch TROS. To make sure you don't get cooties, I'd say burn ...
by borgmatrix
March 23rd, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 150
Views: 230197

Re: Last Movie Watched

It can really pay off. And, as I recall, you've yet to see some top notch, even classics, of the '30s - '40s era, and even some of the cool SF films from the '50s. Yeah, I've leaned more towards "modern" movies, newer stuff. I think you're probably right. Still, strangely enough, over the last few ...
by borgmatrix
March 17th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 150
Views: 230197

Re: Last Movie Watched

The War of the Worlds , 1953, Paramount Pictures, color, 85 minutes. Directed by Byron Haskins, produced by George Pal, starring Gene Barry and Ann Robinson. A much better film than I remembered. And a relief from current headlines, although...I was once familiar with some of the locations mentione...
by borgmatrix
March 10th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 150
Views: 230197

Re: Last Movie Watched

Not to diminish your review or enjoyment of that film, Mags, but I have simply lost all interest in those films. The first Jurassic Park was fantastic, the second one was good, the third one was okay, but I didn't even sit through all of the first Jurassic World film and had no interest in any more...
by borgmatrix
January 16th, 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 150
Views: 230197

Re: Last Movie Watched

Never mind for now that Rian Johnson wrote a bad SW and ruined that movie for many of us. THIS was a good movie. Yes, I liked "Knives Out" a lot. Most recent I saw was "Underwater." Boring, derivative stuff. Like an underwater "Alien," sorta, but worse in every way. Before that, saw "1917". Great. ...
by borgmatrix
January 16th, 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 227
Views: 427740

Re: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

Rise of Skywalker made me despise The Last Jedi so much more than I already did, mostly because Disney wasted an entire movie on a nonsense plot and sub-par character "development," rather than using the middle movie to create more conflict and tension, and make people care about the trilogy's conc...
by borgmatrix
December 13th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 227
Views: 427740

Re: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

I've never been a fan of Kylo Ren (Driver is a decent actor but can't pass of as a child of Han and Leia) but his character regresses in TROS to the point where we first met him in TFA. I liked Driver a lot from a performance standpoint. I haven't thought or cared too much about how he looks versus...
by borgmatrix
November 26th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Spoilers: So what is the situation in the galaxy?
Replies: 10
Views: 25790

Re: Spoilers: So what is the situation in the galaxy?

I agree their goal is well-stated, but I guess I didn't explain myself very well before. Basically, who is the First Order and how are they so powerful if the Republic replaced the Empire? Are they remnants of the Empire or a new thing or...? My issue is that I think these are questions we need ans...
by borgmatrix
November 26th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 227
Views: 427740

Re: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

So how have Marvel/Disney managed to get everything right with their huge number of movies; but Disney could not get their ducks in a row for Star Wars? What was missing from this picture? Did they have the wrong people in the wrong positions? It would seem so, MS, yeah...that they did have the wro...
by borgmatrix
October 5th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: General Star Wars Discussion
Topic: Rank the Star Wars Movies
Replies: 17
Views: 37957

Re: Rank the Star Wars Movies

Including the "A Star Wars Story" movies 1. The Empire Strikes Back 2. Rogue One 3. Revenge of the Sith 4. A New Hope 5. Attack of the Clones 6. Return of the Jedi 7. The Force Awakens 8. The Phantom Menace 9. Solo 10. The Last Jedi I'll go: 1. Revenge of the Sith 2. Rogue One 3. Attack of the Clon...
by borgmatrix
October 5th, 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 227
Views: 427740

Re: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

With the supposed leaks, the emptiness of a movie that was The Last Jedi is really tangible. If the leaks are accurate, it introduces a whole bunch of stuff that should've been at least hinted at earlier and not come out of the blue in the last movie. This is what happens when there's no plan and t...
by borgmatrix
May 22nd, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Benioff & Weiss Stand-Alone Movies
Topic: Benioff and Weiss to Create Series of Star Wars Movies
Replies: 22
Views: 65490

Re: Benioff and Weiss to Create Series of Star Wars Movies

I never watched GOT (always wanted to) but the discontent is tangible! What else has D&D done? They done some other things, but not much. It's pretty much GoT that got them SW. I am a bit nervous about that. If anything, I'd think a SW TV show would have make sense since they've been showrunners fo...
by borgmatrix
May 22nd, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 156
Views: 219344

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Yes, sadly it has gotten truly awful. I'm glad that I didn't watch the series over eight years (I watched seasons 1-7 December '18 to January). Me too, I guess. Though I'm almost regretful I wasted my time, regardless of how I watched it. It's been a heavy show, so I've taken breaks (often of a few...
by borgmatrix
May 15th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 227
Views: 427740

Re: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

Potential Spoilers ahead.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1sXi-sCMc8 Thanks. I can see this being true. If it is, my disappointment would be that McDiarmid would have very limited screentime in the movie. I'd rather see him as Sidious, than someone else. But, I do like the idea of a villain who...
by borgmatrix
May 13th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 156
Views: 219344

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Episode 5 of Game of Throne's final season. Whoo, boy. Its been worse with every episode. Not thrilled. Characters being moved around a chess board by writers who don't seem to know how to play chess. A clear sense of thinking from the end and just moving the characters there without much considerat...
by borgmatrix
May 13th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 227
Views: 427740

Re: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

Any links you guys have to these supposed leaks?
by borgmatrix
May 1st, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 156
Views: 219344

Re: Last Television Show Watched

I prefer an episodic structure before an arc one, just as long as previous events aren't "forgotten". A few episodes are weak, but overall I like the show. I first saw it when it aired on Swedish public service which only aired seasons 1-2 between May 2003 and August 2004 (they had previously aired...
by borgmatrix
April 28th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 156
Views: 219344

Re: Last Television Show Watched

I'm currently rewatching Star Trek: Enterprise on Netflix. Somewhat flawed, but still an enormously much better Star Trek show than Discovery. I need to give it a watch from beginning to end. When it was on TV, I watched the first few episodes of season 1, then stopped, finding it to be more of the...
by borgmatrix
April 22nd, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 227
Views: 427740

Re: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

I'm right on the same page! Exactly how large a role McDiarmid will have as the Emperor remains to be seen. I do believe he serves the same role as he has been previously, that of being the one pulling the strings from behind the scenes. Agreed. It may not necessarily be a lot of screen time, but t...
by borgmatrix
April 20th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 227
Views: 427740

Re: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

At the Episode IX panel, they clearly framed IX as the conclusion to the Skywalker saga. And Palpatine is the big bad of this Saga. A reveal like this, in that context, wouldn’t be done without a significant role for him. He’s alive. I believe that firmly. Whether he survived the fall, extended his ...
by borgmatrix
April 20th, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: General Star Wars Discussion
Topic: Star Wars Celebration Chicago, April 11-15, 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 20703

Re: Star Wars Celebration Chicago, April 11-15, 2019

Blizz please tell us about The Mandalorian footage!!! What we saw looked movie quality. Very physical, tangible, tactile feel to it. Action looks very well filmed, clear, dynamic. I think the combination of Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, and the other directors involved is going to mean big things and h...
by borgmatrix
March 29th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 76
Views: 126786

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

I have nitpickers guides, reference books, and a considerable store direct observation against which to measure every move they make. :laugh: But, more often then not, it's done with pleasure. Some things they do drive me nuts--when it flows from or produces bad writing or other bad product, most o...
by borgmatrix
March 26th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 76
Views: 126786

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

But, then, they never were too worried about that sort of thing in Trek. During the original run there were a great many inconsistencies, and they only had one program to keep track of, which they were making up as they went along. True. And I'll admit, its not a huge issue for me. But, I do wonder...
by borgmatrix
March 26th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: General Star Wars Discussion
Topic: What SW are you looking forward the most 2019?
Replies: 13
Views: 31029

Re: What SW are you looking forward the most 2019?

Same thing happens to me at my desk. Sometimes someone takes a header over the front--usually Luke--or Vader, Luke, the Tusken Raider and Slave Leia take turns knocking each other over like so many articulated dominoes. When I had Revan and Jake on my desk at work, there was one morning I came in t...
by borgmatrix
March 22nd, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: General Star Wars Discussion
Topic: What SW are you looking forward the most 2019?
Replies: 13
Views: 31029

Re: What SW are you looking forward the most 2019?

I have versions of some of those, but not sure if they're the same ones. They tend to repeat the figures with one tweak or another way too much, which was one thing that helped sour me on the 3.75". Of my course Snoke and Ren are 6" Black Series. And today I managed a pre-order on the Yoda, due in ...
by borgmatrix
March 22nd, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 76
Views: 126786

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

That's not the best way to go about fashioning a "period-authentic" Enterprise, to my way of thinking, but it's a nice looking ship, no doubt. Though I'm not sure to what degree we can say "period authentic" is really the goal, given the uniforms, technology, Spock stuff (at least through first 4-5...
by borgmatrix
March 12th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: General Star Wars Discussion
Topic: What SW are you looking forward the most 2019?
Replies: 13
Views: 31029

Re: What SW are you looking forward the most 2019?

I'm not entirely sure which line is the Vintage (isn't there more than one Hasbro 3.75" line at the moment?), but I think I have that figure in the 6" Black Series. It sounds like the line where they re-release past figures. I don't want to pay $80+ for the previous release, so I'm looking forward ...