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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 29, 2016, 01:36 PM »
You can build up secondary characters in much more interesting ways.  This latest episode was just dull and badly written.  First, unless you have superhuman strength, pulling at a duffle bag on the bottom of a pile of sand isn't going to cause that pile to collapse.  You want to UNLEASH THE SAND ZOMBIES then find a believable way to do it.

Then you send two women out to shoot Tara in the back.  And when her back is turned, they DON'T shoot her in the back.  They wait until she's far enough away to miss her.  More believable would have been for Tara to run off unprompted, but I guess that'd make her character suspicious instead of the free spirit she is.

Then the two women charged with ensuring the safety of the colony and the lives of everybody living there GIVE UP because there's a dozen walkers on the bridge between them and Tara.  These two women each strapping semi-auto rifles.  But she's 50 yards away now... it's a lost cause.  Let her spread the word of our secret colony to the people who murdered all our menfolk. 

My point - they could write much better, more engaging episodes.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 27, 2016, 11:25 PM »
Horrible writing.  A lesbian wakes up in a town full of only women... and leaves.   :P

Snark aside, it was a pretty awful episode.  I'm really happy I watch this on DVR after Westworld these days.  I'd be pissed if I wasted an entire hour on this show.  But maybe it'll pick up next week.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Westworld (HBO)
« on: November 14, 2016, 11:33 AM »
Here's a pretty good interview that digs into the difficulty of acting as a host.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/westworld-bernard-twist-explained-946507

I still think Peter Abernathy's diagnostic in the first episode is the best acting scene I've seen in years.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: November 14, 2016, 09:31 AM »

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Westworld (HBO)
« on: November 14, 2016, 09:13 AM »
Hell of a twist last night.  Left me speechless.  Every damn actor on this show deserves an Emmy.  I don't think Hopkins has ever been better, which is just mind boggling. 

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 7, 2016, 08:00 AM »
Daryl needs to trim his bangs.  That's getting beyond annoying.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Disney Marvel Cinematic Universe
« on: October 26, 2016, 09:24 AM »
I didn't think this quite fit under the Avengers thread, and with a bunch of non-Avengers Disney Marvel films upcoming, I figured I'd start a dedicated thread.

Dr. Strange reviews are coming in, and they are typically Marvel spectacular...

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/doctor_strange_2016/

I went to an IMAX 3D 15-minute preview a few weeks back, and the jaw-dropping nature of the visuals simply can't be described in words.  It's like Inception on amphetamine.  It's like the flight sequence at the end of 2001 x 10,000.  I was absolutely engrossed.  And that was in small snippets.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: October 24, 2016, 01:43 PM »
The iPhone 7 Plus can pump out 1080p and record that at 60fps, and it's way smaller than this Switch thing.  By transferring all the TV interfaces to the docking station, I think the size is reasonable to expect excellent performance in this size of a device.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: X-Men/Wolverine Movies
« on: October 24, 2016, 01:36 PM »
With Future Past ending on such a happy note (haven't seen Apocalypse yet), it kinda sucks if this is the canonical timeline now with all mutants dying.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Westworld (HBO)
« on: October 12, 2016, 01:47 PM »
Is this another boob fest like Game of Thrones?

There's a lot of naked androids.  Some of it sexy.  Most of it clinical/medical/horror-inducing.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 9, 2016, 08:35 AM »
I would not be surprised at all if the October 23rd premier of this next season of TWD has LOWER ratings than last season.   I honestly hope it does...

I predict you're going to be hugely disappointed.  Whoever died is going to be spoiled within seconds on social media.  No person who watches the show is going to want that information spoiled.  So I'd expect the premiere to get the show's highest ratings.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Westworld (HBO)
« on: October 7, 2016, 11:55 AM »
Here's the Paint it Black clip, if anyone's interested:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I3EgQ394_k

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Watto's Junk Yard / Westworld (HBO)
« on: October 7, 2016, 11:47 AM »
I caught the premiere Sunday, then watched it again later in the week.  I've been really excited for this series, and I gotta say I wasn't disappointed.  They seeded a number of cool story threads, and this looks like it's gonna be satisfyingly dark and twisted.

I'm most impressed by the actors playing broken androids.  The scene that had the dad, Peter Abernathy, swapping between old and new builds and previous characters he'd been programmed to portray - that was just awesome.  A clinic on acting in general, and on embodying a character in particular.  And doing it while pretending to be buggy and twitchy - amazing.  The guy who played first-gen Old Bill was great as well.

I also really enjoyed what they did with the music.  Converting Black Hole Sun to a player piano piece was great, as was their treatment of Paint it Black.

So - anybody else watching?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Simpsons: The TV Show
« on: September 26, 2016, 01:13 PM »
I just read it was the most-viewed show Sunday night, excepting football.  Not too shabby after 28 years.

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