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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: December 13, 2012, 06:52 PM »
Just got back from the movie. Rally enjoyed the story.  For the most part it was quite faithful to the book with even a fair amount of direct quotes. There were of course some deviations and one part that was very much counter-Tolkien, but still a fun story.

I did not care for the higher film speed. Definitely felt blurry at times during camera panning. Also, didn't care for one specific part of the Great Goblin, which I won't be too specific for any spoiler concerns.

I saw the movie in 2d but bought the 3d glasses because they were cool collectibles.

Long wait until part 2 next year.  >:(

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: December 12, 2012, 06:45 PM »
Tomorrow is Hobbit Day, I'm going to eat a second breakfast.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: November 27, 2012, 10:14 PM »
I suspect it is ... right when the eagles show up after the get chased by the goblins and wargs

Unrelated, it looks like I'm going to be in Dublin the week that the Hobbit premieres. I was looking for local theaters and found that they have shows starting on Thursday afternoon. I'm going to buy tickets for an 8pm show. Really excited about this!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« on: November 26, 2012, 10:59 PM »
I finally finished Mockingjay over the holiday weekend. I will probably got back to Feast of Crows next.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Black Friday Scores
« on: November 25, 2012, 09:07 PM »
I was ale to buy several video games (gifts for my kids, nieces, and nephews) at great prices.

Also scored some dirt cheap memory cards and flash drives.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: November 24, 2012, 07:44 PM »

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: November 24, 2012, 06:08 PM »
Just got back from Lincoln. Really, really liked it.

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RIP Larry Hagman. Sad to see JR Ewing go.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 13, 2012, 09:01 PM »
After a 4 week binge on Netflix and on Demand, I'm 100% caught up. I can see why everyone raves about this show. Very entertaining. The episode two weeks ago was unbelievable!  I had to go back back and see if I missed Carol disappearing somehow. I didn't think she died on screen. Surely she's coming back.

I've had so many episodes just sitting around waiting on me, it's hard think now I have to wait for "real time". Sigh.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: November 1, 2012, 07:36 PM »
Have you guys seen this Air New Zealand Safety video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBlRbrB_Gnc

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 21, 2012, 01:08 PM »
Well, I bit the bullet and watched the first episode of The Walking Dead on Netflix yesterday. I've resisted thus far as I'm not really a "zombie guy". I also don't usually enjoy watching movies about people suffering (I'm much more of a campy feel good kind of guy) which I think this show will be about.

However, too many people keep raving about this show. I liked the first episode but I'm not sure if I'm hooked. I will watch through Season 1 before I make up my mind  ;)

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« on: October 6, 2012, 10:21 PM »
I liked the Jedi Robes. That's about all I can say.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: October 4, 2012, 09:12 AM »
Wait a minute, Kate from Lost is in this movie?!?! How did I miss that?

Yep, she plays a Peter Jackson made up Elf, Tauriel.  Although given the way the movies may break up into 3 parts, I suspect there is a chance that she might not show up until Part 2 and Part 3.  Of course, PJ managed to work Arwen into the Two Towers movie even though she never appeared in that book so I don't presume to be correct that Tauriel would be limited to only the later chapters.


(image taken from box art for a toy)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: October 3, 2012, 01:34 PM »
I really like that poster.  First shot of Bolg the Goblin leader.  Fili and Kili are the second most prominent Dwarves which is consitent with what Nicklab suggested.

If you search the internet you can find images of a lot of the toys that are being released in conjunction with the Hobbit.  These include the Great Goblin and Tauriel (Evageline Lilly) and many of the Unexpected Party.

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12" Figures / Re: 1/6 Tusken Raider
« on: September 26, 2012, 12:28 AM »
17 day shipping notice.

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