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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: February 9, 2013, 11:44 PM »
I've been catching bits and pieces of the Walking Dead marathon on AMC today. Getting pretty excited for the mid-season premiere.

Unrelated, I was at Barnes and Noble tonight and saw some of the walking dead Graphic Novels. I had no idea they were black and white only illustrations. I just assumed they were in color.

Kubricks / Re: Where is everyone?
« on: January 31, 2013, 07:28 PM »
Sleeping until there are new Kubricks to discuss. >:D

Sweet. Missed the notification on this one. I just pre-ordered.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Disney Star Tours
« on: January 5, 2013, 08:37 PM »
Just got back from a family vacation at Walt Disney World. Our family really enjoyed the new Star Tours.  We rode four times and got four different tours.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: December 15, 2012, 10:24 AM »
but I don't like the insertion of Radagast, the Elf-Witch, and the Necromancer. Those characters only merited fleeting references in the books. (Well, Radagast and the Necromancer anyway) To say nothing of whatever Evangeline Lilly is supposed to be doing there.

The Necromancer is an important part of the Lord of the Rings.  He's made in passing reference in the Hobbit for sure, but his inclusion in the movies will be the second link to the LOTR trilogy (aside from the One Ring).  The story of the necromancer is included in the appendices of the LOTR books as I recall.

I was happy to see Radagast fleshed out... not sure if I love how PJ actually fleshed him out though.   ;)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: December 15, 2012, 08:16 AM »
Interesting article on how JRR Tolkien revised the Hobbit through the years, tinkering with the story...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: December 14, 2012, 12:52 AM »
Wait... are they screening a non-3D 48FPS version someplace?  I thought all the 2D showings were 24FPS.
I'm in Ireland. Now, I'm also assuming I was seeing this in 48fps because it looked "off" to me. However, I never confirmed this.

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.  >:(

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.

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!

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.

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.

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

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

RIP Larry Hagman. Sad to see JR Ewing go.

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