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LEGO / Re: LEGO 2010
« on: March 14, 2010, 02:46 PM »
How is this packaged?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: March 14, 2010, 10:18 AM »
I watched Hurt Locker this weekend. Very good, but of the three Oscar nominees I've now seen (District 9, Up, Hurt Locker) I put it third.

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Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: Fate of the Jedi
« on: March 12, 2010, 01:06 PM »
Sounds like a good reason for there to be a delay.

I picked the book up yesterday. Now I just need to find the opportunity to acually read it. I've got Darth Bane 3 waiting too.

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Two Discussion Thread
« on: March 12, 2010, 10:08 AM »
Is this still a rerun tonight and does anybody know when they will start running new episodes again?

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Off-Season 2010
« on: March 9, 2010, 09:28 AM »
They were talking about the Vikings interest in LT on our local sports radio station today. I can't say I'd be against it, but I don't know if I can deal with having to listen to him whining about things all the time.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Academy Awards (and Golden Globes)
« on: March 9, 2010, 09:23 AM »
The "I'm a movie critic and I'm smarter than you moron viewers" is very annoying.

However, I seldomly see a Best Picture winner and think "that wasn't good". I had no want to see Slumdog Millionaire last year. Then I saw it and it was excellent. And this year, no matter how much people say Avatar was good, it does nothing for me. I still have't seen it.

And I am just naming stuff off the top of my head, but as far as box office success winning recentlyish: Return of the King, Forrest Gump, Titanic. I'm drawing a blank now, but it isn't like they poo poo everything popular to look "smarter" than us.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Academy Awards (and Golden Globes)
« on: March 9, 2010, 08:24 AM »
Sometimes I think they should have more catagories, like Best Drama, Comedy, Action, Sci-Fi. Dilutes the awards a bit, but really, Up was up for Best Picture and Best Animated... so if they can do a best animated catagory, then I think they can open it up a bit more.

I don't like that either because, like you said, it dilutes it way too much. I don't think any award show will ever be perfect, but I think the Oscars are as close as it gets. With that being said, I'm a huge movie buff. I love movies from the 30s, 40s, 50s, etc. So I think I may be biased myself the opposite direction if that makes sense.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Academy Awards (and Golden Globes)
« on: March 9, 2010, 07:57 AM »
I'll take movies winning that no one saw over the "Academy Awards" turning into the Grammys. If you want that then most of the other movie awards are for you (which I realize is partly what you are saying).

I'm not saying it has to go to whoever sold the most tickets, but why not remove all the bias and judge simply on the dimensions of the film itself.  I guess there is some risk that whichever movie sells the most tickets also ends up getting the award, but selling a boatload of tickets is generally an early indicator that the movie is pretty good.  

Because it will never happen.  ;) And wow do I not agree with you "boatload of tickets generally" means it's good theory.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Academy Awards (and Golden Globes)
« on: March 8, 2010, 02:07 PM »
I'll take movies winning that no one saw over the "Academy Awards" turning into the Grammys. If you want that then most of the other movie awards are for you (which I realize is partly what you are saying).

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Academy Awards (and Golden Globes)
« on: March 8, 2010, 10:03 AM »
They really need to cut the other actors talking about the nominees right before the Best Actor/Actress awards.  That is terrible and huge waste of time

I'm a huge movie fan and blah blah blah, but no kidding. They are just actors. Let's not get too carried away about how meaningful these people are to the world.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Academy Awards (and Golden Globes)
« on: March 8, 2010, 09:31 AM »
Overall I thought it was a good show.

Of course it was too long. After it only ran from 7 to 10 last year I thought maybe they had turned a corner, but starting at 730 was weird and then having it be more than three hours was a bit much.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TRU Exclusive Nikto Guard?
« on: March 5, 2010, 03:03 PM »
But not having anything in stock for BOGO isn't the same as not having the newest releases arriving right at the same time as your free exclusive.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TRU Exclusive Nikto Guard?
« on: March 5, 2010, 12:57 PM »
I don't see the $10 as too outrageous for an exclusive and I don't think you can blame TRU for not having stuff you want to buy at that particular time.

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The Legacy Collection / Re: Recent Legacy Purchases
« on: March 4, 2010, 12:01 PM »
Any relation to Joe Johnston?  ;)

Nope. I have the super rare error version where his name is Jim Johnson.

I hope not too many people have spent the last 2 hours out and about looking for the Jim Johnson version since I mis-named him. Sorry to all who I wasted their time and gas.  ;)

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The Legacy Collection / Re: Recent Legacy Purchases
« on: March 4, 2010, 10:02 AM »
Picked up a second Jim Johnson concept Snowtrooper yesterday. I don't normally buy more than one of things but when you start combining Star Wars and Samurai, how could I not?

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