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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: Today at 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.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: X-Men/Wolverine Movies
« on: Today at 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.

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.

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.

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:

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?

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.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: August 23, 2016, 10:36 AM »
I quit after season 1, and am a better person for it.   8)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« on: August 19, 2016, 02:25 PM »
As soon as we hit the singularity, AI will figure out all the solutions in a matter of hours.   ;D

Right now the biggest problem getting to Mars is radiation.  Second biggest is protection from random debris.  Neither insurmountable, but both very difficult.  A space elevator would solve both pretty quickly.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Spider-Man Joins the Marvel Movie Universe
« on: August 19, 2016, 10:26 AM »
I think she acts appropriately for the series.  Tween Disney spy thriller isn't really a medium for "good" acting.  I think she has tons of charisma, and with a good director she'll be good in the role.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Spider-Man Joins the Marvel Movie Universe
« on: August 19, 2016, 08:16 AM »
Zendaya is playing Mary Jane in Spider-Man: Homecoming

That's quite a bit bigger of a role than anyone expected.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Stranger Things - Netflix
« on: August 17, 2016, 08:23 AM »
I wouldn't call it the best TV show ever, but it was very good, bordering on excellent.  A few things bugged me.  The bully was too over-the-top.  The older sister Nancy - she over-acted in a lot of tense situations which pulled me out of the scenes.  But those are nitpicks. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Stranger Things - Netflix
« on: August 16, 2016, 07:48 AM »
I agree.  I watched it over the weekend.  Totally engrossing.  I just wish it were longer - those 8 episodes flew by too fast.

The reviews seem consistent in declaring the plot and script are garbage.  So that's evidence enough that I'll hate it.  No number of funny one-liners or glorious visuals can make me enjoy a film that fails at storytelling. 

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