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Messages - BillCable

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: May 5, 2015, 09:36 AM »
Yeah, there's a lot of nothing happening through a big chunk of those books.  Think all those "walking across mountains" scenes from Lord of the Rings.  Except each mile with 40 pages of details about the scenery.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: May 4, 2015, 02:16 PM »
Since everything so far has so wildly diverged from the books, I'm gonna call it here:  Brienne and Pod are gonna hook up.

And yeah, the Unsullied went out like punk bitches in those alleyways. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: May 1, 2015, 09:01 PM »
Love The Americans.  I have no clue what's going to happen now.  Crazy, brutal, intense stuff.

I watch tons of horror movies, but I don't know that I've ever flinched like I did early in the season when they were cleaning up the problem in the Afghan diplomat's hotel room.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: '67 Shelby Cobra found after 45 years
« on: April 30, 2015, 05:40 PM »
It is LITERALLY a million-dollar car.  I'd drive around the block once, then straight to the auction block.   8)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: '67 Shelby Cobra found after 45 years
« on: April 30, 2015, 08:32 AM »
Wow - that's just ridiculous.  That's a million dollar car these days!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: April 27, 2015, 09:27 AM »
Is Littlefinger planting Sansa into Winterfell to murder the Boltons?  Makes no sense at all...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero / Comic Book TV Development
« on: April 25, 2015, 02:00 PM »
I've read SHIELD is a lock for renewal.  Carter is "on the bubble" as they say.  Hoping they bring it back.

I just caught up on SHIELD after Celebration, and I thought this season has been pretty fantastic.  Episode before last they were killing it with the heart strings. 

I see the same thing with Ultron.  I'm guessing they locate Von Strucker after getting List, and call in the big guns.  I'm hoping for a cameo from Cap or Stark, but don't know if that'll happen.  They're in a tough spot working in main characters - from a contract standpoint.  If Black Widow shows up in the show, that'd count as one of her appearances (as I understand things).  And they can't really volunteer to show up due to guild rules. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
« on: April 24, 2015, 11:03 PM »
You gotta be joking...

Pun intended.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: April 22, 2015, 11:30 AM »
Yeah, IIRC from the novels, at this point Jaime went off to rescue Brienne.  Bronn's involvement in the series was essentially over.  So this is all a pretty dramatic divergence.  I have no idea where they're going with Brienne either, thanks to the decision not to include a certain Stark as depicted in the books.

It'll be interesting to see if the series ultimately gets to the same end as the books.  In 2034 when the last book is released...

First two episodes were good.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
« on: April 21, 2015, 08:54 AM »
Who really wants to see this?  So joyless.

One of the reasons The Dark Knight Returns (comic) was so effective in this conflict was because the two guys had been allies for decades.  Batman was convinced his true friend had been corrupted, and had to be taken down.  That's powerful stuff.

Here, there's no conflict.  Who knows if they've even met.  It's two strangers wailing on one-another.

It's the same kind of mistake JJ made in Trek 2 - trying to recreate something beloved without any foundation to support it.  And it makes no sense.

I'm sure there will be lots of pretty explosions, though.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Netflix's Marvel Comics Shows
« on: April 7, 2015, 05:06 PM »
Daredevil Series Review

In the comics, they call him “the man without fear,” and there certainly is fearlessness to this new series debuting April 10 on Netflix.

As my video review above says, Marvel’s Daredevil is the TV offering from the superhero giant that we’ve been waiting for. With Spartacus creator Steven S. DeKnight as showrunner and Boardwalk Empire alum Charlie Cox as the blind protector of a very rotten Big Apple, the 13-episode first season leaves the painful 2003 Ben Affleck movie a very distant memory.

With influences including features The Raid,  District 13 and Taxi Driver, this very stylized Daredevil is hard to take your eyes off – which is a way of warning you that there might be some bingeing in your weekend. To that end, let’s give a shout-out to former showrunner Drew Goddard, who wrote the opening episodes.

So... my level of excitement just jumped a few notches.

My plan is to get Netflix streaming after the season finales in May.  So I'll probably get through DD at the beginning of June.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: April 3, 2015, 08:09 AM »

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: April 2, 2015, 02:45 PM »
Yeah, I don't consider names of future characters to be spoilers, unless you say "Zeek is definitely going to appear at the start of Season 6" because you saw it on IMDB.

But the fact that there's a dude named Nagan in the comics isn't a spoiler.  I saw the dude from Mad Men is rumored to get the role.

I'm through about the first 55 issues of the books.  Trying not to get ahead of the show.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: April 2, 2015, 02:12 PM »
I pretty much have no idea what's going to happen next.  Are Skye and Raina gonna become BFFs at Inhumans camp?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 30, 2015, 08:28 AM »
That was one heck of a Rube Goldberg way of trapping "prey" implemented by the Wolves.  You force a dude to walk around in a red poncho, but NOT get caught, and lure people into a zombie trap.  Thinking about the initial effort to set it up, multiple trials before it actually works, audio equipment maintenance, etc. etc...  seems like there'd be more efficient ways to score a couple backpacks.

I was fine with the finale, but I was expecting some deaths.  All through the last half of the season cast members have been hyping the finale.  "You're gonna want a box of tissues" type stuff.  So it was a bit of a let down on that front.

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