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Forum Games / Re: Skeptical Hangman
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Forum Games / Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
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TV & Movies / Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Last post by Gerbig on Today at 05:51:11 PM »
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Good god does this show deserve more attention. Imagine a character who is destined to solve a mystery, he doesn't know how, or why, or when, he just knows he will eventually solve the mystery because the universe forces him to. He just does the first thing that comes to his mind in every situation and he eventually solves mysteries. Now imagine a second character, the perfect assassin, a psychopath who kills whoever she feels like killing. She doesn't know who her assassin targets are, she just knows that if she ends up killing someone, they were meant to die and were her target.

An unstoppable force meets another unstoppable force, both with the full backing of destiny and the universe behind them.

The acting is pretty good, the mystery itself is pretty great, the side characters and additional forces in the story are very interesting and feel unique.

Watch it, its great.
TV & Movies / Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Last post by werecow on Today at 05:38:52 PM »
The Brothers Grimm (2005): I remember being a little disappointed when this first came out. Nowadays, though, I find this a really enjoyable fantasy movie. That has a lot to do with this movie's use of practical effects and its great looking sets, which remind me of the Jim Henson movies of my childhood (as well as Sleepy Hollow (1999), but with slightly fewer decapitations). The little bit of CGI in it is a bit uncanny valley, but it's used sparingly. It's also one of the last fantasy movies to really feel like a fairy-tale. I found Peter Stormare's character highly annoying, though. 7.5/10
General Discussion / Re: Why is Harrison Ford still flying?
« Last post by estockly on Today at 04:46:07 PM »
Harrison Ford says he was concerned about turbulence from a nearby airliner when he landed on airport taxiway - LA Times

“I’m the schmuck who landed on the taxiway,” Ford told the tower shortly after touching down in his single-engine Aviat Husky on Feb. 13. “I was distracted by the airliner in moving when I turned into the runway and the wake turbulence by the Airbus.”
“Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?” Ford asked the tower.
“I landed on Taxiway Charlie?”
“Oohhh. I landed on Taxiway Charlie. I understand now. Sorry for that.”
“Boring conversation, anyway.”
"The smaller the girl, the bigger the kick-ass." Ummm... no.

Homeopathic superheroes?
The aliens weren't running windows. He was running windows in looking at the machine language of the aliens computers and because he's a movie genius he was able to figure out how it worked and how to fuck it up.


Well this is interesting. Both airing tomorrow night. I just might record the first, just to watch the hacking scene again.

March 25, 2017

“Independence Day” (8 p.m. SYFY)   Will Smith and Bill Pullman. (1996) HHH (PG-13) A fighter pilot, a computer whiz and others fight back after 15-mile-wide alien ships zap Earth's major cities. (2 hrs. 25 mins.)

“Independence Day: Resurgence” (8 p.m. HBO)   Liam Hemsworth and Jeff Goldblum. (2016) HH (PG-13) Using recovered extraterrestrial technology, the nations of Earth collaborate on an immense defense program to protect the planet. When the aliens attack with unprecedented force, only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can save the world. (2 hrs.)

I'd skip the second one.
Now that you mention guns, movies where several people attempt to shoot the good guy and fail. Then, for some reason, they give that up and attempt to use martial arts to defeat him.
What if they throw their gun at the good guy first?

I've probably said it but head injuries.  If you get knocked out for any amount of time, you're going to pretty Effed up for a long time after you come to.   In movies, the hero's often get knocked out long enough to suffer some serious and likely permanent damage.
"The smaller the girl, the bigger the kick-ass." Ummm... no.
Now that you mention guns, movies where several people attempt to shoot the good guy and fail. Then, for some reason, they give that up and attempt to use martial arts to defeat him.
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