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522 No. 522 Stickied hide quickreply [Reply]
Good evening. This board is for discussion of all audio-visual entertainment. Movies, television, video games... hell, even radio. If you're so white that you can't wait to post about the latest episode of This American Life, I sure as hell won't stop you.

If you're looking to chat about entertainment value, plot points, make predictions about cliffhangers, or gossip about upcoming seasons and releases, this is the place for you. If you're looking to talk shop about cinematography, dive into artistic influences, or share big-picture thoughts on story or character development, this is the place for you. If you're looking to go even deeper and weigh in with deconstructions, esoteric observations, or meta-analysis of cultural context and depictions of social narratives, this is the place for you.

Whether you're an Average Joe, a film/TV/video game buff, or anything in between, you are more than welcome to share your thoughts, questions, opinions, recommendations, analyses, and silliness here. Please be respectful of others (unless your disrespect is really, really funny), keep it safe for work, and above all, have fun!


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Hello /tvav/. We decided to bring the nerds at /vg/ into the mix here, as that's audio visual entertainment as well. We'll be finding you guys a friendly mod to take over, post here with you, and generally make discussion fun.
>> No. 521
nice Matrix poster


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General Minecraft discussion thread for 99chan's very own server.

Minecraft server mc.faggotry.org:25765 - DynMap http://mc.faggotry.org:25766 Maek blox!
>> No. 525
I still think I have a copy of the world from the old server somewhere on my drive. No idea why.
>> No. 527
I remember the Parthenon we made back in pre-alpha. Those were the days...


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Does anyone here play Kerbal Space Program?

I do. I play the shit out of it. Pictured is the space station I built in orbit around another planet's moon.
>> No. 463
tell me them mods. double tanks?
>> No. 464
Hell yes. I'll post some of my rockets when I get the chance. Best mission I've done so far with one rocket is a Jupiter (Jool) orbiter, I sent a second rocket with more fuel for it. Used up all the fuel on that one trying to match the orbit of the first craft, now I'm trying to build a third even bigger rocket with more fuel so that I can crash land the orbiter on one of the moons with a controlled descent.

Anyone found the easter egg around Duna?
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>>463
It's a new stock (not really new anymore) part called a bicoupler. There's also tri- and quad couplers. That station is all stock.

This one uses no mods but KerbPaint, and a bit of part clipping.


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458 No. 458 hide quickreply [Reply]
I just don't feel like playing vidya anymore. Maybe it's because all my games are shit. Can anyone recommend anything fun?
>> No. 459
If you like turn based games, XCOM with Enemy Within is a ton of fun to play.
>> No. 460
>>9088

I tried the demo, it seems good but I just don't have the drive to learn something that heavy at the moment. I tried getting back in to tf2 earlier - holy shit I've lost my mad skillz from playing too much total war...

I might just bite the bullet and get call of honour 6: modern airforce 9: future fighting 2.
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Serious Sam, Magicka, both here for cheap: https://www.humblebundle.com/
They also have Zeno Clash 1 & 2 and Rising Storm (Red Orchestra in the eastern front) in the weekly bundle, also cheap.
>> No. 520
leaving the house?


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Is anyone else excited about this game? I have loved city sims since I was a wee lad. Now there's a city sim coming out that's medieval themed and centered more around surviving in a harsh world than expanding endlessly and building more parks. Suddenly, serendipity mated two of my most beloved interests and birthed Banished. And, well, that just warms the cockles of my frozen heart.
>> No. 479
I'll definitely check this out, any experiences with it yet?
>> No. 480
>>9052
None yet, but here's a gameplay trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBGX0dl5Ziw
It's slated for release through Steam "late 2013"

I think what sets this game apart from others of its kind is the way it treats villagers. They don't just build stuff and harvest resources, they're "resources" in and of themselves, somehow. They can raise families and get sick and all kinds of crazy realistic things, so they're much more vulnerable and therefore way more important to the success of your village than resources and expansion alone. I'm no expert, but in my time playing strategy games, I've never encountered one that works that way.

I'm probably wrong, I know there are tons of RTS's out there. But still, there could be no better game for me, I'm obsessed with stuff like this.
>> No. 481
if it's anything like anno then sure, i'll try
>> No. 482
>>9077

I loved the Anno series with the burning passion of a thousand exploding suns. Especially Anno 1602, that game along with SimCity 3000 are the best city building games ever. Objectively.

I will probably buy this game even if it is panned, the RTS (turn based as well) genre is stagnating and there has to be more people out there that prefer gaming experiences with more depth than pew pew.
>> No. 519
It's dwarf fortress without most of the gameplay, for visual learners.

My people keep dying of old age, and the nomad immigrants never come, despite me burying dozens of unfortunates in the walls of the town hall.

I mean it's fun enough until you get tired of the monotony and lack of enemies.


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Why is it that video games never seem to get romance done right despite constantly trying to make it a major plot point? Some examples of this:

>RPGs trying to have romance as one of their main plot points
Usually these games go through ridiculously unbelievable shit in order to force the couples in them together and most of the time your (usually predetermined) love interest is some bland annoying teenager who isn't interesting in any way, only exist as eventual love interest for the main character and usually has no real reason to give a fuck about the main character. FFVIII is off the charts example of doing this sort of romance wrong.

>Mass Effect, dating sims and other games handling their romances in similar way
Choosing certain dialogue options and hoping to see one or two sex scene(s) as a reward for it is far-cry from being meaningful romance. Romance in games like Mass Effect and Dragon Age really feels stapled on and only seems to be there as fan-service and romance in visual novels is almost always ruined by terrible cliches and predictable plot development.

>Harvest Moon like games
Talking to and/or bringing same item to someone everyday until you have brought enough of them for someone to love you really isn't any kind of romance. Still this type of romance works reasonably well in games which use it and it isn't horribly forced or detract from the characters like the aforementioned RPG romances tend to be. However the problems mentioned under visual novels always seem to be present here as well.
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>pointless relationship systems
By these I mean the ones in games like FFVII or FFX where there is a relationship system in the game but you are still locked on to a predetermined love interest in the end no matter what you do during the game. I mean doesn't this take away the point of having the relationship system in there in the first place?

>uninteresting love interests
This problem is especially common in the Japanese games which always feature the exact same stereotypes as the love interests. If there is only one predetermined one it's always some bland young girl you are supposed to find cute and if there are many potential ones the choice is usually between a shy girl, an overly feminine girl, a tomboy and a serious girl who only cares about her work or studies and these same stereotypes have been used for fucking decades now. That said western games have their own stereotypes that have been done to death.

So what does /tvav/ think of romances in video games?
Has it ever been done right? Can it be done right?
Are there games that featuring somewhat unusual romances like ones with notable age-gap or ones where the main character does NOT get the girl in the end (which both are something movies and TV shows have been able to pull off for decades)?
Also is it just me but are most of the better romances in video games the one which doesn't feature the main character in them?
Should game developers simply stop trying to put romance in video games since it rarely seems to be done right and usually just make the games featuring them worse than they would have been without it?
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Relevant to my current happenings. Good show.

I'm actually in the process of wrapping up another play through DragonQuest5, right now, and I think it does a pretty decent job of applying romance to the game, insofar as one can really expect to find romantic attachment in a videogame. Really, it was no contest, and I married the descendent of the Legendary Warrior. Why? We've been through a lot together. We share a childhood bond - we crawled the local cave together, as children, to rescue that poor baby panther from those two bullying brats. Call me a romantic, but after 10yrs as a slave, I scoured the known world for her, just so I could get her back in my party, for Dragon King's sake. After that, when the decision comes to marry her or some rich chick I barely know, on the chance that the rich girl's father is gonna let me use his boat, I chose to go with the girl that I have a real connection with. Besides, I couldn't bare to get between that rich chick and her effeminate lifemate.
It all works out in the end, because you get the ship anyway for being a cool dude, but these are the hard choices in life - true love or a life of luxury.
>> No. 514
>can it be done right?

Yes. Ocarina of Time: You pass up a fish girl with a crush on you who talks to you a little but not a lot, then you pass up a milk girl who talks to you a little but no a lot. Then finally, you decide that you're going to chill with this princess you've spoken like a total of four words to, and everything fricking disappears and nothing is real.
>> No. 517
I thought the romance with Katrina in QFG4 was pretty solid. What with leaving notes for eachother, collaborating to summon the dark one, oh and a bit of S&m and threats of eternal bondage. Oh yeah.


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Looking for the 1992 HK movie The Cat (Lao Mao).
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105796/
Found one torrent but it has long since died. If anyone has a direct dl or a live torrent it would be much appreciated. It has a kumg fu cat in it
>> No. 516
Mf friend. There are times to torrent things, but there are times when someone creates something so beautiful that you just have to buy it and get them that royalty. This is one of those moments. Good luck


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I really think this was one of the best god damned TV shows of all time.

Your thoughts on True Detective go in this thread.
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Someone begs to differ.
>> No. 507
>>504
Breaking Bad had gripping storytelling, excellently addictive use of cliffhangers, and cathartic climaxes. Still a silly cartoon, though.

Also, OP said "one of the best." True Detective being "one of" the best does not mean Breaking Bad can't also be "one of" the best. "He said show X is really good. That must mean he's saying show Y isn't very good! I better let him know that someone begs to differ!"

>>501
Not sure how I felt about that ending. I think I need to wait a bit, digest, rewatch, digest again, and then I can share my thoughts.
>> No. 510
>>504
Yeah, also a truly great series.

>>507
Yeah, the ending did feel a little strange. Sometimes you can feel when the writer was trying to decide who to kill at a given moment while penning the script. That doesn't make it bad, but.. I don't know, you can just feel it sometimes. Otherwise, the cinematography was absolutely stellar and I really cared about all the characters I was supposed to care about, right up to the end.

Did you rewatch it by the way? One thing I have to say is that for a final boss, they didn't develop the killer all that much. That made him feel a little forced. Then again you need a plot twist like that to remain at least a little bit mysterious throughout the series. Did you get the same feeling, though?


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So, which level in many video games you own or have owned you consider the hardest so far? I remember that back when I played Crash 3, the second motorcycle level took me many attempts. It's not that hard as long as you know what you're doing but still.
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>> No. 493
Been replaying ES3: Morrowind: Tribunal. Fucking Goblin Army quest and those Altmer trainers. Go into the room and HELLO WE'RE BOTH STUNLOCKING YOUR ASS TO DEATH HOPE YOU LIKE LOOKING AT THE LOADING SCREEN AFTER YOU DIE IN ABOUT TWO SECONDS

Finally beat the quest essentially by exploiting the fact that melee-limited enemies will 'panic' and run away when you levitate out of their attack reach. Hovered over on top of a nearby bookshelf (which I'm half convinced was put there for this purpose) and killed them one by one.

Oh, and the cavern under the Golena Sadri manor, lined with these magic-shooting mines which can instantly kill you even if you've got lots of Spell Absorbtion & Magic Resist, essentially requiring you to savescum repeatedly? Yeah, that was TOTALLY FUN.

Otherwise, game seems to follow typical WRPG difficulty curve; shit is hard at start, then after a certain point you have to handicap yourself so you're not so powerful that every time you sneeze, the faces of monsters in adjoining principalities explode.
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I know it's sort of a meme at this point, but I really didn't have anyone to tell me that the key was behind that wall in the room where you fight Shadow Link. I wasn't internet-aware at that time, so I left the room and proceeded to search the rest of the temple for the key.

For almost a month.
>> No. 505
>>493
>handicap yourself so you're not so powerful that every time you sneeze, the faces of monsters in adjoining principalities explode.

I definitely know the feeling. At the same time, having a bunch of really cool abilities that you can dick around with and sandbox with at the end of the game is kind of fun.
>> No. 508
  I don't know if it was just because I'm terrible at video games, but every goddamn level of this.
>> No. 509
Also the floating cyborg heads scared the crap out of me.


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Twin peaks appreciation thread.

I'm currently in the middle of the second season, and I already feel like the timeframe was too short for Lynch to really express himself.
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>> No. 422
>>399
Damn good coffee, and hot!
>> No. 423
the 1st season is well enough

SAGE has been used.
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This show is often compared to twin peaks.
>> No. 497
  "Brilliant! I have absolutely no idea what is going on."
>> No. 503
>>497

Speaking of the Simpsons, for all the hate it gets these days, it can still surprise you.


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I like movies and watch them quite a lot, one a day if I can. I find film to be a great medium full of artistic intrigue and of deep interest to me. In this thread I'll give little writeups on notable titles I come across or am revisiting. I'm mostly big on 'smart' movies or ones that are emotionally visceral or good character pieces, but I enjoy good general entertainment movies from time to time also.

Please feel free to share any gems you come across too. Yay movies!
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>> No. 433
>>432
typos, lazy, tired, etc.
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1978's remake of Invasion Of The Bodysnatchers.

Really glad I came across this little 70's horror gem.

Essentially the story of a species of invasive xeno lifeforms who begin replicating people in order to slowly hijack human society. An admittedly somewhat generic b-movie premise (and title) elevated by it's expert pacing, tone, and conclusion.

I've heard it said that the difference between fear and horror lies in one's ability of action. In fear one can run, fight, hide, or preform a host of reactions to a stimuli. In horror, by contrast, you overwhelmingly powerless to act. There is nothing to do.

Bodysnatchers is one of the rare pieces of fiction that I think are able to really communicate such a sense of horror in the viewer. A sense of inevitability and ineffectiveness that rivals even that of the classic novel 1984.

All of that combined together with some great practical effects and 70's era charm. A really refreshing watch for someone who rather despises most modern horror.
>> No. 495
>>443

You strike me as a good person to whom to ask this question, as someone who enjoys mystery/supernatural films. Are you excited for Interstellar by Nolan? Not much is known about the plot, but in general, did you like Inception and think he's a good match for epic supernatural/psych stuff?
>> No. 499
>>495

I enjoyed Inception quite a bit. It has an incredibly well refined screenplay with some really expert narrative tension to drive it along. Pretty fine example of the ability for any premise, even one as trope-driven as a heist movie, to have the potential to still be elevated to something complex, intriguing, and emotionally engaging when done with the proper execution.

As a writer and director he has a particular strength in taking a premise; weaving a single supernatural, scifi, or otherwise unusual element into it; and then encasing it around these strong emotional cores that build some of the most incredibly focused and engaging narratives I've ever seen. My three favorite films of his: The Prestige, Memento, and Inception are shining examples of this and imo certainly his defining works. I feel it's when he strays from this and is more limited by pre-established settings and narrative goals such as in Insomnia or the Dark Knight trilogy he begins to falter some however. They're still largely fantastic films (save for Batman Begins, ehhh), but they just lack the ooompth of his original works.


But yeah, all that aside, yes I'm excited for Interstellar. It beats the drum of my space interests and from what little information that's been provided it does seem to be right up his strong point alley. Even if it's a weaker venture, it's hard to imagine him making anything distinctly bad with the pedigree he's been able to establish.

The only strong warning point I kinda hold is in it's nature as a space scifi, which is a genre with a particular sensitivity to any plot holes and scientific inaccuracy; elements for which Nolan's style just simply isn't completely focused towards. As said, his settings are usually inservice to the emotional core of the movie. This is inverse to much of science fiction, or at least hard scifi, where the world building takes the helm and only later is story attempted to be found within the setting. Inline with Nolan and his brother's style I expect it to go a very soft scifi route, more akin to 'The Fountain' than 'Gravity', however I still expect even more division over this film than the amount that usually crops up over his movies.
>> No. 502
>>499
All very true.

I think you touch on something that is a weakness of all scifi film in general. It is really hard to build such a believable advanced world and have it make plausible technological sense in 2-3 hours. The attention to detail necessary to do so is a perfectly achievable task for a talented author who has hundreds of pages to work with. I keep comparing everything I hear about Interstellar to the movie Contact, because the two sound so similar.

As an example, I thought there were some shitty characters in Contact (as you said, Nolan's strong point, so I don't expect the same problem). Now that I think about it, I blame McConaughey for it, although since he has somehow become a totally different and awesome actor in a complete anomaly in the last two years, I expect the exact opposite. Anyway, in Contact, they preserve the suspension of disbelief by just not going into the technological aspect of things in immense detail. I guess what I mean is that the biggest way you can fuck up scifi in film is in trying to approach tech too closely, and rushing it to make the necessary room for the story. I think that as long as Nolan approaches things like Contact or Inception and basically just says "fuck you, don't worry about it" and it's at least well-grounded and doesn't have holes, it will be perfectly enjoyable.

As an aside, I don't know why Inception didn't get more attention than it did. I thought that it was every bit as fresh and original as a psychological thriller as the original Matrix was, but that's just me.


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List some good jrpgs that came out this generation (360, PS3, Wii, PSP, DS)

I haven't played anything.
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>> No. 447
Oh and Xenoblade for the Wii. Good luck finding a copy though, you're better off emulating in Dolphin.
>> No. 448
Lost Odyssey, I liked it, had a fun combat system and fairly easy learning curve, give it a run if you can find it.
>> No. 449
All shin megami tensei games that came out this generation, but I think that goes without saying.
>> No. 450
Tales of Vesperia for action RPG
>> No. 451
I'd say that Dragon's Dogma is definitely up there. I found it to be worth the money. Although it gets really easy at high levels. I might want to mention that my experience was the Dark Arisen version, I hear it's better than the original.


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SO Assassin's creed black flag is actually good.

Probably the best in the entire series. It feels like a good pirate game thats just been given the AC name for the sake of sales. The whole "crazy bullshit" story is much more subdued (Though insanely meta at this point, since your "Present" character is a faceless, nameless protag who is using the animus to research the very game you're playing, which was apparently made by abstergo's Montreal office.Yeahhh)

The combat is still meh, especially in crowds with friendly NPC's around. Still heavily counter based, though the 4 pistols you can get basically wipe out everyone near you. Ship to ship combat is pretty sweet, with cannons, mortars, fire barrels, ramming, boarding and the like. Sailing around feels kinda like windwaker, the world is quite big but also densely enough populated so that there's always at least something to look at around you, including ships fighting each other, which is pretty cool as well.

You can now fast travel to any of those high points you use to reveal the map, build a fleet of ships (less cool then you'd think since they seem to exist entirely in a sort of ship management game, but still.) upgrade your own little pirate cove, etc. The map is pretty damn big too, with I think Three or four really major cities and lots of port towns and such.


I'm kinda rambling but I've been playing for like the last 2 days straight and I'm gonna go play it again after this so...yeah, I recommend it. It is surprisingly and unexpectedly good.

Also that slogan there in the image, which is also on the box, is a lie. He just has eagle vision, climbing and fighting skills to begin with.
>> No. 466
You call that an animated GIF, tumblr?
>> No. 467
It was the first thing I could find with that phrase on it.
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>SO Assassin's creed black flag is actually good.
stopped reading after this.

(HOW TOLERANT OF YOU)
>> No. 469
>9076
It's not perfect or anything but what's wrong with it? Posting a shitty 4dicks meme isn't an argument. Nor is it actually an opinion.
>> No. 470
>>9068
my reasons for loving or hating it depends on the context that I evaluate, if I see this game as a standalone product it's a very good game, if I evaluate the game on the basis of an another product in ac series; it sucks...

ac series is about assasinating people while traversing cities chock full of different cultural ties, with different architectural styles

now tell me how much have you ran on rooftops in 1st game and compare it to the time you have run in ac4

in the latest games it is obviously easier for a person to run on normal ground as rooftops are nearly unaccessible due to huge number of shooters, but I was playing this game due to the ambient it gives me; assasinate, run to rooftops, continue running untill managing to get away

the fact that you saying "melee combat is meh" is problematic in itself; it is an assassin game, if things get to melee combat then it means something went horribly wrong in your plan to kill the person; this game should be about killing discreetly not tearing down door with kicks and punching enemies to death

the question you should ask yourself is; you have gained utmost pleasure from doing what? my answer is messing with ships etc. but the answer to this question is "killing people in a sneaky way" in previous games, do you see the problem in here?

my advice to you while evaluating games is that you first has to look for the focus group of that game in terms of consumers; ac series focuses on (was focusing on) senak/killing etc., now it focuses more and more on ships

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I... I can't leave, /vg/.

I will never complete this game.
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>> No. 473
>>9063
I did indeed. Had a good long stare.

I haven't seen that part yet :O
>> No. 474
>>9062
>>9063
wat game is this?
>> No. 475
>>9073
The Stanley Parable, if >>9063 never mentioned the fern, I would never have gotten it either (a review I watched showed the clip about staring at the fern). I know how you felt though Mo. 9073, when people start a random discussion and never mention what they are discussing, more so on a *Chan then in real life.
>> No. 476
>>9063

theres definitely more than one fern in that planter.
>> No. 477
I was a huge fan of the mod, which unfortunately deprived me of the fish out of water experience for the game. I still had a lot of respect for the new things they did though.


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Hey I need a good co-op game for the weekend that isnt a shooter. Dragons Crown was on its way, but something happened with shipping and now its not going to be here. If there is a decent game on the store I can get that too.

TL;DR - Co-op games on PS3 or PS Store.
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Orcs Must Die 2. It's like an action/tower defense game and is easily the most fun you can have with a co-op video game short of sticking your buttered-up penis in the disc drive.
>> No. 454
Little Big Planet 1 & 2 are pretty good coop platformers with a ton of user generated content.

All the LEGO games I've played have been fun to play coop, as well.
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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is a great co-op puzzle game
>> No. 456
>>8980
Had some great fun with the local co-op on that.

OP try Rayman Origins, and Rayman Legend when it comes out.
>> No. 457
CTR, although it's not co-op.
Both of the rainbow six vegas games were good.
Rayman origins was fun too.
I was really disappointed in The Puppeteer


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So, Gatsby is out, and I'd like to hear your opinions.
Personally, I hated most of the first half, especially the ridiculous usage of dubstep and pop music during the party scenes. It sort of got its shit together before the end, though, and the characterization was believable and mostly faithful, in spite of the self-analysis (Carroway's thoughts on the green light = the past) toward the end.
One of the best parts was Carroway saying Gatsby looked like he killed a man after his outburst at Buchanan, since the only man he killed was himself - the image of Jay Gatsby - in that moment of unbridled, honest fury. James Gats, murderer.
Daisy is still annoying as fuck, though. The only decision she ever makes is to get scared and run away.
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>> No. 430
>>419
It's a Baz Luhrmann movie, the guy who did the 90s version of Romeo and Juliet with guns set in Venice Beach, CA.
>> No. 434
>>416
I was surprised at first and annoyed with the music choice too, but oddly i found the rap/hiphop shit actually fit in with the party scenes.
>> No. 435
>>416
I was surprised at first and annoyed with the music choice too, but oddly i found the rap/hiphop shit actually fit in with the party scenes.
>> No. 439
>>434
I was pleasantly surprised by the movie. As a director I hate Luhrmann but I enjoyed this movie. In the actual book of Gatsby, Fitzgerald makes mention of how the songs he mentions in the novel are being played because of their cutting edge modernness. So in that way, the score for the film really fit. If there was a modern Gatsby that's the music he would be playing.
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>>430
I saw that. I believe it was called Romeo+Juliet? I thought the whole re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet in modern times was hilarious.


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Hi folks!

So here's my dilemma. I don't own a television- I own a computer. I download the television that I watch. This is all fine and dandy, except that I feel very strongly about supporting people who make art & entertainment that I like, and there are a lot of producers who don't make it easy to do that for someone who doesn't own a TV.

What ideas do you have for me to support them? I could buy the DVDs, but in many cases I don't ever plan on re-watching the series. Plus I don't like accumulating stuff. I have the series on my hard drive already, so I really don't need a plastic copy gathering dust on my shelf.

Thoughts?
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>> No. 401
so I'm clear,
you want to give money to someone who already got paid a shit ton of money to be in a TV show.
Someone who gets paid a shit ton of money becasue they look good on a camera and can memorize some words, and then speak those words back later.
someone who gets paid if you watch the show or do not watch the show.
Seriously, this is how you want to spend some excess cash.
>> No. 402
>>401
Do you think actors are the only people who are involved in making a TV show?

There are also writers, directors, cinematographers, cameramen, casting directors, costume designers, makeup artists, CGI specialists, video editors, composers, musicians, sound engineers, foley artists, location scouts... I could go on but you get my point. These people work fucking hard, they all need to be supported and they don't all get paid a shit-ton of money. The more successful a show is, the more likely that the people who helped make the show will find more work and go on to make more stuff that I like. Yes, I think this is a perfectly valid way to spend excess cash.
>> No. 404
>>402
Also, not every actor gets paid a shit-ton of money.
Also, the performances of the actors are one of the many factors that makes a product enjoyable or not.
So I don't mean to imply that actors shouldn't be supported. I think they should.

SAGE has been used.
>> No. 405
>>401
Nigga, you dumb.

SAGE has been used.
>> No. 440
Don't buy DVDs to support people, that's fucking awful. The actual artists gets very little of that money. Pirate everything and then AFTER you watch the movie or television show decide if you liked it enough to pay for it. If you did really like the media then try sending out some emails expressing interest in donating to them. Even if you're unsuccessful in finding a way to actually donate money, you'll have expressed interest in such a system which I think is even more important.

Also it makes you decide who gets the money. The writer? The director? The actors? Up to you. I like this way much better. Paying for something before you've seen it is fucking stupid. It's like if you couldn't see an image on facebook until after you shared it.


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How about a Game of Thrones thread? Even though the season is almost done with three(?) episodes left, there's still a lot to be done.

Favorite characters? Spot-on actors/actresses?

I haven't read the books yet, I plan to after this season. But I'm a fan of Daenerys, there's something about her that I find more compelling than other characters. I know a lot of people don't really like her actress but I'll chalk that up to how she's written.

I also love the Theon arc this season. Some of the most powerful moments of Season 2. They also need to show more of Stannis.
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>> No. 408
We're now nearly half way through season 3. I've been absolutely loving it, the only thing I can really complain about was the ending song for episode 3. My favorite arc so far definitely has to be Daenerys; to be fair, it's hard to top all that she's done this season, not to mention I have a thing for benevolent yet ruthless women. Jon Snow's is second, but some more needs to happen with it. I'm also starting to really like the Brotherhood Without Banners.

>>324
This is just a guess, but I think Roose as Reek is supposed to be the guy who freed Theon and then brought him back. I'm kind of hoping it's supposed to be Roose's method of breaking Theon's will to escape and to just psychologically torture him, thereby making him the new Reek.
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>>408
Even though Paul Kaye was the last person I imagined as Thoros of Myr in my head, I gotta say I quite like what they're doing with him and the Brotherhood.
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I'm gonna have to bring back >>148's dick riding of Tywin; he's not a character I'd say I love, but I admire him exactly as much as I despise him. This fucking guy is a greedy sociopath with a single-minded goal who is not only completely aware of what that makes him, but actually uses it to get the greatest advantage he could possibly achieve in a given situation. Not to mention (as previously stated), he's someone who knows what the right amount of cruelty is needed/deserved for the specific slight against him. In short, he's now officially one of my (very exclusive) bottom-fantasies.
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  I seriously could not resist posting this.
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>>418
I could totally get down with Tywin if it wasn't for how much of a complete shit-head he is to his son.
>wahhhh I spawned a dwarf
>waaaahhh My wife died giving birth, which I am going to blame on the actual child which makes no sense whatsoever.
The only one of his kids who is worth a damn he treats like absolute crap just because his own penis and enjoyment of life shriveled up when his wife died. He's like Stannis in his coldness in the nethers.

I really came to root for stannis through reading the books, and how much people on the internet went on and on about him, fat lot of fucking good that did me.

I actually completely understand most of the changes they made in the series from the books, many for budget reasons (like the little use of Giants and DireWolves, and then things like characters they merged, or fluffed because there's so many in the book, and the way they did MArgery's character, and Shay I think they did just to keep the book-fans on their feet, so they won't know everything that's going to happen, and I think that's smart.
except for no Dany breast-feeding Dragons, that's fucking dumb, I thought HBO would have the balls to do it.
>>171
GRRM told the writers how the books end in case he dies. You can't accuse them of "milking" a series that consists of over 4 thousand pages SO FAR.
>>176
Yeah, they're going to HAVE to do books 4 and 5 simultanious, which will be hard, imagine the uproar of trying to do a season without Tyrion and Dany, I was fucking pissed when I started reading the book and realized they weren't in it!!
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British humor.

Started watching Misfits and find it quite hilarious. It is about a group of young brits stuck doing community service together when they get zapped in some freaky storm and develop special powers. I wouldn't exactly call them "super" powers per se.

Am also tryin to get into The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margret also (David Cross, Will Arnett) but it's not sticking.

what about y'all?
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I'm gonna add some more while they're in my head

>fonejacker
>men behaving badly
>black books
>father ted
>lead balloon
>marion and geoff
>saxondale
>the smoking room
>the mighty boosh
>look around you
>drop the dead donkey
>jam
>catterick
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>> No. 425
>father ted

Priest attempts to scam some of his flock though a trip to Lourdes and instead goes to Vegas, gets caught, and instead of being kicked out of the church, gets sent to an island off the northern tip of Ireland. In continuing his service to the church he must deal with two fellow priests, one thick as a brick, and the other a late-stage alcoholic with a vocabulary generally limited to random shouts of profanity, and a pathological fear of nuns.
>> No. 426
The fact that none of you have mentioned Blackadder upsets me.
You >>413 are ok

Red Dwarf rules though
>> No. 427
Britain has a lot of comedy panel shows- sort of like game shows, but with no prizes, and with celebrities (usually British ones), comedians and even politicians as the contestants.

Have I got News for You, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, and Mock the Week spring to mind. Probably worth checking out Shooting Stars if you're into absurdism, as all Britons are.
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>>427

Quite Interesting (with the glorious Stephen Fry) and Would I Lie To You? are also very amusing.

What baffles me is how no one has even mentioned Fawlty Towers. It is easily one of the funniest shows ever made. The first episode is a bit iffy, but from then on, there is simply nothing that can dethrone the comedic genius that is Basil Fawlty.

Also on the note of Stephen Fry, A Bit of Fry and Laurie is fantastic. If you've never seen it (or even heard of it) but like House, you'll soon realize just why Hugh Laurie had such impeccable comedic timing. They also made Blackadder funny (sorry Rowan).


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