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by DoctorSubmarine
Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:07 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Coraline
Replies: 41
Views: 7414

Re: Coraline

I loved the book as a kid. I'm not ashamed to admit that I stole it from my sixth-grade teacher's classroom! And I loved the movie. It was definitely in my top ten best films of last year. In fact, I didn't see the changes that they made from the book as changes, per se, but more as an expansion of ...
by DoctorSubmarine
Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:48 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Any movies out there where the antagonists win?
Replies: 108
Views: 17544

Re: Any movies out there where the antagonists win?

Not sure if the villain technically "wins", but the one that springs to mind is
Spoiler:
Watchmen.
The only reason that this one might be contested is that it is up to the viewer to decide if the winner was really a villain.
by DoctorSubmarine
Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0732: "HDTV"
Replies: 222
Views: 78968

Re: "HDTV" Discussion

I went to a video game store a month ago, and I was shocked that only one shelf had computer games. A whole store had PS3, Wii, XBox 360 games, but only a shelf for computer games. Most of those were for MMOs. My guess is that pirating is really doing damage to the video game industry, and it is mu...
by DoctorSubmarine
Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Most/Least Favorite Movies of all time!
Replies: 30
Views: 5542

Re: Most/Least Favorite Movies of all time!

Is it bad that I have a tie for favorite film? Well, here they are. Vertigo It seems as though there is nothing wrong with this film. The acting is brilliant, the story is surprising and dense, the writing is phenomenal, and, of course, Hitchcock's directing is flawless and even beautiful at times. ...
by DoctorSubmarine
Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Lovely Bones
Replies: 3
Views: 1538

Re: The Lovely Bones

My biggest problem was that the film was very unfocused. Is the central issue "Will they catch the killer?" or "Will the family deal with their loss?". I would have been fine with either, but the whole thing felt like a hodgepodge of two different movies, one a tense thriller, an...
by DoctorSubmarine
Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: People suicidal after watching Avatar
Replies: 215
Views: 30275

Re: People suicidal after watching Avatar

I apologize for my insensitive words, but my point is that it is absurd that Avatar, of all things, could be causing such strong emotions.
by DoctorSubmarine
Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: People suicidal after watching Avatar
Replies: 215
Views: 30275

Re: People suicidal after watching Avatar

I've always said that people who kill themselves are somewhat selfish, thinking only of their own peace and not of the emotionally wrecked friends and family they leave behind. Saying this is a bad idea. Seriously, stop. It only makes things worse. Pointing out more negative things to someone in th...
by DoctorSubmarine
Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: People suicidal after watching Avatar
Replies: 215
Views: 30275

Re: People suicidal after watching Avatar

Going back to the article at hand, I see what these people are feeling as less depression , and more above-average sadness . I think that we should make that distinction. As was mentioned earlier, I don't think that anyone has actually killed themselves over Avatar, they've just said that they might...
by DoctorSubmarine
Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:14 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Best Films of 2009
Replies: 26
Views: 4245

Re: Best Films of 2009

Malice, agreed on all counts, but I despised Away We Go. One set of "funny" New Age cliches after another. It wasn't funny OR touching. Mostly boring and insulting (not on a personal level, but on an intelligence level).
by DoctorSubmarine
Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...
Replies: 686
Views: 82199

Re: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...

Admiral Valdemar wrote:Okay, sure. That totally changes that he was a WHITE MALE HUMAN using a remote blue person.


Which totally changes the fact that
Spoiler:
the film ended with him totally abandoning the WHITE MEN and the WHITE MEN BEING KICKED OFF OF THE PLANET.
by DoctorSubmarine
Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]
Replies: 803
Views: 85088

Re: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]

Saw what coming? Saunders shooting Bennett? No, did not see that one coming. Langton being the 'other' head of the Dollhouse? I honestly saw that one coming as soon as he went up to Echo in the chair. I am wondering what angle he is playing though Well, both really. But any indication of th...
by DoctorSubmarine
Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...
Replies: 686
Views: 82199

Re: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...

No one is claiming the film was insightful or poignant or the second coming of Citizen Kane. Insane as it may seem, I've actually been hearing that a LOT from people. Also, can we talk about Cameron's seeming over-reliance on narration here? For a film that was supposed to be carried by the visuals...
by DoctorSubmarine
Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]
Replies: 803
Views: 85088

Re: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]

Sorry LOST, but not even you could have come up with a twist that mind-frakkingly brilliant.

By the way, I call preemptive bullshit on anyone who says that they saw that one coming. There was ZERO indication of that being the case.
by DoctorSubmarine
Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...
Replies: 686
Views: 82199

Re: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...

The vast majority of the humans in the film have the strong morals to protect fellow humans. Attacking the home tree isn't done to protect themsevles, but the final attack is, specifically, to prevent the Na'vi from grouping and then attacking and overwhelming the base. Human protection may not be ...
by DoctorSubmarine
Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...
Replies: 686
Views: 82199

Re: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...

Admiral Valdemar wrote:
Reality tells me opportunist suits and hired guns are sociopathic in nature.


No, the MOVIES tell you. Movies about real life events, sure, but films nonetheless.
by DoctorSubmarine
Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...
Replies: 686
Views: 82199

Re: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...

DoctorSubmarine, you may have assumed that unobtanium was a power source, but I sure as hell didn't. Because of the name, I assumed that it had some specific properties that were very useful to have. It would have improved the film to have stated that unobtanium is an amazing superconductor who jok...
by DoctorSubmarine
Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...
Replies: 686
Views: 82199

Re: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...

In the entire frakking UNIVERSE, there were apparently exactly FIVE humans who were not consumed with a lust for power In addition to what Admiral V said, I want to comment on this; Pandora was no more a window into the 'universe of humanity' than Neytiri was representative of the whole of the Na'v...
by DoctorSubmarine
Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...
Replies: 686
Views: 82199

Re: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...

It was SO anti-human! In the entire frakking UNIVERSE, there were apparently exactly FIVE humans who were not consumed with a lust for power. As for being anti-progress, if the humans needed unobtanium so badly, for whatever reason, how far do you think our civilization got without it once the huma...
by DoctorSubmarine
Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...
Replies: 686
Views: 82199

Re: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...

I don't know how many more times we can reiterate this point; Avatar was NOT anti-technology, anti-human, or anti-progress. It was anti-'profit at the cost of human compassion', anti-'asshole military commanders with no moral compass', and anti-'neglecting the common emotional bonds that exist amon...
by DoctorSubmarine
Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...
Replies: 686
Views: 82199

Re: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...

Izawwlgood wrote:Except the film was not about how nature was good and technology was evil...


Did you see a different movie from us? That's PRECISELY what Avatar is about! Explain how your point is correct, please! I want to know.
by DoctorSubmarine
Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...
Replies: 686
Views: 82199

Re: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...

Precisely. Is Batman Begins a remake of Tim Burton's Batman? Of course not. It is simply a new telling of the story.
by DoctorSubmarine
Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...
Replies: 686
Views: 82199

Re: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...

And good special effects. Lucas himself once said that special effects exist ONLY to help tell the story. Avatar could have done without them, and the story still would have been terrible. You mean Avatar could have told the story without them and been exactly the same as countless other stories, a...
by DoctorSubmarine
Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...
Replies: 686
Views: 82199

Re: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...

No, Star Wars Avatar was an imaginative retelling of The Hidden Fortress Dances With Wolves. And the plot wasn't exactly the same, unlike Avatar. And The Hidden Fortress is one film. Avatar rips off many films. Many, many films. And yes, originality of plot is fairly important when making a film. A...
by DoctorSubmarine
Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...
Replies: 686
Views: 82199

Re: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...

And Star Wars is a rip off of The Hidden Fortress , as I've already mentioned. Your point? Harry Brown was a great movie, and yet it was just another revenge story. Yawn. Originality of plot != a good movie. No, Star Wars was an imaginative retelling of The Hidden Fortress. And the plot wasn't exac...
by DoctorSubmarine
Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Quantum of Solace
Replies: 40
Views: 7565

Re: Quantum of Solace

headprogrammingczar wrote:A Tarantino Bond movie would be ridiculous.


But awesome! You can't deny that!
by DoctorSubmarine
Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Best Films of the Decade
Replies: 66
Views: 8694

Re: Best Films of the Decade

I LOATHED Napoleon Dynamite, and I couldn't get through Anchorman. I liked Talledega Nights a lot better.
by DoctorSubmarine
Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)
Replies: 2377
Views: 159693

Re: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)

BlackSails wrote:We know Hiro gets better btw, because some of Issac's paintings with him in it have not yet come true.


Like which? I can't remember any, except for the ones that Hiro changed...
by DoctorSubmarine
Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...
Replies: 686
Views: 82199

Re: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...

Yeah, a ton of them died, plus they still need a new place to live now that their precious tree is gone. While available space may not be a problem, they still need to spend resources constructing a new dwelling. Put down your Star Wars novels and read some history. That's not how this type of thin...
by DoctorSubmarine
Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...
Replies: 686
Views: 82199

Re: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...

Basically, Avatar is an allegory for white colonialism and mistreatment of native peoples, but in a very preachy and patronizing way that insults everyone involved. But what makes Avatar preachy, patronizing or insulting? I don't think that you saw the same film that I did. Sigourney Weaver's entir...
by DoctorSubmarine
Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Best Films of the Decade
Replies: 66
Views: 8694

Re: Best Films of the Decade

'Almost Famous' from 2000 is at the top of my list. The rest are repeats.
by DoctorSubmarine
Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Group Seeks to prevent The Who from playing the Superbowl
Replies: 29
Views: 3718

Re: Group Seeks to prevent The Who from playing the Superbowl

Why anyone would want The Who NOT to play music is beyond me...
by DoctorSubmarine
Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0683: "Science Montage"
Replies: 85
Views: 53225

Re: "Science Montage" Discussion

To those of you asking for an end of the decade comic, you are aware we have another 365 days of the 2000s left? Seriously it is like the millenium all over again! The first thing you count is not 0! A decade is a unit of time measuring 10 years. Year 1: 2000 Year 2: 2001 Year 3: 2002 Year 4: 2003 ...
by DoctorSubmarine
Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0683: "Science Montage"
Replies: 85
Views: 53225

Re: "Science Montage" Discussion

To those of you asking for an end of the decade comic, you are aware we have another 365 days of the 2000s left? Seriously it is like the millenium all over again! The first thing you count is not 0! A decade is a unit of time measuring 10 years. Year 1: 2000 Year 2: 2001 Year 3: 2002 Year 4: 2003 ...
by DoctorSubmarine
Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...
Replies: 686
Views: 82199

Re: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...

Gelsamel wrote:
TheChewanater wrote:Also, has anyone wondered why the Na'vi look so much like humans?


Because we wouldn't sympathise with them as much if they looked anything like the other species on the planet.


See District 9 for more on that reasoning.
by DoctorSubmarine
Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Greatest solo?
Replies: 121
Views: 21197

Re: Greatest solo?

Both solos in Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd are tied for #1 for me.
by DoctorSubmarine
Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teens Find New Species Of Cockroach In NYC Supermarket
Replies: 19
Views: 3576

Re: Teens Find New Species Of Cockroach In NYC Supermarket

Good press for the supermarket, I suppose.

"Shop at HugeMart! You'll love our prices, and our wide array of genetically diverse species samples! Science!"

Oh, wait, that would be terrible press, wouldn't it? :wink:
by DoctorSubmarine
Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...
Replies: 686
Views: 82199

Re: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...

I'll concede that the film looked gorgeous, but I spent the entire film thinking of movies that I would rather be watching. I can name 100 films off the top of my head that were a LOT better than Avatar.
by DoctorSubmarine
Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...
Replies: 686
Views: 82199

Re: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...

Er? Why would you think of it as oil, liquid, when the rock was shown as a solid? And why is what it 'does' a sticking point? It's a rare, valuable, mineral, and humans want it. Humans want weird shit, and fail to see the value in other things... That's not new. I mean, Sci-Fi is a huge fan of kors...
by DoctorSubmarine
Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...
Replies: 686
Views: 82199

Re: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...

I basically went the entire film thinking of unobtanium as oil. Except that right at the start of the movie, Parker Selfridge (Giovanni Ribisi) shows a hunk of unobtanium floating on a little display unit whilst explaining what it is and why it's so valuable. /angell Well, I wasn't thinking of it L...
by DoctorSubmarine
Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...
Replies: 686
Views: 82199

Re: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...

Well, I appreciate the feedback. It doesn't change my opinion on the film, however. First off, just saying that a story is common in sci-fi is no excuse for being unoriginal. I mean, James Cameron is the one who brought us The Terminator, one of the most original sci-fi stories in years. He can do b...

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