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  1. Thread: COVID-19

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    Well, goddamn, wishing for a speedy recovery & no...

    Well, goddamn, wishing for a speedy recovery & no lingering effects
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    Steadicams are the great homogenizer, the...

    Steadicams are the great homogenizer, the photoshop brush of the film industry, the artistic equivalent of Instagram and Tik Tok.

    The tool itself is value neutral, but it's overused because it's...
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    Ah, I misread. Duke didn't coin it. But "your...

    Ah, I misread. Duke didn't coin it. But "your precious CINEMETRICS" is still pretty legendary tho.

    The thing I like about that "Taxi Driver" scene is that Scorsese puts us in the streets, both...
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    I agree with baby doll -- holding to the master...

    I agree with baby doll -- holding to the master is a great artistic choice -- but then Duke coining "cinemetrics" off the cuff while Skitch randomly shouts for movies featuring great-grandma's tits...
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    I've noticed this too, with different movies, but...

    I've noticed this too, with different movies, but somehow hearing someone else say it really bums me the fuck out.
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    On Switch. We've talked about it a few times...

    On Switch.

    We've talked about it a few times ...? In fact, you're the one who told me not to worry when I felt lame racking up so many hours in DIII.
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    You're talking to people who may or may not have...

    You're talking to people who may or may not have put ~700 hours into Diablo III. There is no shame in the Video Game thread.

    (Just look at Scar. He's playing X-Com on Veteran. ;) )
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    I hate to say "you're watching the wrong movies,"...

    I hate to say "you're watching the wrong movies," because it reads all sorts of wrong, but, my dude, you're watching the wrong movies.

    There are a bunch of actors and directors who worked the...
  9. Thread: COVID-19

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    Just a guess? For the same reason cops don't...

    Just a guess? For the same reason cops don't always set up speed traps on the same street. If you don't know whether your shoes will be checked or not, you won't pack anything in your shoes.

    I...
  10. Thread: COVID-19

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    If you had bothered to read past the summary (and...

    If you had bothered to read past the summary (and admit it: you haven't) you'd see the report doesn't necessarily support your conclusion.

    The author seems to be trying to figure out how deadly...
  11. Thread: COVID-19

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    You didn't read past the summary, didja? This...

    You didn't read past the summary, didja?

    This dude did high level napkin math and excluded at-risk groups, entire countries, and most of a continent (which he admits upfront). It's interesting,...
  12. Thread: Random Thoughts

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiH1Bk6WmvI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiH1Bk6WmvI
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    Curious if you're playing with "Lost and...

    Curious if you're playing with "Lost and Abandoned" turned off? Or with any of the second wave options? I kinda loathe L&A because it takes forever and it's pretty easy to cheese once you've played...
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    Curse my brain now I have the weirdest impulse to...

    Curse my brain now I have the weirdest impulse to replay Knights of the Old Republic again or boot up Divinity Original Sin 2 ....
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    There have been some good sci-fi games with...

    There have been some good sci-fi games with decent amounts of exploration. Star Trek: Elite Force, Deux Ex, Halo, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars: The Old Republic (the failed MMO),...
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    From gamefaqs: "You have to select your avatar...

    From gamefaqs: "You have to select your avatar inside the eshop and then change it in the settings there to skip the password."

    I turned it off awhile back because, yeah, it's annoying as hell.
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    I hope they learned their lessons from Witcher 3...

    I hope they learned their lessons from Witcher 3 and don't overstuff the game. There was so much good material but it got lost in hours and hours and hours of filler.

    I've seen trailers for...
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    Tattoo artists aren't dumb. They know this shit...

    Tattoo artists aren't dumb. They know this shit better than most. There's no way to get tatts like that at a reputable shop, because reputable shops refuse to do them.

    The "88" is a huge tell....
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    You guys should buy 2 copies. Keep one as a...

    You guys should buy 2 copies. Keep one as a backup in a different part of the house.

    You know. Just in case.
  20. Thread: Random Thoughts

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    Jeff Bridges has been diagnosed with lymphoma ...

    Jeff Bridges has been diagnosed with lymphoma

    https://twitter.com/TheJeffBridges/status/1318341223384518663
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    This is great. Fun movie. Very quotable. I...

    This is great.

    Fun movie. Very quotable. I like how hard it plays to a teen crowd, flattering the audience: The cool kids are actually vampires but it's alright because they think you're cool,...
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    This might be my favorite: The first time Doc...

    This might be my favorite: The first time Doc Holliday (Victor Mature) meets Wyatt Earp (Henry Fonda) in "My Darling Clementine."

    https://vimeo.com/261735278

    Notice the way Mature's actions...
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    Alvarez's movie is a sequel in name only. (That...

    Alvarez's movie is a sequel in name only. (That line of his sounds as if it were written by a studio publicist.)

    If they had called it "Blood Acres" or "Camp Demonwood" or whatever, I doubt would...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UbSL3Bri4E ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UbSL3Bri4E

    "The chain in those handcuffs is high tensile steel. It'll take you 10 minutes to hack through it with this. Now, if you're lucky, you can hack through...
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    Dangerous Liasons, final scene: ...

    Dangerous Liasons, final scene:




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02Vo_Q0nt-k
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