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563 No. 563 hide expand quickreply [Reply]
After years of being daunted by DC's convoluted continuity, I have recently started getting into some of the New 52.

I grew up 100 km from anything resembling a comic shop so my only exposure to DC characters was through Saturday morning cartoons and, as I got older, a handful of one-offs, some of those Greatest Stories Ever Told anthologies, and, more recently, a few of the must-read classic runs (Alan Moore's Swamp Thing, Jack Kirby's original run of New Gods). It was through getting into Swamp Thing that I found out about the New 52 reboot and I've since gotten myself up to date on new Swamp Thing, which I really enjoyed. Now that I'm older, live near a handful of excellent and very helpful comic shops, and have money, I'd like to get into more New 52 and follow a few titles the way I wanted to so badly when I was a kid.

I'd like to know what you fine people would recommend. Right now I'm leaning toward Animal Man, since he has some tie-ins with Swamp Thing for the Rotworld arc, though I'd like to know if it's worth reading the whole run or just the Rotworld issues. I'm also leaning toward childhood favorites like Batman (though the number of Batman titles has me a little daunted on where to start. Probably Detective Comics?) and Green Arrow. Any other recommendations for stand-out titles would be great, as well as thoughts on the duds. Current or canceled series are both fine, I have pretty easy access to back issues, and it should be noted that Green Lantern can go fuck himself as far as I'm concerned.

GI Combat and The Green Team look like they could be a ton of goofy fun.

tldr version: help a dude in his late-20s finally fulfill his rural childhood dream of being a comic shop regular
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>>571
>it's one of those things that only seems daunting from the outside. If they're using the format of the comicbook properly the past only matters in an academic sense.
I hear ya. It seems like the more I have been looking and reading and asking about where to get started, the more I'm finding that "basically anywhere" is the answer. And any time I get a little confused, a little wikipedia-ing of this or that arc gets me up to speed well enough.

I guess the main thing that seems daunting is just knowing what the fuck to buy. It seems like neat-and-tidy maxi-series are outnumbered by convoluted cross-over arcs that incorporate not just the maxi-series but a number of tie-in mini-series and storylines in other titles. It just seems like a fucking mess, but I guess like anything the best thing to do is just dive in and fill in the blanks anywhere I may get lost.

Things are seeming simpler than I was initially worried about.

So as far as Aquaman goes: Brightest Day, then onward into his current solo title from there?
>> No. 574
>Aquaman goes: Brightest Day, then onward into his current solo title from there?

Yeah, pretty much. Collected volumes of the first Aquaman series are handy too, though not strictly necessary. The important things to know from the early stuff - other than basic origin shit (which they constantly bring back up anyway) - is that Mera comes from another dimension and that Black Manta killed the baby that Aquaman and Mera had together, but I'm pretty sure you get a quick review of all that between Brightest Day and current issues anyway.

>I guess the main thing that seems daunting is just knowing what the fuck to buy. It seems like neat-and-tidy maxi-series are outnumbered by convoluted cross-over arcs that incorporate not just the maxi-series but a number of tie-in mini-series and storylines in other titles. It just seems like a fucking mess

Yes, this, a thousand times over. It's pretty clear that it's all a shameless sales tactic to get you to buy every single comic on the shelf, despite whatever intention you may have to buy a single title pertaining to a single character. My opinion is that, the way they do things at the moment, they might as well just release one volume a month, 52 times thicker than a regular comic, titled "DC Comic". It's a solid tactic that works well for them once a person actually starts to buy comics, but I think the heavy-handedness of it costs them a good deal of potential customers who decide they'd rather not get wrapped up in all that nonsense.

If it were up to me, I'd give each of the JLA core team a comic (Superman, Batman, Aquaman, Flash, Arrow, Wonder Woman, Lantern). I'd use the Type-Comics as a venue for those character's "Family" teams, with no set central character (Detective Comics for the Bat-Fam, Action for the Super-Fam, etc.) - maybe as a double-size issue used for inter-family crossovers, and double features where the back-up trends toward spotlighting lesser known characters in order to generate interest in them. For characters that have a HUGE family of associated characters (Again, Bat-Fam and Super-Fam), I'd probably broaden the number further with a girl-characters and a guy-characters comic - like Dark Knights and Birds of Prey would be the Gotham stuff, rather than giving separate titles to Batgirl, Batwoman, Nightwing, Azrael, Robin, and any number of other Bat-titles that come and go all the time. I'd make a couple titles specifically for cross-over stories between two or three characters (Worlds Finest and Brave And The Bold come to mind), rather than using their main titles for such things. Then there'd be the team comics, like JLA and Teen Titans, which is the ONLY place I'd let an major event cross into, with the exception of events that crossover into titles with stand-alone stories rather than a single tale chained together throughout them all. After that, there's just some miscellaneous peripheral characters that are "big", but don't have an associated family of characters (worth mentioning) that come with them, like Hawkman, The Atom, Firestorm, Swamp Thing, and the like.

Basically, the whole thing could do with some streamlining and simplification, in my opinion. There's fat that needs to be trimmed, and Type-Comics that need act as a showcase of that type, rather than just another venue for the main character that's now typically associated with it, and crossovers that need to be more restricted so as not lose a reader just because they don't have the money to keep up with it all. I certainly don't think they need a whole 52 titles going all the time, and the rate at which they change some of them out just proves it to me.
>> No. 575
Oh, and you haven't complained, but I'm sorry if I don't spoiler-out any back-story stuff. I just don't see that I'm really ruining anything for you, since they'll either enumerate it for you when you need to know it (thus spoiling it for you anyway), or they'll leave you scratching your head over what the hell they're talking about (and a spoiler becomes necessary).
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>>575
Nah, you didn't spoil anything. Like I said, in an effort to figure out where to jump in, I've done a fair bit of backstory reading and it doesn't ruin anything.

I'll probably dive into Aquaman (accidental pun :D ) sometime this summer. I just picked up Camelot 3000 for ten bucks on a recommendation based on my enjoyment of The Killing Joke (Brian Bolland did the art for both) so once I finish that, I'll give Brightest Day a go and then start nabbing some New 52 Aquaman back issues.

Are you as familiar with Marvel as you are with DC? Marvel's characters and titles don't appeal to me nearly as much, but I am very intrigued by Doctor Strange, after finding out that Doctor Orpheus in The Venture Bros is based on him and that the early Ditko issues were awash with psychedelic craziness. He seems like a cool character with a lot of kooky story possibilities. I was also a big fan of the Silver Surfer animated series as a teen. Any advice on good arcs, mini-series, or whathaveyou to try out for either of those characters? I'll probably zip into a couple shops downtown and see what they have to say but more opinions are always good.
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I never really got into Marvel - not the comics anyway. When I first started reading comics, back in the mid-90s (the so-called "Dark Age" of Comics), I was more attracted to DC characters for what I perceived at the time to be a diversity of origins behind their powers. 90s Marvel was all about mutants mutants mutants, and that kind of turned me off to them. That was back when I was like 9 or 10 years old, but; when I got back into comics after highschool, I stuck with what I already knew. In fact, the whole reason I got back into comics was that I went through my old comics one day, started reading them, and felt compelled to find out what happened next once I got to the end of my collection. Things just kinda snowballed from there.

Anyhow, despite my general aversion to Marvel comicbooks, I did enjoy the X-Men and Spiderman animated series from the 90s, and I worked at a comicshop for a couple years, so I'm aware of a fair amount of Marvel characters and continuity, but not enough so that I could tell you what the "good" stories are. Other than getting a basic knowledge of main continuity events of the past, I really only kept up enough to help customers with the Marvel stuff that was current at the time (about 4 years ago now).

When there was a /co/ board though, I seem to recall there being a good amount of Marvel fans around here. Perhaps if one of them would care to chime in....?


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515 No. 515 hide quickreply [Reply]
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
>> No. 536
http://vod.kankan.com/v/74/74539/356689.shtml?id=731009

It's in Mandarin, without English subtitles.
>> No. 567
It's available on cinemageddon (with English subs). Go to irc.cinemageddon.net, join #invites, wait for instructions. They usually just want you to draw a ballza MS Paint picture involving nuns, sharks, etc in exchange for an invite.


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462 No. 462 hide quickreply [Reply]
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.
>> No. 546
I played the fuck out of this game but frankly ran out of stuff to do. Visited all the planets, unlocked all the parts in campaign mode. I tried using mods but most of them don't add too much and often require huge lag-storm rockets to get in to space.

For anyone looking for some way to extend their KSP adventures, the Kerbal Interstellar Mod is top notch and adds quite a bit without disrupting balance.
>> No. 557
Does anyone play Space Engineers? They are still updating every week with pretty cool stuff.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3b9e_KWO-I

Smashing Demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlaY2ELJ2qk


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134 No. 134 hide expand quickreply [Reply]
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. 550
>>549
You're right, mod. Fair enough.

Well, I'm excited for this week. I guess we're going to get to see a white walker formation in action, and the kids finally make it to that tree. I'm really, really excited to see how they visualize the people they meet in there. This will be a serious finale. I usually love the Arya segments, but I really hope they stick to the serious plotlines since we only have one episode left.
>> No. 551
>>550

Are you kidding me, none of that shit's gonna happen. It's gonna be The Wall Part 2.
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>>551
Stannis brought the motherfucking pain, THAT's what happened.
>> No. 554
>>553
Yeah, Stannis really has not giving a fuck down to a science.

I'm not sure how it was portrayed in the books, but one part kind of seems hole-ish to me. How in the fuck does a guy with 17 ships and a decimated army (as stated by the Iron Bank not 2 episodes ago) defeat an army of 100,000? I mean what the fuck. I know heavy cavalry is +10 against wog infantry, but holy shit, wat.
>> No. 555
He just routed the leader. He didn't defeat the army. The camp you saw them in was an advance post used for communication. As stated by John Snow, Mance Rayder is the only thing really keeping the different clans from fighting each other, so Stannis came in and captured him.
At least that's as best as I can recall.


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541 No. 541 hide quickreply [Reply]
What's the best pac man game. I've only played the original, ms pac man and the one for playstation.
>> No. 547
Pacman World 1 and 2 are good if you're into platformers, don't play 3 though that ones garbage.
>> No. 548
The Mrs. Pac man arcade machine, or the Genesis version. But preferably the arcade machine.


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501 No. 501 hide quickreply [Reply]
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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I was blown away. I've hated McConaughey in EVERYTHING I've ever seen him in, but in this, he was amazing. Like a whole different person. It's made me reassess the guy on a whole new level.
>> No. 545
>>543
Yeah, he started kicking ass for no particular reason, recently. I recommend watching Mud, the film. It may have been where he first started to decide to actually do decent work a year or two ago. Great movie.


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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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375 No. 375 hide expand quickreply [Reply]
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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445 No. 445 hide expand quickreply [Reply]
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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465 No. 465 hide quickreply [Reply]
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.
>> No. 468
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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.
>> No. 441
>>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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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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>> No. 414
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.
>> No. 428
>>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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Gasland is killer documentary. I watched a few days ago, and it's exactly as funny, and interesting, and shocking and moving as a documentary should be.

I'm just surprised that none of the victims put a compressor on their water well, and started selling water-gas to their neighbors, to see how long it was before they got a cease and desist notice from the gas company.
>> No. 424
Very provocative.

What's the point of bottling? Concentration probably isn't that high and therefore couldn't be used for anything mildly demanding, not even lamp fuel. Would be more useful as evidence or even a novelty.


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Thoughts on Arrow?
>> No. 348
It's a pretty fun watch. It's manages to maintain a surprisingly good mixture of both serious and less-serious hero stuff, which keeps it free from just being realistically gritty or comically campy like most hero stuff tends to go one way or the other on. He's a dark and realistic figure, but then he'll end up fighting Asian Lady Gaga or throwing down lines like "no one can know my secret!", and you can't help but grow a smile.

I rather dislike a lot of the 'normal life' stuff though, especially the lawyer girlfriend and the whatever his name is other guy. I really don't know why we have to follow them along as they order pizza and have talks when we could instead be watching Oliver do things.

Also, dat Windows 8 product placement. Which on the topic of such, I sorta feel sorry for that tech girl; constantly being forced to play master detective outside of her job description. I sorta wonder if she's just making up bullshit when they ask her things, and it just happens to make sense to them in weirdo superhero plotting logic land.
>> No. 353
>>348
Castle is another show that has a bunch of Microsoft product placement. It's weird. Both are good shows though.
>> No. 370
I've been hooked to Arrow. I think probably cause I was a big fan of Smallville and it reminds me a lot about that, but more serious in tone while still keeping the super hero tropes that belongs in it (like the Lady Gaga Asian). Good fun all around. Though I do admit that it just kind of throws shit at you, especially at the end of episodes. A lot of cutting between characters to wrap up their arch for the episode and doesn't give you a moment to take a breather before the ultimate climax. Still, I really enjoy it.

Speaking of Castle, that's also my other favorite show on air (my top three are Game of Thrones, Arrow, and Castle). When they started to go into the Castle/Beckett relationship I was scared because of how they went about a similar relationship with House and Cuddy (in House, obviously) but they've handled it surprisingly well. I'm interested in their relationship but it doesn't take it away. Good job on the writers part.
>> No. 398
As a long time Green arrow fan, I friggin' adore this show. It puts new twists on the concepts while still remaining faithful to the spirit of the characters and I'm guessing having actual comic writers on the show probably has a lot to do with that.

My only real fault with the show is that Green Arrow needs to be a little bit more of a hippy but I'm willing see if that's something that may develop later on.

Either way, this show is LEAGUES better than what the comic book has been recently (although I've not read it since Lemire got the writing duties).


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Just watched Green Mile. First time. Good movie.

Michael Clarke Duncan's performance was fabulous. He really went balls to the wall with this character. I can see how it was a breakout role for him.

I didn't know David Morse was in this film; I always appreciated his work and he's great in it. Just pleasantly surprised me.

The depth of personality invested in these characters was simply staggering. You feel like you really know these people by the end.

A few things hold it back from being great.

Most obviously, it's too long. The last 20 minutes were particularly superfluous and failed to grab me emotionally. We didn't need to see the execution; we know what happened. He could have walked the green mile and then we see a shot of him dead afterwards.

The opening and ending showing Paul Edgecomb as an old man didn't provide anything to the story. I'm sure it is in the book and possibly they wanted to remain faithful to that, I haven't read it. But it had zero relevance to the rest of the plot and could have been cut.

It's hard to praise the depth of the characters when the film had three hours to reach that depth; other films have done it in half that time.
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>> No. 313
>> Michael Clarke Duncan
He died.
>> No. 322
I've never seen it all the way through. I'm pretty sure I've seen the whole thing. Or if not the whole thing, then damn close to it, but only in bits and pieces over like a decade. Mainly because it never holds my attention. I've never bothered to rent it, only seen it on TV and whenever it's on TV it's always on for like 5 hours which is just insane. You put it very well when you said it has too much fat and meanders, OP. That's exactly why I always drift away from it and can never just sit and watch. It just feels... aimless and bloated. There are some beautiful moments, for sure, and Michael Clarke Duncan is great in it but I just... yeah.
>> No. 346
>>313
what the fuuuuuuuuck
>> No. 397
The end was needed to show that Paul and the mouse were all immortal and shit.


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Anyone catch the pilot of The Americans?

Let's have a thread about it cause I kind of just caught it offhandedly on Hulu and didn't know anything about it and was immediately caught up in it.

So The Americans are about this couple that are KGB agents during the Cold War living in DC in 1981. It was beautifully tense throughout the episode. I thought it was a great take on Spy dramas, but instead I was rooting for the "enemy" as both of the characters are just incredibly likable. And the "villain" so far, the FBI agent, is also likable. It brings the same conflict to me that Breaking Bad did, where my favorite character was Hank but I was still rooting for Jesse and Walter.

I say it's worth giving a try if you like the kind of Cold War spy dramas, but also want a (and I hope it continues) deep character drama as well. I caught it on Hulu just now, so that might be the place you want to check.
>> No. 385
I think the first few episodes have been pretty decent. I think they've done a pretty good job of making a 1980s period piece without overdoing it. You can tell it takes place 30 years ago, but it still looks real and approachable to a modern audience.


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I'm making this thread again, maybe some of the new guys could actually be of help.

Help me /tvav/, you're my only hope.

I watched this movie a longass time ago, can't recall its name, its plot or most of anything about it, but I really need to watch it

again, can't really explain why.

This is what I do recall about it:

The main character was a male, skinny, loser-looking, serious. Audible inner monologue.

At some point and can't really remember how (a party perhaps?) he meets this blonde, pale, big breasted girl (if I recall correctly she had short-ish hair) and they have sex almost immediately (I remember perfectly a scene in which they're having sex and she climaxes in just a few secons, apologizes saying it's been a while since last time she had sex, and then they go at it again).

They kinda hook up for the rest of the movie, or at least for the rest of it that I can remember.
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>> No. 319
cabin fever?
>> No. 373
>>319
That's uh, nowhere even near it. I mean it's a horror film, come on.

But thanks for giving me an excuse to bump.
>> No. 377
I have to say, this sounds like a movie I want to watch, so I looked around, using >>45 's keyword search link as a starting point. I found one potential that also includes the keywords "back injury", "back rub", and "fellatio" on top of the triple-keyword search I started from.

"The Opposite of Sex" from 1998.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120777/
>> No. 378
>>377
I gotta say, the woman looks a damn lot like my memory, but that's about the only thing in common it seems to have with the movie I'm looking for. The guy, for starters, didn't look like that at all, and I think the movie happened during winter.

Oh and then there's this...
>16-year-old girl
>gay half-brother
>seducing his boyfriend

Yeah no
>> No. 379
>>378
Well, you said you didn't remember too much, so I don't know WHAT to rule out.


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