Rjoyadet

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  1. Random movie and tv thoughts

    The previous two posts were from books that I enjoyed. I hope that the star power names of either movie don't hijack the film.
  2. Special 06

    A friend posted a great opinion about the newest Doctor web reaction.
  3. Episode 57: The Apocalypse

    So how should an audience member react to "To be or not to be?" Did this Screen Actors Guild member deliver it correctly?
  4. Episode 514

    Cartoon Network showed some episodes on Toonami during late night Saturdays. It is a Studio Madhouse production, and I have grown to like their work. It is based off of the manga by Hitoshi Iwaaki who was heavily inspired by John Carpenters "The Thing." If it just happens to be on TV and you have nothing better to do, you might enjoy it.
  5. Upcoming books

    The next book on the list Rendezvous With Rama is on Audibles daily deal today for $3.95.
  6. Episode 514

    Great episode, it was only a couple of weeks ago that I watched my first Cronenberg film "eXistenZ" and I really enjoyed it. Des, have you seen any episodes of Parasyte: The Maxim?
  7. Every Film You've Watched in 2017

    Sunshine: I would say that my science brain screamed in agony about how in forty years we will have to fly a spaceship full of nukes into the sun in order to restart it. But the art of the movie was so pretty that my science brain was able to tap out in favor of my artistic mind. Although some of the film edits with the villain were jerky and disorienting there was a great use of color. It also had a great score with "Adagio in D Minor" which many people remember as the music that played in KickAss when hit girl came to the rescue. I like my mothers comment near the conclusion of "They are all going to get Rogue One'd."
  8. What You've Read 2017

    I do like me some Borges.
  9. What You've Read 2017

    The Mind of Terror, Tass Saada : The book begins in late 2001 where a neighbor tells the FBI that the Palestinian immigrant knows Osama Bin Laden. When he is questioned he explains that he does not know Osama Bin Laden, only that they met once years ago. He then talks about living life as a Muslim and what someone who would grow up to be a sniper for Yasser Arafat would be raised to believe. He gives advice on how to politely talk to Muslims in order to grow friendship and understanding. A good part of the book is a sales pitch to help fund his interfaith school. Although I have not given any money, I enjoyed the stories. One that especially stuck in my mind was when the faculty had a spa day and came across a recently widowed woman who shared that she spent years imprisoned in her household and this was her first step of freedom. The Stainless Steel Rat, Harry Harrison A super criminal in space. Some parts are clearly dated but that does not detract from the overall timeless charm of a theif who ends up helping the everyman, much to the detriment of the royalty and/or the obscenely wealthy . I have only read the prequel so I do not know if the rats version of Irene Adler, Angelina, ever comes back. If there was ever a movie, there could only be one song that comes to mind. Books read: fewer than Hannah.
  10. Random wrestling thoughts

    Most of the parts involving TNA, as well as the "Lesson not Learned" segments.
  11. Every Film You've Watched in 2017

    Dark City : The man that lent the movie to me suggested that I mute the movie until you get to the scene of Kiefer Sutherland looking at his watch. I did and having the exposition dump muted dramatically increased the quality of the movie. I did not expect to love this movie as much as I did. I love that a 90's dark movie had a predominately 1940's noir theme, good idea casting Jennifer Connelly as the female lead. It was nice seeing Rufus Sewell playing the hero for once. This movie was great! eXistenZ : My first David Cronenberg movie. All throughout the movie there are hints of the big reveal at the end. I found the commentary on religion interesting, maybe because it wasn't blatant and can be interpreted in different ways. There effects were great in the fact that they were queasy but you couldn't look away. There was even a psych out moment in the end where you think you are witnessing more body horror but it turns out to be an unconventional way of concealing weapons.
  12. Transformers 5 and Beyond

    Does the one you go to have double features? I am guilty of the in between movie drive shuffle. Last time I went, I saw Wonder Woman and then drove over to watch some of Alien Isolation. I missed the beginning and got too sleepy to watch the end.
  13. What You've Read 2017

    Seeking Allah, finding Jesus: A devout Muslim Encounters Christianity by Nabeel Qureshi Nabeel goes in a direction that is the opposite of almost every convert, or apostate I have come across. Instead of looking back with anger, Nabeel talks about his life as a Muslim with much joy and it is clear that he loves his family very much. This gave me a much better understanding of the thoughts that go through a young Muslim man in every day life. For example instead of a right - wrong mentality there is more of a pride - shame mentality. The books conclusion was difficult when he tells his parents that he is a Christian despite knowing the fact that they will be heartbroken. I was a little heartbroken when he mentions that his parents did not attend his wedding. The Death of WCW, by R.D. Reynolds and Bryan Alvarez Anyone who has read my previous posts (good heavens! 980 already!?!) know that I have very limited experience with professional wrestling. So when people say that this is a book that even people who don't like wrestling can enjoy, they aren't kidding. The book chronicles the purchase of WCW by Ted Turner, the creation of the N.W.O., and a lot of the bad ideas that led to the titular death of World Championship Wrestling. Most reprints come with a afterword or an additional chapter. This book does one better by peppering the book with "lesson not learned" anecdotes. Bryan Alvarez narration of the book was amazing due to the fact that he knew when to be sarcastic and serious. like once he says "lesson not learned, no wait.... lesson learned!" Also the beginning and end teases a sequel focusing on TNA. All You Zombies by Robert A. Heinlein Never judge a book by its cover. I thought All You Zombies was going to feature zombies. Instead there was a story about identity involving time travel paradoxes, seducing yourself, kidnapping your younger self and reassignment surgery. I can see how David Gerrold used this concept for his novel "The Man Who Folded Himself" but I was happy to find that it did not end with the main character becoming obsessed with the day and place he would eventually die. Cracking the Millionaire code by Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen Quite bland and generic. At times I could not tell whether I was listening to a self help book or a parody of a self help book.
  14. Every Film You've Watched in 2017

    As iconic as they are I was thinking superhuman characters like Frozone.
  15. Every Film You've Watched in 2017

    Unbreakable : I came in knowing what the twist was and still enjoyed the movie. I loved the imagery like the glossy purple wrapping on the limited edition comic book, and later Mr. Glass wears purple under a glossy coat and names his gallery "Limited Edition." I wish Bruce Willis was written to be more likeable. Stay tuned for a drawing of Mr. Glass walking alongside Mace Windu, Valentine, Dr. Octopus and Nick Fury.
  16. Transformers 5 and Beyond

    Hey Will, I was curious are you the only person in your circle of friends who goes to the drive-in. I often go to mine and any time a friend is coming along is after I have invited them. The one I go to has a Sega Daytona machine, I think I spend as much on quarters for turns as I do for tickets.
  17. Favorite/Best: Joe Johnston

    It was difficult for me to decide between Cap or the Rocket Boys.
  18. Reminds me of the Community Episode "Digital Estate Planning" where in the 80's Pierce suggested his father invest in video games rather than just moist towlettes.
  19. Every Film You've Watched in 2017

    Nope, am just convinced that James and Damien are the true writers of it. Hey Mike, if I made a Gumball podcast. would you consider it for Earth-2.net?
  20. Every Film You've Watched in 2017

    Not long ago, the Amazing World of Gumball parodied Speed. I find the fact that 20 years later, a children's show pays homage to it is a testament to how great the movie is.
  21. What are you watching and enjoying?

    I just have the image of someone making fun of an Amish person and they wake up the next day to find that their house has a house built around it.
  22. 32 years of Ian!

  23. RIP Adam West

    We're sure gonna miss you, bro.
  24. Random tech support thread

    Has anyone experimented with putting games on their website? When I volunteered at the public library, all the kiddies would use the computers to play games powered by Kongregate. Looking into it I have found that all though many of the games are open source, some of them come with viruses. Are there any open source or public domain games that you would recommend?