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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: Today at 08:07:22 AM »
Anybody, everybody, check out some vintage Woo, if you haven't. The Killer especially. Chow Yun-Fat is so good too.

This stuff being referenced in Dredd comics surely is a measure of cool. Remember that Johnny Woo guy?

Here's a random one, saw that great 80s B-movie Trancers again recently. So good. Jack Deth is one cool future cop.

The Killer may be the least favorite of mine; just for the unnecessarily gut-wrenching ending. Then again, I realized that the plot and characters usually suffer in Woo's movies (then again, these things should be secondary in action movies). That's why I am a huge fan of Hard Boiled. Cliched, overtroped plot, cheesy dialogues, ludicrous music, one-dimensional character that act undestructible - yet, it's the best action film I have ever seen. Take that, Die Hard!

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Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 23 July, 2021, 12:38:11 AM »
The recent issue of Fantastic Four Life Story 2. But it's not the comic per se, but the notion that some people still believe in justified US intervention in Vietnam (reportedly, Captain America struck down an American soldier to free communist prisoners). Pff. Napalm bombs would disagree.

whoah - there's a FF comic justifying Vietnam? I've not been keeping up with FF, but that's a shock. (Reed Richards has always been a bit of a dick though, so...)

Oh no, I meant on people who complained about it "Oh, how shameful Marvel did that to such patriotic character like the Cap".

https://screenrant.com/captain-america-vietnam-switch-sides-fantastic-four-comic/

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 22 July, 2021, 03:36:11 PM »
Jeez, I haven't even noticed. Thanks.

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Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 22 July, 2021, 01:13:12 PM »
autocorrecting on cellphone. ugh.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 22 July, 2021, 01:12:50 PM »


And now he has to live with it. Tbh, he better face the fucking consequences than issuing an apology (likely fake as they always do, as if "I have me plenty Ngg friends"). Pff.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 22 July, 2021, 01:10:21 PM »
Face/Off

I thought I hadn't seen this film before so I decided to finally get around to watching it.  I'm convinced now that I have seen it before and just forgot.  It's a really interesting film.  I'm sure not on purpose either.  It seems to be entirely constructed on contrivances.  It almost has themes, but forgets to explore them.  The action is surprisingly bad.  It's a mess, but a fast paced mess, so I was always hit with something new to baffle my brain.  And if it wasn't from the narrative then it was from the eating competition between Cage and Travolta as to who can consume the most scenery.  The answer is Cage, btw.  The answer is always Cage.

In terms of Cagery present in this film, I'd say it is relatively restrained.  I'd probably put it in the middle of the Cage scale of Cagery.  Enough to be satisfied that you are getting your moneys worth of Cage.

Oh and I kinda liked the film despite it being incredible dumb and awful throughout.

Bleeding hell, it's one my least favorite Woo's films. Too much unfocused drama and seriousness in it and Cage (and Travolta) overact. For my money, Broken Arrow all the way. At least Woo knows how to film an action scene, although by the time the boat chase arrives, the movie runs out of the juice.

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Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 21 July, 2021, 11:13:23 AM »
The recent issue of Fantastic Four Life Story 2. But it's not the comic per se, but the notion that some people still believe in justified US intervention in Vietnam (reportedly, Captain America struck down an American soldier to free communist prisoners). Pff. Napalm bombs would disagree.

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Off Topic / Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« on: 21 July, 2021, 12:00:42 AM »
Considering I took a dump on China on global pollution in the other thread, but that number of 372 miles per hour spins my head around. And that aerodynamic design. The future is here!

https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202107/1229097.shtml

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Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 20 July, 2021, 04:57:05 PM »
Everyone recognizes that China is the largest producer of CO2 - about double what the USA produces. But the USA produces rather a lot, and so still has a large proportion of the responsibility. Another aspect to factor in is that about one fifth of China's production is driven by exports - chiefly to the USA and Europe. Therefore, their CO2 production would be smaller if they were not driven to so much production for the global economy.

*Edit: it's interesting to note that (per capita) the USA actually has double the CO2 emissions of China, and then the USA is still only 16th on that list, below Canada & Australia. So, there are just a lot of people in China, which makes them look like the biggest polluter. Actually, per capita, it's Qatar.

And how big is China and how big is US, or Canada? There's no excuse for polluting. Like I said, at least in the West, the factories paid some effort to reduce the carbon emission.

https://phys.org/news/2021-04-china-environmental-world-biggest-polluter.html

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-57018837


https://www.statista.com/statistics/271748/the-largest-emitters-of-co2-in-the-world/
(however, I am not sure if I could agree with this:
Cumulative carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. reached 367 billion metric tons by 2018. Since the birth of the Industrial Revolution more than 200 years ago, cumulative global CO2 emissions have increased dramatically. However, emissions started to increase more rapidly as of the 1960’s.

The "they eat every living animal" is xenophobic (and clearly hyperbolic), unless you can name a vegetarian country I'm unaware of. I imagine you'll insist that your original position is entirely correct and that you never get anything wrong, ever, as is your modus operandi.

Do you even know what you can find on their menu in a restaurant? Then we can talk how wrong I am. Hyperbolic? Probably. But doesn't take away any credit.

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Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 20 July, 2021, 12:25:42 PM »
Sorry, indigo, but I have nothing to apologize for when it's all true. Check by all data what country is the biggest polluter of all. And don't even get me started on Muslim death camps and treatment of black people.

At least West does something when it comes to alleviating toxic fumes, recycling materials etc

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Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 20 July, 2021, 10:59:55 AM »
That first image is disgusting.

But I'll keep if more people keep to smaller things, we'll get somewhere. Unfortunately, some issues are out of our hands. For biggest polluters on the planet, I don't see China taking a hit for it. As if they live in industrial revolution from the 19th century. And considering they eat every living animal, God only knows where those carcasses end up.

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 20 July, 2021, 10:53:50 AM »
Bleeding hell, I just found the sad, tragic news about Uncle Dick. May he RIP. And what a filmography! The Omen, Superman, Lethal Weapon, Maverick, Scrooged, Goonies... If only he did LW5.

William F. Nolan, author of Logan's Run died. RIP as well.

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/william-f-nolan-obituary-dead-1198907/

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Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 20 July, 2021, 01:48:10 AM »
I think we all can do something by starting from small things. Use recycled materijala, drive tecnologically advanced cars, people who organize massive clean-up, don't dumb the garbage in the middle of a street etc. I am sure we are all aware of it. Climate is definitely fucked up for sure, but I don't believe in global warming. I believe in global pollution. Factories that inject toxic amounts of toxic gasses in the ether. Not good. Whittle down global pollution and you'll solve global warming.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 19 July, 2021, 12:05:36 AM »
12 Monkeys

When I saw this movie as a teenager, it quickly became one of my favorites. Although I hadn't really grasped then how deep, and ambitious and thought-provoking this is. I was carried away by interesting premise, performance (Brad Pitt absolutely nailed playing a total wacko and Bruce Willis showed something greater than being a cop over finding himself over his head) and Terry Gilliam's regular off eat, zany director, rife with grotesque humor and wide, Dutch angles. And I like how the movie offers a statement on insanity, hardly I heard in another movie where psychiatry is compared to a religious cult. Anyway, arguably, one of the best 1990s films.

I wonder if Bioshock Infinite took inspiration from 12 Monkeys... (but that's just me imagining too much).

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General / Re: Comic and book storage ideas?
« on: 18 July, 2021, 11:47:05 PM »
Colin, I know this is a bit off-topic, how you managed to get those Sgt Rock issues? I went once to amazon, but couldn't find any in print.

Do you mean the Showcase Presents issues - if so I'm afraid I can't be much help as I got them when they first came out.

Oh, I mean on those two, second image from the above, next right to the The Haunted Tank.

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