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"Shark Brain" (two syllables) had been better.
So I totally loving the "Friends in your Head" bit.
Not sure I'm a big fan of the "What Are You Doing, Movie?" name, probably coz it's too multisyllabic. DIF was three syllables, this is SEVEN.
'scuse me lads, but it was Richard Roxbororoughghghg that married one of the witches, not the director... no?
I love that Strax and Madame Vestra w. Asskickery Ninja Wife in Victorian London seems to be a reccuring thing.
Are we.... are we.... preparing for a spinoff? Coz I'd watch the HECK out of that one!!
Just FYI: Things that still say "DIF" not "WYDM" or "FIYH":
- That link Teague just posted on Facebook. Yes I know the link itself is to FIYH.com, but the text still says DIF. Dunno why.
- The feed at feedburner
- The chatroom and the live stream thingy at /live
Just FYI, jus ttrying to help, not trying to be a donkey nor mule nor ass.
THAT was an awesome episode. I loved how the "flashback" was done old-timey with tinny piano and the lot....!!
Can you hear yourself justifying crap? Please listen to yourself!!??
Oh the 1000-suits at the end was just another layer of shite. The movie (and trailer) made this BIG DEAL out of all his suits being blown up - the only suit he had left was that mark 42 thing he was dragging across the snow... THAT WAS THE POINT.
Then, suddnly, totally out-of-the-blue and deus-ex-machina, he SUDDENLY had 1024 majikally autonomous suits, that he still could majikally jump into? Bollox. [Not to mention the total inconsistency between the suits being driven by his ARC reactor when *he* wears them, but magically not when other people (or nothing) is wearing them]
Iron Man 3 was pretty much all shite. Not as much shite as Iron Man 2 - but fairly close. Nonsensical plot, unrealistic villains.... where do I even start? The level of ridiculousness was through the roof from frame #1.
The only bits that were even remotely cool was Pepper donning the suit, and Pepper kicking ass at the end (tho I hated Guy Piercings fire deamon henchmen crap guys), plus the Mandarin fakeout (love that).
Soooo much stuff made Noooo sense. What's this stuff about Tony having Anxiety attacks... that went exactly NOWHERE!?
Oblivion was the better movie BY FAR.
Good to go on audio, y'all. Stand down.
The "Audio work" sounds like a Python script to me. Just sayi'n
I am just so worried that del Toro won't find the right tone. He doesn't have a good sense of humor. I think he is often trying to be "funny", but his funny is kinda ... strange funny, rather than funny funny. Like... punching Godzilla with a ship? Seems funny. But yet... played with a ponderous seriousness that makes you wonder... is that really supposed to be as tounge-in-cheeky as it could be? He confuses me.
What confuses me is, this alleged thingamagic that is "using" the phrase "down in front" in connection to movie commentaries? I mean, you are sure this is not you from the future or someting, coz, Google surely finds no other "Down In Fronts" than thyselves?
I can barely stand Rose.
Aaaaaand you're dead to me.
I have no MasterZangstromp!
Hey - I said I tolerated here. Only it was just barely.
I preffer the Doctor's companions Spunky. I don't find rose Spunky.
She sorts in the "kinda thick" category, with Donna.
Aaaabsolutely LOVED Oblivion.
To paraphrase Trey: it's not perfect - but I'm SO GLAD they make these movies!
I gave it a 9/10. After thinking about how much fridge-logic there actually is, maybe I'll push that to 8.5/10.
It didn't touch movie-of-the-year (Wreck-it Ralph, 10/10) but it's a good 2nd so far.
This season? Define THIS SEASON.
ENOUGH WITH THAT DAMN RIVER SONG ALREADY!
In short: not the weakest season yet(season 6, sans The Doctor's Wife) was horrible, but they've got a lot to do to make it good.
Also, fire Smith.
Wow, how many ways can I possibly disagree with you?
* I rather take one Moffat script than five Russel T Davis ones
* I find Tennant grossly overrated - I much preffer Smith.
* River Song is probably the awesomest thing that has happened in Who-dom. Not only is Alex Kingston cool, the whole wibbly-wobblyness of heir intertwination w. the Doctor is Awesome (tho I agree that the start of "Lets Kill Hitler" glossed over WAY too many stages of her development, that was half a season of potential Awesome turned into a montage of bizarre madness)
* I can barely stand Rose. Unfortunately she'll be in the anniversary episode. Just HOPE we don't get Mickey or Rose's horrendous Mother!
To be clear, of all this, I did *nothing*, with an extremely small exception of helping him fix the tracking of ONE shot.
The rest is all the brainchild of my middle son Oscar (the older of the kids fighting in the movie, he used his oldest brother as cameraman). Everything from concept to sound design to effects work is all Oscar.
Heck, we had no idea this was going on during the vacation - we only heard odd noises from the kids room next to ours....
So my kids... yeah. We were on vacation in Egypt. They made this "Travelog film". So "Episode 7" of the travelog contains.... a somewhat surprising sequence:
See it at http://bit.ly/SwedishTeenagePillowFight
If you use the embed below, the "Action" starts at 11 min 37 seconds...
Kids, kids, kids.
I don't remember which DIF you guys mentioned that Jennifer Lawerence is so nice and laid back but.... yeah.
So here's what I liked about the end of this.
Dredd *passes* her for a very obvious reason... yet they do not state it. Just like before, it is all glances.
And if you missed the reason? She does NOT lose her primary weapon.... she just loses the gun.
Her primary weapon being - obviously - he Psi abilities.
I'm with trey on the dead-man's switch. A properly design dead-mans system would not send a "continous" stream, but rather, small "I'm still alive packets" at intervals. If sufficiently many of these packets are missed - kablooey. There could, of course, be an explitic "Oh, person diead, kablooey NOW" packet in addition.
Ideally you use a 2-way handshake protocol so that single missed packets can be retransmitted. It's not rocket science. Standard WiFi would work fine.
Also, I don't really agree Dredd "grows" in the movie, and if so, very little. It seems you guys missed WHY SHE PASSES THE TEST?
Like many people, I was very "Tennant" but Smith won me over rapidly, and right now I'm hardcode Smith.
I started "new series" first, so I also liked Eccleston for a while, but I really didn't like the low-rent nature of Rose and her family (Rose's mom bugs me the hell out, as well as her useless boyfriend guy). I think the "level" of companions have upped drastically w. Smith (tho I'm actually happy that Amy/Rory left coz they had overstayed their welcome, and I while I liked Amy, Rory was played so blandly that... no). I'm intrigued by the newest companion (who has now died, and resurrected? Are we gonna get a "Who Killed Kenny" element to the doctor?). And I love the newest blue-laser Tardis interior. Mmmmm....!!
I've dabbled in "older doctors" (had my fair share of Tom Baker) and while I still like "the doctor" as a character and a thing, I have it rather hard to get away from the extreme cheesiness of the produciton, most notably in the area of audio, which is very 70's "you get whatever was there on the day, basta" including the sound of feet on "wooden sets that are supposed to be space metal" and such [you can much easier forgive bad visuals to bad audio].... the production values on the new series are just awesome in comparision, and keep getting better. I just hope they stop w. the Daleks, I'm *SO* tired of them.
I don't get the dislike for series 6 - as a whole season it probably has The Most Awesome Arc Ever (and River Song just kicks ass, Sweetie), but it COULD have been handled better ("Lets Kill Hitler" was super rushed, and "Mels" as a character was just silly on so many ways, the whole thing was rushed from what could have been 3 clever episodes, etc. etc....) ... but OVERALL... I just love it....ESPECIALLY when taken together with the short mini-skits on the DVD extras, which expand the Doctor/River Song thing even further.
And Bowties are cool. So there.. but then again.... Allons-y! And have a Jelly-baby.
Lets see what Todd Vaziri's "Predictinator" says - it's called every vfx oscar for aeons:
Nice writeup Teague. I did mention eye saccades in my rant, and you may very well be right in the "panning doesn't work" thing, tho I didn't really have my problems there, honestly.
It was much more simple than that. Things that EXPLODEDELY fell apart for me was trivial things... trivial acting things. Like Galadriel and Gandalf touching hands. It looked exactly like what it was, two normal people grabbing hands. The "magic" (to over-use an over-used word even more) was somehow gone. Coz it was like - yes - being there on set seeing two actors do a thing.
And if you've been on a set and seen that, you know that that rathed mundane and boring crap they are doing there? Well, through the magic of cinema, it becomes epic and cool. Only... no. In 3D HFR, that "magical transformation" of it into a MOVIE.... never happens. You have the same, dull, mundane, everyday feel as if you had been on set. It was kinda "so THIS is all there is to it, some guys under some lights in some dressup and makeup"?
The Soap Opera feel.
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