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    [–] IT CHAPTER TWO - Official Trailer [HD] Death_Star_ 40 points ago in movies

    Maybe in the last few months but not last few years.

    Justice league had like 5 trailers and began marketing over 2 years before release. That was about 18 months ago that they dropped their last trailer.

    I know Man of Steel had a 3rd trailer that was 3 minutes long and it was an amazing trailer...that totally “got” the whole tone of Superman despite being confined to Snyder’s own shots and dialogue.

    Even the Harry Potter films had 3+ trailers.

    [–] IT CHAPTER TWO - Official Trailer [HD] Death_Star_ 141 points ago in movies

    It’s like a super good TV show.

    [–] Netflix reports first net subscriber loss in the US, misses global subscriber growth predictions Death_Star_ 5 points ago in Defenders

    I just went ahead and bought the damn thing last week.

    You can pay $69.99 for the entire 9 seasons and own the whole series or pay 4.2 months worth of Netflix, which now costs more than a Cable TV subscription to HBO AND their HBO GO app, which has a huge film library of actually good movies and every HBO episode released in the last 20 years (many times more valuable than the channel and HBO NOW).

    Sure, Stranger things has a bigger budget than it did in season 1...but I don’t see how it has anything close to Game of Thrones or Westworld in scope and quality, and HBO movies vs Netflix movies aren’t even in the same realm. Oh, and HBO has contracts with WB, Universal, Sony, and a few other studios. Netflix is losing all 4 of their major studios by the end of the summer.

    How is it that Netflix can charge more than HBO?? Where does the money go? We now know it’s not towards licensing shows, since they received $500 million to “return” The Office rights.

    [–] What’s something that you like, but hate the fan base? Death_Star_ -19 points ago in AskReddit

    But it kinda raises the question of how you got to that video in the first place?

    Hmmm, OK here's a video of 2 teenage girls and the title has Tom Holland in it. I'm going to click it/let it go on autoplay and see where this goes because I'm definitely so interested in them and what they have to say about Tom Holland and his dog that I’ll even listen to them talking about Anthony Mackie talking about Tom Holland’s dog

    I guess I just don’t see how one ends up watching a video of 2 random girls talking about one guy talking about another guy’s dog.

    Then again, I’m just a guy talking about another guy watching a video featuring 2 other girls talking about a guy talking about another guy’s dog.

    [–] Whoever thought of 'Bro Thor' deserves the world Death_Star_ 2 points ago in marvelstudios

    If a human lifespan is 80 years or so, then in a relative span of 3.25 months or so he lost Frigga, Odin, Loki, Jane, all his (Asgardian) friends, half his people, his home world, and suffered the grief of being a survivor of a Blip that was inarguably his to stop — and in not stopping it trillions of lives perished while the remaining trillions screamed into the cosmos in agony.

    Oh, and add 5 years of atrophy and self-destruction and Thor is lucky he didn’t get beheaded by Thanos in Endgame.

    [–] Whoever thought of 'Bro Thor' deserves the world Death_Star_ 1 points ago in marvelstudios

    Odin was the god of gods and he was literally unstoppable in his prime, and even at old age he was 24/7 mentally jailing Hela (arguably a being who could defeat Thanos) without much effort....but even Odin needs things like Odinsleep and he wasn’t invincible even in his prime (lost an eye defeating the frost giants).

    Then, Odin finally dies — and virtually of heartbreak of Frigga’s death and the toll of Loki vs Thor (which took place in the equivalent of about 1.3 months in human time).

    So, Thor was already grief-stricken BEFORE IW and after it he had given up on life because survivor’s guilt + the guilt of trillions of deaths affecting literally every living thing in the universe weighed heavily on him. Add on 5 years of terrible habits and lack of training or fighting experience and you get a Thor who still isn’t killed by Thanos.

    Merely try going to work on a Monday if the week before you buried your mother, father, and brother and the Sunday before you ran over like 50 puppies an infants.

    [–] Dug up this little gem from an old AMA Jake Gyllenhaal did for nightcrawler. Just thought it was cute to share Death_Star_ 5 points ago in marvelstudios

    We’ve already had a proper scarecrow in a good Batman movie though.

    Mysterio is all about illusions and fame.

    Scarecrow is about rooting out your deepest fears and bringing them to life.

    Thought both villains have been already properly portrayed. Too many people mix the Arkham video games with FFH. Speaking of video games, just play Spider-Man for PS4 if you want to experience Spidey actually fighting “tangible illusions.”

    [–] Dug up this little gem from an old AMA Jake Gyllenhaal did for nightcrawler. Just thought it was cute to share Death_Star_ 5 points ago in marvelstudios

    Zemo

    Kingpin

    Thanos and Thanos 2.0

    Absolutely loved watching Mysterio and Jake gave an exceptional performance, but I just didn’t really find his motivations all that sensible, even for Mysterio. He wants to be the next Iron Man...but not?

    What were his plans if he had killed Peter?

    Never mind the Avengers and the wrath that would come and how Thor can just use his pinky to fry him and all the drones, but how would Mysterio battle an actual threat? He could only defeat his own illusions and even then, a kid disrupted the illusions by himself.

    Loved watching Mysterio, but as a villain, it’s hard to shake the feeling that there’s just no way he could make it out of one film without being forced back in. I’m sure Sinister 6 Mysterio 2.0 will be in it for revenge....like the other 5.

    [–] What are you watching and what do you recommend? (Week of July 05, 2019) Death_Star_ 1 points ago in television

    Just fyi, Dark isn’t produced by Netflix, just distributed...and just about every non-Netflix-made show is going by the wayside (not nec cancelled but dropped).

    It’s as much a “Netflix original” as Black Mirror. If the Marvel shows can be cancelled — and Netflix actually co-produced those — then anything not fully Netflix made is up for grabs.

    At least it’s not a licensed non-Netflix distributed show because by 2020 Netflix will pretty much be close to 100% Netflix shows and films (both Friends AND the Office are leaving, along with all the CW/NBC/CBS/ABC shows)....at a price that costs more than an HBO subscription.

    TLDR — enjoy Dark while you can, but it’s not a true Netflix original made show, just licensed and stamped. Netflix is becoming a cable channel whose actual originals are meh, like TNT and TBS. And if Friends and The Office are no even safe, no show is.

    [–] During the 'Watchmen' (2009) opening credits, the original Nite Owl rescues Thomas and Martha Wayne from a mugger outside the Gotham Opera House, preventing the need for Bruce Wayne to become Batman in this universe. Death_Star_ 10 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago) in MovieDetails

    ...did you just compare Watchmen with Spartacus and Gone with the Wind?

    It’s not about run time but pacing/flow.

    Gone with the Wind has been watched in theaters more than any other film in history despite it being “epically” long.

    Plenty of movies under 2 hours feel like a drag while 150+ minute films fly by. Return of the King and Saving Private Ryan never feel like they’re around 50% longer than average films, while Transformers 2 felt like it was literally 3+ hours. Even though I enjoyed Aquaman (amazing in IMAX), that felt like it was definitely 3+ hours without exaggeration.

    Same thing applies to books. A Dance with Dragons feels like it has 2-3x as many pages as A Storm of Swords.

    [–] During the 'Watchmen' (2009) opening credits, the original Nite Owl rescues Thomas and Martha Wayne from a mugger outside the Gotham Opera House, preventing the need for Bruce Wayne to become Batman in this universe. Death_Star_ -4 points ago in MovieDetails

    I think you whooshed on the “Who watched the Watchmen?” reference but, well, yeah Rorschach does technically “watch” the Watchmen...so, partial credit.

    Although — and I say this as a huge MCU fan who owns digital copies of every film released — it’s almost getting annoying how often MCU references are brought into the fold, especially when it’s a vague prompt.

    [–] Season 3 Series Discussion Death_Star_ 12 points ago in StrangerThings

    Benny, Barbara, Billy, Bob...

    The killed bees

    [–] In the movie Kill Bill vol. 1, Uma Thurman's name is not revealed. When she goes to Okinawa, you can see her name "Beatrix Kiddo" on the boarding pass. Death_Star_ 1 points ago in MovieDetails

    like where the fuck was my brain during all this??

    If you watched it when it came out, then it was 15+ years ago, and you’ve likely watched 300-400+ films since then and have a better eye than you did back then.

    [–] In the movie Kill Bill vol. 1, Uma Thurman's name is not revealed. When she goes to Okinawa, you can see her name "Beatrix Kiddo" on the boarding pass. Death_Star_ 1 points ago in MovieDetails

    infant school

    You mean kindergarten (or even middle school)?

    I never got that scene.

    She’s been a killer since birth and even as a kid she was just a kid version of what she would already was as a “full adult.”

    [–] In the movie Kill Bill vol. 1, Uma Thurman's name is not revealed. When she goes to Okinawa, you can see her name "Beatrix Kiddo" on the boarding pass. Death_Star_ 2 points ago in MovieDetails

    It’s not revealed in the first one because she’s not portrayed as a person with humanity, rather she’s just a force of vengeful nature in that film. She doesn’t emote much other than scowling. The audience is supposed to view her essentially as the terminator.

    In the 2nd one, they humanize her 180°, both in the present and in flashbacks, by giving her emotions and letting the audience hear her name. Eg, when she completely breaks down when she finds out she has a daughter and has saved her vs her final fight against the crazy 88 and Lucy Liu’s character.

    [–] In the movie Kill Bill vol. 1, Uma Thurman's name is not revealed. When she goes to Okinawa, you can see her name "Beatrix Kiddo" on the boarding pass. Death_Star_ 1 points ago in MovieDetails

    Eh....Bill addresses her as “Kiddo” though AFAIK.

    Kinda seems forced if the one time in the story (and presumably the time he’s ever known her) he calls her “Bea” is to make a pun.

    You’re not a worker, Kiddo. You’re a renegade killer, Kiddo.

    [–] In Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), the vulture says “Good Old Spider-Man” while waiting at a traffic light. During the scene it stays on red, lighting up his face and indicating his uncertainty about SM’s identity. Once he’s sure Peter is SM, the traffic light changes, lighting up his face in green. Death_Star_ 21 points ago in MovieDetails

    ??

    In Spider-Man 2, he temporarily loses his powers with no explanation, just an implication that he’s burning out and his Peter Parker life is way out of balance — which is why he needs his glasses and can’t web sling.

    And twice he’s forced to witness and let two “typical hero” moments pass him, with the second one finally making him feel guilty enough to WANT to go back to Spider-Man day-saving....except he can’t and falls off the building.

    He only gets his powers back when he meets up with MJ and has just begun reconciling his friendship (almost kissing) and repairing his PP life — and it’s almost a tragedy that his powers come back once the pendulum only just began to swing his identity to being good ol’ Peter Parker, and now his Spider-Man responsibilities force him back to being the absent friend.

    I don’t know how much clearer and stronger the Parker vs Spider-Man internal conflict can be demonstrated than in Spider-Man 2.

    [–] Beat it. The gameplay is so damn fun and I actually cared about the story. Amazing game. 10/10 Death_Star_ 2 points ago in SpidermanPS4

    Eh, that’s a bit far for me.

    It has this weird mix.....it’s not quite a sequel (Doc Ock, Green Goblin don’t exist yet), it’s not quite a prequel or origin story (he’s 24-years old and has been doing this for 8 years and has already broken up with MJ)...it doesn’t quite feel like a Spider-Man story (Aunt May dies? Harry is virtually gone? Mysterio never appears? Also, way too much Miles).

    The story was decent but not, well, amazing IMO.