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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Zunu » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:31 am

^ I go out of my way to avoid promos/teasers/previews of things I know I'm definitely going to see barring an intervening thermonuclear holocaust, so no comment as to the above. But speaking of things I like, WHAT KIND OF SICK JOKE is it to put the Expanse and Legion on the same day and time? These shows need to be cross-pollenating not stealing each other's viewerships.
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Celedam » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:45 am

I just watched the director's cut of Amadeus, because it's expiring off Netflix.

The restored scenes — most in the first half of the film, some in the second — make it much clearer that Salieri is a cruel and hypocritical villain, while Mozart is essentially decent but naive and simply desperate to maintain his artistic integrity in a world of patronage and courtly manners. His seeming childishness is just an expression of his naiveté, and the only reason why we might find it offensive — rather than annoying but ultimately harmless — is because Salieri puts the thought in our minds very early on.

One scene in particular sets up the final confrontation between Salieri and Mozart's wife Constanze over Mozart's death bed. I never realized before how nonsensical it is without the setup. In the theatrical cut, Salieri and Constanze barely know each other so there is no reason for her anger at him. In the director's cut, however… whoa.

And with everything so much clearer, the reaction of the priest at the end — the priest who stays up all night to hear Salieri's confession — is like a punch in the gut. You genuinely share his heartbreak and disgust at Salieri's villainy.
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Celedam » Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:17 pm

Starra wrote:

It's happening y'all!

Man, the action certainly looks better animated :lol:. Though it's weird seeing so many characters alive who are now well and truly dead in the manga... And the manga is a hell of a clusterfuck compared to where the anime is. I mean, there's trench warfare in the latest chapter, lol.

The first episode is up on Crunchyroll/VRV…

https://vrv.co/watch/GR75QX11Y/Attack-on-Titan:Beast-Titan
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Zunu » Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:05 pm

^ Also, Hulu.
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Celedam » Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:24 pm

Oh? *checks own Hulu watchlist* By golly, there it is…

https://www.hulu.com/watch/1056905

Hulu isn't known for same-day availability, so I didn't even think to check there.

Crunchyroll/VRV doesn't require an account, though. At least not for this.
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Celedam » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:44 pm

A reminder that Kimi no Na wa. (Your Name.), one of the most successful and best reviewed anime films ever, is getting a limited theatrical release in the U.S. and Canada this Friday…



https://www.funimationfilms.com/movie/yourname/
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby esm » Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:11 pm

^ I watched that on the plane a few months ago. I liked it a lot.
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby erilaz » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:34 am

^
^ I went to a matinee today and enjoyed it very much.

I saw it with subtitles, which I always prefer to dubbing on foreign films, but now I kinda want to see the dubbed version, just to find out what they did in the scene where Mitsuha (in Taki's body) was struggling to find the right way to say "I" when talking to Taki's friends.
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Celedam » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:28 pm

Celedam wrote:Legion (FX) is some of the best television I've ever seen…



FX Networks wrote:Legion, based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, is the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens), a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic as a child, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. Now in his early 20's and free once again, David loses himself in the rhythm of the structured regimen of daily life: breakfast, lunch, dinner, therapy, medications, sleep. David spends the rest of his time in companionable silence alongside his chatterbox friend Lenny (Aubrey Plaza), a fellow patient whose life-long drug and alcohol addiction has done nothing to quell her boundless optimism that her luck is about to change. The pleasant numbness of David's routine is completely upended with the arrival of a beautiful and troubled new patient named Syd (Rachel Keller). Inexplicably drawn to one another, David and Syd share a startling encounter, after which David must confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real.


It's like part Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies) and part David Lynch (Twin Peaks) — brilliantly weird without tipping over into weird-for-the-sake-of-weird. Everything has a purpose, as long as you remember what that purpose is: to piece together the secret history of a telepath/telekinetic who is so powerful that his own mind became schizophrenic in order to protect itself from… itself.

Unreliable narrator, non-linear narrative, some truly psychedelic visuals, respect for the source material, possible tie-ins to other X-Men adaptations, and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) cast as a beatnik scientist/guru stuck on the astral plane. This is scratching an itch I didn't even know I had.

I want to applaud whomever it is at Fox that is finally taking their X-Men license seriously and greenlighting productions like this, Deadpool, and Logan.

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So the first season is done. Eight episodes is plenty for a story like this, and since they didn't need to stretch the budget, it didn't end up looking cheap like Agents of SHIELD.

Anyhow, it was very satisfying, and I genuinely didn't expect quite that ending. There had better be a second season, or we riot.

And like every good Marvel movie, it had a post-credits scene. Heh.

On the technical side, I loved their use of both music and CG. In particular…

Spoiler: show
…when Lenny killed Walter in Episode 7. That really freaked me out. :crazy:


Also…

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I look forward to Lenny and Oliver together. The two most interesting characters played by arguably the two most interesting actors. Road trip! :yahoo:


Furthermore…

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I like what they did with Clark, a.k.a. the new "Eye". The man is terrified, he stated exactly why, and in most ways that matter he's right. A lesser show would have followed through on making him the new villain — it writes itself, a vengeful bigot commanding jackbooted thugs, always just one step behind our heroes — but this show immediately made it clear how silly that would be. Well done. :thumbs-up:


For anyone who wants to give it a try, the entire first season is on Hulu…

https://www.hulu.com/legion
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Celedam » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:32 am

Wait, what? How did I not know this is a thing…



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloak_%26_Dagger_(TV_series)

Well, Freeform used to be ABC Family, so it's a Disney property, so I guess it's a possible outlet for these MCU series. In addition to ABC proper and Netflix.

And it's definitely an MCU series — the Roxxon Corp sign at 1:36 establishes that.

It doesn't look like it's for me, though. It's an origin story with lots of angsty teen romance, which is expected for Freeform but I'm not Freeform's target audience. When Cloak and Dagger appeared in the comics I read as a kid, they were already established as young adults well past their days as runaways.

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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Celedam » Thu May 04, 2017 2:14 am

"You're on the same side."

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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Thu May 04, 2017 2:19 pm

The more Marvel shows they make, as nice as they are (mostly), the more I realize I just want an X-Men show.
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Celedam » Thu May 04, 2017 2:29 pm

They're supposedly working on one, but "they" is Fox so it won't be set in the MCU. And Marvel proper has maneuvered the Inhumans to replace the X-Men in both the comics and the MCU, so there will never be a reconciliation like there has been with Spider-Man.

If you've never watched it, I recommend the animated series Wolverine and the X-Men. It's actually pretty good, and pretty faithful to the comics as well. A helluva lot more than the McAvoy/Fassbender/Lawrence movies have been.
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Thu May 04, 2017 2:49 pm

I'm sure my view of X-Men is skewed since I don't and have never properly read the comics (one here and there); I had no idea what the Inhumans were until looking them up just now. :lol: I guess if I get desperate I can always go back to one of the cartoon series, even if none of them are quite what I'm looking for.
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Zunu » Sun May 07, 2017 6:27 pm

I haven't seen Iron Fist but at least judging from that trailer I think instead of a grand unified story I'd have preferred they just had gone with Matt+Jessica and Luke+IronFistGuy as two separate stories.
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Celedam » Sun May 07, 2017 10:44 pm

Iron Fist is certainly the weakest of the Netflix series, but it's not as bad as many people say. The two most common complaints are 1) the protagonist is too whiny and childish and 2) the fight choreography is boring.

Regarding the first… yeah, that's the premise. He had a bizarrely traumatic childhood, and at the first opportunity he tried to escape it and then return home to something familiar, only to discover that everything has changed. He's lost and confused and ill-equipped to deal with it. Duh.

Regarding the second… I think viewers are spoiled by big-budget, Matrix-style wire fu. In contrast, what's portrayed in Iron Fist is fairly realistic. The only thing superheroic about it is the "Iron Fist" power itself.
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby erilaz » Fri May 12, 2017 1:20 pm

Tokyo Idols is playing at the San Francisco Documentary Film Festival next month. I’ve bought my ticket for the Sunday screening.

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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Celedam » Sun May 14, 2017 4:04 am

So, about Attack on Titan episode #32… I feel like I had a workout after simply watching that.

Rage is a powerful thing. Rage channeled through martial arts… damn.
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Celedam » Tue May 16, 2017 7:46 am

Celedam wrote:
Nayoko-Kihara wrote:The more Marvel shows they make, as nice as they are (mostly), the more I realize I just want an X-Men show.

They're supposedly working on one, but "they" is Fox so it won't be set in the MCU.

And here we are…



It's a Bryan Singer production; it's set in Fox's X-Men universe (note the name-drops at 1:52), as opposed to Disney's MCU; it features a younger version of the character Blink from X-Men: Days of Future Past; and it also features a couple other classic X-Men characters, albeit with backstories that are completely different from their counterparts in the comics. (That's standard operating procedure for Singer at this point.)

Now for a crossover with Legion

I gotta wonder, though, how many viewers understand that the Fox and Disney universes are separate, and why. At the same time, I'm amused by the implicit "Avengers vs. X-Men" rivalry, which mirrors the comics in many ways.
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Postby Zunu » Tue May 16, 2017 9:54 am

That girl looked so naggingly familiar. She was "Master Bruce's" Galavant girlfriend on Gotham.

But the hell with all these Marvel mutants; when's my damned Elfen Lied live action coming out??? Casually amoral Maachan would make a perfect diclonius.
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