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BYOB – Apolitical

Yeah… we’re almost there.
No… I’m not going to stop just because we’re close.
Yeah… by the end of next week, you will see the last political post in here for a long while.

9 Responses to “BYOB – Apolitical”

  1. mutinyco says:

    On the contrary. The moment this is over, the topic will shift to the other race: Oscar.

  2. hcat says:

    Has anyone purchased one of those Roku boxes to stream netflix films? Looking into putting one on my christmas list but want to know how well they work.

  3. It’s like that song from Halloween #: Season of the Witch: “5 more days until movie talk, movie talk. 5 more days until movie talk, movie talk.”
    You get the idea.

  4. mutinyco says:

    Silver Shamrock…

  5. Chucky in Jersey says:

    Gotta love Megaplex Theatres in Utah. First they show the wrong movie to an audience expecting HSM3. Then they ban “Zack and Miri” because of the title.
    Family values indeed.

  6. Nick Rogers says:

    Hcat: Buddy of mine has the Roku and loves it. Me, I’m just happy that starting Monday, Netflix will allow streaming for Mac OS users such as myself.

  7. hcat says:

    Can’t believe they are actually remaking this, and that Sam Jackson is playing Sho ’nuff.
    I rewatch the original every few years and it’s still mildly fun in a Beastmaster, Return of Captain Invicible vein. The funniest part is a two line role from William Macy.
    “You are the last dragon you possess the power of the glow”

  8. LexG says:

    “55/125.” — LexG.

  9. jeffmcm says:

    Obviously I didn’t stroke your ego enough re: cinematography and color timing, so it had to come back to this garbage.

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“Well, actually, of that whole group that I call the post-60s anti-authority auteurs, a lot of them came from television. Peckinpah’s the only one whose television work represents his feature work. I mean, like the only one. Mark Rydell can direct a really good episode of ‘Gunsmoke’ and Michael Ritchie can direct a really good episode of ‘The Big Valley,’ but they don’t necessarily look like The Candidate. But Peckinpah’s stuff, even the scripts he wrote that he didn’t even direct, have a Peckinpah feel – the way I think there’s a Corbucci West – suggest a Peckinpah West. That even in his random episodes that he wrote for ‘Gunsmoke’ – it’s right there.”
~ Quentin Tarantino

“The thought is interrupted by an odd interlude. We are speaking in the side room of Casita, a swish and fairly busy Italian bistro in Aoyama – a district of Tokyo usually so replete with celebrities that they spark minimal fuss. Kojima’s fame, however, exceeds normal limits and adoring staff have worked out who their guest is. He stops mid-sentence and points up towards the speakers, delighted. The soft jazz that had been playing discreetly across the restaurant’s dark, hardwood interior has suddenly been replaced with the theme music from some of Kojima’s hit games. Harry Gregson-Williams’ music is sublime in its context but ‘Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots’ is not, Kojima acknowledges, terribly restauranty. He pauses, adjusting a pair of large, blue-framed glasses of his own design, and returns to the way in which games have not only influenced films, but have also changed the way in which people watch them. “There are stories being told [in cinema] that my generation may find surprising but which the gamer generation doesn’t find weird at all,” he says.
~ Hideo Kojima