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Old 01-04-2010, 08:37 AM   #11
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Speaking of "holy sh**!:"

The kid and I went to IMAX on New Year's Eve to see "Avatar." Wow. I've seen several IMAX films before, one or two in 3D. But this film just blew me away. The 3D was done so well that it was unnoticed, until something came out into the theater. The transitions from live action to CG, and the CG/live action integration, were so imperceptable that you completely ignored that it was there. Cameron had to build an entire ship in a studio to get the effects he wanted in Titanic, but it appears the state of the art in CG is now at a point where a film maker can do pretty much what they want, or whatever they can imagine.

If you have an IMAX in your area, don't miss this film.
Ya, it was a Visual Feast. But gave me and the Wife a headache. There are still a few "flaws" in the 3D (primarily due to focal-points and viewing-angles, I believe).

The "Story"? I think they should have Nuked it from Orbit, just to be sure.
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:19 AM   #12
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Given yours I expected you to love such a puerile and stupid story.
And what comments did I make on "the story" that indicated I loved it? None at all. Like Titanic, it was the filmaking techniques and technology in Avatar that I enjoyed, not the story, as I said in my post.

Try reading the posts before making your comments on them. It makes for a more interesting discussion.
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:24 AM   #13
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And what comments did I make on "the story" that indicated I loved it? None at all. Like Titanic, it was the filmaking techniques and technology in Avatar that I enjoyed, not the story, as I said in my post.

Try reading the posts before making your comments on them. It makes for a more interesting discussion.
Don't bullshyt me. That movie was pure "Kill Whitey". I know you loved it. I'll bet you have a full set of Pam Grier movies.

I do too.
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:32 AM   #14
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Don't bullshyt me. That movie was pure "Kill Whitey". I know you loved it. I'll bet you have a full set of Pam Grier movies.

I do too.
I'm guessing your reasons for having Pam Grier movies are much different than Ken's.
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:53 AM   #15
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Don't bullshyt me. That movie was pure "Kill Whitey". I know you loved it. I'll bet you have a full set of Pam Grier movies.

I do too.
If Pam Grier is the alien hottie; I'd be happy to borrow some disks. With or without the tail! Sigourney Weaver is getting a bit long in the tooth...

You should have seen my kid squirming when he noticed all the sideboob he was seeing on the alien chicks. National Geographic In Outer Space!
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:05 AM   #16
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Alien side boob? guess I'll have to sit through that tripe after all, I'm still thinking about the Borg Queen. I just watched District 9 which was pretty cool however I don't have a flatty. My old Sony Trinitron is still working fine and I'm too "frugal" to buy another TV unless this one or the one in my room quits
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:58 AM   #17
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The transitions from live action to CG, and the CG/live action integration, were so imperceptable that you completely ignored that it was there.
I dunno - I saw the previews and it still has that CGI "cartoon" look to me. The characters seemed to have that artificial "flow" when they moved. I didn't see any jumping in the previews, so I don't know if they have that "sproinginess", too.

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it appears the state of the art in CG is now at a point where a film maker can do pretty much what they want, or whatever they can imagine.
Dunno about that, either. I still think that no CGI has ever surpassed Jurassic Park. I just never got that cartoony feeling from that. But maybe that's because I never saw a real dinosaur. The worst CGI was the aircraft in Pearl Harbor and Enemy at the Gates. Totally took me out of Enemy at the Gates (Pearl Harbor took me out of Pearl Harbor. What a POS.)

I'm pretty torn about seeing Avatar. Everybody says to see it just because it's so pretty, but I hate to reward lazy, stupid writing. Especially the "sensitive white guy teaches perfect native people how to be even better perfect native people and is accepted by perfect native people because of his very non-white-guy sensitivity" crap. I don't like paying money for rich white liberals' spiritual masturbation fantasies.
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:12 PM   #18
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Oh, I forgot - when I hooked up the HD DVR, I was getting every single premium movie channel. I didn't know if it was a mistake or if they just give you a taste, so I loaded up the DVR. It only lasted two days, but I got some flicks I've been curious about:

Alien vs. Predator: Requiem - very, very bad. Too bloody, too mean, no humor or true excitement. But the Predalien was pretty cool.

City of Ember - very, very dull.

Hankock (stupid censor) - surprisingly good. I can't believe this got such poor reviews. We were laughing ourselves silly, and there's a surprise twist that made me yell "WTF"? And Jason Bateman again plays a widower with a son who dates Charlize Theron in a story with a character who has a hook for a hand.

3:10 to Yuma - A Western with Christian Bale and Russell Crowe. It would have been impossible for it not to be awesome.

Death Race - Jason Statham, armored sports cars with machine guns and rocket launchers, and explosions. If you don't like it you're gay.
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I'm guessing your reasons for having Pam Grier movies are much different than Ken's.
Wrong! Foxy Brown against the white oppressors! Power to the people!
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Congrats on the new bling! Let us know how the porn works out.
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