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General Misc. / Re: Board Games and Miniatures
« Last post by H on September 15, 2020, 02:21:57 pm »
Anyone else remember this old game?  Seems they are up to something soon.

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General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« Last post by TaoHorror on September 10, 2020, 04:31:43 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9xhJrPXop4&feature=emb_logo

Dune trailer

I heard a rumor they might not put the movie out until next year though, because people just aren't going to theaters enough for it to likely recoup what was spent on it.

I was hoping the same day movie on demand thing would catch on ( you pay something like $30 if you want to see movies out now ), but I guess it didn't. I would pay that for this thing.
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General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« Last post by H on September 10, 2020, 12:13:27 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9xhJrPXop4&feature=emb_logo

Dune trailer

I heard a rumor they might not put the movie out until next year though, because people just aren't going to theaters enough for it to likely recoup what was spent on it.
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General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« Last post by H on September 10, 2020, 12:11:47 pm »
Was wondering about Lovecraft Country - couldn't figure out if it was good or just a cheap horror flick. Good enough, you say?

Definitely depends on what you want out of it.  It isn't cheap horror but also isn't high drama.  Sort of a mix, which might be off-putting to some.
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General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« Last post by themerchant on September 09, 2020, 07:54:15 pm »
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General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« Last post by TaoHorror on September 08, 2020, 07:57:44 pm »
Raised By Wolves and Lovecraft Country.  Neither is perfect, but entertaining enough to watch.

Was wondering about Lovecraft Country - couldn't figure out if it was good or just a cheap horror flick. Good enough, you say?
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General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« Last post by H on September 08, 2020, 01:57:33 pm »
Raised By Wolves and Lovecraft Country.  Neither is perfect, but entertaining enough to watch.
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General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« Last post by TaoHorror on September 02, 2020, 12:40:28 pm »
Blade Runner 2049

Taking Q to a thread. The Q scrolled past some of your stuff, SmilerLoki - would enjoy you rehashing here if you want. In response to your point that they should've dropped the Harrison Ford character ( Deckard ). I didn't think of that, what it would be like without him - didn't come across as forced to me, seemed pretty good. His name helps the movie, ofc. But was he necessary - maybe not, but I found his performance entertaining, though it was overly done.

Movie and cinematography was very very cool - but it could've been more exciting. The ending kinda thumped and wasn't the beautiful Roy Batty monologue the first one had.



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Literature / Re: Yearly Reading Targets 2020
« Last post by Wilshire on August 31, 2020, 11:16:50 pm »
So August was a slow month, only got to one more, but hey it was a non-fiction (which I actually finished) so maybe that counts for something?

Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive by Peter M. Vishton (26)

The title is a bad start - "scientific secrets" is just a dumb hook, and "thrive" I suspect will be a buzz word I will come to despise. Despite that, it was a very interesting book. More like a series of 20 TED talks, each was pretty informative for the aspiring parent. He does a good job explaining current science, reasoning behind it (ie tests, which ones, how many, if they're any good), but also opposition arguments and potential confounding variables. Good for your average person wanting to understand things, rather than simply being told right or wrong, or being given a simple rule list to follow.

I think I'll try to finish out Acts of Cain. Cain Black Knife could be interesting. But also I got the 'first' (publication order) Pern book in a bogo, so maybe I'll do that instead... We'll see.
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