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by Adam Bertocci
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: On/Off Topic
Topic: ITT: Even More Crickets...
Replies: 21
Views: 345

Re: ITT: Even More Crickets...

I loved making fancy DVDs with DVD Studio Pro, which I guess I won't be doing much of seeing as Apple killed it and never made a replacement.

I don't know how to make a fancy Blu-Ray with custom menus and such. I don't know if you can even buy a program that does such a thing.
by Adam Bertocci
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:30 pm
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Topic: ITT: Most Complete TV Series of ALL TIME?
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: ITT: Most Complete TV Series of ALL TIME?

"Frasier" ran 11 seasons and there's no season you have to make an excuse for. Granted, there are individual bad episodes, and one arc in particular I find a trial to watch (six or seven episodes with Jean Smart as a guest star character who rubs me the wrong way somehow). And there's generally one ...
by Adam Bertocci
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:52 pm
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Topic: Obligatory "The Last Jedi" Thread...
Replies: 13
Views: 795

Re: Obligatory "The Last Jedi" Thread...

NO SPOILERS When it was over I turned to my viewing companions and said "There's a lot to take in here." That's a good thing, I think. I agree with Bryan about not feeling excited for the next movie, but I think I know why. I have no idea what the next movie will be. None at all. After we saw TPM an...
by Adam Bertocci
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:18 pm
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Topic: "Till Death Do Us Part" c.2000
Replies: 12
Views: 664

Re: "Till Death Do Us Part" c.2000

I don't think I ever saw this one! This is the first time I've heard 'Quaylar' in ages, I mused, and then the name 'Natalie' came along. Really having some fun with the names there, ha ha! I liked the tough chick who played Natalie. I liked what you did with light vs. shadow as the film went on. I t...
by Adam Bertocci
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:26 am
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Topic: Ewan Me (McGregor) c.2004
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Ewan Me (McGregor) c.2004

I guess I somehow missed this one.

Man, that logo brought back some memories.

Audio's a problem.

I really liked the rooms and how you dressed them… it had a lot of texture, it was visually interesting and still clearly read as a girl's room, all those wacky pillows and animal prints, ha ha.
by Adam Bertocci
Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:31 pm
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Topic: Untitled Australian Roadtrip Movie
Replies: 20
Views: 1536

Re: Untitled Australian Roadtrip Movie

Remember when setting up an IMDB page was a massive effort and getting an IMDB page meant you were treated as a god? I used to be sort of the IMDB Fairy for student film at Northwestern, tracking down which films had gotten into fests and getting them listings and adding everyone's name. For years ...
by Adam Bertocci
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:01 pm
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Topic: ITT: We cheat on NP2k
Replies: 14
Views: 722

Re: ITT: We cheat on NP2k

Reddit. That's about it. And I read a lot of Twitter, but I don't have, like, a million e-friendships there. I also read the comment threads at Birth Movies Death, but I don't post (I don't even have an account)—still, lot of actual decent discussion there. I got de-modded from TFN for not showing u...
by Adam Bertocci
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: On/Off Topic
Topic: The "I just watched a movie" thread
Replies: 328
Views: 34603

Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

Last movie I saw in theatres was "mother!", a movie people either love or hate. I'm in the love camp. My most recent 'movie nobody's heard of I'm recommending like a madman' is "Girl Asleep", a quirky Australian comedy with fantastical elements. I'm blatantly copy-pasting this from Facebook: This is...
by Adam Bertocci
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:59 pm
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Topic: Sci-Fi novel recommendations
Replies: 75
Views: 12952

Re: Sci-Fi novel recommendations

1. Star Wars has a lot of fantasy elements to it, almost more in common with epic fantasy than most hard sci-fi or space opera. This is why I have such a fondness for the 1976 novelization of ANH. It's a version of the story that _thinks_ the movie is something more like hard sci-fi. It's Star Wars...
by Adam Bertocci
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:25 pm
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Topic: Untitled Australian Roadtrip Movie
Replies: 20
Views: 1536

Re: Untitled Australian Roadtrip Movie

Had you been to these places in Australia before? I mean, did you have ideas of the visuals and how it was all gonna look on the roads and such before you went, or was the idea to be surprised by the visuals and just find places to shoot as you went? As for people being nice on the road - you know, ...
by Adam Bertocci
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:04 pm
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Topic: In which we discuss the things for which we are paid...
Replies: 99
Views: 13185

Re: In which we discuss the things for which we are paid...

Put my hand in on two more feature edits this year, albeit in limited capacity: "The Dirty Kind", a 1970s-ish scummy-criminals and crusading-detective-who-gets-rolled movie — supervising editor "The Garden Left Behind", a drama about a trans woman who drives a cab, featuring Michael Madsen and Ed As...
by Adam Bertocci
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: On/Off Topic
Topic: The "I just watched a movie" thread
Replies: 328
Views: 34603

Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

Faldor wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:32 am
She'll always be that bird from "28 Days Later" ;)
You know, I never saw that.
by Adam Bertocci
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:45 am
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Topic: The "I just watched a movie" thread
Replies: 328
Views: 34603

Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

I finally got around to "Moonlight" and want to make some notes, as I suspect I'll want to discuss these topics when I do my annual "Oscar-winning movies I watched this year" post. I liked how it bent some rules of Hollywood storytelling. It's almost three smaller films in one than it is one movie. ...
by Adam Bertocci
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:25 pm
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Topic: The Hell With This Podcast #32 - The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
Replies: 1
Views: 429

Re: The Hell With This Podcast #32 - The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

I liked this movie all right, but my line about it is, this is the movie people who don't like Gilliam imagine when they think of Gilliam.

"The Zero Theorem" is far more successful in my opinion.

… Although I haven't seen either since theaters. (erk)
by Adam Bertocci
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:40 pm
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Topic: The Hell With This Podcast #29 - It Follows
Replies: 10
Views: 811

Re: The Hell With This Podcast #29 - It Follows

My favorite film of its year, and I'm not much of a horror guy.
by Adam Bertocci
Sat May 13, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: On/Off Topic
Topic: TV: What are you currently watching?
Replies: 228
Views: 30861

Re: TV: What are you currently watching?

I don't subscribe to Hulu but it's probably good that I won't see Handmaid's Tale until all the thinkpieces about Art In the Age of Trump calm down. Big exciting week in TV for the Adamster; three live musicals announced this week. I eat that shit up with a spoon. "Jesus Christ Superstar" in particu...
by Adam Bertocci
Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: On/Off Topic
Topic: The "I just watched a movie" thread
Replies: 328
Views: 34603

Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

"In the Treetops" - copy-and-pasted from my Facebook post because I'm lazy It ain't gonna be my top movie of the year or anything, but a fellow wants to get behind a good movie that's obscure. The fact that such a strong film was made by college students (UNC School of the Arts) is awfully impressiv...
by Adam Bertocci
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:44 pm
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Topic: Happy Birthday Chad!
Replies: 4
Views: 595

Re: Happy Birthday Chad!

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by Adam Bertocci
Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: On/Off Topic
Topic: The "I just watched a movie" thread
Replies: 328
Views: 34603

Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

I attempted to watch "Ishtar" today.

It's not God-awful as its reputation suggests. It's just a bore. Elaine May is not in her wheelhouse and it shows. But if it hadn't cost so much, if the behind-the-scenes stories hadn't been so grand, it would have just been a forgotten, crummy movie.
by Adam Bertocci
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: On/Off Topic
Topic: The ones that got away...
Replies: 6
Views: 769

Re: The ones that got away...

Only one project of mine fits that bill: "And the Earth Will Be Lost to the Flames" … which just lined up its third festival screening. Let me explain. It's a deadpan comedy about a doomsday prophet, you know the type, end-of-the-world signs and stuff. We would interview her in her apartment, but al...