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by Mike
Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: On/Off Topic
Topic: The "I just watched a movie" thread
Replies: 340
Views: 48289

Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

Chad Peter wrote:Is Lalaland even out anywhere else? lol... feels like it's an LA-only release... (how ironic?)
I don't think so. I really want to see it, but as far as I can tell I'd have to fly out to LA to do so. Recursion much?
by Mike
Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:42 pm
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Topic: The Hell With This Podcast - Master List
Replies: 61
Views: 10500

Re: Chad & Mark's Untitled Podcast - Master List

Really, REALLY looking forward to "Things to do in Denver When you're Dead."

That is all.
by Mike
Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:33 pm
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Topic: New Toys thread
Replies: 21
Views: 2339

Re: New Toys thread

Chad Peter wrote:haha, well if a wife and kids are involved, you're already fucked! lol...
Supportive Chad is supportive.
by Mike
Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:19 pm
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Topic: The "I just watched a movie" thread
Replies: 340
Views: 48289

Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

Chad Peter wrote:Amazing the differences in class and presentation in the 60's vs. today.
I think that would just depress the fuck out of me.
by Mike
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:23 am
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Topic: mobygratis - Moby's free music for indie film
Replies: 7
Views: 1002

mobygratis - Moby's free music for indie film

Welcome to mobygratis. This site is a resource for independent and non-profit filmmakers, film students, and anyone in need of free music for their independent, non-profit film, video, or short. Moby has made a selection of over 150 tracks from his huge catalog of music available to licence for fre...
by Mike
Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:49 pm
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Topic: Sci-Fi novel recommendations
Replies: 75
Views: 16456

Re: Sci-Fi novel recommendations

Chad Peter wrote:I'd raise my hand here, but lets be honest. Me? Read?
It happens when work isn't stress-testing-you-to-failure...you've gotten through most of the stuff I've sent you, which is pretty damn good. Though I'd prioritize the latest Gibson over this one.
by Mike
Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:14 pm
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Topic: Sci-Fi novel recommendations
Replies: 75
Views: 16456

Re: Sci-Fi novel recommendations

One of his first books is "Agent To The Stars" about aliens making first contact with humanity via a Hollywood agency to help improve their PR. Really fun stuff. Overall good read - awesome premise, somewhat flawed execution, funny as hell industry-insider snarky comments - and now I have a book th...
by Mike
Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:55 pm
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Topic: Forum updated
Replies: 8
Views: 988

Re: Forum updated

Out of context quotes:
Chad Peter wrote:Let me know if you see anything weird.
Wait, what?
Chad Peter wrote:Seems functional.
Who?
by Mike
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:11 pm
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Topic: Sci-Fi novel recommendations
Replies: 75
Views: 16456

Re: Sci-Fi novel recommendations

Fuzzy Nation does a really good job of making the protagonist sympathetic as he has a lot to gain from the mining rights but also the only person with a relationship with the creatures. It's a "remake" of a novel from the sixties that was considered a bit... racist. So there's more to it than an ot...
by Mike
Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:09 am
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Topic: Sci-Fi novel recommendations
Replies: 75
Views: 16456

Re: Sci-Fi novel recommendations

You could just dream that you finished all those book and wake up in a reality where you had! [/Call Back] I've been reading more John Scalzi. One of his first books is "Agent To The Stars" about aliens making first contact with humanity via a Hollywood agency to help improve their PR. Really fun s...
by Mike
Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:29 pm
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Topic: Sci-Fi novel recommendations
Replies: 75
Views: 16456

Re: Sci-Fi novel recommendations

Chad Peter wrote:Now if only I would spend the time to finish the other six books I'm currently mid-read on... -_-
As far as I could tell, you've even cut sleep out of schedule because of time constraints...Also, Gibson's "The Peripheral."
by Mike
Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:28 pm
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Topic: Sci-Fi novel recommendations
Replies: 75
Views: 16456

Re: Sci-Fi novel recommendations

Chad Peter wrote:If you had to suggest only one of these... which one wins?
Daemon. I really, really like the premise behind Directive 51, but it raises some questions that you have to suffer through the next two books for, and they suck.
by Mike
Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:19 pm
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Topic: Sci-Fi novel recommendations
Replies: 75
Views: 16456

Re: Sci-Fi novel recommendations

A couple End-of-the-World novels that were very well done. The technical acuity is sound. Daniel Suarez's "Daemon" and John Barnes's "Directive 51." Semi-spoilers ahead... Daemon: A mesh network near-AI is unleashed by using "an army of teen gamers to beta test the operating system of a new civiliza...
by Mike
Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:32 pm
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Topic: In which we discuss the things for which we are paid...
Replies: 99
Views: 16362

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

In case you didn't see it (I know it was forced upon some of you) - A title sequence I animated with a lovely guy called Lee Daniels for a computer game based TV show here in the UK - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isiHO5KwgC4 Took about a month and I drew about 95% of the elements in Microsoft Pa...
by Mike
Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:29 pm
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Topic: The "I just watched a movie" thread
Replies: 340
Views: 48289

Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

Nic wrote:Nah. Honestly not a huge fan of Amy Adams, although I think she's decent enough. The movie was cerebral, which is my favorite kind of movie.
...aaand that's a review that shoots a movie to my "must-see" list, which basically never happens.
by Mike
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:46 pm
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Topic: In this thread, we talk about...
Replies: 9
Views: 1514

Re: In this thread, we talk about...

I miss having an assistant. So when I'd say something like "Get me a box of kittens to kill," I'd be able to vent my anger and frustration without having to explain time away going to the pet store. To, you know, kill kittens. Wait, what? Where were we?
by Mike
Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:02 pm
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Topic: TV: What are you currently watching?
Replies: 228
Views: 41020

Re: TV: What are you currently watching?

Chad Peter wrote:On the plus side, you'll be able to watch it when you come visit... assuming you're not on foot somewhere.
If by "on foot somewhere" you mean ensconced in the Iliad Bookshop, fucking around on the Monkey Island at the LA Zoo, or passed out in the shadow of the Hollywood sign, sure.
by Mike
Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:31 pm
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Topic: TV: What are you currently watching?
Replies: 228
Views: 41020

Re: TV: What are you currently watching?

I don't recall ever seeing the original movie, outside of a few things here and there. You? The guy who orders a very dry vodka martini at the Westworld bar ends up being hunted by Yul Brynner. Seems fitting. Things went awry at Westworld's parent company's other resorts, Medieval World and Roman W...
by Mike
Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: On/Off Topic
Topic: The "I just watched a movie" thread
Replies: 340
Views: 48289

Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

Nic wrote:Jennifer Lawrence actually came from a movie called "Winter's Bone", which is SPECTACULAR and vastly superior to anything she's done since.
Wow. That was absolutely amazing. "Spectacular" is the only adjective that does it justice. Good call.
by Mike
Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:28 pm
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Topic: TV: What are you currently watching?
Replies: 228
Views: 41020

Re: TV: What are you currently watching?

Got around to "Stranger Things." Yeah, everybody's take on it is spot-on.