NTHstars

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  1. It was dreadful. Just dreadful. I wanted to see Flash, not whatever that was. They broke up last episode, then get back together again one episode later, to top off the awfulness. I just had to endure Grey's Anatomy's singing episode with my wife, so this was more punishment.
  2. Here is a Signature Series book today... With FREE SHIPPING Signed by Stan Lee and Neal Adams. Has been pressed. X-men 59, 9.4, off-white to white pages, $549 or BO The rules: Can take Paypal or a check OR A MONEY ORDER (shipped upon clearance of a check OR MONEY ORDER). No probs, no HOFers. Domestic U.S. shipping is free via priority mail. Will ship to Canada and UK at cost. Payment is expected with 48 hours unless discussed via PM otherwise. First take it gets it. PMs are welcome but take its trump those (no take its in PMs please---they will not count). The scans to follow are of the comic advertised, front and back. If I get busy at work I may not be able to respond right away, but I will ASAP. OFFERS ARE WELCOME My sig is my kudos thread. Thank you for your interest!
  3. The public has no idea about the Vulture. If it's done right it will work, but the idea of the Vulture does nothing by itself. The actor and -script have to make it happen.
  4. Just watched this week's episode. Hmmm...so Zoom gave a big speech about planning the use of and killing of the other Jay, saying he convinced him to let himself be killed...was that a lie? I ask because when Zoom killed Jay, the show later (end episode 15) showed Zoom's reaction, which included him taking off his mask and saying, woebegone, "This… is a complication." Seemingly the intent of the scene was to indicate it was a mistake that he killed Jay, though it was a big who-is-Zoom reveal at the same time obviously. Plot hole...or???
  5. "However, Downey Jr. only agreed to appear in the film if they changed the name to 'The Spectacular Spiderman', as they had originally trial ballooned, causing CGC boardies who will remain unnamed to buy Spectacular Spiderman #1 9.8."
  6. One nice Signature Series book today... With FREE SHIPPING Signed by Stan Lee and Neal Adams. Has been pressed. X-men 59, 9.4, off-white to white pages, $549 or BO $499 or BO The rules: Can take Paypal or a check OR A MONEY ORDER (shipped upon clearance of a check OR MONEY ORDER). No probs, no HOFers. Domestic U.S. shipping is free via priority mail. Will ship to Canada and UK at cost. Payment is expected with 48 hours unless discussed via PM otherwise. First take it gets it. PMs are welcome but take its trump those (no take its in PMs please---they will not count). The scans to follow are of the comic advertised, front and back. If I get busy at work I may not be able to respond right away, but I will ASAP. OFFERS ARE WELCOME My sig is my kudos thread. Thank you for your interest!
  7. Mad Max was almost rewarded for not having a plot. Basically it's a sequence of action scenes strung together, which makes for a fantastic action movie, but, as indicated, it has no real plot. So there are no distractions from the action from a plot. The only distractions for me in Star Wars were a few things I saw as plot problems. So, having less ambition and just executing a minimal plot has been rewarded.
  8. Glad to see Star Wars got a Best Picture nomination. OH WAIT. You know, they expanded the field for Best Picture after The Dark Knight wasn't nominated, so popcorn flicks with critical support could potentially get noms, but it just hasn't worked out. Makes you wonder if the only way to do it is by following the Lord of the Rings model, put out three movies in quick succession, each one being great, so the buzz accumulates to the point the Academy is bowled over. So...maybe movie #3 in the new trilogy will do the trick. HECK, THEY NOMINATED MAD MAX FOR GODSAKES. Plot-Go through the desert this way, then go through the desert back the other way, meanwhile shooting a bunch of ultra-cool fight scenes. End movie.
  9. God I hope not...would they really mimic ESB that far? Jim If people would be willing to pay to see it five or more times, the Disney powers-that-be would fart in their own faces. IMHO At Disney they call that a Steamboat Willie.
  10. Rey: "Luke, you're my father!...Right? Because otherwise I'm, like, confused."
  11. I see the media covered Ricky Gervais arriving to host the Golden Globes yesterday.
  12. Snoke is Jedi for . Yikes! Is that a gigantic hologram in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
  13. One man's nitpicking is another's critical thinking. Critical thinking isn't new, or unfortunate. Of course not all criticism is worth much .
  14. Agreed. The movies should be able to stand on their own. The vast majority of viewers are not going to read the books. P.S. And how did the stormtrooper janitor know where the thermal ossilator was on the new death star, the one thing that could destroy the weapon? Secret information is not shared throughout an entire military, it is kept close with only those who have to know it. Its like if the Manhattan project was known about by janitors during World War II.
  15. Just watched Star Wars again. Some of my plot hole concerns melted away on second viewing, as I do believe Rey's amazing speed learning the Force (and everything else) will be explained. I still think the First Order wasn't handled well. As others have said, they seem mindlessly mean, another obvious Nazi copy. And do they actually represent a civilization and have cities, or are they just a roving army that go around killing people not part of their army? If not, where do the resources come from to build their armies (stealing, I guess?). Why would they appeal to anyone? Maybe it's just about subjugation and the dark side imprisons them in evil, like the stormtroopers who are now apparently stolen children, but that isn't obvious. Why does Emo Vader believe his shamelessly evil First Order is better than the resistance, that the dark is better than the light? Even Vader bailed on it, which he should know or be able to sense. And yes, we are treated to poorly defended Death Star #3, taken down even easier than the first two. But the movie as a whole played better second time around. I agree that some cleverness to disguise the evil of the First Order would've produced a more interesting villain.
  16. Sorry to burst the 1976 bubble, but that can't be from 1976 with a Time Magazine quote about the movie on it. The movie is from 1977. There's a 1976 in the book because they're telling you when it was first printed for copyright purposes, but that particular copy is later. This site shows a similar copy as a 6th printing. http://www.rebelscum.com/30thAnn_EU.asp Yeah, after I looked through it a little more I found reference to a 1977 2nd edition, so maybe that's what it is. Anyway, I'm glad I found it. At least it's close to the original movie airing and kind of takes me back to those early days, when the movie was revolutionizing the movie industry.
  17. Anyone who has been married or lived with someone and then broke up has been met at the door with a box before. It usually starts with "I was cleaning out the xxx and found this xxx". After seven-plus years my ex-wife keeps finding boxes of my stuff. Today she met me with two boxes of books. Contained within one was my sister's original Star Wars novel from 1976 I thought it had met its maker. It's in decent shape, pictures from New Hope are within.
  18. Pretty much sounds like what the guy in the video says it is. Can someone just play as another character in the same situation and see what he says, or is this a scripted scenario?
  19. Yeah, but it would have been the same dialog. The prequels have already ended a few acting careers (or at least tarnished them), would it have been any different with Dicaprio? Bad writing is bad writing, it is very hard to polish a turd. True. He turned them down for a reason. His project decision making might be the best in Hollywood. Of course getting offered all the best roles doesn't hurt. Taking a look, Leo was probably filming "The Beach" instead of "Phantom Menace". One of his few duds. Then instead of "Attack of the Clones" he did "Catch Me If You Can" and "Gangs of New York", both superior films. Then during "Revenge of the Sith" he was probably shooting "The Aviator" and "The Departed". I loved Sith, the other two prequels, . "Departed" won best picture, "Aviator" was up for it. Overall, Leo came out ahead. He knows what he's doing, as his career arc is almost unmatched.