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sonofaresiii
Posted on: May 19 2018, 01:26 PM


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See rorshach why do you even need to clog up the board with new vegas threads, we already have great advice right here.
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sonofaresiii
Posted on: May 7 2018, 11:08 AM


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Did they do that thing where they do a meta-joke about how they're pretending to say good night but really everyone knows they're coming back for an encore?

Because I think they've done that shtick literally every single time I've seen them play. For like ten years they've been doing that joke.
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sonofaresiii
Posted on: May 7 2018, 09:56 AM


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QUOTE (dumbducky @ May 3 2018, 07:07 PM) *
The fact that I know they're all coming back just ruins the impact. If this is temporary, why should anyone care they died? Had they just picked a few they actually planned on killing off, it would be much more significant.


So I think this is worth addressing, because it's a really valid criticism and as a comics fan, something we've had to deal with ever since Superman un-died in the 90's.

Any time a character dies in comics, you know for absolute sure that if he's meaningful in any way whatsoever, he's eventually coming back. There's no question.

There was a saying once that the only permanent deaths in comics are Uncle Ben and Bucky. And, well.... yeah.

So the thing that's important to accept when dealing with character deaths in comic-related properties isn't whether or not their death has to be permanent to have any impact... it's the stories created about their deaths and during their absences that's important.

Spoiler-time:

Spider-Man is coming back in the MCU, we know that for absolute sure. So why is his death meaningful? Because Stark thinks he's dead. Stark gives his death meaning, not us. We see Stark feel that loss, and in the next movie we're going to watch how he's handling it and how it affects him.

Similarly, Cap went through years thinking his best friend had died. Finally, he gets Bucky back, and JUST when he finally gets Bucky cured... Bucky dies. We know he's not really dead, but Cap doesn't, and we get stories about Cap having to handle that.

It's the exact same as going into, say, Avengers 1 and we know for sure they're going to defeat Loki, but they don't know that so we still get to watch them struggle and act as if they might lose.



So I hope that perspective might help you enjoy the movie, and the ones to come, a little more. Their deaths aren't for us, it's for the characters in the movie, and we watch the fallout. Even if you know they're not dead, you can still enjoy the stories about them dying because you see how the other character are affected by it.

This really isn't something I was able to come to grips with until Snyder "killed" Batman in the comics a few years ago. I thought it was the dumbest thing ever to try to trick us when we all knew it was bullshit, until Snyder straight up said "Bruce Wayne is coming back as Batman, I just think it'll be interesting to see how Gotham City deals with his 'death' in the mean time."
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sonofaresiii
Posted on: May 6 2018, 09:09 PM


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QUOTE (hotsoup @ May 6 2018, 07:08 PM) *
Red Skull was recast. It's not Hugo Weaving playing him in Infinity War, it's Ross Marquand doing his best Hugo Weaving impression.



Well shit they fuckin' fooled me. It was really cool to see regardless.
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sonofaresiii
Posted on: May 6 2018, 04:43 PM


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In the first Captain America movie, he was the bad guy. He's basically Cap's arch-nemesis, he's like a super major bad guy villain in the comics so when he "died" (was transported away) at the end of Cap, we all knew it was inevitable he'd show up again somehow.

Except... rumors and even statements were pretty strong that Hugo Weaving hated being the red skull (I think he hated the make-up) so much he said he'd never do it again. So everyone was kinda like... well damn, I guess we're not seeing him again.

It was kind of this weird thing where it's crazy to have Captain America without the Red Skull, but the realities of hollywood kind of made it seem like it wasn't going to happen.

And then... yeah.

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Posted on: May 6 2018, 11:11 AM


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And yes I've intentionally stayed off here for the past week until I got to see it because I don't trust you assholes not to spoil it, even accidentally.
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Posted on: May 6 2018, 11:09 AM


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I don't know if I remember how to do spoiler tags here so SPOILERS for infinity war



So I just saw it. I really enjoyed it. I was a little disappointed that there were basically no surprises at all, I thought for sure they'd keep something big under wraps... Except, I did literally gasp when Red Skull showed up. Definitely wasn't expecting that and I thought hugo weaving was 100% done. That was really cool.

Besides that everything went exactly like I expected, even ending with the snap-- because fucking of course it would. Even if you didn't read the comics you had to know it ends with Thanos getting what he wanted and the next movie being about them having to un-fuck the universe. If anyone believed the Russos when they tried to convince everyone this was its own standalone movie without having actually said that... I mean come on.

But it being exactly what I expected didn't make it any less good. It did everything I expected, and did it all really well.

Super letdown that Hawkeye didn't make a surprise appearance, they were being really cagey about why he wasn't in any promo materials and I was expecting something more than just "Because he's not in the movie." I liked the theory that his family gets snapped so he shows up at the end super badass and pissed off. Ant-Man not being in it I understand, he has his own movie coming out in a few months.

Also, I really, REALLY wanted Spider-Man to get the black suit and the whole Spider-Man-less Venom movie to be a total red herring. Especially when Spidey GOES TO SPACE, I thought for sure it was gonna happen. I know that would've been crazy hard to keep secret, but I thought they found a way. Guess not. It would've absolutely broken my hype meter though. Zero interest in the venom movie now.



Anyway it's really good and they managed to mix all these different properties really, really well with great balance.
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sonofaresiii
Posted on: Apr 21 2018, 08:34 PM


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That's the one I said is coming after 350 days. I'm done with it, they just need to finish the editing, which got put on hold to finish three fifty. After three fifty is released they'll get back to it, it's definitely still coming out.
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Posted on: Apr 21 2018, 11:18 AM


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Okay so yeah. 350 Days will be coming to a theater near you (probably) on July 12th for one night. I think they said a couple hundred theaters, so probably most major cities-- I'll have a list when they get a list. No word yet on where it'll go after that, I believe they're going to use that night to decide where to distribute for home viewing.

It's a documentary with interviews and stories from professional wrestlers in the 70's and 80's about the 350 days (or more) a year a professional wrestler had to be on the road. I was cinematographer for several interviews and events for this movie, basically anything that was in the northeast area (none of the south or west coast stuff).

Fun fact: I am credited in this movie as Alex Graves. No one knows why. It may or may not be fixed by the time it gets released! But probably will be.

After that, another movie with this company, that I directed, will be finished and released, and I'll tell you more about that when I can. They basically put everything else on hold to get 350 days ready for theatrical release, and then they'll go back to the other movie. I haven't seen a cut of 350 days yet (maybe this weekend) but everyone who has seen it has had high praise. So if that's your kind of thing, you won't be disappointed, and if it's not your kind of thing you might enjoy it anyway. There are definitely some good stories and insight in there.
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sonofaresiii
Posted on: Apr 19 2018, 03:35 PM


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Yeah lost in space hits this weird spot where it's not really good enough to keep me actively engaged and sit down and just watch it

But it's not bad enough for me to put on as background TV either
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sonofaresiii
Posted on: Apr 13 2018, 03:44 PM


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So funny enough I just got a call about this and I'll have some news about it next Friday. Granted, the news is probably going to be "They're still working on it and it'll be done when it's done" but there ya go.

The one before it is very nearly finished with a theatrical release date for... sometime in July I think. The 12th maybe. I just shot a few scenes as a camera operator for that one though.
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Posted on: Apr 13 2018, 12:46 PM


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HA!
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sonofaresiii
Posted on: Apr 12 2018, 10:10 AM


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The scriptwriter only owns the rights to their script if... they owned it. If someone were to write a Spider-Man script say as a fan film, they wouldn't own that in any way shape or form because they never had permission to use Spider-Man. Now they might get away with producing their fan film and putting it on youtube if Sony/Marvel didn't care enough to shut it down, but they'd have 0 chance of suing Sony/Marvel for making another Spider-Man film, even if Sony/Marvel stumbled their way into making something similar to the fan film.

That's not to say there might not be other copyrightable elements, but like I said, the only other thing there is the concept of geocaching on your phone, and you can't copyright a concept (it would be patent), and sellout probably wouldn't be able to claim any rights to digital geocaching anyway as I'm sure that's already been done. Simply combining geocaching with a property isn't enough for any kind of intellectual property protection, and if it was it wouldn't apply to sellout anyway since he doesn't own the property.

If he had been the first person to combine geocaching with ARG on your phone with collectible monsters? I dunno man, maybe there's something patentable there but probably not, he's probably not even the first person to do it.

There's not really any... like... story elements or anything with the game, so nothing to copyright there, and even if there was I think (but I'm not sure) that his claim to a copyright would be void since it was a derivative work of property he didn't have permission to use.

When sellout started this, it was a cool idea for a fan game that probably would have flown under the radar of nintendo unless it got too big. Now, it would almost certainly be immediately shut down if he tries to do it. Bummer, I know... but if he just changes it to non-owned properties, he could probably still go ahead with it.
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sonofaresiii
Posted on: Apr 11 2018, 09:44 AM


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I'm just making sure you're asking whether or not he can claim intellectual theft on the intellectual property he used that was owned by someone else, or some other aspect. So it's relevant, because if you are talking about a claim against intellectual property that he never had permission to use, then no he would have no claim. If you're talking about, like, the concept of digital geocaching or something, then I'm still willing to bet no he would have no claim, but it would be more of a discussion I guess.
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Posted on: Apr 10 2018, 10:34 AM


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QUOTE (sonofaresiii @ Feb 5 2015, 11:42 PM) *
I asked a question about superman and doomsday on that sub once and the mods got mad at me.



it wasn't even about super powers or anything, i was just using them as analogies for an actual science question


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Posted on: Apr 9 2018, 11:11 AM


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You mean regarding the intellectual property he didn't have permission to use?
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Posted on: Apr 8 2018, 05:31 PM


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I don't know how much I can say, but my part in it is done, besides maybe some eventual promotion and maaaaaybe some reshoots/additional footage if that comes up. The production company has another big release in the pipeline before this, last I heard that one was done and ready to be viewed before christmas and we've just been playing phone tag since, so I'm not absolutely sure what's going on.

But it's not dead, it's just... taking a while.

Oh also funny enough, I picked up saying y'all while I was waiting tables too, because it made me seem more folksy I guess, and relatable. That wasn't the south though, but Indiana is basically the south, it's just that no one ever told them they weren't.
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Posted on: Apr 4 2018, 08:10 AM


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We do this so rarely now we've effectively stopped. I did watch midnight cowboy last month though, it was... Fine I guess.
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Posted on: Apr 4 2018, 08:09 AM


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Three goddamn years and they still haven't got this fucking thing released
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Posted on: Mar 18 2018, 12:39 AM


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I've played this game a few times now. I do not particularly care for it.

Also, they made a Batman version.

That almost made me care for it.
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Posted on: Mar 11 2018, 10:46 AM


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Posted on: Mar 7 2018, 07:41 AM


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Finally had the opportunity to see Black Panther. Really enjoyed it. Lots of cool stuff, maybe the worst anyone can say about it is that it's a bit predictable, but that's gotta be expected. Boseman really did a great job and they made Black Panther really cool in his own right, not just "The black guy in marvel comics who isn't luke cage"

Also got to see wonder woman since it hit hbo, it was alright. Didn't think it was great, didn't think it was very bad, probably the best of the current DC movie universe. I haven't seen justice league, though I suspect it won't top wonder woman. Chris Pine is so weird to watch, because at any given time it'll feel like he's totally phoning it in and doesn't care at all, then the very next scene he'll knock it out of the park.
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Posted on: Feb 28 2018, 11:09 AM


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Dexter started off really, really strong and I loved it. Then it kind of went downhill around season 3 or 4, and I lost interest. I heard it got better when Lithgow shows up, then ends REALLY shitty.

It's really hard for me to get interested in a show that I know has a bad ending.
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Posted on: Feb 26 2018, 08:29 PM


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How was it?
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Posted on: Feb 21 2018, 12:07 PM


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That said though, all the behind the scenes shit, the switching of directors, reshoots, lack of marketing and release date changes, all that has me pretty wary. But I hope Ron Howard knows how to handle it.
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