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Movie nights every Friday at https://cytu.be/r/OverlookTheater

TV nights every Wednesday at https://cytu.be/r/ZZZTV

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please don't suck
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>>1801 (OP) 
What happened? Did they announced a remake?

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Check for weekly movie nights.
Every Friday at 5pm PDT - 7pm CDT - 8pm EDT

At: https://cytu.be/r/OverlookTheater
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Now Playing: WALL·E
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8kot's pick is 'Leaving Las Vegas.'
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leaving las vegas is kino
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I've never seen it. Well I guess I will now.
Blam do you have a shortlist of spooky movies for pre and post for all next month?

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We have movie nights, we have bad movie nights, but we don't have TV nights. Therefore I'm going to do a little pilot hue program here to see if there's enough interest.
WHAT: Watch TV shows with fellow anons
WHERE: https://cytu.be/r/ZZZTV
WHEN: Wednesday nights at 7:00 EST. Check last pic if you're confused.
WHY: It helps to pad out the long week between the biweekly gamenights and weekend movie nights.
For week 1, we'll have the following:
>Cubicle denizen Dilbert toils away at Path-E-Tech which makes undefined products. The focus is on his survival amongst a moronic boss, hostile co-workers and his malevolent pet, Dogbert.
Miami Vice
>Esplendent with authentic 1980s music, fashion, and vibe, "Miami Vice" follows two undercover detectives and their extended team through the mean streets of Miami, Florida.
>Ten survival "experts" attempt to survive alone. The winner receives $500,000.
Hope to see you there!
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TV night will be postponed this week in favor of the Uncommon Time streams.
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Nuclear and True End already happened, the rest is pointless.
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>The X-Files S01E17: E.B.E.
>Hogan's Heroes S01E27: The Safecracker Suite
>Miami Vice S04E14: Baseballs of Death
>Babylon 5 S01E09: Deathwalker
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>Battlestar Galactica S01E22: Experiment in Terra
>The X-Files S01E18: Miracle Man
>Hogan's Heroes S01E28: I Look Better in Basic Black
>Miami Vice S04E15: Indian Wars
>Babylon 5 S01E10: Believers
I will miss most of the night due to a prior event, but I will queue everything up beforehand and time it right to start at 7:00 ET
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>Battlestar Galactica S01E23: Take the Celestra
>The X-Files S01E19: Shapes
>Hogan's Heroes S01E29: The Assassin
>Miami Vice S04E16: Honor Among Thieves
>Babylon 5 S01E11: Survivors

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General scifi thread, I'm going to assume we're allowed to talk about shows here as well.
I finished watched Farscape and thought it was good, I liked most of the characters but it all felt a bit jumbled, like trying to do too much in too little time. I also didn't think it was made clear which side Scorpius was on. I think there was a moment somewhere towards the end where he decided what he was fighting for but the whole time I was just waiting for him to backstab everyone else again like he did the dozen times beforehand. I think overall it had too many characters that it was trying to juggle around and they didn't really have time to flesh out any of the secondary characters as much as the primary cast.
Because of all that I think I like Lexx more, even for all the flaws it has in the later seasons. It kept it weird but simple, only a few real characters you have to keep track of and the much slower pace. The universe was also more interesting but they never really explain much of anything in it. I want to know more about His Shadow and the League of 20,000 Planets and how it was created, but after the first season it's pretty much mothballed and rarely mentioned again or explored in any kind of detail. Season 3 tried too hard to be 2deep4u and season 4 was a shitshow on all fronts, at least the finale was good though.
I have an endless craving for late-90s/early-2000s scifi but it seems I'm running out. What ot
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i am enjoying stargate universe
I finished SGU. It did get much better in season 2, to the point that I'm mildly upset we didn't get to see what would happen next however there is a comic series so I might just read that. I think the main reason people hate it is because they were trying to court fans that had enjoyed the series for it's fun, lighthearted nature and gave them something darker, grittier, and more in line with BSG than Stargate. I am not against a franchiese trying something new and going in a new direction with a different tone and setting, but you're probably not going to attract too many new fans from it and also alienate the old ones as well.
Onto Origins, then my Stargate journey is complete.
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and to top everything off i watched stargate origins. holy fuck being a stargate fan is suffering.
That's a neat trick and all but why facebook frog?
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I watched Starship Troopers and I love it. Everyone bitching about how it's fascist is retarded, it's an obvious satire with the over-the-top news flashes and propaganda and the Earth government, while absolutely authoritarian, is not at all fascist. It's actually a diverse paradise. No ethnic conflict, people of all colors living and working together without any racial tension, coed showers where there's zero sexual tension or harassment/rape, Earth being led by a strong independent woman of color, show me where ANY of that is happening in today's supposedly peaceful and loving democracies. Even ignoring all the overblown "fascism bad" moments and the false flag meteor it's a paradise, I'd live there in a heartbeat even if I get ventilated or brainsucc'd by giant bugs.
And I now know where two of the memes come from.

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Has David Lynch ever made a good movie? It sure doesnt seem like it. It just seems to be pretentious bullshit that never tells an actual story. I watched mullholland drive but im guessing the rest of his films are the same. (excluding elephant man) Elephant man wasnt pseudish. It was a normal movie. The impressions i've seen of his other movies reek of the mulholland drive pseud shit.
>>1761 (OP) 
The Elephant Man
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>>1761 (OP) 
>im guessing the rest of his films are the same
Dune, Fire Walk With Me, Twin Peaks Episode 1, Blue Velvet, and Wild at Heart aren't.
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>>1761 (OP) 
>Mullholland Drive
>Pretentious bullshit that never tells an actual story
He does tell a story in Mullholland Drive, as well as in his other movies. But similar to Stanley Kubrick, you have a surface narrative and a deeper level. For example, The Shining on the surface level is about a man who kills his family in spoopy ghost skellington hotel, but the film also discusses the killing of native americans, as well as a more deep understanding that Jack is sexually abusing his son.
However, Lynch is a lot more convoluted in his storytelling where it just seems like he's jumping all over the place in tone and in story. So while you could enjoy The Shining without "getting" it, I find Lynch's films are for the guy who's into art movies or weird films. The only exception, for me, was Twin Peaks. It has a deeper story, but it's not insufferable to watch if you don't want to decipher clues.
>>1761 (OP) 
Dune is great.
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I like Dune too, but Lynch took his name off that film for a reason. It's not really a Lynch film, it's a studio picture that Lynch worked on a bit.

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Any popular films or any films overall that have a generally postive reception.
I guess i'll start.
I did not like the godfather movies. I liked the first half of the first movie but the rest bored the crap out of me. I actually had to force myself to stay awake and take multiple breaks because i kept almost falling asleep.
I did not like teriminator 1 and 2. I thought it was boring. I liked Alien but i did not like Aliens. I didnt like Aliens because it trivialized the alien itself. It turned it from a horror movie to some stupid machine gun killing alien movie.
I felt the same way about The Godfather, after the diner shootout and when he flees to Italy it all became a blur and I completely lost track of what was happening.
I liked Terminator but not T2. Felt like it was trying to do too much with the first movie which, at the time, was little more than an action movie with primitive CGI. I actually think RotM is the best of the original "trilogy" even if it's no longer canon (fuck nu-Terminator though)
Alien is a great movie and I thought Aliens followed it up pretty well. However Alien 3 throwing Aliens into the trash within the first five minutes is a perfect example of how NOT to write a sequel.

Not an unpopular opinion here but my sister keeps trying to get me to watch all the new Marvel movies. After No Way Home (which I liked very much) I'm done with the MCU, they have used up or killed off all the characters anyone cares about and I am not going to watch a dozen other movies just to know what's happening in the new one. The last one I saw was the newest Doctor Strange which was incredibly disappointing, and that was also the last time I saw a movie in theaters. My own mother even wanted to see GotG 3 with me, even though she cares even less about the MCU than I do. Hearing my sister drone on and on about how good the new Spiderverse is is starting to annoy me, I've told her over and over again that I don't care about it anymore.

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The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) is better than the book because Albert is Edmond's biological son.
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>>1474 (OP) 
As far as movies that are better than the book you can include The Swarm. 
Not because the movie is good but because the book is genuinely pants on head retarded. Also I suppose because the movie stars Michael Caine and he's one of those actors that just makes whatever he's in better in spite of all other factors.
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>>1474 (OP) 
I love The Count of Monte Cristo (the book), so that's a real claim to make. I will have to check out the movie.
>>1474 (OP) 
Fahrenheit 451
>>1474 (OP) 
Nah, the book is great as long as you don't expect some high literature

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I've been looking left and right for good Carfellas and I'm in the Band torrents for weeks now.
There's a lot of awful 2009 disney sticoms I would like to watch but I can't find most of them.
I'm also looking for Shrek 2 dubbed in japanese.
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>discover AM1 encoding
>1080p BD rips of entire seasons in less than 10GB with no loss in quality
the future is now
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AV1, my bad
looking for a rip of SiN: The Movie, the one based on the game
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Is it this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hlsw98STGms ?
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i always forgot to check youtube, thanks

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What do you think of the Star Wars series ?
For me I think it's overrated and blown out too much, it doesn't deserve it's high status or this amount of attention, there are lots I mean lot of other media that does things better then Star Wars.
I could give out examples but most of them are anime so wew.
Although I may be wrong because I never watched a Star Wars movie.
I made this thread to not derail the /v/ thread
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The prequels are painful to watch but I love the world building they have which made some great vidya and cartoons possible.
I would like to see a remake of episode 1(not by yidsney of course). Concise and maybe animated.
Just imagine a podracing scene animated like Redline.
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I liked the original trilogy, but the EU, especially the Old Republic, is better for the franchise as a setting. Lucas's attempt at an official EU work, the prequel trilogy, was miserable but provided a basis for better official EU works. Now that the EU has been rendered non-canon, except for when it's convenient, there's no reason to care about the series except as something to fondly remember and use as a gateway for others into better science fiction. However, that's basically impossible since almost everyone in the developed world knows, watched, or played something from the franchise.
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ANH is good and has aged very well. Open and shut, no cliffhangers, you can just watch it right there and be done with it. Empire is good but I don't think it's as great as everyone says it is. It's fun and enjoyable but there's nothing about it that jumps out at me and says "this is the best movie ever made". RotJ is a hippie-pandering cash grab made to sell toys with bad green screen technology that has aged like garbage and an anticlimactic ending. George also couldn't stop himself from changing the ending after the prequel trilogy.
TPM has podracing and Darth Maul which sounds cool until you realize those are the only things it has going for it. Every time I watch it I think it will be better than it actually is. AotC is a clusterfuck of bad early CGI and Anakin being a sperg. RotS is the greatest of the entire series, it brings everything together and perfectly sets the stage for the OT. It is what Star Wars should be.
TFA is just ANH but bigger, if you're following a trail you're not a trailblazer. TLJ is the equivalent of a monkey throwing shit at the wall and calling it art. TRoS is the greatest comedy of 2019.
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I grew up watching the Star Wars series, and it's good for what it is and was always supposed to be: a fairy tale in space made by the directorial equivalent of Anon (i.e., a counter-cultural autistic weeb with eclectic interests). With regards to the movies themselves, the OT is over-rated, the PT is over-hated, and the ST should've never been created.
Agreed on everything though I prefer ANH over RotS.
I don't know how I feel about TFA and Rogue One since it's been near a decade since I watched both, don't remember much about them and really don't feel like watching them again.

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