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Discussion in 'Talk About Anything' started by Caroline, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. Karla

    Karla Administrator Staff Member

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    This will probably sound terrible, but I'm unable to work up enough enthusiasm for The Hobbit: AUJ to even think about buying the extended edition, nor do I have any desire to see DoS. This, from a rabid Tolkein fan who's still blown away by The LoTR trilogy of films.

    The main thing I felt after seeing the theatrical version of AUJ was disappointment. I felt badly about feeling that way, too. It was depressing. :(

    Now...listen to a Black Rider's horse say "Benny Hill" in Fellowship of the Ring (it hasn't been overdubbed; it's really in the movie!):

     
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  2. Andromus

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    No, I'm with you as well. I accept that all movies will take some liberties with their source material, but I was really frustrated by just how many additions got shoehorned into the first Hobbit movie, and unfortunately based on the trailers it looks like the second film will spend a lot time on stuff that has nothing to do with the book.
     
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  3. inm8#2

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    IIRC there are a couple of Sons of Anarchy fans in here.

    That season 6 finale destroyed me. Utterly heartbreaking. :(
     
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  4. Stiler

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    I couldn't believe what happened.

    I mean
     
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  5. Helen

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    Oh no!, Im just near the end of season 5. Im really tempted to look at the spoiler.
     
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  6. Stiler

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    Don't look, trust me it's not something you want to see coming or know about.
     
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  7. Helen

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    Yaaaaaa!!!! :mad: Some stupid friggin idiot posted on FB what happened in the season finale. IDIOT! I couldnt believe it. My niece was talking about how explosive it was and I mentioned where I was at in it, and another friend of hers said she was just starting to watch it and this moron pipes in on what happened.
    How STUPID can he be. He reads we havent seen the finale and posts what happened. Id like to punch him right in the face. :mad:
    And iits one of those things where you couldnt miss it. Jerk!! :mad:

    now I keep hoping what happened was all a dream. :(
     
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  8. Stiler

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    dang that sucks :(, sorry.

    Maybe you can get caught up so when the final season starts you will be able to watch it when it airs and that way won't risk it getting spoiled by people like that.
     
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  9. inm8#2

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    I'm still broken up about what happened. Utterly depressed. :(

    Helen, I'm sorry to hear that you got spoiled. Hopefully you can still enjoy the season - it's one hell of a wild ride and, in my opinion, as good as any other season thus far.
     
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  10. Colpet

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    Just saw Desolation of Smaug.
    Well, no surprise. I enjoyed the movie - what a rush! Seeing Smaug took me back to the wonder I felt when I watched Jurassic Park for the first time. The basic Hobbit story was there, but it was condensed down to a string of action packed scenes. The barrel race was especially well done, and I liked how the camera switched from close-ups to long shots to under water. It was very effective, especially in 3D IMAX. The addition of Tauriel and Legolas enriched the film. IMHO, Tolkien's greatest legacy is to have been the inspiration for readers, authors, and artists ( including film makers). I feel lucky to be able to have such a great time at the movie, and not be bothered by the differences between it and the source.
     
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  11. Helen

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    I'll still enjoy the season I guess and maybe wont be as heartbroken for the finale. Im pretty sad about it right at the moment though. :( I cant believe what happened. :(
     
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  12. Helen

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    We have now been watching Prison Break, what a great show! Totally hooked, even more so than Sons. Its like a cliffhanger after most every episode. :) I think we are on episode 8 of season 2. Boy, the Netflix is really coming in handy with this brutal cold we're having at the moment. Right now at 9:22 am its -8 Deg. I think last night went down to like -18 or something like that, wind chill was -40. poor dogs could barely get out long enough to go to the bathroom. By the weekend its supposed to hit around 40 Deg.
    Crazy weather. o_O
     
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  13. Stiler

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    You must live in the south or midwest US, it has indeed been quite cold here.

    In TN it got below zero as well and right now it's like 8 degrees and we had a light dusting of snow that's still around from yesterday morning so the roads are icy/slick.

    Prison Break was a good show, though I felt it was one of those shows that dragged out too long and would have been better had it ended earlier. The first few seasons are the best.

    Finally they are starting to air new shows/episodes after the winter break. Watched the first two sherlock episodes which I enjoyed, though I wish they mad emor ethen 3 bloody episodes of it.

    American Horror Story is back on tomorrow and later this week some new shows are starting that I'm looking forward to, like True Detectives which is a cop drama set in the deep south starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrleson.

     
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  14. markornikov

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    It seems like someone decided to skip winter in Europe and give North America a double dose of winter :confused:. It's 20°F too hot for this time of year.

    On topic: I've just finished the first season of Americ Horror Story, I really love the setting and actors. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest.
     
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  15. Helen

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    Yeah Stiler, Midwest here. Ohio.

    I loved the first season of American Horror Story, was okay with the second, but didnt feel it was as good as the first and just cant really get interested in the third. I've watched the first 2 episodes and lost interest. :( But I have them recorded and will try and see if it can catch my interest.

    I can see how Prison Break might have been drug out as I cant imagine how much more they can do and Im only in the 2nd season. Im still really enjoying it so far though. :)

    Im looking forward to catching up on the reruns for Sons 6th season so that I can start the 7th season fresh. Third season almost made me quit watching though as I thought the whole Irish/kidnapping storyline was drug out and it started to bore me but I stuck it out and so glad I did. I will hate to see it end.:)

    Also will be glad to see Walking Dead start up again.
     
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  16. CB

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    Northeast
    12:30 PM: 11°F
    24 hours ago: 60°F :confused:

    Prison break lasted through four seasons. By the time you get to the fourth season you'll be thinking...well, you'll see. It was a good series though, earned quite a few awards. I enjoyed it.
     
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  17. Colpet

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    We should be used to winter, but the past years have been relatively mild, both in snowfall and in temperature.
    Snow banks are as tall as my truck's windows and frigid wind chills almost takes your breath away. Keep warm and safe to all those experiencing this polar vortex.
    As far as TV viewing, I've been watching Dr. Who. I've never seen any of the series, but Caroline's comments and my BBC streaming has got me started. Thankfully, there is some recommendations about which specific episodes to watch, decades of series would have overwhelmed me. I've just started the Tom Baker years.
     
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  18. inm8#2

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    Justified returns tonight. One of the best shows on tv.
     
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  19. Caroline

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    Wow Colpet - you've started with the last Doctor I watched. Tom Baker - he of the long scarf - was my teenage Dr Who. Immediately after I finished high school exams I was married and had no TV so didn't watch him again until early 2013 when our TV decided to show #10, the scrumptious and adorable David Tennant. So if I were to pick which one I'd start you on, it'd be him. To be honest, the doctors after Tom Baker don't appeal to me ~ so just remember that if you hit one you don't like, just fast forward to #10. Some people like #9 but I hated his rough mannerisms and way of talking. Lucien is the expert on this, but I think they rebooted the series with #9.
     
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  20. Stiler

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    Thanks for mentioning that inm8#2, I almost forgot it came back on tonight.

    Hope Walter Goggins is in it a bit, he was hilarious in Sons of Anarchy.
     
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