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25 minutes ago, zatalcon3 said:

at the moment. 

They've been at it for over a decade, seems to be slow going if that's the goal. If that's the pace are going st with their great replacement then I think you have bathing to worry about. 

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7 minutes ago, axeman61 said:

I want the shooter to die a very painful death, but good god. The more I read about him, the more I'm like "this motherfucker [the shooter, who should die very painfully] never had a chance".

 

"Fun" fact: Meth Josh Brolin there was on Intervention. it clearly didn't take:

 

 

Apparently dude's dad had done porn and his mom had been arrested a bunch too on top of drugs and getting bullied a ton.

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Edit: the videos are blocked 🤔

 

The biggest upsets so far at the World Cup so far

 

Second goal by Saudi Arabia was amazing

 

https://youtu.be/n_Qb1JIa36E

 

Frankly, I am glad to see Japan doing well. They have been improving over the years but were always OK-ish. Their second goal was pro

 

 

France looking very strong, the likely candidate to win the cup

 

 

 

Costa Rica never been beaten so badly 7:28

 

 

Not bad for USA, could have won the game

 

 

 

The host Qatar did not have a good start

 

 

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I finished watching all of the Rambo films over the last five days.

I had never seen them before.

 

My ratings:

 

First Blood - 8.5/10

Rambo:  FB2 -  7.5/10

Rambo 3  - 6.5/10

Rambo (2008)  - 8/10

Rambo: Last Blood - 6/10

 

Impressions:

 

The breakdown scene at the end of the First Blood is one of Stallone's best performances alongside the first Rocky/Creed films.

 

The sheriff in the first movie should have gotten a little more character background. Apparently, in the First Blood novel, he was a Korean war vet and has resentment because he feels Vietnam vets and WW2 vets go the lions share of attention and not those of his war. 

 

I was surprised that the Viet girl in 2 dies right after they kiss. 

 

It was cool that 3 had him go after Col Trautman, but the final battle was bit too cartoonish.

Also, it really feels like pro-Afghanistan film. There's a dedication to "the people of Afghanistan" as the credits roll.

I guess they were trying to show the costs of war among a foreign country's citizens, but part of me was wondering if they wanted to appeal to conservatives and dunk on Soviets at the same time.

 

These films sure are lean. 80-97 minute runtimes without credits.

 

4 and 5 sure ratchet up the violence. for 4, it adds to the terrifying vibe of the Burmese soldiers and the hopelessness.

5 feels like an audition for Rambo to be featured as DLC in Mortal Kombat 11 - The 2 main villains are taken out in true FATALITY style.

It took me out of the film a bit- 1-3 had R ratings but never went that far.

Million, you would probably love 4 and 5 especially. 

The last 30 minutes of 5 feels like it could be called "Home Stallone"

 

My issues with 5 are that it feels a bit too modern in terms of lighting. The neon lights and how it is shot makes it look a bit too glossy. 

The plot feels like a Taken type of film. The military elements seem downplayed. I do like that he set up his own Viet Cong style tunnels on his own property though.

Learn what worked against you and use it on another enemy.

 

I would have liked the last film to be more drama and maybe downplay the action a bit. Also, maybe have mostly American" villains or something that couldn't just be physically beaten.

 

I really liked this song at the end of First Blood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/22/media/avatar-sequel-reliable-sources/index.html

 

‘Avatar’ sequel needs $2 billion to break even. But are audiences still excited about 3D?

 

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New York CNN Business  —

“Avatar: The Way of Water” has an imposing task on its hands.

When the much-anticipated James Cameron sci-fi epic is released on December 16, it will need to make more than $2 billion at the global box office, just to break even. That’s according to Cameron himself, who told GQ for a story published this week that the movie is “very f–king” expensive and possibly represented “the worst business case in movie history.”

“You have to be the third or fourth highest-grossing film in history. That’s your threshold. That’s your break even,” Cameron explained to the magazine.

The sequel’s release also comes at a momentous time for Disney with Bob Iger retaking the throne of the Magic Kingdom. The movie will be the first major release for Disney since he returned as CEO. And, it is worth noting, while the film was ordered before Disney acquired 20th Century Fox, for some of the movie’s development, Iger was chief executive at Disney. Which is to say, “Avatar’s” performance will reflect on him to a degree.

A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. Sign up for the daily digest chronicling the evolving media landscape here.

But a not-so-insignificant part of whether the lofty $2 billion+ box office goal can be achieved depends on whether audiences will rush to open their wallets and pay extra for what is being touted as an immersive 3D film experience. When the first “Avatar” debuted nearly 13 years ago, moviegoers filled theaters in droves with the explicit desire of seeing a dazzling 3D movie, glasses and all.

It was the peak of the 3D craze. Back then, you’ll remember, 3D was considered the future of cinema and “Avatar” was the movie that would usher in a magical new era of storytelling on the big screen. Approximately 80% of the movie’s gross was from 3D showings. “Avatar” became the highest-grossing film of all-time, making nearly $3 billion. It was a smash hit, Cameron was celebrated yet again, and expensive sequels were green lit.

But the era of the 3D film, in which it was groundbreaking to go all-in on the format, has long passed as the concept has lost its allure. Box office sales of 3D movies are on life support and have been for some time. The number of films released in 3D has been in decline since the format exploded in popularity around the time the first “Avatar” came out.

Which is to say, the fact that “Avatar: The Way of the Water” depends so much on the format represents somewhat of a risk for Cameron and Disney. “It is a big bet,” Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at Boxoffice Pro, said. The sequel, he said, “is one of the hardest movies in quite a while,” to predict in terms of success, “in large part because of that 3D element.”

While the format was a draw for audiences in the past, 3D movies also allowed studios to earn extra dollars from the higher-priced tickets.

The first “Avatar” benefited from a cocktail that included both the magnetism of a 3D spectacle and the inflated ticket prices. And it’s already clear that Cameron and Disney are hoping to benefit from them again. “Experience it in 3D,” urged a new trailer for the movie that debuted this week during “Monday Night Football.” The movie’s official site also recommends audiences see the movie “in 3D.”

“It’s mostly going to be 3D, and that’s a big bet,” Robbins said, noting that most of the showings will present the movie in that format. “But James Cameron has won big bets before. So I have learned not to doubt him.”

Cameron himself has made it clear that he hasn’t given up on the format. Ahead of the sequel’s release, he insisted that the style of moviemaking is “really not over,” though he appeared to acknowledge the buzz around seeing movies presented in the format has dissipated.

“It’s just now a part of your choices when you go to the theater to see a big blockbuster movie … I liken it to color,” Cameron reportedly said at a roundtable in September. “When color films first came out, it was a big deal. People would go to see movies because they were in color. I think around the time of ‘Avatar,’ people used to go to see movies because they were in 3D … I think it had an impact on how films were presented that’s now just sort of accepted and part of the zeitgeist and how it’s done.”

The question, of course, is whether 3D is in fact “part of the zeitgeist.” Box office figures — and the dwindling number of films released in 3D — would suggest otherwise.

 

 

Shieeeeeee

If true, the movie will bomb regardless of how well its box office is, since is very unlikely that it ill get such amount on the box office.

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6 hours ago, zatalcon3 said:

at the moment. 


Classic homophobia. Don't worry you can sleep soundly knowing that the gays (and black men especially) are not out to get you. They don't want to colonize every corner of culture anymore than they want to colonize your butt.

The sad part is you think homos were in Disney recently. Darling, we've been there irrevocably since the beginning.  When the fabulous Queen in Snow White said "Mirror, mirror on the wall", yeah that's us.

 

Wake up and smell the glitter.

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6 hours ago, Hecatom said:

https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/22/media/avatar-sequel-reliable-sources/index.html

 

‘Avatar’ sequel needs $2 billion to break even. But are audiences still excited about 3D?

 

 

Shieeeeeee

If true, the movie will bomb regardless of how well its box office is, since is very unlikely that it ill get such amount on the box office.

I'm stealing this point from a podcast, but it's possible he was talking domestic, which is way shorter than 2 billion. Or that he was being hyperbolic.

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6 hours ago, Hecatom said:

https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/22/media/avatar-sequel-reliable-sources/index.html

 

‘Avatar’ sequel needs $2 billion to break even. But are audiences still excited about 3D?

 

 

Shieeeeeee

If true, the movie will bomb regardless of how well its box office is, since is very unlikely that it ill get such amount on the box office.

Still haven't seen the first movie. Where the first one was a technical marvel in it's time. It is likely a harder sell now. 

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9 minutes ago, OPTIMUS124 said:

Still haven't seen the first movie. Where the first one was a technical marvel in it's time. It is likely a harder sell now. 

If I remember correctly, a factor of Avatar's success was being a 3D feature when it was a big deal in the theaters. The sequel should of came out years ago. There isn't a lot of competition for movies next month so it might stick around long enough to make some money.

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5 hours ago, Daemos said:


Classic homophobia. Don't worry you can sleep soundly knowing that the gays (and black men especially) are not out to get you. They don't want to colonize every corner of culture anymore than they want to colonize your butt.

The sad part is you think homos were in Disney recently. Darling, we've been there irrevocably since the beginning.  When the fabulous Queen in Snow White said "Mirror, mirror on the wall", yeah that's us.

 

Wake up and smell the glitter.

glitter.gif

I don't mind if they made new characters who were gay and black. I just don't like changing characters for the sake of appealing to the leftist culture or influencing it. Unless the character has been irrelevant and forgotten for many years, making racial and sexuality changes is just shoving politics over creativity.

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Oh, so Avatar 2 comes out very soon.  It should be interesting to see what happens there... but no way in the world it will meet those expectations.  I never had an interest in the first one; it's only the cool visuals that stood out to me.

 

*man, I'm watching this mst3k marathon still---that new voice they have for Crow is NOT going over well with the fans I see in chat so far...I'd agree it sounds odd and thus "wrong".  They aren't actually showing new episodes on this; you hear the new Crow, Tom and Joel in some segments between each movie.

 

*a bit annoying---I want to stay with this marathon, but since it's Thursday, the Chicago PD marathon is also on right now, and it's season 9 which is new to me....yep, this is a tough choice.

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also remember that some people piss in the shower/bathtub... there may also be little fragments of shit in there, in addition to the mold and mildew... bits of dead skin and dirt from their body.

 

Current movie on the mst3k marathon is a newer episode---Santo in the Treasure of Dracula https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0208504/ I've never seen this one....yeah, the hero "El Santo" has to deal with Dracula; time travel is involved too.

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23 minutes ago, BB_Hoody said:

Yeah hearts are absolutely in the right place and it made me proud of my city. But I'm not eating just anyone's food. Hell nah. After going to a relatives Thanksgiving dinner. Only for many of us to get sick due to cross contamination of meats. Nah I'm very selective

It's a combination of that and other unknowns that would make me give them a no thank you before they'd even get the offer out of their mouths to me.  I gotta worry about preparation from people I don't know from Adam on top of food being in a subway in NYC surrounded by other people I don't know from Adam.  There's way too many unknowns in this on top of being in of being in a known unsanitary area.

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30 minutes ago, AriesWarlock said:

 

Pound cardamon with your coffee beans, you can thank me later!! That's how they do it in Lebanon. Don't know about other countries in the region. Maybe @Dayaanknows.

I highly despise how everyone in this thread is borderline racist with me and yet simultaneously correct with their assumptions every time.

 

😠

 

Cardamom is good. So is a light cinnamon powder. Sri Lankans use some crushed mint too, but that's mainly reserved for tea. You can apply that to a really black coffee.

 

My favorite brew uses a black coffee concentration of your preference, with a tablespoon of milk added and a light turmeric seasoning sprinkled in (the milk thickens the coffee just enough for the turmeric addition to both dissolve and not be overpowered by the bitterness. It's superior to diluting the coffee because it gives you a nice consistency for the coming steps and also preserves the notes of your beans better than water). You can choose to foam it if you like from here. After your choice of foaming, coat the tip of the handle of a spoon in some honey and rub that honey over the inner walls of the mug where your coffee is. Over time the sweetness of the honey will mix into the drink so that as time passes, the bitterness of the coffee is not disgusting as it so often gets. As such, over time you get a gradient of pleasant flavors as you consume the drink and the coffee cools; shockingly flavored bitterness to a soft sweetness that caps off your coffee routine.

 

If I don't have time, I just take the coffee as strong as possible! Plain black is good too if you have the right beans.

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On 11/23/2022 at 1:41 AM, Hecatom said:

 

I got my gallbladder removed on 2010.

After some time you can eat normally, without having any kind of issue, since the body adapts to not having it.

I praise you for at least portioning yourself with that situation. Considering my own mental health and substance abuse, over indulgence on food first early in life, l could go back to that again.

 

I'm relieved that I've came a long way with physical health of being below 200 now and was well over 300 at the pandemic. Suppose the answer is somewhere.

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Joy Reid Calls Thanksgiving a ‘Simplistic Fairytale’ That Republicans Need Because it ‘Erases the Genocide’

 

PETA Mocked for Asking People to Imagine Themselves as Thanksgiving Dinner: ‘Kill Turkeys Before They Rebel’

 

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so you’re saying we need to kill turkeys before they rebel

 

the turkeys must be destroyed before they rebel against us

 

Actually animals eat other animals alive. At least we give turkeys the courtesy of a quick death followed by preparation.

 

 

For an organization that has been so astonishingly terrible at their core mission they've created more meat-eaters than activists, you have to admire their stubborn dedication to changing absolutely nothing, passionately and arrogant, smug self-righteousness, year after year.

 

PETA has previously called killing and eating turkeys a “disgrace” while asking people to go vegan.

“Thanksgiving can be the scariest time of year if you’re a turkey. More than 45 million of these fascinating birds are killed to disgrace Thanksgiving tables each year,” the group posted on its website. “Regarded by many as little more than a holiday centerpiece, turkeys are as varied in personality as dogs and cats. They relish having their feathers stroked and like to chirp, cluck, and gobble along to their favorite tunes.”

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