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by borgmatrix
June 19th, 2018, 8:44 am
Forum: The Stand-Alone Movies
Topic: Solo: A Star Wars Story (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 98
Views: 15170

Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

I've seen a few episodes but I need to catch up on the show. Does Vader face off with Maul on the show? SPOILERS . . . . . The original plan was for Vader to face Maul and kill him, but I think they ended up feeling they had too much going on already and, additionally, that there wasn't enough emot...
by borgmatrix
June 17th, 2018, 7:07 pm
Forum: The Stand-Alone Movies
Topic: Solo: A Star Wars Story (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 98
Views: 15170

Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

Being that this is a spoilers allowed thread, if you haven't seen the film yet be warned, big spoiler about to be mentioned.... . . . . . . . . . . Maul. So he's alive, and apparently the real boss running Crimson Dawn. Now that Maul has been introduced into the live-action continuity, if more sequ...
by borgmatrix
June 11th, 2018, 6:09 pm
Forum: The Stand-Alone Movies
Topic: Solo: A Star Wars Story (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 98
Views: 15170

Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

1. This may not be Han and Lando's only interaction pre-OT This. "Solo" apparently takes place 10 years before ANH. Almost certainly, the plan was for "Solo" sequels. Despite the box office, I think that happens. So we'll definitely be seeing more of Han and Lando together. 2. Never got the feeling...
by borgmatrix
June 11th, 2018, 11:33 am
Forum: The Stand-Alone Movies
Topic: Boba Fett Movie
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Boba Fett Movie

Master Magnus wrote:
May 25th, 2018, 10:17 am
A stand-alone Boba Fett movie is to be directed by James Mangold: THR
I'm not that interested in Boba Fett, but James Mangold as director has me very interested.
by borgmatrix
June 11th, 2018, 11:32 am
Forum: The Stand-Alone Movies
Topic: Solo: A Star Wars Story (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 98
Views: 15170

Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

Borgmatrix, everyone I've discussed it with all describes it as enjoyable. That is the feeling you get left with. Not "it was fantastic with you being left on the edge of your seat and need to see it again". There is very little to complain about, but also very little that gets you excited. Well, s...
by borgmatrix
June 6th, 2018, 10:36 am
Forum: The Stand-Alone Movies
Topic: Solo: A Star Wars Story (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 98
Views: 15170

Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

It was decent. The guy playing Han did a passable job, and Donald Glover was quite good as Lando, I thought. I liked Woody Harrelson in this movie more than I expected I would, and I liked how they handled the Kira character as well. It was cool to see that Kessel Run that Han was on about in ANH, ...
by borgmatrix
May 29th, 2018, 8:36 am
Forum: The Stand-Alone Movies
Topic: Solo: A Star Wars Story (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 98
Views: 15170

Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

Here's my review: "Solo: A Star Wars Story" - There was a lot of doubt about this one; in large part, I'm sure, due to someone other than Harrison Ford playing Han Solo. Other factors included franchise fatigue and production drama (original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller fired due to "creativ...
by borgmatrix
May 29th, 2018, 8:33 am
Forum: The Stand-Alone Movies
Topic: Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi
Replies: 11
Views: 1820

Re: Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi

thepepgal wrote:
May 25th, 2018, 4:26 pm
I think this is still very much alive but I'd have give spoilers to explain.
Yeah, I'll second this. I'm sure you're thinking about the same thing I am, and it's hard for me to envision them missing the opportunity.
by borgmatrix
May 25th, 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: The Stand-Alone Movies
Topic: Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi
Replies: 11
Views: 1820

Re: Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi

thepepgal wrote:
May 11th, 2018, 5:43 pm
Ewan McGregor was spotted on the Solo red carpet.

Rumors are spreading the Kenobi film will commence shooting in January 2019 for a 2020 release.
And is it the expectation it'll likely be Ewan in the role? I know its seems like a no-brainer, but I'm worried about them going with someone else.
by borgmatrix
May 24th, 2018, 9:24 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 117
Views: 22249

Re: Last Movie Watched

So I think I've seen a few more movies since I've last posted in this thread. Let's see... A Quiet Place - I really loved the theater experience with this one. It was so quiet at times, I was reluctant to eat my popcorn. Great use of tension. I don't know that I'll be revisiting this one, but I also...
by borgmatrix
April 30th, 2018, 9:23 am
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 258
Views: 44276

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

- The so-called "humor" in the movie, from the beginning to the end, is awful. The worst is the awful treatment of General Hux, who went from a very young, but still menacing, Fascist-like military leader to a joke. From the ridiculous "General Hugs", "I'll hold" and "Your Mother"-'joke' to the sce...
by borgmatrix
April 2nd, 2018, 12:32 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 121
Views: 19796

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Not unless you enjoy being bored and wasting your time. After the big build-up to last season's finale, they pulled back, way back this season, and it was mostly sub-standard monster-of-the-week episodes, at least a couple of which had ideological axes to grind. I know I've commented on The X-Files...
by borgmatrix
March 31st, 2018, 8:15 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 258
Views: 44276

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

For TLJ, I was unable to get to the theater for more than one viewing, although I absolutely wanted to because I felt that it required multiple viewings to absorb it all, but fuck....I've watched JUSTICE LEAGUE three times since I've had it and I'm nearly more tempted to watch that again rather go ...
by borgmatrix
March 31st, 2018, 1:25 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 258
Views: 44276

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

I bought it on Wednesday here in the states and I haven't felt an urgency to watch the film itself, which I found very strange, considering I only saw it once in theaters and knew it required multiple viewings for me to get a real good handle on it. That bothers me....hell, I watched the extremely ...
by borgmatrix
March 30th, 2018, 9:05 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 117
Views: 22249

Re: Last Movie Watched

Lord Tesla wrote:
March 29th, 2018, 3:40 pm
Saw the film Tuesday afternoon, as soon as I could clear time to spin the disc. I have six or seven pages of notes I'm working up into a proper post for the proper thread.

If anyone is interested. If not, well, that's cool, too.
6-7 pages?!?!? Eagerly awaiting your essay.
by borgmatrix
March 30th, 2018, 9:03 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 121
Views: 19796

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Lord Tesla wrote:
March 29th, 2018, 3:46 pm
Yeah, I was really underwhelmed.
After the first, 6-episode event series, I felt done. Sounds like there's no reason for me to jump back in.
by borgmatrix
March 29th, 2018, 10:01 am
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 258
Views: 44276

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

So where is everyone buying the DVD? Which store has the best exclusive content? I think Best Buy has an exclusive steelbook, so if I was buying (I'm not), I'd probably get that one. I think Walmart has interchangeable covers and Target...I think like a collector's book/booklet of some kind. Not su...
by borgmatrix
March 26th, 2018, 2:45 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 117
Views: 22249

Re: Last Movie Watched

And I still haven't seen another film. Drat. I saw London Has Fallen on tv last night. As far as action thrillers go, pretty solid. At the theater over the last month, I've seen: Game Night - Didn't find it as funny as most seemed to and didn't think they milked nearly enough out of the premise bef...
by borgmatrix
March 26th, 2018, 1:59 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 44
Views: 7807

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

Although I liked a few of the MU episodes, I think it was far too early: One must learn to know the characters a bit more. I also found that the portrayal of the MU was inconsistent with the rest of the shows (when was people from the MU shown to be sensitive to light?). Would it surprise you that ...
by borgmatrix
March 19th, 2018, 9:17 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 44
Views: 7807

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

And the last episode of the season was a rush job... There were a few episodes I liked, but overall the series is... uneven is a kind word for it. They should have set it at least 50 years after Voyager instead. Yeah. I thought the series found more stable footing in the middle with episodes 5 thro...
by borgmatrix
March 12th, 2018, 12:10 pm
Forum: Star Wars in Print
Topic: NOVEL: Thrawn
Replies: 3
Views: 1361

Re: NOVEL: Thrawn

I have the kindle version, but haven't started it yet. I loved his original trilogy, and hope Thrawn comes across as the same character. Reviews were mixed from what I recall, though I don't remember what specifically was being criticized. Maybe the opposition for him being somewhat weak?
by borgmatrix
March 12th, 2018, 9:20 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 44
Views: 7807

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

So I dived back in this weekend with a binge of episodes 4 through 10 (plus the corresponding "After Trek" episodes). I was pleasantly surprised given my low opinion of the first three episodes. SPOILERS below. I tried to figure out spoiler tags, but apparently don't know what I'm doing there. Episo...
by borgmatrix
March 12th, 2018, 8:45 am
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 258
Views: 44276

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

You ain't wrong. I know this entire trilogy is partly a farewell to the original trilogy heroes, but I still see them getting far too little screen-time. Han dominates the film pretty much and even he didn't show up until the 40 minute mark (IIRC). Leia has a small role in the film and doesn't show...
by borgmatrix
February 23rd, 2018, 8:58 am
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 258
Views: 44276

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

I'm not sure I'm going to get the DVD either. It's so strange that I've only seen this flick 2 times in the theater. Hell, I saw TPM over a dozen times in the theaters and it had its faults. I saw TLJ 3 times, which for me is a lot, and almost saw it a 4th time but just had no enthusiasm/interest t...
by borgmatrix
February 21st, 2018, 8:27 am
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 258
Views: 44276

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

thepepgal wrote:
February 20th, 2018, 2:04 pm
Digital release of TLJ is 13 March with 4k, bluray and dvd on 27 March.
I doubt I'll be picking it up. Unless I hear there's a very compelling commentary track from Rian Johnson explaining his creative choices.
by borgmatrix
February 15th, 2018, 9:01 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 44
Views: 7807

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

And the last episode of the season was a rush job... There were a few episodes I liked, but overall the series is... uneven is a kind word for it. They should have set it at least 50 years after Voyager instead. It's too bad. I've got a couple months of All Access at a reduced rate (signed up mainl...
by borgmatrix
February 9th, 2018, 10:11 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 117
Views: 22249

Re: Last Movie Watched

LIfe. It was too much like Alien. I liked it, it had its good points, but I couldn''t not think of the similarities to Alien while watching it, and I was not able to suspend that feeling even the 2nd time watching it last night. But still, on its own it was a well made movie and the acting, script,...
by borgmatrix
February 7th, 2018, 3:54 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 117
Views: 22249

Re: Last Movie Watched

Agreed. I have a lot of discs piled up I'm eager to get to (whether or not the prove worth it in the end of course remains to be seen): F. W. Murnau's Nosferatu , Metropolis , Blade Runner 2049 , several Marvel films backlogged... Remind me...you are a fan of Blade Runner or no? Look forward to hea...
by borgmatrix
February 5th, 2018, 11:26 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 117
Views: 22249

Re: Last Movie Watched

Holy crap, I think Alien: Covenant is still the last film I've seen. You have to fix that, LT. Many worthier movies you need to get in. My last movie might have been Hostiles , at the theater. Really solid western with excellent performances from Christian Bale, in particular, and Rosamund Pike. I ...
by borgmatrix
February 5th, 2018, 11:19 am
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 258
Views: 44276

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

In a way, this shows that again the writers have rolled back the character development to their first appearance like Han and Leia. Though as you've both pointed out, its been haphazard and without the requisite thought. A lot of the callbacks just felt superficial to me, and without the depth/emot...