General Discussion Thread of DOOM

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by TorontoReign, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Dogs.

    We don't deserve them.
    But we need them.

    So ... we're just getting ... old? Taste changes. As it always does. And so does the media people consume. I guess.

    *Edit I agree with some of his points. But I strongly disagree with others. At least from a personal perspective. So it's just my own opinion of course. But seriously a lot of movies that are made - he mentions the Last Duel - are simply boring if you ask me. Or not really of that stellar quality to begin with. So supporting them ... for what reason exactly? The Last Duel is in particular an interesting example because Ridley Scott complained about it that "not enough people saw it" apparantly. Or something like that. I don't know.

    There is so much to consider here. I mean I hardly go to the cinema anyway, even before shitty Covid, because a lot of movies ... don't seem worth it to watch on the big screen for that price tag. So they have to get even? Yeah. Maybe don't pay actors millions in salaries? That might help. A little. - Obviously I am not talking about Indimovies here. That's a whole different story.
     
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  2. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Not Gollum Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    The Last Duel is the only recent movie I want to watch and yes I will not be paying for it so I am part of the problem but I don't care because movies are not going anywhere. 15 years ago I probably spent hundreds each year on movies but now not so much because I no longer feel the strong desire to own things.

    It boils down to people only go to the theater to watch popcorn movies nowadays. Why would you want to sit in a crowded theater to watch A Beautiful Mind?

    A BEAUTIFUL MIND IN IMAX 3D! EXPERIENCE TRUE SCHIZOPHRENIA!
     
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  3. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    I am not trying to get you in a serious debate where I say my opinion is the only valid one, I am just saying it as a response to the video above where I don't believe that we will necessarily see "less" of the movies he mentioned.

    I honestly think we're simply experiencing a sort of transition where cinemas, the way we remember them, will become probably a relict of the past. I mean hands down cinemas have been often run on very tight budgeds already before the pandemic. - They sure never stoped complaining about all the licences and costs for keeping up with technology and so on. But the overall demand for the movies is still there. People are just not going to consume it like they did 20 years ago.

    Streaming changed things. Just as how cinemas did 120 years ago. If I remember correctly I have red somewhere about how cinemas kinda pushed theaters out of business.They still exist but not even near the level that cinemas do. Who knows? It might simply be the end of this kind of cinema experience. Is it a good evolution? Or a bad one? Personal preference I guess. Entertainment has always been subject to change.
     
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  4. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Not Gollum Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    You aren't wrong. Theaters have been closing down since the 90's though. Back then they blamed it on VHS and DVD's. It really comes down to every shitty town does not need a theater like we used to have here. Now you usually find them in larger towns whereas in the 60's there was one in this town of barely 15,000 people. That real estate is still 100,000 dollars even though the building is no longer there and opening a business here is suicide.


    So part of me is excited for this but another part knows I am not going to the theater so the entire movie will be spoiled for me even though there will be little surprises aside from the credits.
     
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  5. Morgan_

    Morgan_ Duckerz

    Jul 3, 2020
  6. TJQKA

    TJQKA Boomer Anarchist

    Sep 21, 2021
    Poor walrus.
     
  7. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Not Gollum Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005

    :hatersgonnahate:
    South Park is always relevant.
     
  8. Jogre

    Jogre So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 25, 2015
    Honestly, Ren and Stimpy is a pretty weird show considering everything we now know...
     
  9. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Not Gollum Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005

    Molting frog.
     
  10. Morgan_

    Morgan_ Duckerz

    Jul 3, 2020


    Actually looks pretty great. Better than Halo 4 & 5 lol.
     
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  11. SquidWard

    SquidWard Pirate and Bankrobber oTO Orderite

    Jun 1, 2018
    Yeah the gameplay looks immediately better than both of those. Infinite is good still so far. SWAT feels funny though.
     
  12. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Why would you think that? It was an awesome show!

    Hmmm.



    I see. You might have a point though ...
     
  13. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Not Gollum Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    I was never a huge fan of the show and my grandparents saw through it. Ren and Stimpy is more like Betty Boop than Bugs Bunny.

    Why people like the Codex is I have 1 alert here but 19 on Codex.
     
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  14. Morgan_

    Morgan_ Duckerz

    Jul 3, 2020
  15. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Not Gollum Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005


    I found Timmy Murphy again.



    Spoiler alert for Spider-Boy.
     
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  16. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008


    Superman is now a nerd playing video games in his free time.
     
  17. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Not Gollum Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005

    Green Goblin words of advice.

    Just read you need 1 million to retire safely now. So basically most should just plan on dying.
     
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  18. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Thinking about reviving my youtube video project for 2022. It died last time fue to trying to make it with people who had didn't want to put any effort into it.
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  19. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Not Gollum Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    And what would that be exactly?
     
  20. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Video reviews and essays, but taking advantage of the hispanic speaking scene being not as saturated by stuff with heavy motion graphic and editing like the anglo saxon one.