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Blade Runner 2049

 

I saw it and it was superb. I had not felt like this in a film since I saw “There Will Be Blood” in 2008. Literal frisson all the way through. Hans Zimmer scored the film with Benjamin Wallfisch (whom I am unfamiliar with). They did an exquisite job setting the ambiance and mood throughout. (I was afraid that with out Maestro Vangelis composing the auditory sensation that made “Blade Runner” would be lost. That was not the case.) The cinematography was on point and the visuals, specifically the lighting was splendid.

The film is rather slow to develop and some may find its pace brutal even. (The film is 164 minutes). However it is a very rewarding experience. Those unfamiliar with the first film will be fine but it is that more delightful knowing the story.  The film does escalate very quickly towards the end portion, when you want more time spent delving into some aspects presented. All in all I will it’s magnificent and astounding. I would like more. Preferably in less than 30 years.

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The Pong Krell Saga

So I really can’t believe that they spent like four episodes on Pong Krell vs Clone Troopers.

I seriously think they could have done it one episode. Two was a bit much–four?! Seriously?

From the moment Krell stepped in the scene I knew that he had inclinations to the Dark Side and would be killed or would be used for an episode arc. Yet the story was more Clone oriented and the various Clones striving for individuality which I do like seeing but this rendition of it I think was too typical.

Yes, there was a lot of action scenes that were great but it seems that they’ve run out of ideas.

I’d like to see more of Palpatine, more Jedi Council, more classic Jedi from the Old Republic. More Chewbacca–possibly some Han Solo. Definitely more Ahsoka and Anakin–especially where Anakin truly teaches Ahsoka. I feel there is too much implied with the both of them.

Oh and let’s not forget Season 3 Episode 14: “Witches of the Mist” ending where Savage Oppress is told that Darth Maul is still alive(?)–“that both he and his brother had an important destiny to fulfill in the galaxy.” Why couldn’t we have episodes on that?

Or what Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Ahsoka make of the occurrences that happened in”Ghosts of Mortis

So hopefully we’ll get better episodes than the Krell saga. The Krell Saga is the The Twilight Saga (films) but for The Clone Wars. Madonn.

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Back…

I can’t even remember the last time I posted herein…(ok, so I do remember)

Brought back due to the brokenness of Baywords in my experiment of being “Uncut”

I have taken the liberty to post here what I posted over there:

August

The X-Files

DMZ

Viva La Vida

Some Help From Sudan

21

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The X-Files

In anticipation for “The X-Files: I Want To Believe” due out on July 25th, 2008:

I am doing some pulls of the first season in order that I be ready.

True that it has been said that the film will “be apart from the “mythology” of the television series,” I still would like to refresh my memory of the series. As the series had just premiered when I was only six years old–plus I had just barely learned English at that point.

It would only come to barely peak my interest when it was in it’s 5th season and at that point (1997) I was preoccupied with my reading of classic literature and classical music.

I had at the time a stark stance of starting to watch something that I hadn’t watched from the beginning–of course there wasn’t any way of me researching it online at home as I wouldn’t have a computer till 1998.

The show would resurface on my radar 3 years later in 2000 almost at the end of Season 7. Some particular episodes I remember from that season: Episode 12: “X-Cops” and Episode 17 “all things”.

However due to my not having a stable internet connection (Sudan hasn’t been much help in my pulls) and speeds of 78kbps-92kbps my initial objective to watch all 9 seasons before July 25th is going really slow.

At this point I have had to download Episode 3 of Seasons 1 seven times already…I have been trying to finish the download since 5:38pm (6/12/08)…

So yeah, madonn to that…

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Some Help From Sudan…

No, not the country, but an open Wi-Fi network that I am able to get from my apartment.

The last time I was able to use this particular network and it rendering data was back at the end of February and some time early in March–since then I have had to resort to Wi-Fi from Panera and a Library for internet access from time to time.

It was rather funny how I came to find out that this particular network was actually working. I was sitting on my couch with my Wife, Athena1, about to Watch some episodes of “The Boondocks” on my PowerBook G4 when I was searching with Spotlight for them that some logs of Bacn IM girl’s conversation’s came up. I wanted to show my wife some of them so I proceeded to.

iChat started up and connected–I shrilled with glee that it had connected. I started up Skype and began to call my mother and went directly to The Drudge Report.

I then told my wife that I should try to see if I could DCC something–she agreed and told me to resume my download of Semi-Pro. Quickly I typed away on JIRCii and began to download the DVDRip of Semi-Pro.

It’s a ‘stable’ fluctuating download speed of 70kbps to 94kbps and 50kbps when I am reading feeds. Sure it’s going to take about 2hrs to download anything but it’s better than having to deal with Panera‘s timing out internet and the bypassing of firewalls at Library.

Also I got on Twitter and started sending some updates–which reminds me I should do the same with WriteSomething too.

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21

I think the last pull I did was of the 21 R5 which had a little bit of an audio problem.

I had to go into VLC and make the audio just be on the left and take it off stereo.

Also it took me about 2 days to download as I did it at Panera where the speeds vary from 50kbps to 170kbps and the internet timeouts every 20 minutes or so.

Other than that it was fine.

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Brad Pitt Makes Weird Sounds

I always enjoy this picture–Brad Pitt likes to look like he is going to the Bathroom and the following:

Making weird noises. The noise was so disturbing that even the lady in the back is repulsed by it (rofl) I think it may have gone something like booowwkkkahkahrahboi…

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