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#26 HunterZero OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 9, 2017 7:52 PM

Funny this should come up - I just bought this last week. Haven't had a chance to start reading yet, my son is being very demanding that I continue reading Harry Potter to him :D



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Posted Sun Jul 9, 2017 8:01 PM

I bought the book...recommended it to my mom, an avid reader, knowing it was such a good book from reviews that she would probably enjoy it anyway even if it isn't her normal cup of tea.  She read it, thought it was awesome, and told me I should read it.  Still haven't gotten around to it......LOL.  Will soon though, this thread is motivating me. 



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Posted Sun Jul 9, 2017 10:27 PM

Just went and got a copy 30 minutes ago which I will read soon. Heading off to a tiny island in the Pacific ocean on Saturday for a week.


Edited by Utopia, Sun Jul 9, 2017 10:40 PM.


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Posted Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:24 AM

Did someone mention Wil Wheaton?

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Shut up, Wesley.


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Posted Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:33 AM

I read it and Listened to it what a great book Waiting for the movie .



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Posted Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:06 AM

Hmm ... never heard of it, but never have time to read any more.  I'll check it out and see if I can find an audio copy somewhere.  Being read by WW is a plus!



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Posted Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:00 AM

You won't regret it if you grew up in th 80s

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Posted Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:25 PM

One of my top ten books!  Unfortunately Armada is not nearly as good...



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Posted Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:03 AM

RPO is a wonderful book. I loved the way it was both nostalgic and futuristic, albeit dystopian. It also had the essential ingredient of a main character with depth, and you can relate to him. I'd say that's what's wrong with Armada; the main character is less organic and more caricature. For whatever reason, I just didn't care about him. Will Ernest Cline turn out to be a one-hit wonder? And will Spielberg get his act together and deliver an involving and entertaining film, or will it be turgid mechanical cinema? I hope Spielberg sticks to the personal odyssey story, and doesn't get on his high horse and start lecturing us about global warming or other ills of society. Yes, it's a dystopian environment, but that's the backdrop for a lost boy to emerge from. You want to send a message, use Western Union, as they say. Except Western Union doesn't send messages anymore. What's the world coming to? No, it's escapism I require. Someone tell Spielberg to see Sullivan's Travels again before he puts RPO in the can. Just kidding; for better or worse, it is what it is. FWIW I loved A.I. Artificial Intelligence, but was disgusted with Indiana Jones and the King with the Crystal Balls. Actually, I feel sorry for Spielberg; my expectations are so high that it's impossible to meet them. Time will tell...



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Posted Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:20 AM

I just can't see how the movie's title sequence *wouldn't* be over 'Dead Man's Party'

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Posted Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:49 AM

First official image from the movie. 

 

Opinion: Either this is going to ride on and/or contribute to a wave of VR adoption, or land with an icky thump because VR will have played itself out. 

 

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Posted Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:02 AM

First official image from the movie. 

 

Opinion: Either this is going to ride on and/or contribute to a wave of VR adoption, or land with an icky thump because VR will have played itself out. 

 

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Looks like it could be a still from a 'Back to the Future' remake.



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Posted Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:55 AM

Spielberg will reveal material the Saturday 22nd at the Comiccon

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Posted Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:24 AM

Spielberg will reveal material the Saturday 22nd at the Comiccon

 

A trailer would be nice but since it's still pretty far off I'm not holding out hope



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Posted Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:48 PM

I'm going to ease my expectations on this movie. I was all details with a few oyher movies made from books I liked. But when I watched them and let the details slide,
I enjoyed the movie more. There is no way he'll be able to create what is in my mind, which is drawn from the mind of someone else... so why ruin it.

I think this will be a cool techno-retro movie that will become a cult classic. Many critics will hate it, hard-line "Need for Speed" lovers will not get it, and the general public which did not grow up in "our world" will simply walk away scratching their heads.

So this will probably be Spielberg's Blade Runner. Which I love.

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Posted Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:59 PM

So this will probably be Spielberg's Blade Runner. Which I love.

Have you seen a really good Spielberg film since Schindler's List? I don't think I have ... 

 

https://en.wikipedia...erg_filmographyreminds me I should check out Bridge of Spies and Lincoln (and BFG is on Netflix right now), but he's not necessarily box office magic anymore. 



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Posted Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:13 PM

Have you seen a really good Spielberg film since Schindler's List? I don't think I have ... 
 
https://en.wikipedia...erg_filmographyreminds me I should check out Bridge of Spies and Lincoln (and BFG is on Netflix right now), but he's not necessarily box office magic anymore. 

I was going to say, not since Close Encounters, and I prefer the original to the director's cut. But after looking at the list I liked Catch Me If You Can; didn't even know it was Spielberg directed.

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Posted Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:16 PM

I should have worded that different... this will be a cult classic... Spielberg's cult classic just like what became of Blade Runner, RHPC, Alens... etc.

 

Yes... I have... 

 

War Horse

Lincoln

Bridge of Spies

Flags of Our Fathers

Letter from Iwo Jima

 

Are all fantastic movies.  Well written and very well acted.  For his sci-fi genre... all the Trasnformer movies and Poltergeist (original and remake)

 

If you look at that list you posted, there are a ton of great movies he made.. and some that really suck... BFG>>> WTF??


Edited by IMBerzerk, Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:17 PM.


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Posted Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:20 PM

Man... how could I forget...

 

THE BLUES BROTHERS!!!  



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Posted Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:26 PM

Man... how could I forget...

 

THE BLUES BROTHERS!!!  

He didn't direct or produce that ... just a small acting part. See the matrix ...



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Posted Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:30 PM

Whoops.. sorry.   Loved that movie anyway...  



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Posted Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:34 PM

Looks like it might be too much VR'ish for me..



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Posted Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:59 PM

And here is the teaser trailer :)

 



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Posted Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:17 PM

Was barely aware of this thread, when to my surprise, my gf gave me the book as a birthday gift recently! Totally out of left field.  Will give it a read one of these days years.   :lol: 



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Posted Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:21 AM

wow... looks insane.... cameos from all kinds of movies as it should be.... and.... RUSH 

 

Can't wait






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