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Comment: Re:Nonstop action? Whattabore. (Score 1) 327

I'm in my 40's with a good deal of my friends in their 30's and some in their 20's.

I spend a great deal of time championing old, must-watch movies. I especially enjoy the AFI lists published in 2007:
http://www.afi.com/100years/mo...

The heroes and villains list makes for a much better sell than the fairly dry top-10 list of AFI films. There's no denying how good Citizen Kane and The Godfather are, but somewhere after Casablanca and Raging Bull, while you've spent 11 hours watching some of the finest cinema ever made, you could use a little lighter fare.

1 CITIZEN KANE 1941
2 THE GODFATHER 1972
3 CASABLANCA 1942
4 RAGING BULL 1980
5 SINGIN' IN THE RAIN 1952
6 GONE WITH THE WIND 1939
7 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA 1962
8 SCHINDLER'S LIST 1993
9 VERTIGO 1958
10 THE WIZARD OF OZ 1939

The villains list... :)

http://www.afi.com/100Years/ha...


Dr. Hannibal Lecter (in THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS)
Norman Bates (in PSYCHO)
Darth Vader (in THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK)
The Wicked Witch of the West (in THE WIZARD OF OZ)
Nurse Ratched (in ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST)
Mr. Potter (in IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE)
Alex Forrest (in FATAL ATTRACTION)
Phyllis Dietrichson (in DOUBLE INDEMNITY)
Regan MacNeil (in THE EXORCIST)
The Queen (in SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS)

Now we're talking!

Comment: Re:Action movies are boring. (Score 2) 327

When a character has practically no limitations, there is no risk. When there is no risk, there's nothing interesting happening. The result? Bored viewers, even if the on-screen activity is rapid and frantic.

Odd, in a thread about Star Trek.

The major characters were always limited superheroes. In TOS, nobody could out-engineer Scotty, out-crafty Kirk, outwit or overpower Spock, and McCoy would always arrive with the cure at the last moment. In TNG, it was more of the same. Super-diplomat JLP would come out on top, and why have a Vulcan when you can have a super-Vulcan++ android, even stronger with better logic? You're never going to lose in battle, ship-to-ship or hand-to-hand with a Klingon at the ready!

We like seeing heroic characters swoop to the rescue: You're all clear kid; now lets blow this thing and go home, anyone?

Comment: Re:more NOS and less lense flare (Score 2) 327

You have to steal a little from it...

Reboot or not, there's characters and "checkpoints" along the old continuum that you need to hit. It's like rebooting Spider Man but not having him face his greatest and most formidable villains. Of course Spidey faces a revamped Oswald. Of course Kirk fights revamped Khan.

Comment: Re:I don't get it (Score 1) 170

by mythosaz (#48655863) Attached to: Minecraft Creator Notch's $70 Million Mansion Recreated In Minecraft

OK, he can't buy a $70 million mansion (If he can find more of them.) every year.

I'm pretty sure he can.

2.5 billion minus 70 million is 2.43 billion.
Assuming a 0% return on his existing 2.43 billion, he can only buy mansions like this every year until he turns 70.
Assuming a 1% return on his existing 2.43 billion, he can only buy mansions like this every year until he turns 80.
If he can get 2%, he can keep it up until he's 100.

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