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Re: Samuel L. Jackson announces 'Avengers' cast

Postby TheDukester » 26 Jul 2010 02:44

Haven't seen a movie in a theater since ... 1994 or 1995. One of those two. I could look it up, but I can't be bothered.

It sort of makes me sad, actually. I used to love going to the movies when I was younger. Part of it was going and goofing off with my friends, sure, but I also enjoyed seeing the films. That part's just long gone, apparently.
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Re: Samuel L. Jackson announces 'Avengers' cast

Postby Sev » 26 Jul 2010 06:12

So who's playing the part of John Steed :?
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Re: Samuel L. Jackson announces 'Avengers' cast

Postby Apjak » 28 Jul 2010 18:47

Inception was pretty good.

I always want to take the time to repeat my stand that when someone says they don't read comics, to me that is tantamount to saying "I don't read."

Sequntial Art should be seen as a whole medium not just Superhero comics...

A few examples of non-superhero genre comics on the big screen:
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Re: Samuel L. Jackson announces 'Avengers' cast

Postby DuneFishUK » 28 Jul 2010 19:00

Apjak wrote:Inception was pretty good.

I've tried to see that twice now, it's been sold out both times :x (2-for-1 on Wednesdays)

Had to just go into down and drink beer.. again :o

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Re: Samuel L. Jackson announces 'Avengers' cast

Postby Redstar » 28 Jul 2010 22:35

merkin muffley wrote:They gave Wonder Woman some kind of update recently, didn't they? I would think that a movie is inevitable. I'm all for it, and when I say "it" I mean "bondage."

Yeah, the backstory for Wonder Woman was rebooted and her personality and costume re-designed. Her new origin is essentially Superman's, with whatever her island is called having been destroyed by Hades and her being sent out to the "World of Man" as an infant.

Old and new costume:

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I like it but it's not really "Wonder Woman". Of course a metal bikini wasn't fitting either, but the least they could do is try to look somewhat Greek.

Apjak wrote:I always want to take the time to repeat my stand that when someone says they don't read comics, to me that is tantamount to saying "I don't read."

I agree with you there, though a lot of people would argue that they're not comics, they're "graphic novels" or some shit like that. Like a different word really changes the fact it's still illustrated panels with speech balloons. :roll:

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Postby SandChigger » 28 Jul 2010 22:40

Apjak wrote:when someone says they don't read comics ... that is tantamount to saying "I don't read."

Um... not. :)

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Postby Serkanner » 29 Jul 2010 01:49

Apjak wrote:Inception was pretty good.

I always want to take the time to repeat my stand that when someone says they don't read comics, to me that is tantamount to saying "I don't read."


Bollocks.
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Re: Samuel L. Jackson announces 'Avengers' cast

Postby Freakzilla » 29 Jul 2010 09:19

Serkanner wrote:
Apjak wrote:Inception was pretty good.

I always want to take the time to repeat my stand that when someone says they don't read comics, to me that is tantamount to saying "I don't read."


Bollocks.


No, it's saying, "I don't look at cartoon drawings with captions".
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Postby TheDukester » 29 Jul 2010 12:14

Apjak wrote:I always want to take the time to repeat my stand that when someone says they don't read comics, to me that is tantamount to saying "I don't read."

Horseshit.

Sorry, I really should have your back on this one, as I'm a lifelong comics fan (capes when I was younger; a bit more selective now). I enjoy graphic storytelling (well, good graphic storytelling), but many people don't, or else have never tried it, or else have never heard of it. That doesn't make them poor readers or non-readers. That's just silly elitism.
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Re: Samuel L. Jackson announces 'Avengers' cast

Postby lotek » 29 Jul 2010 12:54

isn't separating graphic novels from literature a form of elitism?

I'm not saying they are or should be for that matter, just that a lot of people consider them as works of art and not knowing about them is a miss if you like good stories :)
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Re: Samuel L. Jackson announces 'Avengers' cast

Postby merkin muffley » 29 Jul 2010 14:32

I would like to suggest that Apjak was using a little bit of rhetorical hyperbole when he said that saying "I don't read comics" is the same as saying "I don't read." Because that would be complete horseshit, if taken at face value.

But I like graphic novels. :mrgreen:
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Postby Kojiro » 29 Jul 2010 17:11

lotek wrote:isn't separating graphic novels from literature a form of elitism?

I'm not saying they are or should be for that matter, just that a lot of people consider them as works of art and not knowing about them is a miss if you like good stories :)


This is the way I see it. Comics and "graphic novels" are just another form of literature.
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Postby DuneFishUK » 29 Jul 2010 19:12

Kojiro wrote:
lotek wrote:isn't separating graphic novels from literature a form of elitism?

I'm not saying they are or should be for that matter, just that a lot of people consider them as works of art and not knowing about them is a miss if you like good stories :)


This is the way I see it. Comics and "graphic novels" are just another form of literature.

It's like comparing radio to TV.

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Postby Kojiro » 29 Jul 2010 22:03

So what do you call novels or anthological magazines with illustrations?
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Postby SandChigger » 29 Jul 2010 23:11

Illustrated. ;)

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Re: Samuel L. Jackson announces 'Avengers' cast

Postby D Pope » 29 Jul 2010 23:14

ZING! :lol:
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Re: Samuel L. Jackson announces 'Avengers' cast

Postby Freakzilla » 14 Aug 2010 21:56

DuneFishUK wrote:
Apjak wrote:Inception was pretty good.

I've tried to see that twice now, it's been sold out both times :x (2-for-1 on Wednesdays)

Had to just go into down and drink beer.. again :o


Just saw it, excellent!
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Re: Samuel L. Jackson announces 'Avengers' cast

Postby merkin muffley » 15 Aug 2010 09:28

Freakzilla wrote:
DuneFishUK wrote:
Apjak wrote:Inception was pretty good.

I've tried to see that twice now, it's been sold out both times :x (2-for-1 on Wednesdays)

Had to just go into down and drink beer.. again :o


Just saw it, excellent!


Great movie.
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