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  1. U2 - Songs of Experience

    Just like last time, they're making the album artwork a family affair. The new single cover, featuring Edge's daughter Sian, is below, along with the rumored album cover, featuring both Sian and Bono's son Eli, as seen on the recent JT30 tour. I like the family imagery, but the "child wearing a military helmet" motif is tired.
  2. U2 - Songs of Experience

    The December 1 date is pretty solid. I helped work on this story for U2songs.com, and the Irish Sun literally stole it. No joke. Tabloid bastards. http://www.u2songs.com/news/songs_of_experience_update1
  3. Like so many movies lately, I liked the first half of this (precisely because the action was just a rehash of the early Alien movies) and the second half really fell apart for me. SPOILER QUESTION: If David at the end of the film wants to wipe out humanity, why mess around with planting the alien embryos in the cryo chamber? Why not just kill everyone on board the ship while they're sleeping and destroy all the human embryos? I'm sure there's something that explains all of this in the copious dialogue that came before.
  4. R.I.P. Chris Cornell

    Very sad news. I thought he transitioned out of the grunge ghetto more elegantly than anyone else. His James Bond song was one of the absolute best.
  5. Guardians of the Galaxy 2

    I really disliked it as well. (The Pirates of the Caribbean analogy is spot on.) I felt like a cranky old man watching this. It's too loud! There's too much happening on screen! What planet are they on? Are they even on a planet? Does it even freaking matter? Wait, was that actually David Hasselhoff? Never have I been so glad to emerge from a dark theater and re-enter the real world.
  6. Star Wars: Rogue One

    I feel almost exactly the same way! I kind of liked this when I saw it on the big screen, but when I watched it again on disc it was a major disappointment. It's 80 minutes of painful exposition followed by a pretty, but largely forgettable, space battle. That scene with Mads Mikkelson talking on and on... and on and on and on via hologram reaches almost Jar Jar levels of cringe-worthiness.
  7. Thor: Ragnarok

    I like it too, despite the fact that: 1. The camp factor--complete with Led Zep soundtrack--seems imported from Guardians of the Galaxy and 2. The "look--former teammates are now fighting each other!" motif seems imported from the last Captain America movie
  8. Star Wars: Rogue One

    Here the director tries to convince us that the entire end of the movie was reshot because the original version had a third act that was "a bit too long." https://www.yahoo.com/news/director-rogue-one-reveals-exactly-232155616.html
  9. Skull Island

    I missed the post-credits tag but read about it later. I knew going in that this was tied to Godzilla somehow. Actually, when John C. Reilly's character kept making cryptic references to "a bigger one" lurking on the island, I thought Godzilla might actually make a cameo in this movie!
  10. Skull Island

    I thought it was fun. Samuel L. Jackson is hilarious throughout, even more so than John C. Reilly. There are a lot of movie stars in this! I enjoyed it a lot more than Jackson's version. The opening scenes in places like Shanghai and Bangkok just after the end of the Vietnam war were more fleshed out than I was expecting. I enjoyed those as much as anything that happened on Skull Island. The post-war military industrial complex vibe of this movie was interesting.
  11. Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

    People on Twitter are apparently freaking out that the two movie titles form a sentence: "The Force awakens the last Jedi..." And then of course there's all kinds of funny speculation about what the title of Episode 9 will be. https://www.yahoo.com/news/twitter-realized-star-wars-movie-231359605.html
  12. Split (Shyamalan)

    I saw this one today and liked it. McAvoy is great in the most over-the-top way possible. I also thought the girl from The Witch was good. LOL about that ending! After seeing it I read a few professional reviews to see how they addressed that ending without giving anything away, and a couple handled it quite creatively. It reminded me of Cloverfield Lane for numerous reasons. I think both films lost their momentum during the final moments.
  13. Star Wars: Rogue One

    Everyone keeps talking about that shot not being in the film, but I don't think it's representative of all the missing footage. I mean, at least Jyn does still don an Imperial uniform in the movie, even though that shot doesn't appear. There is SO MUCH other footage missing. In fact, just this weekend my FB newsfeed was filled with a "See it again!" trailer from Disney/Lucasfilm, and it continues to show shots of Jyn fighting AT-ATs on the beach. The "iconic" shot of Jyn kind of reminds me of this promo shot of Luke from ESB, which was never in the film either. I always thought it was weird that he was cupping his hand around the hot part of the blade.
  14. Inferno

    I know nothing about this movie but as I was perusing the forum just now this is what I saw before I clicked on the title. Ha!
  15. Star Wars: Rogue One

    Heh, sorry! I wasn't criticizing your post for spoilers, I was giving warning that the post I was about to write contained them, i.e. details about the AT-AT battle.
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