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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #420 on: September 08, 2011, 07:40:34 AM »
I'm not sure if I made fun of Mrs. Sirharles for watching Bridesmaids. If not, then I fully intended to.

But... I grabbed it because I can't stand to not be downloading anything. It's hilarious. Though I think it resonates with me because I stand in a corner and watch that sort of behavior every weekend.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #421 on: September 08, 2011, 02:14:48 PM »
So, anyway, I recently watched all three Bourne movies in a row to kill a few days at work... It was the first time I've watched the super special extended version of Bourne Supremacy, and I was shocked to see all these cut scenes that were then used in Bourne Ultimatum, most in a completely different context.  Like 10% of Ultimatum is reused scenes from Supremacy!

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #422 on: September 08, 2011, 02:33:51 PM »
We don't have a Back to the Future thread?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38884033/ns/technology_and_science-innovation/t/nike-patents-plan-self-lacing-shoes

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Nike patents plan for self-lacing shoes
Company working on technology that includes automatic ankle cinching system

Nike has filed a patent for a self-lacing shoe that resembles the sneakers from "Back to the Future 2" so closely, one has to wonder whether a hover-board and flux capacitor could be far behind.

There is currently no timetable for when these shoes may hit the market, but the patent shoes indicate that Nike is definitely working on the technology.

According to the patent, "the automatic lacing system provides a set of straps that can be automatically opened and closed to switch between a loosened and tightened position of the upper. The article further includes an automatic ankle cinching system that is configured to automatically adjust an ankle portion of the upper."

Which is to say, you slip a switch, and the shoe tightens as if you just pulled and tightened conventional laces. The switch activates a motor that rolls or unrolls a spool of wire distributed throughout the shoe. When the spool reels in the wire, the shoe tightens along axis supported by various rods.

Naturally, the system requires a power source, and the shoe will have an on-board battery. However, the patent reveals that Nike hasn't decided whether to go with a USB or a mini-USB port to charge the shoe.


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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #423 on: September 08, 2011, 02:34:58 PM »
And...


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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #424 on: September 08, 2011, 06:10:20 PM »
More on the Marty McFly shoes:

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The Nike Air Mag aka “Marty McFly” shoe has captured every eye in the sneaker community within the past 24 hours. Earlier today, we notified you that Mr. Marty McFly himself, Michael J. Fox will appear on David Letterman tonight with some details regarding this highly anticipated release; however, we have just learned from Nike CEO Mark Parker that there will be 1500 pairs auctioned on eBay. All of the proceeds will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Stay tuned for the official date of the eBay auction.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #425 on: September 08, 2011, 06:14:51 PM »
Man, fuck them. WHERE ARE THE HOVERBOARDS?!

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #426 on: September 08, 2011, 06:15:31 PM »
If I had $50K laying around, I'd buy a pair of those shoes.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #427 on: September 14, 2011, 11:43:20 PM »
The really big fucking Hollywood news right now is that Emma Stone has ditched the blonde look. I just want to post that. Because I think that's all I care about.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #428 on: September 15, 2011, 12:03:25 AM »
We all need something to hang on to.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #429 on: September 15, 2011, 07:46:43 AM »
We all need something to hang on to.

That would be her jokey promise that she's going to dress up like slave Leia.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #430 on: September 18, 2011, 03:05:52 AM »
Read a great article about Hollywood last night.  Maybe great because it confirms my own pre-supposed opinions, but nonetheless well-written.

http://moreintelligentlife.com/content/ideas/david-thomson/writing-hill?page=0%2C1

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But that marketing has lingered past its own shelf-life and the lost art of mainstream pictures. Hollywood thinking still wants us to trust that good-looking people are good; that you will fall in love and get a happy ending; that women are seen, while men watch; that desire and dreaming are necessary pursuits that take precedence over evidence and reasoning; that justice will be done, very likely with a gun; that stories are resolved and heroes are sound; that you can understand experience just by looking (so keep everything cinematic); that shopping can make you whole and clean (think of Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman”, one of Hollywood’s fondest love-letters to itself); that, in the land of the free, celebrity is a hallowed state, instead of the madness waiting for a Charlie Sheen.

I know, that’s a lot to take in, and your response may echo the movie executives in February when Charles Ferguson said, “And that’s wrong”— “He can’t mean me! Can he?”

But I do mean you, and me, and our prospects for intelligent life. I mean the realisation that “Hollywood” is deceased, and deranged—a dangerous ghost. I am thinking of its grim legacy of rousing catch-phrases in our public life: “mission accomplished”, “no child left behind”, “the show must go on”, “a well regulated militia”, “the remaking of New Orleans”, and even “orderly change”.
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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #431 on: September 18, 2011, 10:28:54 AM »
Yeah, preaching to the choir. But a nice read.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #432 on: September 22, 2011, 10:29:25 PM »
Um....woah....wait a minute. Horrible Bosses is a great movie. How come no one has told me about it?

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #433 on: September 23, 2011, 12:30:02 AM »
everyone i trusted told me to see it.  been waiting for a non-cam version forever.

tonight, though, was this:


fucking outstanding.  Just the right amounts of humor, touching emotions, macho speak, and moody Irish landscapes.  But mostly humor. 

"I'm not a psychopath, I'm a sociopath!  My last analyst told me so."

"What's the difference?"

"....I don't know.  It's a sticky point."

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #434 on: September 23, 2011, 07:15:45 AM »
Yeah, Monkey and I have been raving about this in our special place. It was fucking awesome. I actually feel like watching it again.