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JohnLocke2342 updated his STATUS: about 9 hours ago

Now this is a poster I'd hang on my wall
Slick Nick
Slick Nick at 03:06 AM Jun 28

Awesome tribute to the 1st movie

the hash slinging slasher
the hash slinging slasher at 03:52 AM Jun 28

that's damn amazing!

Moviefreak2010
Moviefreak2010 at 08:21 AM Jun 28

yes

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JohnLocke2342 updated his STATUS: about 14 hours ago

There is a 100% chance that Star Trek Beyond bombs at the box office and this is the end of the rebooted universe. There's zero excitement for this movie from both the hardcore Trek fans and the casual moviegoing audience, the marketing has been absolutely baffling and they just released a final trailer attached to a Rihanna song that's absurd. It's too bad as well since the cast is brilliant and the series started off so promising back in Star Trek 09.
JohnLocke2342
JohnLocke2342 at 01:59 AM Jun 28

^ I hope so dude - I would love to be wrong.. I'm realllllly looking forward to this one!

Vampjezzc
Vampjezzc at 02:19 AM Jun 28

I remember seeing the '09 one at least 3 times in the theater, I was so excited by it, I loved the feel and look, it felt fun and new. I have seen Into Darkness once, in the theater, and I haven't even seen the trailer for the newest one, because they are going down a road that feels so dark and depressing, and un-Star Trek. I agree this one is doomed unfortunately, it started out with so much promise.

the hash slinging slasher
the hash slinging slasher at 04:01 AM Jun 28

I agree this hasn't had the excitement going for it as the previous films, and if it does bomb, I wouldn't put it past the studio to start making spin-off's to keep the franchise alive.

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JohnLocke2342 updated his STATUS: about 17 hours ago

Olenna last night was speaking for the entire GoT audience when she told the unbearable sand snakes to shut up and fuck off. Amazing.
OldKingClancy
OldKingClancy at 05:49 PM Jun 27

Glinda
Glinda at 06:52 PM Jun 27

^lol

I love that woman and was so happy she shut all three of them down.

unbinkable
unbinkable at 08:05 PM Jun 27

Barbara?

JohnLocke2342 updated his STATUS: about 18 hours ago

People keep assuming "A Song of Ice and Fire" is Jon + Dany and yes I believe her and the dragons will be the ultimate tool in the war against the dead but I don't think that's it. I think it's just Jon Snow. HE is the song of ice and fire.
Glinda
Glinda at 04:23 PM Jun 27

Wow, good point. I was thinking Jon and Dany too, but now that we know for certain his heritage, it sure does make more sense that it's just Jon.

OldKingClancy
OldKingClancy at 04:31 PM Jun 27

Jon is the song, he's always been the song. The union of Ice and Fire and the song of his defeating the Night King.

unbinkable
unbinkable at 05:13 PM Jun 27

I was under the assumption that most people saw Jon as "the song" since just about everyone believes the R+L=J theory. I thought the idea of Jon + Dany being the song was something people weren't considering much.

I honestly don't care which way the show goes, because for the first time, I have complete faith in a writing team on a TV show. These people will blow my mind no matter what.

JohnLocke2342 updated his STATUS: about 19 hours ago

Oh hey IT'S MOTHER FUCKING SHARK WEEK!! An entire week dedicated to my favorite animal - how can you go wrong with that? THANKS DISCOVERY WE APPRECIATE IT
Scotch
Scotch at 04:27 PM Jun 27

A week full of the baddest dude in the sea (that we know of). Fuck. Yes!

XSsoCX
XSsoCX at 04:51 PM Jun 27

I prefer Glaucus Atlanticus week myself, but Shark week is aces too.....

emmyd
emmyd at 07:26 PM Jun 27

I'm so happy right now :D This week is going to ROCK.

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JohnLocke2342 updated his STATUS: about 20 hours ago

Just when everyone thought Thrones went out and blew their load by delivering arguably their best episode ever in Battle of the Bastards they managed to follow it up arguably the single best episode of the series from start to finish last night. Brilliantly and beautifully crafted to a soon to be iconic in the world of Thrones soundtrack called "the light of the seven". Jesus. When you think of where our characters were at the beginning of the season and where they ended up last night along with the state of power in the seven kingdoms then you're looking at almost a full 180. Westeros has been turned upside down and with all of that being said the dead are still coming.
unbinkable
unbinkable at 03:07 PM Jun 27

SPOILERS!!

At the start of the season, Sansa and Theon were escaping from Ramsey. At the end of the season, Ramsey is dead, Sansa is basically queen of the north and Theon is on a ship with Daenerys riding toward King's Landing. This is the biggest 180 of the season in my opinion. So fucking badass.

Glinda
Glinda at 03:58 PM Jun 27

It's all mind boggling. I think this may be the single best episode of any show I've ever seen. Definitely the best finale of any series. No stones left unturned, they really delivered on this. It's just been a fantastic season all around.

JohnLocke2342 updated his STATUS: 1 day ago

Game of Thrones is the single greatest show of all-time and it isn't even finished yet
Glinda
Glinda at 04:05 PM Jun 27

Agree! I'm still not recovered from watching this insanely awesome episode.

JohnLocke2342 updated his STATUS: 1 day ago

We live in a culture with an obsessive need to compare and pit everything against one another - no matter how badly they don't warrant said comparison. Case in point the constant LOTR vs GoT battles when they have NOTHING TO DO WITH EACH OTHER WHATSOEVER outside of a thinly connected fantasy background (which aren't even attached to the same side of the spectrum). They're absolutely nothing alike in any way and the biggest defender of this is comparing the recent Battle of the Bastards and Aragorn/Legolas/Gimli on the battlefield at Pelennor fields. One showing war as the absolutely brutal, dark, disgusting and horrific means of hell that it is while the other showcasing the heroes triumphantly cutting down enemies while counting off their kills. Polar fucking opposite. So please, for the love of everything stop comparing these two equally brilliant franchises.
Cochise
Cochise at 10:31 PM Jun 26

although the tone and obviously story is pretty different I think it's just the medieval-style fantasy world that makes them so easy to compare, and it's hard to blame them when they're easily the two biggest franchises of that type right now, maybe ever.

JohnLocke2342 updated his STATUS: 2 days ago

The Shallows manages to stand out from the bombastic summer movie season by framing itself as a lean character driven thriller.. and that's exactly what it is. We're introduced to Nancy (conveniently named for some ANOES comparisons?), a med student full of life whose slowly losing motivation after her mother's death - yet is figuratively and literally awakened into a fighting mindset when she stumbles into the feeding ground of a massive great white. That very simple premise gives us a character journey that coupled with some really solid work for Blake Lively feels authentic and genuine (right up until the finale that of course has to up the ante and in doing so split the audience - I was fine with it). Solid thrills, solid scares and some intense moments make this the quintessential afternoon Netflix watch. Stunning cinematography as well if I might add. 7/10
Glinda
Glinda at 12:12 AM Jun 27

Nice review. I thought the same when we learned her name is Nancy! Really is a fun movie and I think I'd give it the same rating. I may move it to 7.5 when I watch it again, which I'm already itching to do. I'm fine with the finale as well.

That cinematography was so beautiful! I loved even in the beginning when we saw her diving under to escape the waves while paddling out. Everything was so pretty.

emmyd
emmyd at 12:53 AM Jun 27

Wow great review, I'm even more excited knowing it's actually good. Eeeeeek!

timmyd
timmyd at 01:14 AM Jun 27

GREAT to hear . I'm checking out the late show tomorrow night.

JohnLocke2342 updated his STATUS: 2 days ago

Off to the theater for The Shallows!
Pat Hatfreet
Pat Hatfreet at 03:34 AM Jun 26

I hope you dig it.

Moviefreak2010
Moviefreak2010 at 07:15 AM Jun 26

enjoy

timmyd
timmyd at 01:26 AM Jun 27

whoo hoo.

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JohnLocke2342 posted a BLOG item 3 days ago

Jon's story in Battle of the Bastards is not what people think

Jon's story this season has been about his death. Not the death of his body, which lasted a few episodes and about a single day in the in-universe timeline. This season has been about the death of his spirit, a much more meaningful death than mere flesh. The death of his spirit stretched out with pieces of Jon being chipped away until he had no hope, only fear and despair. That despair comes to a head when Rickon dies in front of him, and its why he charged the Bolton lines all alone. He wasn't fooled or lured out. He was looking for an end.

'Battle of the Bastards' isn't a story about fighting to regain a home or a title. 'Battle of the Bastards' is the story of Jon's resurrection.

People who say that Jon hasn't noticeably changed by coming back from death have missed the change, because they expected the change to be for the better. Jon's behavior this season has been characterized by fear. Fear of death, certainly. But more than that is fear of not having a say in his own fate. Jon's life has mostly sucked for the past 5 years, and then he was murdered by his own men. That would make anybody afraid of the future, that all its going to be is more shit and misery. As he says to Sansa:

Jon: I'm tired of fighting. Its all I've done since I left Winterfell... I've fought, and I lost.

Jon shows that fear every time he is reminded that he can't control his own fate. When anybody mentions his death, he looks like a beaten dog. When Sansa wants to retake Winterfell, he wants nothing to do with it, and he only agrees to it when Sansa presses him with the knowledge that Ramsey has Rickon. Even when he agrees, he looks afraid, like he wants to be anywhere in the world other than where he is, or maybe be anybody other than who he is.

This leads to the discussions the night before the battle. In talking with Sansa its clear that Jon doesn't believe they'll win, but he doesn't have any other choice than to follow the path he is on.

Sansa: Its not enough!

Jon: No its not enough, its what we have!

This is followed by one of the most devastating exchanges I've ever seen on the show.

Sansa: I'm not going back there alive. Do you understand me?

Jon: I won't ever let him touch you again. I'll protect you, I promise.

Sansa: No one can protect me. No one can protect anyone.

Setting aside what this says about Sansa's state of mind, this exchange is devastating to Jon's state of mind. Protecting Sansa is the only task Jon has willingly embraced since dying. Jon is only at Winterfell because of Sansa and Rickon, and now Sansa has declared that he is powerless to do the one thing he wants to do: protect his family.

This declaration of Jon's powerlessness is followed by his conversation with Melisandre where he asks Mel not to bring him back if he dies. Thats Jon trying to gain power over at least one thing: the ability to have it all end for good, and not be forced back into the shit and misery again. Mel won't even give him that, because she has to try, and its up to the Lord of Light as to whether or not Jon is brought back.

Mel: Maybe he brought you here to die again.

Jon: What kind of god would do something like that?

Mel: The one we've got.

At this point, Jon has control over nothing. He can't protect his family, he's on the verge of a battle he never wanted, he doesn't have enough men to have any real control over whether they win or lose, and he can't even trust that death will bring it all to an end. His hope for the future is hanging on by a thread.

Then Ramsey lets Rickon run across the field. Forget all that "Jon is a Stark who is loyal to his family" stuff. This is much simpler. The only thing Jon is living for at this moment is to protect the two family members he can. One of them just denied that he can protect her. The other one is running across the field with arrows flying down. When Rickon starts running across the field, there is only one thing left for Jon: protect his little brother. He has no power, only the thread of hope that he can do that.

Rickon dies, and the screen darkens as the camera looks down at him from Jon's perspective. When Jon looks at Ramsey its not with anger but with despair. The gods keep pouring shit down on Jon, and spat in the face of the last bit of hope he had.

Thats why he charges. True, there were arrows coming down that he was trying to outrun, but they were being released in volleys; he could have tried turning around and escaping between volleys. But he wasn't trying to escape the arrows, or lead his men to victory, or kill Ramsey. He was charging as a challenge to the gods, either to keep him alive or let him die in peace. When his horse goes down, he thinks he has an answer: the gods didn't bring him there to magically pull out a victory, they really did bring him there just to die again. But at the very last second his own men catch up, and he has to fight.

As the battle progresses, he finds himself buried beneath the bodies, the metaphor of the gods pouring misery down on his head suddenly becoming literal. He could have stopped there, give up and suffocate beneath the weight. Thats what makes the 'rebirth' scene so powerful: he claws his way back out and declares that he wants to live. Even Kit Harington describes the scene this way:

“When the crush starts happening, he slows down, and there's that thing of peace where he thinks: 'I could just stay here and let it all end.’ "And then something drives him to fight up, and that moment when he comes up and grasps for breath, he is reborn again. . ."

After a season where Jon has wanted to run away, a season of fear and worry, a season where he has no control, he declares in the face of all of it that he still wants to live. This is followed almost immediately by defeat turning into victory, with the gods sending salvation in the form of saviors from the Vale. When Jon climbs over the bodies and stares down Ramsey, he has a look in his eyes he hasn't had all season, one that I don't think he's ever had on the show: the look of absolute intent, a man who knows what he wants and is about to go take it.

This season has been about Jon's death. First the death of his body. Then the death of his belief, and the death of his will. Then finally the death of his hope.

Only in the final minutes of 'Battle of the Bastards' has Jon truly returned to life, and now we'll finally see the change that everybody expected back when life returned to his body.

Jon always had the ice. Now he has the fire.

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/gameofthrones/comments/4pndkb/everything_jons_story_in_battle_of_the_bastards/


Mood: Chillin'

Glinda
Glinda at 04:12 PM Jun 25

Wow, this is fantastic. I really needed to read this - through tears at that. Such a testament to Kit Harrington's acting that he truly was able to convey all of these fears, doubts and emotions locked inside of him. I wish this had come up on the screen at the end of the episode, to enlighten all the naysayers criticizing him for going into this battle against all odds. To see Jon as he is this season and who he has become after his resurrection and who he was before this battle and who he was coming out of it. My favorite episode of my favorite season.

Thanks for posting this.

JohnLocke2342 updated his STATUS: 3 days ago

We can dream, right?
OldKingClancy
OldKingClancy at 05:36 PM Jun 25

"Don't look at me like that Dany."
"Why not?
"We're cousins."
"Says who?"
"The internet."

Weapon X
Weapon X at 09:11 PM Jun 25

^ "Cousins schmousins. My family has a long history of breeding brother to sister."
"Yeah? How'd that work out for the Lannisters?

cerealkiller182
cerealkiller182 at 09:22 PM Jun 25

Honestly, I'm dreaming of a versus situation.

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Laksmikanti
Laksmikanti at 04:37 AM Jun 25

My God in Heaven, what a dress... and her!.

Glinda
Glinda at 05:13 AM Jun 25

That dress is absolutely gorgeous. She's so beautiful.

Pat Hatfreet
Pat Hatfreet at 03:05 AM Jun 26

Damn!

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JohnLocke2342 updated his STATUS: 4 days ago

I'm pretty damn intrigued by "Lights Out" and the early reviews calling it a lean, mean, character driven horror movie. The original short was terrifying and turning it into a (rather short) feature length movie could've gone either way. That's just one more flick that's creeping up my radar - pun not intended.
emmyd
emmyd at 04:01 AM Jun 25

Yup I'm excited. Looks scary as hell. I agree with both Scotch and timmyd ^ here's hoping it's a good one.

Glinda
Glinda at 05:19 AM Jun 25

Saw the trailer on big screen for the first time today and loved it even more. Looks really good.

Pat Hatfreet
Pat Hatfreet at 03:10 AM Jun 26

I'm curious to see this one.

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JohnLocke2342 updated his STATUS: 4 days ago

sLaShEr84
sLaShEr84 at 06:59 PM Jun 24

Great action movie.

Weapon X
Weapon X at 09:20 PM Jun 24

I'd like to see this as a full Frazetta-style painting.

Scotch
Scotch at 11:43 PM Jun 24

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