Pinball Nirvana Home Page

Go Back   Pinball Nirvana Forums > The Plunger > The Playfield

The Playfield A Forum for anything!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #691  
Old 03-31-2017, 09:36 AM
GSGregg GSGregg is offline
Inserted Coin
 

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Pasadena
Posts: 454
Credits: 39,643.23
Thanks: 194
Thanked 162 Times in 119 Posts
Rep Power: 13
GSGregg has a spectacular aura aboutGSGregg has a spectacular aura about
Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by GSGregg
"><img src=" height="16" width="16" />

Well, it (Desierto)'ll do until some good sci-fi shows up...


And, show up it did; check out Passengers with Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt. A colony ship/luxury liner awakens one of its sleeping clients without indicating why...and they won't 'get there' for ninety more years.....

It isn't The Mote In God's Eye (Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, 1974; forty-plus years later, still no one has made a movie of it), but extremely well done!

Bonus point: Jennifer ('The Hunger Games') does a good job as a blonde...
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to GSGregg For This Useful Post:
Ike Savage (03-31-2017)
  #692  
Old 04-05-2017, 01:17 PM
Ike Savage's Avatar
Ike Savage Ike Savage is offline
Pinball Porcupine
 

Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 3,097
Credits: 253,526.34
Thanks: 906
Thanked 545 Times in 422 Posts
Rep Power: 49
Ike Savage is a name known to allIke Savage is a name known to allIke Savage is a name known to allIke Savage is a name known to allIke Savage is a name known to allIke Savage is a name known to all
Default

well, i finally got to see the whole "flintstones - on the rocks" special. here's the opening:




seems it was produced by gennedy tartakovsky, the guy who did "dexter's laboratory" and a bunch of other stuff for adult swim.

the special was recently uploaded to archive.org. watch it / download it here:
https://archive.org/details/TheFlintstonesOnTheRocks


MY THOUGHTS?
it had its moments, particularly the opening scene above and the delicious bowling / claymation scene. other than those, it wasn't all that different from a regular episode, altho i thought it was a little more cynical than playful.
Reply With Quote
  #693  
Old 04-22-2017, 09:18 AM
StevOz's Avatar
StevOz StevOz is offline
Administrator
 

Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Down Under
Posts: 2,710
Credits: 115,693.40
Thanks: 50
Thanked 394 Times in 314 Posts
Rep Power: 45
StevOz is just really niceStevOz is just really niceStevOz is just really niceStevOz is just really niceStevOz is just really nice
Default

Now I'm about to throw this here thread back a few cogs...


I just had to find it, found it, will watch it soon...

10-4
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to StevOz For This Useful Post:
Ike Savage (04-22-2017)
  #694  
Old 04-22-2017, 01:21 PM
GSGregg GSGregg is offline
Inserted Coin
 

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Pasadena
Posts: 454
Credits: 39,643.23
Thanks: 194
Thanked 162 Times in 119 Posts
Rep Power: 13
GSGregg has a spectacular aura aboutGSGregg has a spectacular aura about
Default

Amazing what a little language modification can do...I forgot that there was an uncensored version.

Now, going back a few more cogs; how about a 44-minute documentary on my favorite WWII aircraft. And the beancounters wouldn't even let 'em use the superchargers that were part of the design ! ! !

__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to GSGregg For This Useful Post:
Coil_Smoke (04-24-2017)
  #695  
Old 04-22-2017, 07:13 PM
Ike Savage's Avatar
Ike Savage Ike Savage is offline
Pinball Porcupine
 

Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 3,097
Credits: 253,526.34
Thanks: 906
Thanked 545 Times in 422 Posts
Rep Power: 49
Ike Savage is a name known to allIke Savage is a name known to allIke Savage is a name known to allIke Savage is a name known to allIke Savage is a name known to allIke Savage is a name known to all
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by StevOz View Post
Now I'm about to throw this here thread back a few cogs...

C.W. McCall - Convoy - YouTube

I just had to find it, found it, will watch it soon...

10-4
man i ate that stuff up back in the day. i was like 12yrs old with a 23-channel CB radio and a decent antenna on the roof when that movie came out.

i learned the lingo, half-idolized big riggers, and spent a lot of time jawing on that thing. there was sort of a semi-southern accent in vogue on CB, and by copying it, i think that's when i started to get good at doing voice impressions, which later even helped with singing and being in musicals.

one time on CB, before my voice had turned, i found out that most people i talked to thought i was a girl. i kind of lost interest after that.


Quote:
Originally Posted by GSGregg
And the beancounters wouldn't even let 'em use the superchargers that were part of the design ! ! !
really? what's the story on that, gregg?
Reply With Quote
  #696  
Old 04-23-2017, 04:43 AM
StevOz's Avatar
StevOz StevOz is offline
Administrator
 

Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Down Under
Posts: 2,710
Credits: 115,693.40
Thanks: 50
Thanked 394 Times in 314 Posts
Rep Power: 45
StevOz is just really niceStevOz is just really niceStevOz is just really niceStevOz is just really niceStevOz is just really nice
Default

Got to say I was just expecting some corn ball laughs and not a lot else from the Convoy and it delivered on that score, that said it really had a lot more on offer and was really greater then the sum of it's parts.

Was well worth a second look see after all those years..

Bonus points for the name of the pinball machine alongside Card Whiz in the near opening diner brawl scene.
Reply With Quote
  #697  
Old 04-23-2017, 11:33 AM
GSGregg GSGregg is offline
Inserted Coin
 

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Pasadena
Posts: 454
Credits: 39,643.23
Thanks: 194
Thanked 162 Times in 119 Posts
Rep Power: 13
GSGregg has a spectacular aura aboutGSGregg has a spectacular aura about
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ike Savage View Post
Really? what's the story on (the 'beancounters'), gregg?
After war in Europe messed with everybody's heads, the US Army Air Core ordered 67 planes, and England joined France to order six HUNDRED sixty-seven (but GB was so experienced with aerial conflict that they rejected the one thing that made the high-performance plane what it was); France, however, fell to the Nazis and GB was left holding the bag for the entire order. The planes were such dogs, though, (what the hell would you exPECT?) that GB cancelled the remainder of the order after taking delivery of just three! Does that, or does it not, sound like beancounters at work?

From then on, P-38 was strictly an AMERican fighter. The video covered this in about 1-1/2 minutes starting at 06:00.

Quote:
Originally Posted by StevOz View Post
Bonus points for the name of the pinball machine alongside Card Whiz in the near opening diner brawl scene.
Steve, are you referring to the scene in the movie? I ran the music video several times, but failed to see anything resembling a pinball machine (so, no points for me, I guess...)
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to GSGregg For This Useful Post:
Ike Savage (04-23-2017)
  #698  
Old 04-25-2017, 01:20 AM
pinballfan1 pinballfan1 is offline
Pinball Collector
 

Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: United States
Posts: 19
Credits: 330.32
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 0
pinballfan1 is on a distinguished road
Default

I've been re-watching the show "Louie" lately. It's really great. I like the mix of sad and funny and irony; it's sardonic.

It also reminds me of personal stuff in my life though, which makes it harder to see. But I'm planning on getting around that to finish the last couple seasons.
Reply With Quote
  #699  
Old 04-25-2017, 03:16 PM
Ike Savage's Avatar
Ike Savage Ike Savage is offline
Pinball Porcupine
 

Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 3,097
Credits: 253,526.34
Thanks: 906
Thanked 545 Times in 422 Posts
Rep Power: 49
Ike Savage is a name known to allIke Savage is a name known to allIke Savage is a name known to allIke Savage is a name known to allIke Savage is a name known to allIke Savage is a name known to all
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pinballfan1 View Post
I've been re-watching the show "Louie" lately. It's really great. I like the mix of sad and funny and irony; it's sardonic.

It also reminds me of personal stuff in my life though, which makes it harder to see. But I'm planning on getting around that to finish the last couple seasons.
i'll have to check that out. i watched louis CK's 2017 standup special and found it fairly mediocre for him. other stuff i've seen of his in the past has been pretty hilarious.

...

btw, this is an adorable subreddit:
https://www.reddit.com/r/silentmoviegifs/

if you have RES (reddit enhancement suite) installed, the clips will play right in browser when you hit the movie icon. that way you won't have to go offsite to watch them.

all the greats are there-- buster keaton, charlie chaplin, mary pickford, harold lloyd, fatty arbuckle...... enjoy!
Reply With Quote
  #700  
Old 04-25-2017, 08:34 PM
pinballfan1 pinballfan1 is offline
Pinball Collector
 

Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: United States
Posts: 19
Credits: 330.32
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 0
pinballfan1 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ike Savage View Post
i'll have to check that out. i watched louis CK's 2017 standup special and found it fairly mediocre for him. other stuff i've seen of his in the past has been pretty hilarious.
Yeah, his 2017 stand-up special wasn't the best, but the previous ones are great. I highly recommend the show Louie though, it's good. The first season is mediocre or pretty good, and after that it gets even better.
Reply With Quote
  #701  
Old 04-27-2017, 02:17 PM
Shooby Doo Shooby Doo is offline
Inserted Coin
 

Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 56
Credits: 9,912.51
Thanks: 10
Thanked 45 Times in 29 Posts
Rep Power: 4
Shooby Doo will become famous soon enough
Default

I really liked Louie, it's a completely different show than anything else. Very unconventional. I haven't seen the new special yet though.

I watched Jim Jarmusch's newest movie "Paterson" last week. I've always been a big fan of his movies, but didn't care much for his last one ("Only Lovers Left Alive") and didn't have much motivation to watch this, but finally got around to it and don't regret it at all.

It's about a week in the life of a bus driver in Paterson, New Jersey, played by Kylo Ren/Adam Driver. It has very little plot outside of him being a bus driver who writes poetry, but it's captured in a very memorable way. I could really relate to the character and his daily randomness. Don't get me wrong, it's a bit artsy-fartsy, but for me it was very memorable. I look forward to watching it again.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
One From the Heart: A Movie Made for Vinyl LeeVanCleef The Playfield 5 03-02-2015 08:03 PM
2008 Rochester Game Room Show JonPurpleHaze Sales, Swaps & Needs 2 04-18-2008 10:27 PM
Rochester NY Gameroom Show JonPurpleHaze Sales, Swaps & Needs 21 03-19-2006 11:34 PM
A book suggestion, a great New Years gift. tiltjlp tiltjlp spouts off! 1 12-21-2005 03:07 AM
Visit the Vierzon Pin Show tiltjlp Visual Pinball and Visual PinMAME Discussion 2 05-22-2005 08:45 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Template-Modifications by TMS
Credits System provided by vBCredits II Deluxe (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.15 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.