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#1529

They are pretty good ! Thanks, more stuff to listen

@onLooSe Ok, i’m updating my opinion from ‘pretty good’ to really fcking great . I keep on coming back to them again and again these past few days.


#1530

You’re welcome… :stuck_out_tongue:


#1531

Since Kobe Bryant as well as the people inside the helicopter he was in has passed away, I have decided to watch one of his short films “Dear Basketball”, which is based on a poem he wrote for The Players’ Tribune.


This was also directed by Glen Keane, whose experience in Disney is further proof of his proficiency, with the sketch artstyle really helping to give a sense of intimacy towards the movie. It doesn’t look like it is officially up on YouTube at the moment, but a ton of bootlegs exist there. I may look into Richard Williams’ Prologue in the future, which is another legend and huge figure who has passed on not too long ago, this time an influential animator behind The Thief and the Cobbler (before the kind folks at The Completion Bond Company took it away) and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
Edit: I forgot to tell that originally the short was attached to go90’s website, but since that shut down it would show a dead link. The one day upload of the short I noticed was uploaded not too long after Bryant’s passing, And it also had John Williams scoring the project, which you may know him from Star Wars and Harry Potter (the first three films I think, they had a different one in the last movies).


#1532

Insanely depressing. Kobe and his little girl. So messed up. :frowning:

Finished P3 of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. It wasn’t bad, but it certainly wasn’t as impressive as P1 or P2. It was like I thought.

some spoilers discussing the show

Focusing the season around going to hell simply to save her boyfriend was a huge disaster in my opinion, and the inspiration of making hell based off of Wizard of Oz felt out of place. Still, it wasn’t bad to the point that I couldn’t finish it or say the show was ruined. I am hoping P4 focusing on the better aspects of the series.

Also, very glad we got a short trip of Riverdale. I was hoping we would get a bigger crossover but I guess that’s the best we will ever get. lol

Now I will find some history stuff on Youtube or something and watch that. :laughing:


#1533

And apparently they have taken down the upload anyway, so you’ll have no choice but to rely on unofficial sources anyway. Oh well.
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#1534

Just checked out The Owl House, been waiting for it for a while. It has a slow start, but I’m hoping it’ll be a hit like Gravity Falls. Plus, it has magic and a door to a magical fantasy world, so…


#1535

Stopped watching right after the first episode. The completely meaningless politics just took me out of it. Does it get good later?


#1536

I’m reading The Witcher Sesaon Of Storms. I’m listening to the following song. I’m working on watching a ton of shows that are in my list on Netflix and prime video.
Song:


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#1538

I didn’t know Evan Rachel Wood sang. :thinking:

Girl, get to working on the next seasons of West World. :joy:


#1539

She didn’t last long in the movie anyhow.


#1540

Movies

Hmm I actually watched a lot of rewatches recently. My sister hasn’t seen some movies so we watched First Fight, Gemini Man, and Ready or Not. All of which I enjoyed the first time around and the second time around.

TV

I’ve been grinding my way through The Mentalist I just hit season 5 or 7. I’m over the hump. I definitely feel like the Red John thing has been handled poorly both stretched too long and not even enough time. I mean I watched a 24 episode Season 4 and there were TWO episodes that touched on Red John and they were the season finale. I feel like if you have that many episode you should be able to sneak in tidbits and such. I kinda feel like we should have finished Red John by the end of season 4. Maybe find him by the end of Season 3 and then finish him by 4. Get a brand new serial killer for the rest of the show. Sorta Dexterish without the predictability of the end of season kills.

Reading


I’m 1/3 of the way through my reading challenge for the year so I’m off to a strong start. I finally started the Artemis Fowl Series. a) I get the appeal now. I understand why it was so hype and b) I understand why they’re making a movie of this. It’s good. I just finished this utter slog of a book by Stephen King called A Good Marriage. It was actually two books. The first one (AGM) was good. What I expected from King. The second was longer than the actual book and it was a brutal slog of everything I don’t want to read, I picked up this book called Ace of Spades because this other book I was going to read someone said "this is trying to be Ace of Spades so I figured I’d read it first. I see what people like about it. Not sure it’s my speed but I also am slightly curious how they get out of the

minor spoiler for the book

magic trap the main characters are both in

There’s some aspects of the book that just don’t make any sort of logical sense. But at the same time it’s fantasy. I’ve seen and read much worse.


#1541

I’ve been listening to this non-stop:

Band: Egschliglen
Album: Zazal

It’s a sound-portal to old Mongolia, so watch out for flying arrows and stampeding horses


#1542

I finished Murder on the Orient Express recently.
I absolutely loved how the author made it end!

Watched the movie. So disappointed T_T


#1543

I haven’t read the book but I LOVED the movie.


#1544

Then you’ll love the book! ^^


#1545

Shoutout to Parasite for winning Best Picture in the Oscars, along with their other wins!
even though Klaus should have won even though I’ve seen neither of them but know one of them is a bigger risk than the other in the grand scheme of things
Besides that the Oscars kinda stunk. Especially the one where Billie Eillish was reacting negatively to one of the preambles. I didn’t get to see it because I was covering my eyes on how awful it was. But I did laugh at some celebrity cameos so there’s that I guess.


#1546

Also shoutout to Tom and Jerry. Today (well technically yesterday for my time zone) is the cat and mouse’s 80th anniversary of the first short. The new movies kinda sucked but at least they left us with tons of laughs with their classic cartoons.


#1547

So i’ve just watched JoJo Rabbit , https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2584384/ , and it’s soooo good. Taika Waititi is really one of the most interesting movie directors of current time and i cant even imagine how he made this movie happen but i’m glad he did.

It’s hilarious , it’s absurd, it’s heart gripping … just everything really. Unless you are like SUPER sensitive to period of our history this movie is set in i strongly recommend everyone to watch it.


#1548

Glad you liked it! I also really loved it. People gripped it didn’t show enough of the horror that happened to the Jews, but 1. it is a comedy to get the message through and 2. I think that what it did show was horrific enough. It was an all around wonderful movie.

I really hope Disney picks him for the Star Wars movies, next. We need this dude.