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Went to the theaters yesterday and saw a different option for seating, wasn't familiar with it.

There was:
Regular
XD - reclining chair with a legrest (we got these seats)
DBOX

From the display, dbox seems to be moving seats and only available for specific movies.

Anyone tried DBOX seating yet?

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General Discussion / Sonic Review
« on: March 10, 2020, 12:57:46 AM »
The movie was GREAT!

They were able to make it be child friendly, humorous, yet still be enjoyable for adults.  Jim Carrey did a great job at eggman. 

They gave Sonic humor and charm, yet also made him feel very real and lonely and experience human emotions.  It was a good movie. well worth it :).

Best movie i've seen this year.

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General Discussion / Invisible Man Review (spoilers duh)
« on: March 10, 2020, 12:05:34 AM »
Saw this over the weekend. 

It was good for the first 2/3 of the film and then i lost interest when they revealed the invisible man.

TLDR

Girl is married (or something) to abusive/manipulative billionaire tech designer. She drugs him with a sedative so she can leave, he got cameras everywhere in the house.  She runs way. stays in hiding with her friend for months, paranoid and afraid of the outside world cause she thinks he is everywhere she goes somehow following him.  She also felt he's somehow following all her friends and family and will make their lives hell if she doesn't stay put.

Slowly, she begins to step outside in the real world, but continues to struggle with people passing by.  She is told that her ex committed suicide.  She finds it hard to believe, thinks he's somehow still tormenting her.  She collapses during an interview.  she has out of body experiences..  sometimes even thinks an invisible person is lurking and doing stuff to her. she claims it's "him."  His sleezy brother is trying to manipulate her to signing her deed from her ex's will over.  Her friends and family all thinks she's going crazy, they think she's losing it.

- This is the first 2/3 or so of the film. it's very intriguing because it plays off this.. Well hey, there might not be a person there, psychological horror (the kind of shit i really enjoy) or it might just be in her head.

And then it reveals, that the entire time, the "invisible man" really is her ex wearing a suit that turns him invisible.     

so that part was a dud..   they could've done something a bit more supernatural ish like in hollow man.. tech suit is really anticlimactic.

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General Discussion / Candyman 2020
« on: March 03, 2020, 12:48:08 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TSMulpd3Bc

Looks interesting. PLEASE do not add any racial overtone/hidden message this time around. just let it be a horror/slasher.

Hope Tony Todd is in it too.

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General Discussion / Hmong brother has a nice flow.
« on: February 23, 2020, 12:58:03 PM »
Song is too short... but flow is nice..  transition from hmong to english is good too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUti2UDA-Io&list=PLQnmMO4XufyDCyHVgjvkvBhTVSxPhWMFC&index=99

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General Discussion / connection issues?
« on: February 08, 2020, 09:33:12 PM »
PH taking a bit to load for me tonight.

Anyone else?

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Pro Sports Discussion / XFL: X GON GIVE IT TO YA!
« on: February 03, 2020, 10:09:23 PM »
Who's ready?

this sunday.  2 games.  I had to google where to watch it. it says Fox and ABC. 2pm est and 5pm est.

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General Discussion / The grudge (2020) SPOILERS
« on: January 14, 2020, 01:22:53 AM »
Let me start you off cause someone is bound to ask.
NO, you do not need to see the previous American or Japanese film.  The intro scene is the only thing that connects it to that universe, otherwise it is a whole different movie on it's own. Hell you can slap any title onto it and it'll be different.

Now that that's out of the way. 

How was it?
It was not great, it was not terrible.  If I had to give it a score, it's maybe a 6 or 6.5.  Not worth going to theaters, but it's decent enough that you won't waste your time playing it on netflix, redbox, whatever.

Storywise - it tried, but ultimately failed due to it having 3 perspectives mashed into one movie and not enough time to fully develop them.  The movie tries to do a bit too much, it tries to be a typical japanese horror film.  It also tries to be this heartfelt mental health like film. Several elements seen in the film are direct copies from haunting of hill house like; the house being a gate between dimensions and the wanting to burn the house down after experiencing stress. 

The good -
It has some interesting elements and some realistic themes. It's not just a bunch of faceless people.  There's 3 perspectives you see in the film.
1. a couple who are soon giving birth to a child with ALD (degenerative disease).  The stress and heartbreak they experience and the attachment they go through.
2. a married couple of 50 years. the wife's mental state is deteriorating and the husband has to learn to cope with it.  Sad.  This is where the gate between dimensions plays in.  He recognizes it and actually says that he would have her die in the house if it meant he got to still be with her after death.
3. Cops who become too attached to their current case and end up taking work home with them. 

The bad -
It wasn't scary in the slightest.  It has some plotholes that are loosely explained in the other films (possession, why spirits stay there, etc.). The make up and special effects are nothing like the grudge and it does not resemble it outside of the first scene.

The meh -
It doesn't rely on stupid jumpscares thankfully. So that is enjoyable. 

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TL:DR

Watch it on redbox or netflix, whatever.  It's not terrible, but not great. it's watchable.  I'd watch it again, maybe even a third time.  I didn't hate it.  and there's probably things I missed.

It is WAYYYYYYYYYYYY YYY better than Annabelle, Annabelle comes home, curse of la llorona, and some other crap horrors i saw.

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Pro Sports Discussion / #1 seed
« on: December 29, 2019, 10:48:23 PM »
Stressful as duck game. Bullshit calls by the ref.  That was an illegal forward pass!

But we got the w!

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General Discussion / Frozen 2
« on: December 16, 2019, 10:17:10 PM »
I initially thought it was a lame cash grab so I didn't intend on watching it.  But when I heard that there was a song about grief, I wanted to see it and I'm glad I did.

I love this film. The many messages about growing up, things aren't constant, and learning to cope with change. It doesn't quite have the mystique as the first part, but the story, the musical score and everything really makes it enjoyable.

The music itself is also amazing. Almost like a musical.

Some of my favorites.

The intro song. very soothing and relaxing.
Evan Rachel Woods - All is Found
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1HL26K1nL0


LOVEEE this song. it's perfect for a broadway musical.
The main cast - Some Things Never Change
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a0PscfuhGo

The song about grief and depression.

Kristen Bell - The Next Right Thing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6g1yQV0dIY


Few other good ones with empowerment themes.
Idina Menzel - Show Yourself
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md7dK5-qvHc

Idina Menzel - Into the Unknown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qPlX1FMJXI


The end credit version  - damn he can hit the high notes.
Panic at the disco - Into the Unknown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp-CVYGEsjg


This wasn't in the film, part of the outtakes, but i like this song too.

Kristen Bell - Home
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVhvmprzFX4


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The Game Room / Introducing the X-Box Series X
« on: December 12, 2019, 10:33:28 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eVfNSAta4U

It looks like a PC Tower.. so damn ugly.  Is it trying to pull a Wii U with the similar naming gimmick?

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Hmong Culture & History / Sweeping a new home.
« on: November 14, 2019, 09:19:18 PM »
When moving into a new home and sweeping the house. What do you say?

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General Discussion / Rip Ntxawm Lauj aka Niam Nom Phaj
« on: November 05, 2019, 08:33:17 PM »
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Been a few years since I've seen a Hmong movie.  But always enjoyed her roles in the film.  Going to miss the seriousness and humor that she brings to the film.

Still love this scene. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVduIRtOscs

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Pro Sports Discussion / XFL
« on: October 17, 2019, 10:49:56 PM »
That draft looked pathetic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyufZZBuEcQ

They couldn't spend a little money to make it look more presentable or professional?

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