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ID: 9b0c2  No.11[Reply]

Everything in pop culture that isn't animation, comics, or videogames goes here. Books, music, movies, TV, and so on.

The Global Rule (don't be a dick) applies here.


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ID: 44495  No.1127[Reply]

Let us begin.

Miguel José Ferrer - February 7, 1955 – January 19, 2017

Cousin of George Clooney and actor best known for smug, pompous villains, including Robocop, The Stand, and Traffic, and most recently, a recurring (later regular) character on NCIS: Los Angeles and Albert Rosenfield on the revived Twin Peaks; of throat cancer at age 61.
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ID: cd2e9  No.1198

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>>1197
I want to believe Hef is hamming it up with Adam West.

ID: fe8b8  No.1199

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Ralphie May-February 17, 1972 – October 6, 2017

American stand-up comedian and actor died of cardiac arrest after battling pneumonia for several weeks

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Robert Guillaume - November 30, 1927 – October 24, 2017

known for his role as Benson on the TV-series Soap,and voice Rafiki in Lion King. died from prostate cancer at the age of 89

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Malcolm Young - January 6, 1953 – November 18, 2017

guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC, died Saturday at the age of 64



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ID: cff93  No.19[Reply]

One of my favorite threads on the /pop/ of old.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX20iJ8zlmc
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ID: d7b2d  No.1126

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aw2rM0w-pc

Billy Cobham - Stratus

Has become one of my favorite jazz-fusion songs ever.

Sampled on Massive Attack's "Safe From Harm"

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ID: 4863d  No.1181[Reply]

After a much need break after the emotionally draining Changes. I'm returning to the Dresden Files with Ghost Story.

Quick question: Did anyone else picture Mort played by Jason Alexander? It just fits so well.

ID: e6e85  No.1186

No but that's amazing and works.



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ID: 2a983  No.1135[Reply]

Now that we're on a midseason break, I wonder what everyone else has been thinking of LMD so far. I'm enjoying it, but we're probably on like the 7th reverae fakeout as to who the villain is. Ghost Rider was pretty straightforward with that aspect.
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ID: 7b142  No.1175

… Well.

… Huh.

ID: c7ff8  No.1176

>>1175
Well said.

Seems as good a time as any to introduce the Royal Family Inhumans, Black Bolt and crew* Let the head die down on earth, have a space adventure, return to business as usual**

I'm really sad that Framework Ward is erased from existance along with the rest of the framework, but I guess it had to be done. I really like that actor

ID: c7ff8  No.1177

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Although…there are some bad connotations with this.

ID: 7b142  No.1178

>>1176

Maybe eventually we'll find out that the framework didn't really disappear but slipped off to some lower level of space or something.

ID: c7ff8  No.1179

>>1178
Well, Ghost rider did mention other dimensions, many of them Hells.

What if original ward is on one of him, and he pulls a Slade or something. That would seem appropriate for Ward Classic.



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ID: 55dbc  No.860[Reply]

Abraham Charles "Abe" Vigoda - February 24, 1921 – January 26, 2016

For real this time.

(I'm considering starting this as an obituaries thread; there's been so many this year already it's kind of getting overwhelming.)
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ID: 9227e  No.1119

Dr. Donald Henderson, the man who eradicated smallpox, died this year as well, back on August 19 at the age of 87, and yet for some reason we never heard about this. Also dead as of the past few days:

- Vera Rubin, the woman who discovered the first evidence of dark matter and somehow never got a fucking Nobel, died December 25 at 88

- Broadway actor George S. Irving, also best known from our childhoods as the voice of Heat Miser, died of heart failure on December 26 at 94

- Robert L. Hulseman, creator of the red solo cup, died of health complications following a series of strokes on December 21 at 84

2016's just being petty as fuck at this point and is determined to kill as many people as possible with it.

ID: 81e66  No.1121

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Tyrus Wong (October 25, 1910 - December 30, 2016)

the visual development artist for Bambi, died at the age of 106

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ID: 2e87e  No.1123

And that's it for 2016. When necessary, I'll start another one for 2017 and hope I don't have to visit it nearly so often.

I need more hobbies.



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ID: 1808b  No.893[Reply]

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ID: 9e144  No.1067

The last few articles on Gawker.com are long editorials about how they were 'gaslighted' by Peter Thiel and Hogan.

Yeah. No. I don't agree with either participant in this whole thing, but no. Just leave quietly already.

ID: 8b19f  No.1068

>>1067

SJW to the end.

ID: 6ab8f  No.1069

http://nymag.com/selectall/2016/08/did-i-kill-gawker.html

Lengthy, fascinating piece in New York Magazine by a former Gawker staffer who ruminates about his time with the company and the reasons for its decline. There's not a lot of humility or navel-gazing (he calls Gawker "semi-respectable journalism" without a hint of irony, and says the site's freewheeling style is what made it so popular and made him want to work there), but there are a couple of interesting nuggets, like how Nick Denton was developing (and eventually abandoned) a proprietary publishing platform called "Kinja" that he envisioned as being a competitor to Facebook.

ID: b8399  No.1071

>>1069

>Sam Biddle, one of Gawker’s best and most notoriously aggressive writers, had tweeted that the lesson of Gamergate was that nerds should be bullied into submission; this in turn led to a flood of tweets and emails to me demanding that he be disciplined; I responded in a mode that seemed appropriate: I goaded and dismissed and largely treated the people complaining with a great deal of contempt and flippancy.


>In retrospect: This was extremely stupid.


Well, no fucking shit, Sherlock.

ID: b8399  No.1074

>>1069

Also, love how he states that everyone, including Nick, are to blame for Gawker's downfall, but he's being as mild and biased as possible towards Nick, while viciously tearing into Gamergate and Peter Thiel for their involvement (even throwing in a little bit of brown-nosing towards Zoe Quinn and Anita Sarkeesian while talking about Gamergate).

I'll quote Sechs here, "SJW to the end."



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ID: e858d  No.343[Reply]

Hey, we have one for Marvel. DC deserves one, too. …I think.

So! Enjoy the grimdark that is the first official trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice¹.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwfUnkBfdZ4

¹ - Actual film title
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ID: af51f  No.1048

So Suicide Squad is coming out this week, with some rather high hopes it'll be a hit, especially due to DC's big launchpad for a shared universe failing to please the critics and make a billion dollars (let alone $900).

At the moment it's not getting as slammed by the critics by BvS, but it sure ain't getting praised as a good film either. An' in no suprise whatsoever, this article shows DC's incompetence is they're only consistant thing so far.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/suicide-squads-secret-drama-rushed-916693

- Script was written in 6 weeks.
- DC flipped at BvS's reaction & performance, so even more pressure was put on SS.
- Apparently the directors cut wasn't like the fun teaser, so DC literally got the company that made the teaser to assist with a cut that compeated against the directors.

ID: 8211e  No.1049

>>1048

Suicide Squad had "stinker" written all over it fairly early on so none of this surprises me.

ID: 29b14  No.1050

>>1048
>>1049
Why the FUCK did Harley Quinn get yet another look for her character? Is it seriously that hard to get something in line with her B:TAS outfit?

ID: 2f049  No.1051

Was given the option to see Squad or Star Trek Beyond.

Insisted on seeing the former. Regret it.

It's awful. Insipid. The writing is terrible, the effects are cheap, the editing is bad and the flow is disorganized, no one gets any development or is remotely likable, the first half-hour-plus is a giant exposition dump (origin stories galore), the plot relies on contrivances and people completely ignoring the obvious, Jared Leto's joker is a creepy hypersexual sadist, and it's padded out to two hours if not more. Full of 'wink wink, look this is cool!' moments, scenes they obviously shot to highlight Harley, and a couple of 'twists' that are from left-left-left field.

I want my $40 back.

ID: 2f049  No.1052

Oh and 75% of the film is set at night, so they can use Snyder's Patented Dark-O-Vision™.

His finger prints are all over this thing.



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ID: eac90  No.135[Reply]

Fuck.
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ID: 95bbf  No.977

>>976

Is there some giant fandom for her that I have just never, ever, ever seen?

I could have seen Amy getting her own spinoff, for some reason the entire fandom was absolutely foaming mad in love with her, but about the most I've ever seen anyone say of Clara was "eh she's not as bad as you say".

I mean I get why that stupid fuck Moffat would want to do a spinoff series for her, I just don't get why the BBC would indulge him in that.

ID: c676e  No.989

>>977
Dunno about giant fandom but there are some misguided fools who thought she was a decent enough companion to shed tears for her.

No, with Clara's departure from the show (in her very own TARDIS and Capt Jack like abilities) and Moffat now free to try n sell his ideas to whomever, I can smell a spin-off series like I am downwind of a garbage dump in the middle of summer.

ID: 5ac4c  No.1022

I'll leave this here n let you all decide if God is kind and merciful.
http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/peter-capaldi-hints-that-clara-will-return-to--do/408675

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ID: 95bbf  No.1024

She really is like cancer, just when you think you've cut her out and gotten rid of her, she comes back and digs in again.



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ID: 1b99c  No.655[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

(Strangely enough I couldn't find the previous one on here, so if it's still on this board just move this post there.)

So the new Fant4stic Four reboot is coming out this weekend, and it's getting ripped to shreds by critics. Admittedly this should be no surprise considering all the negative buzz during production and the sheer fact the only reason this film exists is so Fox can keep the rights for FF and not lose it back to Marvel.

But even with that said, it seems this film is "worse" then what most were expecting! As in, Green Lantern, Catwoman and Elecktra are better then this worse.

On the quality flipside, there's Deadpool. Which honestly looks really damn good and the Deadpool we were all waiting for. Ironically this too is being distributed by Fox, but a major key difference is everyone involved in that project actually gives a damn about making this a good movie.
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ID: 8401f  No.999

>>998

Yeah, who cares if it's successful and audiences love it? It's expensive to make.

Apparently you don't have to be retarded to be a TV executive but it sure does help.

ID: 1905f  No.1001

>>999
It's not even "Firefly" expensive. It's like…"Buffy" expensive.

ID: a03b4  No.1002

>>999

Dungey comes from formula serial dramas (she's responsible for Scandal, Criminal Minds, How to Get Away with Murder, Quantico, and Army Wives), but said she feels ABC needs to reposition themselves as a comedy network and wants to bring in more of them.

I imagine her plan is to keep the shows around that are her style and neuter the ones that aren't, freeing time slots and budget up for sitcoms.

ID: a03b4  No.1004

And now, word is Agent Carter failed to make viewer expectations and will be replaced with a sitcom about Jenna Elfman and her uncontrollable imaginary friend.

Not kidding, they've basically made a series version of Drop Dead Fred.

ID: c02d8  No.1010

>>999
>>1002
>are her style
It is pretty shitty how personal executives can get with their decisions. At least if ratings were a problem at their current time slot, it'd be understandable but it's been pretty steady overall.



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