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Old 04-26-2012, 06:11 PM
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This month we'll be covering an iconic main title sequence, a soon to be forgotten monologue, fun zombie mayhem set to the vocal stylings of Freddie Mercury, a hero's call to action, and an honorable man's last stand:

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Old 04-27-2012, 03:56 AM
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You guys should do some top 10s for Blu-ray. Like top 10 sci-fi movies, action, adventure, fantasy (LotR, neverending story), sound q, picture q, 80s, 90s, 00s. I love reading those to see other people's opinions on movies or sometimes you might mention a movie I have never seen or missed. Of course we usually disagree but it's cool to see why you chose the movies you did. Anyways, I'm bored so I decided to write this.

And I just seen Shaun of the Dead yesterday. One thing that has always bothered me about that movie was the pub scene. When they are outside cornered by the zombies, the zombies just stand around when the characters are talking, figuring out how to get inside. Then the zombies finally attack when the main characters pay attention to them again. Then they ignore the rest of the characters again when Simon Pegg jumps on something to get their attention. I know it's a comedy but that has always bothered me.
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[Spoilers below! Cohen detailed the spoilers and I'm commenting on them.]

Great writing describing the ending of Episode 9 of the Games of Thrones.
Cohen's skilled words match the on-screen brilliance of the series' directors.

However, Cohen left out a "what the hell was that?" detail.
The executioner made a practice swing that went over Ned Stark's head.
The practice swing, for me, ruined the pacing of the scene.

The real swing with the quick jump cut to Arya face, made me
think, wait, was that another practice swing?

Instead of feeling the emotional impact of what Arya was going
through, I was thinking that the director was only manipulating
me to think Ned was beheaded. And with the episode immediately
ending, it was like a cliffhanger possibility that maybe, just maybe
there is a deus ex machina that will save Ned in the next episode.

Edit away that practice swing and maybe add in a sound of a
15 pound object dropping 4 feet to the ground (you don't need to
show the visual gore), and then I'll feel the immediate impact of
the beheading.

It would have been more powerful and immediate, but instead it
wasn't until the next episode that I accepted that Ned's dead.

(Why does "Ned's dead" sound familar, was that some Tarantino
reference? I guess I can google it.)

(I didn't use the spoiler tagging, because Cohen detailed it all out.)

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"Zed's dead"

I was mistaken. Close though.

Google it. The internet is a marvelous, marvelous thing.
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