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    • CommentTimeJun 20th 2012 edited
    Now I want to see Superman voiced by Ray Winstone.

    If only to say this:

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    @William Joseph Dunn

    Cool. I wasn't expecting samples. Thanks for that:)

    I also didn't want to imply that I was hatin on the project. I am looking forward to it.

    I also didn't want to imply I didn't like the choice of director. I actually find this encouraging. When you're dealing with an animation project dealing with a classic Batman Story like Dark Knight Returns, the natural instinct, i believe, is to pick an experienced veteran animator.
    To pick someone relatively new, to me it implies that he got the job through passion for the project or sheer talent, maybe both. At least, those are my thoughts anyway. I have high hopes.
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    well, Bruce Timm was still overseeing what we were doing so it's not like we didn't have a veteran Batman guy on it. Actually all of us on the crew are veterans at this point. shit, I've been in animation alone for 15 years...I'm fucking old. BTW, Jay storyboarded a lot of the action scenes for the upcoming live action Superman movie. he does a lot of live action work and teaches action storyboarding here in California.
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeJun 20th 2012 edited
    @kmcleod - Mad Men has two seasons left, so at this rate the ending will be three or four years from now. And I agree about the novelistic approach - to talk about Mad Men offering a resolution in the way that Lost did (or was expected to) doesn't seem to line up with the way they're operating, I think. The only expectation I have for the climax is that it'll feel like a meaningful and realistic decade of these characters' lives has passed. No more, no less.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJun 20th 2012
    There was a rumor that the last episode of Mad Men would take place in modern times. Don Draper would be old, but have a good chance of being lucid.
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    I think the greatest idea for the Mad Men closer was something that Jon Hamm spitballed when he was on The Daily Show a while back, where it's 1980 and Don Draper is working in the Reagan Administration.
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    I wouldn't say it's as good as it was but True Blood still makes me chuckle.
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    @William Joseph Dunn
    Jay storyboarded a lot of the action scenes for the upcoming live action Superman movie. he does a lot of live action work and teaches action storyboarding here in California.

    That's a cool bit of info, thanks:)

    I guess, relatively new is the wrong choice of words. What I mean is that this looks like his first shot at being the Boss. In charge of making the big decisions.

    Unless, the role of director is significantly different in animation?
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    In about 15 minutes BBC4 is showing Ray Bradbury:An Illustrated Man, a BBC Omnibus from 1980
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2012
    I watched Falling Skies first two season-two episodes. It continues to hold my interest, but I wouldn't mourn if it was cancelled.

    Royal Pains, the laid-back Hamptons version of House, I could now give or take. The conflict between the two lead characters (and their relationship with others) is starting to seem contrived.

    I have about half of the run of The Legend of Korra recorded. I'm kind of ticked at Nickelodeon; they scheduled and then replaced at short notice catch-up repeat episodes. I was counting on these to fill in my missing episodes.
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2012
    Oh, Aaron Sorkin, don't ever leave me again.
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    Saw the newsroom as well. Enjoyed from beginning to end. I guess it helps that I agree with a lot of his political views.

    I've been reading a lot of reviews on the initial episodes and I am getting this very negative vibe all around.

    What gets me is that most of the criticism, is not at the show itself, and more about the man Aaron Sorkin himself.
    His political views, his "style" of writing and his professional habits as producer. The general criticism seems to be, sarcastic tone: "yes the writing is great, and the production is great, and the casting is great , but if Aaron Sorkin would get out of his own way, the show would be better"
    Looks like the mainstream media has decided Sorkin has been succesful long enough so it's time to drag him down to obscurity.
    God, I hope I'm wrong.
    Also, another criticism that kept popping up. The dialogue isn't realistic because real people don't talk like that.
    Which is fucking stupid and lazy criticism, almost troll like.

    Yeah, Sorkin, you're a genius at writing dialogue, so don't do that because it's not realistic. What?
    If I wanted to watch realistic dialogue, there are thousands of reality shows to choose from, and they are all crap.
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    I found all the flag waving speeches in Newsroom very cringeworthy. I also found the sense of urgency tiring and unneeded especially as it was for at least 3/4 of the episode.
    • CommentTimeJun 26th 2012
    I liked most of The Newsroom, particularly once it got rolling. Sam Waterston can chew some serious scenery, but I'm slightly biased by a Jack McCoy man-crush.

    The one bit that really rubbed me the wrong way was the romanticized Greatest Generation / Baby-Boomer nostalgia-wankery in Will's breakdown rant.
    • CommentAuthorkmcleod
    • CommentTimeJun 27th 2012
    A writer at the Post suggested the show ending with Draper in the 1980s watching the Macintosh hammer throw commercial.
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    I can see Madmen ending with present day Draper (he would be almost 90, but possible) watching in horror the proliferation of advertising in modern life...or it can end with Sally Draper parking the car in front of a diner while the rest of the Draper clan are eating onion rings.
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeJun 28th 2012
    The thing that kills me about the political criticism of Newsroom is that Aaron Sorkin always writes like that. If it's not your thing, that's fine, but Sports Night and Moneyball had people giving passionate, articulate speeches about sports, and Social Network had people giving passionate, articulate speeches about Facebook, and no one accused Sorkin then of cramming his own views on those topics down people's throats. But the second the story is about politics, then suddenly he's demagoguing, and alienating people who don't agree with his characters, as if the eloquence of their arguments means the show is requiring you to agree with them.

    I'm a Millennial myself, and Will McAvoy calling us the worst generation ever in no way damages my opinion of the show or of Sorkin. Even if he does happen to believe that personally, that has zero relevance to me and my enjoyment of the show.
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    Agree with you 100%. The general criticism is stop being you. BE SOMEONE ELSE, OR WRITE STUFF I AGREE WITH.

    "Will McAvoy calling us the worst generation ever in no way damages my opinion of the show or of Sorkin"
    Why should it? In the end, you young'uns have to prove us older generations different, right?:)

    Millennial? Really, that's the official name for the current generation? That's a hard word to say and spell, considering you kids are known for being bad at both:)
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeJun 30th 2012 edited
    Oh, we're plenty smart, we just can't find work to save our lives. =)

    We're called that because the generation starts with people who, like me, turned 18 in the year 2000 - ergo, we were the first to come of age in the new millennium.
    • CommentTimeJun 30th 2012
    Louie's back, btw.