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    3D Consumer Blu-ray 3D will be 3 years old this March!

    Avatar I didn't notice it, but that was one of the main takeaways I had from The Avengers in the theater. It was just very soft almost to the point of being blurred. Of course, my other takeaway from The Avengers was that it used 3D artistically, such as the scene with loki in the glass cage...
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    3D Another doom and gloom prediction....3-D

    For me at least, I am really bothered by the "Gimmick" implementations that are far more common than adding a new dimension to a moive. Quite often, 3D involves extremely awkward shots that exist just for the sake of "Something's coming out of the screen!". Resident Evil had many of these...
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    3D Consumer Blu-ray 3D will be 3 years old this March!

    I would have to question that. My experience has been that any 3D tends to be softer, if not outright fuzzy, compared to 2D. From what I've read, there's also issues of color shift due to the various glasses. This I would definitely have to argue. 3D is often subsidized in theaters by fairly...
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    Gay-Friendly Blu-rays

    So do we now need a "Furry-friendly" thread? An "Asexual friendly" thread? I don't see a purpose to divying up the forum into ethnic/religious/cultural subgroups. There are plenty of message boards on the internet that cater to these various themes. The theme of this message board, as I...
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    Disney buys LucasFilms for $4.05 billion

    I've been hearing the last few days that Fox still retains all distribution rights to the OT. So Disney doesn't have the ability to release the movies in any form. Of course, that doesn't mean Fox won't, but if there was a contract preventing them from it, they're still bound by it even...
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    Disney buys LucasFilms for $4.05 billion

    I was actually thinking the same thing, but the recent Disney has been firing on all 8 cylinders, so I'm inclined to trust their judgement at present. Especially if they start branching out into other characters. There's a wealth of existing material for them to work with, this has alot of...
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    Disney buys LucasFilms for $4.05 billion

    I'd have to go with Nolan. Peter Jackson has a pretty good history of epic movies, but he's tied up. Yates might not be a bad choice either.
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    Disney buys LucasFilms for $4.05 billion

    I'm pretty excited about this. Now if they'll just let Joss direct it, we could have some truely epic Star Wars movies! I'm curious about what they'll do with Indiana Jones though, I can't imagine they'll let it sit. It's going to be an interesting couple months as we wait to hear the plan...
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street Collection - Best Buy Exclusive

    I had that experience alot with them last year. Took me twenty minutes to find someone who knew there was a Lord of the Rings BB exclusive edition when I went to preorder, and then when I went to pick it up it took me thirty minutes of explaining to employees that I'd preordered the BB...
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    Blu-ray State of the Union. Are you switching to streaming media?

    Actually, it's not yet clear. There's a key issue that makes movies quite a different animal. An E-book, or a song track, are relatively small in storage space. A 32 gigabyte E-reader can hold a very comfortable number of books. A 1080p movie is gigabytes in size, especially with high...
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    3D New 3-D Technology Without Glasses

    I'm really not fond of the glasses. I feel the images generated by them tend to be blurry, and less well defined than a 2D movie. I find they appear darker to me than a 2D movie. I also generally have to concentrate to perceive depth in the images, if I'm not actively attempting to perceive...
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    Flying in the face of the doomsayers -- 2012 will turn out to be the best year of Blu-ray classic re

    My experience has been a bit different. I went back to college in my early thirties and graduated not that long ago. My experience has been that the twenty-somethings aren't really all that interested in using smartphones or tablets to view movies, in fact, I've really only met one person...
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    Blu-ray State of the Union. Are you switching to streaming media?

    I stream movie I'll only watch once, and buy movies I'll watch several times. I agree. I live in a pretty big city, and my nearest theater is 30 minutes away. Then the ticket, the popcorn, a drink, the rude people, it's all too much of a hassal for me. That's why I intend to build a...
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    retro gaming on a samsung 32in 720p lcd TV

    That's really what the problem is. LCD's *really* don't do well with resolutions other than the native, and the low resolution of CRT's hid alot of graphical problems. Other than getting a CRT, the only other real option is the one Morgan describes. Some Emulators, like MESS, include...
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    Xbox 720!

    I'm not sure I'd use any of the demo's as a point of reference though, RockPaperShotgun ran a piece after E3 discussing how the majority of demos were shown using PC versions, not actually running on console hardware. Advances in mobile aren't going to help. Mobile isn't able to do much...