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Who's someone who doesn't currently narrate audiobooks but you wish they did?

2020.07.05 00:14 masterdj18 Who's someone who doesn't currently narrate audiobooks but you wish they did?

My apologies if this question has been asked in the past.
My partner and I often times watch a tv show or film and think the actoactress would be great at narrating audiobooks, but sadly they haven't done any.
Who's on your wishlist of narrators?
Two examples that come to mind for me are Alan Tudyk and Sterling K Brown, I think they would be great.
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2020.06.21 14:38 EscapingTheUnwanted [Video Games] Last of us Part 2 and the hopefully clear telling of this long, arduous tale (Spoilers for both 1 and 2)

As some are likely aware, there was a post on this topic, that was deleted by the user after the comments call them out for recounting the situation in a biased manner. My interest has been piqued however - so here's a hopefully better recounting of what happened. Some parts of this are based off of the original post, so credit where credit is due to that previous poster and thank the gods for Wikipedia.
Edit: I want to preface this post with the note that some people have pointed out that I presented the bigoted/nonbigoted sides of this issue as equal when in reality, they were not. I apologize for this as I was not careful in my writing and was mildly sleep deprived when I wrote the latter part of this. This post has reached the character limit for posts so I cannot do a proper rewrite - please just take my writing with a grain of salt!

The Last of Us

The Last of Us was an important game in it's own right, being the last major Sony exclusive for the Playstation 3 as well as getting a remastered version for Playstation 4 a year later. It remains highly rated as "a masterpiece", with reviewers praising everything from it's character development, to the story, the visual/sound design and also it's depiction of female and LGBT characters.
The relationship between main characters, 14-year old Ellie and the older Joel who is shown to have lost his daughter early on in the story, is the main focus of the game. You mostly play as Joel, a man tasked with escorting Ellie across a post-apocalyptic America because she's immune to the plague that's swept across the country and could be the missing piece behind a cure. Their fathedaughter like bond earned the game quite a bit of attention, especially given that at the end Joel kills some of the people trying to create a cure because they would have to kill Ellie to accomplish this.
The game also introduced a notable LGBT character by the name of Bill, a queer man who lost his partner to the plague. He was noted by GLAAD, an organization who monitors LGBT representation and acceptance in media, as being one of 2013's most intriguing, new LGBT characters.
The 2014 pre-quel DLC, Left Behind, introduced more of a focus on LGBT elements. It released on Valentine's Day, exploring the relationship between Ellie and a girl named Riley who took a mentor-ish role to Ellie, but this turned somewhat romantic as a kiss is shared between them in one scene. This illicited many questions of 'Does Ellie is Gay' and how this affected people's perspective on the main game.
Creative Director Neil Druckmann spoke on Bill's Creation and how sexuality played a role in the production of the game, who said "Because we didn’t explore it [Ellie’s sexuality] one way or another in the main game, it was up for grabs in this story."
Druckmann co-helmed this game along with Game Director Bruce Straley, employee of Naughty Dog since 1999, working on other notable games like the Uncharted Series as Co-Art Director (First Game) and Game Director (Second and Fourth Game).

Background Uncharted Drama

In addition to Druckmann and Straley, another notable person involved is Amy Hennig. Hennig is known as a skilled writer, with her work on the Legacy of Kain series (90s/00s action-adventure games), specifically the Soul Reaver game, being her self-proclaimed greatest achievement. She was the creative director on the Uncharted series, working with Straley there.
I say was because she left the company in 2014 in the middle of Uncharted 4's production. Some claim she was forced out of the company by none other than Druckmann and Straley, but Naughty Dog directly denied this and Hennig never confirmed this as truth either. To this day, we still don't know for sure. The duo would take over production of Uncharted 4 with Druckmann now as Creative director and lead writer.
Hennig's departure kicked off an exodus as many veterans of the company left in the months following, including Uncharted 4 Game Director Justin Richmond, The Last of Us Lead Artist Nate Wells and The Last of Us Lead Character Artist Michael Knowland.
(If your curious about Hennig post-this, within a month of leaving, Hennig joined Visceral Games to work on a star wars game, but unfortunately EA came through and destroyed all that in 2017. She joined Skydance Media in November 2019 though and she's working on some interesting things there.)
After Hennig's departure, Uncharted 4 went through some major script changes according to Alan Tudyk, the voice actor (VA) who was originally going to voice the game's villain. He said that the VA for the protagonist's brother, Todd Stashwick, left for similar reasons. Stashwick was replaced by The Last of Us Joel's VA, Troy Baker. There were also eight months of voice work scrapped due to these major changes, according to Nolan North, the VA for Nathan Drake, protagonist and main character of Uncharted. In a New York Times interview (that is unfortunately no longer available, but was reported on here), Druckmann and Straley confirmed that the story was being redone along the lines of their vision, setting the project back eight months and putting the company into a "crunch" period. In a different interview, Druckmann also explained that they basically "pitched a pretty new story to the team".
The game was finished and released in 2016 to "universal acclaim" according to Metacritic. Perfect timing as, at the Playstation Experience in 2016, Naughty Dog would reveal The Last of Us Part 2.

Last of Us Part 2 Development

(Finally we get to the main topic, yes!).
The Last of Us Part 2 of course, didn't begin production in 2016, but back in 2014 after the remastered edition of the first game was released. Straley left Naughty Dog in 2017, likely purposefully coinciding with the release of Uncharted 4's expansion Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, which came out a month before he announced his departure.
Druckmann is all on his own so to speak, but has a co-writer, two game directors and other designers/developers on the team. However, with Straley gone and this being his co-writer's first video game project, this certainly can be a big point in Druckmann's career as he was the most 'veteran' person on Part 2's team and effectively was the big guy in charge.
Like how the first game was the last major game of the PS3, with the new Playstation 5 announced, Part 2 was getting a similar treatment as one of the last major games for the PS4.
After the game was announced, Druckmann commented on the game's bleakness, saying that while the first game was focused on love, the second would be focused on hate. Many theories came from this announcing trailer, the most popular being that Joel is dead and Ellie's "hate" is against his killers, who likely will be the Fireflies, the group looking for a cure that Joel killed some members of in order to save Ellie. Some were against the idea for a variety of reasons, from thinking that's too obvious to be right to others simply being too attached to Joel to want to see him die in this game.
Over the course of 2017, there'd be small tidbits released, a teasing tweet here, a particuarly spicy reddit thread there. The next major occurrence would be at the end of October during Paris Games Week. The game got a second trailer that introduced a mystery woman getting hung by dark-clad people in the rain.
There was confusion at these unrecognized figures as well as nausea due to the intense violence and graphically gruesome imagery in the short video. Given the fact that we don't know the people we're watching be tortured more or less, or why they're being attacked, there were questions of why we should care or even have to watch that. Druckmann stated that they "are integral to [Ellie and Joel's] next journey".
Some tried to make answers - because of the focus of someone about to stab her in the stomach and claiming that the mystery woman was full of sin, a lot of people thought this was Ellie's mother and her 'sin' was sex that got her pregnant with Ellie. People were excited, because this possibly could lead to an explanation of how Ellie became immune to the disease in the first place. [Spoilers, sadly they were wrong].
In 2018, there was a full gameplay reveal at E3. They turned a sound stage into a giant church for the 3,000 journalists and attendees and showed off the gameplay. The real-life church was made to resemble one in-game that Ellie dances in and where she kisses another girl (and then awkwardly they shuffled everyone out to continue the presentation in a different area after the video was over).
Besides that, the trailer also featured Ellie violently killing someone by slicing their neck open and then the gameplay ensued. You see someone getting hanged and their entrails being ripped out of their stomach, and generally people who were worried the previous trailer was a sign of the game becoming unnecessary violent were not reassured. While the first game was mainly focused on killing infected, mutated monsters, this game seemed more focused on killing other people.
As you may expect, there was a bit of a reaction to two girls kissing each other. There was positive response due to the fact that kissing is one of the hardest things to do well in animation and they honestly nailed it. Some even edited the trailer, taking out the violence and gameplay so it was just the kiss. Some people were surprised at other people's surprise, citing the Left Behind dlc and going "we already knew she was gay guys, come on". Others felt that the focus on Ellie's sexuality was queerbait. Here are some reddit threads talking about it, circa the E3 presentation if you want a direct idea of people's thoughts. Some people also cited This Youtube Video in reddit threads as being a "great video that explains some of people's gripes", though others replied saying the video was "shortsighted, disingenuous, ignorant and just unintentionally (or intentionally) insulting". [Current comments on the video are saying it's agedlikewine and "They hated him because he spoke the truth."]
There was one more trailer released during Sony's State of Play broadcast in September 2019. It seems to take place directly after the dance displayed in the previous trailer, with the characters referencing it and it shows the apparent reason for Ellie's violent behavior and 'hate'. You may also notice the June 19 release date on the video (contradicting some articles noting a Feburary release date) as well as the disabled comments...We'll get to these things later, don't worry.
From this article describing an interpretation of the trailer: "Ellie and Dina joke about sharing a kiss before heading off on their patrol route, an unseen voice warning them about running into "anything they can't handle" before they immediately run into something they can't handle. It looks like their patrol goes wrong, it may be Ellie's fault… and Dina seemingly gets captured by a hostile group and executed." The article also notes how this is the first time we've properly seen Joel. Many hoped that this negated the previous, "Joel is dead/will die" theories.
In interviews around this time, Druckmann spoke on the concerns of homophobic and misogynistic tropes being pandered to by the game, such as 'fridging' - killing/harming female characters to motivate the plot - and the 'bury your gays' cliche - the presentation as LGBT characters as more expendable than heteronormative characters. He explained that the plot can't be taken for granted ahead of the February release day and when asked specifically about fridging, he corrected that it's "about a woman dying for a male character but I hear your concern." but conceded that 'bury your gays' was "a more accurate trope".
He also called Part 2 the longest game Naughty Dog has ever made, and said plans for multiplayer were scrapped because resources were shifted to improving the scale of the game, which was also addressed by Naughty Dog along similar lines.
"It’s so ambitious the game doesn’t fit on one BluRay, it’s on two discs. It’s so ambitious that we actually decided to make it single player only. There’s no multiplayer in The Last of Us Part 2. We wanted to take all of the resources to make this the biggest game we’ve ever done.”
Please keep this quote in the back of your mind as we digress for a moment.

Anita Sarkeesian Aside

I will mention, because it was in the previous thread and appears in some reddit threads - Druckmann is viewed as a supporter of Anita Sarkeesian as he shared in the past that he's been influenced by Sarkessian's videos, Feminist Frequency. Even the previous attempt at a writeup of this drama had a poor attempt at describing the view on Druckmann:
"Being a bad manager who basically got a company into a half-decade's worth of crunch and bled most of its higher-rank talent out of said company, or a soyboy with a manbun who simps for Anita Sarkeesian and is pushing the ever-elusive agenda. "
For those unaware, Sarkeesian had a whole drama of her own in 2012 where, [direct wikipedia quote], "Sarkeesian was targeted by an online harassment campaign following her launch of a Kickstarter project to fund the Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series... The situation was covered extensively in the media, placing Sarkeesian at the center of discussions about misogyny in video game culture and online harassment."
People would reference her as ruining the game in various points along this drama's timeline and as far as I can see, she doesn't have much of any involvement in this game besides knowing Druckmann and him supporting what she's doing to some extent. That's all I'm gonna say about that. If you want to read more on that, just search both of their names together, you'll find plenty of stuff.

2020 Ruins Everything

Continuing on, originally, the game was going for a February 21st, 2020 launch - this is the date that was originally at the end of that final dramatic trailer it seems, given the articles that link it.
Then it got delayed to May 2020. Druckmann announced this delay a month later in October of 2019, saying it was because the game in its current state didn't meet Naughty Dog's standards. As you can see by the strikethroughs in Druckmann's statement - these were changed. Everything seems to have been retroactively changed to adhere to the release date that actually happened - June 19th, hence the video's endcard and description.
Before that June 19th date though, a lot seems to have gone down, so ignore that and stick with me for now.
After the May 2020 delay, time went on and Covid-19 happened. Considering the game's topic of a fungal outbreak plaguing and effectively destroying the world... I mean, questionable but things seemed to be trucking along more or less, until March of 2020.
On March 12th, Jason Schreier of Kotaku wrote an expose on the working conditions at Naughty Dog, painting a disturbing picture of the crunch conditions at Naughty Dog. Having written multiple articles of similar caliber describing 'the fall of Bioware through Anthem' and 'Mass Effect Andromeda's turbulent production' - suppose it's not a surprise that he recently left to report on games for Bloomberg.
In the gaming industry, crunch, or working overtime, is a widespread issue and at Naughty Dog, stands out as behind the ultra-realistic graphics and meticulous details are weeks, if not months of crunch time. The details of squirrels and birds that run/fly from you, of characters blinking and turning away from lights shone in their face, of snow being knocked off of the branches you bump into - and that's just The Last of Us. Naughty Dog has a perfectionism culture where the greatness of games is made no matter the human cost or consequence, to paraphrase the linked article. The article does it more justice, having anonymously interviewed 13 people from Naughty Dog.
“They do try to take care of you, providing food, encouragement to go take breaks,” said one former developer. “But for the most part, the implication is: ‘Get the job done at all costs.’”
Scope creep, when changes causing continuous/uncontrolled growth in a project scope, was a major issue both in Uncharted and in The Last of Us, with designers working 12 hour work days to reach Druckmann's vision for the game. Perfectionism was their downfall.
After Schreier published this article, some people came forth to corroborate his article. Jonathan Cooper, an animator who left Naughty Dog in 2019, shared his story of how one person was hospitalized after working on the September 2019 demo of the game, how the company tried to withhold his paycheck until he signed "additional paperwork stating [he] wouldn't share their production practices" and how a lot of the problems were due to the team being overfilled with 'juniors'.
With the large amounts of veterans leaving, they'd have to bring in less experienced people who'd accept the work and subsequently need to be trained/caught up on things, wasting more time and causing even more of a crunch. As mentioned in a previous Druckmann quote, "We wanted to take all of the resources to make this the biggest game we’ve ever done."
Not long after this article, on April 2nd, 2020, Sony would make the decision to delay the launch of the game. [Note, the previous write-up portrayed this as happening before Schreier's article - it occurred after and wasn't solely the result of Covid's effects on game-publishing ability].
On the same day as this announcement, an interview with Joel's VA, Troy Baker, came out where he said the game would make us "question everything", and urged players to go into the story with an open mind. He was unsure as to whether or not people would like th story, but was certain they wouldn't be "ambivalent" about it.
Oh Troy. You were right about that at least.
The game would be removed from the PlayStation Store following the indefinite delay's announcement, preventing players from preordering it.

Oh, the Leaks you'll see!

Yeah, the game got leaked.
While the big leak came later in the month, in early april, there was a thread created speaking on minor leaked details of the game, with now defunct youtube videos. Some thought the leaks here were old, animations and audio circa the demo that had released the year previous and felt that the actual game will be better. This thread would be locked however, when the MAJOR leak occurred.
Reports of the leaks came about on April 26 when a user on ResetEra created a dedicated thread for leaks/spoilers that became the main place for people to post videos and links that were reposted just as soon as they were taken down. [These links are dead as doornails so the reporting articles and the contextual discussion around the links is what I have to know what they contained].
There seems to have been two 'separate' leaks going off of the ResetEra thread - a 4chan summary, and leaks on reddit. The reddit leaks have been retroactively confirmed with the game's release though I claim no certainty as to what was within them.
It seemed to be from a developer build, with multiple scenes included an intimate scene between Ellie and Dina that seemed to be pillowtalk as well as Joel getting beaten to death. Though the death part wasn't explicitly confirmed in the leaked footage it was gruesome enough that many assumed that was his death scene. Some were confused by the fact that Joel is seen in the trailers, which is chronologically later in the game and saw this as a sign of the leaks being fake. Others thought this meant that Naughty Dog purposefully arranged the trailers this was to confuse the Joel-is-going-to-die theorists. Still others weren't sure what to think.
Quoted from the original write-up:
"Joel's killer with the golf club? You play as her, her name is Abby. You have a boss fight with the goal of beating Ellie and her girlfriend down. Said girlfriend is pregnant and Abby's response to being told this?
> "Good." Raises a knife to cut Dina's throat"
The original Youtube video was claimed and the repost/copyright claim wars began and the Streisand effect is in full swing. Sony managed to DMCA their own tweet in their zeal. This wave of trying to clamp down on leak/spoiler discussion is why many of their Last of Us Part 2 videos have their comments disabled. PS4 allows leaks to be discussed in a specific thread while thelastofus puts the sun under an indefinite quarantine. This kickstarted life into TheLastOfUs2, which became a notable hub for transphobia/homophobia, especially surrounding Abby.
Abby, the name now attached to the mystery woman from the trailer who was originally thought to be Ellie's mother. The one who was 'full of sin', violently hung and all that. The leaks revealed that she was a playable character and she was not Abby's mother, but the daughter of one of the surgeons that Joel killed to save Ellie from death for the sake of a cure. She's now on a revenge quest in which she kills Joel - and she succeeds. She fights Ellie later on as well, when Ellie is on a revenge quest of her own.
Reactions to Abby were mixed/negative. Some were against the gruesome death of Joel (clobbered to death with a golf club in front of Ellie). There were complaints that in the original game, you didn't need to even kill all the surgeons to save Ellie, so "pushing the random surgeon front and center to be the mcguffin of everything sure is... something".
Others thought she was transgender due to her muscular frame and her being identified as such for similar reasoning in leaks - and referred to her with related slurs and insults. If she was trans, some objected to her VA, Laura Bailey), as she was not trans. Lev, a different character in the game, was confirmed to be transgender and had a transgender VA - Ian Alexander). Bailey already has had controversy around her due to her work in Uncharted 4 as Nadine, a black, south african woman. She cited this as occurring because she was unaware of the character's appearance until the first day of filming.
The article cites searching 'the last of us abby' on twitter as a method of viewing direct responses and it works well enough, even if this is after the game's release. Looking at the top posts of TheLastOfUs2 circa this year also brings up the memes that were coming out ~1 month ago, after the leaks.
Some theorized that a jaded Naughty Dog employee was behind the leak in a form of retaliation against the company's crunch practices, or believed it to be an alpha tester who was disgruntled with the game's state.
The Employee Theory was posted on reddit [now deleted], falsely claiming that Naughty Dog was furloughing employees and withholding their post-game bonuses. Schreier, the guy who wrote the Kotaku expose on Naughty Dog, asserted this post as fake and gave his take on the situation.
The day after the leak, April 27th, Naughty Dog expressed their disappointment of the leaks, which was seconded by Druckmann, who found it 'heart-breaking'. Sony released a statement similar to Naughty Dog.
Someone on twitter by the name of PixelButts - a Naughty Dog Quality Assurance tester with inside knowledge as a result - gave a run-down on how the leaks happened on twitter which has been cited by some articles as accurate. in short, the game had a key to access the developer's server, which was exploited in order to copy things off this server. These things were leaked and while the vunerability was fixed according to Naughty dog, the damage was done.
At least there was now a release date - June 19.
In the meantime, spoiler discussions were the hot thing. There were guides to avoid the spoilers, some were so dedicated to avoid them while others were discussing this stuff to their heart's content.
On May 1st, it was reported that Sony identified the individuals responsible for the leaks and said they were unaffliated with Sony and Naughty Dog. They didn't give any further detail and there's still none to be found. Theories that this is a lie and they were Naughty Dog employees still persist.
On May 4th, it was reported that was game's initial download was around 100 G, making it the largest Sony-published game on the PS4. Naughty Dog confirmed this via Druckmann and stated the game has 'gone gold' meaning the development was finished and the physical manufacturing of the game could begin.
On May 6th, an official story trailer was released for the game which seemed to confirm many parts of the leaks as true. Focusing on Joel and Elli after an attack, and showing how their relationship has changed between the two games. The scenes mainly focus on Ellie's descent into violent rage as well. Some found it underwhelming because it doesn't reveal anything new nor does it address the leaks directly - but the events of the trailer fit right alongside the leaks, with characters speaking of something that logically seems to be Joel's death when you have the context of the leaks in mind.
From May 13th to June 3rd, Naughty Dog released a video series about the development of the game. [I am not watching this, and am having issue finding articles about the series after it came out, so... it exists, not sure of the opinion on it.]
On June 4th, Lotte Kestner, a musician, accused Druckmann of copying her cover of the song, True Faith. The original song was an upbeat, synth song while Kestner's cover had a slow, acoustic melody that was notably similar to the one preformed by Ellie in the recent trailer. She was harrassed to the point of deleting the tweets as some claimed she was only after her '15 minutes of fame'. On June 9th however, Druckmann apologized to Kestner and the youtube trailer was updated to include credit to Kestner's cover.
On June 12th, the pre-release reviews are allowed to release to general acclaim though some found that it's violence overshadowed other parts of the game. There was controversy especially about Naughty Dog's embargo restrictions (the terms in which it can be reported on). They were seemingly strict with many reviews commenting on how it prevented them from properly communicating their feelings about the game. Podcast host Jeff Cannata made the now-infamous comparison of, "In a medium where everything is John Wick, The Last of Us Part 2 is Schindler's List." Not every review was positive, but there was a general hopefulness around the game coming back from all it had been through.
So the last write-up said the ending was leaked two days before the game's release but all the 'leaks' I'm seeing seem to be meme videos with no substance and ending discussions are related to the pre-existing leaks. The previous write-up also sourced a random tweet discussing the ending video existing without actually linking anything of weight.
So, with that, June 19th arrives.

Game's Release and Aftermath

The Last of Us Part 2 was released on June 19. I am writing this on June 20th, into the 21st because this is taking awhile.
The game was heavily review bombed on Metacritic and at the time of writing this, it was a user score of 3.6, though some articles cite it going as low as a 3.4. Druckmann tweeted out a mocking celebration for the game having double the number of user reviewers on it's release day than the first game has to date. The review count would continue to rise and currently sits at nearly 38,000 ratings, with the original game being short of 10,000. I think these two replies best sum up the response to Druckmann's words.
It's described as a 'Dark Game for a Dark Time' and many agree that it certainly succeeded on Druckmann early descriptions of being a game about hate as you alternate between Ellie and Abby, two opposing sides that certainly don't love each other. Many applaud the technical side of the game from the graphics to the sound design, while noting the narrative as a downside to the game.
Voice Actors involved in the game such as Laura Bailey (Abby) and Shannon Woodward (Dina) claimed that reviewers were the result of bots, Bailey having deleted her tweet since then and it seems Woodward may have as well (I mean, I don't see it on her twitter anymore).
Rumors go around that Bailey did a sexual motion capture with Druckmann due to Abby having a sex scene with Owen, a character many refer to as Druckmann's self-insert. Druckmann had previously referred to it as tasteful and it was reported on as being anything but [NSFW, view the scene here]. Some commented on Abby's appearance, stating that her chest resembled male 'pecs' more than a female bosom, a minor meme trend took hold in relevant subreddits where people photoshopped Druckmann's face onto Owen and/or Abby in the scene. Bailey addressed it in a tweet, clarifying that she did not film with Neil at any point and asking people to "Play the game. THEN give your opinions."
PS4 announced that they were going to spend the weekend in restricted mode. So they created two threads. The Last of Us thread and the Not Last of us Thread, before shutting every other part of the subreddit down. There was what I presume to be a regularly rescheduled 'Free Talk Sunday' thread that was autoposted early on Sunday and was locked within an hour or two like the rest of the reddit.
thelastofus created a megathread for spoilers and discussions and most of the reddit is clad in spoiler tags as people discuss the game. There are rumors of the mods shadowbanning people who speak poorly of the game, though the truth of this is unknown.
TheLastOfUs2 continues their critiques of the games, hailing the leaker as a hero and still being transphobic/homophobic. There's some wholesome posts in there though, even if the comments aren't always as nice.
HBO announced earlier this year that they were going to turn the original The Last of Us game into a TV series, before the leaks and the expose and everything. I'm certainly curious if they'll stick with that or not.
In conclusion, this has taken me over 12 hours on and off to write - if the quality seems worse as you go along, that is why. As someone who is actually studying journalism and was mildly insulted by the previous post using that to assert dominance over others - the proper response to thought-out criticism is 'thank you' not 'fuck you'.
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2020.05.23 20:16 BrutalBiscoff Any Hennig UC4

Just thought this was interesting, I'd heard that amy wasnt very sure about the game and kept making different decisions this is a quote from Jason shriers book Blood, Sweat and pixels. It's been said that alot of creative conflicts have been standard practice at Naughty Dog since Uncharted 1. Yes I realise i spelt Amy wrong in the title, stupid auto correct.
Uncharted 4, as Hennig envisioned it, would introduce the world to Nathan Drake’s old partner, Sam. We hadn’t seen Sam in previous Uncharted games, because for fifteen years Nathan had thought he was dead, left behind during a Panamanian prison escape gone awry. In Hennig’s version of Uncharted 4, Sam would be one of the main villains, bitter toward Nathan for leaving him to die. Over the course of the story, as Nathan tried to pull away from his roots as a treasure hunter, the player would find out that he and Sam were actually brothers. Eventually they’d heal their relationship and unify against the game’s real antagonist, a nasty thief named Rafe (voiced by the actor Alan Tudyk) who had served time with Sam in prison. Some say the Uncharted 4 team didn’t get the staff and resources it needed to survive, because The Last of Us and Left Behind had vacuumed up so much of Naughty Dog’s attention. Others say that Amy Hennig had trouble making decisions and that the nascent game wasn’t shaping up very well. Some who were working on Uncharted 4 wished that there was a more cohesive direction. Others thought it was perfectly understandable, considering how small the Uncharted 4 staff was, that the game hadn’t coalesced yet. Several people who have worked for Naughty Dog say Druckmann and Straley stopped seeing eye-to-eye with Hennig, and that they had fundamental disagreements on where to take the Uncharted series. When Hennig left, she signed a non-disparagement agreement with the studio that would prevent both her and Naughty Dog from making negative public comments about what had happened, according to people familiar with the arrangement
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2019.08.23 03:17 MattHall83 D23 Expo - Disney+ Presentation Mega Thread

Hey Disney Fans,
Disney will give guests a first look at the Disney+ Service at the D23 Expo in Anaheim this weekend. The Disney+ presentation is on Friday afternoon at 3:30 PM PST. Let us know if you're in the room!
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2018.11.14 03:00 GypsyDanger666 Wash is coming to our local convention!

What cosplay should me and my non-binary partner do?
Non-binary Mal and gender swapped Jayne? Wash and zoe? Two dinosaurs? ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
Or go completely non-Firefly related and do Tucker and Dale?
We are also wanting to revise our Bob's Burgers Linda and gender-swapped Gene, but that wouldn't make for as entertaining of a photo opportunity with Alan Tudyk..
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2018.09.03 21:41 rahul0123456789 rick and morty season-2

The second season of the animated television series Rick and Morty originally aired on Cartoon Network‘s late night programming block Adult Swim in the United States on July 26, 2015 with “A Rickle in Time“, and concluded on October 4 with “The Wedding Squanchers“. This season aired a total of ten episodes

Contents

Cast and characters

See also: List of Rick and Morty characters
The actors and actresses listed below lend their voices to the corresponding animated characters.

Main cast

Guest cast

Other cast members

Other cast members of the season, who each have voiced one or more characters, include: Jay Johnson, Tom Kenny, Jill Talley, Paul F. Tompkins, Scott Chernoff, Ryan Elder, Will Jennings, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, Ryan Ridley, Kari Wahlgren, John Kassir, Dawnn Lewis, Nolan North, Rob Paulsen, Gary Anthony Williams, Tony Barbieri, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jevin Smith, Tara Strong, Dan Benson, Dan Harmon, Jess Harnell, Phil Hendrie, William Holmes, Cassie Steele, Mike McCaffery, Brandon Johnson, James Atkinson, Rob Schrab and Arin Hanson.

Episodes

See also: List of Rick and Morty episodesNo. overallNo. in seasonTitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers (millions)121“A Rickle in TimeWes ArcherMatt RollerJuly 26, 20152.12[9]Continuing from “Ricksy Business”, Rick, Morty and Summer spend six months repairing the house and screwing around with time frozen. After unfreezing it, the trio ends up in a decaying dimension. They split into separate timelines whenever they are uncertain about something. Rick becomes paranoid, thinking that his duplicates want to kill him, but eventually he calms down. A creature in charge of safeguarding time appears and gives them collars that integrate all the timelines, then attempts to arrest them because Rick stole the time-freezing crystal. Rick, Morty, and Summer show uncertainty on purpose and break the collars, splitting into sixty-four timelines, and they simultaneously beat up the same creature. Rick then repairs the collars, and they successfully integrate all the timelines. In one timeline, Rick attempts to sacrifice himself and let Morty live by giving him his collar, but ultimately he survives too. Meanwhile, Beth and Jerry hit a deer, and bring it to an animal hospital. A hunter claims the deer for his own because he shot it before the accident. Beth is able to save the deer’s life and release it.
Post-credit scene: The creature and his friend beat up Albert Einstein, mistaking him for Rick. They tell him that he should not be messing with time, but this leads Einstein to spite them by devising the famous mass–energy equivalence equation, E=mc2.
132“Mortynight Run”Dominic PolcinoDavid PhillipsAugust 2, 20152.19[10]Rick takes Morty on a trip to teach him how to pilot the flying car. When Rick realizes that Jerry has followed them without being noticed in the back seat, he leaves him in a daycare specifically designed for Jerries from alternate realities. Jerry socializes with other Jerries, some of them left there indefinitely because their Rick and Morty never returned. Rick sells an antimatter gun to Krombopulous Michael, an alien assassin who intends to use it to eliminate Fart, a gaseous being that is held captive by alien authorities. Rick plans to spend the day at the “Blips & Chitz” video arcade, but Morty decides to stop the assassin. After Rick and Morty release Fart, they are chased by the authorities. Fart uses telepathic powers to kill the authorities, which also leads to civilian casualties. Later, Morty learns that Fart wants to eliminate all carbon-based life forms. Morty then kills Fart using Krombopulous Michael’s antimatter gun. Rick and Morty return to pick up their Jerry, but it is left unclear whether they got the right one.
Post-credit scene: A promotional ad for “Blips & Chitz” with Rick making an appearance.
143“Auto Erotic Assimilation”Bryan NewtonRyan RidleyAugust 9, 20151.94[11]Rick attempts to loot a damaged spaceship with Morty and Summer. They find Unity, a hive mind and Rick’s ex-lover. It plans to eventually assimilate the whole universe. Beta 7 is a male hive mind who has a crush on Unity, which it rejects. In a planet completely assimilated by Unity, it and Rick have parties, have sex, and drink and use drugs together. In light of all the revelry, it loses control and the planet is left messy and untended. Summer finds the assimilation unethical, until she and Morty witness some inhabitants regain their identities and start a race war. Eventually, Unity decides to leave Rick for its own good. Meanwhile, Beth and Jerry find a secret underground room with a slug-like monster. The couple has an argument where Jerry makes accusations against Rick and Beth tries to defend her father. The monster breaks free of its chains and accuses Beth and Jerry of having the worst relationship it has ever seen. Rick attempts to commit suicide but fails because he passes out.
Post-credit scene: A drunken Rick attempts to contact Unity only to be blocked by Beta 7.
154“Total Rickall”Juan Meza-LeónMike McMahanAugust 16, 20151.96[12]Alien parasites plant fake memories in the minds of Rick, Morty, Beth, Jerry and Summer and pretend they are friends and family members. Every time the family reminisces about the past, the aliens reproduce. The family can’t distinguish real people from aliens, so eventually they can’t even trust each other. To prevent further spread, Rick locks down the house. At first, the only alien present is the fake “Uncle Steve”; they are soon joined by other aliens including Cousin Nicky, Sleepy Gary (who poses as Beth’s husband and Jerry’s lover), the family butler Mr. Beauregard, Frankenstein’s Monster, a talking pencil named Pencilvester, Tinkles the Fairy Lamb, etc. Mr. Poopybutthole is an unusual yellow creature who did not appear in any previous episode but appears to be a longtime friend. Eventually, Morty discovers that the parasites can only create positive memories, allowing the Smith family to confirm one another’s existence and kill all the aliens. Beth mistakes Mr. Poopybutthole for a parasite and shoots him.
Post-credit scene: Mr. Poopybutthole goes through physical therapy. Beth is devastated.
165“Get Schwifty”Wes ArcherTom KauffmanAugust 23, 20152.12[13]A massive alien head (a “Cromulon”) appears over Earth, demanding to hear an original song, so Rick and Morty improvise “Get Schwifty”. The whole planet is abducted and forced to participate in a musical talent show, where the losers’ planets are obliterated via plasma ray. Morty steals Rick’s portal gun and leaves him alone with Ice-T to make a hit original song and save earth. Morty stumbles across Birdperson (living with Tammy since S1E11 episode Ricksy Business), who persuades him to go back to Rick. Ice-T is revealed to be an ice alien who does not initially care about Earth, but he later changes his mind and saves the planet. Rick, Morty, and the US president win the competition by improvising “Head Bent Over”. Meanwhile, Jerry, Beth, and Summer enter a religious cult based on an incorrect interpretation of the message from Cromulons. The movement quickly disbands after realizing it was all a musical talent show.
Post-credit scene: Back at Alphabetrium, Ice-T’s home planet, his father rewards Ice-T by lifting his exile and restoring his true form, “Water-T”. The Numbericons attack and Water-T rushes out to battle. This is an action movie promo.
176“The Ricks Must Be Crazy“Dominic PolcinoDan GutermanAugust 30, 20151.91[14]Rick’s flying car won’t start, so he investigates the problem. The car’s battery contains a miniature universe, from which Rick has been stealing electricity. Inside it, Zeep Xanflorp, that universe’s top scientist, created a second miniature universe for the same purpose. Rick, Morty and Zeep are left stranded in a third miniature universe, as the pilot commits suicide and destroys his ship. Rick and Zeep constantly fight, and Morty abandons them and becomes a native chief. Morty forces the two scientists to work together to escape. Upon Exiting the universe, Rick realizes Zeep wants to trap and Kill him and morty. While escaping, Rick reveals that Morty can turn into a car if needed. Ultimately, Rick and Morty leave the battery, trapping Zeep. Meanwhile, Summer awaits in the flying car, where it uses violence to “keep Summer Safe” from strangers, while she protests. However, it’s effectively pardoned once it prepares a peace treaty, ending the human-spider war that has existed in this alternate reality. As a result, ice cream becomes served with bugs to appeal to spiders.
Post-credit scene: Morty suddenly turns into a car in his class.
187“Big Trouble in Little Sanchez”Bryan NewtonAlex RubensSeptember 13, 20151.97[15]Rick becomes “Tiny Rick” by transferring his mind to a teenager clone of himself in order to kill a vampire in Morty and Summer’s school. Tiny Rick is outgoing and popular, but subconsciously cries for help in song lyrics and drawings. Much to the disdain of her classmates, Summer deliberately gets him expelled by denouncing him as the killer of Coach Feratu, the vampire. Morty and Summer eventually persuade Rick to return to his body. Meanwhile, Jerry and Beth experience couple therapy on an alien planet. Two manifestations of the partners’ perceptions of one another are created: Jerry’s Beth is embodied as a towering, hostile Xenomorph-like insectoid, and Beth’s Jerry is a servile worm. The insectoid Beth goes on a rampage with the help of the worm Jerry, killing several couples and employees. Eventually, Jerry acts in a brave way, causing Beth to envision a strong Jerry, which in turn causes Jerry to envision a goddess-like Beth, who destroys the insectoid monster.
Post-credit scene: The lead vampire rails against the use of names like “Coach Feratu” that give away their vampire status.
198“Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate”Juan Meza-LeónDan Guterman, Ryan Ridley & Justin RoilandSeptember 20, 20151.79[16]Jerry is treated in an alien hospital after unknowingly ingesting some bacteria stored by Rick, while his family is in the waiting room, watching an assortment of TV channels from alternate realities. Jerry is asked by doctors to donate his penis, to be converted into a replacement heart to save the life of civil rights activist Shrimply Pibbles. Jerry complies, but publicly tries to talk his way out of it nonetheless. This causes Jerry to be hated by the public, but also raises awareness as well as money to buy a synthetic heart for Pibbles. Eventually, Jerry changes his mind and holds the doctors hostage, demanding that they go through with the transplant procedure, but Security stops him.
Post-credit scene: Jerry tries to eat Rick’s “Eyeholes”, an alien cereal that appeared in the interdimensional TV, only for the Eyehole Man to burst through the window and begin relentlessly beating him.
209“Look Who’s Purging Now”Dominic PolcinoDan Harmon, Ryan Ridley & Justin RoilandSeptember 27, 20151.89[17]Rick and Morty visit another planet and witness “The Festival”, an annual event where the local populace commits crimes for one night without consequence. Rick compares it to The Purge movies. Morty forces Rick to rescue Arthricia, a young alien girl. She betrays them and steals Rick’s gun and spaceship, leaving Rick and Morty to fend for themselves. Rick calls Summer and has her send advanced power armor suits for Rick and Morty’s protection. Morty goes on a killing rampage until Rick knocks him out. Rick allows Arthricia to use Morty’s suit and helps her to kill the corrupt nobility who implemented the Festival in the first place. The planet’s inhabitants decide to create a new society from the ground up, however, rioting breaks out over disagreements about it. One of them suggests keeping the Festival. Morty feels guilty over all the aliens he’s killed, but Rick wrongly blames a candy bar that Morty has eaten, thus appeasing him.
Post-credit scene: Beth discovers that Jerry wasted $700 calling Taddi Mason, who charges money just to talk on the phone.
2110“The Wedding Squanchers“Wes ArcherTom KauffmanOctober 4, 20151.84[18]Rick and his family attend the wedding of Birdperson and Tammy, whose guest list includes seventeen of the Federation’s most wanted — including Rick and Birdperson. At the wedding reception, Tammy reveals herself to be a Federation agent and kills Birdperson. Numerous agents invade the building, starting a battle against the guests. Rick gets his family out of the wedding safely, but they are unable to return home as the Federation would be looking for them there, so Rick takes them to a very small Earth-like planet. Rick overhears Jerry proposing to turn Rick in and return to Earth, and Rick allows himself to be arrested. His family returns to Earth, which has joined the Federation and is crowded by alien tourists. Jerry is assigned a job by the Federation.
Post-credit scene: After watching the main events (and credits) of “The Wedding Squanchers” on Interdimensional TV, Mr. Poopybutthole asks the audience what they think will happen in season 3, and harasses a pizza deliveryman with the same question. He also states that season 3 will come in a year and a half or longer.
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2018.01.15 23:44 TSLPBot Frozen Discussion

Hello, this is an automated message. Testing functionality. Title: Frozen Year: 2013 Director(s): Chris Buck Jennifer Lee IMDB Link Metacritic Score: 74 Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 7.5
Starring: Kristen Bell Idina Menzel Jonathan Groff Josh Gad Santino Fontana Alan Tudyk Ciarán Hinds Chris Williams Stephen J. Anderson Maia Wilson Edie McClurg Robert Pine Maurice LaMarche Livvy Stubenrauch Eva Bella Spencer Lacey Ganus Jesse Corti Jeffrey Marcus Tucker Gilmore Ava Acres Stephen Apostolina Annaleigh Ashford Kirk Baily David Boat Paul Briggs Tyree Brown Woody Buck June Christopher Lewis Cleale Wendy Cutler Terri Douglas Eddie Frierson Jean Gilpin Jackie Gonneau Nicholas Guest Bridget Hoffman Nick Jameson Daniel Kaz John Lavelle Jennifer Lee Patricia Lentz Annie Lopez Katie Lowes Mona Marshall Dara McGarry Scott Menville Adam Overett Paul Pape Courtney Peldon Jennifer Perry Raymond S. Persi Jean-Michel Richaud Lynwood Robinson Carter Sand Jadon Sand Katie Silverman Pepper Sweeney Fred Tatasciore Kevin Del Aguila Kevin Duda William Kenneth Goldman Lulu Picart Benjamin Schrader Margaux Calla Susi Jack Whitehall Tommar Wilson Synopsis The Walt Disney Pictures logo and the movie title appear to the Norwegian song "Vuelie".
In a winter landscape, ice harvesters use saws and hooks to cut blocks of ice from a lake, chanting as they work about how ice is a powerful force that's both beautiful and dangerous ("Frozen Heart"). They load the ice blocks onto their sled and ride off. A young eight year old boy named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) works alongside them (not very expertly), accompanied by his reindeer Sven (sounds: also Jonathan Groff). They try to imitate the ice harvesters with a single cubical block of ice and a small child's sled, and follow them away as the Northern Lights fill the night sky.
The camera follows the Northern Lights through the sky, before panning down on a stave castle, located on the shores of a Scandinavian fjord, ringed in by cliffs. That night, Princess Elsa of Arendelle (Eva Bella) is fast asleep when her five year old sister Princess Anna (Livvy Stubenrauch) tries to wake her up, wanting Elsa to play with her. Elsa playfully brushes Anna off, until Anna asks, "do you wanna build a snowman?" to which Elsa delightfully agrees.
Fully awake, the two sisters run downstairs to the ballroom. At Anna's urging, Elsa waves her hands, conjuring up a snow crystal, which she then shoots into the air. It explodes, raining snow down on them. To enhance the winter playground, she then stomps her foot, covering the entire floor with ice. They create a snowman that she nicknames Olaf, who likes warm hugs. The girls play gleefully with Olaf until Anna makes a leap Elsa wasn't prepared for and the blast of power meant to create a pile of snow hits Anna in the head, knocking her out and turning several strands of her hair white. Their parents, King Agdar and Queen Idun rush in, responding to Elsa's cries of anguish. They check on Anna and find her cold to the touch. Agdar and his wife hastily load both girls onto their horses and ride at full speed into the mountains.
As the royal family gallops through the forests at full speed, they pass by Kristoff, who is still being dragged on his sled by Sven. He becomes curious about the fact that one of the horses is leaving behind a trail of ice, in the middle of the summer.
Kristoff and Sven follow the ice trail to an empty clearing that appears to only be populated by a large assortment of moss-covered boulders. From the edge of the clearing, Kristoff watches as Agdar asks the motionless boulders to help him. Seconds later, all the boulders roll into a large circle around Agdar, Idun, Elsa, and the unconscious Anna. The rocks uncurl, revealing themselves to be trolls. The "boulder" Kristoff and Sven are watching the event from behind is another rock troll named Bulda, who immediately decides to adopt the visitors after Sven licks her.
Grand Pabbie (Ciarán Hinds), the leader of the trolls, shows up and asks Agdar if Elsa was born or cursed with her abilities. He observes that Anna is lucky she was hit in the head, as a hit to the heart would have been fatal. He advises the family that it might be best if Elsa doesn't use her powers around Anna. He alters Anna's memories so she has no knowledge of her sister's powers, remembering only the fun they've had (for instance, Anna will remember her indoor castle ice rink as a mundane winter day). Grand Pabbie warns Elsa that her powers will grow, and although they are beautiful, they will be a great risk to her if she cannot learn to control them, as fear will be her greatest enemy.
So Agdar and Idun take measures into their own hands based on what Grand Pabbie has told them. The palace is closed to most visitors. Staffing is reduced to a minimum. Anna and Elsa are separated, and having no memory of what has occurred, Anna is unable to comprehend why Elsa is not allowed to play with her. She often comes to Elsa's closed door and tries to coax her out by asking her if she wants to build a snowman ("Do You Want to Build a Snowman?"). As a further precaution, the sisters are also kept from leaving the castle.
While Anna's life is dull but normal, Elsa's powers grow stronger as she matures. Her father cautions her to wear gloves to keep her icy magic in check, and to conceal her feelings, because strong emotions seem to cause her powers to manifest in unexpected ways.
Ten years after the accident, the now teenaged princesses become orphans when their parents' ship capsizes in a storm, drowning them. After the burial, Anna goes again to Elsa's door, pleading for consolation from her only remaining family member. But Elsa, though she sits sadly on the the other side of the door, refuses to communicate with Anna.
Three Years Later:
Elsa (now voiced by Idina Menzel) is now 21 years old, comes of age, and the castle prepares to crown her as the kingdom's queen. Dignitaries from around Europe are coming to visit, including the Duke of Weselton (Alan Tudyk), who wants to run Arendelle's profits dry.
Elsa is nervous about emerging from her seclusion and receiving the many guests. When Elsa gives the order to open the castle gates, Anna (now voiced by Kristen Bell) eagerly rushes out into the city ("For the First Time In Forever").
As Anna strolls out onto the streets, she crashes into a horse belonging to a charming and handsome visitor, and falls into a rowboat. The visitor apologizes and introduces himself as Prince Hans of the Southern Isles (Santino Fontana), in town for Elsa's coronation. Though Anna is angered at first by Hans's clumsiness (after inadvertently falling on top of her in the rowboat due to said rowboat teetering on the side of a dock and being balanced only by a leg from Hans's horse), she seems smitten by him once she has a real good look at him. Anna runs off when she hears the church bells.
Elsa remains nervous during the coronation ceremony. The bishop (Robert Pine) has to remind her to remove her gloves before she takes up her golden orb and scepter. Holding them, she turns to face the congregation, but almost immediately panics when she sees the gold of the orb starting to frost while the bishop is bestowing her authority on her. She returns the orb and scepter hurriedly to the bishop and puts her gloves back on.
At the coronation reception a couple hours later, Kai introduces Elsa and Anna to the crowd. Anna's first friendly interaction with Elsa in years brings quite the delightful feeling to Anna, flustered at first, as well as seeing Elsa so happy instead of serious and preserved boosts Anna's confidence, prompting her to continue on with the conversation. They're interrupted afterwards by Kai introducing to them the Duke of Weselton. The Duke is a buffoon (to the point that a running gag throughout the movie is people calling his homeplace "Weasel Town"), but an important trading partner. Elsa politely declines his offer to dance with her, but instead playfully volunteers Anna, much to the Duke's delight nonetheless, and the two head off into a comical dance scene. Elsa can't resist chuckling seeing Anna get innocently flustered by the Duke's over-the-top (and incredibly terrible) dancing skills. This causes Anna to feel just as whimsical about the entire matter, for seeing Elsa in such a state hasn't been a sight for years. Anna returns by Elsa's side afterwards, commenting on how well things have been going through the day, and expresses her wishes to have things the way they were that night all the time. Elsa does agree, though her smile quickly fades away as memories of the night she froze Anna's head come floating back to the surface, and she reluctantly denies Anna's wishes all at once despite failing to explain why so.
Anna then takes to the floor with Hans. The two of them quickly sneak off to spend the evening together, quickly realizing the mutual attraction between them. The romantic dance eventually leads to an entire date ("Love is an Open Door"), with the entire night of the young couple being spent bonding. Hans, during their time together, learns of Anna's longing of having someone special in her life, with her sister apparently developing a dislike of being around her by suddenly shutting Anna out one day when they were kids. Hans openly relates to this, only furthering Anna's connection with him. Hans then promises to never shut Anna out unlike Elsa, much to the princess' absolute joy.
By the end of their tour throughout the kingdom, Hans proposes right on the spot to which Anna immediately accepts. The two head back the ballroom, where Anna asks for Elsa's blessing on the marriage. Elsa's baffled by the shocking news, but Anna and Hans couldn't appear more excited going on to ramble about the wedding arrangements. Elsa ceases the sudden rambling by denying them a marriage license, much to Anna's dismay. Elsa asks to speak to Anna alone in private, likely to finally confess her abilities and why it's not wise to marry someone she just met without causing a scene that would expose her powers, but Anna refuses any private conversation, stating whatever Elsa has to say can be said to both her and Hans. Elsa, becoming impatient and frustrated, outright refuses to let Anna marry someone she just met, indirectly telling Anna she knows nothing about true love. This causes Anna to hiss back, telling Elsa all she knows is how to shut people out. Although Elsa is visibly hurt by this, she continues to refuse, with the argument only worsening when she orders the guards to end the party early and close the gates.
Unable to contain her emotions, Elsa makes a violent sweep with her left arm, causing a barrier of sharp icicles to suddenly appear around her. Shocked at the room's reaction to her powers, Elsa rushes from the room.
Panicking, Elsa flees with Anna in hot pursuit. As she bolts out the door, she finds a huge crowd waiting for her in the courtyard. She hastily rushes through as men applaud her. A concerned woman asks Elsa if she's all right. She is frightened enough that she backs into an ornamental fountain and freezes it solid when she grabs it with her left hand. The Duke of Weselton comes out the same door moments later. Elsa pleads for people to step back, moments before another bolt of ice shoots from her hands, nearly hitting the Duke and his guards. She keeps running away, sprinting across the waters of the fjord, her feet forming an ice bridge, and vanishes into the forest on the other side of the fjord.
Anna calls after her sister, but as she, Hans, and the other guests watch, the waters of the fjord completely ice over and the air takes on an icy chill. Moments later, snow begins to fall.
The Duke of Weselton begins to panic, declaring they must take action and put an end to Elsa's curse. Anna, however, refuses and volunteers to seek out Elsa herself and make things right, feeling that it's her fault for pushing her. With Hans being left in charge of the kingdom, Anna sets out on horse to begin her search for Elsa.
Meanwhile, Elsa has found her way to a high precipice on the North Mountain, many miles from civilization. It is here she realizes that far away from what she was taught, being on her own, she can begin to control her powers ("Let it Go"). She constructs an elaborate ice palace, changes her confining wardrobe into a shimmering dress, and vows to stay in seclusion, where she feels she can be herself, and harm no one else.
The next morning, Anna is seen travelling slowly through knee-deep snow on horseback. Her journey is hindered when her horse is spooked by falling snow and runs off. She is forced to spend the rest of the day trudging through knee deep snow, all the while griping that she wishes Elsa had the ability to cover the fjords in a tropical paradise. She sighs with relief upon seeing a building with smoke coming from a chimney. Just then, Anna slips and falls into an ice-cold creek, which freezes her dress stiff. She staggers the rest of the way to the cabin with the chimney, a place known as Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Sauna, run by its burly owner, Oaken (Chris Williams).
Anna quickly staggers into Oaken's store. He doesn't have much winter gear in stock (it's supposed to be the off season), aside from one pair of boots and a single women's mink coat. Anna inquires if Elsa has visited recently, but Oaken tells her that she's the only person crazy enough to be out in a storm like this. As if on cue, Kristoff staggers in out of the storm, seeking to buy some rope, an axe, and carrots for Sven. Oaken can't help but notice that Kristoff is bundled up tightly. Kristoff replies that there's a real howler going on up on the North Mountain. As Anna waits for Oaken to return his attention to her, Kristoff argues with Oaken over the outrageous price gouging on the items he needs (due to Oaken claiming that there's a supply and demand problem since Kristoff is buying from the almost-bare shelves of the winter department), which ends with Oaken roughly throwing Kristoff out into the snow after Kristoff makes the mistake of calling him a crook.
Kristoff and Sven take refuge in a barn on Oaken's property, but are soon met by Anna, who has bought Kristoff's supplies for him, on condition he take her up the North Mountain immediately. Kristoff eventually agrees.
Anna and Kristoff set off into the night with Sven driving. As the discussion turns to Elsa, Anna explains about her whirlwind engagement to Hans. Kristoff is incredulous at Anna's foolhardiness in getting engaged to someone she just met that day, to the point that he quizzes her about Hans to see how little she really knows about him. Their conversation is interrupted when the sled is ambushed by a pack of wolves. Kristoff is initially reluctant to let Anna assist him, but Anna proves to be useful and manages to take out a few of the wolves by herself. There is a moment of panic when the two see a gaping ravine up ahead. Kristoff hurriedly throws Anna onto Sven's back, then, just as they reach the cliff, he uses his knife to cut Sven's harness. Anna and Sven successfully clear the chasm, and Kristoff does, just barely, but his sled falls to the bottom of the ravine and explodes. Kristoff is at first upset that his sled is gone (as he'd just paid it off), but after "arguing" with Sven (which consists of Kristoff speaking his own opinion in his own voice and then delivering Sven's "counterargument" in a goofy voice), decides to help Anna keep going, worried for her safety. Anna promises she will replace the sled.
Early the next morning, Anna and Kristoff enter a frosted-over glen. They suddenly hear a new voice and meet a talking snowman named Olaf (Josh Gad). The introductions don't go smoothly, as Anna screams and kicks Olaf's head off upon first seeing him. Anna doesn't recognize Olaf until he gives his name and adds, "and I like warm hugs." This jogs Anna's memories and she remembers building him with Elsa when they were young. Anna and Kristoff mention that they're looking for Elsa so they can restore summertime, and Olaf suddenly grows excited; it's his dream to see what summer is like, and he fantasizes about what he wants to do in the summertime in a Busby-Berkeley dance number ("In Summer"). Anna and Kristoff choose not to reveal that he will melt in the summer heat, but follow him as he leads them to Elsa's ice palace.
In the late afternoon, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf arrive at Elsa's ice palace. Sven waits at the bottom of the stairway leading up to the front doors, as his feet can't get a grip on the icy steps. Meanwhile, when they get to the front door, Anna tells Kristoff and Olaf to wait outside, warning them that the last time she introduced Elsa to a guy, she froze everything (making Elsa look like an overprotective sister). The dejected Olaf and Kristoff wait outside and start counting to 60 while Anna heads inside.
Inside, Anna is stunned at the glorious interior of the palace and, even more amazed, to see the new ice dress Elsa has conjured for herself. Though Elsa is happy to see Anna and quickly forgives her for the argument that happened at the coronation party, she becomes nervous and suggests Anna leave so she can't do any harm to her. The conversation is momentarily interrupted when Olaf crashes the meeting (having taken Anna's request of "give us a minute" quite literally). Elsa is astonished to find that her powers include the ability to conjure up living snowmen.
As it turns out, Elsa is surprised to learn that her entire kingdom is frozen, and Anna is surprised in turn to learn that Elsa doesn't know how to stop it. But Anna insists her sister's powers are no reason why they should be so distant. However, having seen Olaf, Elsa flashes back to accidentally hitting Anna in the head with her snow abilities and grows scared, demanding Anna leave.
Elsa retreats to the upper portion of the palace, and Anna follows her, pleading with her sister that they can solve this problem together ("For the First Time In Forever (Reprise)"). But Elsa grows so upset that she unleashes an icy chill, of which a portion strikes Anna in her heart.
Elsa retreats to the upper portion of the palace, and Anna follows her, pleading with her sister that they can solve this problem together ("For the First Time In Forever (Reprise)"). But Anna's promising to stand by her sister's side and help her, Elsa only grows more agitated and nervous resulting in her magic flaring. This time, a blast of magic bursts out and strikes Anna in the heart. Elsa, in desperation to get her sister to safety, creates a giant snow creature (that Olaf calls "Marshmallow") to throw them out.
Marshmallow deposits Anna, Kristoff and Olaf on the front steps outside the ice palace. Though he initially leaves them alone, Anna is pissed off and quickly throws a snowball at him. Marshmallow is provoked, and chases Anna and Kristoff into the woods.
Marshmallow manages to corner them at the edge of a cliff, though Kristoff immediately begins digging a snow anchor by using a rope to safely guide himself and Anna down the mountain to safety. Marshmallow, however, catches up to them, though Olaf tries to stop him (to comically little success). Marshmallow, annoyed, kicks Olaf over the cliff, and continues his chase for Anna and Kristoff. He pulls them up to his face by the rope, and screams in their face "DON"T COME BACK!". Anna then grabs Kristoff's knife and cuts the rope. This sends the duo into freefall, onto a twenty foot deep pile of fresh snow. With his mission to drive them away complete, Marshmallow returns to the ice palace.
As they recover from the landing, Kristoff notices that Anna's hair has started to turn white. Fearful that she may be injured, Kristoff takes her to his family...who happen to be a group of rock trolls -- the same ones that saved Anna many years before. Kristoff explains that as he had no family at a young age, the trolls took him and Sven in.
The trolls are overjoyed to meet Anna, and at first they eagerly believe that she is Kristoff's steady girlfriend, so they try to marry them in a dance number ("Fixer-Upper"), and almost get all the way through the vows before being stopped by the accidental participants. However, he tells them that she is injured and needs their assistance. Just as he did 13 years ago, Grand Pabbie comes forward and examines Anna, but concludes that this time her sister's powers struck her in the heart. Pabbie cannot save her; Anna's heart has begun to freeze. Grand Pabbie says "an act of true love can melt a frozen heart." Anna quickly tells Kristoff that Hans can surely help, and they take off for Arendelle.
Meanwhile in the city, Hans has been providing shelter and help for Arendelle's people. When Anna's horse returns, riderless, Hans asks for volunteers to join him in bringing Anna back. The Duke of Weselton volunteers his two bodyguards, and secretly tells them to shoot Elsa if they should encounter her.
The next morning, Hans's party arrives at Elsa's ice castle. Shortly after they arrive, Hans orders that no harm is to come to Elsa. While everyone agrees, the Duke's thugs quietly disagree, still following the Duke's orders to kill her. The moment they come close enough, Marshmallow reveals himself from the form of snow boulders piled up by the base of the stairs, and jumps right into battle. The archer immediately attack the beast with their arrows, infuriating Marshmallow and causing his ultimate form to be unleashed. Marshmallow is able to hold most of the guards off. Hans, however, proves to be a fierce warrior himself, avoiding each of Marshmallow's attacks and eventually using his sword to slice the snow monster's leg off and cause him to lose balance and begin tumbling over to a large gorge. With Marshmallow wounded, Hans begins heading inside Elsa's castle. Marshmallow, however, doesn't give up, giving one last swing in attempt to drag Hans down with him. Marshmallow fails, and plummets down into the chasm below, apparently to his death.
While Hans has been battling Marshmallow, the Duke's two men have managed to use the distraction to barge up the ice steps and into the castle, where they corner Elsa. Despite her pleading for them to not shoot, they shoot at her. She quickly forms walls of ice as shields to block their shots. Eventually, she has the beardless thug pinned to a wall by several icicles and is on the verge of using a wall of ice to shove the bearded thug off the balcony. Hans and his men show up just in time and Hans pleads for her to stop, so she doesn't become the monster people accuse her of being. Elsa settles down a bit at Hans' words, realizing what she's doing. The guy pinned to the wall, still complying with the orders of the Duke, aims his crossbow at Elsa's head and prepares to shoot her. Hans suddenly runs over and deflects the bow. The arrow is released and hits the bolt attaching an icy chandelier to the ceiling, which begins to fall straight for Elsa's head. Elsa tries to run, but the falling chandelier fragments and knocks her unconscious.
When Elsa wakes up, she's back at the castle in a dungeon cell, her hands chained and encased in steel mitts. As she looks out over the frozen kingdom, Hans appears, telling Elsa that Anna has not returned, and pleads with her to stop the winter. Elsa claims she can't, and must be let go to keep others from being harmed.
Meanwhile, Kristoff and Sven arrive at the castle. Anna's condition has grown worse, a chill coursing through her, and more of her hair has turned white. Several of the castle staff escort her in; she looks back as Kristoff and Sven leave. Anna is brought to Hans and tells him that he has to kiss her in order to save her.
The castle staff in the room quickly leave to give them privacy. Hans places Anna in a chair, leans in as if to kiss her... and says "Oh, Anna, if only there was someone here who loved you!" As Anna looks at him in shock, Hans explains that as the youngest of 13 brothers, he had no chance at claiming his family's throne, so he went looking for a royal family he could marry into. Unable to get to Elsa, he made Anna's acquaintance and played on her naivete. He intended to marry her before causing some form of "accident" for Elsa that would clear his path to the throne.
However, given Anna's current condition, he plans to simply let her frozen heart overcome her, then stab Elsa, ending the eternal winter. Anna tries to stop Hans, but he extinguishes the fire in the nearby fireplace before locking her in the room. It is then that Anna collapses, her hair now completely white.
Hans goes to speak with the duke of Weselton and several other dignitaries. He claims that Elsa has caused Anna to freeze to death, but before she died he and Anna recited their wedding vows. This apparently is enough to give him full authority to declare Elsa guilty of treason and sentence her to death.
The palace guards go to Elsa's cell, but are detained when a wall of the cell collapses. While they are held up, Elsa freezes her shackles to the point that they shatter, and then breaks through the wall to the outside.
Meanwhile, far from Arendelle, Kristoff and Sven are trekking away when Sven urges Kristoff to go back. Kristoff claims he has no need to, but as they look back at Arendelle, a mysterious swirling cloud of snow begins to engulf the kingdom. The two then take off towards the growing danger.
Olaf has managed to find Anna in the locked room, and seeing her freezing, quickly lights a fire in the fireplace. Anna explains that Hans wasn't her true love, and that Olaf should leave or he'll melt. However, the little snowman says he will not leave her side until he finds an act of true love that can save her. As they talk, Olaf recalls how Kristoff did so much to get her back to save her, when the wind blows a window open. Olaf goes to close it, but in the distance he sees Kristoff and Sven charging towards them.
This gives Anna hope. She realizes that they're in love: maybe Kristoff can save her. Olaf helps her up, but in the hallway, ice springs up to block their path. Going out a window, the two slide down the castle's steep roofs. Anna attempts to make her way across the icy fjord, with Olaf close behind. However, as the wind picks up, Olaf is blown away, and Anna finds her hands are turning to ice. Even so, she continues to move forward, calling out Kristoff's name.
Meanwhile, Hans has found Elsa wandering the ice of the fjord. Thinking he's come for her, Elsa tells him to leave her alone, and take care of Anna. Hans lies and says that Anna was killed by Elsa's magic. The pain of this causes Elsa to collapse, the snow in the air suddenly hanging in stillness.
The clearing of the whiteout enables Kristoff to see Anna, and he runs to her, but as Anna looks around, she sees Hans about to stab Elsa. Even with her own life at stake, Anna rushes in front of Hans, blocking the knife. As she does so, her frozen heart finally consumes her, turning her into a statue of ice, and shattering Hans' blade.
Kristoff and Sven arrive seconds later. Seeing Anna turned to ice, Elsa breaks down in tears, hugging her sister. No one is sure what to say, when Anna's icy form begins to change and gain color, and she returns to normal! Anna broke her own spell: saving Elsa was an act of true love.
It is then that Elsa realizes what can end the winter: love. And with this realization, she dissipates the ice and snow, and summer returns to the kingdom. Olaf is found, and before he can melt, Elsa creates a perpetual snow flurry above his head, which lets him survive the summer heat.
In the aftermath, Hans is taken back to his kingdom by a French ambassador, who promise to see he is punished for his attempted regicide. The duke is as hotheaded as ever and tries to play the innocent victim. But remembering that he sent two men to kill her, Elsa issues a decree to sever all trade with Weselton. To piss the duke off even further, she tells the messenger to call his duchy "Weasel Town."
Meanwhile, Anna makes good on her promise and replaces Kristoff's sled. She also tells him that Elsa has appointed him the castle's official ice deliverer. Kristoff is so grateful that he kisses her. If he wonders why a queen who can conjure ice out of thin air needs ice deliveries, he keeps the question to himself.
Having come to grips with her powers and learning they can be a blessing and not a curse, Elsa uses them to create a wintry spectacle in the summer sky. She also turns the castle's courtyard into an ice rink, where she informs Anna that the gates to the castle will never be closed again. With the city's people in attendance, the sisters skate around the rink, happy that they are finally together again.
After the credits are over, we cut back to Elsa's ice palace, where it's revealed that Marshmallow survived the fall after Hans cut off his leg. Wandering through the empty ice palace, he finds the tiara that Elsa tossed away during "Let It Go", and puts it on his head, smiling to himself, and the spikes and fangs on his back quickly retract.
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2017.08.30 00:09 LittleYellowFish1 FANMADE: Justice League sequel idea 1: This is one where the team go to Apokolips and meet Darkseid.

Three years have passed since the Justice League have defeated Steppenwolf. The newly established Hall Of Justice has introduced a new training ground and camp for the younger heroes, most of whom would be supporting characters from the solo films. Bruce and Clark have been convinced by Diana to focus on training the young heroes as candidates for a new Justice League.
Clark brings his cousin Kara (Saoirse Ronan or Chloe Grace-Moretz) to the camp, where she befriends Rachel Roth, also known as Raven (Auli'I Cravalho) and Garfield Logan (Kodi Smit-McPhee), who dubs himself "Beast Boy".
They take part in a training exercise, where they meet several other young heroes and their training instructors, Green Arrow (Alan Tudyk) and Hawkgirl (Anna Kendrick). After a disastrous exercise against a hologram of Doomsday, Kara is angered by how their superiors don't take them seriously enough. Garfield suggests proving themselves by working rogue, and Raven finds out that Lex Luthor has escaped custody again.
The three leave the facility and intercept Luthor, but their poor teamwork causes massive amounts of collateral damage, before they are found by Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.
Luthor is returned to custody and the young group are confined to the facility by Bruce. A heated exchange between Kara and Clark ends with Kara storming back to her room. J'onzz (David Oyelowo) comforts Kara with the help of Raven.
Aquaman and Mera arrive from the oceans to reveal that Parademon forces have ransacked Atlantis, leaving a message for the Justice League. It is revealed that the message is a miniature Mother Box, which transports the main League members to another planet. Alfred shows Kara's group the transporter, encouraging them to journey after them and prove themselves.
Meanwhile, the main team are separated, as one group consisting of Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Arrow arrive in a strange palace, while Superman, Hawkgirl, Martian Manhunter, Cyborg and Flash are placed in an emptied wasteland. Kara's group arrive at the planet, where they come across an imprisoned alien called Orion (Sam Clafin). After Raven frees him, Orion reveals that they are on the planet Apokolips, in the realm of the New Gods.
At the palace, Batman's group meets Hal Jordan (Armie Hammer) an earthling who is a member of the Green Lantern Corps, and was captured on a rescue mission for fellow Lantern, Sinestro (Luke Evans). They are then introduced to Big Barda (Elizabeth Debicki) and Granny Goodness (Kathy Bates), who take them to meet their ruler, Darkseid (Jeff Bridges).
Darkseid brings the team to a dinner table, where Steppenwolf is present, prompting the group to realize who Darkseid is. Before a battle can take place, Parademon guards arrive, prompting the team to sit at the table. Ocean Master, Sinestro, a reincarnated Ares and Brainiac (Mark Strong) are also present.
At this meeting, Darkseid claims that the League's victory over Steppenwolf taught him the danger of underestimating his opponents, and offers the group the chance to join his empire. Hal and the other heroes refuse, before Granny Goodness knocks them all unconscious. They are imprisoned and sent to Darkseid's arena, where Barda informs them that Darkseid has sentenced them to death by feeding them to Starro, the deadly star-shaped beast, at dawn.
The group plan an escape, as Hal is able to contact fellow Lantern John Stewart (Daniel Kaluuya) for help. When in the cells, they meet an unnamed prisoner that resembles Kalibak (Brad Garrett) who reveals that his brother Orion was imprisoned in the outlands after failing to murder their father.
Meanwhile, Kara's group meets Superman's near to the palace. Though they are initially reluctant to trust Orion, they all agree to join forces to free the others and defeat Darkseid. The night before the execution, Diana and Hal talk to Barda, who reluctantly tells them that Darkseid, angered by their refusal, plans to send Parademon armies to both Oa and Earth.
Raven infiltrates the palace and finds the group. Hal instructs her to find his Lantern, as Sinestro secretly extracted most of it's power before Hal's capture, and his ring needs to be fully powered for the escape to succeed. With help from Beast Boy, Raven retrieves the Lantern and secretly gives it to Hal, impressing both Batman and Wonder Woman.
During the execution, Hal unveils his fully powered ring, using it to ensnare Starro in a cage as the others grab their weapons. Furious, Darkseid sends his Parademons to destroy them, before the other groups arrive to join the battle. Because of this, Darkseid and his partners also join the battle.
Stewart and some other Lanterns arrive to hold off the Parademons. Barda is convinced by Batman to betray Darkseid. Barda's betrayal angers Darkseid into killing the other Furies with his Omega Beams, angering Barda into trying to kill Darkseid, who immediately overpowers her. Supergirl attempts to help, but is possessed by Brainiac, using the same mind-controlling parasite he used in my previous story (see here). Raven is able to free Kara from Brainiac's control as Superman and Flash fight Darkseid. Lantern traps Darkseid in a green vice as all the heroes attack him with their powers, Kara using heat vision as Superman uses his ice breath.
Though Darkseid survives, he is severely injured, as Granny Goodness and Steppenwolf transport him to safety. Kara opens a Boom Tube to Earth as Orion, Barda and the heroes enter it, leaving the villains and parademons on Apokolips. On Earth, Orion thanks the young heroes for their actions and leaves to explore the cosmos, while the older League members express their gratitude to the students.
In the final scene, Raven, Kara and Beast Boy are officially honored by the Trinity (similar to the Throne Room scene from Star Wars IV) as the film ends.
There are two post-credits scenes. In the first, Darkseid is seen in his throne room, as his guest, a white-skinned, black-haired Czarnian alien (Jemaine Clement), arrives to consult him about a "new bounty" on Earth. In the second, Cyborg brings Raven, Beast Boy and several of the other young recruits, telling them about a team that he's considered putting into action.
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2016.12.22 16:12 MsBluffy What's Going on in Columbia? December 22-25

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ARRIVAL - Denis Villeneuve directed this science-fiction suspense film about Earth's response to a possible alien invasion. After extraterrestrial spacecraft plant themselves at various locations around the globe, a linguist and a theoretical physicist must find a way to communicate with the mysterious visitors in order to learn what they want and whether they pose a threat to humanity.
ASSASSIN’S CREED - In this feature-film adaptation of the hugely popular video-game series, death-row convict Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) relives his ancestor's memories as an assassin in 15th century Spain. From this out-of-body experience, Lynch gains the training he needs to battle a conspiracy in the present day.
COLLATERAL BEAUTY - When a successful New York advertising executive suffers a great tragedy he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death.
DOCTOR STRANGE - After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.
THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN - A precocious, narcissistic high schooler named Nadine is horrified when her best friend starts dating her impossibly perfect brother. Soon, she falls into a downward spiral that forces her to reflect on her cruel, self-centered behavior.
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM - This spin-off of the Harry Potter franchise jumps back in time to explore the wizarding world of 1926 New York, which is being threatened by both mystical acts of destruction and a group of extremist No-Majs (the American term for Muggles, i.e. those unable to use magic). Author Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) arrives in the city as part of a global study of fantastic beasts, but he gets caught up in this conflict when some of the magical creatures in his care are accidentally released.
LA LA LAND - Yes! Ragtag is getting La La Land! Opens on Christmas Eve. A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.
LION - A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
LOVING - The latest from writer-director Jeff Nichols (Mud), Loving is an exquisitely crafted and deeply moving film about real-life couple Mildred and Richard Loving. Mildred (Ruth Negga), a black woman from Virginia, was just 11 years old when she first met the love of her life, a white man named Richard (Joel Edgerton). Near the end of high school, their friendship turns romantic, and the two decide to quietly wed in Washington, D.C. When Virginia police receive an anonymous tip that the Lovings are violating Virginia's Racial Integrity Act of 1924, they raid their household, sending the couple on a courageous nine-year journey to the Supreme Court, where they argue for the rights of interracial couples.
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA - Celebrated playwright Kenneth Lonergan returns to filmmaking with this magnificent, ambitious study of Irish Catholic, working-class New Englanders dealing with a sudden loss. Delivering the best performance of his career, Casey Affleck stars as Lee, a taciturn Boston janitor who is startled by the news that older brother Joe is dead of a heart attack. He returns home to Manchester, a Massachusetts fishing village, to attend Joe's funeral and sort through the aftermath. Of particular urgency is the custody of Joe's teenage son Patrick. Lee is also forced to reckon with his separation from ex-wife Randi.
MISS SLOANE - In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Chastain) is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. But when taking on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds winning may come at too high a price.
MOANA - Young navigator Moana (voice of Auli'i Cravalho), the daughter of a Polynesian tribal chief, is chosen to find a precious artifact that could save her people. She teams with demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson) to locate a legendary island, and together the pair explores fantastical lands and encounter incredible sea creatures in this animated adventure from Disney.
MOONLIGHT - Moonlight is a tender, breathtaking portrait of a young, gay black man coming of age in 1980s Miami. Told with great ambition and verve, the film unfolds in three vividly imagined chapters, with different actors portraying the protagonist, Chiron, at various points of his life. With his mother (Naomie Harris) battling drug addiction, young Chiron forms a close bond with a compassionate dealer (Mahershala Ali) and his partner (Janelle Monáe). In the following chapters, we see how Chiron's relationships with these figures, as well as his relationship with a close childhood friend, shape who he becomes. The long-awaited sophomore feature from Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy), Moonlight is an adaptation of Tarell Alvin McCraney's semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS - Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival. From writedirector Tom Ford comes a haunting romantic thriller of shocking intimacy and gripping tension that explores the thin lines between love and cruelty, and revenge and redemption. Academy Award nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a divorced couple discovering dark truths about each other and themselves.
OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY - An office manager (T.J. Miller) throws a wild Christmas party in the hopes of finalizing a deal with a big-time client (Courtney B. Vance). If the party is unsuccessful and the client gets away, the manager's boss and older sister (Jennifer Aniston) will close the branch and lay off all the employees.
PASSENGERS - Two passengers aboard a spacecraft traveling to a distant planet are brought out of suspended animation by a technical glitch -- 90 years before the vessel is due to reach its destination. Together, they must investigate the malfunction that awakened them, which could threaten the safety of the ship.
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY - The thrilling untold saga of how a ragtag band of rebels including a former soldier turned prisoner (Felicity Jones), a Rebel Alliance insider (Diego Luna), a Jedi (Donnie Yen) and a sentient robot (voiced by Alan Tudyk)) worked together to steal the Death Star's secret blueprints.
SING - When a koala impresario (Matthew McConaughey) is in danger of losing his grand theater after one flop too many, he hatches a plan to stage a gala singing competition to save the day. But when a typo inflates the grand prize to 100,000 dollars, the contest attracts the attention of a number of singing animals, including a harried pig mom (Reese Witherspoon), a teenage gorilla (Taron Egerton), a shy elephant (Tori Kelly), and a punk porcupin.
TROLLS - After a forest tribe of cotton-candy colored, shockheaded Trolls discover they're the new favorite gourmet treat for King Gristle (John Cleese), the unlikely duo of bubbly Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and worrywart Branch (Justin Timberlake) must rescue their friends from the Chef (Christine Baranski) in this animated fantasy inspired by Danish woodcutter Thomas Dam's collectible dolls.
WHY HIM? - An adoring dad is horrified to discover that his adult daughter is dating a tech billionaire who's a tattooed, party-hearty lout. Despite the boyfriend's heart of gold and generous (if inappropriate) gestures of affection, the father refuses to warm to him -- especially once he learns that he's planning to pop the question.
 
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2016.12.15 11:20 TheNerfherder38 IJW: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Back in October, a viral ad campaign for the latest Call of Duty game stated everyone's distaste for 2016 loud and clear, with the tagline "Screw this, let's go to space." Given all that's taken place since, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – with its cast of multinational talent, themes of hope and resistance, and an incompetent villain with bad hair who sneers at the one woman who dares to defy him – couldn’t be more relevant if it tried. It’s less of a fingers-in-ears escape from reality and more a hyper-realised reflection.
Much like the political horizon, Rogue One takes us into uncharted territory, as the first of Disney-Lucasfilm’s planned array of standalone Star Wars stories taking place around the main saga. This first entry details the events leading up to A New Hope, in which a desperate Rebel Alliance attempts to steal the plans for the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the Death Star. Felicity Jones stars as Jyn Erso, a galactic delinquent with a familial tie to the Empire and a habit for disregarding orders. As the film progresses, she brings reluctantly amasses a band of heroes including disillusioned Imperial pilot Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed), Alliance Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) and his sardonic droid partner, K-2SO (Alan Tudyk), plus monk/warrior duo Chirrut and Baze (Donnie Yen and Jiang Wen, respectively). Ben Mendelsohn plays the increasingly infuriated Director Krennic, whose connection to the Erso family provides the starting point for the story. Forest Whitaker also appears as frazzled extremist Saw Gerrera, one of the films many ties to The Clone Wars animated series.
Though this new addition to the saga fills a hitherto unknown gap in the recently re-established Star Wars canon, there are nods aplenty to Expanded Universe material, the place where the mission to steal the Death Star plans was first uncovered (as seen in the Dark Forces video game). Jyn’s father, Galen (Mads Mikkelsen, who spends a lot of time getting rained on), bears the forename of the original creator of the Rebel Alliance, Galen Marek (better known as Starkiller) from The Force Unleashed series, K-2SO smacks more than a little of HK-47 from Knights of The Old Republic, and there's an X-Wing versus Imperial walker denouement plucked from the cover of a Michael A. Stackpole novel.
It's images like this swarm of buzzards taking on an armoured behemoth that helps Rogue One forge its own identity within the larger series and sell the apparent futility and hopelessness of an ailing resistance. The scale games director Gareth Edwards employed to such brilliant effect in Godzilla are magnified tenfold here, as he and cinematographer Grieg Fraser turn their giant toy box into pure eye candy, with the Death Star as an irresistible jawbreaker at the centre.
Appropriately, while there is a chewy surface beneath, you might break your teeth attempting to get in: a somewhat higgledy-piggeldy first act means that initial character interplay is rushed, which makes seeing them as anything more than another set of archetypal action figures a little difficult. Of the bunch, Jones, Ahmed, Yen and Luna provide the most rounded personalities. If there is any justice in the world, Luna will soon be a huge star, and Yen will get further chances to demonstrate his comedic timing. Those with the least to prove (Ahmed and Jones, arguably) still give everything. Oh, and Mendelsohn is great fun as Krennic’s frustration mounts, because no-one does irritable scowling quite like him. A scene between his white-caped thug and a certain helmeted figure is a gift.
Now, for the Bantha in the room: those troublesome rumours of re-shoots intended to lighten the tone or bring the spirit of the film back in line with the other episodes. Fear not. Unless (like me) you’ve scrutinised the trailers more times than is healthy, any sign of later interference is inscrutable. The Force Awakens may be a more structurally coherent film, but this is a very different beast; a war movie more than a fantasy. The spectacle of Stormtroopers getting thrown about in huge explosions is followed by a grimace and a burst of dirt and shrapnel rather than a punchline. Humour is present of course, thanks mostly to Tudyk’s figurative (and completely literal) straight-faced delivery, but it’s less a continuing gag and more a reprieve. The grit and the grime is tangible, and all the (admittedly stellar) practical effects showboating of Abrams’ instalment seem piecemeal compared to what Edwards has achieved: the most ‘realistic’ Star Wars movie since 1980.
While we’re talking The Force Awakens, those who complained endlessly that it’s similarity to A New Hope signified Lucasfilm taking no risks with the franchise ought to be silenced, and possibly even more outraged now. Rogue One is most definitely a Star Wars prequel not only in the chronological sense, but also with regards to its risk-taking, its attempt to re-invent the series, and an insistence on blurring the line between physical and digital filmmaking like never before. No, not every gamble pays off, but whether it leaves you aghast or amazed, the sheer audacity is gobsmacking.
The effectiveness of fan-service as an antidote should never be underestimated, however, and I doubt there’ll be a single dissenting voice rising against a note-perfect and utterly crowd-pleasing conclusion. These closing moments allow the movie to slide snugly into place with all the satisfaction of completing a high-scoring Tetris combo, with the blip-blop sound effects replaced by Michael Giacchino’s score. This, too, is where the film breaks from tradition. Giacchino’s music is not a symphony of motifs and themes, but a continuous soundscape that blends occasional call-backs with new material that, nevertheless, still retains that epic quality we’ve all come to expect.
As someone with a great deal of expectations, what I’m happiest about is how so much of this movie reminds me why I love this ridiculous franchise in the first place. The year between The Force Awakens and Rogue One has been a year of massive personal upheaval, and returning to a galaxy far, far away to find it still discovering ways to entertain and – most importantly – surprise me is one heck of a Christmas present.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
This review and others can be found here: http://chrisatthepictures.blogspot.com/2016/12/rogue-one-star-wars-story-review.html
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2016.12.13 16:55 MsBluffy What's Going On in Columbia? December 13-18

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ALLIED – In this WWII spy thriller, Canadian airman Max Vatan (Brad Pitt) and French Resistance operative Marianne Beauséjour (Marion Cotillard) pose as a married couple for a dangerous mission in Casablanca. Their cover story soon leads to an actual love affair and their starting a family together, but Max's happiness is shattered when he's told that he must take part in an investigation to determine whether Marianne is really a double agent working for the Nazis.
ALMOST CHRISTMAS – A widower asks his family -- which includes his sassy sister-in-law and four adult children as well as the latter's spouses and kids -- to join him for their first Christmas since his wife passed away. However, having all of them under one roof leads to a number of personal confrontations as secrets are revealed and marriages are tested.
ARRIVAL - Denis Villeneuve directed this science-fiction suspense film about Earth's response to a possible alien invasion. After extraterrestrial spacecraft plant themselves at various locations around the globe, a linguist and a theoretical physicist must find a way to communicate with the mysterious visitors in order to learn what they want and whether they pose a threat to humanity.
COLLATERAL BEAUTY - When a successful New York advertising executive suffers a great tragedy he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death.
DOCTOR STRANGE - After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.
THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN - A precocious, narcissistic high schooler named Nadine is horrified when her best friend starts dating her impossibly perfect brother. Soon, she falls into a downward spiral that forces her to reflect on her cruel, self-centered behavior.
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM - This spin-off of the Harry Potter franchise jumps back in time to explore the wizarding world of 1926 New York, which is being threatened by both mystical acts of destruction and a group of extremist No-Majs (the American term for Muggles, i.e. those unable to use magic). Author Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) arrives in the city as part of a global study of fantastic beasts, but he gets caught up in this conflict when some of the magical creatures in his care are accidentally released.
LOVING - The latest from writer-director Jeff Nichols (Mud), Loving is an exquisitely crafted and deeply moving film about real-life couple Mildred and Richard Loving. Mildred (Ruth Negga), a black woman from Virginia, was just 11 years old when she first met the love of her life, a white man named Richard (Joel Edgerton). Near the end of high school, their friendship turns romantic, and the two decide to quietly wed in Washington, D.C. When Virginia police receive an anonymous tip that the Lovings are violating Virginia's Racial Integrity Act of 1924, they raid their household, sending the couple on a courageous nine-year journey to the Supreme Court, where they argue for the rights of interracial couples.
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA - Celebrated playwright Kenneth Lonergan returns to filmmaking with this magnificent, ambitious study of Irish Catholic, working-class New Englanders dealing with a sudden loss. Delivering the best performance of his career, Casey Affleck stars as Lee, a taciturn Boston janitor who is startled by the news that older brother Joe is dead of a heart attack. He returns home to Manchester, a Massachusetts fishing village, to attend Joe's funeral and sort through the aftermath. Of particular urgency is the custody of Joe's teenage son Patrick. Lee is also forced to reckon with his separation from ex-wife Randi.
MOANA - Young navigator Moana (voice of Auli'i Cravalho), the daughter of a Polynesian tribal chief, is chosen to find a precious artifact that could save her people. She teams with demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson) to locate a legendary island, and together the pair explores fantastical lands and encounter incredible sea creatures in this animated adventure from Disney.
MOONLIGHT - Moonlight is a tender, breathtaking portrait of a young, gay black man coming of age in 1980s Miami. Told with great ambition and verve, the film unfolds in three vividly imagined chapters, with different actors portraying the protagonist, Chiron, at various points of his life. With his mother (Naomie Harris) battling drug addiction, young Chiron forms a close bond with a compassionate dealer (Mahershala Ali) and his partner (Janelle Monáe). In the following chapters, we see how Chiron's relationships with these figures, as well as his relationship with a close childhood friend, shape who he becomes. The long-awaited sophomore feature from Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy), Moonlight is an adaptation of Tarell Alvin McCraney's semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS - Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival. From writedirector Tom Ford comes a haunting romantic thriller of shocking intimacy and gripping tension that explores the thin lines between love and cruelty, and revenge and redemption. Academy Award nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a divorced couple discovering dark truths about each other and themselves.
OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY - An office manager (T.J. Miller) throws a wild Christmas party in the hopes of finalizing a deal with a big-time client (Courtney B. Vance). If the party is unsuccessful and the client gets away, the manager's boss and older sister (Jennifer Aniston) will close the branch and lay off all the employees.
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY - The thrilling untold saga of how a ragtag band of rebels including a former soldier turned prisoner (Felicity Jones), a Rebel Alliance insider (Diego Luna), a Jedi (Donnie Yen) and a sentient robot (voiced by Alan Tudyk)) worked together to steal the Death Star's secret blueprints.
SHUT IN - In this icy drama, a widowed child psychologist (Naomi Watts) holed up in New England with her disabled son learns that one of her clients, a young boy (Jacob Tremblay), has disappeared. When the search for the child proves fruitless, she becomes consumed with the thought that his ghost is haunting her.
TROLLS - After a forest tribe of cotton-candy colored, shockheaded Trolls discover they're the new favorite gourmet treat for King Gristle (John Cleese), the unlikely duo of bubbly Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and worrywart Branch (Justin Timberlake) must rescue their friends from the Chef (Christine Baranski) in this animated fantasy inspired by Danish woodcutter Thomas Dam's collectible dolls.
 
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2015.04.07 22:05 tabledresser [Table] IAmA: We are Alan Tudyk and PJ Haarsma. Ask us questions!

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What's the best prank you've pulled, or someone has pulled on you? OOOH.
I had a good one in high school.
I pulled it on my English teacher.
I used to keep lancets in my pocket to use to get out of class when I wanted to. I'd prick my finger, stick it up my nose, and make it look like I had a bloody nose.
And then I'd excuse myself to go to the nurse, and then just wander the halls...
But the trick was, I pricked all 5 fingers, and got a LOT of blood going, and fake tripped, and hit my head on the teacher's desk, and I had blood all over my hand and head, and then fake passed out.
She FREAKED out. It was so funny. But she was great.
She was mad, but she appreciated the good joke.
We wanted to be able to do this our way. We hadn't found the right partner who could bring something fresh to this world. Most experience I found was someone saying "I've been to Comic-con once. WOW! Crazy!"
It definitely didn't make us want to partner with those people, because they didn't get it.
They wanted to make THEIR version of the world that they didn't understand. Our fear was that they would. That they'd make THEIR version of your idea. And if they don't know the world... that's gonna suck.
Who's your favorite superhero? Pfffbt.
Who's my favorite superhero? I'm creating a new one.
I don't know what he adds. What his special powers are. Maybe it's something like manifesting mass, or weight, or density.
He slows everyone down? That's his... talent.
Did you at all expect the fan response for conman? How did it make you feel when you realized how much attention it was getting? Also the hang w/ app is such a great idea to connect to fans. We all appreciate it! Hang With has been a lot of fun. I look forward to continually using it with the people who supported CON MAN. 'Cuz after the thing, it's just the people who supported it who have access to it.
So I'm hopeful that there will be just as many people on that. So if you like us, sign up cuz I hope to see you there!
What is your dream goal with the series? Is there anything you would really like to achieve with it? To work with all the people that I am fans of.
And to give them roles that they wouldn't normally get a chance to play.
Except Tatiana Maslany, who plays every role already on her show, ORPHAN BLACK.
Not to say that she's in CON MAN. But wouldn't that be cool?
When is Alan going to read everyone's name and if we donated more than once do we get our name read more than once? Ha-HA!
No, dear god. I'm only going to read it once.
I'm open to ideas on how to make this interesting. I will do it, alphabetically, after the campaign is over.
And how? Open to ideas.
If I can tell you donated twice, I'll say your name twice.
What is your favorite word? Least favorite? Hehehe!
My favorite word... I know my LEAST favorite word is "fundamentalist."
FUNDAMENTALIST ANYTHING. If you're a fundamentalist anything...
My favorite word is "gratitude."
Thank you all for Con Man! I'm sure you've answered this over at the campaign and I've missed it but any chance of a complete FireFly cast reunion on Con Man? Everybody has committed to being in CON MAN.
I don't want to waste their cameos. So I'm hoping for a second season to put them all in. Right now, it's just Sean and Gina in the first season. Possibly more. The others will be Where's Waldo? type cameos.
Even though Season 1 isn't even out yet-- what's likelihood of a Season 2 ConMan?? We're focused on season 1. There's no shortage of stories and script ideas. If you've been to a Con... you know it. So if season 1 goes well, I have LOTS of ideas for season 2.
If your Firefly cast mates, which projects of theirs have you enjoyed the most? Hmmm.
Wow. So many things to pick from.
I'm a huge fan of Morena on GOTHAM right now. I think she's classing up the joint.
Also, Adam Baldwin on TO CATCH A PREDATOR was a surprising cameo!
Can you tell us how you changed as a person while shooting Firefly? If My whooole everything changed.
I moved to LA, from New York. I didn't know anybody here.
So over that period, I met all the people that became my closest friends.
Like PJ! And Nathan.
Will there be a sequel to Tucker & Dale? That movie is amazing. As long as the second one is good enough to NOT ruin the first one.
That's a confusing way to answer that.
It HAS to be as good as the first one. To make the second one.
How was working on A Knights Tale? Five months in Prague.
In nineteen-ninety-nine. With a 21 year old Heath Ledger. Shooting a medieval movie in a medieval town. It was bloody brilliant.
What are your favorite TV shows you're currently watching? BROAD CITY... I watch that... and I watch GOTHAM.
Can't wait for ORPHAN BLACK to come back on!
And of course GAME OF THRONES is good. OH, and VICE! I love that!
What happens to the pilot at the end of Spectrum? He lived! The pilot at the end of Spectrum? Me? I was the pilot. He lived, right?
He lived. He lives. And the fans hope to one day make a movie.
Would you say you're a leaf on the wind? No.
Yes.
Although it's important to note: leaves that are flying in the wind are dead.
It's true! I just realized it this past year.
Did you want to be killed in Serenity, or did you just want to make grown men cry? Uh...yeah, that's it. Grown men cry. You found me out.
Did I want to be killed in Serenity? NO!
I wanted Adam Baldwin's character to die. And I still do.
Out of everything you have been in, which movie have you enjoyed being in the most and why? If I have to pick just one, I'd say DEATH AT A FUNERAL, because... of the people involved, the actors, and especially Frank Oz. Who made it such a fun experience.
Alan! do you have a weird party trick? If so what is it? A weird party trick?
Falling asleep at 9 pm...and still being the last one to leave.
That's a trick!
Hello from Essex, England! Is there a particular scene or episode of con man season 1 you are most looking forward to? Ooooh.
Yes.
There are so many!
Every time we cast someone new... I get excited about playing the scenes with those people that I've written for those people.
Have you ever had any odd fan encounters? Only one with an oscillating fan. When I was 13.
Had 3 successful surgeries since. And everything works as it should.
I'm always nervous when I meet famous people - what advice can you give for people like me when it comes to interacting with celebrities? Imagine them pooping.
No, wait.
Everybody poops. And it's a leveler.
Celebrities are just as sad, lonely, and broken as anybody else in the world. Focus on that.
The immediacy is amazing. You get instant feedback. It's kinda crazy how responsive it is. Feelin' the luv...
Alan - I thought you were fantastic as Alpha in Dollhouse (not to mention Turbo/king Candy!), did you approach playing a villain any differently from a comedic role, and is it the sort of character you'd consider again in future? Absolutely would consider it again in the future.
The main difference between funny roles and serious roles, for me, is a concentration level.
It takes more concentration to be serious for me.
Alan Tudyk, would you go to my ten year high school reunion with me? I have a "no reunions" policy that started with my own.
I like to live in the future!
Screw the present, AND the past!
What's it like being fondled by Nathan? Hmmm.
Have I been fondled by Nathan? I guess I have.
I'm fond OF him, so it only makes sense.
What has suprised you most about this experience? How much support there is. And how supportive the fans are. And how immediately supportive they are.
Work, work, and more work. Mine is: starting household projects.
That's my hobby!
But only starting them.
I hire someone to finish them.
Why are the episodes only 10 minutes? That's a good, digestible amount.
It's about the length of an act in a 3-act half-hour.
Are you surprised by the crazy amount of money you've raised? Absolutely.
Shocked.
Excited.
Titillated.
Aroused.
Turned on.
And slightly moist.
Hey Alan, I'm a huge fan. What's it like working with Joss? What's the coolest thing you got to keep from the set of Firefly/Serenity? Joss is fun. And really funny. The best thing I took from the set was that button from "Out of Gas."
Hey Alan! Love the Con Man! Can't wait to see you in Dallas at the end of May. If you could be a Marvel superhero which one would you be? I've often said Aqua-Man, even though that's Jason Momoa now.
But my Aqua-Man drowns his enemies, and smells like fish.
Have either of you played the Firefly board game? It's very compelling and captures the tv-show's ambiance quite nicely! No.
Although I love that the Wash card is used for running away.
That's its power. Wash's is "run away."
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2013.06.18 22:40 hphester Let us please remember Nathan Fillion's nerd ladyboner partner.. Alan Tudyk

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2011.07.13 23:25 h0msar I'm selling some of my 360 games

I'm trying to move into an apartment with my girlfriend right now but I need some extra money to make sure everything goes smoothly so I'm selling all these games for $150 total. I love Austin and I want to keep it so that I stay in Austin and not have to move back to fucking Houston where nothing exciting is happening.
If you want just a couple of the games, we could negotiate something but you'd have to get at least 3 of them.
If you're interested, just pm me.
Here's the list of games with my own personal description for each:
Blue Dragon- it's a very traditional, turn based RPG (role playing game) in the vein of the older Final Fantasy games and has the same art director as the guy from Dragon Ball Z I believe. It has a great amount of depth to it and encompasses 3 discs. If you're looking for something that'll keep you occupied for a while, this would be it.
Burnout: Paradise- in my opinion, this has been the best Burnout game of the series yet. Instead of being closed in by the boundaries of the track, the game pretty much says "Here's where you are; here's where you gotta end up; find a way to get there as quick as possible". Part of the game is learning the city itself and figuring out all of the short cuts that can get you there the fastest. It has a ridiculous selection of cars you can unlock with different categories for each like Trick cars (can do tricks better which increases your boost), Speed cars (obviously faster cars), and Muscle cars (can take down other cars with ease). I had such a blast playing this game.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2- for those of you who haven't jumped on the Call of Duty bandwagon, this is a nice place to start. You don't really need to have played Modern Warfare 1 to know what's going on here. It has such an excellent, polished single player campaign with deceit and explosions and action movie type content and an excellently deep multiplayer experience. People still play this one online even though newer Call of Duty games have come out.
Gears of War- this game pretty much started this whole co-op thing that's been happening to games everywhere. Or at least it was one of the first to do it really damn well. It's an excellent 3rd person shooter with beautiful graphics, terrifying visuals, and gory chainsaw action. I dumped a whole lot of hours on trying to beat it on Hardcore Co-op with my buddy. Also has a fun, competitive multiplayer mode. Gears of War 3 will be coming out within a year or so this would be a nice way to catch up on the story.
Halo 3- the final game (story-wise) in the Halo universe (until Halo 4 comes out). This particular one was the first to have Forge mode where you can essentially design your own maps based on the ones that are already available. Also has an epic single player mode with the option of 4 player co-op.
Halo 3: ODST plus the Complete Multiplayer Experience disc- this is a side story to Halo 3 right after Master Chief goes through portal, you get to play an ODST soldier. NOT a crazy overpowered super soldier so you gotta play it a little more stealthy and carefully. Plus the story of it kinda jumps around in the timeline and has a very detective like atmosphere. This is also the game that started the Firefight mode where you or you and some friends go against wave after wave of Covenant soldiers. And for those who were fans of the TV show Firefly, it's got voice acting by Nathan Fillion (Malcom Reynolds), Alan Tudyk (Walsh), and Adam Baldwin (Jayne). It's like if Firely and Halo had a baby.
NCAA Football 2009- excellent football game. It's pretty similar to the newer versions so if you want to practice for the newer versions for a cheaper price, you can't go wrong with this.
Resident Evil 5- a terrifying game. Not as terrifying as 4 but it has more action elements. Amazing to look at with it's African environments. A challenge to play. Excellent co-op that really requires you to rely on your partner.
Rockband- this game does require either a guitar, microphone, drum kit, or all of the above. In my opinion, this had the best on disc track list of all the games with songs like "Dont' Fear the Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult(when you're the singer, you get to do the cowbell), "Tom Sawyer" by Rush, and "Reptilia" by The Strokes. I didn't drum before this game but after playing it for a very long time and being able to play on expert with a lot of songs, I learned a whole lot about drumming and now I actually play real drums.
Rockstar Table Tennis- this is the table tennis game to end all table tennis games. I never thought a table tennis game could feature such depth and realism. As the game goes on, you can see the sweat accumulating on the players body and they look near photo-realistic at times. The options that you have when you hit the ball are so expansive letting you choose where on the table it's going to hit, what type of spin you're going to put on it, whether or not it'll be hard or soft, ect. And this all happens lightning fast. So much fun to play.
Skate 2- I got this after realizing how far downhill the Tony Hawk skateboarding games have gone and was very pleased to find a deep and more realistic game than Tony Hawk. You start off being able to do all the tricks in the game however it takes real skill to pull of these tricks. Not just random button pressing. The process of learning how to do things in this game really replicated the essence of skateboarding which I was very pleased with. It's a completely open world that's a blast to explore. Also, whenever you bail in the game, you go into this bone breaking minigame to see how much damage you can do to your body. I played this game to death and I'd love to pass it on to someone else.
I'll put a link to some pictures in the comments.
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  1. Alan Tudyk Wash tells how he could come back if Firefly were to continue
  2. Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk - Dragon*Con 2008
  3. Behind The Scenes - Motion Capture Of K-2SO Rogue One
  4. What If You Fell Into Molten Metal Terminator 2 Style ...
  5. Armada Partners - YouTube
  6. Con Man - Complete Hilarious Voice Over Scene (Alan Tudyk)
  7. Adam Brody/Alan Tudyk/'Good Vibes'
  8. Alan Tudyk in Conception (2011)
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Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk from the Firefly panel on Friday, August 29th, at Dragon*Con 2008. This is the complete Voice Over Scene from Con Man - Season 1 - Episode 8 titled Voiced Over. It is a hilarious imaginative comedy series by Alan Tudyk who plays Wray Nerely - An actor wanting to ... Cast: Gary Cole, Julie Bowen, Alan Tudyk, Vella Lovell, Brenda Song, Chris Williams, Tim Bagley, Kai Calhoun, Mark Leslie Ford, Rene Gube, Carolyn Hennesy, Summer Parker and Robert Picardo. Writer ... Alan Tudyk: K-2SO Almost Had A Cockney Accent - CONAN on TBS - Duration: 1:28. Team Coco 269,892 views. 1:28. The Big Short 6 - Jared Vennett's Pitch to Front Point Partners (Jenga Blocks Scene ... The series is set to follow the misadventures of the Joker's psychotic girlfriend and partner-in-crime, Harley Quinn, and her best friend, Poison Ivy. ... vs. Alan Tudyk, Felicia Day, and Ryon Day ... Hoban 'Wash' Washburne is played by Alan Tudyk, tells his favorite way he would like to return to the show if it were ever to come back. -Music provided by 1HMNC - Track: Trip40 – Restart https ... Adam Brody and Alan Tudyk talk about working on MTV's new cartoon, 'Good Vibes' during the 2011 San Diego International Comic-Con. Alan Tudyk talks woman who canceled Firefly - Wizard World Comic Con St ... The Big Short 6 - Jared Vennett's Pitch to Front Point Partners (Jenga Blocks Scene) - Duration: 8:35. Olivier ... We have imagined some pretty harsh ways to go out in a blaze of glory, but this one is extreme. In a faithful recreation of the ending of 'Terminator 2' we t...