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      D1P 2017 Charity Campaign for The Life You Can Save: $1,515 (as of April 7, 2017)   12/12/2016

      I've decided to extend our charity campaign for The Life You Can Save organizations for the entirety of 2017 so feel free to contribute at any time!  Periodically through the year, I'll have game giveaways for those who have donated to the campaign as a "thank you" for supporting this worthy endeavor!
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      Update on the single-device/browser login restriction issue some people are having.   04/04/2017

      4/7/2017 update: Now people who've been affected by this are saying that it went away on its own after about a week. So I dunno, if this would really hugely inconvenience you try to not log in on additional devices/browsers until the 4.2 update that's supposed to hopefully resolve this for good.   original announcement: For a long time now, D1P has been limited to three logins at a time; logging in on a fourth device or browser would log you out everywhere else. Unfortunately, multiple people have been reporting that they've started experiencing being limited to ONE login at a time.   The good news is, Invision Power Services (the company that makes our forum software) is aware of the issue and will be addressing it in version 4.2 of the software, which is the next big update. The bad news is, they announced about a month ago (the beginning of March 2017) that the update will be coming out in "mid 2017", so we probably have at least another couple of months to go before this is resolved.   In the meantime, I apologize to those affected for the inconvenience, and would suggest to everyone else to not log in to additional devices until this is resolved if this is something you don't want to have to have to deal with. I'm still not 100% sure on why it's not affecting everyone and why it didn't hit everyone affected at the same time, but the timing of when the reports of this started here mostly lines up with when I've seen reports of other sites having this issue starting, and I suspect that the problem is trickling in because of people happening to hit a fourth login that logs them out everywhere else, and then proceeding to be limited to one login at a time after that.
    • SFLUFAN

      D1Pcast Episode 26: The Retro Show   04/19/2017

      It's time to have that talk with your kids. No not THAT talk, the talk about retro games and how much better things were back in our days! We have @Reputator join us and talk a bit about the Scorpio and some retro PC cards. [email protected] us about console retro gaming and how he just got his Super Mario USA. While @Jason tells us about the day his parents threw out all his retro consoles. A sad day for any gamer. So listen and give us your feed back about your retro gaming experience!    

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  1. I don't agree that any of it was nitpicking. I think what I particularly love about Plinkett's reviews is his emphasis on what is important to creating effective populist genre cinema. He continuously displays a sensitive and observant eye for nuances in characterization, plot consistency, special effects and marketing/concept. While he certainly turns his attention to the more fantastical elements of the films he reviews, his priorities always lie in the structural issues that are common to all storytelling. His favorable comments about the diner scene with Mutt and Indy were wonderfully observed for instance and show where his priorities lie with these reviews.
  2. It has the same issues of structure as his two later Star Wars reviews. He goes on tangents that lose me an then goes back into cogent thoughtful points about the film's structure, approach and marketing. Still a real treat to watch. Love his stuff. And damn is he really going to do the Matrix sequels? They are dying for the Plinkett treatment! Some of the most disappointing sequels in memory.
  3. Whatever virtues it possesses are buried under the predictable structure and horrid dialogue for me. Never cared for it. That said, hospital procedurals are the only things I hate more than cop procedurals when it comes to prime time television.
  4. You bend out of shape to explain your position and end sounding more sexist by the end of it. It's obvious you have no working understanding of feminism and yet feel comfortable making proclamations that justify your shitty behavior and opinions.
  5. Congrats man! What's her name?
  6. Yup. Agreed. This looks great. Caine's delivery at the beginning is just killer. And what's with all the hate for Bane's voice (not in this thread but in the buzz I've been hearing on the net)? I think it's spot on. Tom Hardy was born to play a psychopathic terrorist.
  7. Comedy Death Ray is awesome!
  8. Spent many a nights just watching him on youtube tear into people.
  9. I like what I see. Really cool Duck Tales. How long you been in the business?
  10. If anything like what you describe actually existed in that trailer I'd actually want to see it! As it stands this just looks like Mike Myers warmed over.
  11. Please read before posting. Name and explain a moment in a film that is fleeting, even seemingly innocuous, but that to you resounds with meaning and helps cement your engagement in a character and/or story. This could be an actor or director's flourish, a visual motif, set design, a line of dialogue. I'd encourage anything that is incidental or not tied to the plot necessarily (though this is by no means a binding rule here). Really more about small moments that show the creators really cared about their story. For me it's a moment in Miyazaki's Ponyo where the young child protagonist and the little girl are (I believe) trying to set off in their boat. The boy is awkwardly attempting to light a candle. He gets a small spark going but notices just as quickly that the ember is beginning to die. Thinking it's going out he goes back into the box for another match but the minute he returns his attention to the candle he sees that the ember has regained strength and so discards the fresh match. What you need to understand is that this moment, fully and meticulously animated by the way, is going on completely incidentally as other things are going on in the scene. It's not pivotal or adds anything at all to the overall story. It's a purely visual little character moment showing a clumsy kid trying to do an "adult thing" like light a candle. Brilliant.
  12. My interest in Ghost Protocol hinges solely on my love of Brad Bird's past work. Nothing more, nothing less.
  13. Yeah I'm in!