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Arrival

Post by Grandpa's Spells » Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:58 am

Extremely good. Based on a sci fi short story you should not read first.
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Re: Arrival

Post by tough old man » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:21 pm

I went to it last night. Really liked it. It was a good alien movie for a date night.
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Re: Arrival

Post by Pinky » Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:53 pm

I agree. It's an excellent movie. My wife, who typically hates science fiction, also really liked it.
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Re: Arrival

Post by nafod » Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:26 pm

I loved the way the alien would splatter his spooge on the glass wall and then was like, "Hey Louise...I just sent you a message"
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Re: Arrival

Post by Boris » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:02 am

So, no one thought this was just another Hollywood call to end xenophobia and welcome aliens to our midst?

Saw it today. Thumbs up.

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Re: Arrival

Post by syaigh » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:28 pm

Would an intelligent 11 year old find this engaging or will he just sit and complain that he ran out of candy?
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Re: Arrival

Post by Boris » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:54 pm

Probably depends on the 11 year old, but Star Wars it ain't.

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Re: Arrival

Post by Pinky » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:11 pm

syaigh wrote:Would an intelligent 11 year old find this engaging or will he just sit and complain that he ran out of candy?
No. He would find it to be too slow.
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Re: Arrival

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:41 am

He would find the gaping plot holes and be pissed

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Re: Arrival

Post by buckethead » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:56 am

Shafpocalypse Now wrote:He would find the gaping plot holes and be pissed
Which ones? I didn't notice

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Re: Arrival

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:49 pm

The whole question of causuality

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Re: Arrival

Post by syaigh » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:46 pm

All right. We will go see Sing instead. hearing mixed reviews on that as well, but if its not as bad as "into the woods", we'll survive. (We go to the movies on New Year's Eve.)
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Re: Arrival

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:09 pm

The unmooring of an individual in time eliminates the concept of free will. There is no freedom, the path is set in stone

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Re: Arrival

Post by nafod » Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:33 pm

Shafpocalypse Now wrote:The unmooring of an individual in time eliminates the concept of free will. There is no freedom, the path is set in stone
Shit, Niggah. That assumes a single timeline for the universe. It may be branching continuously, and in another parallel universe she does not do exactly the same.

Or the glimpses into the future may just be constraints, like tying down two ends of a rope. Infinite possibilities for how the rope lies between those points.

Here, I'll spooge a more complete answer.

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