His day job before that was scavenging and salvaging the remnants of the Chitauri battle.
His MO after that is scavenging tech to repurpose and sell on the black market.
He basically IS a vulture.
Star Wars stuff I only just realized:
1977 was a time when 20th Century Fox thought this would be its big hit that summer:
instead of this:
What a strange, strange time . . .
Thankfully there are some sources which help make it easier which ones are which. This list shows most of the IMAX screens in the United States and usually (but not always) you can tell by date or which ones still run film, which ones went to digital, and which ones have IMAX with Laser, which I understand is incredible. As I have experienced laser projection before with the competing Dolby Cinema at AMC, it is impressive. In any case, at least you know when they opened and how many seats they have.
In terms of screen size, there is this Google Maps map someone made, which is interactive and somehow this dude found the dimensions of many IMAX screens around the world and those are listed via pins on the map that you click on and screen dimensions are listed, along with aspect ratio. I presume everyone knows how to move on a Google Map by mouse, touchpad or other methods so I won't explain that. It is helpful knowing which ones are the original IMAX from back in the day (like the screen Fraid was at in Orlando, the Pointe Orlando... it is 85 feet wide by 64 feet tall) and which ones are LieMAX; one not that far from me is "only" 59 feet wide by 32 feet tall.
Oh no, the first link includes both IMAX and LieMAX. Believe me, most screens with the IMAX screens are actually LieMAX. Looking at the second link, the screen you saw is LieMAX, as it is "only" 53 feet wide by 29 feet, which is around average for a LieMAX screen.
In terms of screen size, there is this Google Maps map someone made, which is interactive and somehow this dude found the dimensions of many IMAX screens around the world and those are listed via pins on the map that you click on and screen dimensions are listed, along with aspect ratio.
Nice. So, I was right that there are only 2 real IMAX screens in the Chicago area. 3 if you count the one that is way up north.
Legolas' eyes change colors in the Lord of the Rings films, from Bloom's actual eye color of brown to the character's eye color of blue. Apparently this was simply a continuity error that wasn't caught in time.
Before she was nominated for a Golden Globe for kissing sea monsters in The Shape Of Water, Sally Hawkins was in The Phantom Menace.
LOOK! There she is!
Yeah, I feel stupid for not having spotted her before too.
Watched The Passion of the Christ a week or so ago for the first time since it was first released (on DVD - I didn't see I in the theater). Say what you will about the accuracy of the movie, but it is still quite compelling for what it is. Also, I am not religious in any way, though I am a "confirmed" Catholic, so movies about the Bible are interesting to me, in a way, and I usually watch one around Christmas time.
Anyways, I found it interesting that during the "lashing" sequence none of the dialogue, outside of a few lines from Maia Morgenstern, are translated, and there is a lot of dialogue between the soldiers that are beating Jesus. Despite this, it's kind of an amazing scene because the dialogue isn't even necessary. They way it is filmed and edited, you know exactly what is going on and, it is so well done, I would imagine that the average person doesn't even notice the translations are missing.
Mel Gibson may be an awful person in real life, but he sure knows how to direct a movie, for better or worse.
lol. I feel you. I kind of felt the same way, and I actually kind of rented it on accident. I was debating watching it again so I had it near the top of my Netflix queue, but I forgot to update it when I sent my last movie back and it got shipped, so I was like "fuck it, might as well", plus my wife had never seen it. She actually liked it quite a bit (she is also not religious), as a piece of "entertainment". It's not quite as bad as I remember, though it does get pretty brutal and bloody.
Actually, I believe it was a table that was higher than normal with chairs to match, but yes, that part is pretty hilarious.
I also found the part where they drop Jesus off a bridge where he sees Judas cowering below to be pretty ridiculous as well. Including the shrieking CGI demon that scurries away after Jesus is lifted back up.
I was actually wondering if that is part of the reason they didn't translate the dialogue, in that, it would make the beating seem even more sadistic. I doubt they were exchanging pleasantries about what was for dinner.
The Mary flashback in Passion was an exceptional scene, probably the best in the film. I took a relatively humanist approach to Passion, and I believe it really is exceptional filmmaking. There is a lot of baggage around it as a zeitgeist and component of the culture war (as well as Gibson himself), but I admire the film.
He'll always be Sully in COMMANDO for me.
My first two years out of college I taught at a school like that.
You're completely correct: getting kicked out is likely the best thing that could've happened to adolescent Raynis. Those places do nothing to prepare kids for real life, let alone any kind of post-HS success.