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Forum: HDTV Programming   02-28-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 9,004
Posted By Gary McCoy
Nine episodes into Season 3 now. The politics is...

Nine episodes into Season 3 now. The politics is more intense than ever. The stage is larger and the international intrigue more intense. Francis has been pushed to the edge, and is on the verge...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-27-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,755
Posted By Gary McCoy
I also think the movie was close to the reality...

I also think the movie was close to the reality of War and to the toll it takes on Americans. That is why virtually no one in the MPAA voted for this movie - those are experiences outside of their...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-27-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 9,004
Posted By Gary McCoy
I just watched the first four episodes of Season...

I just watched the first four episodes of Season 3. Francis Underwood is back in full form. My word, he is surrounded by enemies, and still courageous. He is easily the match of any of his...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-25-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,755
Posted By Gary McCoy
The roles of a sniper and his spotter were...

The roles of a sniper and his spotter were documented quite well in the 1993 book "Point of Impact" by Stephan Hunter. This book was made into the 2006 motion picture Shooter starring Mark Wahlburg...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-24-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,755
Posted By Gary McCoy
What you are talking about is a widely understood...

What you are talking about is a widely understood phenomena around AVS. Some of us even apply the term "popcorn movie" to such escapist type productions.

A complete evaluation of a movie...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-24-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,755
Posted By Gary McCoy
The term "lawful combatant" was defined...

The term "lawful combatant" was defined originally in the "Hague Convention of 1907", then clarified in Article 1 of the "Geneva Convention of 1929". But you are actually correct, the "Geneva...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-24-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,755
Posted By Gary McCoy
The one time there was a two man team on the...

The one time there was a two man team on the roof, the spotter/sniper roles were wrong and if you understood the way things are set up, were not credible. The spotter was the one who was telling...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-24-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,755
Posted By Gary McCoy
I believe that those nuances WERE present in AS. ...

I believe that those nuances WERE present in AS. Kyle struggled with the conflict caused by his mission and feelings - especially in the three scenes with children.

One thing that the movie got...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-23-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,755
Posted By Gary McCoy
Don't know where THOSE figures came from, sb1,...

Don't know where THOSE figures came from, sb1, but the top 10 for straight $ box office totals are:

1. Avatar ( 2009)
2 . Titanic (1997)
3. Marvel's The Avengers (2012)
4. The Dark...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-23-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,755
Posted By Gary McCoy
I think this film (and Clint Eastwood) were...

I think this film (and Clint Eastwood) were ROBBED by the Academy Awards. "Best Achievement in Sound Editing" is accurate, but entirely inadequate for a movie that is breaking so many box office...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-11-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 7,214
Posted By Gary McCoy
I just streamed this one from Amazon Instant...

I just streamed this one from Amazon Instant Video. It was a decent HD transfer, letterboxed 2.35:1, and Dolby 5.1 sound.

I'm in agreement with Zoey on this one, it's a better than average SF...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-10-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,500
Posted By Gary McCoy
IMHO, AMC Prime lives or dies based upon how they...

IMHO, AMC Prime lives or dies based upon how they market the technology.

Did any of you ever try a "D-Box" motion-enhanced movie and pay the surcharge for the motion seat? D-Box motion platform...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-10-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 282
Posted By Gary McCoy
DirecTV streams movies all the time before they...

DirecTV streams movies all the time before they get theatrical release, or simultaneously while they are in "limited theatrical release". These are Indy films, and not good ones that found real...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-06-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 188,132
Posted By Gary McCoy
I thought that the implication was that Avery...

I thought that the implication was that Avery Markham (Sam Elliott) was keeping decades of crime proceeds in the vault of his "place of business", the pizza restaurant that used to be a bank, and...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-05-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 18,896
Posted By Gary McCoy
I saw this one under the original title: The...

I saw this one under the original title: The Wisdom of Crocodiles (1998). Crocodiles shed tears as they consume their prey.......
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-18-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,446
Posted By Gary McCoy
Note that there would be a preferred distribution...

Note that there would be a preferred distribution format for any movie depending upon the vintage - i.e. the year it was photographed and edited.

A movie like Kurosawa's Seven Samurai (1954),...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-18-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By Gary McCoy
I have had that symptom twice with older DirecTV...

I have had that symptom twice with older DirecTV hardware (HDVR2's). In both cases, it was the earliest symptom of a worn out hard disk in the DVR. The audio problems slowly got worse, then the...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-07-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,825
Posted By Gary McCoy
Corrine Clery in The Story of O(1975) Mathilda...

Corrine Clery in The Story of O(1975)
Mathilda May in Lifeforce(1985)
Neve Campbell and Denise Richards in Wild Things(1998)
Eva Green in The Dreamers(2003)
Carla Gugino in Sin City(2005)
Emily...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-23-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 17,445
Posted By Gary McCoy
The pattern NetFlix has used so far is to shoot...

The pattern NetFlix has used so far is to shoot an entire season and release it all at once, sometimes with as long as 18 months since the last season. They do not participate in scheduling battles...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-11-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 733
Views: 42,717
Posted By Gary McCoy
There is a certain value to the proper timing of...

There is a certain value to the proper timing of everything. In the same way that the series M*A*S*H lasted FIVE TIMES as long as the real Korean War, HOW has now been around for longer than it...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-06-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4,163
Views: 205,093
Posted By Gary McCoy
I watched BSG. I watch all SF programming that...

I watched BSG. I watch all SF programming that isn't bone stupid. But I rate BSG in the lower levels of programming, and there are episodes I have fast forwarded through half the scenes, and never...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-06-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,273
Posted By Gary McCoy
Disclaimer: This post is not about politics. It...

Disclaimer: This post is not about politics. It is about a TV show that is itself about politics.

IMHO this series (like the 2005-2006 series Commander In Chief) is present for the main purpose...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-03-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4,163
Views: 205,093
Posted By Gary McCoy
Wicked, wicked NetFlix. The new Netflix HDMA app...

Wicked, wicked NetFlix. The new Netflix HDMA app has all five seasons of Breaking Bad strung together in one long stream, just start watching S1E1 and they all stream in sequence until you pick up a...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-03-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15,206
Views: 1,636,813
Posted By Gary McCoy
The search function actually works off of a...

The search function actually works off of a keyword table that the receiver is always updating as a background task, using new programming listings as they download. When you have installed a new...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-03-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By Gary McCoy
I don't see those symptoms. I am using a pair of...

I don't see those symptoms. I am using a pair of DirecTV THR22-100's, which are really DirecTV receiver hardware designs that run TiVO Series 4 software. Occasionally when a live event runs...
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