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  1. Any DSLR cinematographers out there who can recommend some good, affordable old SLR lenses which would be good for a Canon T3i? Models and personal recs would be greatly appreciated.

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    2. jtthieme


      What's your budget? I use 1970's Nikon lenses and found some great deals on eBay (for 24mm, 50mm, and 135mm).

    3. dsjones


      Budget is around 800. I've got some wide angle, now I'm looking into telescopic/zoom lenses.

    4. jtthieme


      I would definitely check out ebay or keh.com. You should be able to get yourself an 85mm f/1.8 and a 135mm f/2 and still have a little left over.


  2. Hannibal Season 2 might be the greatest piece of television I have ever seen. That finale, while slow at times, builds to the most emotionally devastating set piece to air on television.

    1. Writer


      Was fantastic! Can't remember the last time I was that into an episode of TV.

    2. dsjones


      Made Game of Thrones look like a bed time story.

    3. sankofa


      it was great! And that post credits reveal...WTF?!?!?!?! Hannibal HAS to be the best show on broadcast tv and most definitely up there with the top cable shows on now.

  3. I've said it before, I'll say it again: marketing needs to be completely overhauled in this game. How on earth did we slide back to cheesily narrated trailers? -

    1. Farmerboy


      Ah, it's the special foreign language films - for those who don't want to read subtitles

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    2. adlocke


      that is an amusing thought!

    3. dsjones


      whatever parts of Section 6 are actually factual and historical (while connected to bond) should be fair game. right?

    4. sbbn


      dsjones - you are correct but more than that, just become something is similar doesn't make it a copyright violation. Among the numerous examples, look at the atrocious film Mac and Me.

  4. I volunteer (Mike Maples) as tribute!

    1. opie100


      In Soviet Russia, Padre reads you!

  5. Hannibal Lecter did this to me.

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    2. axalon


      Interestingly enough, I remember reading the pilot and feeling underwhelmed.


      There was a scene in the pilot script where Hannibal approaches a teenage girl smoking a cigarette. We then cut to him pounding lung tissue in his kitchen, he samples the meat then says "pre-smoked".


      Hannibal with one-liners? I was afraid the series was going to be kind of a joke with lines like that but I'm glad to see they cut things like that from the show as it's definitely...

    3. axalon


      ...one of the best things on TV.

    4. dsjones


      ...I don't remember that scene in the script I read. But then again it was a while ago. That said, Hannibal has an insane amount of cannibalism puns. It's like he wants to get caught... (cue feral fight scene).

  6. House of Cards...now THAT is television.

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    2. benskelly2


      I knew about the British rooftop scene, but they fooled me by doing it in the first episode. In any case, it had a very visceral shock effect. Loved the speech to the mirror at the end too, after 'ignoring' us the whole episode. I'm not going to binge, I'm going to savor.

    3. dsjones


      Had mixed feelings about the subway scene (too State of Play) but it left my roommate and I in shock once we realized it wasn't some sort of dream sequence. Very well done to play it straight. Overall, season 2 is a fucking masterpiece.

    4. DonKasparoza


      Claire Underwood is so hot.

  7. This biopic trend is really wearing me out.

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    2. sankofa


      ddollar: says the man who wrote a biopic i can't wait to see :)

    3. sankofa


      Mysterian: agreed on Tyler Perry. Is there anyway we can send his ass to hell...NOW?! smh

    4. dsjones


      The news of the Alice in Wonderland Louis Carroll biopic was the last straw. I just stopped caring.

  8. Philip Seymour Hoffman. That is all.

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    2. nazardo


      Shocked & sad.

    3. Hasmap


      Couldn't believe it when I heard last night. Totally shocking. RIP my friend. May your work be an inspiration to others, now and forever.

    4. opie100


      he was sober for 23 years at one point - it's a lifelong illness to be sure

  9. Just read a rumor that to compete with Marvel, WB is going end their DC comic films with cliffhangers. Why on earth would ANYONE think that's a smart idea?

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    2. dsjones


      Kidneys' the wrong color though.

    3. Mr Cakes

      Mr Cakes

      Does anyone really read any mainstream comics these days? And I'm sorry, but the idea of reading "digital comics" online holds no desire from me... Only the Fantagraphics type stuff is interesting. Ahh, I remember when an afternoon of hustlin' deposit money on pop bottles with a buddy could yield an inch high stack of comic books and a few candy bars. A true cliffhanger? Psspt! More likely some stunt with a character's sexuality or whatever's the "new"...

    4. Mr Cakes

      Mr Cakes

      I'm still holding out for KAMANDI!

  10. BBC's Sherlock continues to amaze. Anyone else watching?

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    2. benskelly2


      I agree, Foz. And that Best Man speech felt utterly interminable. That's what I mean about these episodes being too long. The character stuff is drawn out and the mystery is rushed. Did like the very ending and the use of "Oh What A Night".

    3. Foz90


      Tell you what I am loving on the BBC at the moment though... The Bridge. The first season was amazing and this one looks to be great too.

    4. benskelly2


      I think the first season is on Netflix. I'll check it out.

  11. Homeland: you are officially dead to me. I don't even care about knowing if I was right anymore, I'm not watching another season of this.

  12. So, Homeland - I hate you. Incidentally, make the identity of the CIA mole more obvious. All the subtlety of a punch to the balls.

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    2. Mysterian


      No he didn't Axalon. I just found Stringer's comment amusing.

    3. StringerBell


      I thought he looked terrible.

    4. Mysterian


      Yeah I guess his forehead was wrinkle free, smoother than a babies ass, but we've all seen worse celebs out there.

  13. AVClub: "Seen on a traditional movie screen, Gravity looks like a near triumph, compromised just slightly by the tidiness of its dramatic trajectory. Stretch the film across a bigger canvas, however, and those flaws become tiny specks, dwarfed by the enormity of Cuarón’s aesthetic achievement."

    1. dsjones


      See it IMAX guys, it's mind blowing.

    2. Nic8767


      Can't wait to see this!


  14. You know who needs more work? John Barrowman. Very entertaining. Need more Torchwood in my life.

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    2. Escapist


      CHILDREN OF EARTH is amazing!

    3. dsjones


      whoarethoseguys: I watched Children of Earth before Series 1 and 2 - no foreknowledge required as it's pretty easy to figure out the relationships. Bits of information you should know going in: The lead, Captain Jack, is immortal. Torchwood is a (poorly kept) secret government program tasked with eliminating alien threats. That's all you need to know. That said, it rewards fans with little nods to the first two series.

    4. ... who are those guys?
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