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Seriously, when was the last time a movie made you ask "how did they do that?" The fact that they're keeping it a mystery is really smart. The speculation makes it even more fun and exciting. At this point for all we know it (people seem to be gravitating toward "she") could be the new Jar Jar... But for now, it's a pure joy to see what they're doing with this movie, completely independent of whether the movie is any good.
I should mention, bit of a spoiler warning as this seems pretty legit. If you don't want the magic diminished by the science behind it, might skip this.
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OHMYGODITSAMAZING!!!!!

Sure they don't NEED practical effects, or for that matter even a new droid... but Dude! This is why the original Star Wars is such an inspiration to my generation.
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Do they not understand how cult classics work? They're either financially unsuccessful or generally bad, but due to some unique magic, it built up a fan base. Rocky Horror, realistically, is by no means a "good" movie. It has something though that challenges standards of morality and the concept of normal. Between the risks it took, the shock value of that kind of content at that time, and the great cast, it literally can't be recreated. At least on film.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and surprise, surprise—it’s getting a remake. Fox plans to recreate the 1975 cult classic in the form of a two-hour television special. Rocky Horror has a pretty passionate fan base, one that has held countless midnight movie screenings famous for its sing-a-longs and audience participation, so remaking this film is especially RISQUÉ.
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I'd put Back To The Future and Groundhog's Day on there for sure. They struck gold the first time, no way in hell they could pull it off again. Ghostbusters... I'll accept a sequel, even fully recast, but no remake or reboot. A cinematic universe? The hell? Is that gonna be the new trilogy? Years of wasted movies because everything had to be a trilogy. Then we got the double finale. Now it's gonna be Cinematic Universes. Marvel is dominating the concept with grace and charm, and DC I hope can pull it off. Star Wars already has a vast universe to pull from, but I worry too much saturation will lose the value of the core story. Not everything has the depth to go universe on, and spending too much time world building will distract from actually making quality standalone films full of characters and original plots. 
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When you know your child is done with your $&%#... 
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Roku just announced themed background including Start Trek: TNG. What a wasted opportunity. LCARS dude! LCARS!
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True. To do it right it requires an advanced AI algorithm to contextually anticipate your needs. 
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I'm real proud of you Anne Hathaway's Wrecking Ball lip sync and ima let you finish but I just gotta say Emma Stone's two songs against Jimmy Fallon were the greatest lip syncs of all time. 
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+David Richins  I believe when they start the song they cut the mic and she really seemed to be singing "The hook" By Blue's Traveler. Which is fucking amazing it's a really hard song to sing good. Then again she did say that song was like Karaoke for her.
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My 4 month old didn't care about the Star Wars trailer, but laughed the whole way through +JeremyJahns​ review. 
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I... have no words. This would be a hilarious article if it wasn't horrifying.
A Georgia mother has lost custody of her five children after being arrested for allegedly hosting a party for her teenage daughter and joining in the festivities, which featured booze, pot, sex and naked Twister.
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The sponsor said Lenhardt later recounted waking up at 3:30 a.m. to discover her daughter's 16-year-old boyfriend having sex with her. She said her daughter "felt guilty," explaining that if she could have accommodated his large penis "he wouldn't have needed to rape her mother."
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Any one of these pictures isn't great as far as a portrait goes. Animated though, it brings her to life. Love it. 
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It's so awkward watching the red carpet. Interviewers who are trying super hard to fill time and actors have to answer really dumb questions on their feet.
To be clear, they're adorable, but it's a terrible thing to put those poor people through.
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New Happy Meal wants to eat your soul!
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This is awesome!
I'll lay it all out there:

1. I'm totally on board with them creating a new dinosaur. It may seem cheesy scifi monster of the week garbage, but it's totally in line with the world Michael Crichton created. The park becomes successful and you've got ambitious scientists and businessmen who have basically pulled off playing god. Do you think anything could possibly stop them from taking it to the next level?

2. I'm also totally on board with raptors being trained. They're intelligent pack animals. What are the most intelligent and successful pack hunters of our time? Dogs! We've been partnered with them since we were still figuring out fire, so of course raptors could be tamed by the right trainer with a "mutual respect" approach (inevitably he had to win a fight with the alpha, which would be a heck of a thing to see). 

3. The romance being teased here is kinda cliche, but the direction is pretty good with their interactions (both verbal and physical), and if anyone can pull off this kind of character, it's Chris Pratt. The wild card is her. I think she communicates a great deal about her character in this short clip beyond what is explicitly said, but I'm not entirely blown away.

4. Will the movie be any good? Well, it's already got more chemistry than Jurassic Park 3 (Tea Leoni... not only does she suck, she retroactively sucks the acting talent out of everyone around her) and the story seems like less of a mess than Lost World (the book was okay, but the movie devolved into a sloppy remake of the original Lost World). This one has an ambitious premise and the effects will surely be amazing, but more importantly the movie seems more interested in the characters. Even in the teaser trailer as much as it really wants you to know there are dinosaurs, it focuses on the human reaction to the wonders. That's what really sold the Brachiosaur scene in the original. Yeah it was cool seeing a full size dinosaur like that on the screen for the first time, but the meaningful part of the scene was the reaction of Alan Grant and the other characters.

So will it be better than the first Jurassic Park? Probably not. Best it can hope to be is better looking, avoid some of the plot holes and pitfalls the original fell into mostly due to technical limitations, funnier, and more exciting. Nothing will match the memory of seeing real live dinosaurs on screen in the first movie. It'll be a damn entertaining summer flick though... if it doesn't break my heart and suck.  
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  • ASAP
    Tech Support, 2011 - present
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    Tech Support, 2010 - 2011
  • Phoenix Zoo
    Zoo Instructor, 2004 - 2011
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Outdoor loving geek.
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I'm an enigma of sorts, but not really the mysterious sexy kind. I love nature, camping, wildlife, and outdoor sciences. It brings me great joy teaching kids about the outdoors. I'm big on the Transcendentalism (the Emerson kind, Thoreau was a narcissist) and believe that life is only worth living when you're living at least a fair share of it surrounded by the natural world. 

At the same time... I'm a big geek. Tech, tv, movies, and video games are my world. I'm an active Browncoat (fan of Joss Whedon's Firefly and Serenity), Google fanboy, CNET adict, and overpriced gadget collector. I love the connectivity that technology like Google+ bring to my life.

So how do I balance the nature nerd with the tech geek? Still working on that... but when the tech world starts to make me feel empty I can always make a run for the zoo. When the outdoors starts to give me a sunburn, there's always my Chromebook. It works.

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Geek (n, v, adj): Someone who focuses their attention on pop culture subjects. For instance, a geek is a person who takes more than a passing interest in television shows, movies, music, comic books, scifi/fantasy literature, costuming, internet memes, technology, etc. Geeks can, and frequently do to varying degrees, overlap with Nerds. Example: Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day are geek royalty thanks to their involvement in popular fiction and new media work.

Nerd (n, v, adj): Someone whose interests lie in scientific or academic endeavors. For instance, nerds are interested in research, math, fine arts, literature, programming, etc. There is a distinction to be made between traditional nerds and modern nerds. Traditional nerds can best be described today as "dweebs" as they were defined by their thick rimmed glasses, calculators, and pocket protectors. Modern nerds are more trendy and harder to spot, but strive toward intellectualism.

Fanboy (n, adj): Geeks with an excessive interest in a specific subject, spending a potentially unhealthy amount of time discussing the subject, and occasionally such that they feel their love of that subject supersedes the right of others to have interest in opposing subjects. Example: Apple Fanboys vs Windows or Android Fanboys , XBox Fanboys vs Nintendo and Sony Fanboys, Twilight Fangirls. 

Dork (n): Someone who believes him/herself to be a proper geek or nerd, frequently shares characteristics with fanboys, but ultimately does not possess the knowledge to accurately back their arguments. Example: "It was lame that Leia and Han got together at the end of Star Wars. Luke and Leia were a much better couple.", "I thought it was better back when it was Mystery Science Theater 2000." or "Sisko was easily the best captain of the Enterprise!" 
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I didn't write the Llama Song, but I made it famous (and just a little awesome). In my tiny little world, I'm a huge celebrity.
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    1993 - 1998
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Quiznos are an endangered species these days, so seeing one in the wild is worth celebrating. This one especially had some of the best service I've had anywhere in a while. I said how i missed the Steakhouse Beef Dip and she recreated it for me (minus the wonderful discontinued French onion sauce, discontinued I'm guessing because the unicorn tears it was laced with became too expensive). In an area with tons of comparably priced and quality food options, it's the service that makes the difference, so keep that up!
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Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great, friendly atmosphere, great variety of food, and really good food. Not cheap, but worth it for a once a week treat.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Picazzo's is back! It was under new ownership for a while (still the same great gluten free food) but it's back to the original name. The ONLY place to eat out for trustworthy gluten free pizza.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Very good food and conscious of gluten issues. Great burger joint all around.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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The first time you go is a bit overwhelming (making their sampling station genius) but once you find a combo that works for you, it's about the best food you could ever hope to have at such a seemingly unassuming little place. My combo is the Jade Red Chicken and a Diablo Chicken Quesadilla (killer hot, the cheese and tortilla helps a lot), refried beans and jerk fried rice.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Okay, it's not the *best* BBQ you will ever have. However, if you can find a better BBQ joint in west Mesa with this friendly of a staff, reasonable prices, and quick enough to run to on a lunch break, I'll give you a nickel (and I'd be very excited to know where it is because it sounds awesome). Great (if a bit greasy... But the tasty kind) pulled pork, they're own very tasty hot and mild BBQ sauce, and some of the best fries I've ever had. Apparently they also cater so... Bonus.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I should start by warning that what drives me may not be what drives you to an establishment. My wife has Celiac Disease, a disorder that can most simply be described as an allergy to gluten (though there's a lot more to it). Except for a handful of exceptions (Gluten Free Creations, Picazzo's Pizzaria), we rarely get to eat out because of this. Vito's came well recommended on the Gluten Free Registry so we decided to check it out. It was a busy evening, but we were seated faster than your average Olive Garden, so certainly nothing to complain about there. The service was very friendly and responsive, and most importantly were readily prepared with answers to our questions about the Gluten Free menu. When they brought us salad, we never even had to ask that they leave off the croutons, which is surprisingly rare. When the food came, my wife thoroughly enjoyed her gluten free pasta dish, and I had an excellent salmon stuffed with crab and shrimp (the portion size seemed awfully wimpy but it turned out the perfect quantity). In the end the pricing was pretty reasonable, so I'd call it an all around win.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago