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Roy Smith



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2002 11:02 pm    Post subject: Movie Piracy Reply with quote

Oh, this isn't intended for you decent people, only us true bastards need read further.

Lets talk movie piracy. Is this not the best thing on Earth? WinMX is my favorite program but to be honest I usally only get movies I'd never pay to see anyway or that they moved its back too many times for me to cope with (Jason X, anyone?).

Watch it. Delete it. No one gets hurt. Hell, I even paid to see Jason X in the theatre two movie after I saw it at home. Ok, I'm a bastard.

Any other bastards want to come out of the closet?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2002 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is pretty much one of my alternatives of watching current movies sine I can't get a fucking screener ticket.

Unfortunately, you need DSL at least, and I'm on 56k.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2002 2:53 am    Post subject: Hmm... Reply with quote

Is it just me or is Slyder swearing a lot lately?

Tourettes?

Yeah, I dig WinMX too, find it far less slow and cludgy than morpheus etc, though being a 56k boy I only use it for tunes.

BRMC anyone?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2002 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it just me or is Slyder swearing a lot lately?

Lately? Read his earlier (and hilarious reviews).

Yeah, I dig WinMX too, find it far less slow and cludgy than morpheus etc, though being a 56k boy I only use it for tunes.

It's a great way to pick up B-movies or things you missed the first time around. But Halloween Ressurection isn't worth the download Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2002 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Halloween Resurrection isn't even worth shitting on the celluloid...

I downloaded movies a while back, but I don't anymore. Just don't feel like it, I think I'll wait for a more legal, and better quality DVD.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2002 1:20 pm    Post subject: Isn't? Reply with quote

Halloween Resurrection isn't even worth shitting on the celluloid...

I thought that how they made it...or did they just shit on the better, earlier movies.

I downloaded movies a while back, but I don't anymore. Just don't feel like it, I think I'll wait for a more legal, and better quality DVD.

For some things sure but I treat WinMX as a snack given away at the store. If I like it I might just shell out $ for it (DVD or in the theatre). And to have spent $8.50 on Halloween: Ressurection would have really depressed me.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2002 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also try IRC channels...stuff like #movies, #bmovies, etc. It's only practical if you have a good connection, though...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2002 1:25 am    Post subject: Hm.. Reply with quote

The Grinch That Gave Good Advice....thanks! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2002 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Kazaa to get my screeners, is this WinMX any better than Kazaa? If so where do I find it?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2002 1:48 pm    Post subject: tough to say Reply with quote

WinMX is a little easier to use, mainly because you're not pounded with pop-ups and the app is pretty small and fast (the program that is, not the downloads, they're the same and reliant on yours and the other person's connection).
I like that you can find more on Kazaa because of how many people have it, but if I don't want to go through the endless popup window closure nightmare of Kazaa and what I want is pretty easy to find, WinMx does the trick.
http://www.winmx.com

Of course, downloading intellectual property is illegal, so, you know, don't do it n'shit.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2002 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't download movies. The quality usually sucks, and even over DSL it takes forever. For every 1 movie I download, I could be downloading 40 mp3s (or a dozen porno clips Twisted Evil). I'd rather wait until it comes out on DVD, than take up all that bandwidth and hard drive space. Music piracy seems to be a much better return on my time/bandwidth investment.

As for the kazaa popups, try panicwares "pop up stopper" or a similar program. Seems to work on mine.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2002 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should download Dite Kazaa Oz. It gets rid of all the popups, kills the spyware and auto searches for more sources. Makes using Kazaa much more enjoyable.
http://www.dietk.com/
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2002 1:30 pm    Post subject: Followed some advice... Reply with quote

Gave Kazaa another look yesterday, but I also downloaded the latest WinMX and it has me hooked.
I don't know if Kazaa does this, but WinMX allows you to download a file from multiple sources at one time, so if someone has a slow connection it doesn't mean you have to wait for hours, because you can get your file from sixteen slow conenctions at once and make one single badass download.
And to celebrate, I downloaded Master of Disguise, just so I could rip it up here. Oh my god, what a pile of shit.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2002 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I downloaded it too. Man... What the hell was I thinking? And to call it a pile of shit is giving it some credit.
As for Kazaa, It dose use multi source dowloading, but MX seams more consistant. Think I'll be useing it from now on.

Great recomendation Roy.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2002 2:36 pm    Post subject: Thanks Reply with quote

Just trying to give something back to my HBS buddies.

But this scares me...

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And to celebrate, I downloaded Master of Disguise


I'd hate to see what Oz does when he gets depressed. Put Men in Black 2 on Auto-Loop? Man...I'm half Atheist...but today I'm praying for you Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2002 3:20 pm    Post subject: Fear not, Royboy. Reply with quote

I didn't download it to celebrate the movie. I downloaded it to ruthlessly rip it apart as yet another blow to the powers that be, who would pretend that piece of excrement is anything close to a movie.

Love watching bad movies when I know I can deal the pain afterwards. It's what being a critic is all about.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2002 4:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Fear not, Royboy. Reply with quote

Oz wrote:
Love watching bad movies when I know I can deal the pain afterwards. It's what being a critic is all about.


Exactly. Why become a critic if you don't want to rip on bad movies?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2002 1:01 pm    Post subject: Well Reply with quote

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Exactly. Why become a critic if you don't want to rip on bad movies?


Well, I;'m more of a treasure hunter than a masochist so want to tell everyone about a good movie they might miss. For example if not for thsi site I might never have seen Momento.

And after Career Opportunities I expected nada from Dana Carvey anyway...but he stand up is pretty good. Go figure.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2002 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I think I'm also more interested in finding the gems. The cool little movies that nobody has seen like Session 9 or Series 7: The Contenders. Since I'm not gettting a free critic's pass for anything, there's no fucking way I'm going to spend 9 bones to see the adventures of Pistachio Disguisey. Some movies are just so prima facie bad (Scooby Doo, anyone) that they don't need a review in order for any halfway intelligent human to tell it will be utter shit from just the movie poster. Let the mouth-breathing teenage retards spend mommy and daddy's cash on that, thank you very much. I will remain nine bucks richer and infinitely smarter.

However, I do take a perverse pleasure in trashing the "hits" that everyone else seems to love, like Signs or Frailty.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2002 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

y2mckay wrote:
Yeah, I think I'm also more interested in finding the gems. The cool little movies that nobody has seen like Session 9 or Series 7: The Contenders. Since I'm not gettting a free critic's pass for anything, there's no fucking way I'm going to spend 9 bones to see the adventures of Pistachio Disguisey. Some movies are just so prima facie bad (Scooby Doo, anyone) that they don't need a review in order for any halfway intelligent human to tell it will be utter shit from just the movie poster. Let the mouth-breathing teenage retards spend mommy and daddy's cash on that, thank you very much. I will remain nine bucks richer and infinitely smarter.

However, I do take a perverse pleasure in trashing the "hits" that everyone else seems to love, like Signs or Frailty.


I'm interesting in finding gems as well, but if critics didn't enjoy ripping on bad films, we'd never have our NFSU Bob. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2002 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I do take a perverse pleasure in trashing the "hits" that everyone else seems to love, like Signs or Frailty.


In what universe was Frailty a hit? Question
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2002 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Critically speaking, it was one of the best movies of the year.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2002 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, that and a quarter will get you a giant pink gumball.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2002 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember a lot of people, even here, gave it 4-5 stars. Apparently it was a hit with someone.

And yes, I love ripping on bad movies too. But I just have this thing about paying out of my own pocket to see them. If I catch it on cable or at a friends house, that's one thing. But I just couldn't bring myself to go plunk down a ten spot on Scooby Fucking Doo and actually sit through the goddamn thing, just to have the satisfaction of ripping it apart - especially after ten other people here have already had their turn in the gang bang
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2002 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I keep thinking I need to re-see horrible movies so that I can review them, but I feel the same way you do about the waste of time and money. I'm sure I'll stumble across some fresh crap soon enough and will be able to do a 1 star trashing.
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