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    Your favourite album covers

    I wish I enjoyed life as much as Masayoshi Takanaka seemed to in his album covers.
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    Bobby Caldwell - What You Won't Do For Love

    Also, that cover is properly fantastic.
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    Bobby Caldwell - What You Won't Do For Love

    Nothing else on the album is anywhere near as great, but it has its moments. I always enjoy 'My Flame' and the one that the Sonic composer ripped off for Starlight Zone (I forget the name of the track).
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    What is spinning on your turntable?

    Today it's Akina Nakamori's Fushigi, made as the iron grip of the Japanese pop industry loosened for a second and she self-produced a record before anyone could stop her. Naturally, she went and made an artsy goth album with Eurox, a Tokyo synth-pop band that had only released a couple of singles at that point. The usual, y'know. She was essentially Japan's biggest mainstream pop star in 1986, so people were a bit confused by the ridiculously heavy reverb on all the vocals, spooky church-bell synths, violin solos and shit. Some even took it back to the record shops thinking there'd been some kind of terrible mistake. I love it. Her best record by some margin.
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    Videogame Art Books

    Let's not pretend that photo was anything other than a sneaky way of showing off the tower of GameCubes. (More GameCube snaps, please)
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    Star Trek - Jean-Luc Picard returns

    They just revealed the rest of the cast.
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    Sonic Mania

    Pretty sure Whitehead just did engine work on Freedom Planet 2. He's part of the new Evening Star studio, but I don't think they've announced anything yet.
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    Dune - Denis Villeneuve to direct!

    It's got absolutely everything to do with racism, and a whole bunch of deeply racist assumptions. There are, to my knowledge, at least two white, non-native-English-speakers signed up for roles in Dune. Not once have I seen anyone dare suggest they were hired for anything other than their suitability for the role and their talents as actors. Not once did you ask why they didn't hire an American-born actor instead of Stellan Skarsgård, or Javier Bardem, but the fucking MOMENT an Asia-born actor is hired we have people doubting the real motivations for the hiring. It suggest to me a deeply cynical, dismissive attitude towards the talents of Asian actors. Chen Chang is famous in parts of Asia, but not exclusively so. He has a pretty vast list of appearances in films behind him, some of which , heaven forbid, have been popular with western audiences. He's also talented, handsome and suitable for the role. All actors are hired to some degree based on their popularity, yet you've only felt the need to point that out for this particular actor.
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    Dune - Denis Villeneuve to direct!

    Yeah, I thought as much. In fairness to Mushashi, his post is far from the worst I've read on this forum in that regard. It's a racism that's pretty rife within cinema discussion these days, and one that I've lost patience with entirely. I used to enjoy RedLetterMedia's stuff but had to stop watching them due to their tendency to veer into this kind of drivel, blaming Chinese audiences for anything negative, viewing the achievement of Asian actors and directors with suspicion, etc. There's much that's worthy of discussion regarding the impact China is having on cinema, particularly around the influence of the censors. That's an important thing to talk about, not cynical 'he just got hired 'cause he's Asian' bullshit, when the character's fucking surname is of Chinese origin.
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    Dune - Denis Villeneuve to direct!

    It's a bit more complicated than that.
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    Dune - Denis Villeneuve to direct!

    Are we going to do this shit every time an Asian actor is hired?
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    What is spinning on your turntable?

    Yeah, I spent ages looking for it back home with no luck, then found it in among a bunch of classical stuff over here. Weird. Today's pick is probably my favourite Return to Forever record these days.
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    vinyl lovers

    WTF? At first I thought this was a joke. I can't imagine who would want such a thing.
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