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@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.


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The Future of the DC Film Universe


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:55 AM

Grain of salt time, folks!

 

via: http://nikkifinke.com/comic-con/

 

We know that Warner Bros Pictures is way behind Marvel Studios when it comes to making movies out of its comic book properties. But I have intel on what is coming up at this July’s  Comic-Con from the studio. A lot of stuff remains in flux  but my sources have so far:

 

May 2016 – Batman v Superman
July 2016 – Shazam
Xmas 2016 – Sandman
May 2017 – Justice League
July 2017 – Wonder Woman
Xmas 2017 – Flash and Green Lantern team-up
May 2018 – Man Of Steel 2

 

There had been talk of a Metal Men and Suicide Squad movie for sometime in 2016 but that project fell off the schedule.

 

 

 

 

Awesome "inside sources" aside, it looks like a pretty full slate for Warner, with three movies each year. Too much product too fast? Where is the solo Batman film? Are they shoehorning Sandman into the DCFU, when he really has no place being there? Will anyone actually go see a Flash v. Green Lantern movie?

 

I guess all these questions and more will be answered at Comic Con.... IN July!



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 09:22 AM

Lol. DC-F-U.

Either way that certainly is ambitious but not too out of the ordinary seeing as Marvel has 2 movies a year and they're playing catch up. We'll see I guess.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 09:27 AM

Lol. DC-F-U.

 

 

 

I was hoping someone would see what I did there.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 10:01 AM

I guess all these questions and more will be answered at Comic Con.... IN July!

I'd love to know how you emphasize "in" in "in July"...

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 10:15 AM

"Iiinnn July."

Or something like that.

Edited by Naas, 13 June 2014 - 10:16 AM.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 10:25 AM

I love Warner Bros. / DC's new tagline:

 

DC: Ruining It For Everyone

Edited by PiratedTVPro, 13 June 2014 - 10:26 AM.

Yep.

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 10:32 AM

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 11:30 AM

Great that there's a Wonder Woman movie I guess, but overall I'm not sure if any of those interest me. 

Not really sure which DC heroes I'd really be interested in seeing a movie of. Maybe Teen Titans?


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 01:52 PM

For whatever it's worth, a few years ago I had no interest in seeing a movie about Iron Man, and little interest in Thor or Captain America. About the only Marvel characters I did have any real interest at all in were the X-Men, Spider-Man, and the Hulk.

 

Granted, I'm not ready to make the leap to thinking these will turn out to be as pleasantly surprising, but I'm not ready to discount any of them either.



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 02:58 PM

I think Green Lantern/Flash has the potential to be cool, but for me it will kind of depend on who is wearing the ring.




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Posted 13 June 2014 - 03:10 PM

Barry Allen, because DCFU.



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 04:09 PM

If a Green Lantern/Flash movie isn't about John Stewart and Wally West, and based primarily on their DCAU versions, then there is no point whatsoever to such a film.



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 05:07 PM

I'd base the whole thing primarily on the DCAU.

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 05:14 PM

I'd be up for a Hawkgirl movie, but there's probably the issue of no non-virgins knowing about her like with the Martian Manhunter. :rolleyes


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 05:43 PM

The Hawk what? Martian who?


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 05:45 PM

At this point, the only DC character I'm really interested in is Lobo. 



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 07:06 PM

At this point, the only DC character I'm really interested in is Lobo.

Isn't he a sparkly vampire now in the Nu52?
 

If a Green Lantern/Flash movie isn't about John Stewart and Wally West, and based primarily on their DCAU versions, then there is no point whatsoever to such a film.

I only dislike Barry due to them ditching Wally to bring him back. Though there's elements of the characters that could be added to movie versions of the characters.

The problem with the Nu52 is that it's trying too hard to be gritty and "serious" that they aren't worth being taken seriously anymore. DCAU would be an excellent start but they'll be insistent on using Nu52. Thing is, they really need to take a step back and figure out what actually works. That's probably the biggest shame, the reboot didn't have to be as terrible as it has been.

I see Wonder Woman as "took you long enough". Shazam is a good or terrible choice, pending on how they handle his personality. Aquaman still needs a movie.
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Posted 14 June 2014 - 06:22 AM

The biggest problem with the reboot is "we'll reset numbering to get sales!" is the extent of the thought they put into it.

 

Turns out you need a smidge more planning.


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Posted 14 June 2014 - 05:18 PM

For whatever it's worth, a few years ago I had no interest in seeing a movie about Iron Man, and little interest in Thor or Captain America. About the only Marvel characters I did have any real interest at all in were the X-Men, Spider-Man, and the Hulk.

 

Granted, I'm not ready to make the leap to thinking these will turn out to be as pleasantly surprising, but I'm not ready to discount any of them either.

In fairness, though, our first pair of Marvel Studio films were Iron Man and Incredible Hulk, and it was the success (critically and financially) that made us interested in MCU as a whole.

 

DC, on the other hand, has NEVER shown any real vision to such an idea UNTIL Marvel reaped a few billion dollars from their films, and now are trying to "me too" it without half the thought or planning. Hell, Man of Steel wasn't (as far as I know) supposed to be a "universe foundation" until Avengers made a billion dollars and DC realized "oh crap, we got half a dozen heroes here, we need to do our OWN Avengers!" (Which amuses me when one considers the origins of the Avengers in the comic world).

 

Discounting the Nolan Batman series, I've yet to see ANYTHING from DC to make me particularly optimistic about the future projects.  Most either try WAY too hard to epically epic, copy the grim and realistic Nolan work, or too much world building without guarantee it will pay off.  And the fact Neil Gaiman's Sandman is on tap as a "DC Feature Film" just proves to me that they really don't have a clue to what they are doing (though, I wonder if Shazam and Sandman aren't an attempt to move the DC series into more magic, rather than the cosmic angle Marvel used.  At least until Dr. Strange comes out).

Long and short, they haven't made particularly good stand alone movies, much less "world builders", and nothing they've done has made me change that view.  Marvel has done enough good I'll give Guardians of the Galaxy far more a shot than I'm willing to give Shazaam or Wonder Woman at this stage.



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Posted 14 June 2014 - 05:46 PM

I think their main problem is less of a lack of an Iron Man and rather a lack of a Blade. While the current connected movie universe started with with IM, Blade is what got Marvel rolling so that they could do Spider Man, X-Men, and the Fantastic Four. As said, DC needs more good standalone movies before their universe sticks and they need to potentially pass off a C or D lister to another studio to help build hype. Outside of animation, there's been an abnormal lack of use of their characters. And it's particularly bad for a few like Wonder Woman who are in a bit of a vicious circle where they wonder why the character has been steadily losing respect even though they don't push the character or only make shortsighted changes.
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