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@  Bass X0 : (22 June 2017 - 05:47 PM)

No. We still say miles. Kilometers is only really used for actual specific distances whereas miles being used in a common phrase is still miles.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 June 2017 - 04:59 PM)

People from outside the U.S.: as we are all English-proficient here, do you ever use the phrase "I saw it coming from miles away.", or do you say "kilometers" instead?

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 04:06 PM)

Wow, that was supposed to :shout" hours ago...

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 04:05 PM)

Indeed. Especially on opening week. We're talking avg, 5-8%. It's more at your discount/sub-run houses.

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 June 2017 - 10:25 AM)

AMC knows it, freakin $7 for a regular drink

@  Paladin : (22 June 2017 - 08:22 AM)

and if you want to support your theaters, buy more concessions. because they get SHIT from the ticket sales...

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 08:15 AM)

So, we charged an extra $1 per. F'em

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 08:13 AM)

First, they threatened to stop sending us digital because we weren't upcharging for it (back when we were still "mixed" format). Then they threatened to stop sendingus 3D because we didn't upcharge for those either initially.

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 08:12 AM)

Can't blame the theater totally for those ticket prices. The studios have a say in them as well.

@  Noideaforaname : (22 June 2017 - 12:00 AM)

Charge 'em for the lice! Extra for the mice! Two percent for looking in the mirror twice!

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 11:45 PM)

Even here in Canada where price gouging is commonplace, IMAX 3-D is still $19.50

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 11:44 PM)

$27 a ticket? That's ludicrous

@  Sean Whitmore : (21 June 2017 - 11:40 PM)

I gave up on IMAX this year. I was just about able to put up with $20 per ticket, but by the time the new Kong came out, my theater started charging $27 per. They must be outside their damn minds.

@  unitremover : (21 June 2017 - 10:50 PM)

I paid for a ticket to a 2D showing but they showed it in 3D anyways for some reason. I think me taking an Ibuprofen before I went for other reasons is the only reason I didn't walk out with a massive headache.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 10:38 PM)

One thing I'll give Bay and/or the promoters of this film... I like how they've advertised on the poster that this was actually shot with real, IMAX 3-D cameras. I wish the marketing of other films exhibited a similar interest in the quality of the equipment used. Hell, for some films, being visually interesting is about all they have going for them

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 10:35 PM)

I assume the Autobots will be even bigger assholes in this one, especially Optimus

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 10:35 PM)

I have my ticket to see it in IMAX this Saturday... looking forward to another bizarre, 3 hour spectacle of something or other

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Bay already said he won't do another... but what does a persons word mean these days anyway. Doesn't really matter how bad the movies are (or aren't. You know, whatever floats your goat.) so long as they make money. And his flicks do make money.

@  Telly : (21 June 2017 - 06:12 PM)

maybe this one will do poor enough that theyll have to rethink their entire strategy going forward. and hopefully this WILL be bays last one (specially if it does do poorly). well, rethink after bumblebee anyway

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2017 - 06:07 PM)

Yeah... the reception for the movie has been... mixed to poor to say the least. Thanksfully, I gave up on the bayverse films after the first one.

@  Telly : (21 June 2017 - 05:46 PM)

well theres SOMETHING showing in movie theaters. whether it can actually be CALLED a "movie" seems to be debatable

@  Patchouli Kn... : (21 June 2017 - 05:45 PM)

Oh, is the new movie out?

@  Dracula : (21 June 2017 - 05:41 PM)

I got a rock.

@  Xellos : (21 June 2017 - 05:31 PM)

BB here

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 June 2017 - 04:38 PM)

Who here got a Bumblebee shirt and who got the Optimus shirt at the premiere?

@  Nevermore : (21 June 2017 - 02:50 PM)

"Bowdlerizing" basically means censorship, in the "removing anything the person in charge of the editing considers unsuitable for children" sense.

@  Foffy : (21 June 2017 - 01:38 PM)

Sorry, not sure what happened there. Shout edited; link should work now.

@  Robowang : (21 June 2017 - 01:29 PM)

So bowdlerizing is sending someone to a 404 link?

@  Foffy : (21 June 2017 - 09:49 AM)

http://tvtropes.org/...Main/Bowdlerise

@  Robowang : (21 June 2017 - 09:46 AM)

What the hell is "bowdlerlize"?

@  unluckiness : (21 June 2017 - 08:39 AM)

Language evolves. As long as enough people know what the other's talking about, they'll use whatever term's handy despite incorrect etymology or meaning.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 June 2017 - 06:48 AM)

Just saying, it doesn't suggest that Xanatos "changed the face of cartoon villainy", which would require something like influence of Xanatos himself on cartoons in general. His name being used as a shorthand on the internet isn't really relevant to this, especially when it's not about his fame specifically.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (21 June 2017 - 05:36 AM)

The English language is a bit like that, though. We know what it means to bowdlerize something, even if very few of us remember Thomas Bowdler.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 June 2017 - 01:58 AM)

The Grandfather Clause page outright says that Xanatos Gambit is kept at that name not because Xanatos is super famous and influential but simply because the term itself is used a lot on the internet.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 June 2017 - 01:53 AM)

The site's had a history of being weirdly biased to naming things after specific examples even when it's not the best choice, though it used to be worse (i.e. Spikeification)

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 June 2017 - 01:49 AM)

TVT's naming choice is hardly proof of that a character "changed the face of cartoon villainy".

@  RichardT1977 : (20 June 2017 - 10:47 PM)

I'd say he's second only to the Big Bad of "Watchmen" in that regard (younger fans sometimes check out this website, and I'd rather not spoil his identity until they're old enough to read the comic).

@  RichardT1977 : (20 June 2017 - 10:46 PM)

Proving just how much Xanatos changed the face of cartoon villainy.

@  Sean Whitmore : (20 June 2017 - 10:28 PM)

My favorite trope is "Xanatos Gsmbit", but my favorite name for a trope is "Xanatos Speed Chess"

@  Paladin : (20 June 2017 - 04:19 PM)

they're good dogs, Dracula.

@  Dracula : (20 June 2017 - 01:33 PM)

I quite like "All Animals Are Dogs"

@  RichardT1977 : (20 June 2017 - 01:03 PM)

Mine would be the Funny Moments page for Dragon Ball Z Abridged.

@  Bass X0 : (20 June 2017 - 01:02 PM)

My favourite pages are "comic book time", "not allowed to grow up" and "did not do the research".

@  Benbot : (20 June 2017 - 11:51 AM)

Uh oh, I just ventured into TV Tropes again.

@  Locoman : (20 June 2017 - 11:04 AM)

ALL HAIL THE DARK LORD OF THE TWIN MOONS.

@  Foffy : (20 June 2017 - 09:30 AM)

What about a cow woman?

@  unluckiness : (20 June 2017 - 09:20 AM)

Don't have a cow man

@  Robowang : (20 June 2017 - 08:54 AM)

or before 1992. Even worse.

@  Paladin : (20 June 2017 - 08:48 AM)

is it after 1997? then probably bad.

@  Benbot : (20 June 2017 - 08:19 AM)

I've completely lost track of whether it's in a good phase or bad


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#781 Mouse_Pad

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 01:56 PM

They have announced a lot of movies that don't seem to be actively moving forward.



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Posted 20 January 2017 - 02:22 PM

Black Adam instead of Shazam.

 

Because of course DC has absolutely no idea how to make a movie where the central character is literally a happy child glad to be a superhero.


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 02:29 PM

They keep green lighting these movies when the ones they have haven't even made a dime yet.  At least Marvel waited for Iron Man to take off before erupting into what we have now.


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Posted 21 January 2017 - 04:48 AM

Man of Steel's box office minus budget was about the same as Iron Man, and Avengers was announced not even a month after Iron Man.

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 09:24 AM

So in addition to STILL not having a new director (which would be their THIRD btw) "The Flash" is now undergoing a complete page-one rewrite of the script.

 

Supposedly filmings' still scheduled to begin in March.

 

https://www.geek.com...-movie-1686539/

 

 

 

...can you say TRAINWRECK?!


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 10:20 AM

 
...can you say TRAINWRECK?!


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ZacWilliam, it just comes out like that now, which was really awkward that time I had to report a derailing....
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Posted 27 January 2017 - 01:43 PM

There's always a chance that the rewrites could end up with a better movie.  That's usually the goal, right?

 

But the TV show is so enjoyable that I have no enthusiasm for a movie, anyway.



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Posted 27 January 2017 - 05:35 PM

Well sure, look at Rogue One. For all the publicity about rewrites and reshoots we got a great movie out of it.


As far as DC goes on the whole however - they just decided they wanted the instant success of the marvel movies without any of the build up or leg work. Put all their eggs into Snyder and B V S and expected it to just work. Instead we got THAT film and they've already announced so many more.


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 05:59 PM

dc wont get much past justice league before they start rethinking things, and the people theyve hired to carry this out


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Posted 30 January 2017 - 09:00 PM

Affleck now on record saying he will NOT direct The Batman. 

 

https://twitter.com/...246389504032768

 

 

 

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 04:08 AM

Affleck now on record saying he will NOT direct The Batman. 

 

https://twitter.com/...246389504032768

 

 

 

Train. Wreck. 

 

 

 

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 08:46 PM

so DC still wants to move ahead with a "Suicide Squad 2." 

 

And their apparent choice for a new director is MEL GIBSON. 

 

http://www.hollywood...d-sequel-974436

 

 

 

...i'm not sure which of these ideas is stupider...


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:01 PM

"No no, Mel, it's called SU-icide Squad...."

 

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:16 AM

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:40 AM

Oh, God, I want a tour of that set.

 

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 07:49 AM

And NOW DC wants to jump in and start making a NIGHTWING movie.

 

http://www.hollywood...director-978737

 

 

 

they really do not have any idea on how to make anything other than Batman do they?!?!


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 09:59 AM

So......when do you think Marvel just makes a Winter Soldier movie that's a million times better then anything WB can do?

 

Ironbite-you haven't even established your universe DC....STOP THIS!


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 10:07 AM

So......when do you think Marvel just makes a Winter Soldier movie that's a million times better then anything WB can do?

 

Ironbite-you haven't even established your universe DC....STOP THIS!

 

You could probably pick any character from the Marvel films, give them a solo flick and it'll still be better then anything WB/DC puts out. 

 

Groot the Solo film, where half the dialogue is just 'I am Groot' would still likely be better then this. 


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 10:26 AM

Groot the Solo film,

My initial reading of this immediately set my mind into imagining a movie starring Groot and Han Solo (basically just a Han and Chewie movie with Groot instead of Chewie).


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 02:47 PM

They have announced a lot of movies that don't seem to be actively moving forward.





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