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@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM)

guessing "Hunchback" just got bumped WAY down the list for Disney's live-action remakes...

@  Patch : (15 April 2019 - 05:56 PM)

We all pronounce it wrong, so no one knows enough to care.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM)

It'd be odd for most Americans not to know how to pronounce Notre Dame, considering they have a University with the same name that's the subject of a relatively popular film based around a sport most Americans love

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Three or four more hours will be needed to contain the fire.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Update from France 24: the Paris Fire Brigade says two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:57 PM)

One does not have to speak French to know that rhyming with "voter name" is off the mark.

@  Locoman : (15 April 2019 - 03:51 PM)

Really? It's an international tragedy and you're zeroing in on the people who maybe don't speak French?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I just read on BBC News that the cause is not yet clear, but officials suspect the fire could be linked to renovation work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Oh boy, here we go with the U.S.-American newscasters who can't pronounce "Notre Dame" correctly.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 April 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Too soon to say.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 April 2019 - 03:20 PM)

Do we know if it was an attack? Arson? Or just bad wiring?

@  Nevermore : (15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM)

Religion is dead?

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM)

major cathedral burning down on Holy Week is some kind of metaphor.

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Hard to believe a wonder of the world could just be wiped out so easily. Hopefully they can still save it

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Well, Notre Dame is burning down

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 10:05 AM)

yikes I thought the site was going to be down for a while

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:07 PM)

So, time for another strike. No sleep for me tonight. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:04 PM)

Think Game of Thrones "light" meets Cabaret and you get the idea.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM)

Kinda sorta, just with more intrigue, conspiracy, depravity, crime and violence.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 April 2019 - 06:37 PM)

So it's like a prequel to Cabaret?

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 04:02 PM)

And man, characters are smoking literally EVERYWHERE.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:27 PM)

Also, full frontal male nudity. (There's been quite a bit of female nudity since episode 1.)

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:26 PM)

Episode 6, and Hitler is randomly name-checked.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Runa runa!

@  Sabrblade : (14 April 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Wocka wocka!

@  The Doctor Who : (14 April 2019 - 06:59 AM)

Lewd

@  Paladin : (14 April 2019 - 06:57 AM)

troutstick.

@  MEDdMI : (14 April 2019 - 06:34 AM)

With a trout.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 05:44 AM)

With a stick?

@  MEDdMI : (13 April 2019 - 10:56 PM)

*slaps them both*

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 April 2019 - 07:31 PM)

Seems like a polarizing decision, but it's not like jest anyone could make it for you.

@  Xellos : (13 April 2019 - 06:06 PM)

I had an epiphany today. My spirit animal is Fozzie Bear. We both love our un-bear-able jokes, which make people feel like they are being pun-ished.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:24 AM)

That's what makes the show so poignant, I think. It take a contemporary perspective, rather than a modern one. The hardships of the time aren't glossed over, but they're portrayed very stoically. Yeah, many people suffered, there was poverty, but so was life at the time. There's also a high-ranking Jewish police official who's a very by-the-books guy and supports the frail democracy of Weimar Germany. If you want to learn more about how Germany BEFORE the Period Everyone Knows About, this show is as good as it gets.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:19 AM)

Because in retrospect, we (even here in Germany) tend to view the era with knowledge of what would later come, but in reality, the Nazis started out as a regional fringe movement and basically just happened to be in the right place at the right time to seize power.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:18 AM)

The communists are a much bigger threat. When the Nazis appear, they will likely do so with a bang. Like, completely out of left field.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:17 AM)

The show tries its best to accurately depict the zeitgeist of the era, the post-war period with a young, struggling (and ultimately doomed) democracy... but like in real life, the Nazis aren't really an issue on anyone's mind yet.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:16 AM)

The female lead is a young, aspiring typist and part-time prostitute who dreams of becoming a police officer working in the murder department.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:15 AM)

During his investigations, he becomes involved in political unrest, murder cases, a conspiracy of reactionary monarchists, Russian counter-revolutionaries and more.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:14 AM)

@Benbot: Babylon Berlin is a film noir-style crime drama set in the German capital of Berlin in the year 1929. It features a World War I veteran turned police officer from Cologne who comes to Berlin to investigate a porn ring that blackmails his superior, the grand mayor of Cologne (who would later become the first chancellor of post-WWII Germany).


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Posted 15 October 2014 - 11:57 AM

That's an aggressive slate that I don't hold any faith in WB actually accomplishing (or the final films being all that good)



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Posted 15 October 2014 - 12:02 PM

 

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"...

 

 

That's just idiotic, if you'll forgive me by saying so.



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Posted 15 October 2014 - 12:03 PM

DC, what are you doing? Seriously?

 

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 01:39 PM

they should sell the movie rights to disney


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Posted 15 October 2014 - 03:44 PM

There's a guy I've been somewhat following in a few shows I watch who I think might make a good Green Lantern

 

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 04:04 PM

I have to wonder just how well a Flash movie will do, when we got CW's Flash TV series. If it has the same success as Arrow within the next 4 years, people are likely gonna be wanting Grant Gustin on the big screen, and not whoever they end up choosing.


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Posted 15 October 2014 - 05:37 PM

None of it means a damn thing until/unless they get production crews that know what they're doing. 


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Posted 16 October 2014 - 03:48 AM

I have to wonder just how well a Flash movie will do, when we got CW's Flash TV series. If it has the same success as Arrow within the next 4 years, people are likely gonna be wanting Grant Gustin on the big screen, and not whoever they end up choosing.


Because people made petitions to put the Smallville guy playing Clark on Man of Steel? I haven't seen anything like that and that show ran for a lot of seasons.

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 03:52 AM

I'm not going to pass judgment on any of this until we get info on the creative teams.

 

Everything past 2018 is just wishful thinking at this point until Batman v. Superman makes a zillion dollars.

 

I'm dying to know who's directing Wonder Woman.



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Posted 16 October 2014 - 03:58 AM

The heels are an ever present problem with female action characters. I loved Catwoman in DKR right up until i saw she was flipping around in heels.


That's actually the ONLY superhero movie where they made perfect sense, considering how she uses them for scaling walls and to stab people with them in fights. It's basically as if she had mountain-climbing picks attached to her feet.
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Plus for Catwoman, it also works well since she practically walks on her toes this way - like a real cat.

 

But I agree with you, I hate them on Wonder Woman. She is a greek-origin-amazon warrior. She should be wearing sandals or armored shoes.

 

 

Is it weird that 9 times out of 10 when I hear "Captain Marvel" I think of Carol Danvers first? Even in a DC context,

 

Before the (only good) Avengers cartoon, I never even heard of the male version even, and confused him with Wonder Man, even.


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Posted 16 October 2014 - 10:18 AM

 

I have to wonder just how well a Flash movie will do, when we got CW's Flash TV series. If it has the same success as Arrow within the next 4 years, people are likely gonna be wanting Grant Gustin on the big screen, and not whoever they end up choosing.


Because people made petitions to put the Smallville guy playing Clark on Man of Steel? I haven't seen anything like that and that show ran for a lot of seasons.

 

 

People wanted that sure, but unless this show bombs completely; It will still be on the air when the Flash Movie airs. That, to me at least, is a big difference,while I feel that those that wanted Tom Welling are those that really wanted to see him as Superman after Smallville. Even if not the same continuity, it would have been a level of justification for all those years to see him actually as Superman and not what little they barely got in the finale.

 


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Posted 16 October 2014 - 01:29 PM

We shouldn't forget Wonder Woman was originally an allegory for BDSM, So I say, why not give her heels? Stiletto the jive out of them.



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Posted 21 October 2014 - 02:20 PM

DAMMIT!

So Will Smith has been cast as Black manta. Whatever right? WRONG! In the Young Justice cartoon Aqualad is the son of Black Manta.

 

This will only end in tears...


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Posted 21 October 2014 - 05:03 PM

DAMMIT!

So Will Smith has been cast as Black manta. Whatever right? WRONG! In the Young Justice cartoon Aqualad is the son of Black Manta.

 

This will only end in tears...

 

I'm not sure I understand what you mea--

Oh.

Oh no.

EDIT: Will Smith hasn't actually been cast in Suicide Squad yet, has he? I know he was rumored to be up for a part.


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Posted 21 October 2014 - 08:46 PM

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 10:45 PM

That last paragraph...

 


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Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 11:25 AM

note to self: never see anything with jaden smith in it


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Posted 22 October 2014 - 12:15 PM

The After Earth debacle has more to do with it being a terrible film that put Will and Jaden in roles so flat in a story so lengthy and irritating that it couldn't be saved.

With right script and direction they could be fun to watch. But only if they are right for the roles.

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 02:08 PM

After Earth had three problems:

1) It was a sequel to a great movie that didn't exist (seriously, that infodump prologue? That should've been the movie).

2) While Jaden actually isn't that bad an actor, putting him in the same movie as Will (who is a great actor) is going to make him look terrible. Hell, Jaden is younger now than Will was in his Fresh Prince days. That's not remotely fair.

3) Jaden ended up spending most of the movie alone onscreen, delivering dialogue with no eye-line, which is challenging even for gifted actors.



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