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@  Maximus Ambus : (30 October 2020 - 02:21 PM)

I think I'll watch The Haunting (1963), Carnival of Souls (1962) and The Innocents (1961) for Halloween.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 01:52 PM)

50/60's Twilight Zone, the 80's, millennium and recent ones also, all are in The Twilight Zone.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 October 2020 - 08:03 AM)

Twilight zone. Duh.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 October 2020 - 07:52 AM)

Um.... what did I log in on...

@  Paladin : (28 October 2020 - 06:17 AM)

have they actually gotten worse than the one where Homer gets paralyzed by a spider and has to learn to communicate through his farts?

@  unluckiness : (28 October 2020 - 05:53 AM)

It's only fitting that SImpsons have halloween specials since it's been a shambling corpse of its former self since its teens.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 04:12 AM)

No I caught one of the latest one with parodies of Stranger Things which admittedly is horror series but Heaven Can Wait and The Shape of Water are Fantasy films. Plus implications of the characters being sociopaths or twisted has become a norm these days.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 October 2020 - 02:58 AM)

Which probably adds to the "reasons they should just stop making more of The Simpsons" pile.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 October 2020 - 02:58 AM)

You make it sound like The Simpsons becoming less repetitive is a bad thing.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 02:48 AM)

Remember when Simpsons Halloween specials parodied horror movies and would have the characters make off out of character remarks like "we chucked donuts at a old man for kicks."? they don't and can't do that any more.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 08:00 PM)

Tired of the same old Halloween stuff? Check out Tubi. The depths of the schlock available is astounding.

@  Donocropolis : (27 October 2020 - 11:51 AM)

Not sure if it's news or not, but I'm at Ross right now and they have Masterpiece Movie Ironhide for $24.99

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 12:45 AM)

Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s Best Buy exclusive deluxe version is available for $10 as one of today’s daily deals

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 October 2020 - 08:50 PM)

We can play the "Is it a real headline or an Onion headline" game.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 October 2020 - 08:22 PM)

It's weird to see how much of Larry Hama's "satire" from the old GI Joe comic has no longer become satire in the past few years.

@  Maximus Ambus : (26 October 2020 - 11:29 AM)

Funny how 2020 gave me new appreciation for Dawn of the Dead 1978.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 07:43 PM)

@Fenix Twilight Sure. Just not a good one.

@  Fenix Twilight : (25 October 2020 - 04:02 PM)

@Sukoshiko Well his clothes left an impression on you didn't they?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2020 - 06:09 AM)

I just read "Tesla Cybertruck" like AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", now it won't get out of my head, so I inflict it on all of you as well.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Tesla Cybertruck: amazing or just silly looking? I can't decide.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:24 AM)

Weird question: I had to deal with a guy today... I'm not exactly up on modern fashions... or even archaic fashions... But this guy... Tuxedo Jacket and shirt, studs in all the button holes except the bottom one, blue jeans, and cowboy boots... Take a moment to imagine that get up. And this was to a business meeting, trying to impress someone. What look is that? Who on earth would dress that way? (I mean on purpose)

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:04 PM)

I think the few up here were lost to bad placement, poor weather, and the usual language trap.

@  TM2-Megatron : (24 October 2020 - 04:25 PM)

There are 5 spread around southwestern Ontario, all run by the same company. I've only been to the one in my area, but it seems to do good business even in non-pandemic times. On long weekends, when they do triple features, there's a normally a lineup to get in Friday and Saturday nights

@  Telly : (24 October 2020 - 01:51 PM)

there been one outside of my town for as long as ive been alive at least. its gone through its share of owners and periods of being closed down, but its been open for the past decade at least

@  Otaku : (24 October 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Bias from personal experience, but drive-in theaters are nearly extinct.  I grew up near one but it went out of business in the late 80s, and was torn down and replaced with some other business by the early 90s.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Out here, I mean. Couldn't comment on their popularity in place where they actually exist.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:44 AM)

I wouldn't know. They've only come back into vogue with the social distancing from the plague, and while some places have made an effort to shoestring the places together, it's all largely too distant to be accessible.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:46 PM)

I'd hate to see ours replaced by condos. They're a great way to spend an evening, whether with family or on a date. And they've never been as common in Canada as the US, so we cna't afford to lose as many

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:45 PM)

Largely they were either poorly placed or bought out and torn down to be replaced by something other than over priced short term parking. Mostly condos.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:14 PM)

I guess your winters are worse, so they have a shorter operating season. Drive-ins in the Toronto area can usually operate until early or mid-December; maybe even into early January if there's no real snowfall, and open up again sometime in March.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:13 PM)

THere's really only 1 left in the entire province?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Ha! It's probably faster for me to drive to your drive in than to make my way to the only one left in quebec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Fortunately we still have a drive-in theatre that's exempt from the closures about a 10 minute drive away

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Theatres around here are closed again for at least another couple weeks (wouldn't be surprised if it's extended by another month or so, either), but that's what they've been doing here as well. Playing the old classics

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 October 2020 - 02:36 PM)

I got Earthrise Megatron, he's better then I thought he'd be though Netflix Megatron is still tops.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

The original Rocky movie is also showing. May go next weekend. That’s how you get people back in the theatres - show the old classics every adult loves.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 10:35 AM)

They did a limited run showing of it up here too, back when the theaters were open... red zones suck.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:13 AM)

The original Back To The Future is showing in the Odeon in the UK now. I think I will go see it tomorrow.

@  Donocropolis : (23 October 2020 - 05:51 AM)

It was either the Bumblebee or Cliffjumper. Can't remember the colors.

@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:05 PM

The original Ghostbusters are old enough now to do a passing the torch storyline, there's literally no reason to reboot the bloody franchise. Everybody's already seen Ghostbusters, you don't need to explain it to them or rehash it with a different cast. Also pls cast my bae Olivia Munn.


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:06 PM


Make it Chicago based, and have these women come into it on their own. They can come across the original team's research while looking up their own stuff. You can even do a meet up with one of the old guard to get that in there, but these charactets should have their own story to play out. It's the only way it'll stand the test of time in its own right.

You know what? I like the idea, if its set in the old universe, they'll have all the internet stuff to get them started, along with a few "hacked" proton pack and trap schemata.
 
But why the love for chicago? If they gotta set it anywhere, set it in the city that already looks like the world ended: detroit or nothing!

Why not New Orleans?
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:06 PM

Yeah, Hudson's response is unfortunate.

 


Seriously, this is devistating. Two movies and an awesome videogame: gone, never happened. Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler, and Dr. Ray Stant and Winston Zeddmore: never existed, which means also no unlicenced nuclear accelerator or traps or pke meter.

 

 

How do you figure? We all watched them. They existed.

Does a new Optimus Prime negate the existence of the others? Absolutely not. This movie is its own thing, and you won't convince me that dudes busting ghosts in their 60's works without Harold Ramis. We know nothing about the movie beyond the fact that women are at the helm. And people are losing their minds over it.

That's pretty telling.



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:07 PM

The original Ghostbusters are old enough now to do a passing the torch storyline, there's literally no reason to reboot the bloody franchise. Everybody's already seen Ghostbusters, you don't need to explain it to them or rehash it with a different cast. Also pls cast my bae Olivia Munn.


Harold Ramis did a script like that but the director is too afraid to touch the old stuff, plus hes huge on origin stories.
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:15 PM

This seems like a rather large over-reaction. Did people freak out when they did the Ghostbusters Bishoujo statue? Although whatever they do, something Bishoujo-esque is the last thing I'd want to see (for any character of anything, really).

 

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:19 PM

You can do an origin story and still be in the same universe. I'd rather learn to love these ladies on their own, but that's no reason to erase history. Believe it or not, in real life time moves forward.
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:25 PM

I don't particularly mind the reboot and a stronger female presence is welcome but making an all-female cast honestly sounds like a gimmick.

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:26 PM

But the original team was an all dude cast?
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:30 PM

This seems like a rather large over-reaction. Did people freak out when they did the Ghostbusters Bishoujo statue?


Were all freaking out because of what the director has said and done:

1.No actors from the original two movies will appear in the movie
2. Hes big on origin stories and does not want to go back to that universe
3. He has done mostly chick flics ie brides maids, the heat etc.

All we wanted was a new story to build on the old. Thats what Dan has been trying to do for years. But its going away now
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:34 PM

But the original team was an all dude cast?


That's why this strikes me as being different for the sake of being different.

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:53 PM

I'd rather they play with genders than recast four dudes to play characters they have no right to play. I don't want to take this thread there, but girls can be in teams with only other girls and these girls can be scientists with out it being a gimmick and it could be awesome.

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 09:09 PM

If you don't want to do an origin story why not simply make it a sequel?

 

I'm not too enthused with them dropping pretty much everything that makes them Ghostbusters. This is like the equivalent of "Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull" if Harrison Ford weren't involved.

 

Which would seem to have been an even bigger disaster.


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 09:48 PM

I like the idea of female Ghostbusters.  I love the idea of an ALL female team.

 

 I'm even into not featuring any of the original team in the movie: I'd much rather let a new team have a chance to stand on their own without the new team having the lingering shadow of the old one over them in the context of the movie and allow the fates of those characters to remain left to the imagination. Let people imagine, despite Bill Murray's disinterest and Harold Ramis' passing, that Ray, Egon, Peter and Winston are still out there, doing their thing, without invoking something like Indy 4's scene with photos of the departed on a desk.  Don't give the original team finality.
 

...buuuuttt I'm not sure I see the need for a reboot when Ghostbusters II has already proven the entirety of New York City can will itself into ignoring the existence of ghosts within a timeframe of five years in the wake of supernatural near-armageddon at the hands of a god in the form of a giant snackfood.  Or when The Game provided a nice "out" to follow a new team in a new context in the form suggesting they turn Ghostbusters into a franchise.  I guess it depends on the story they want to tell, but right now knowing nothing else it feels like a missed opportunity to keep building a world, especially when every other bit of spin-off media has used the first two films in-canon.


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 09:57 PM

I'd rather they play with genders than recast four dudes to play characters they have no right to play. I don't want to take this thread there, but girls can be in teams with only other girls and these girls can be scientists with out it being a gimmick and it could be awesome.


Did I say they couldn't...? We know next to nothing about this new film and that's just my first impression given that Hollywood does not have a good track record.

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 10:36 PM

I'm even into not featuring any of the original team in the movie: I'd much rather let a new team have a chance to stand on their own without the new team having the lingering shadow of the old one over them in the context of the movie and allow the fates of those characters to remain left to the imagination.

 

I don't think you can realistically avoid that shadow. And I don't think bringing the oldies in for torch-passing means you lose your chance to let the new characters shine.

 

Let people imagine, despite Bill Murray's disinterest and Harold Ramis' passing, that Ray, Egon, Peter and Winston are still out there, doing their thing, without invoking something like Indy 4's scene with photos of the departed on a desk.  Don't give the original team finality.

 

This, though, is a very appealing approach. As much as I personally do want to see that finality, I can easily understand arguments against it.


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 10:51 PM

Don't like it being a reboot. I think I'd like the all lady gimmick, if its played as a gimmick. Have 2 lady scientist try to start there own busting company. They don't get taken seriously because they are female. They try a sex sells approach and get an eye candy buster. When they show up an all male busting team they recruit there intern as there fourth. Running gags about cease and dessist order from the original busters. End with the girls receiving an offer for an official GB franchise.
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:03 PM

Reboot with an all-female team?  Where's Dan when we need him?

 

It should be based on the IDW female team, with Ron being the Winston of the group.



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:05 PM

I think its being handled really awkwardly. I'm not really sure there is any need for it to be a total reboot but also they way they specifically made sure everyone know ahead of time its going to be all women it comes off.. odd? Like one one hand it doesn't give me a lot of faith that it would be handled right and on the other hand itseems like it would have made more of a statement to cast women in the role and then if anyone asks why just shrug and say they were who they felt were the best fit. Like making a big deal out of it feels weird to me like its for points. I dunno.

 

I can't get really emotionally invested in it tbh because its jsut been too long since ghostbusters were relevant to my life. We kept getting teased with stuff and it never worked out right.. so if someone wants to fuss with the francise whatever. I can see where other people might be more annoyed.



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:11 PM

I'm with you, Murry.  What in the name of Gozer were they thinking?  I want a real Ghostbusters 3, even if they have to replace the old cast with some new blood, not an all-female reboot that will end up ruining the series because whoever is writing this one will probably go overboard on the sexual stuff (while the original films had some sexual scenes, at least they didn't go as far as make them the selling point.)

 

Either someone at Sony crossed the streams, or Hollywood idiocy just got to them.



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:32 PM

I am totally down for seeing women working in the thankless and filthy world of extermination. I honestly can't remember seeing women represented that way in...ever.

 

Something tells me they'll completely throw out the 'They're basically exterminators' angle though. Unfortunate.


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