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@  Steevy Maximus : (21 February 2020 - 08:47 PM)

@Dekafox, no DTP, but they DO have LILY Cat ;)

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 08:46 PM)

For me, it's "chocolate therapy".

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 08:32 PM)

Tonight dough owns my soul.

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 07:28 PM)

Stupid, delicious Ben & Jerry's.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 06:42 PM)

Ahh. I remember watching Bubblegum Crisis 2020 or whatever.

@  Dekafox : (21 February 2020 - 06:25 PM)

Next you'll say they have Dominion Tank Police and L.I.L.Y.Cat

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 February 2020 - 06:06 PM)

Bubblegum Crisis, going by several shouts down.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 05:38 PM)

BGC?

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Enjoy the fudgy icing of this Hostess Cup Cake!

@  Telly : (21 February 2020 - 02:31 PM)

harlock is on tubi as well. not dubbed though :(

@  Rhinox42 : (21 February 2020 - 01:19 PM)

Blugh, the english dub of BGC is atrocious.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I might need to update my software, or they face regional limitations, cause I found no evidence of either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 10:31 PM)

DUDE! Starcom and COPS are on Tubi too!

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 09:29 PM)

Spiffy! The english dub of Bubblegum Crisis on Tubi. It's gotten so hard to find these oldies on modern streaming services.

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And now I know and now I know and now I know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me.

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Oh, oh, people can you hear me? People can you hear me? People can you hear me?

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Let me go-o-o-o!

@  Telly : (20 February 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Galileo Galileo!

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Very very fright-ning me!

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*thunder and lightning*

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Ah, ah, ah!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 03:33 PM)

Already did. It didn't take long.

@  Dekafox : (19 February 2020 - 06:14 PM)

Count Zero?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 February 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Oh boy, here we go.

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:34 PM)

Or do Japan's cultural values vary depending on exactly who you're trying to shut down?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Could it be that, perhaps, these different cultural values might lead to a different approach seeming appropriate?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Hm. Back when we were arguing about the Legends comic, I seem to recall being repeatedly told that Japan had different cultural values than the US (and therefore anyone who had a problem with anything at all was wrong to voice that opinion ever).

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:23 AM)

Plus, as much as I hate to admit it, every single anime character is built to suit the audience's tastes so they buy more merch/do other things that allow $$$ to flow in the production committees direction, so the authenticity is certainly not for representation's sake.

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Both those anime air at midnight and are aimed at a very specific audience in a whole other media landscape. Major projects have press releases about almost everything, and there are groups just waiting to pat anybody on the back for doing what they want (GLAAD, HRC, etc)

@  B-Fox : (19 February 2020 - 03:16 AM)

It's funny that a friggin' anime about zombie idols and an anime about a school of anthropomorphic animals can have really positive trans characters WITHOUT a press release about their inclusion in the series prior to the episodes airing or having the creators announcing it on social media and patting themselves on the back for doing a thing.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2020 - 10:26 PM)

Vegan meat needs bacon

@  Paladin : (18 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

vegan meat must taste delicious. they're grass-fed and regularly exercised....

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Vegans are better than kids if you don't talk to them. They'll keep the lawn trimmed anyway.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Do you want vegans? Because that's how you get vegans.

@  CORVUS : (18 February 2020 - 04:33 PM)

Hook up your sprinkler system to a canister of healthy organic carrot-juice. The kids won't be able to get off your lawn fast enough.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 03:59 PM)

Just use the hose.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 03:52 PM)

Ask bing. It'll be a FAR more effective answer.

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Google, how do I get those durned kids off my lawn?

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Please ignore.  Old man here apparently doesn't know the difference between the "Search" field and the "Shoutbox" field.

 

Also doesn't know how to delete from the shoutbox

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 07:33 AM)

Huhn. Penny arcade was right, the division 2 is literally 3 dollars...

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 11:05 PM)

Oh, Wicked Cool Toys got the Halo toy license. This is a big year for Jazwares

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 07:02 PM)

iTunes/Apple TV has the complete Cowboy Bebop series for just $5!

@  fourteenwings : (17 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

The Samsung Galaxy B-TOOM!

@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2020 - 06:49 PM)

SAmsung has you covered. Exploding phones.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Modern problems require modern solutions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Japan seems to have a tradition of murder things where cellphones facilitate the killing instead. Like King's Game and Doubt.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 05:17 PM)

Or there's just conveniently no reception, or all of their phones are dead at the same time. Or they're just stupid and forget about them.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 04:41 PM)

Now the slasher villain has to go and knock over the nearest cell tower before butchering horny teenagers.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 03:54 PM)

Think of all the horror and mystery movies that involve the bad guys cutting the phone line. Now think about how many people don't even have a land line to cut anymore.


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#41 tec

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:44 PM

Im of a mind just to leave it alone

 

we got two good movies two great cartoon series and a good game and some extras

 

I dont trust Hollywood to have this, to many hands in the cookie jar and its going to end up like Robocop


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 12:17 AM

All they have to do is lose the reboot angle and just create a decent enough plot and comedy to carry the new all female team. They don't need the original cast back in my opinion but they don't need to reboot the series either. It's something that been irking me with returning properties lately. Sure some are tough to bring in a new cast and keep the old narrative flowing. Robocop would of been a bit more awkward if there was Murphy and than a new Robocop as well (though didn't the TV miniseries do that?). But as said the entire loop in to tie this is already in play thanks to the Franchise deal in story and they really don't even need to reference the video game at all. It would be that easy to use that.


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 12:49 AM

I'm perfectly fine with an all female Ghostbusters cast. People like Kristen Wiig, Emma Stone, Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza, Kate McKinnon, and Amy Acker would all make great characters in that world.

 

I really don't like the idea of a reboot. Everybody in the world has seen the first Ghostbusters, we don't need a rehashing of that story.

 

The most alarming aspect of this for me is Paul Feig, who I think is a wildly overrated director who's right on the border of being a straight up hack. I can't imagine him making any of the sci-fi/horror aspects work, since he's a "that fat person fell down, isn't that HILARIOUS?" guy. He and the screenwriter of The Heat writing the story is far and away the aspect that most makes me think this will be bad.

 

I was kind of hoping after Harold Ramis died they'd just leave the property alone, but in my heart I know movie making politics are far too cynical for that to ever happen.



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Posted 13 October 2014 - 04:34 AM

Yeh my entire issue with this is the director and the screenwriter - not great pedigrees.

My issue with women and reboots aren't even on the list. Does it need a reboot? not really but hollywood has done everything else so why not.


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 04:54 AM

It seems like someone should give GBFANS.com the terrible news that Ghostbusters 1 and 2 and the game REALLY DIDN'T ever happen and this doesn't change that.

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 07:00 AM

Continuity is becoming a bigger and bigger thing in fiction these days dude, so many writers have cashed in on it, this in turn is passed along to the fans.

 

 

For me I am gutted that the days of the original ghostbusters are done, but they haven't been removed from time - they're just finished, and we did get what a lot of people didn't in the form of a game which was really ghostbusters 3. But I think what saddens me the most is there was no send off, no final story.


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 07:18 AM

Does it need a reboot? not really but hollywood has done everything else so why not.

 

That's a tough one. I think that the new Spider-Man films were trapped specifically because of a reboot so soon after the previous film. However, I can also think for one hell of a good reason to go with a reboot and not a continuation of old films: Superman Returns.



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Posted 13 October 2014 - 07:41 AM

The idea just reminds me of those horror stories about how you hear of Hollywood moguls with insane agendas, like that one producer who tried to put giant spiders in everything and finally got his way with Wild, Wild West.

 

Female Ghostbusters could work (Kylie was great in Extreme), but this sounds less like a story/character pitch and more like some TG fan art you'd find on deviantArt.



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Posted 13 October 2014 - 07:46 AM

The cast being all-female gives me more hope for this, because it creates an obvious difference that makes it feel more like they're making a new movie instead of just remaking the old one. After all, a reboot doesn't have to be a remake = just look at how different all the Transformers reboots are, for example. Hopefully this is basically just a new Ghostbusters movie that's going to be its own thing and will be a reboot not to remake the original but because a) it means not having to stick to what the old ones did, and b) reboots are popular and seem more accessible than a sequel to a decades-old series.
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Posted 13 October 2014 - 08:28 AM

Besides, even if they do make a reboot (and it actually turns out to be a good movie.) the fans will interpret it any damn way they please and "logic" it into the overall continuity within a few hours of the first showing.

 

Frankly: I think we're going to get something at this point. What it is and how good it is remains to be seen. Fine, we've got writers and directors of questionable pedigree and hollywood in general hasn't been wowing audiences by taking the safest paths and simply remaking everything they know made money. But they can still surprise us, all it really takes is one or two folks on the set that are truly passionate about the material and we'll get something decent.


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 11:19 AM

But the original team was an all dude cast?

 

In fairness, weren't three of those dudes the ones whose idea it was in the first place, with the fourth being a stand-in for their friend?

 

The original was practically a vanity picture of sorts; it doesn't sound like this one is, though.

 

 

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.

 

Wasn't the only thing to play with the franchise idea; so did the old table-top RPG.

 

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 12:19 PM

An all the female cast could work, if they don't overplay the whole "we're independant women doing it better than the boys".

Rebooting makes no sense though. Why reintroduce and retell the creation of the "Ghostbusters", when you can skip all that and just focus on this new female squad. To me it just makes the ALL FEMALE casting more gimmicky and more stunt casting.

As has been said, the existing Ghostbusters universe has female Busters in iy and they work fine.

So yeah, female Busters? Sure. Reboot and new origin? No thanks.

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 12:20 PM

Rebooting makes no sense though. Why reintroduce and retell the creation of the "Ghostbusters", when you can skip all that and just focus on this new female squad. To me it just makes the ALL FEMALE casting more gimmicky and more stunt casting.

In practical terms, there's not a big difference between "establish these characters, they go into ghostbusting" and "establish these characters, they go into ghostbusting (which other people have done before)".
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Posted 13 October 2014 - 12:37 PM

Whether the cast is male, female, white, black, gay or straight makes no difference to me. I find Melissa McCarthy kind of obnoxious and wouldn't want her in the line up, however.

 

But I echo the sentiments that there's no need for a reboot. It's easy enough to pick the story up several decades later and have the past history flesh out the lore in the new stories to be told. Like what Doctor Who did (and to some extent the new Star Trek movies)



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Posted 13 October 2014 - 01:36 PM

I'll be okay with it. So long as there's a girl as geeky as Egon. But how hard is it to say the old team disbanded when Egon died. And these girls restart if on their own. But them meet peter, Winston and Ray. At some point.

But the old dudes just make a cameo as mentors.

But yes, this shouldn't be sexiefied. They need to be real geeky average women.

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 02:03 PM

When was the last time hollywood put an average woman on the screen and it didn't end in a "pretty woman" montage where she gets a complete make over and becomes a super model?


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 02:14 PM

I'll only watch it if the girls are sexy

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 02:22 PM

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 04:08 PM

If it has a good story and capable actors I don't care.

I don't see the need for a reboot, OR and all Female cast, but the latter one isn't a big deal breaker for me cause Ghostbusters to me was a buddy film at heart and well as long as three of the four female leads are written as close friends I really don't see why it would be a big deal.  One of them has to be an egomaniac who hits on every guy she sees though cause Venkman. (I'm joking)


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 05:39 PM

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