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@  Rycochet : (13 December 2019 - 11:56 AM)

Unlike many of his peers, Morton diesn't seem to have gone out of his way to try and take every drug going so he's aged remarkably well.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Doesn't seem to have been a market for it, which is too bad, because it perfectly does what it sets out to do.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Just opened it and suddenly I'm 9 years old again.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Bought myself Fansproject Glacialord for my birthday during their Black Friday sale.

@  Nevermore : (12 December 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Morten Harket of A-ha might have aged 35 years on the outside, but his voice is still pretty much the same as it was in 1984. That's some great training and exercise for you.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 December 2019 - 06:59 PM)

Depends entirely on how badly you cooked them. What?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Can it raise the dead?

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Cheddar can do just about anything.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Cream cheese has to be on a bagel or crackers.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:31 PM)

(for example: I like Swiss cheese on sandwiches, but find it merely tolerable by itself)

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:30 PM)

I mean are you eating it by itself? With crackers? On a sandwich?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

I would ask, but I'd rather not know.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

With my mouth, usually.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*


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#861 Echowarrior

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 10:30 AM

 

Besides, it's not like a death in the family gets brought up THAT often. "Hey, remember when your Uncle Ben got shot?"

 

well, I suppose you've not heard of Uncle Ben's teaching of "With great power comes great responsibility". It's okay, it was never important enough in the comics to warrant its inclusion in Homecoming. It was just me who thought it was. Nobody else cares enough.

 

 

...pretty sure it was shown rather than told. Bare minimum, it's been implied.

 

Look, they didn't need to show us Uncle Ben dying again. We know that backstory. Everyone knows that backstory. We had pretty much the same logic going when they never showed Thomas and Martha Wayne getting shot in BtAS - why bother wasting time telling us something that we already know?


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:47 PM

 

Besides, it's not like a death in the family gets brought up THAT often. "Hey, remember when your Uncle Ben got shot?"

 

well, I suppose you've not heard of Uncle Ben's teaching of "With great power comes great responsibility". It's okay, it was never important enough in the comics to warrant its inclusion in Homecoming. It was just me who thought it was. Nobody else cares enough.

Right, because audiences are totally too stupid to be able to read into characters and their behaviors without having to have their hands held for them and be spoon-fed everything on a silver platter. :rolleyes

 

It's called "show, don't tell". The whole lesson of "With great power comes great responsibility" is all over this movie. It's at the very heart of Tony's whole speech about "If you're nothing without the suit, you shouldn't have it." It's the underlying message integral to Peter's growth in this movie that completely goes without saying because any idiot who knows Spider-Man's backstory doesn't need to have the phrase be said to them out loud.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:02 PM

I agree about his origin not needing to be covered. It's been gone over TWICE in the past decade, not including Cartoons, that its just as well know as Batman's to the point where we no longer need to see the damn pearls drop. Besides if a person really doesn't know Pete's origin story by now, just point them toward Weird Al:

 


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 08:22 AM

Anyways, they did mention Ben subtly. When Peter is talking to Ned about why he doesn't May to find out he says it's because "She's been through so much".

 

That's a reference to Ben.



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Posted 15 August 2017 - 01:18 PM

i knew spideys origin long before i even picked up a spidey comic


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 10:46 PM

 

Besides, it's not like a death in the family gets brought up THAT often. "Hey, remember when your Uncle Ben got shot?"

 

well, I suppose you've not heard of Uncle Ben's teaching of "With great power comes great responsibility". It's okay, it was never important enough in the comics to warrant its inclusion in Homecoming. It was just me who thought it was. Nobody else cares enough.

 

 

Which is a misplaced quote anyways because in the original telling of Spidey's origin, Uncle Ben never actually said the famous line.  It was told through narration.


Edited by mx-01 archon, 15 August 2017 - 10:57 PM.


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Posted 26 August 2017 - 07:14 PM

Finally got the chance to see this today...and I was pleased with it. Not the most spectacular film that Marvel's made, but still a solid entry.

 

Honestly, I found this film's take on Adrian Toomes to be one of the most human villains the MCU's offered. He's not some mustache-twirler or some Machiavellian schemer, he's a guy trying to provide for his family, and that's something you can relate to.

 

For the record, though, I feel like a lot of the trouble in the film could've been avoided if Happy had been a little less dismissive of Peter, or if Tony had taken a little time to talk to Peter personally. The latter I can forgive - Tony's a busy man and he did give Happy the job to keep tabs on Peter - but the former...Happy should've known better.


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Posted 26 August 2017 - 10:47 PM

To be a little fair, Peter did keep pestering Happy over the phone throughout the film more often than he needed to.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

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 27 August 2017 - 03:46 PM

To be a little fair, Peter did keep pestering Happy over the phone throughout the film more often than he needed to.

 

...eh, true.

 

Also, another thing that could've prevented the whole plot of the film (potentially); the government starting up DODC, rather than employing and supervising Toomes and his crew. Granted, I can get them wanting to avoid any Chitauri tech falling into the wrong hands, and federal concerns probably override those of city, county or state, but the way they handled things definitely caused some trouble.


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 11:19 PM

Honestly, I found this film's take on Adrian Toomes to be one of the most human villains the MCU's offered. He's not some mustache-twirler or some Machiavellian schemer, he's a guy trying to provide for his family, and that's something you can relate to.

 

and he lives to cause trouble another day! we all know dont see that too often


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 12:20 PM

 

Honestly, I found this film's take on Adrian Toomes to be one of the most human villains the MCU's offered. He's not some mustache-twirler or some Machiavellian schemer, he's a guy trying to provide for his family, and that's something you can relate to.

 

and he lives to cause trouble another day! we all know dont see that too often

 

 

It really depends upon the villain, at least with this franchise. By my count, we've got nine central villains dead, one central villain presumed dead, and a number of supporting villains dead. Most, however, tend to make it out alive and show up in future stories, with Loki and Thanos being the biggest examples. Most of the ones who survive tend to have sympathetic motives, work with the heroes, or just tend to be not as bad as the major villains.

 

This film, however, had the vast majority of the antagonists either end up incarcerated or potentially get away scot free (it's possible the Tinkerer didn't go to jail). The only one who died was Jackson Brice, and not only was that an accidental killing on Toomes' part, but he wasn't all that nice a guy to begin with.


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 12:42 PM

Honestly, I found this film's take on Adrian Toomes to be one of the most human villains the MCU's offered. He's not some mustache-twirler or some Machiavellian schemer, he's a guy trying to provide for his family, and that's something you can relate to.

 

I thought it was a good change of pace and shows that perhaps they are listening to some complaints about the villains in these films.

 

He's a fully fleshed out character with relatable motivations.  And he doesn't die at the end!  That's pretty rare in a Marvel film.

 

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 10:17 PM

 

Honestly, I found this film's take on Adrian Toomes to be one of the most human villains the MCU's offered. He's not some mustache-twirler or some Machiavellian schemer, he's a guy trying to provide for his family, and that's something you can relate to.

 

I thought it was a good change of pace and shows that perhaps they are listening to some complaints about the villains in these films.

 

He's a fully fleshed out character with relatable motivations.  And he doesn't die at the end!  That's pretty rare in a Marvel film.

 

Randy

 

Shucks, that's pretty rare in a Spider-Man film!


Edited by Sabrblade, 28 August 2017 - 10:17 PM.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 03:48 PM

We watched this, and loved it! Keaton is a great antagonist and really makes Vulture work well in this film. I love the Car scene, as you feel that this is a real person and an interesting character. All the MCU characters stuffed into this film are perfect. Add to that the reference to the fallout of first Avengers film, and it really makes you feel like this is in the same world and not relying on just Ironman showing up. His friend does a great job at being a side kick but not be too annoying about it. I really didn't care about the love interest angle or the obvious switch that was coming at the end. However, that might be because I am old. I loved the humor in this, and Karen is my favorite new AI. I can't wait to see more from this series.

The film looked and sounded great to me! Granted I don't have HDR or ATMOS, but on my 5.1 Yamaha powered Polk speaker Vizio 55" P-series SDR UHDTV setup, the UHD was awesome!


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:03 PM

i was disappointed that there wasnt a commentary for this :(


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 01:31 PM

No commentary, but a heck of a lot of deleted scenes.  The Vulture was probably one of the MCU's best villains so far... I love how he's actually kind of relatable, has real-world motivations that aren't entirely based in delusion, and not a complete asshole.

 

The UHD transfer was definitely fantastic for this... looking forward to more MCU movies released on UHD Blu-ray.  I can only imagine how much Thor: Ragnorak will benefit from the expanded color gamut of UHD.


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 08:28 PM

I love Spider-Man's dialogue with Doctor Strange at the end of this Infinity War trailer.

 

I assume its specific inclusion is a meta-joke on Holland and Cumberbatch similarly being British actors playing American characters.

 


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 08:31 PM

Vulture, Hela, Killmonger...Phase 3 really has had some of the best villains to date.



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Posted 29 April 2018 - 07:06 AM

So night before I saw Infinity War I finally watched Homecoming.

 

I liked it but you can clearly see what were Marvel ideas and what were Sony. They kinda rehash the first Raimi movie in the third act and clearly Sony weren't willing to waste their development of a Sinister Six movie.

 

I did like how they handled Peter. He felt close to the 60's Spidey and it's a shame Sony didn't have enough faith in Holland to not push RDJ in all the marketing. I feel this movie fleshed him out after his debut in Civil War. Though this made me disappointed that Infinity War they just repeat stuff from CW, like Peter lifting strategies from 'old' movies.

 

Vulture worked well. A crooked oportunist but not entirely morally bankrupt. The MCU villains really have gotten better and I love the huge VTOL wings. 

 

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