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@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2019 - 10:42 PM)

Wait. Slivers were bishies???

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2019 - 10:40 PM)

Not necessarily. It's possible they're stuck in "yaoi anatomy"

@  Ashley : (22 May 2019 - 10:35 PM)

I think Slivers in MTG have crossed the bishonen line and looped back around to monstrous

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 09:48 PM)

Maxi, provigo, loblaws.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2019 - 09:42 PM)

Which store brand is it?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

I need to buy more "no name" foods. This pizza is freaking awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I have heard that, it's rather disappointing. Ah, maybe they'll just leech each others stores of "awful racist vote" and not go anywhere.

@  Trpodeca : (17 May 2019 - 11:09 PM)

I voted. Boy there are a worrying amount of parties which sound like fascists.

@  Pennpenn : (17 May 2019 - 06:55 PM)

For those in Australia, it is a federal election today. Go Vote! It's Mandatory!

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2019 - 04:19 PM)

Humor? I 'ardly know 'or!


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Posted 30 September 2015 - 02:24 AM

Disney seems determined to make movie adaptations of all their famous animated movies, it seems. Next up is Jungle Book, directed by John Favreau (Iron Man 1).

 

 

Mowgli is an unknown newcomer, but the movie some good voice talent - Bill Murray as Baloo, Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Idris Elba as Shere Khan and Christopher Walken as King Loui!

Though... was the best choice for the voice of Kaa... a rather bored-sounding Scarlett Johannson? It's like she doesn't even try altering her voice. I don't mind that she is female now, but the voice just doesn't seem to match her appearance. Of course, I'll still forgive that if they stay true to the book and NOT make her a villain like in the animated movie, though we know Hollywood loves its "reptiles are abhorrent" trope.

 



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Posted 30 September 2015 - 12:44 PM

Christopher Walken as King Louie sent this from "I'll see it eventually" to "OPENING WEEKEND!!!"  If he sings, it'll be "Midnight premier!!!!"



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Posted 30 September 2015 - 01:33 PM

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 02:19 PM

Considering that King Louie's song in the original is considered offensive these days, I am not expecting to see it sung in the new movie.



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Posted 30 September 2015 - 02:27 PM

That Kaa voice just is not right. Though I'll consider it an improvement if they don't give her moving eyelids for no reason this time.

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 06:42 AM

It's quite a bit more... hypnotic than the original.  :love



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Posted 01 October 2015 - 07:30 AM

Considering that King Louie's song in the original is considered offensive these days, I am not expecting to see it sung in the new movie.


What is offensive about it?

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 08:51 AM

 

Considering that King Louie's song in the original is considered offensive these days, I am not expecting to see it sung in the new movie.


What is offensive about it?

 

 

EVERYTHING is offensive nowadays, becuase the past 20 years has ensured everyone has the thinnest skin possible.


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Posted 01 October 2015 - 09:00 AM

 

Considering that King Louie's song in the original is considered offensive these days, I am not expecting to see it sung in the new movie.


What is offensive about it?

 

Many people consider it a racist stereotype. 

 

Here's a quote about it:

 

"Many cultural scholars (including Anthony Edward Schiappa, Susan Miller, and Greg Rode) have singled out the King Louie character as a particularly offensive racial stereotype for appearing to be "African American", especially given the political and civil rights climates in America during the time this film was released."

 

The biggest issue I have heard brought up that it is about how a black stereotype wants to be a white man.



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Posted 01 October 2015 - 11:18 AM

And how he's currently a, er, monkey.



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Posted 01 October 2015 - 03:31 PM

I'm a bit leery of the fact that except for Mowgli they've stuffed the cast with big names.

I've seen too many films get pulled down by the weight of too many stars.

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 09:11 PM

 

 

Considering that King Louie's song in the original is considered offensive these days, I am not expecting to see it sung in the new movie.


What is offensive about it?

 

Many people consider it a racist stereotype. 

 

Here's a quote about it:

 

"Many cultural scholars (including Anthony Edward Schiappa, Susan Miller, and Greg Rode) have singled out the King Louie character as a particularly offensive racial stereotype for appearing to be "African American", especially given the political and civil rights climates in America during the time this film was released."

 

The biggest issue I have heard brought up that it is about how a black stereotype wants to be a white man.

 

 

Those scholars do understand that he's modeled on his voice actor, Louis Prima, who is noticeably not African American?  Which wasn't lost on the movie audience of the era?

 

And that everyone in the movie is Indian?


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 07:43 AM

Regardless, in this movie King Louis will be modeled to look like a real ape and will be voiced by Christopher Walken. I don't think any of that business applies.



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Posted 07 February 2016 - 10:24 PM

The Jungle Book Superbowl trailer


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Posted 07 February 2016 - 10:45 PM

I'm looking forward to it!  :thumbsup


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Posted 07 February 2016 - 11:55 PM

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 07:30 AM

Digging this. It WAS a little odd to hear "Bare Necessities" as an uplifting inspirign score rather than a jaunty tune.



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Posted 21 February 2016 - 06:32 PM

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 08:32 PM

Did anybody else see this yet?

 

I just got back. I'd read the reviews and heard it was going to be good, but I didn't think it would be THAT good. Easily the best movie thus far this year, slightly edging out Zootopia for having musical numbers. The actual action movies I typically watch are going to have to work hard to top the family flicks this year.

 

Plus Scarlet Johannson singing 'Trust in Me' over the credits was amazing.


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Posted 02 May 2016 - 08:38 PM

Girlfriend thought I lost my mind with how hard I was laughing when King Louie started singing.

 

It was great.