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@  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*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

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

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:33 PM)

It's got all the graphic violence and gratuitous nudity a late 80s OVA should have.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

Available for free with ads on Tubi TV.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

It's "Goku: Midnight Eye". Originally produced in the late 80s, it apparently wasn't dubbed until the late 90s given Steve Blum was the lead.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 06:38 PM)

The description makes it sound like some high grade, mid 80's shlock. Which, frankly, is my groove.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Was wondering how long it would take someone to ask.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 09:58 AM)

okay, it's been like two days so far: what anime is this, cause I'm dying to know.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 November 2019 - 09:23 PM)

You know you're in for a good time when an old anime starts with a crime lord uses roller skates in his cybernetic legs to skate down the side of the building, launches to a dock and into a getaway boat.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (26 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm Making The TF Roll Out Short "Gotta Go Fast!"

@  Benbot : (26 November 2019 - 12:52 PM)

That's what I was hoping for. But here I am, at work the following day.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

You say "die in bed" and I'm thinking "why is that a problem?".

@  fourteenwings : (26 November 2019 - 07:06 AM)

If you don't get out of bed ever your muscles will lock in super-uncomfortable ways and you may get blood clots

@  MEDdMI : (25 November 2019 - 08:53 PM)

You did nothing, and so rocks fall down and you die.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2019 - 08:35 PM)

But that's not you doing something, that's something being done to you.

@  MEDdMI : (25 November 2019 - 08:28 PM)

Unless a meteor crashes down on your bed while you're in it.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2019 - 07:08 PM)

I've been trying for the last few hours to find an argument to counter this... and I can't do it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2019 - 03:32 PM)

The most dangerous thing you can do is get out of bed in the morning. Everything else that happens is a consequence of that one terrible, terrible decision.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2019 - 03:28 PM)

Driving, by itself, is dangerous. Anything done to compromise the concentration of the pilot just makes things worse.

@  Benbot : (25 November 2019 - 12:46 PM)

Actually, I think you could make a reasonable argument for saying driving with glasses is dangerous. That is, more dangerous than driving with contacts or perfect vision. You have poor peripheral vision with glasses.


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#221 ultra magnus13

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:03 PM

Good lord. Yes, hopefully somebody smarter gets hold of that and shuts that nonsense down. 
 
The men making those complaints are ludicrous babies. There were dozens or hundreds of screenings they could attend - why do they need to object? They lost nothing. 
 
Can you classify women-only screenings as "discriminatory"? Sure, I guess you can, but why would you want to? What sort of man is so threatened by a cinema giving those women two hours of man-free movie? A sad, weird, pathetic kind of man with a startling lack of self awareness. This is a farce.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 10:12 PM

These men have not taken this action to impart a lesson on discrimination. And again, they have also not been prevented from seeing that movie at that cinema. Nothing has been withheld from them. They're just petty little dudes who aren't smart enough to unpack their male privilege.

Discrimination laws are good, but this is the tiniest, most ridiculous thing to hang them on. This situation is not what those laws are for. These screenings do not constitute "unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people on the grounds of race, age, or sex". If you think it's unjust or prejudicial that these men couldn't attend these particular screenings, which they only cared about because they were told that they were only for women... Well. I mean really. Let's worry about some of the many, many instances of serious systemic discrimination faced by women before we persecute this cinema for giving a handful of women a small, transient safe space to watch a comic book movie. There are a lot more women out there with a legitimate reason to welcome a man-free space than there are men with the same reasons to be uncomfortable when surrounded by women.

This probably isn't really the place for having an in-depth conversation because this is the comic books area, not P&R (and I don't want to have to warn myself :) ). But this whole silly situation would be funny if it wasn't so sad.

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 04:39 AM

And thats the worst part of this farce. Their entire point being:

"Wonder Woman movie, yeah!"
"We are also offering select women only screenings."
"Whut? Why can't i go to those. RAGE!"

They are idiots that really don't understand what discrimination means. The fact that their complaint has been upheld is despress9ng to say the least.

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#224 PiratedTVPro

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:08 AM

They are idiots that really don't understand what discrimination means.

 

That's part of the issue. These men understand exactly what the state of Texas calls "discrimination" and this is - on a technical level - one of those instances.

 

That said, Alamo has offered a truce, telling the men that they'll apologize on the official Alamo Facebook and give each of the named plaintiffs a DVD copy of "Wonder Woman". Again, technically this is all Alamo has to do in order to legally rectify the situation.


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:21 AM

This is one of those cases where the Judge needed to step in.  Yes, this is discrimination.  I find for the plantiff in the amount of $1.  

Have a nice day, jackasses.  

 

That's what I would have liked to have seen.  


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#226 PiratedTVPro

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:37 AM

This is one of those cases where the Judge needed to step in.  Yes, this is discrimination.  I find for the plantiff in the amount of $1.  

Have a nice day, jackasses.  

 

That's what I would have liked to have seen.  

 

According to Texas law what they did was illegal, but only in the advertising of it. Also according to Texas law, they only restitution Alamo have to pay is to make sure the plaintiffs can see the movie, thus them offering them a Wonder Woman DVD (not bluray) each.


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Yep.

#227 Fortress Ironhold

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 02:27 PM

Basically, if a private group had rented out the theater for the night, it would have been legal. 

 

But since the theater itself is officially open to the public, we're now having the issues we're having. 

 

If nothing else, if this does go to court, we'll have official rulings later judges can use as precedent in future cases. 



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 07:01 PM

According to Texas law what they did was illegal, but only in the advertising of it. Also according to Texas law, they only restitution Alamo have to pay is to make sure the plaintiffs can see the movie, thus them offering them a Wonder Woman DVD (not bluray) each.

 

They could already see the movie! In all likelihood they probably had the ability to see the movie at that same cinema BEFORE the women-only screenings. Is this a sitcom?

 

Good to know that the "restitution" is not a great drama though.


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