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@  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.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...


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Posted 04 November 2016 - 08:52 PM

(I'm also really glad that they made the "Batman doesn't even know who Joker is" joke.)

Seems more like they had Bats unknowingly equate 'arch-enemy' to 'girlfriend'. :D



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Posted 04 November 2016 - 09:37 PM

So, basically an origin story for a really dweebish Robin and a not-Batgirl Barbara Gordon.


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Posted 05 November 2016 - 04:49 AM

It's neat that this film is willing to casually do stuff like "well, we've got Rosario Dawson voicing her so Batgirl is black, sure."

(Plus the amazing "Two-Face from the parallel universe where Billy Dee Williams didn't get replaced" thing they're doing.)

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 09:42 PM

Is it wrong to be disappointed that there's steam and water that's not made out of bricks in this movie?


In light of the new trailer, I gotta admit the steam and fog gives this movie a good, different feel from TLM.

The water is alright too, I guess brick water might not work in the scenes they need water in.

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 10:44 PM

It's bizarre how I'd much rather DC just stuck to making LEGO superhero movies instead of continuing to plod along with their live-action efforts.  Hopefully there are a few more digs at Batman V Superman in this one.


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Posted 07 November 2016 - 12:09 AM

when alfred was saying bats greatest fear was being part of a family, i started thinking how a lego batman dating movie would be lol


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Posted 11 November 2016 - 02:46 AM

It's neat that this film is willing to casually do stuff like "well, we've got Rosario Dawson voicing her so Batgirl is black, sure."

(Plus the amazing "Two-Face from the parallel universe where Billy Dee Williams didn't get replaced" thing they're doing.)

Black-Latina, from the looks of it (like Rosario herself). Some spoilery LEGO sets show a brown-skinned Gordon, too, as well as Babs in costume. Dunno if they accurately reflect what's going into the movie, but they're a thing that exists.

 

Also worth noting is that this is indeed a sequel to The LEGO Movie, or at least a side-quel. Batman retains his status as a Master Builder.



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Posted 11 November 2016 - 08:30 AM

 

It's neat that this film is willing to casually do stuff like "well, we've got Rosario Dawson voicing her so Batgirl is black, sure."

(Plus the amazing "Two-Face from the parallel universe where Billy Dee Williams didn't get replaced" thing they're doing.)

Black-Latina, from the looks of it (like Rosario herself). Some spoilery LEGO sets show a brown-skinned Gordon, too, as well as Babs in costume. Dunno if they accurately reflect what's going into the movie, but they're a thing that exists.

 

Also worth noting is that this is indeed a sequel to The LEGO Movie, or at least a side-quel. Batman retains his status as a Master Builder.

 

 

How can you even tell with Lego people faces?


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Posted 15 November 2016 - 10:55 PM

 

 

It's neat that this film is willing to casually do stuff like "well, we've got Rosario Dawson voicing her so Batgirl is black, sure."

(Plus the amazing "Two-Face from the parallel universe where Billy Dee Williams didn't get replaced" thing they're doing.)

Black-Latina, from the looks of it (like Rosario herself). Some spoilery LEGO sets show a brown-skinned Gordon, too, as well as Babs in costume. Dunno if they accurately reflect what's going into the movie, but they're a thing that exists.

 

Also worth noting is that this is indeed a sequel to The LEGO Movie, or at least a side-quel. Batman retains his status as a Master Builder.

 

 

How can you even tell with Lego people faces?

 

Only LEGO proprietary characters are yellow. Licensed characters run the gamut of skin tones. A yellow Lando Calrissian would look weird.



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Posted 16 November 2016 - 08:47 AM

 

 

 

It's neat that this film is willing to casually do stuff like "well, we've got Rosario Dawson voicing her so Batgirl is black, sure."

(Plus the amazing "Two-Face from the parallel universe where Billy Dee Williams didn't get replaced" thing they're doing.)

Black-Latina, from the looks of it (like Rosario herself). Some spoilery LEGO sets show a brown-skinned Gordon, too, as well as Babs in costume. Dunno if they accurately reflect what's going into the movie, but they're a thing that exists.

 

Also worth noting is that this is indeed a sequel to The LEGO Movie, or at least a side-quel. Batman retains his status as a Master Builder.

 

 

How can you even tell with Lego people faces?

 

Only LEGO proprietary characters are yellow. Licensed characters run the gamut of skin tones. A yellow Lando Calrissian would look weird.

 

 

Which is all well and good, but what distinguishes just plain Black from Black-Latina so that you can tell?  They all have the same facial features.  A medium-brown Lego could be any number of ethnicities.  What says specifically Black-Latina here?

 

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 10:50 AM

Aside from the tan color, it can only be assumed since Rosario Dawson is doing the voice. (Herself being Irish - Afro Latina)


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Posted 17 November 2016 - 05:41 AM

 

 

 

 

It's neat that this film is willing to casually do stuff like "well, we've got Rosario Dawson voicing her so Batgirl is black, sure."

(Plus the amazing "Two-Face from the parallel universe where Billy Dee Williams didn't get replaced" thing they're doing.)

Black-Latina, from the looks of it (like Rosario herself). Some spoilery LEGO sets show a brown-skinned Gordon, too, as well as Babs in costume. Dunno if they accurately reflect what's going into the movie, but they're a thing that exists.

 

Also worth noting is that this is indeed a sequel to The LEGO Movie, or at least a side-quel. Batman retains his status as a Master Builder.

 

 

How can you even tell with Lego people faces?

 

Only LEGO proprietary characters are yellow. Licensed characters run the gamut of skin tones. A yellow Lando Calrissian would look weird.

 

 

Which is all well and good, but what distinguishes just plain Black from Black-Latina so that you can tell?  They all have the same facial features.  A medium-brown Lego could be any number of ethnicities.  What says specifically Black-Latina here?

 

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Black Lego characters tend to use a darker shade of brown than the tan colour used as a "middle" shade. Compare:

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Batgirl has the lighter tone.


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Posted 17 November 2016 - 07:55 AM

Is that Kanan?  Never realized he was darker.


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Posted 17 November 2016 - 08:55 AM

So if Rosario's Babs is the same shade as Kanan, what exactly makes hers read as Black-Latina other than her voice actress?  Because no one is looking at Kanan and thinking Black-Latino.


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Posted 17 November 2016 - 10:03 AM

Is that Kanan?  Never realized he was darker.

 

Yeah. Which makes it weird that Ezra, who's darker than Kanan in the show, uses the "white" skintone.

 

So if Rosario's Babs is the same shade as Kanan, what exactly makes hers read as Black-Latina other than her voice actress?  Because no one is looking at Kanan and thinking Black-Latino.

 

Because she's not using the "white" skintone that Batgirl traditionally has and the most likely explanation is that it's to match her voice actress?

 

(Oh, and am I the only one who was baffled that people think Kanan's white? His facial features and skintone suggest that he's middle-Eastern or Asian, to me.)


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Posted 17 November 2016 - 10:24 AM

I didn't think white, but wasn't thinking any portion of him was black.

 

I was thinking some kind of Hispanic.  Which when you think of this version of Batgirl it makes sense why he's that color.

 

The whole Batgirl thing makes perfect sense to me though.  I like it.


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Posted 22 November 2016 - 11:11 AM

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Mime, Zodiac Master, Catman, March Harriet, Calculator, Commissioner Gordon, Clan of the Cave Batman, Barbara Gordon, Eraser, Glam Metal Batman
Orca, Fairy Batman, Nurse Harley Quinn, Red Hood, Arkham Asylum Joker, Lobster-Lovin’ Batman, Dick Grayson, Pink Power Batgirl, Vacation Batman, King Tut

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 11:30 AM

Damn they are gonna sell me a lot of blind bags.

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Edit:
Don't know, Don't know, Carman, Don't know, Calculator, Cm. Gordon, Cave Batman, Barbra Gordon, A Dick Tracy villain?, KISS Batman (!), is that King Shark?, Fairy Princess Batman, Hot Nurse Harley, Red Hood, Prisoner Joker, Hugh Heffner Batman, Robin (do we know for sure which one?) with shark repelant, Batgirl, Pool Batman, King Tut.

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 12:00 PM

Left to right:

Mime, Zodiac Master, Catman, March Harriet, Calculator, Commissioner Gordon, Clan of the Cave Batman, Barbara Gordon, Eraser, Glam Metal Batman
Orca, Fairy Batman, Nurse Harley Quinn, Red Hood, Arkham Asylum Joker, Lobster-Lovin’ Batman, Dick Grayson, Pink Power Batgirl, Vacation Batman, King Tut



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