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@  Vexwing : (22 February 2020 - 03:26 AM)

I watched L.I.L.Y.Cat on there a while back, it was surprisingly good.

@  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?

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

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.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:44 PM)

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.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:31 PM)

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

@  Echowarrior : (20 February 2020 - 06:39 PM)

Let me go-o-o-o!

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

Galileo Galileo!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Very very fright-ning me!

@  Sabrblade : (20 February 2020 - 04:02 PM)

*thunder and lightning*

@  ▲ndrusi : (20 February 2020 - 03:46 PM)

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?

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

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.


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#1 TM2-Megatron

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 12:43 AM

Just got back from seeing the late show (so as to avoid the screaming hordes of horrible children), and I'm happy to be able to say that I found it quite good; a hell of a lot better than any of the trailers I saw led me to believe.

 

I should preface my comments by mentioning that despite the hype I remember for it back in the day, Finding Nemo was never really my favourite Pixar film.  At the time it came out, I placed it above A Bug's Life, but below Pixar's other efforts.  As the releases rolled on, up until Toy Story 3, all but Cars impressed me more than Nemo.  Then we entered the post-TS3 era, and the chinks in Pixar's previously nigh-impervious armor started to show.  Before, it seemed like they could do little wrong (not unlike Marvel Studios today), and even their "worst" efforts were still light-years ahead of the competition.  But after TS3, we got a sequel and a prequel that didn't really live up to the originals (also, not The Incredibles sequel that so many wanted), a movie that felt more like a Disney Princess film than something from Pixar, and the truly bizarre Good Dinosaur, which really didn't resonate with me at all, personally.  Inside Out seemed the closest to capturing that traditional Pixar spirit, and it surely had a unique way of tackling emotional issues and depression in a children's film, but for whatever reason I never really fell in love with its characters in the way I have most of Pixar's earlier films.  Inside Out also lacked (for me, anwyay) that moment that most Pixar films seem to have where you really have to work to hold back a few manly tears, which I think is a moment most people secretly enjoy.  WALL-E remains my favourite Pixar film to this day, and probably for the foreseeable future.

 

Finding Dory definitely feels like a true return to the original Pixar spirit.  It's not Toy Story sequel good (but let's face it, how many sequels improve on the original?), but it still is very good, and fans of the original, or just fans of good animated films with touching stories won't be disappointed.  Despite the 13 year gap in production between the two, it effortlessly recaptures the tone and world of the original without feeling stale.  I never even really liked Dory all that much while watching original film (relative to the comedic foils in Pixar's previous films, anyway), but Finding Dory really lives up to its title, and we get to learn more about who Dory is (at the same time she does).  One word of caution, though - this movie obviously contains flashbacks of Dory's childhood, and young Dory is almost painfully sweet and adorable... I actually felt mild physical pain at some points from the feelings her relationship with her parents dredged up in my cold, dead heart.  I don't recall seeing any images of young Dory in the trailers, so maybe it's something Pixar wanted to save for the film.

 

All in all, I'd definitely recommend this one.  If this resonates with audiences as much as I recall the original Finding Nemo did, I honestly wouldn't be surprised if Disney has its third (or fourth, since The Jungle Book is now over $910 million and has yet to open to open in Japan) billion-dollar movie this year.  Jeez... time to buy more Disney stock.


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Posted 18 June 2016 - 03:33 AM

The newspaper I'm with periodically gets movie passes from the local theater as part of their payment for running the showtimes and other advertisements. I'm given a number of these each month so that I can go see the film of the week for my review, meaning that no money has to change hands either way. And I usually manage to pick the screening with the least number of people (there have been a few screenings where I was the only one in there), so it's not like I'm taking a seat away from anyone. 

 

Well, that all came to an end starting with this movie. 

 

Disney's been forcing theaters to sign contracts stating that no movie passes or the like are to be accepted for the first two weeks of a film's release. I found that out the hard way when I went to make the morning screening, meaning that I'm now out an hour's pay until I can get the finance guy to reimburse me for the cost of my ticket. 

 

The rest of the actual experience was downhill from there. 



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Posted 18 June 2016 - 11:24 AM

Took the kids to a double feature at the drive in with this and Jungle Book last night. Dory was first and it was cute. There were some genuine laugh out loud moments and somehow I missed every trailer for this so I was genuinely surprised throughout.
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Posted 18 June 2016 - 02:48 PM

Disney's been forcing theaters to sign contracts stating that no movie passes or the like are to be accepted for the first two weeks of a film's release. I found that out the hard way when I went to make the morning screening, meaning that I'm now out an hour's pay until I can get the finance guy to reimburse me for the cost of my ticket. 

 

That's been an industry standard for almost 15 years now.


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Posted 18 June 2016 - 07:07 PM



 



Disney's been forcing theaters to sign contracts stating that no movie passes or the like are to be accepted for the first two weeks of a film's release. I found that out the hard way when I went to make the morning screening, meaning that I'm now out an hour's pay until I can get the finance guy to reimburse me for the cost of my ticket. 

 

That's been an industry standard for almost 15 years now.

 

We're a small publication, and the theater is a small chain. It makes sense for us to continue the arrangement we have, and so Disney pushing for this just threw a royal spanner in the works. 

 

As a result, this is going to have to be the last Disney film I review for a while; otherwise, we'd be getting nickle'd and dime'd each week. 

 

 

 

And as for the film itself goes,

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 10:41 PM

...what? Hank didn't lose his arm at the marine institute (I'm not going to spoiler-protect that, because it's not a dang spoiler). He was there BECAUSE he had lost an arm. In the ocean. Beforehand.

 

 

Though regardless, I can't think of too many prestigious national institutes that get "raided by the authorities" if an animal in their care is accidentally injured. What would they even be doing in the raid? Securing tank lids?


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Posted 18 June 2016 - 11:48 PM

Besides, if the authorities were going to commit the resources and whatnot to showing up, I think they'd be a lot more interested in the number of head injuries that Destiny likely suffered in her time there than an Octopus with a missing tentacle.


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Posted 20 June 2016 - 08:07 AM

136 million dollar opening weekend! Wow!


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Posted 20 June 2016 - 05:49 PM

Welp theres another sensitive reef fish about to get harvested into endangerment
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Posted 26 June 2016 - 04:17 PM

Gods, little Dory is super precious cute.

Not as good as Finding Nemo. The adventure was actually smaller this time.

What the hell is up with the little petting aquarium thing? Aren't people not suppose to handle starfish like that? Why is the rescue place letting that happen?

Probably shouldn't think in human terms but how old is Dory suppose to be? 30's? Her parents would be in their 50s to 60s? I actually thought the Finding Nemo ending pertained to Dory being Marlin sort of wife replacement of sorts. Weird with in laws around, haha.

I LOVE Hank! Such mouth less awesome!

Edit - the echolocation was overpowered, haha.

The otters helping all of a sudden was eeeeh.

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 05:54 AM

What bothers me with this film is the biological innacurracy. I felt the first film writers had done research on where sea creatures live, gow they move, what their havits are, but in this one, they just wrote a story, biology be damned. Because Hank would have been able to go through the pipes to help Dory.
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Posted 29 June 2016 - 06:45 AM

I loved the first movie, but could not find anyone to accompany me to this one, most of my friends considering this too much of a kid's movie - and I don't like sitting alone in the cinemas. So I'll wait until it's up in a good format on Kisscartoons.



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Posted 29 June 2016 - 09:23 AM

What bothers me with this film is the biological innacurracy. I felt the first film writers had done research on where sea creatures live, gow they move, what their havits are, but in this one, they just wrote a story, biology be damned. Because Hank would have been able to go through the pipes to help Dory.


Which part? As far as I can recall, Hank was only around when Dory got washed into the pipes when the humans were gunning after him. The first time Dory went in the pipes, Hank wasn't around and the first time Dory was shown the pipes, she was with Destiny.

I love how Hank slides and tentacles his way around but can octopuses do that? Survive out of water for that long? I got no idea. I know about he color changing stuff, though I'm sure they turned up Hank's ability up to impossibly awesome levels.

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 10:20 PM

Hank is maybe a little more 'solid' than an octopus would be, but his abilities aren't greatly exaggerated.

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 09:45 PM

I'm probably in the minority saying this was better than Nemo. I felt more for Dory in this one than all of Nemos runtime and I can say this as after I got done with seeing Dory I sat with my Niece while she watched Nemo an hour later. I don't know why other than I think I just liked that we had less Marlin on screen complaining. Hank was seven arms of sarcastic fun and I think the rest of the extended cast was better than the fish tank crew in the first one.

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 10:46 PM

^ I have to agree on that one; I found Dory more endearing here than Nemo in the first movie... the flashbacks to Dory's childhood were definitely a factor in that.

 

I felt things did get a bit too crazy around the finale... particularly the truck chase stuff... but even that was pretty amusing, if not exactly matching the tone of the rest of the film.



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Posted 05 July 2016 - 11:29 AM

For a film that has different is ok as a theme, weird that it plays a *scrubbed* walrus and a bird as a joke

Edit: special needs then.

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