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@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

In case anyone's wondering.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Also, she pronounces her own name "Zuh-see".

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I think I'd read a while back she was born in Berlin

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I thought Zazie Beetz was really fantastic in Deadpool 2. Really looking forward to seeing her in Joker.

@  Liege : (20 September 2019 - 12:05 PM)

Any sightings of Ratchet at U.S. Walgreens yet? A couple of stores around me have recently restocked their toy aisles but no Ratchets yet at those ones.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:54 AM)

You don't even hear a hint of an accent, and she only very rarely chooses some odd wording where she probably wasn't familiar with the more appropriate alternative due to its relative obscurity.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:41 AM)

Just watched what's possibly the most relaxed interview ever of a German Youtuber interviewing Zazie while walking around Berlin. Turns out she was born in Berlin and spent quite some time in Germany.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:39 AM)

Actors and actresses I had no idea speak fluent German, part 4.231: Zazie Beetz from Deadpool 2.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:14 PM)

It's too bad it's like this because some of what they're doing with tiny cars is pretty cool, but I'm not willing to sign up for that f-ing hassle.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:13 PM)

At this point I'm trying to decide how much of a markup I'm willing to pay some scalper scum or if I should just say to hell with it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 September 2019 - 02:11 PM)

That is pretty much the constant story with Hot Wheels. Anything you might actually want has most likely been picked clean and marked up.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:02 PM)

I've been watching some Youtube Hot Wheels videos out of boredom and discovered there exists a new car that just came out maybe a month ago that looks just like one I had when I was little, and I've been looking around hoping to get it. Slim picking everywhere, but online there are a slew of sellers asking for 3 and 4x the retail price, plus a hefty shipping markup.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 01:59 PM)

Oh, that explains the problem I've encountered with finding one little car

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2019 - 01:31 PM)

Oh boy. I work at Target, and literally every single morning, there are two or three guys outside who make a beeline straight to the Hot Wheels.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 September 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Hot Wheels

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 12:25 PM)

Which collecting community has the worst scalpers?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 September 2019 - 09:55 PM)

I've never read the source material and don't know much about it, but I enjoyed the first film quite a bit, and found the second alright

@  Sabrblade : (17 September 2019 - 09:49 PM)

The first movie was definitely not for me. I flat out hated it. Didn't even bother with the sequel.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2019 - 05:02 PM)

I liked the first movie a lot and enjoyed the original volume of the book, and the way they were developed in parallel was really interesting. It all got super extra unpleasant as soon as they went back though. I don't remember really whether the initial sequels are "good" or not, but either way both the second movie and the second run of the book quickly demonstrated that the property sure wasn't for me.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i have a real hard time offering praise of anything connected to an utter shitstain like Mark Millar.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2019 - 01:23 PM)

Kick Ass 2 was okay for what it was, a sequel to a film that was okay, just okay. It had a good performance from Nic Cage while the sequel had Jim Carrey who decided he didn't want to promote it after one of america's regularly scheduled massacres.

@  Benbot : (17 September 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Was Kick Ass 2 really that bad? I never got around to seeing it, but after watching the first movie again the other day, I'm thinking about it.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2019 - 01:54 PM)

Why do you feel a need to label yourself for doing something harmless?

@  Telly : (13 September 2019 - 11:10 AM)

thats more than i look at on reddit

@  Benbot : (13 September 2019 - 10:49 AM)

am I a basic bitch for only browsing the front page of Reddit?

@  Shrug : (12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM)

I managed to find about 2/3s of my goal Sega Genesis collection before the last price bump

@  Anonymous X : (12 September 2019 - 11:11 AM)

So relieved that I picked up most of my NTSC GameCube collection in 2010/11 before prices on the secondary market went bezerk...

@  unluckiness : (12 September 2019 - 12:54 AM)

I have fond memories of it since it was the last console Mario Kart that didn't have the ridiculous pre-race cart assembly

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 September 2019 - 10:26 PM)

Like many Gamecube games, underrated

@  unluckiness : (11 September 2019 - 09:24 AM)

Double Dash is great. Just watch out for blue shells

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 07:43 AM)

I used a double dash on my mobile. The chat didn’t like it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2019 - 04:17 AM)

The mobile version of the site chokes on certain characters, I think.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM)

what's with that punctuation anyway

@  Nevermore : (11 September 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Now where did that come from, Bass X0?

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 01:52 AM)

Politics and Religion — tools of foul play!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you owe, you're expected to actually pay it at the time you file, before they even process your return

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you file electronically, I find you usually get your refund within a couple weeks

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Well, lucky it took less than two months for me. For a little over 200 Euros.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Pretty much, yeah. Canada revenue will be all up your ass if you earn less than 200K and owe tax, but your refund is basically "duke nukem forever".

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Whereas if you overpaid and they have to refund you, they will take their sweet time to let you know.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Like, here in Germany, if the tax authority responds to your tax report quickly, you can rest assured they want more money.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Do tax authorities in other countries base their time to respond to filed tax reports on whether they owe or are owed as well?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 11:13 AM)

Check what the requirements are for your cad program, and try to beat them by about 20%, and understand that software requirements have been stable for a few years: not really keeping up with the advancements in hardware. Unless you're doing something SPECIFIC which requires ludicrous amounts of power, just give your self a cushion on hardware and don't bother going whole hog.

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 10:16 AM)

What I'm currently using is an i5 2018 Surface Laptop. My current desktop is all but dead. I think in the end affordability will win out over specs. I need to use CAD programs, but I'm a student, not a professional.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 10:06 AM)

Okay. Whats the specs on the I7 and what are you currently using?

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 09:23 AM)

fun and games

@  wonko the sane? : (09 September 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Depends entirely on what you use the computer for.

@  Steevy Maximus : (09 September 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Probably not

@  Benbot : (09 September 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Do I need an i7 on my new computer?

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:08 PM)

https://imgur.com/fkyjpza


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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

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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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