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@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  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.


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#481 Doin It To Ham

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 07:04 PM

But sure. Criticise how media handles things and none of that counts apparently. Fictional characters steered by multinational companies out to sell lots of merch mean more than real people...

That is a staggering level of hyperbole. I know you're just making a snarky point, but FFS.

Do you honestly believe that anyone here is ignorant of the fact that movies are made to make money? That merchandising is a vital part of franchises of this type?

Most of us are transformers fans, and the ones who don't understand these basic facts should probably have their cards revoked. They're are also few and far between around these parts.

Ugh. Just hugging UGH.
What I believe is that there's a valid reason that outside its own walls this forum has a reputation for being sanctimonious and oversensitive.
Oh, you are ABSOLUTELY right. Allspark is well-known as the oversensitive jump-down-your-throat forum. It's a limited number of people here, and it's not necessarily the intended atmosphere, but a LOT of people stay away because of that reputation. I have heard it in numerous facebook groups (yes, I know), from a number of friends, and from multiple people met at toy shows and toy stores. The subject of "where do you hang out or get your info online?" usually comes up and I always have to respond with a defense that isn't exactly ironclad.

I like it here or I wouldn't come, but yeah, that rep is real among a lot of folks.

And again, for the record, I am just verifying that the reputation exists. I am not giving my opinion on the reasons for the reputation nor am I supporting the people who stay away because of it.

(And the fact that I have to type that last paragraph so certain people don't start debating me kinda backs everything before it...)

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#482 Telly

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 08:15 PM

 



Got my Target 4K today.

 

Wish I could say the same, but I'm going to wait until either this weekend or next, when I'm down in Buffalo, to pick it up.

 

Because I have no desire to own this thing, curiously titled "Captain Captaine Marvel Marvel"

 

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Also the Toy Story 4Ks, as they're also bilingual abominations.

 

 

this is as good a place as any to ask; do 4k players play regular and blu rays? ive been thinking of upgrading but i dont want to rebuy my blu ray collection...


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 08:19 PM

 

 

 

this is as good a place as any to ask; do 4k players play regular and blu rays? ive been thinking of upgrading but i dont want to rebuy my blu ray collection...

 

 

They do, yeah. If you're looking for a good player, I'd recommend the Panasonic UB820.



#484 Echowarrior

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 09:59 PM

Watched this a couple times since getting my Blu-Ray, and saw the deleted scene folks are talking about. I prefer the version we got in the film.


Edited by Echowarrior, 12 June 2019 - 10:00 PM.

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 10:17 AM

That seems a bit of an overreach. Throughout the years I feel like we've had a very moderate progressive group here. There are certainly those who can't see out of their bubble and refuse to acknowledge any deviation from their narrative, but those exist everywhere and are few and far between here. 

 

My experience is that for the most part, almost everyone here has been very intelligent both intellectually and emotionally. Enough to have reasoned discussions and listen to different points of view that might not align 100% with their own. They are also reasonable enough to assume that not everyone is going to have the exact same opinions about everything even if they want the same things. 

 

If it seems like an echo chamber in here, that's mostly due to the fact that as a community supports LGBTQ people, and is in fact comprised of people from all walks of life, most of the bad actors have been purged years ago. Opinions are welcome, hate speech is not and never has been. 

 

I mean it also sorta feels like an echo chamber because at times it is. I still remember the P&R school shooting thread in which I think it was 3 days after a user got told that it was laughable that P&R was an echo chamber, one of the mods basically went and said the equivalent of "I'm a mod and I don't want to see anymore pro-gun replies in it. You can take that to <insert gun thread in general discussion> "


Edited by Monique, 21 June 2019 - 10:18 AM.


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Posted 21 June 2019 - 11:59 AM

indeed. and it wouldn't be so bad if there was intelligent open debate when a slightly different perspective popped up... but that isn't normally the case... lol Somebody who can't handle being disagreed with runs to a mod and cries and then somebody gets told to shut up and conform under threat of ban.. oooh and then there's the shunning. 

 

flame-bating use to be a crime, now its an act of aggression akin to when your little sister would poke you in the back seat just to get you in trouble for poking her back.

 

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 01:53 PM

So here's a thing for us. In this movie Fury tells Carol he can't eat toast if it's cut diagonally. Does this also apply to sandwiches, because he clearly cuts his diagonally at Hawkeye's place in Age of Ultron?!


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Posted 04 July 2019 - 04:04 PM

Well, Far From Home...

 

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#489 Paladin

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 04:14 PM

I was wondering something for a while. 

 

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#490 Echowarrior

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 09:53 PM

I have two theories.

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#491 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 11:07 PM

Imagine them kissing (or about to kiss) before the reveal. Hahahaha

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#492 Destron D-69

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 01:41 AM

retcons be like that, at some point you have to just shrug and say "okay" 



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Posted 05 July 2019 - 07:39 AM

I have two theories.

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 03:04 PM

I tried watching this movie purely out of curiosity, and because I'd just got Disney Plus (and had already watched The Mandalorian). Oh my...
I was not expecting the movie to be good—the last 2 Avengers movies were pretty poor outings, as were Guardians of the Galaxy—but I wasn’t truly prepared for the level of awful suckage shown. I had figured on some level of hyperbole and fan-ranting. No. It really is just that bad.
 


Captain Marvel was introduced in an episode of a cartoon called "Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes." We'll call that "The Correct way to Introduce a Character." They started with familiar characters, introduced new characters like Danvers and Kree scientist Marvael, and told an interesting and engaging story about the conflict of people and dynamics, and had these characters coping with situations bigger than they understood. And in the end, Danvers accidentally acquired Kree powers.
Now let's take this movie. We'll call it "The Amazingly Most Wrong Way to Introduce a Character." They throw previously unfamiliar characters at us, with no real introduction, throw us into a battle they haven't bothered to really explain the origin of, history behind, or consequences for, and have cgi fight scene after cgi fight scene with characters we have no reason to be interested or invested in. The utterly flat, deadpan, one-note acting of all concerned did nothing to help. The result was a movie completely and utterly boring beyond redemption. I shut it off after 15 minutes that seemed more line 150 minutes.
One other problem I had is that the effects and music were set to WAY LOUD, and the dialog set to mumble. Who does this, and why oh why oh why? Are they trying to sabotage themselves?[/size][/color]


 
So sad, considering that, handled properly, it could have been a good movie.

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 01:29 PM

You can't write a critical review of a movie you just saw the first 15 minutes of.  My wife didn't like this movie either.  It's not for everyone.  But you have to actually watch it if you want to evaluate it.



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Posted 19 November 2019 - 03:11 PM

Sure I can.

I absolutely can.

The first 10 minutes of any Movie or TV show tell you what to expect from the rest.

If you don't enjoy the first 10 minutes, you aren't likely to enjoy the rest.


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#497 Ironbite

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 03:35 PM

Well that's for you.  You'll have to forgive the rest of us when we ignore your opinion.


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Posted 19 November 2019 - 08:47 PM

Well that's for you.  You'll have to forgive the rest of us when we ignore your opinion.

 

I'm gonna say, no he won't. ;)



#499 Sukoshiko

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 09:07 PM

Oh, you can ignore me all you want.

Doesn't mean I'm wrong though.

 

I would ask that you answer 2 questions, however.

If you don't like the first 10 minutes of something, why do you keep watching?

And, if the first 10 minutes of something have been so awful that you are thinking "I'd rather watch a blank screen than this," and yet for some reason you do keep watching, how many times has it actually turned around and become something you enjoyed--really enjoyed to the point that you forgive the utterly horrid first 10 minutes? (As follow ups, would this hypothetical show be better off without those first 10 minutes? If so, why are they even there? If not, and they are crucial to the overall show, was there a way to make them less horrid?)



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Posted 20 November 2019 - 01:28 PM


I only have to glance at his posts to tell if a movie is good or bad generally.

-ZacWilliam, if he disliked it, the film is generally intelligent and wonderful. ;)
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