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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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#41 Copper Bezel

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 09:44 AM

It didn't seem like there was any immediate communication between the two during the showdown at the Byers house. People moving around in the upside-down lit up the lights on the "normal" side, but Jim and Joyce didn't see the bear trap, etc.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 07 September 2016 - 10:18 AM

Yeah, but man-made objects like houses exist on the other side. Maybe there's a lag time involved in things showing up?


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Posted 07 September 2016 - 10:27 AM

You could make an argument for Will being able to light up the Christmas lights by touching the letters on the wall if they showed up for him in the Upside-Down, but how did he make the ball of lights his mom was holding pulse? Was he just waving his hand through the space where he thought her voice was coming from, or what?


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Posted 07 September 2016 - 08:25 PM

There was a time (as recent as a decade ago even) when kids freely roamed the countryside, and back then in the eighties it was definitely the norm. My friends and I had a solid five-mile ring in which we wandered, biked and played - including a large, State Park - without any notification more than, "We're going to go play!" Cincinnati isn't a big city, but it's big enough, and these kids were in a much smaller town so it's even less unusual. We knew kids whose parents kept them on a tight (but what is now considered normal) leash and we usually felt sorry for them.

 
Yeah, the show wasn't only set in 1983 to capitalize on nostalgia and reference Spielberg movies (though it did do both of those things, often and well). 1983 was early enough that kids really could bike everywhere unsupervised, someone could be missing for hours without their family worrying, and you could be stranded without a way to make a phone call. But it was also late enough that kids would play Dungeons & Dragons, have walkie-talkies with decent range, and be aware of horror movies that were more advanced than 1950s/1960s drive-in schlock. 
 
I think they really justified the period setting. The show would've been very different if it were set in 2013, or even 1973.
 
I either heard or read an interview w/the Brothers and they specifically mentioned that they couldn't have told the same story in the modern day specifically for those reasons.
 
And on a mostly unrelated side-note, I've seen a couple articles that mention the D&D things as being possibly too early, but it's been around since the seventies.
Definitely not too early. There was a scene in E.T. where Elliot's older brother was playing D&D with his friends. That came out in 82

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 08:58 PM

I'd like to think high school kids can't so easily buy bullets these days. 



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 09:14 PM

I'd like to think high school kids can't so easily buy bullets these days.


I believe the GCA of 1968 began the 18 or older for rifle and shotgun ammo, 21 or older for handgun ammo. He could be a senior and be 18(doubtful) and still have purchased the 38 ammo, as there are also rifles chambered in it.
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Posted 22 July 2017 - 07:57 PM

My God. This is the best effing trailer ever. It is so awesome and got me so pumped for this.


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 11:39 PM

I love the feeling I get from watching this show.  Not only does it perfectly evoke the 80s in general, but the actual experience of being a kid growing up in that time.  It's not exactly ages ago, but it's now long enough and predates enough key developments of modern technology that it was a reasonably difference experience than I imagine children have today.  No instant gratification and access to information, the world felt a good deal larger and more mysterious.  Or maybe it's just me being an old man; who knows.

 

That giant creature in the other world almost has a Lovecraftian feel to it.

 

Such a shame the first season still hasn't had a release on physical media... I've heard it looks fantastic in 4K, even on a bitrate-starved Netflix stream.  On an actual UHD disc with Dolby Vision, it would be something.


Edited by TM2-Megatron, 22 July 2017 - 11:41 PM.


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Posted 23 July 2017 - 12:13 AM

I love that they dress as the Ghostbusters for Halloween, not just cause of 80's nostalgia; but just because its so fitting that these kids who've dealt with the paranormal of course want to be a bunch of guys that exterminate the paranormal. Its one of those wonderfully fitting things that make this series so great.  


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Posted 23 July 2017 - 04:10 AM

I can't believe how excited I am to watch this next season with my parents... o_O and how often can a 35 year old man say that? 



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 10:32 AM

I love the feeling I get from watching this show.  Not only does it perfectly evoke the 80s in general, but the actual experience of being a kid growing up in that time.  It's not exactly ages ago, but it's now long enough and predates enough key developments of modern technology that it was a reasonably difference experience than I imagine children have today.  No instant gratification and access to information, the world felt a good deal larger and more mysterious.  Or maybe it's just me being an old man; who knows.

 

That giant creature in the other world almost has a Lovecraftian feel to it.

 

Such a shame the first season still hasn't had a release on physical media... I've heard it looks fantastic in 4K, even on a bitrate-starved Netflix stream.  On an actual UHD disc with Dolby Vision, it would be something.

 

I don't think I can agree with this post anymore than I do. 

 

 

I can say that it does indeed look phenomenal on 4K streaming. 


My God. This is the best effing trailer ever. It is so awesome and got me so pumped for this.

 

I so can't wait for this! Netflix is going to be awesome over the next few months! 


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Posted 04 October 2017 - 02:17 PM


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Posted 04 October 2017 - 06:43 PM

Did they have a closed casket service for the little boy who wasn't really dead? It has bothered me since I watched the show, but I suppose a drowning victim could likely have a closed casket funeral so they could go back later and say, "Well the Mom never did think it was his body and obviously she was right" and just pretend that now they don't know who the John Doe was.

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 08:56 PM

There was a lot of uncertainty about whether Stranger Things would ever receive a physical media release, given it's one of those Netflix shows that's distributed and produced exclusively by Netflix.  However, now it seems that Season 1 will indeed be getting a release on Blu-Ray, shortly before Season 2 premieres.  It'll be released in the US as a Target exclusive on October 17th, in special packaging made to look like a VHS sleeve.

 

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Not sure about what's happening outside of the US... Target's history in Canada, so obviously we can't be getting it that way.  I may just have to pick this up on my next drive down to Buffalo, probably sometime around the end of the month.



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 09:15 PM

that is the most beautiful thing I've seen this week 



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 09:45 PM

That is amazing.

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 10:39 PM

Did they have a closed casket service for the little boy who wasn't really dead? It has bothered me since I watched the show, but I suppose a drowning victim could likely have a closed casket funeral so they could go back later and say, "Well the Mom never did think it was his body and obviously she was right" and just pretend that now they don't know who the John Doe was.


Didn’t the sheriff find the body full of stuffing? Don’t think they ever even had a funeral. The timeline of the show was only a couple days iirc.

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 11:01 PM

They definitely held a funeral, I remember that Dustin was giddy over the prospect of finding and telling Will about the girl crying during the service.



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:03 AM

I don't remember a funeral being shown, so I'm not sure. There was a memorial service at school that might be what Dustin was talking about. That's where Eleven caused the bully to wet his pants. But I assumed that there was a funeral off-screen and thought I remembered it referenced. Maybe no?

I don't think it could be public knowledge that the body found was a fake. That would be a big news story that would ask a lot of questions.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 11:44 AM

There was a funeral, in episode 5.



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