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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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#1 Johnny Here

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 07:37 PM

I was reading the Teen Titans run with Bunker, the Chameleon alien, and where Bart from the future returns, the one with Manchester Black and Josiah Power

And it was soooo boring. I couldn't figure out what was going on from page to page.

One moment there looking for Despero in a superman prison and then their fighting some weirdo named alpha centurion

Best thing about it was Bunker and Ravens characterization, especially since they moved Raven on from emotionless witch girl, but I was so confused by a lot of it and the writing was really stifled at times.

And it didn't seem to have cohesive threats except for Manchester Black

What I didn't know was that Uncanny Avengers was one of the best books out right now

Ew at Monet being together with Sabretooth in Uncanny. She's definitely consider that slumming and wouldn't start off flirting with him.


And ugh at Forge being portrayed as a dude who can't get over Storm in Extraordinary and being told off by Magik...that's criminal. Dude is a Vietnam vet slash shaman...he's tougher than that

#2 Jet

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 02:15 PM

Mike Costa's run on Transformers.


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Posted 25 September 2016 - 04:33 PM

Mark Bagley's Run on Justice Society of America.

 

I love his art generally, but this was so generic.

 

Which worked as the plot was also generic and dull.


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Posted 26 September 2016 - 07:55 AM

Peter Milligan did a great run on X-Force/Statix but since then everything he's written has been like a nap. X-Men, Red Lantern,
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Posted 26 September 2016 - 07:57 AM

Garfield.


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Posted 26 September 2016 - 08:44 AM

The Walking Dead.


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Posted 26 September 2016 - 06:03 PM

Matt Fraction's run on Thor from a couple of years ago is the first thing that springs to mind, after a strong start. JMS's Fantastic Four.



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Posted 26 September 2016 - 06:25 PM

Speaking of JMS... Superman: Grounded. At least what I could stomach.

 

 

A lot of recent-ish Deadpool stuff qualifies as boring in my book too. Games of Death, Suicide Kings, Fear Itself...


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 28 September 2016 - 05:09 PM

Bruce Jones on Hulk for me. I think he had a promising start, but between nothing happening for multiple issues at a stretch, and too many fragrant continuity breaches to keep track of, I was glad when he finally left the book.



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Posted 05 October 2016 - 04:10 AM

Flagrant.

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 09:41 PM

Matt Fraction's run on Thor from a couple of years ago is the first thing that springs to mind, after a strong start. JMS's Fantastic Four.

That's really weird because Fraction SHOULD be able to write memorable Thor. And JMS was born to do FF, so what happens? Forgettable arcs.

 

I'll say about half of Marvel's post-Secret Wars (2015) new offerings. With a few notable exceptions, the ancillary books were dullsville. Revamping a New Universe also-ran as a college comedy? Ehhhhhhh...

 

It's why we switched to Marvel Unlimited. We don't mind waiting a few months if we can pick and choose between "new" titles to weed out the dull.



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Posted 07 October 2016 - 03:20 AM

Peter Milligan did a great run on X-Force/Statix but since then everything he's written has been like a nap. X-Men, Red Lantern,

This. A million times this. I didn't expect an arc that got us Gambit and Polaris as Horsemen of Apocalypse and GODDAMN APOCALYPSE HIMSELF to be boring as shit.

 

I even expected something to come out of Doop reappearing but nope, it was a different being all along and NOTHING CAME OF IT.


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But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 08 October 2016 - 12:23 PM

Karen Traviss run on GI Joe. IDW Joe was never a haven for exotic things, but Traviss seemed to do her best grind out any personality the line had.

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 12:56 PM

Karen Traviss run on GI Joe. IDW Joe was never a haven for exotic things, but Traviss seemed to do her best grind out any personality the line had.

They let Karen Traviss write a comic? Oi.


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 05:30 PM

Is she bad?



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 07:26 PM

Is she bad?

 

She's the best thing that's touched Star Wars in the last 20 years


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 07:56 PM

 

Is she bad?

 

She's the best thing that's touched Star Wars in the last 20 years

 

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 05:08 AM

A lot of people enjoy her work, but the consensus seems to be that her Joe run is insufferably dull. Personally I haven't been able to bring myself to finish it.

To me she's really The Gears Of War Writer, and while I think her novels in that space work pretty well, her run on the Wildstorm book I found hard to wade through.

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 01:14 AM

Honestly, aside from a few bits and pieces, most of IDW's Joe content was forgettable.

 

 

 

Matt Fraction's run on Thor from a couple of years ago is the first thing that springs to mind, after a strong start. JMS's Fantastic Four.

 

Well, the "Evil mirror of Asgard" plotline where The World Eaters show up was already done by Jurgens in the 90s, but really the fight between Odin and Galactus was fun. Yeah Fraction's run wasn't great like his run on Iron Fist, but anybody would have had it rough when the book next door is Kieron Gillen's Journey Into Mystery.

 

The lot of Marvel's Angela has been pretty weak. I want to support female characters and female writers but Thor's sister doesn't have much personality.

 

But then Kieron Gillen's Young Avengers just didn't do much, and the cycle continues.


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 10:49 PM

Kieron Gillan's Young Avengers is the most overrated book I've read. Style>Substance is not something you should aim for. Such a shame after his JiM run.
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