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@  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...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.


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#1 Caldwin

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 09:17 PM

A couple days ago I started playing Final Fantasy XV. I only played to the first convenient save point since I want to finish other games before really digging into a new one.

But that's beside the point. During the opening title screen where they're pushing a car, there's this totally fabulous cover of Stand By Me. It got me obsessing over this new cover version and the original version. I've listened to both the past couple days and of course that led me to watching the movie tonight.

So now I have this idea in my head of "what versions of songs do people prefer, the original or the cover?"

I don't know how many videos can be imbedded in a single post...so I'm just going to post vids of this song to start off. As the discussion takes off (if the discussion takes off) feel free to bring up other songs.

A few ideas include: American Woman (Guess Who vs. Lenny Kravitz), I Love Rock and Roll (The Arrows vs. Joan Jett).

What ever you want to come up with. But first I have to start it off with this. Which is better?

The original (Ben E. King)


The Cover (Florence + The Machine)


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 09:39 PM

Joan Jett is the right answer 



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Posted 03 January 2017 - 10:45 PM

I like Whiskey in the Jar by Metallica better than the version by Thin Lizzy. Or pretty much any other version of the song I'm familiar with.
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Posted 03 January 2017 - 11:58 PM

Everyone knows Soft Cell's Tainted Love cover (or the Marilyn Manson version) and it's rightfully good, but I've always liked the original 1964 Gloria Jones version much better.

 

Then again, Imelda May does a pretty kick ass version.


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 12:14 AM

This cover:

 


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 12:15 AM

All Along the Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix is such a good cover that nobody remembers the original.


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 12:17 AM

I may regret saying this but I do not like this version at all.

Vastly prefer this one.



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Posted 04 January 2017 - 12:24 AM

Favorite to me :The live version of Chuck Berrry's "No particular way to go" Sang by Lonesome George and the Delaware Destroyers was better to me.

The Cardigans cover of Iron man is phenomenal.

Disturbed's cover of The Sound of silence to me is better. Gives me chills.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 12:49 AM

I may regret saying this but I do not like this version at all.

Vastly prefer this one.

 

What about the Nirvana one?


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 01:03 AM

Never heard it! Only Nirvana song I know is the one Cobain hated!



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Posted 04 January 2017 - 01:14 AM

Okay, two things. One: Caboo won the thread. Two: The only times I've liked a cover just as much as the original are the GnR versions of Live and Let Die (I actually like that more than the Wings one) and Knockin' On Heaven's Door (one of the only times a Bob Dylan cover's been any good). Also, the original Blinded By the Light by Bruce Springsteen is infinitely better than Manfred Mann's version, mostly because it doesn't suffer from synthesizeritis.


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 01:20 AM

Never heard it! Only Nirvana song I know is the one Cobain hated!


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 02:47 AM

postmodern jukebox.  that group is the only way i can listen to most modern pop music. 



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Posted 04 January 2017 - 03:05 AM

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 07:50 AM

Just about anything Pentatonix I prefer to the original.





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Posted 04 January 2017 - 09:42 AM

I'm on areal computer now so I can add my videos

 

 


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 09:49 AM


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 11:09 AM



I've always preferred this cover to the original Radiohead song.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 01:47 PM

I like a lot of the covers from Moulin Rouge, but those are all in context with the story, so they may not be appreciated if you haven't seen the movie. Ooh, let's not forget all the Weird Al songs, though technically they're parody and not covers.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 02:19 PM

Oh, language warning but these 2 are both ones I prefer to the original

 

 


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