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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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#21 videomaster21XX

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 09:58 AM

Both Chrono and Link would HAVE to talk.

 

I just don't think 'mute' protagonists would work in a movie or TV show.

 

Only anime I know of to adapt a 'mute' as the lead was Persona 4, and they got around that by making him speak. So yeah, basically I don't think it can be done.


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 08:50 PM

I know it would be difficult, but I'd still like to see someone actually try. I mean, characters have to communicate, doesn't mean they have to speak.



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 09:21 PM

Fallout. It's got enough lore and worldspace that you can make your story without having to touch the actual game story lines, and enough history and technology that you can basically hit every cliche and trope and still pull off a cult classic.
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Posted 06 May 2017 - 01:09 AM

That game with the snake that grows longer every time it eats a dot

It'd be some kinda french existentialist thing all in black and white

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 01:52 AM

I've known a lot of people who would love a well-handled Metroid film.

At one point there was even a report that Ronda Rousey wanted to play Samus if it happened.

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 01:58 AM

I second stuff like Alan Wake, Life is Strange and Eternal Darkness. Three of my all time favourite games, because of great story stuff rather than necessarily being about innovative or compelling gameplay or mechanics.

Something Bioshocky would have potential. Pretty ready for Blizzard to do something more substantial with Overwatch than the shorts. I'm also keen for the Uncharted movie should it ever genuinely materialise, although a Nathan Drake who doesn't have Nolan North's voice (and Nathan Drake's face) is a hard sell.

And maybe the next Tomb Raider movie might be okay? Though I think they should have cast the chick who's voicing her now.

As for existing film adaptations that weren't dreadful... I have vague memories of enjoying the first Hitman movie maybe? Haven't seen the second. I must get around to watching th Dead Rising movies.

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 07:55 AM

I know it would be difficult, but I'd still like to see someone actually try. I mean, characters have to communicate, doesn't mean they have to speak.

Well the problem is I don't think it'd be difficult as it would be impossible.

 

Videogames as a medium can get away with you not talking as they always play it off that you really are. This translates well to a game. It'd look incredible awkward and silly in a movie.

 

Unless you actually write the character as mute, you are going to have to make him talk. There just isn't anyway around it.


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 09:59 AM

Unless you actually write the character as mute


What gave you the idea that this wasn't exactly what I meant?

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 11:21 AM

 

Unless you actually write the character as mute


What gave you the idea that this wasn't exactly what I meant?

 

Ahhh, nevermind then.


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 11:55 AM

The only character from a video game I'd ever want to see written as mute in an adaptation is Caim from Drakengard.

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 05:45 PM

I've wanted a Metroid movie since like forever. Maybe something where they cross the plot of Prime and the original Zebes mission.
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Posted 06 May 2017 - 06:30 PM

I kinda feel like a Metroid movie ought to be an origin story, especially since none of the games actually cover it. Prime and Zero Mission hint at it, Other M just assumes you know it somehow, but without reading the manga you'd never know what happened.

Plus it'd allow for lots of lead actor "face time" because god forbid we go the whole movie without seeing them, plus Hollywood LOVES villains that have a history with the hero...

 

 

I'm not terribly crazy on the idea of translating movies to games. The whole point of them is that YOU get to do all the cool shit. Like, seeing Samus take down Ridley or Link against Ganon will never be as satisfying as actually doing it yourself. (plus I think most games are either really shallow/not all that unique from already-established films, or are already like movies as it is).



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Posted 06 May 2017 - 09:01 PM

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 12:24 PM

Other M isn't canon. So saith I.
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Posted 07 May 2017 - 01:23 PM

Both Chrono and Link would HAVE to talk.
 
I just don't think 'mute' protagonists would work in a movie or TV show.

C'mon, Link isn't mute! He says things all the time, like "Hyaah!" when he swings his sword, and "Uh-aah!" when an enemy hits him.
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Posted 07 May 2017 - 01:28 PM

The only video game movie that I really liked in any way was the first Mortal Kombat. And then the second one was garbage.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 02:04 PM

I dunno, the street fighter movie was pretty boss.


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Posted 07 May 2017 - 03:35 PM

The live-action one or the animated one?

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 04:49 PM

I'm actually surprised no one's tried a Metroid movie yet.

And people have been dreaming of a Studio Ghibli-made Legend of Zelda movie for years.

For that matter, why movies at all, why not a Netflix/Hulu or anime series?

IIRC I actually posted my plan here once for a Super Mario Brothers movie --do it Forbidden Kingdom style as a fantasy (as opposed to the nonsensical attempt at cyberpunk the 90s movie was).

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 04:57 PM

The live-action one or the animated one?

The live action one with Raul Julia and Jean Claude Van-Damme.


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