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@  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.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 11:48 AM

http://www.newsarama...sday-clock.html

 

This is what Rebirth was leading up to.

 

I was skeptical at first when Rebirth started, but I can't help but be intrigued.

 

Go on, DC. Show Marvel what an event could be.


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 16 May 2017 - 05:26 PM

I'd rather slog through the worst Marvel crossover than touch another DC event, especially if it's part of their bastardised Watchmen jive, but this is certainly a significant project and it will be interesting to see how it all goes. 


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:35 PM

I doubt I'll read it...but the idea of Dr. Manhattan getting trounced by the Trinity is an appealing one.

 

Seriously, he'd need the rest of the Watchmen just to even the odds...and that'd only last so long.


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 04:05 AM

hug Dr. Manhatten up.



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 04:11 AM

I wonder if they'll give him pants

Edited by unluckiness, 17 May 2017 - 04:11 AM.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 04:14 AM

Is he replacing Braniac?

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 04:21 AM

Please stop picking at The Watchmen, DC. Do something new.


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 04:49 AM

I wonder if they'll give him pants

That's Manhattan's main weapon. Just smacking Superman around with his blue dong.


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 17 May 2017 - 05:27 AM

I doubt I'll read it...but the idea of Dr. Manhattan getting trounced by the Trinity is an appealing one.
 
Seriously, he'd need the rest of the Watchmen just to even the odds...and that'd only last so long.


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Do you remember the rest of the Watchmen?

They aren't "evening up" anything.


-ZacWilliam, Dr Manhattan is god-tier sure, but the others are all normal humans and pretty screw/screwed up.
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:38 AM

Saturday Morning Watchmen need to make an appearance
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 10:06 AM

 

I wonder if they'll give him pants

That's Manhattan's main weapon. Just smacking Superman around with his blue dong.

 

 

When I was reading some article about whether Watchmen characters should appear in Injustice 2, that was the first thing I thought of :p

 

Part of me is annoyed to see Watchmen being dragged into the main DC universe, but another part really wants to see if this works.  I liked the Rebirth special for the most part, and I think it's possible for Johns to pull this off, if he's on his A-game.



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:10 AM

 

I doubt I'll read it...but the idea of Dr. Manhattan getting trounced by the Trinity is an appealing one.
 
Seriously, he'd need the rest of the Watchmen just to even the odds...and that'd only last so long.


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Do you remember the rest of the Watchmen?

They aren't "evening up" anything.


-ZacWilliam, Dr Manhattan is god-tier sure, but the others are all normal humans and pretty screw/screwed up.

 

 

My logic, essentially, is that the other Watchmen would be distracting Batman and/or Wonder Woman while Superman focuses on Dr. Manhattan...and that it would be a short distraction.

 

Seriously, I don't care how powerful you are. You go up against Batman in a face-to-face matchup, and you're screwed. Because he's Batman.


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:54 AM

Batman would take out Rorschach, Nite Owl, and Silk Spectre within a minute, they're nothing special. Ozymandias would present the greatest challenge, I could see him being a Deathstroke-tier threat, but Bruce would come out on top in the end.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:33 PM

Seriously, I don't care how powerful you are. You go up against Batman in a face-to-face matchup, and you're screwed. Because he's Batman.

 

I still hold that Black Panther would beat Batman, because he's literally Batman but better on every measurable metric.

But then again I don't feel like Black Panther could beat every other character, so...?


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:32 PM

 

I doubt I'll read it...but the idea of Dr. Manhattan getting trounced by the Trinity is an appealing one.
 
Seriously, he'd need the rest of the Watchmen just to even the odds...and that'd only last so long.

?

Do you remember the rest of the Watchmen?

They aren't "evening up" anything.


-ZacWilliam, Dr Manhattan is god-tier sure, but the others are all normal humans and pretty screw/screwed up.
 
 
My logic, essentially, is that the other Watchmen would be distracting Batman and/or Wonder Woman while Superman focuses on Dr. Manhattan...and that it would be a short distraction.

Because Manhattan would atomize Superman in seconds?

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:43 PM

 

I wonder if they'll give him pants

That's Manhattan's main weapon. Just smacking Superman around with his blue dong.

 

 

 

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 03:36 AM

Please stop picking at The Watchmen, DC. Do something new.

I agree. This is a terrible idea and they should have left Watchmen alone as the critically acclaimed story that it is.

Before Watchmen was pushing it. But now? The Watchmen were supposed to be deconstructions of superheroes and the effect they would have on the world, when you have them actually unironically with Superman and Batman you might as well forget all of that. They're just another bunch of capes now in an overcrowded universe.

 

It's especially galling as the Watchmen characters were stand-ins for Charlton characters that DC have already been using in the main series. What's Rorschach gonna do that Question can't?


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 05:11 AM

Eh. Honestly Watchmen is what it is. D.C. Playing with the characters this many years later isn't gonna alter that text any more than the abysmal League or Extrordinary Gentlemen movie damaged the book Tom Sawyer or the novel Dracula.

That said, I think DCs central thesis seems to be to use the Watchmen as representative of misguided gritty-realistic cynicism in contrast to the bright hope they've now (after years of running away from it as hard as they can) decided is the core tenant of the D.C. U. Which seems a bit questionable a takeaway from the actual Watchmen text which despite moments of cynicism also manages a few big moments of hope as well.


-ZacWilliam, I guess if you are using it as symbolic of the era of comics that sprung from it maybe, but that's really reductive and kind of misguidedly judgemental to hang around the neck of the best of that material.

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 06:02 AM

DC Rebirth  vs TDKR Batman wouldn't really catch as much attention I guess. 


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