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@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  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.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 08:18 AM

I just wrote these Beatles album recommendations up for my Facebook and figured that such a detailed post shouldn't be limited to such a small audience. These are mainly geared towards existing fans of the Fab Four; hopefully some of you are as big a Beatles fan as I am. Even if you aren't, perhaps this will inspire you to give them a shot.

 

Love: The soundtrack to the Cirque du Soleil show of the same name. This is an album of remixes and mashups taken from the original 4 track tapes from the Beatles' recording sessions. Everything was done by Giles Martin and his father George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles albums. Because modern mixing technology is able to layer the original source tapes (unlike the original mixing), things are much clearer than before.

 

1 (2015 Version): Even though this collection of all the Beatles #1 hits was first released in 2000, it has already seen 3 different versions. The first edition was taken from the original 1980s CD masters. The second edition (released in 2011) was taken from the 2009 remasters. The 3rd edition, (which is what I recommend even if you own either of the other two) has been completely remixed by Giles Martin, again from the original studio 4 track recordings.

 

While Love is more of what one would expect from the term "remix," the 2015 version of 1 does not combine, rearrange or add anything to the original songs. What it does do is presents them in a clarity never heard before, due to the limitations of 4 track recording and the layering required to achieve the increasingly complex songs of the Beatles' catalog. Unlike the originals, every element of each song here is direct from the first generation tape (whereas before, they were often combined and layered over and over, reducing quality to add more overdubs). In addition, the stereo is presented in a completely new and modern way, as opposed to the strange separation and panning found in the original stereo mixes (which were often a rushed afterthought and had no real involvement from any Beatle until the White Album). The result is hearing elements you never noticed before and really feeling enveloped by each song.

 

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary Edition: Remember what I just said about the 2015 version of 1? Giles Martin gave Sgt. Pepper the same treatment. The result brings the album alive in a way never heard before.

 

Until the recent release of the Anniversary Edition, the mono mix was considered far superior to the stereo mix, as the stereo was an extremely rushed production (mixed in 2 days as opposed to several weeks for the mono) and done without any input from the band. Giles has taken inspiration from the mono in this new stereo release and has truly made Sgt. Pepper shine like never before.

 

Bonus Recommendation:

 

Yellow Submarine Songtrack: Not to be confused with the Yellow Submarine album, the Songtrack contains every song (except A Day in the Life) found in the Yellow Submarine animated movie. The reason for the recommendation is similar to those above: Every track is remixed using the original 4 track recordings as a source. While these remixes aren't as masterful as those Giles Martin would later create (there are several overlaps between this album and the others mentioned above), they are nonetheless a marked improvement over the poor stereo mixes that came before them, and a proof of concept that would eventually lead to Giles's work.


Edited by Deathy G1, 21 June 2017 - 10:00 AM.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:51 AM

They're not really sneaking up on people, are they? I kinda feel like the Beatles are so ubiquitous that trying to convince someone to like them at this point is like trying to recommend tacos. Love for tacos is immense and prevalent, but there will always be those few who don't care for them. And they've been exposed enough to have made up their minds.

 

(I like Yellow Submarine.)

 

If we're recommending bands, my answer is always Reel Big Fish.


Edited by Strafe, 21 June 2017 - 09:53 AM.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:56 AM

These are really more album recommendations for those who may already have some Beatles in their collections. I updated the intro to clarify that more.

 

RBF is a good band. I saw them live back in 98.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 04:10 PM

I know it is a slight "remix", but I really like the soundtrack to Across the Universe (and the movie).  It was a great modernization, while staying true to the intent.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 11:51 PM

I find it difficult to talk about music anymore.  Makes me feel old when the kids don't even know the Beatles, Rolling Stones, etcetera.   

I don't need that kind of negativity in my life.  ;)


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 11:46 AM

Beatles is that one band that everyone loves and respects (just about) that I have a weird relationship with.

 

I've heard a good chunk of their music, and most of it I just don't really care for.

 

Then I'll hear a song I 'kinda' like, but it feels... too basic.

 

For example: I do enjoy "Eleanor Rigby" except well...

 

I find this cover so much better then the original.

 

It's kinda the problem I have with Beatles songs. Make no mistake I feel they deserve every bit of praise and respect they are given. If not for them, much of the music we have today might not exist.

 

It's just... they did basically set the 'basic' ground work and since then well. I feel people have come and improved on the original design so much, that their music feels like it's missing something.

 

Remember though, this is just how it feels to me. I still do enjoy Eleanor Rigby by them, I just feel there have been better covers of the song since then.

 

I enjoy Come Together as well as Live and Let Die, but both songs have issues for my tastes. *shrugs*


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 08:04 PM

Not to nitpick the list but Revolver is one of the greatest albums ever made. Not that Sgt. Peppers isn't.

 

I'd avoid 1 because they aren't a band to digest via Greatest Hits. You need to listen to the discography to appreciate how they went from just another British band aping the blues into one of the all time great album bands. 1 doesn't have a single track from The White Album I don't think. 'Nuff said.



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 08:12 PM

Not to nitpick the list but Revolver is one of the greatest albums ever made. Not that Sgt. Peppers isn't.
 
I'd avoid 1 because they aren't a band to digest via Greatest Hits. You need to listen to the discography to appreciate how they went from just another British band aping the blues into one of the all time great album bands. 1 doesn't have a single track from The White Album I don't think. 'Nuff said.


I basically agree with you. The main reason I'm recommending 1 is because of the remixed stereo direct from the original 4 tracks. There is no guarantee that Giles will get to remix more albums. If he does, I'm hoping for Revolver, the White Album and Abbey Road.
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Posted 23 June 2017 - 08:23 AM

And I'm enough of a music geek that I like some of the slightly different mono takes instead. We might be looking for different things here. :D



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 09:06 AM

The Beatles are one of the few bands/artists that I find it odd if people don't like something from them, becuase they are a superly diverse band. I'm not big on their earlier stuff, alot of it just sorta flat and dull imo, but once they start actually expanding and experimenting with style and genre, is when you get a lot of their best work. 

 

If they only had a single 'sound' to their career, I could understand people not liking a band or artist, but the ones that are always doing something different; i.e. The Beatles, Prince, David Bowie, Queen, etc it just seems like there should be something for ANYONE in their discographies. 


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 11:31 AM

And I'm enough of a music geek that I like some of the slightly different mono takes instead. We might be looking for different things here. :D

Actually, I am with you on that as well. The monos were always superior. The stereos were rushed, with strange panning decisions and little to no input from the band. These new remixes can now stand roughly as equals with the mono mixes.


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 11:57 AM

I find it difficult to talk about music anymore.  Makes me feel old when the kids don't even know the Beatles, Rolling Stones, etcetera.   

I don't need that kind of negativity in my life.   ;)

 

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I really don't wanna be that guy, either. The only reason I'm convinced that I, being in my thirties, am not yet that cantankerous old maniac who blindly steamrolls all music after 19XX is that I love so much from so many eras. Even from well before my time, and maybe some of that appreciation comes in part with being a student of music. There's plenty of good stuff from the turn of the century, as well. But the decade we're living in now is such a dim era for music that I'm too sad to find the words that complete a sentence about how sad it makes me. There are some fine performers and personalities, and a few artists with immense talent that I respect.

But far too much of what I hear from artists today is... so uninspiring. This is why we need to appreciate transcendent bands, more than ever. Sorry for taking this thing off the rails!


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 12:20 PM

Honestly, I've never really cared for them.  They're fine I guess, but I don't see their music as any better or different as anything else from that era.



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 01:04 PM

A few songs which make me counter that -

 

Paperback Writer - seriously, they were so big they had a #1 hit about a guy who wants to write junk novels.

 

A Hard Day's Night & Help - mainly mention this because it was a great example of them taking a song and turning it into a major motion picture. I don't think young people today can really appreciate that status that the Beatles and Elvis had. Justin Bieber makes a modestly successful concert film and people act like he's a film star.

 

I'll Follow The Sun - because it's a song that almost makes you feel good about a relationship ending. Paul McCartney is a genius (not that the rest weren't). In fact so many of their songs are case studies in how to write a song about romance. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away is another standout.

 

And again - they were an album band so huge that most of their singles went #1. If you're not digesting the albums in whole you don't know The Beatles. No more than someone could know about Doctor Who from just watching the TV movie. You need it all or you're happy without that experience, which is fine.

 

EDIT: always forget the best lines - it's like thinking you know about The Beach Boys from just Surfin' Safari and Little Deuce Coupe having never heard Pet Sounds.


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 01:10 PM

I find it difficult to talk about music anymore.  Makes me feel old when the kids don't even know the Beatles, Rolling Stones, etcetera.   

I don't need that kind of negativity in my life.   ;)

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 02:42 PM

Paperback Writer - seriously, they were so big they had a #1 hit about a guy who wants to write junk novels.

 Damn I love that song.

 

They weren't always an album band though. I would say everything before Rubber Soul is just a random collection of songs (Help! is arguable either way), along with Let It Be.


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Posted 24 June 2017 - 03:24 PM

I find it difficult to talk about music anymore.  Makes me feel old when the kids don't even know the Beatles, Rolling Stones, etcetera.   

I don't need that kind of negativity in my life.   ;)

 

I daresay "the kids" back then didn't really appreciate the Beatles half as much as their hardcore fans do nowadays, either. Like, just try to watch any of their early concerts where they're almost completely drowned out by the screaming fangirls and imagine that audience going on to become highbrow music snobs. I sure can't. Shakespeare wasn't revered as some kind of literary god by the Globe Theater's peanut gallery either.


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