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@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  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.


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#1 Maruten

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 12:31 AM

https://www.themarys...ys-millarworld/

 

That's kind of interesting.

 

Netflix has been enjoying the success of comic book adaptations lately with their own corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and now the company is making its ties to the comic book world even deeper. The streaming TV giant just acquired its very own comic book company with its purchase of Millarworld.

 

The comic book company is run by Lucy and Mark Millar, the latter of whom you may know as the writer of Marvel’s Old Man Logan and Civil War—which Netflix is happy to point out have both recently served as inspiration for successful movies—as well as Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Wanted. Though all those have already seen adaptations, there’s plenty more material for Netflix to mine at Millarworld, which they plan to do as Netflix continues to bolster its original content, along with creating brand new properties.

 

Millar’s understandably thrilled with the deal, saying, “This is only the third time in history a major comic book company has been purchased at this level. I’m so in love with what Netflix is doing and excited by their plans. Netflix is the future and Millarworld couldn’t have a better home.” Under the acquisition, Netflix is planning to leverage the Millarworld comics into “films, series and kids’ shows,” as well as fostering the continued creation of original comics.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 12:38 AM

Anything involving Mark Millar makes me wery

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 12:47 AM

I'd consider that reasonable. 

 

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 02:36 AM

That's cool. Now can I have volume two of American Jesus already?


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 02:37 AM


"Well we lost Disney, but at least we have terrible taste in comics."

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 06:37 AM

and they wonder why they're deep in debt...


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 08:42 AM

and they wonder why they're deep in debt...

 

How do you get to this leap in logic?

 

Kingsman made $414 million on 81 million budget.  Kickass made $96 million on 30 million.  Wanted made $341 million on 75 million.  That's not even touching Logan's $606 million or Civil War's 1.1 billion which has other factors going for it but is still based on adapting Millar work.

 

Dislike his comics all you want, the movies that are made off them are proven bank.


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#8 PiratedTVPro

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 09:29 AM

Kingsman made $414 million on 81 million budget.  Kickass made $96 million on 30 million.  Wanted made $341 million on 75 million.  That's not even touching Logan's $606 million or Civil War's 1.1 billion which has other factors going for it but is still based on adapting Millar work.

 

So, what you're saying is that all the good work from Millarworld is already produced or licensed? Kingsman, Kickass, and Wanted have all been made and rights transferred. Superior, Jupiter's Legacy, Nemisis, Starlight and Super Crooks have all been optioned but not made. The only one that's left, not licensed, AND that has real mass appeal potential is ChronoNauts IMO. Best guess? A lot of the deals are about to expire and they're hoping the content doesn't go into production, so they can put them into turnaround and get some quick content?

 

You see the corporate turn on Netflix is already happening. They hold too much caché and you're going to see more and more moves like Disney's, in the end leaving Netflix as the home for crappy VOD cinematic shovel-ware and their own content, which is going to dry out as the subscribers do with quality content. There's going to be a push and pull as more and more services start launching as studios realize that serving content isn't as hard as it once was.


Edited by PiratedTVPro, 09 August 2017 - 01:08 PM.

Yep.

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 06:31 PM

The comics that Kingsman and Wanted are based on are the worst thing ive ever read...wanted was terrible as a movie....and Kingsman, thankfully is FUN as a movie. But i cant lie and say that Kick-Ass and the whole RLSH scene havent had a huge impact on my life.

 

Good for Millar..when he's on, he's awesome. But when he's off...look out.


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 09:32 AM

Best guess? A lot of the deals are about to expire and they're hoping the content doesn't go into production, so they can put them into turnaround and get some quick content?

 

I did some research. The only Millarworld titles that haven’t been optioned are Reborn and The Unfunnies, neither of which seem to have much widespread commercial appeal. Both could work in animation, but I don't think that's why Netflix courted this bedfellow. I can't find any of the option projects entering turnaround (or even getting close to reverting), so this is more of a "acqui-hire" than a real company acquisition. Millar does consistently put out new franchise material that could (usually) be translated to other mediums and this will give Netflix the first right of refusal for those projects, as well as owning the rights to anything that might eventually revert back to the company. Netflix hasn't disclosed the terms, so I'm willing to bet this was a relatively small deal, but Netflix could see Millar as the next Stan Lee and wants to get in while the getting is good, especially given their high-profile breakup with Disney.


Edited by PiratedTVPro, 15 August 2017 - 09:35 AM.

Yep.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 02:04 PM

Netflix would have probably been better served trying to cut a deal with Image.  Black Science and most of Remender's work would adapt very nicely to Netflix's production style.

 

So, what you're saying is that all the good work from Millarworld is already produced or licensed? Kingsman, Kickass, and Wanted have all been made and rights transferred. Superior, Jupiter's Legacy, Nemisis, Starlight and Super Crooks have all been optioned but not made. The only one that's left, not licensed, AND that has real mass appeal potential is ChronoNauts IMO. Best guess? A lot of the deals are about to expire and they're hoping the content doesn't go into production, so they can put them into turnaround and get some quick content?

Chrononauts was licensed as it was being written.  I otherwise agree.


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