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@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 08:26 PM)

It's a good deal if you want a full set of Refraktor (and if they have them at your location)

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.


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#41 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 05:26 AM

I'm watching it tomorrow. I'm wearing my Ant-Man costume so better pad up the helmet.

Really hope it's good!

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 10:57 PM

i have to wait til thursday :(


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Posted 28 June 2018 - 11:50 PM

Hopefully they utelize the Wasp character in an effective and logical manner

I mean we don't want this to end up

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 01:37 PM

Saw it. No spoilers. Two bonus scenes at the end. On mid credits (important) and one at the very end (skippable if you really need to go to the bathroom)

Have to say that Wasp and (almost) Hank are on the same footing as Ant-Man. Wasp probably got the best of the action scenes, honestly.

Pena still got laughs but the audience laughed at a lot of parts.

Btw, I didn't see the trailer before hand so I don't know who Janet's actor is. I suddenly thought, what if they got Sharon Stone to play her, hehe.

Ghost is pretty great! Love her and wanted more. Secondary villain is, who? Dunno him.

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 08:38 PM

FYI the trailers don't show anything about Janet. Same goes for any of the commercials (that I have seen).

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 05:31 AM

Should be a sequel that surpasses the first one



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Posted 03 July 2018 - 06:28 AM

This is much lighter than the first one. But not Ragnarok Guardians level of silly. I actually feel that Paul Rudd can get away with being funny but acceptable but Michael Pena and co is the one that makes it a little more unrealistically silly.

Wasp really would be better trained to fight than Scott cuz she was training while Scott was just prison brawling.

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 07:36 PM

Spoiler


Edited by Telly, 05 July 2018 - 07:36 PM.

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 08:00 PM

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I thought the same thing myself.

 

Very much enjoyed the movie, though I don't think I liked Ghost  as much as I liked Yellowjacket from the first.  The effects were pretty damn cool again, though that has been a staple of the MCU.


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 09:48 PM

Saw it this afternoon. It was good. Some of the jokes fell kind of flat. I liked the Ghost.

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 11:39 PM

I liked the Ghost.

 

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im liking that the villains are being more than being bad for bads sake. sure those are fun too from time to time, but a relatable one is good too


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Posted 07 July 2018 - 04:04 AM

Catwoman still look'n fine :)



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Posted 07 July 2018 - 10:37 PM

I came away thinking that I would have preferred Sonny Burch to have been an Englishman... if for now other reason that Giant-Man could have used the "Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum" line from Jack & the Beanstalk.

 

I noticed that some of the dialogue from the trailers got cut from the final release.

I thought it was an enjoyable, mindless kind of popcorn flick.  Infinity War is a pretty big act to follow so I wasn't expecting to be blown away.  I thought Wasp got great fight scenes but little in terms of character development.

 

It's funny, but I think my favourite part of the film was the intro, which was technically a rehash from the first film.  Maybe because it was a scene with hero'ing and actual stakes.  The rest of the film was pretty light on those two aspects, unfortunately, so definitely not really much of a superhero movie than a film about people with science-y powers pursuing personal agendas.  That's a bit of a letdown.



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Posted 08 July 2018 - 01:10 PM

Im kinda irked that the last post credits scene was spoiled in trailers and TV ads both. Definitely stay for the mid credits scene as it has the larger connection to the rest of the MCU. But unless youve stayed completely away from any previews and TV ads the end credits scene isnt worth staying for.

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 03:12 PM

That was the only part that I didnt like. The rest of the movie was just cool.

Always love seeing Walton Coggins

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 05:11 PM

Who was that guy anyway? Sonny Birch? An Iron Man villain? Comic Ghost was an Iron Man villain too, right?

I loved the science-y parts cuz it made it feel like a madcap affair instead of a heist (ala the first movie). Scott actually felt a little lost with all the jargon and I kinda liked that. It was a Hope and Hank adventure, really. I like this new Ghost but if she was the more tech oriented comic Ghost, it would have been great too.

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 06:43 PM

Sonny Burch was not so much a villian as much as a would be competitor for Stark Industries.

It surprised me too that he was being used, since his comic persona was pretty much covered by Gary Shandling (minus the hydra) in previous movies.

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 01:02 AM

it kinda makes sense in-universe that with Hank being 'back in business' so to speak that the current generation of science business badguys would be after him and his tech since well he isn't as insulated from attack as Ironman obviously is at this point.



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Posted 09 July 2018 - 04:58 PM

I really just want to know who Sonny's buyers were, exactly.

 

Other than that, suitable Infinity War palate cleanser, which is exactly what I expected.  It's not a smart movie, but it's not trying to be.  Better than the first, at any rate.


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 07:35 PM

My local theater isn't getting it. Guess I'll have to live vicariously through you lot.



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