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@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 October 2020 - 02:58 AM)

Which probably adds to the "reasons they should just stop making more of The Simpsons" pile.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 October 2020 - 02:58 AM)

You make it sound like The Simpsons becoming less repetitive is a bad thing.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 02:48 AM)

Remember when Simpsons Halloween specials parodied horror movies and would have the characters make off out of character remarks like "we chucked donuts at a old man for kicks."? they don't and can't do that any more.

@  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


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#1 SoS

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 03:54 PM

Because I couldn't find our previous Game of Thrones thread (possibly has been archived). So if you haven't caught up look away because spoilers will follow. :)

 

So that ending...

 

 

What are everyone's predictions on how things will shake out next season?

 

 

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 04:27 PM

I've been watching Game of Thrones since it first started, what attracted me to the series was the guy playing Ned Stark, I knew him from Lord of the Rings and I just kept watching, the series has certainly progressed its charaters, I'm kind of glad they started to reduce the pool of charaters because to many charaters makes it harder to follow. The death of Joffrey Baratheon was intersting but the death I didn't expect was his brother's death, it was pretty sudden and unexpected to me! Anyway, the most resent season, was pretty good but I expect before the show is done Cersei will die in some manner, (hopefully painful) she pretty much a terrible person and somehow ended up as ruler of the seven kingdoms on the basis that all of her children are dead along with her husband and she was the mother of two previous kings. The two who I think will sit upon the throne when the dust settles and the long night ends, will be John Snow or Tyrion Lannister because neither of them seem to want to actually rule, of course it could be that the pair end up ruling the seven kingdoms together, with John on the throne and Tyrion as his hand.


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 04:37 PM

That's exactly my reason for cheering for Tyrion and Jon. Neither of them want to rule, which makes them perfect for the job. They will have the best interest of the people at heart.

 

 

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 08:20 PM

It's Martin.  The Night King is going to win and Winter will last forever.

 

Well no, I don't seriously expect that.  But, if anyone ever was going to do it, he would.


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 08:41 PM

I think Jon will overcome the power of the Night King over Viserion, since he is also half-dead like the dragon, and a Targaryen. :D



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 03:39 AM

It's Martin.  The Night King is going to win and Winter will last forever.

 

Well no, I don't seriously expect that.  But, if anyone ever was going to do it, he would.

 

Nah, not even Martin's that depressing.

 

Cersei may win in the end, though.


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Posted 05 September 2017 - 05:12 AM

Also a distinct possibility.
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Posted 05 September 2017 - 06:18 AM

There's already a prophecy for Cersei's death, we MUST see it in the story.

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 06:41 AM

It would be ironic of Tyrion ends up on the throne... and He's the one who starts a Lanister Dynasty that lasts a Thousand Years (i.e. Tywin's dream)

But yeah it's either Jon or Dany - or perhaps both as King/Queen (yay! Incest!/Eeeeew! Incest!)

Edited by Devcon, 05 September 2017 - 06:41 AM.

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 12:24 PM

To be contrarian I'll predict an uneasy alliance finale with everyone still on the board surviving and the removal of the whole one king/queen over all of Westeros thing and everyone gets to be the sovereign of their own land. Series ends with Cersei on the Iron Throne (which has now been moved into the basement with the dinosaur bones) proclaiming she will kill them all. Series ends.

 

:D

 

But yeah it's going to be Jon or Dany, with Cersei last. No way the Night King wins. Though with Martin I won't count out the possibility that all of the rational choices are killed in the finale and it comes down to a dark horse like Sansa (or Arya), and so on. It would be funny too if the person on the Iron Throne was the 3 Eyed Raven.



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 01:16 PM

Cersei marries the Night King.


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Posted 05 September 2017 - 02:23 PM

Cersei marries the Night King.

 

Night King divorces Cersei because she's too cold. GOT sequel begins.



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 03:10 PM



There's already a prophecy for Cersei's death, we MUST see it in the story.

 

A fortune teller's prophecy.

 

The thing to remember about A Song of Ice and Fire...it's not nuanced. It's a fantasy world built on subverting the typical fantasy world tropes. It's a world in which nobility of character gets you killed, and the only winners are those who play the game. The time to deal with Cersei has long since past, and I sincerely think that when the smoke clears, it's going to be her and Qyburn putting daggers in the backs of the survivors.

 

This all could have easily been avoided if Ned Stark wasn't such a moron. All he had to do was take Cersei's offer and resign his position as Hand and return to Winterfell and keep his mouth shut. Cersei was arrogant enough back then that she'd have kept her word and not touched him. Then Ned just quietly amasses the lords of the North for six months waiting for Jofferey to go nuclear then march towards King's Landing with the backing of not only the North but the common folk too. Sure, he'd probably have to end up sacrificing Sansa, but considering where we're at NOW that's a bargain for the Starks.

 

But I digress, Cersei will likely take the prize in the end simply because she's at this point the last person still playing the "game of thrones". Everyone else is busy dealing with the apocalypse. The prophecy is the bait that keeps viewers enthralled and gives hope that she WON'T win in the end.



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 03:37 PM

Cersei marries the Night King.

 

LOL

 

Maybe after he kills her and brings her back as a Icewalker or at least one of the undead, but then likely she'll meet a dragon on a dark battlefield and be burned dead.


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Posted 07 September 2017 - 08:43 AM

Overall, I have enjoyed watching this season, but I admit that it really feels like Fan fiction now that Martin's work has ran out. The dialog between the characters this season has seemed off and out of character at times, there were some inconsistencies that popped the immersion bubble, and the arcs of some of the characters seem a little disappointing. 

 

That being said. The battle scene with the Dragons and the Dothraki fighting the Lannister army was great! And I can't tell you how crazy this part was watching the first time.

 

 

 

 

 



There's already a prophecy for Cersei's death, we MUST see it in the story.

 

A fortune teller's prophecy.

 

The thing to remember about A Song of Ice and Fire...it's not nuanced. It's a fantasy world built on subverting the typical fantasy world tropes. It's a world in which nobility of character gets you killed, and the only winners are those who play the game. The time to deal with Cersei has long since past, and I sincerely think that when the smoke clears, it's going to be her and Qyburn putting daggers in the backs of the survivors.

 

This all could have easily been avoided if Ned Stark wasn't such a moron. All he had to do was take Cersei's offer and resign his position as Hand and return to Winterfell and keep his mouth shut. Cersei was arrogant enough back then that she'd have kept her word and not touched him. Then Ned just quietly amasses the lords of the North for six months waiting for Jofferey to go nuclear then march towards King's Landing with the backing of not only the North but the common folk too. Sure, he'd probably have to end up sacrificing Sansa, but considering where we're at NOW that's a bargain for the Starks.

 

But I digress, Cersei will likely take the prize in the end simply because she's at this point the last person still playing the "game of thrones". Everyone else is busy dealing with the apocalypse. The prophecy is the bait that keeps viewers enthralled and gives hope that she WON'T win in the end.

 

 

That fortune teller was 100% accurate, so no need to dismiss the last part. So let's discuss that part: 

 

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 04:35 PM

George R. R. Martin's whole deal is the subversion of the modern fantasy trope.

 

Cersei may very well be given the comeuppance she so richly deserves in the show now that the material's run dry. In the novels however, her winning in the end would be in keeping with the narrative of the rest of the saga.

 

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 04:50 PM

Plus Martin has every financial incentive you can imagine to make his final books as different from the shows as possible. Other than obviously the basic ending. It will increase the sales of the books since this is somewhat uncharted waters with a book series starting before but ending after a television adaption. And increase HBO's (or whoever buys the rights next) motivation to ever redo the series from the beginning again.



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Posted 07 September 2017 - 08:10 PM

Assuming Martin finishes the series himself or just decides HBO finishing it off is good enough to ride the merchandising rights to the grave.

 

The man's never been subtle in his overall desire to make as much money as possible. My copy of A Storm of Swords comes with an advertisement for what I assume is a defunct Game of Thrones Collectable Card Game. With HBO and the show's success, the man's attained the fame he's always clamored for.



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Posted 07 September 2017 - 08:21 PM

Assuming Martin finishes the series himself or just decides HBO finishing it off is good enough to ride the merchandising rights to the grave.
 
The man's never been subtle in his overall desire to make as much money as possible. My copy of A Storm of Swords comes with an advertisement for what I assume is a defunct Game of Thrones Collectable Card Game. With HBO and the show's success, the man's attained the fame he's always clamored for.


Storm of Swords came out 2 years before the first edition of the GoT LCG. That ran for 13 years before being replaced by the second edition which is still ongoing.
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Posted 07 September 2017 - 11:14 PM

Hard question then.

If it's all grinding away and killing the good in the world and rewarding the monsters, why bother? I could just turn on the news.
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