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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 17 October 2017 - 04:53 PM

WNUF Halloween Special.


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Posted 17 October 2017 - 08:31 PM

Halloween is Grinch Night!

 

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 09:17 PM

WNUF Halloween Special.


I have been wanting to watch this for years but it's tough to track this movie down!

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 08:59 AM

I got my copy from Alternative Cinema.  It's got a metric ton of extras, too.  I love that thing.


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 09:30 AM

So I've always been a big fan of the Child's Play/Chucky series, however after the atrocity that was 'Seed of Chucky' I've not watched Curse of Chucky (despite owning it for completionism) Till this week, when I noticed Netflix also had 'Cult of Chucky'. And both of these movies are great, Curse being more a straight up return to Horror, with little focus on Chucky till the very end; and Cult is a bit more of a typical Chucky movie, with having more focus on Chucky and some really nice kills (Probably has my favorite in the whole franchise), and a few great lines and some rather dark humor. It's also really beautifully shot with some great scene transitions. 

 

I'd thought Curse was a reboot, since Chucky is in his 'normal' body vs the scared version of the previous films before it; but no it gets revealed that it is a sequel and Cult follows up on it, by involving all three 'main' humans from the series (Andy from the Child's play trilogy (played by the original actor), Tiffiny from Bride and Seed, and Nica from Curse, and a cameo by Kyle (again played by the same actress) from CP2 as well.)

 

I'm honestly very eager to see where they go from Curse, as their is a ton of potential and interesting storylines that can be explored. 

 

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Now another one that's really good that I watched last night, and might be good for Vid's stream: The Babysitter. Its a teen horror movie, with some great villains. Basically 12 yo Cole has to deal with over-protective parents, bullies, and the fact that he's still the only kid at his school that has a babysitter. Though he doesn't mind the latter as Bee is his dream girl a cool, and kinda geeky girl that he always has fun with. Until his neighbor suggests finding out what she really does once he goes to sleep... Which is get involved in satanic rituals. Its got gore, but the movie mostly focuses on being fun and Cole's creativity in trying to survive the night. Three of the villains are really fun; Bee, John, and The Jock (I can't remember his name atm) all have a lot of good moments that make them actually interesting beyond being killers, the others just kinda seem to be there.


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 10:31 AM

I thought the Babysitter was pretty bad with some really good moments, but I think we have very different horror tastes.


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 10:36 AM

The Babysitter is less straight Horror, and more a 'coming of age' movie with horror elements. 

 

LIke the Jock, despite being an antagonist, he's pretty much the the 'Big Brother' type character you see in these normal CoA.

 

One of my favorite bits:

 

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There are a several bits like that between them, where it feels like the Jock honestly kinda likes and respects Cole, but he's still a killer. Any other movie, he'd be the cool older brother figure that gets the kid to stop being a coward. He oddly ends up being my favorite character in this movie.


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 10:45 AM

That's accurate.  It also plays like a bunch of commercials or kind of hyperactive vignettes tacked together than a solid story, which was my main complaint.  The bit with the jock guy and the bully egging the house was great, though.  "This is AMERICA.  YOU GO WRECK. HIS.  ASS."


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 12:00 PM

It's been a lot harder getting to our marathon this year, with a 1-year-old running around. By the time we have any free time, there's always other things to do or we're both tired & don't feel like plugging in a movie. And, of course, we don't want him seeing many of the things on our list. But we have managed to plug in a handful of Halloween specials while he's awake!

Garfield's Halloween Adventure- required viewing every year for us.
Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat- we'd never seen this one, but it's a good addition to the list.
Halloween is Grinch Night- waste of time. Has nothing to do with anything. Stick with the Christmas special.
MLP: FIM: Scare Master- a fun Halloween special about Fluttershy.
TFA:'Along Came a Spider

Did manage to sneak in one horror flick while our kid was sleeping.
Friday the 13th (2009 reboot)- still holds up. Good fun. Easily the best of the 1980s slasher reboots.

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 02:54 PM

I watched Friday 13th (2009) last night, been meaning too for ages.

 

Good set up, nice 'ages of Jason' thing going, but overall it  just finished weak for me and left me wanting to watch the originals.


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 03:25 PM

Yeah, I liked pretty much everything except that lame sequel bait ending.

For the record- most of the Paramount Jason flicks didn't have sequel bait endings. It was like each one was meant to be the final one. Mostly.

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 03:50 PM

The first eight Friday the 13th movies are all decent in one way or another.  Although I don't think any of them have the just raw "eerie/scary" feel and look of the original Halloween (not the sequels, just the first one).  And then New Line got their hands on Jason and the series really did turn into the garbage critics always said it was since the start.


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 03:57 PM

The first eight Friday the 13th movies are all decent in one way or another.  Although I don't think any of them have the just raw "eerie/scary" feel and look of the original Halloween (not the sequels, just the first one).  And then New Line got their hands on Jason and the series really did turn into the garbage critics always said it was since the start.

 

But without New Line we wouldn't know that Jason just wanted he machete back!

 


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 04:30 PM

...God, that thing still looks like an Asylum movie.


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 03:59 AM

So In my late night Horror movie watching, I decided to check out Netflix's Death Note, as I deeply love the anime.

 

Overall, I like this movie. Its an adaptation, not a 1:1 recreation and I think what it does, it does competently. Its not as good as the source material, but few adaptations ever are; but I do feel people are being harsher on this film then they should be. Even the creator of the franchise talked positively about how the film follows the series enough while still being its own thing to try and appeal to a larger audience, and I feel that's a big positive.  There's a lot of little things that I end up liking, like L. The actor I feel does a really nice job of capturing alot of his eccentricities. Ryuk is EASILY the best part of the whole thing, but then Dafoe is just amazing as the types of characters and you can tell he's having fun with the role. I also kinda like they they didn't defualt to just heart attacks for the victims, it shows a bit more creativity and gives some nice interesting death scenes. 

 

The only thing I really have an issue with, more or less, is Light. Well, until the very end. They tried to make Light TOO sympathetic and push Kira's worse traits onto Mia. On one hand this kinda makes sense, but on another it kinda weakens him as a character and the film overall becuase of it. Since for me, and probably many others, his darker side is part of his appeal as he balances what needs to be done with his sense of justice. This also ends up kinda removing a lot of the interaction between him and L, which further weakens the movie imo. There's just not really enough substance to the cat and mouse game because Light isn't the 'villain' L is wanting, and Light doesn't really retaliate against him. Light does 'redeem' himself to me in the final moments, where he really reveals the cunning chessmaster the character should be, but is otherwise mostly lacking in the rest of the film. Had we seen more of THAT Light, I think things could have been more interesting and maybe more people might have ended up liking it.. 

 

It's could be better, but then its also nowhere near the level of something like Dragonball: Evolution or the like which it feels like everyone that dislkes it treats it as. This film still follows all the key elements of the series, and still mostly keeps characters intact and ideas intact. It makes changes that have to be changed when dealing with a different culture while still exploring the same themes and ideas as best they can for about 2 hours. Its not changing everything or being disrepectiful to the source of the creator like DBE did, which again makes it at the very least a competent decent adaptation. 

 

I'm probably in the minority, but I kinda do actually want to see a sequel. I think there is potential here that can be built on, and maybe improved if allowed to go further. They got a good cast, they got a good director, they just need to tighten their grasp on some of the characters and maybe have Light venture more into the realm of anti-hero and show off his cunning more now that he seems to have embraced his role as Kira. 


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 07:57 AM

I think Jason X is underrated, but Jason Goes to Hell is indefensible.

At least Takes Manhattan MOSTLY feels like Jason belongs in it

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 09:39 AM

Jason Takes Manhattan feels cheap, but it doesn't feel like a parody.  Jason X is completely a parody.  Jason Goes to Hell is just... garbage.


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 09:53 AM

Wow I remember back with Jason goes to hell came out everybody loved it guess times not been kind to it

 

 

Jason X was fun because me and a friend where the only 2 people in the theater and we gave it the MST3K treatment of rifting the entire time


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:18 AM

I saw Jason X at a drive-in theater, which is about the only place appropriate for it.


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:44 AM

Yeah I agree with all that.

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