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@  Bass X0 : (20 November 2019 - 04:14 PM)

Why has there been no new Minerva toys? I’m surprised at Takara. The Titan Master head doesn’t count.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

On my shelf I have Ginrai donning the Star Convoy armor.

@  Liege : (19 November 2019 - 07:42 AM)

That he is.

@  Benbot : (18 November 2019 - 04:01 PM)

And a good boy

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Hound is at least a very good toy.

@  ThunderWear : (18 November 2019 - 09:11 AM)

Hound is the only other one that even comes close to Chromia in my area, and he ships in two separate waves.

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

This might be how they finally get rid of all the Chromias. I've not seen a shelfwarmer like that in ages.

@  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).


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 11:57 AM


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 04:55 AM

Even teasers have teasers now. Ugh

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 08:15 AM

Can't wait to see some poor lady get brutally killed by dinosaurs in a really cruel way again.


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 09:33 AM

Can't wait to see some poor lady get brutally killed by dinosaurs in a really cruel way again.

 

Poor Lena Luthor.


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 12:38 PM

Oh wow, I never would've guessed that this dinosaur monster movie franchise would have dinosaur monsters in it.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 01:01 PM

Even teasers have teasers now. Ugh

 

You'll notice there are no more "teaser" trailers. NATO (National Association of Theater Owners) changed their marketing guidelines, asking studios to stop releasing teaser trailers so early. So now we get "trailer teasers" instead of "teaser trailers". </movienerd>


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 10:50 PM

Can't wait to see some poor lady get brutally killed by dinosaurs in a really cruel way again.

What do you mean "again?" Mosasaurus and Pteranodon weren't dinosaurs, dammit!


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 12:27 AM

I wonder if the park had a bunch of staff whose entire job was just to go around correcting people about that.


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 01:08 AM

I wonder if the park had a bunch of staff whose entire job was just to go around correcting people about that.


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 03:48 AM

Can't wait to see some poor lady get brutally killed by dinosaurs in a really cruel way again.

Lets have another man screaming in terror as Tyrannosaurs tear apart his car and then each have a piece of him.

Or a man thrown around and then stomped on by a large Spinosaur.

 

Them's the dangers when working with ancient saurians that weigh tons and you're on their food chain.


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:00 AM

Damn, that's a false equivalence if I've ever seen one.


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:18 AM

 

I wonder if the park had a bunch of staff whose entire job was just to go around correcting people about that.


"Welcome... to Pedantic Park"

 

 

"Spared no expense."

 

 

Can't wait to see some poor lady get brutally killed by dinosaurs in a really cruel way again.

Lets have another man screaming in terror as Tyrannosaurs tear apart his car and then each have a piece of him.

Or a man thrown around and then stomped on by a large Spinosaur.

 

Them's the dangers when working with ancient saurians that weigh tons and you're on their food chain.

 

 

Not really her point. It's not the fact a woman brutally got killed by dinosaurs that's the issue...it's the fact the death was lingered on in a manner more akin to a pseudo-snuff film then how the Jurassic films have generally portrayed the deaths.



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:40 AM

 

 

Can't wait to see some poor lady get brutally killed by dinosaurs in a really cruel way again.

Lets have another man screaming in terror as Tyrannosaurs tear apart his car and then each have a piece of him.

Or a man thrown around and then stomped on by a large Spinosaur.

 

Them's the dangers when working with ancient saurians that weigh tons and you're on their food chain.

 

 

Not really her point. It's not the fact a woman brutally got killed by dinosaurs that's the issue...it's the fact the death was lingered on in a manner more akin to a pseudo-snuff film then how the Jurassic films have generally portrayed the deaths.

 

And that was my point too, these films tend to have unglamorous deaths in contrast to beauty shots. The second film alone had more then a few prolonged gruesome deaths like the one I mentioned, there were others at the hands of the male T Rex and Compys. Nowadays people would kick off if they dared show or imply anything like the second one did with a little girl being mauled off screen.

The next one's about a volcano erupting on the island, and that is not going to be an easy ride with lava, ash clouds and panicked dinosaurs in the mix.


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 05:02 AM

And that was my point too, these films tend to have unglamorous deaths in contrast to beauty shots. The second film alone had more then a few prolonged gruesome deaths like the one I mentioned, there were others at the hands of the male T Rex and Compys. Nowadays people would kick off if they dared show or imply anything like the second one did with a little girl being mauled off screen.


 

 

 

 

Except your examples all lasted a few seconds at most and were not focused on closely. The poor gal in Jurassic World got a minute's worth of terror, and the camera was zoomed in on her reactions to her situation.

 

For your examples to work, the scene in the second movie where the T-Rexs split the guy down the middle shouldn't have happened at a pull back shot, but we should have had a close up on the guy's face as they ripped him apart.



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:34 AM

The only part of World I really liked was the T. rex fight at the end. Largely because I always hear the "I'M A MOTHERhugING T. REX!" song in my head when I watch it.



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:16 AM

I wonder if the park had a bunch of staff whose entire job was just to go around correcting people about that.


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I wonder if they have a sign somewhere asking people to stop telling them how many of their animals aren't even from the Jurassic period.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 03:17 PM

 

And that was my point too, these films tend to have unglamorous deaths in contrast to beauty shots. The second film alone had more then a few prolonged gruesome deaths like the one I mentioned, there were others at the hands of the male T Rex and Compys. Nowadays people would kick off if they dared show or imply anything like the second one did with a little girl being mauled off screen.


 

 

 

 

Except your examples all lasted a few seconds at most and were not focused on closely. The poor gal in Jurassic World got a minute's worth of terror, and the camera was zoomed in on her reactions to her situation.

 

For your examples to work, the scene in the second movie where the T-Rexs split the guy down the middle shouldn't have happened at a pull back shot, but we should have had a close up on the guy's face as they ripped him apart.

 

Yeah that was probably the biggest problem with Jurassic World. It was the kind of death scene you would give to the main villain of the movie and not some supporting character that did nothing in the movie to deserve that fate. 

 

Now if that had happened to Vincent D'Onofrio's character it would have been a lot less unnecessarily disturbing,  



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 03:19 PM

Unnecessarily disturbing is about all hollywood has anymore. They certainly don't have writing or original ideas.


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:20 PM

There were a couple scenes where it felt like we were supposed to not like her... but we weren't ever told why or anything else that made us actually not like her. 

 

Doesn't make the death any better. But I do wonder if there was something else intended by the script there that didn't make it to the final cut. 



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:06 PM

There were a couple scenes where it felt like we were supposed to not like her... but we weren't ever told why or anything else that made us actually not like her. 

 

Doesn't make the death any better. But I do wonder if there was something else intended by the script there that didn't make it to the final cut. 

 

She wasn't enthusiastic about looking after some obnoxious brats.





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