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@  Nevermore : (12 December 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Morten Harket of A-ha might have aged 35 years on the outside, but his voice is still pretty much the same as it was in 1984. That's some great training and exercise for you.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 December 2019 - 06:59 PM)

Depends entirely on how badly you cooked them. What?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Can it raise the dead?

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Cheddar can do just about anything.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Cream cheese has to be on a bagel or crackers.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:31 PM)

(for example: I like Swiss cheese on sandwiches, but find it merely tolerable by itself)

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:30 PM)

I mean are you eating it by itself? With crackers? On a sandwich?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

I would ask, but I'd rather not know.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

With my mouth, usually.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  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.


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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.


"Welcome... to Pedantic Park"

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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