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@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 01:52 PM)

50/60's Twilight Zone, the 80's, millennium and recent ones also, all are in The Twilight Zone.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 October 2020 - 08:03 AM)

Twilight zone. Duh.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 October 2020 - 07:52 AM)

Um.... what did I log in on...

@  Paladin : (28 October 2020 - 06:17 AM)

have they actually gotten worse than the one where Homer gets paralyzed by a spider and has to learn to communicate through his farts?

@  unluckiness : (28 October 2020 - 05:53 AM)

It's only fitting that SImpsons have halloween specials since it's been a shambling corpse of its former self since its teens.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 04:12 AM)

No I caught one of the latest one with parodies of Stranger Things which admittedly is horror series but Heaven Can Wait and The Shape of Water are Fantasy films. Plus implications of the characters being sociopaths or twisted has become a norm these days.

@  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...


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Posted 12 January 2020 - 11:17 AM

It is really nice. It's surprising to see that the art stems back all the way to 2005. Hope you like it. :)

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 10:13 AM

Sadly no VFX nomination for Alita:  Battle Angel.

 

Nominees were:

Lion King

Avengers:  Endgame

1917

Star Wars:  The Rise of Skywalker

The Irishman

 

I think Alita had better special effects than at least half that list personally.


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Posted 13 January 2020 - 04:03 PM

Better than the Irishman, certainly.


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Posted 13 January 2020 - 04:15 PM

Ugh! Lion King may be all photorealistic and all, but the animation conveyed zero emotion. Never mind that the movie as a whole sucked.

 

Avengers was well and good, but not a whole lot separated it from most previous marvel superhero movies.

 

I haven't seen any of the others. But yeah, Alita got snubbed. Probably because it didn't do well theatrically, but still.


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Posted 15 January 2020 - 02:25 PM

I'm deep into Volume 4 of Last Order. Dang these are thick reads!

I think the thing that strikes me the most is how the movie really only covers the first (and part of the second) volume of the original series. That's like barely covering the first formative years of a character. It's reading half the Hobbit and not even realizing The Lord of the Rings exists..

I'm hoping now even more than before that the movie not only gets a sequel, but they need to make this an episodic series. At this point, it would be a hell of a lot more watchable than yet another Fast and Furious!
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Posted 15 January 2020 - 03:06 PM

I need to get copies of Last order at some point soon.


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Posted 15 January 2020 - 03:07 PM

I'm deep into Volume 4 of Last Order. Dang these are thick reads!

I think the thing that strikes me the most is how the movie really only covers the first (and part of the second) volume of the original series. That's like barely covering the first formative years of a character. It's reading half the Hobbit and not even realizing The Lord of the Rings exists..

I'm hoping now even more than before that the movie not only gets a sequel, but they need to make this an episodic series. At this point, it would be a hell of a lot more watchable than yet another Fast and Furious!

I agree.  I'd like something that's more expansive.  I'm guessing if they were to make more movies, they'd hope for two that can cover the rest of the original series and potentially some of the background we get in Last Order and Mars Chronicles.


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Posted 15 January 2020 - 04:10 PM

I need to get copies of Last order at some point soon.

I get mine through ComiXology. I understand a lot of people still like physical, but this saves shelf space and I can take my collection with me wherever I go.
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Posted 16 January 2020 - 07:51 AM

 

I need to get copies of Last order at some point soon.

I get mine through ComiXology. I understand a lot of people still like physical, but this saves shelf space and I can take my collection with me wherever I go.

 

I get mine that way too, as the books are nigh unreadable for me, being so small (I like the standard American comic size) and printed on that crappy paper.


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Posted 16 January 2020 - 09:26 AM

 

I need to get copies of Last order at some point soon.

I get mine through ComiXology. I understand a lot of people still like physical, but this saves shelf space and I can take my collection with me wherever I go.

 

 

I'm more a physical kind of guy when it comes to books, you just can't beat having a good old fashion book in hand, sure with today's tech you can have thousands of books on one decive but its just not the same.


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Posted 16 January 2020 - 10:14 AM

That's understandable. A lot of people prefer physical. And honestly, I like the smell and feel of a new book. But for some reason I just find digital easier to actually read.
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Posted 16 January 2020 - 11:01 AM

That's understandable. A lot of people prefer physical. And honestly, I like the smell and feel of a new book. But for some reason I just find digital easier to actually read.

 

We all have our own tastes, an actual book can be a good distraction but then at the mo, I got a book I've been trying to read since Christmas and I just not really gotten into it, yet!


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Posted 18 January 2020 - 09:45 AM

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Alita keeps getting weirder and weirder the more I read. Still like Kitty Alita though.
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Posted 18 January 2020 - 03:28 PM

I just finished Last Order. That was hugging nuts! Still, I think it had a more satisfying ending than the first set. I'm probably going to need to wait until payday before I start Mars Chronicles. 


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Posted 24 January 2020 - 10:32 AM

Keeping this bumped because right now I'm just obsessed with Alita. Today's payday, so I finished off my ComiXology collection with Mars Chronicles and Holy Night and Other Stories. I've already started Mars Chronicles. Can't wait to really dive in.

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 10:46 AM

You moving through it quick. :)

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 11:04 AM

It's hard to put down.
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Posted 24 January 2020 - 01:25 PM

Kitty Alita??!

 

Well let me know if theres ever Bunny Alita :D

 

Alita getting snubbed for VFX is just more truth that no one at the top knows what there doing


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Posted 24 January 2020 - 02:10 PM

Well let me know if theres ever Bunny Alita :D


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Posted 24 January 2020 - 10:22 PM

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