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@  Liege : (20 September 2019 - 12:05 PM)

Any sightings of Ratchet at U.S. Walgreens yet? A couple of stores around me have recently restocked their toy aisles but no Ratchets yet at those ones.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:54 AM)

You don't even hear a hint of an accent, and she only very rarely chooses some odd wording where she probably wasn't familiar with the more appropriate alternative due to its relative obscurity.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:41 AM)

Just watched what's possibly the most relaxed interview ever of a German Youtuber interviewing Zazie while walking around Berlin. Turns out she was born in Berlin and spent quite some time in Germany.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:39 AM)

Actors and actresses I had no idea speak fluent German, part 4.231: Zazie Beetz from Deadpool 2.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:14 PM)

It's too bad it's like this because some of what they're doing with tiny cars is pretty cool, but I'm not willing to sign up for that f-ing hassle.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:13 PM)

At this point I'm trying to decide how much of a markup I'm willing to pay some scalper scum or if I should just say to hell with it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 September 2019 - 02:11 PM)

That is pretty much the constant story with Hot Wheels. Anything you might actually want has most likely been picked clean and marked up.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:02 PM)

I've been watching some Youtube Hot Wheels videos out of boredom and discovered there exists a new car that just came out maybe a month ago that looks just like one I had when I was little, and I've been looking around hoping to get it. Slim picking everywhere, but online there are a slew of sellers asking for 3 and 4x the retail price, plus a hefty shipping markup.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 01:59 PM)

Oh, that explains the problem I've encountered with finding one little car

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2019 - 01:31 PM)

Oh boy. I work at Target, and literally every single morning, there are two or three guys outside who make a beeline straight to the Hot Wheels.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 September 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Hot Wheels

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 12:25 PM)

Which collecting community has the worst scalpers?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 September 2019 - 09:55 PM)

I've never read the source material and don't know much about it, but I enjoyed the first film quite a bit, and found the second alright

@  Sabrblade : (17 September 2019 - 09:49 PM)

The first movie was definitely not for me. I flat out hated it. Didn't even bother with the sequel.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2019 - 05:02 PM)

I liked the first movie a lot and enjoyed the original volume of the book, and the way they were developed in parallel was really interesting. It all got super extra unpleasant as soon as they went back though. I don't remember really whether the initial sequels are "good" or not, but either way both the second movie and the second run of the book quickly demonstrated that the property sure wasn't for me.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i have a real hard time offering praise of anything connected to an utter shitstain like Mark Millar.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2019 - 01:23 PM)

Kick Ass 2 was okay for what it was, a sequel to a film that was okay, just okay. It had a good performance from Nic Cage while the sequel had Jim Carrey who decided he didn't want to promote it after one of america's regularly scheduled massacres.

@  Benbot : (17 September 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Was Kick Ass 2 really that bad? I never got around to seeing it, but after watching the first movie again the other day, I'm thinking about it.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2019 - 01:54 PM)

Why do you feel a need to label yourself for doing something harmless?

@  Telly : (13 September 2019 - 11:10 AM)

thats more than i look at on reddit

@  Benbot : (13 September 2019 - 10:49 AM)

am I a basic bitch for only browsing the front page of Reddit?

@  Shrug : (12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM)

I managed to find about 2/3s of my goal Sega Genesis collection before the last price bump

@  Anonymous X : (12 September 2019 - 11:11 AM)

So relieved that I picked up most of my NTSC GameCube collection in 2010/11 before prices on the secondary market went bezerk...

@  unluckiness : (12 September 2019 - 12:54 AM)

I have fond memories of it since it was the last console Mario Kart that didn't have the ridiculous pre-race cart assembly

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 September 2019 - 10:26 PM)

Like many Gamecube games, underrated

@  unluckiness : (11 September 2019 - 09:24 AM)

Double Dash is great. Just watch out for blue shells

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 07:43 AM)

I used a double dash on my mobile. The chat didn’t like it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2019 - 04:17 AM)

The mobile version of the site chokes on certain characters, I think.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM)

what's with that punctuation anyway

@  Nevermore : (11 September 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Now where did that come from, Bass X0?

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 01:52 AM)

Politics and Religion — tools of foul play!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you owe, you're expected to actually pay it at the time you file, before they even process your return

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you file electronically, I find you usually get your refund within a couple weeks

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Well, lucky it took less than two months for me. For a little over 200 Euros.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Pretty much, yeah. Canada revenue will be all up your ass if you earn less than 200K and owe tax, but your refund is basically "duke nukem forever".

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Whereas if you overpaid and they have to refund you, they will take their sweet time to let you know.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Like, here in Germany, if the tax authority responds to your tax report quickly, you can rest assured they want more money.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Do tax authorities in other countries base their time to respond to filed tax reports on whether they owe or are owed as well?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 11:13 AM)

Check what the requirements are for your cad program, and try to beat them by about 20%, and understand that software requirements have been stable for a few years: not really keeping up with the advancements in hardware. Unless you're doing something SPECIFIC which requires ludicrous amounts of power, just give your self a cushion on hardware and don't bother going whole hog.

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 10:16 AM)

What I'm currently using is an i5 2018 Surface Laptop. My current desktop is all but dead. I think in the end affordability will win out over specs. I need to use CAD programs, but I'm a student, not a professional.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 10:06 AM)

Okay. Whats the specs on the I7 and what are you currently using?

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 09:23 AM)

fun and games

@  wonko the sane? : (09 September 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Depends entirely on what you use the computer for.

@  Steevy Maximus : (09 September 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Probably not

@  Benbot : (09 September 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Do I need an i7 on my new computer?

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:08 PM)

https://imgur.com/fkyjpza

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:07 PM)

Today's convention haul:

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 08:54 AM)

But it was Huuunnngrrrryyyy. What was I supposed to do?

@  MEDdMI : (08 September 2019 - 08:23 AM)

But did you feed any small fuzzy creatures after midnight?

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 06:32 AM)

Shouldn't be. I literally just built it. Not even three weeks ago even.


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#141 Cradok

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 06:32 AM

I hated DoFP, literally the only bit I liked was seeing Scott alive at the end, and even that was ruined when Oakley didn't release the version of the glasses he wears.
 
Like, seriously, I enjoyed both X3 and Origins more than I did DoFP.


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Posted 09 March 2019 - 01:47 PM

 

Yeah, none of the MCU would exist without the X-Men series proving that superhero movies like this could be done.

 

Things like Batman & Robin being not too old when the first X-Men film came out.

 

I know everyone loves saying that buy if you look at the MCU the film where it really got its structure and tone from 2002's Spider-Man, and not the X-Men at all.

 

Minor quibble, but technically Iron Man got its structure and tone from Superman. Spider-Man was a pretty joyless movie (The Raimi era reminds me forcibly of Spidey's "I AM THE SPIDER" era), while Iron Man was more like Superman, willing to poke fun at itself while being respectful to its source material and having cast a lead that pretty much was the comic book character brought into reality.

 

The ability to craft and tell Superhero stories in the visual medium has existed for as long as comics ultimately have been around (Seriously, go watch the 1940s serial Batman & Robin. It actually does some stuff that I'd wish modern super hero stories would do - like the fact Bruce's hair doesn't come out of the cowl perfect), it's just that the aughts saw our generation become the ones with the disposable income to make these films profitable. Iron Man succeeded for the same reason Transformers did - it came out at exactly the right time. It's just Iron Man, unlike Transformers, embraced its camp and heritage and built upon it. Meanwhile Michael Bay couldn't get enough of statutory rape law and racial stereotyping extra-terrestrial robots.

 

 

I do agree with your X-film list. Though I would say I put Logan on the same pedestal I put The Dark Knight on in that you could remove all the super hero trappings and be left with a fantastic film by itself. But First Class was the film that restored my faith in the X-Men franchise after X2 bored me to tears and X3 was an affront to everything decent and good in this world. It took a friend literally forcing the DVD into my hands and walking away so I couldn't hand it back for me to actually watch it.

 

Then Days of Future Past happened. And I tolerated it. I still was vehemently opposed to X3 but Days seemed to remove X3. Dark Phoenix seems intent on bringing X3 BACK. I was told elsewhere that it was so "they could do the story justice", but that's just it. The story's shit. There's no justice to be had with it. The entire concept was a bad idea. If the X franchise can't learn from ten years of MCU to embrace its wilder elements, then what is even the point?

 

 

As for the costuming - the problem there is they keep teasing the comic accurate outfits (Even the utterly daft looking ones at the end of Apocalypse). I've never quite forgiven the franchise for giving us a brilliant looking fusion of X-Film and 60s comic Magneto and then dropping it for stupid body armor in DoFP.



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Posted 09 March 2019 - 02:51 PM

Minor quibble, but technically Iron Man got its structure and tone from Superman. Spider-Man was a pretty joyless movie (The Raimi era reminds me forcibly of Spidey's "I AM THE SPIDER" era), while Iron Man was more like Superman, willing to poke fun at itself while being respectful to its source material and having cast a lead that pretty much was the comic book character brought into reality.


I think you're confused by hindsight and everything after becoming subsequently more Reeves-like, because he really didn't embody a 70s Superman and likewise RDJ's personality really wasn't Tony's before 2008.
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Posted 30 March 2019 - 05:02 PM

I found this reaction surprising. Maybe it will be good.
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Posted 30 March 2019 - 06:39 PM

hard to judge a 2 hour movie on a ten minute segment from the first act. it could very easily go downhill from there


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Posted 02 April 2019 - 07:13 PM

I still got a bad feeling for this movie, its likely going to try to hard and fall flat on its face!


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Posted 03 April 2019 - 11:15 PM

in the end it's more than obviously the last X-men movie we're being given in this continuity ... because DeadPool 3 will surely be all about how its the mcu now - so I'll give Dark Pheonix the watch it's predecessors have earned for it.  But I'm not expecting a lot of "Gosh I hope they keep me on after the merger" level steller performances or stuff of that nature. 

they wont top Logan for a quality end of the franchise so I'm not looking for it here 



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Posted 04 April 2019 - 04:50 AM

See Logan is a phenomenal stopping point for the franchise, I think.



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Posted 17 April 2019 - 11:35 AM


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Posted 17 April 2019 - 01:19 PM

still not excited


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Posted 17 April 2019 - 07:37 PM

Doesn't look bad, I guess, but I'm not really exicted for this, if anything, I kind of forget its coming, I not been that impressed with the current cast of X-men, they all been rather forgettable and there no real story arc across the movies, with the original films, say what you will but there was a story arc and a focus on Logan and Rouge as our point of view characters but from First class Onwards, I felt there was a lack of focus, I never liked First class, it was just a poorly written story, Days of Future past was better, but the following film, what a mess and how stupid could they be, about the only stand out scene was the Quicksilver one saving everyone's lives minus one person. I got little hope for this movie and I think Disney know its likely to fail, how bad, no idea, but its the end of Fox's X-men that for certain and we aren't going to see the X-men in the MCU for a while if reports are to believed.

 

One thing I suspect that will likely reappear in the MCU verison of X-men, the mannor house that they use as the School, it just seems right and the best character in all of the movies as it has no lines and puts up with a lot.


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Posted 19 April 2019 - 04:05 PM

Who is the bleach blonde gross chick supposed to be?

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 04:29 PM

I get the feeling she's supposed to be the personification of the Phoenix Force talking to Jean.
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Posted 19 April 2019 - 08:57 PM


No one seems to know for sure. I've seen guesses of "A version of Llandra" and "A gender swapped Mastermind."

-ZacWilliam, I feel like this movie isn't sticking close enough to the comics to need either of those rolls, so who knows.
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Posted 19 April 2019 - 09:12 PM

People have also said Mrs. Sinister.

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 12:06 AM

mrs sinister just doesnt work as well as mr sinister


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Posted 20 April 2019 - 09:23 AM

Of all the choices, i really hope she isn't Mrs Sinister.

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 12:20 AM

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 04:11 AM

 

Now see...if that had been the initial trailer I'd be a lot more excited for the film. Feels much, much better than the Member Berry X3 reveal trailer we got.

 

That said, Dark Phoenix really is a story that almost needs a movie's worth of building towards to really tell it "right". As it stands, it's going to be incredibly rushed.



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 12:46 AM

Saw it yesterday.

NO EXTRA scene at the end.

I thought it shouldn't be the capper X-Men film. Even Age of Apocalypse was bigger and more epic. It wasn't cosmic at all, which is a shame.

One part dazzled but the final fight was barely anything to get work up about. Needed more reasons for Phoenix to be considered dangerous (more destruction please).

Pacing was off. Like, the last three scenes there chained together, no breathing room.

Who are these characters? The villains... I don't know them. The side heroes... I saw their names in the credits but no idea (Selene? I thought it was Callisto. But powers are not a match for either).

Would be nice to see why Scott and Jean were in love.

Prof X did a thing and I rather liked the evilness of it, really. But this is McAvoy's X version.

I want it to succeed but it might just be ok. Hope it still makes money and is a success though.

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