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@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 06:06 PM)

I can't. One: we don't know where dad hide the damn manual. Not that he read it either. And 2.) I'm congenitally incapable of reading it, being as I'm male.

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 April 2020 - 01:52 PM)

Lesson learned: RTFM.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 11:45 AM)

It's time for todays lesson! Did you know there's a wrong way to install a chainsaw blade? I didn't. I thought the damn thing was just blunted, but nope. Backwards.

@  CORVUS : (05 April 2020 - 06:41 PM)

CONTAGION is on my current watchlist. I'm kicking it off with OUTBREAK, and I have a whole lineup of pandemic-based films. I treat this stuff as a fear-innoculant.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:52 PM)

My point is that of late, Taiwan's government executed lockdown procedures to great success. Vietnam has done similarly.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (05 April 2020 - 03:34 PM)

Didn't SARS just suddenly stop before it got very far?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:24 PM)

*raises eyebrows due to familial knowledge of SARS*

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:43 PM)

It was uncomfortably real in 2011, it's downright scary in relation to the current pandemic.

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:42 PM)

It is, almost to an uncomfortable point.The virus portrayed in that film was FAR more aggressive and fatal than Coronavirus, but the sourcing and spread and impact hit REALLY close to home compared to what we're dealing with now

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 04:50 AM)

Actually on the subject, I've hard a lot of people refer to a 2011 film called Contagion that they think is relevant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 01:11 AM)

Ah well, I'll stick to the classic British sitcoms: One Foot in the Grave, Til Death Do Us Part and They Think It's All Over.

@  TM2-Megatron : (05 April 2020 - 12:53 AM)

There's always the original, cheesy as it is

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (05 April 2020 - 12:10 AM)

Dunno... Tonight one of the major networks showed a movie with plagues.. including that listening to their leader causes the first born to die. ;P So nah.. I think the Stand could work. :D

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 April 2020 - 09:18 PM)

That's probably the last thing anyone needs to see, at the moment. Maybe when we get to the end of June/beginning of July and we can venture back out, it might be possible to find some enjoyment in The Stand.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 April 2020 - 02:08 PM)

I suppose the CBS adaptation of Stephen Kings The Stand will be delayed.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:26 AM)

We'll always be together. Together in electric dreams.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Please remember that in these times of social distancing, we'll always be together however far it seems.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It arrived! Yay!

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Given how the virus lasts about 3-4 days on metals and plastics, it's about the only way to go about getting stuff right now. I ordered a monitor mount for my desk and the delivery has been pushed back twice already.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 11:04 AM)

He ordered it online, says it was to keep those delivery boys in business. I did the same a week ago with some Transformers Studio Series figures off Kapow. Don't know if it's wise or not considering.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 09:12 AM)

You'd be the first. Everyone else has either been frustrated cause the one they wanted was sold out (like during boxing week.) or rushing to replace something broken.

@  RYNO : (03 April 2020 - 08:53 AM)

I actually walked into a store the other day and just randomly decided to buy at 32inch TV. It was just a Vizio, and grabbed a Mounting Bracket for it. No duress. Just a spur of the moment wanted a TV for my master bedroom.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:31 AM)

Conversely: I've never met a person who wasn't buying a TV under duress... so... yeah.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:20 AM)

I think I've met maybe two people other than myself who count cables before buying a TV.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (03 April 2020 - 05:33 AM)

Seriously.. HDMI splitters and switches are so bloody finicky, but most tvs don't have enough inputs.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 05:09 AM)

Just spent a hour trying to get my brothers new Samsung TV to read his Playstation and Blu Ray player only to find he was using a HDMI splitter.

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 April 2020 - 11:07 AM)

I could never master oral bullshittery. But in my day I was quite adept with the written word.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 April 2020 - 11:32 PM)

You have mastered the art of Bulljive. You must use this power only for good, or entertainment.

@  Sabrblade : (01 April 2020 - 08:58 PM)

This morning, for one of my online classes, I had to give a positive oral presentation about a play that I hated having to watch. I went into it completely unprepared and just winged it. My professor LOVED my presentation and thought it was excellent. She believed every word I said and honestly thought that I enjoyed that miserable play. Best April Fools ever!

@  ▲ndrusi : (01 April 2020 - 10:06 AM)

Happy Everyone Thinks They're A Comedian Now Day!

@  Donocropolis : (31 March 2020 - 05:45 AM)

Who, I might add, has never been photographed together with Byteman. Just sayin'.

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 10:27 PM)

Bruce Wayne's cyberpunk cousin?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 09:27 PM)

Laser Wayne

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 09:08 PM)

Luther Unum

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 07:09 PM)

Or Lee Derwon.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:51 PM)

Not to be confused with Leader I

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was Leader Uno

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was the OTHER Leader 1

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Or Sideways.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 05:26 PM)

On the other hand, this is Armada we're talking about. It could have actually been Metroplex.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Christmas Maximus?

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 March 2020 - 01:13 PM)

At least the ozone layer is healing. unless this is a 0.0000000001% thing it's sounds like good news.

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:27 AM)

(But only pretty sure, not 100% sure.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:26 AM)

Pretty sure y'all were thinking of Fortress Maximus yesterday.

@  Bass X0 : (28 March 2020 - 12:38 AM)

Dare! Dare to believe you can survive 2020!

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 March 2020 - 08:18 PM)

Baja Blast is back at retail!

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 03:47 PM)

Shame he wasn't around more. He seemed like such a jolly, happy soul.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 02:16 PM)

No, he was definitely Metroplex. You could tell because he was in Metroplex's distinctive red and green coloration.


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Favorite movies of 1988 anyone?

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#1 Egon1982

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 06:55 AM

What a year for movies it was and hard to believe it's been 30 years! i still remember as a 5/6 year old the good times and all even seeing craploads of movies in theaters 

 

My top 25 favorites of 1988:

 

1. Die Hard.

2. Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

3. Akira.

4. Beetlejuice.

5. Willow.

6. They Live.

7. The Blob.

8. Coming to America.

9. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

10. Killer Klowns from Outer Space.

11. Scrooged.

12. Big.

13. A fish called Wanda.

14. Shakedown.

15. Rambo 3.

16. Heathers.

17. The Land Before Time.

18. Naked Gun.

19. Oliver and Company.

20. My Neighbor Totoro.

21. Crocodile Dundee 2.

22. Adventures of Baron Munchausen.

23. Hellbound Hellraiser 2.

24. Alien Nation.

25. Midnight Run.

 

Honorable mentions:

Grave of the FIreflies.

Earth Girls are Easy.

Rain Man.

Dead Ringers.

Pumpkinhead.

The Bear.

Young Guns.
Fright Night 2.

Pin.

Above the Law.

Brain Damage.

Twins.

Monkey Shines.

Phantasm 2.

Bloodsport.

Twins.
Clean and Sober.

Gorillas in the Mist.

Elm Street 4 Dream Master.

Critters 2.

Child's Play.

Friday The 13th part 7.

Casual Sex.

The Dead Pool.

Police Story 2.

Funny Farm.

Ernest Saves Christmas.

Daffy Duck's Quackbusters.
Jack's Back.

Short Circuit 2.

Halloween 4.

Colors.

Comic Book Confidential.

Prison.

Night of the Demons.

Waxwork.

Maniac Cop.

License to Drive.

Lady in White.

Gandahar aka Lightyears.

Serpent and the Rainbow.

Red Heat.

 

Guilty pleasures:

Slugs.

Troma's War.

Return of the Living Dead 2.

Dead Heat.

The Nest.

18 Again.

Big Top Pee Wee.

Bad Dreams.


Edited by Egon1982, 11 June 2018 - 06:59 AM.


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 02:46 PM

Seeing this topic, I was like, what was so special about 1988? Then I looked and saw just how many of the films i loved growing were released that year.

 

My Top ten list for 1988 films:

1.Big

2. The Naked Gun

3. Die Hard
4. Who Framed Roger Rabbit

5. Young Guns

6. Ernest Saves Christmas

7. Crocodile Dundee II

8. Scrooged

9. The Land before Time

10. Funny Farm
 

Honorable mentions:

Beetlejuice
Rainman
Coming to America
Beaches
Mississippi Burning
Rambo 3
Earth Girls are Easy
Twins
Oliver and Company
The Dead Pool
Red Heat
Short Circuit 2


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 04:39 AM

Seeing this topic, I was like, what was so special about 1988? Then I looked and saw just how many of the films i loved growing were released that year.

 

My Top ten list for 1988 films:

1.Big

2. The Naked Gun

3. Die Hard
4. Who Framed Roger Rabbit

5. Young Guns

6. Ernest Saves Christmas

7. Crocodile Dundee II

8. Scrooged

9. The Land before Time

10. Funny Farm
 

Honorable mentions:

Beetlejuice
Rainman
Coming to America
Beaches
Mississippi Burning
Rambo 3
Earth Girls are Easy
Twins
Oliver and Company
The Dead Pool
Red Heat
Short Circuit 2

 

Oh man, i remembered seeing Who Framed Roger Rabbit 4 times in theaters and having merchandise even a talking Roger Rabbit doll. Saw Crocodile Dundee 2 in theaters, Young Guns, Scrooged 2 times in theaters (one with my mom and big brother and one with my old man), Beetlejuice (3 times), Big, Funny Farm, Coming to America, Rainman, Rambo III, Twins, Earth Girls are Easy, The Dead Pool, Short Circuit 2, Land Before Time (3 times even on a field trip in first grade), Die Hard, Naked Gun and Oliver and Company (3 times in theaters even on New Year's day and had some merchandise even the CD soundtrack  that i got for christmas 30 years ago being the first CD i owned) in theaters as well.



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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:48 AM

Top 10 Films of a weird, seven year old boy with a eight year older brother...

  1. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  2. Willow
  3. Big
  4. Beetlejuice
  5. Land Before Time
  6. Rain Man
  7. Die Hard
  8. Dirty Rotten Soundrels
  9. The Naked Gun
  10. Coming to America

Yep.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:23 AM

I remember going to see Who Framed Roger Rabbit for my birthday party that year and I think that I might have saw The Land Before Time in theaters, but I am not sure. I know that the rest were all VHS rentals though. We had a massive library of VHS films and TV shows and I saw most of my content that way growing up in a rural area.


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#6 Egon1982

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 12:08 AM

Who agrees 1988 was a fantastic year for movies?



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Posted 02 July 2018 - 02:32 AM

it was a year for film.

 

must have been something going on in the real world that drove people to create quality escapism 



#8 Egon1982

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 11:15 PM

it was a year for film.

 

must have been something going on in the real world that drove people to create quality escapism 

And what are your faves of that year?





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