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@  MEDdMI : (21 September 2019 - 08:41 PM)

speaking of geese, saw some videos for this game on the Switch: https://www.goose.game/

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 September 2019 - 06:41 PM)

Triple changer, turns from ashes to dust.

@  Rycochet : (21 September 2019 - 05:22 PM)

To Ashens we transform! We turn into a human, a brown couch and a heap of tat.

@  Patch : (21 September 2019 - 03:02 PM)

Really? Worst alt-mode ever.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 September 2019 - 02:09 PM)

To ashes we transform.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2019 - 09:14 AM)

They aren't all cranky... sure, it's hard to find one in a good mood, but still.

@  unluckiness : (21 September 2019 - 09:12 AM)

Cranky geese is a hell of a tautology

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2019 - 09:07 AM)

... that's like the third flock of geese this morning. Do those cranky bitches know something I should know?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 September 2019 - 06:26 AM)

Isn't there a thread for that?

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2019 - 05:41 AM)

I took a few hours off from work so I could attend. Actually met two coworkers there.

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2019 - 05:41 AM)

Anyone else here who participated in a climate change rally yesterday?

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

In case anyone's wondering.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Also, she pronounces her own name "Zuh-see".

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I think I'd read a while back she was born in Berlin

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I thought Zazie Beetz was really fantastic in Deadpool 2. Really looking forward to seeing her in Joker.

@  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".


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Star Wars General Discussion - What will the future of the franchise look like?


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#21 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 07:17 PM


Force Awakens was awesome.

Rogue One was good.

Last Jedi was pretty close to the best Star Wars film ever.

Solo was lots of fun.

Star Wars is fine.


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#22 Tyranno

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 08:40 PM

Well, it was Kennedy's distaste for what Miller and Lord were doing that led to Solo ending up as the most expensive Star Wars film ever, so... IF true, I don't think she's necessarily the WORST person to blame.
But then I don't like Kennedy much anyway because she's supposedly responsible for Nothing But White Female Leads.

 

does that come from any legitimate source or is it just speculation based on her appearance? Because I've only seen that in the context that people are constantly accusing her of trying to self insert herself.


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 09:33 PM

Star Wars is fine.

 

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 12:46 AM

Force Awakens was awesome.

Rogue One was good.

Last Jedi was pretty close to the best Star Wars film ever.

Solo was lots of fun.

Star Wars is fine.


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Because sometimes I'm really not sure.

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 01:07 AM

I think it's a bit too early to panic or cry victory or whatever, but don't let me harsh your buzz.

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#26 HellCat

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 01:13 AM

Claim victory on what?

For my part the Disney era has been a lot of meh. Be it the movies or Rebels none of it has really spoken to me and that's not for lack of trying. I gave TFA, RO and TLJ generally positive reviews.

At the same time I know there are people who adore the Disney era and they're not wrong to do so. Variety is what makes life worth living.

I do however chafe at sweeping gushing or negative comments where someone acts like their personal opinion is the deciding one.

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 03:39 PM

It is overly generous to even call it a "rumor" that Disney could possibly be considering firing Kathleen Kennedy, or that Disney, one of the most powerful brands in the world with name recognition higher than "water", would ever value fanboy sniveling more than $1.3 billion.

Solo is the first SW film to underperform. That is the only thing Disney could possibly be concerned about, assuming they even are. The complaints about TLJ do not exist in their world. They barely exist at all.

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 12:15 AM

It is overly generous to even call it a "rumor" that Disney could possibly be considering firing Kathleen Kennedy, or that Disney, one of the most powerful brands in the world with name recognition higher than "water", would ever value fanboy sniveling more than $1.3 billion.

Solo is the first SW film to underperform. That is the only thing Disney could possibly be concerned about, assuming they even are. The complaints about TLJ do not exist in their world. They barely exist at all.

 

No. Solo is the first Star Wars movie to lose money in its theatrical run.

 

The Last Jedi was the first Star Wars to underperform. (Well, the first Disney Star Wars. I'd have to refresh my memory on the box office for the prequels to be sure on them.)

 

Underperforming isn't flopping, after all. It just means the studio was working under the assumption they'd wind up with dollar value X when all's said and done, but they got less than X instead. And the Last Jedi wound up taking in a lot less money than early estimates suggested, primarily due to weak legs.

 

Beyond that, though, Disney didn't just buy Star Wars for movies, and the non-movie merch has been taking some pretty big hits too. 

 

I'm not saying the rumors Kennedy's out are anything beyond fanboy wishful thinking right now, but the ship is not sailing well. Production on every film except the Last Jedi was a mess, and they've fired about as many directors as have finished films. 

 

Disney likes making money. Disney dislikes losing money. I don't know what they're doing, exactly, but there's no way there weren't a lot of numbers crunched and a lot of data gathered to try to figure out why Star Wars went from invincible to less successful than Ant Man.




#29 Tyranno

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 01:16 AM

The Last Jedi was the first Star Wars to underperform. (Well, the first Disney Star Wars. I'd have to refresh my memory on the box office for the prequels to be sure on them.)

 

Citation needed.


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Posted 22 July 2018 - 08:41 AM

And one thing to consider is that in corporate America making less money is only slightly better than not making money.  What's better than 1.3 billion?  1.4 billion.

 

 

Not that I think rumors of anyone getting the ax have any truth to them, it's just odd to see someone claim it can't be true because Disney is happy with making some money instead of all of the money.  This isn't your Aunt Beru and her garage sale, it's a bunch of suits who live to profit.


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Posted 22 July 2018 - 10:09 AM

They should go back to doing a movie every three years and go back to putting out books and comics.  Let the franchise lie fallow for awhile.



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Posted 22 July 2018 - 10:36 AM

They should go back to doing a movie every three years and go back to putting out books and comics.  Let the franchise lie fallow for awhile.


"Go back" to putting out books and comics?
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Posted 22 July 2018 - 10:46 AM

I mean, they JUST announced a whole lot of new books and comics the other day.

 

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Vader tells scary stories about demon Ewoks!

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Lando... stumbles into Dune?



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Posted 22 July 2018 - 10:56 AM

Lando... stumbles into Dune?

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 01:36 PM

I mean, they JUST announced a whole lot of new books and comics the other day.

 

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Han meets Hondo!

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Vader tells scary stories about demon Ewoks!

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I figured Vader would tell scary stories about sand.



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Posted 22 July 2018 - 02:54 PM

I mean, I can imagine Kylo Ren getting beaten up by Ewoks when he goes to recover Vader's helmet. . .

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 03:39 PM

Id love to see that one
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Posted 22 July 2018 - 05:45 PM

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 08:13 PM

*sniffle* "Hux, b-bring me my shuttle..."
"I will remind you that I am not your errand boy, Ren. And-...are you crying?"
*longer sniffle"N-no. It must be..be a bad line."
"You ARE crying! Aw, what's wrong? The ickle teddy bears too much for the Knight of Ren?"
"I SAID I'M NOT!"

 

Ren sounds more like Hux here, to be honest.


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Posted 22 July 2018 - 09:23 PM

 

Indeed. Just based off the box office takes for the Post-Disney films, they've nearly doubled their investment. The four Disney era films combined cost about a billion to make. The international take home for those four films is around 4 billion. Heck, Solo was a $100 million success. That's not even bothering to look at merchandise speculations.

 

So I really don't understand the idea that Star Wars is somehow failing under Kennedy.

 

Every article I have seen on the internet says that the movie under-performance cost Disney $50 million. I see no mention of it making $100 Million. It reportedly cost Disney $250 million to make the film and it only made $212 Domestically. Internationally it made another $173, but international markets take a lot larger cut of the films than the domestic markets. Once the film hits home media, I am sure that Disney will get its money back but so far the film did take a loss theatrically.

 

 

Even if it did make that, you don't spend $4 billion buying a franchise so you can release films that profit $100 million. No one's expecting the side films to make as much as the main ones, but it's still a tentpole release that they expect to rake in gobs of cash cause it's Star Wars. $100 million profit on Star Wars is a failure any way you slice it. Rogue One did over a billion worldwide and what will this one make? $400 mil? Maybe $500 mil? R1 did more than that in NA alone.

 

I haven't seen Solo, but from the trailer it looked bland starring the blandiest bland guy as Solo. There's no substitute for Harrison Ford. What they should've done is just gone with a Lando movie. Free rein on the backstory, no offense to Billy Dee Williams but those ain't exactly big shoes to fill, and just based on only seeing him in one SNL skit Donald Glover actually seemed to be brimming with talent and charisma.

 

But maybe when I get around to seeing it I'll eat a plate full of crow and blame poor marketing.


Edited by Teufel, 22 July 2018 - 09:32 PM.




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