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@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.


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#601 SwiftEagle

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 10:30 AM

Jabba also just looks TERRIBLE there -- both in the SE and the updated model they used for later video releases.
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Posted 03 October 2019 - 11:03 AM

I don't think any CGI Jabba has ever topped the ROTJ puppet. I remember hating how over detailed the TPM one was.

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 12:53 PM

This has probably already been discussed, but do you think they'll make it so Kylo was actually in deep cover this whole time and his mission was to destroy the source of the Sith (or remains the emperor) and end the threat of the First Order?  That this whole thing was a ploy to become supreme leader and take down the organization from the inside?  



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Posted 08 October 2019 - 01:05 PM

This has probably already been discussed, but do you think they'll make it so Kylo was actually in deep cover this whole time and his mission was to destroy the source of the Sith (or remains the emperor) and end the threat of the First Order?  That this whole thing was a ploy to become supreme leader and take down the organization from the inside?  

 

That sounds terrible, it makes one ask, why did Han have to die if Ren is a deep cover spy, it makes no sense whatsoever.


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Posted 08 October 2019 - 03:36 PM

I'm on board with minor cosmetic clean ups like removing matte lines and whatnot, and even a very small handful of other changes like the Cloud CIty windows.

 

But the majority of the additions are just cluttering up well-framed shots with distracting CG nonsense. They detract from what's happening on screen rather than complementing it, and that's my main gripe. I have no issue with the SEs existing, but I object to the originals not being made available in (at least) properly restored HD; but preferably 4K. Especially when it seems to be simply out of spite.


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Posted 09 October 2019 - 06:50 PM

Let's see what tie in books are coming out.

 

Star Wars Allegiance: How the Resistance gets a fleet of ships.

Resistience Reborn: Probably going to explain how the Resistance goes from twelve guys on the Millennium Falcon, to the larger force they are in the next film. It'll also introduce minor characters who show up as Resistance commanders, but aren't really important.

 

Now I'm not going to read any of these, because I want to judge Rise of Skywalker's political world-building on it's own merits (and be disappointed by it like I was with The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi).


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Posted 09 October 2019 - 07:53 PM

That sounds terrible, it makes one ask, why did Han have to die if Ren is a deep cover spy, it makes no sense whatsoever.

Well, that'd be a matter of proving loyalties. I think it's irrelevant though on the basis that Star Wars is fundamentally not that kind of story and I really see no chance of someone deciding to take it that way. This isn't a Cold War suspense drama.


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Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 09 October 2019 - 10:08 PM

Wouldn't the undercover Kylo Ren, send proof of the system-destroying super-weapon (along with other First Order atrocities), so that the New Republic would act against the First Order? 

 

Or have I given this more thought then it deserves?


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Posted 09 October 2019 - 10:17 PM

I think we both did. X /


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 06:55 AM

While I will probably never prefer the prequel trilogy to the sequel trilogy, there are some very good points made in this article. https://www.cnet.com...n-the-prequels/

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 09:14 AM

Prequels had Weird Al parodies and Genndy Tartakovsky cartoons. Checkmate, atheists Sequels!



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Posted 12 October 2019 - 02:49 PM

I don't think Priest is wrong on the whole about most of the strengths and weaknesses of either set of films, and while it's certainly not the best time to evaluate the new trilogy as a whole, the prequels would surely if anything fare better without their final chapter. But this is all what we already know about how franchise movies are done differently in the world of Avengers: Endgame than that of Raimi's Spiderman. And I don't honestly think it adds up to much about which is "better" at all.
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Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 17 October 2019 - 02:28 PM

The more I think about it the more I think 30 Star Destroyers practically has to be someone's dream.  Or if not a dream, a flashback.  Perhaps to the Battle of Jakku.

 

I find it very hard to believe that 30 Star Destroyers that have been hiding for 40 years are going to show up and it is going to make sense to me in a satisfying way.



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Posted 17 October 2019 - 03:40 PM

Unless most of those ships are knock-offs and they're about to introduce the Chiss Ascendancy and their shipyards in the Unknown Regions.

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 03:49 PM

Unless most of those ships are knock-offs and they're about to introduce the Chiss Ascendancy and their shipyards in the Unknown Regions.

 

That only begs the question of why would they go with the desgin used by the empire, they surely would of come up with something of their own, unless its Thrawn


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Posted 18 October 2019 - 02:01 AM

Well saying that, I think according to The Last Jedi novel, the First Order got some of it's fleet and weapons, from supplies that Palpatine stockpiled throughout the galaxy.

 

Of course, it's a bit late to worry about the resources the First Order have available, because they seemingly have access to an infinite supply of money and resources.


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Posted 18 October 2019 - 01:53 PM

Of course, it's a bit late to worry about the resources the First Order have available, because they seemingly have access to an infinite supply of money and resources.

 

Much as I dislike the Last Jedi as a film, it does imply that the people on the casnio planet are pretty much surpporting both sides in terms of money and likely making bets on things related to it, but then its hard to know exactly what going on as the film narrative was rather broken and left me confused, disgruntled and with a headache of sorts, in other words, it was a poor movie in terms of story. Anyway, its kind of like the old saying: when the cat away the mice will play, so all of the rich folk are the mice and the cat is the one who brings order from the chaos and the rich people are thriving because of the confilct in the Galaxy and simply don't care who suffers as a result.


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Posted 18 October 2019 - 03:27 PM

This has probably already been discussed, but do you think they'll make it so Kylo was actually in deep cover this whole time and his mission was to destroy the source of the Sith (or remains the emperor) and end the threat of the First Order?  That this whole thing was a ploy to become supreme leader and take down the organization from the inside?


I don't buy a "deep cover" explanation, but I can believe that Kylo Ren thinks that he's trying to destroy the evil of the Sith, and even the First Order. The problem is, he's resorted to evil means to do so, making himself at least as bad as that which he (theoretically) seeks to destroy.



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Posted 18 October 2019 - 03:30 PM

I mean... he killed his dad...

That's real commitment to the bit.

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 09:39 AM

News that broken over night is that the Game of Thrones show runners are no longer making the up coming trilogy after the "Post Skywalker saga!" So that is a blow to whatever plans they had for the future for Star Wars movies.


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