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@  Ashley : (23 May 2019 - 02:42 AM)

the original slivers were spikey monsters. then the evolved into humanoids. now they're back to spikey bug monsters.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2019 - 10:42 PM)

Wait. Slivers were bishies???

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2019 - 10:40 PM)

They haven't necessarily looped yet. It's possible they're stuck in "yaoi anatomy"

@  Ashley : (22 May 2019 - 10:35 PM)

I think Slivers in MTG have crossed the bishonen line and looped back around to monstrous

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 09:48 PM)

Maxi, provigo, loblaws.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2019 - 09:42 PM)

Which store brand is it?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

I need to buy more "no name" foods. This pizza is freaking awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I have heard that, it's rather disappointing. Ah, maybe they'll just leech each others stores of "awful racist vote" and not go anywhere.

@  Trpodeca : (17 May 2019 - 11:09 PM)

I voted. Boy there are a worrying amount of parties which sound like fascists.

@  Pennpenn : (17 May 2019 - 06:55 PM)

For those in Australia, it is a federal election today. Go Vote! It's Mandatory!


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#1 Teufel

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 08:47 PM



I was pretty excited about this until I saw the January release date. Isn't that where studios send movies off to die a cold, miserable death? :doh
 
I still haven't seen Split, but that's a dynamite trio and I absolutely loooooooved Unbreakable so good or bad I'm seeing this.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 21 July 2018 - 01:03 AM.


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 08:59 PM

The whole idea of "dead zones" is kind of an antiquated idea.  If the quality is there, it will likely find an audience and success.  Besides, January is largely ignored by that mentality, meaning Glass might got the most exposure for the month.

 

Also:

WAY more hype than for anything DC is apt to fart out for a while...


Edited by Steevy Maximus, 20 July 2018 - 09:03 PM.


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 09:08 PM

So two things. ONE. Im very hype. I loved Unbreakable and while I havent seen Split yet, Ive only heard good things.

But TWO...this is Modern Shyamalan were talking about.

So Im cautiously hype.

But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 09:17 PM

I screwed up the topic title, should just be Glass. I don't see how to edit that, assuming I can't? If not thanks to any mod who wanders in here if you could fix that for me then delete this post. ;)



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Posted 20 July 2018 - 09:20 PM

huh I didn't even know Split existed... So I guess I need to watch that. I loved Unbreakable and have been looking forward to this thinking it was a direct sequel and not part 3.


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 09:26 PM

The whole idea of "dead zones" is kind of an antiquated idea.  If the quality is there, it will likely find an audience and success.  Besides, January is largely ignored by that mentality, meaning Glass might got the most exposure for the month.

 

Also:

WAY more hype than for anything DC is apt to fart out for a while...

Yeah, February is typically pretty "dead" too, but Deadpool 1 and Black Panther were able to milk it pretty damn well without any competition.

 

If it is a good movie, sometimes it is better to come out at those times.


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 10:16 PM

January might be playing it smart in a market dominated by super hero films.

 

Regardless, I'm excited.


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Posted 21 July 2018 - 12:23 AM

looks like it'll be fun 



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Posted 21 July 2018 - 12:57 AM

I screwed up the topic title, should just be Glass. I don't see how to edit that, assuming I can't? If not thanks to any mod who wanders in here if you could fix that for me then delete this post. ;)


Press edit on the first post, then choose "use full editor". Or use the "edit" button to open a new tab. There should be a title bar.

I think.

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 08:23 AM

I mean...I liked Unbreakable fine.  I was intrigued by Split being a surprise sequel.  But is there any reason to think this movie will be good?  I mean...certainly not in the totally empty trailer, but maybe there is some reason somewhere else?



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Posted 21 July 2018 - 08:46 AM

Well, it's got McAvoy, Jackson, and Willis...three really good actors attached to the project and two of them who have been interested in a direct follow up of Unbreakable for 18 years. Not saying it couldn't be bad (I see the Shyamalan twist of this film already from the trailer), but it's got the talent not to be. The fact that this winding path of production has resulted in an accidental superhero shared universe in which our first real super power fight happens in the third installment also makes it stand out from the pack.


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Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 08:53 AM

Glass is being treated for thinking he is a superhero and his only power is that he is really smart, right?



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Posted 21 July 2018 - 08:57 AM

Nah. Glass' deal was covered in Unbreakable.

 

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 06:32 PM

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 06:37 PM

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 06:42 PM

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 06:42 PM

Exactly. That was the whole point to Unbreakable. Glass operated off the idea that if he's so brittle, then obviously there's someone out there who is nigh indestructible. It's what lead him to cause all those horrific accidents that ultimately lead him to Willis' character.

 

While Glass' condition is medically known, Willis' condition wasn't. Even Willis' character wasn't aware of the possibility, despite having a lifetime of experiences prior to meeting Glass (Including a major auto accident where he ripped off a car door). Same with The Horde (McAvoy's character - I wikied it). His multiple personalities are a known, medically accepted condition. The fact one of those personalities turns him into a super powered monster wasn't.

 

It's internally consistent logic for the setting, that yes make Glass a super individual for this setting. Glass has never shied away from the fact he's a Villain. Says so right in the trailer to the Beast "Sounds like the bad guys teaming up."

 

Samuel L. Jackson's Mr. Glass is one of the most compelling super villains that has never been put to comic format. So yeah, he belongs in that group - especially since it was Willis' interactions with him that pulled Willis into the "delusion".


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Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 01:51 PM

What a supervillain is is a little hazy.  If they do crimes always involving riddles or they are an alien monster with eyebeams it seems really clear.  Mr Glass is just a mass criminal.  Was Osama bin Laden a supervillain?  Nicholas Cruz?

 

What is Glass' delusion?  He really made train crashes and stuff.  If that makes you a supervillain, he isn't having a delusion of being a supervillain.



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Posted 22 July 2018 - 01:57 PM

Glass' delusion was that he HAD to have an opposite - someone who never broke - that lead him to kill all those people. Heck, he's likely the psychiatrist's "alpha patient", since Glass has been committed to a asylum since his incarceration.

 

As for being brittle not making one super powered...neither does being rich. Didn't stop Obadiah Stane or Lex Luthor from being accepted into that club.


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Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 03:20 PM

Getting in a big robot suit to kill people seems like something that could count.





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