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@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2019 - 10:42 PM)

Wait. Slivers were bishies???

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

Not necessarily. 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!

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2019 - 04:19 PM)

Humor? I 'ardly know 'or!


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#81 Maruten

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:56 PM

Don't know how the US classified it, but it's M (not recommended for under 15) here. In terms of suitability for children I think the violence and Scary Monster Dudes are a 
MUCH bigger deal than the shits.


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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:04 PM

Yeah, if I had kids I think it'd be the violence in a few of those scenes rather than a bit of off colour language (if shit's even considered much of a curse anymore) that would concern me. Even the car accident scene at the beginning was surprisingly intense. It's like taking your kid to Robocop and worrying about the language while a guy's hand and arm are being shot off in a sadistic torture scene.

 

In looking up the director of this film, he has a background in horror; and that doesn't surprise me having seen the film. It's not unlike a few of the scenes in Spider-Man 2 that allude to Raimi's past directorial work (most notably the surgery scene after Doc Oc's accident).


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Posted 14 April 2019 - 07:06 PM

I thought it was a grand film. Laughed my ass off a number of times. 



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Posted 22 April 2019 - 05:36 PM

Just realized something:

Billy's mom abandoned him when she was 17, meaning she gave birth around 14 and got pregnant at 13, and maybe that's why has dad was in jail.

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 05:53 PM

Saw it yesterday and loved it. They're gonna have to hurry if they want to squeeze out the stalled Black Adam movie before the next one. Unless they do the next one to introduce the character and then treat his self-titled movie as a flashback to ancient Egypt.

I missed the post-credits stinger because I had to leave the now-horrible theatre (they "upgraded" and now short people like me are no longer welcome).

 

Given that they gave at least part of Black Adam's character to Sivana (trying to keep that vague enough to avoid spoiler tag), I'm not holding my breath for a Black Adam movie.



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Posted 23 April 2019 - 01:06 AM


Except they got the Rock of all people all signed up, excited and ready to shoot. Honestly I'd guess Black Adam is the Non-sequel DC movie most likely to happen just cause of that. Which makes some of these decisions even more odd.

-ZacWilliam, I just wonder how much of a Venom (these characters that should be intricately tied together aren't so much) they'll pull.
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Posted 23 April 2019 - 02:53 AM

Just realized something:

Billy's mom abandoned him when she was 17, meaning she gave birth around 14 and got pregnant at 13, and maybe that's why has dad was in jail.

 

I doubt that (I mean, isn't Billy's backstory dark enough already for a lighthearted flick?) From the sounds of it, he just took off rather than taking responsibility... I distinctly remember his mom saying something about his dad deciding he just didn't want to be involved, which was why she was on her own. It isn't too much of a stretch that such a kid, without intervention, would eventually become a 20-something that might do something stupid enough to land himself in jail.



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Posted 23 April 2019 - 07:16 AM

Was she 17 when she left him or 17 when she had him?


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Posted 23 April 2019 - 08:24 AM

That part killed me, the parents not being like Ordway Power of Shazam comics wise. CC and Marilyn were adventurers and good people (killed by an descendant of Black Adam) but the movie continuity updated them to be 'real', with a deadbeat dad and over her head mom. (Dunno about new 52 version). But it's not like they turned Batman's Alfred into a drink, abusive guardian. Guess it's more like making Jor-El into a too preoccupied dad.

Wiki says Shazam is at 322million. With Endgame coming out tomorrow, thaaaat might be it for movie ticket sales?

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 08:55 AM

It'll probably reach $330 million at least.


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Posted 02 May 2019 - 12:52 PM

Just saw it today. Holy moley that was amazing! I think I just found my new favorite of the DCEU films.

 

Like others have said, the dark moments were a bit too much so, as though the filmmakers thought "Oh wait! We're DC. We can't be making this movie too fun and likable. We gotta be grimly grotesque and really violent, so let's throw some of that in there to be super jarring with the light and funny parts."

 

That aside, I loved so much else about this movie. It was funny, witty, and downright awesome at times. Offputting grimdark moments aside, this is how DC should have been making their films all along.

 

I too noticed that they never actually referred to Billy's superhero form as "Shazam", using that name only to refer to the wizard and as the code word for the superhero transformation. Sure, Billy does refer to it during the "Say my name" part (you all know the one), but when they say "Billy!", he corrects himself with "Say what I say to turn into this guy!" as though to say that it really is just a code world for the transformation. This gives some leeway for the possibility of allowing Billy's superhero form be called "Captain Marvel" but those who'd want to, since I know a lot of fans still refer to him as such since "Shazam" is supposed to be just the wizard's name. And, none of the others were named either, so their names could still remains as marvelous as they were in the comics. ;)

 

Also, I caught the names of Steve Blum and Fred Tatasciore among the three names of the Sins' voice actors.

 

As for the all the talk about the swearing in this film, it really wasn't any worse than in most MCU films or even the Transformers movies. Yes, this movie starred kids, but it more specifically starred teenagers. I went to middle school with the kinds of young teens who literally thought it was cool to drop the F-bomb every five minutes on every day of the school year for three years straight, and in high school there really wasn't much of an improvement in that department either. Yes, it's unfortunate and I would have preferred the profanity to have been dialed down a bit (if not excised entirely since I know that's an unrealistic expectation in this day and age), but it's simply what many teenagers do. They're kinda stupid like that.


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If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 01:22 PM

Except they got the Rock of all people all signed up, excited and ready to shoot. 

 

That was true a while ago, but I wasn't under the impression that was still in play.



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Posted 02 May 2019 - 02:41 PM


I'm pretty sure he posted about it as Shazam came out in theaters.

-ZacWilliam, that seems pretty current.
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Posted 02 May 2019 - 02:57 PM

IIRC he was also an executive producer of this film.


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Posted 09 May 2019 - 09:55 AM

Pitch Meeting:

 


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.



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