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@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  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


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#1 Teufel

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 02:38 PM

Batman Mask of the Phantasm  - November 12th

 

 

Superman 1978 - November 25th / 27th / Dec 3rd

 

 

Fathom Events is bringing these back to select theaters. Superman will be shown with one of the classic Fleischer animated shorts "The Mechanical Monsters."

 

I missed out on Phantasm in its original run and I wasn't born yet for Superman (a lame excuse, I know!) Already have my tickets ordered. Both of these films are great and I'm excited about getting to see them in a theater. I can confidently say it will be the best Superman film I've ever seen on the big screen. :D

 

 



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Posted 30 September 2018 - 05:01 PM

Hey, only the best Batman and Superman movies ever made.


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 01 October 2018 - 09:06 PM

Not big on Superman...but I'm more than happy to see Mask of the Phantasm in the theater. Here's hoping my girlfriend's interested!


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:18 PM

Not big on Superman

 

we are enemies now


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:37 PM

 

Not big on Superman

 

we are enemies now

 

 

Whoa hey, I've got nothing against Superman, he's awesome. But he never got a theatrically-released animated film that was produced by Bruce Timm, Paul Dini and Alan Burnett.


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Posted 02 October 2018 - 02:06 AM

The closest thing was Brainiac Attacks and...well...


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 02 October 2018 - 06:44 AM

The original Superman movie is still the best one. It might be somewhat campy by today's standards, but its still the best live action interpretation of him.


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Posted 08 October 2018 - 07:58 PM

I loved Mask of the Phantasm since i was 11 when i saw it on the big screen and been one of my fave animated movies and loved Superman 78 since i was 4 seeing it on video and been one of my faves.



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Posted 09 October 2018 - 12:03 PM

Return of the Joker is better. But that needs a lot of context.

I'll repeat the story I say before about Phantasm but I hated the ending song with Tia Carrerespelling before because I thought it didn't fit the superhero tone. Then years later, after love and life and stuff, I get it now and love it.

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 08:09 PM

Reminder - Mask of the Phantasm - TOMORROW!

 

And I never knew Tia Carrere sang a song for this. Mind. Blown. Dunno how I missed that. I loved her singing in Wayne's World, her cover of Ballroom Blitz blows the original out of the water.



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Posted 11 November 2018 - 10:12 PM

Gonna see the first of two showings tomorrow with my girlfriend. I don't care that I have this on Blu-Ray, it's gonna be awesome to see this on the big screen.


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 12:28 AM

So, a little late with a comment, but I did go and see it with one of my brothers. It was playing in a really nice place with spacious rows, recliner seating, reserved seats. The film didn't seem to quite take advantage of the sound system and at times some of the scenes were briefly blurry. Maybe that was just this location, although it's recently renovated and beefed up. I don't remember any weird visual stuff like that whenever I watched it at home on DVD. Still, it was a blast to see it in a bonafide theater even with the hiccups.

 

Easily one of the best Batman movies, it's got killer performances and some real heart & soul. Got me right in the feels when Bruce was pleading at his parents' grave and even at its brisk runtime the relationship between him and Andrea felt real. What a powerhouse performance by Mark Hamill. For many they will think of him first as Luke Skywalker - I will think of him as The Joker. Easily the best Mark Hamill movie in theaters in the last several years. The Nausicaa showing was a close second. :p

 

Got my tickets for Superman on the 25th pre-ordered. It's also showing on the 27th and the 3rd of December if any are interested in that one.



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Posted 23 November 2018 - 12:26 PM

The theater I saw it at was really nice too. Alas, the showing was mucked up on the technical end - they started playing the film a few minutes in, right before the party at Wayne Manor. Good time overall though.


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 04:59 AM

Saw both of these and had a great time. It's funny with Superman...I've seen the extended cut so many times that it's become the definitive version in my head. Every time one of those scenes was missing from this showing, I had to stop myself from thinking, "Aw, what are they doing, they butchered it!"

 

To this day, I can't remember how or why I missed Phantasm during its original run. I was 13 when it came out, how the hell was I not able to scrape together $8 or whatever to go see it? I bought the novelization, and that probably cost more than a movie ticket back then!


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 07:48 AM

I remember the Phantasm was playing for all of 1 week around here when it was originally released (if at all).  As we wanted to go see it during the second week and there were no showings.


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