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@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.


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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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