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@  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.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 02:46 PM

It gives me a feeling that they are kind of repeating the conflict of TS2, where is it better to be loved by one child for a few years, or adored by many forever. Still, as a parent with small children the scene of Bonnie desperately searching for her toys was kind of heart wrenching.

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 10:30 AM

The weird thing with that trailer is it really gives off a Bo Peep is the villain vibe wich is a weird direction to go.

-ZacWilliam, I hope it's more grey/3 dimensional than that.

Of course she's the villain. She's not even a toy, she's a lamp!

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 12:38 PM

*sees ventriliquist dummies*
The monkey in 3 was bad enough and that movie was a logical end point!

Guess someone really wanted a Toy Story/Goosebumps crossover. :p
Considering how many drafts of the original Toy Story involved a ventriloquist dummy in some form, I'm surprised it took them this long to get in the film.

Moreso that they'd wind up the villains/horror angle.

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 12:38 PM

Saw it.

EXTRA scene at the VERY end! There are a lot of mid credit scenes but you gotta wait until the very end of everything. Don't leave the (toy) story hanging! Hehe

Also, there was no Pixar short? My screening couldn't not have shown it. Weird.

I'd have to say I'm glad it ended that way cuz of my bias. Also, yes, the Slappys (well, Bensons) were scary, haha.

Keanu sounded animated. Like, lively. That's a surprise.

The Bunny and Ducky skids and mudflap made me laugh with one of their bits.

I was actually disappointed that it wasn't centered on Forky. Noooo, we had more Woody, ugh. (Sorry, but I like Buzz better, not sorry).

Oh, Buzz had a backwards character bit, which I hated.



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Posted 10 July 2019 - 10:10 AM

Saw it at the drive in last night. Felt tacked on. 3 was the perfect conclusion to the story (man, cant believe it came out 9 years ago!). I still get chocked up at Andy leaving for college. That scene embodies so much: our own growth to adulthood, as well as the way my heart aches when I realized my own kids are growing up (my son was 1 when 3 came out. Hes 11 now!!!)





I'm also slightly uncomfortable with the way...



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Posted 10 July 2019 - 11:08 AM

say, guess who's mad at this film...


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Posted 10 July 2019 - 11:38 AM

Saw this last week with my girlfriend.


I'm not gonna say this was a bad movie...because it wasn't a bad movie. It was a good one. There's a part of me, however, that wishes it hadn't been made, if only because the third film felt like such a good ending point.

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 02:49 PM


say, guess who's mad at this film...



Toy Story 4 boycotted by One Million Moms for ‘lesbian’ scene https://www.pinknews...-lesbian-scene/



if its not one side, its the other  :rolleyes

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 05:12 AM

Whoa, I didn't notice that. But it could possibly just be an aunt and mom anyway, right? But it's really no big deal.

I forget but the new lady at the end wasn't given a name, right?

And I need to rewatch the trailers but Bunny and Ducky were separated there? As opposed to connected in the actual movie?



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Posted 11 July 2019 - 06:58 PM

Yeah in alot of promo material they are not shown sewn together. It caught me off guard at first.

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 07:32 AM

say, guess who's mad at this film...

Toy Story 4 boycotted by One Million Moms for lesbian scene https://www.pinknews...-lesbian-scene/

if its not one side, its the other  :rolleyes

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 12:30 PM

I felt like most of this movie was unnecessary, but holy shit the last part of the movie hugging got me.

Maybe it just needed to be an hour special to complete Woodys story instead of it being this entire movie with a tacked on villain?

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 06:38 AM

Was this movie really necessary? Probably not, but it was good enough.


The ending really got me. I grew up with these films.

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 10:23 AM

Yeah, I liked it, but I did not like it as much as the other three. 


I wish the other toys aside from Woody and Bo Peep (and Buzz, but he was quite secondary) had more screen time than the non Optimus/Bumblebee Autobots in Transformers 2-5. 


I do not think it was meant this way, but it does give an interesting spin on the ending of 3:


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 07:55 AM


Ill stop. I loved 1-3 so much. I just didnt like 4 and I need to take a cue from Elsa and let it go...
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Posted 14 July 2019 - 08:37 AM

I was kind of surprised that the movie seemed to imply Andy was Woody's first kid. What was he doing between the 1950s and when Andy got him? There's no indication that he was trapped in package or anything.
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Posted 14 July 2019 - 11:33 AM

I don't want to see this mostly because I was 10 when the first film came out and having spoiled 4's ending I feel 3 was a better end point that addressed the paradox of toy existence whilst still having a happy ending. 

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