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@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

In case anyone's wondering.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Also, she pronounces her own name "Zuh-see".

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I think I'd read a while back she was born in Berlin

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I thought Zazie Beetz was really fantastic in Deadpool 2. Really looking forward to seeing her in Joker.

@  Liege : (20 September 2019 - 12:05 PM)

Any sightings of Ratchet at U.S. Walgreens yet? A couple of stores around me have recently restocked their toy aisles but no Ratchets yet at those ones.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:54 AM)

You don't even hear a hint of an accent, and she only very rarely chooses some odd wording where she probably wasn't familiar with the more appropriate alternative due to its relative obscurity.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:41 AM)

Just watched what's possibly the most relaxed interview ever of a German Youtuber interviewing Zazie while walking around Berlin. Turns out she was born in Berlin and spent quite some time in Germany.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:39 AM)

Actors and actresses I had no idea speak fluent German, part 4.231: Zazie Beetz from Deadpool 2.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:14 PM)

It's too bad it's like this because some of what they're doing with tiny cars is pretty cool, but I'm not willing to sign up for that f-ing hassle.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:13 PM)

At this point I'm trying to decide how much of a markup I'm willing to pay some scalper scum or if I should just say to hell with it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 September 2019 - 02:11 PM)

That is pretty much the constant story with Hot Wheels. Anything you might actually want has most likely been picked clean and marked up.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:02 PM)

I've been watching some Youtube Hot Wheels videos out of boredom and discovered there exists a new car that just came out maybe a month ago that looks just like one I had when I was little, and I've been looking around hoping to get it. Slim picking everywhere, but online there are a slew of sellers asking for 3 and 4x the retail price, plus a hefty shipping markup.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 01:59 PM)

Oh, that explains the problem I've encountered with finding one little car

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2019 - 01:31 PM)

Oh boy. I work at Target, and literally every single morning, there are two or three guys outside who make a beeline straight to the Hot Wheels.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 September 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Hot Wheels

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 12:25 PM)

Which collecting community has the worst scalpers?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 September 2019 - 09:55 PM)

I've never read the source material and don't know much about it, but I enjoyed the first film quite a bit, and found the second alright

@  Sabrblade : (17 September 2019 - 09:49 PM)

The first movie was definitely not for me. I flat out hated it. Didn't even bother with the sequel.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2019 - 05:02 PM)

I liked the first movie a lot and enjoyed the original volume of the book, and the way they were developed in parallel was really interesting. It all got super extra unpleasant as soon as they went back though. I don't remember really whether the initial sequels are "good" or not, but either way both the second movie and the second run of the book quickly demonstrated that the property sure wasn't for me.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i have a real hard time offering praise of anything connected to an utter shitstain like Mark Millar.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2019 - 01:23 PM)

Kick Ass 2 was okay for what it was, a sequel to a film that was okay, just okay. It had a good performance from Nic Cage while the sequel had Jim Carrey who decided he didn't want to promote it after one of america's regularly scheduled massacres.

@  Benbot : (17 September 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Was Kick Ass 2 really that bad? I never got around to seeing it, but after watching the first movie again the other day, I'm thinking about it.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2019 - 01:54 PM)

Why do you feel a need to label yourself for doing something harmless?

@  Telly : (13 September 2019 - 11:10 AM)

thats more than i look at on reddit

@  Benbot : (13 September 2019 - 10:49 AM)

am I a basic bitch for only browsing the front page of Reddit?

@  Shrug : (12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM)

I managed to find about 2/3s of my goal Sega Genesis collection before the last price bump

@  Anonymous X : (12 September 2019 - 11:11 AM)

So relieved that I picked up most of my NTSC GameCube collection in 2010/11 before prices on the secondary market went bezerk...

@  unluckiness : (12 September 2019 - 12:54 AM)

I have fond memories of it since it was the last console Mario Kart that didn't have the ridiculous pre-race cart assembly

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 September 2019 - 10:26 PM)

Like many Gamecube games, underrated

@  unluckiness : (11 September 2019 - 09:24 AM)

Double Dash is great. Just watch out for blue shells

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 07:43 AM)

I used a double dash on my mobile. The chat didn’t like it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2019 - 04:17 AM)

The mobile version of the site chokes on certain characters, I think.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM)

what's with that punctuation anyway

@  Nevermore : (11 September 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Now where did that come from, Bass X0?

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 01:52 AM)

Politics and Religion — tools of foul play!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you owe, you're expected to actually pay it at the time you file, before they even process your return

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you file electronically, I find you usually get your refund within a couple weeks

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Well, lucky it took less than two months for me. For a little over 200 Euros.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Pretty much, yeah. Canada revenue will be all up your ass if you earn less than 200K and owe tax, but your refund is basically "duke nukem forever".

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Whereas if you overpaid and they have to refund you, they will take their sweet time to let you know.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Like, here in Germany, if the tax authority responds to your tax report quickly, you can rest assured they want more money.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Do tax authorities in other countries base their time to respond to filed tax reports on whether they owe or are owed as well?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 11:13 AM)

Check what the requirements are for your cad program, and try to beat them by about 20%, and understand that software requirements have been stable for a few years: not really keeping up with the advancements in hardware. Unless you're doing something SPECIFIC which requires ludicrous amounts of power, just give your self a cushion on hardware and don't bother going whole hog.

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 10:16 AM)

What I'm currently using is an i5 2018 Surface Laptop. My current desktop is all but dead. I think in the end affordability will win out over specs. I need to use CAD programs, but I'm a student, not a professional.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 10:06 AM)

Okay. Whats the specs on the I7 and what are you currently using?

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 09:23 AM)

fun and games

@  wonko the sane? : (09 September 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Depends entirely on what you use the computer for.

@  Steevy Maximus : (09 September 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Probably not

@  Benbot : (09 September 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Do I need an i7 on my new computer?

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Lion King Remake Discussion


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#21 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 01:17 AM

Everything must get a live action remake.
 
EVERYTHING.


Those seem a bit more sensible, if only because they have characters that can be portrayed by live-action acting.

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 01:44 AM

That trailer is pretty spectacular. I wasn't super keen for this but I guess now I am.

I'm not terribly distressed about the absence of Be Prepared. TLK is one of Disney's great animated features, but it's not one of Disney's great soundtracks.

 

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 01:58 AM

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 02:00 AM

So, they're finally doing another movie like Dinosaur. :p


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 02:42 AM

 

Has Disney really just lost all sense of imagination and now all they can do are live action remakes of cartoon movies they've already made? It's hugging lazy as hell!

 

It really is like a repeat of that age of direct-to-video sequels. Except it's not even new stories and everyone seems to be eating it up.

 

 

 

This might come as a shock to you, but Disney doesn't really do original as much as you think. Like at least 85% of there stuff is them using someone else's work. Fairy Tales, short stories, children's books, history, mythology, etc makes up almost every popular, and some not so popular, Animated Disney movie. But this is a corner of their own making. With them mucking about Copyright laws, there is not as much public domain stuff that they can access, becuase its become a really shallow pool. So now they are remaking themselves.

 

But really, it doesn't even stop there. Even one of the most popular cartoons right now, is just a remake of an older cartoon if theirs, which that s just a remake of older comics of theirs.

 


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 02:49 AM

Maybe a little tangential, but I'm reminded of something I heard in the Literature and History podcast. The gist of it is that people watching plays in ancient Greece would not have cared much about how the plot went, because so much of it was based on existing mythology and everyone already knew what happens to the characters.

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 02:56 AM

Maybe a little tangential, but I'm reminded of something I heard in the Literature and History podcast. The gist of it is that people watching plays in ancient Greece would not have cared much about how the plot went, because so much of it was based on existing mythology and everyone already knew what happens to the characters.


I read about that once; something to the effect of plays in Ancient Greece having the intended purpose of demonstrating common beliefs about morality. Audiences in that place and time liked that method of entertainment, evidently.

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 07:56 AM

I dunno.  I kinda hate the idea of live action remakes, but I will say that Lion King and Aladdin might be the only two I'd be willing to see.
 
Although... Aladdin without Robin Williams?  Is that... like... can they even do that?


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 08:00 AM

Looks unnecessary like Beauty and the Beast as you cannot strike lightning in a bottle twice! seems like a moneygrab if you ask me.

 

Now something like Cinderella could use a new version as the 1950 film is not as classic as Pinocchio or Lion King or Beauty and the Beast.



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Posted 23 November 2018 - 08:16 AM

There already was a live action version of Cinderella.  very recently too.



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Posted 23 November 2018 - 08:42 AM

 TLK is one of Disney's great animated features, but it's not one of Disney's great soundtracks.

 

 

i didn't think Disney made The Last Knight. but then again they are taking over everything these days...


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 09:01 AM

This might come as a shock to you, but Disney doesn't really do original as much as you think. Like at least 85% of there stuff is them using someone else's work.

No shit.

But there's a world of difference between "Lion King is a remake of Hamlet" and "Lion King is a remake of Lion King."

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 09:20 AM

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 10:25 AM

But there's a world of difference between "Lion King is a remake of Hamlet" and "Lion King is a remake of Lion King."


That kind of thing isn't particularly new either. There's like, how many Ben-Hur movies going back way far. And (apparently) at least one Dracula movie was specifically a remake of Nosferatu rather than just another adaptation of the novel.

Company image along with the lack of things entering public domain could be part of the reason why it's specifically Disney remaking a Disney movie. There's probably not a whole lot of things that fit Disney's criteria of "super well-known + fits with our brand + not owned by a rival" outside of what Disney has already done before.

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 10:36 AM

But really, it doesn't even stop there. Even one of the most popular cartoons right now, is just a remake of an older cartoon if theirs, which that s just a remake of older comics of theirs.

 

I mean... yes, the new one is officially considered a remake of the old one but, watching both the new one and the old one and comparing the two, the similarities pretty much end with the characters' and concepts' names, some of their roles and designs, and only superficial similarities, as the two are very much nigh-completely different animals, so to speak.


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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 23 November 2018 - 10:45 AM

I mean. It was literally shot for shot in that teaser. Is there that much of a point to an all CG shot for shot remake of an animated film? They even have James Earl Jones reprising his role of Mufassa! Why even bother at that-

I'm just sad that the song "Be Prepared" won't be in it.


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 10:47 AM

I'm not terribly distressed about the absence of Be Prepared. TLK is one of Disney's great animated features, but it's not one of Disney's great soundtracks.


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 10:50 AM

I wish they'd remake their kind of sucky movies.  Wouldn't that make more sense?   To take something mediocre and make it better?

 

I watched The Lion King enough as a kid to tell you that this is a shot for shot remake, like the flamingos are flying in the same formation.  But now in live action.   But the live action looks less mysterious and grandiose than the animated version.

 

I can already see areas where some expression of a character is lost.  (When baby Simba is held above the crowd of animals, there's a sequence where he looked left and right, downward, with wide eyes, in a 'what the heck is happening' moment.  A subtle humorous moment.  They tried to recreate it with CGI Simba but it doesn't come across because a real lion cub has much smaller eyes than animated Simba.)



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Posted 23 November 2018 - 11:07 AM

I wish they'd remake their kind of sucky movies.  Wouldn't that make more sense?   To take something mediocre and make it better?

 

 

If something didn't work before, why would you want to do it again? There is a big difference in spending billions of dollars on a proven idea that worked once and beloved by millions, and spending billions on dollars on an idea that didn't work last time and hoping it works this time.


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 11:13 AM

Because a lot of their previous movies COULD have been great if they had a better budget (like The Great Mouse Detective which was 'alright' but kind of threadbare) or a better script (The Rescuers . . . I have never met anyone who liked the original more than the sequel).

 

The Black Cauldron was based on a great series of books by Lloyd Alexander, and Disney smushed them all into one generic fantasy plot which flopped at the box office.   It would be great if they did a Jungle Book treatment on it (actually got scriptwriters to incorporate more of the books).  They could even do a trilogy;  there were five books in all, more than enough for three movies.


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