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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?

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:08 PM)

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Lion King Remake Discussion


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#41 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 11:19 AM

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 artist.   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.


Apparently there was news that they're trying to adapt that series.

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 11:22 AM

 

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 artist.   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.


Apparently there was news that they're trying to adapt that series.

 

 

See, now this I'm excited about . . . I hope it actually comes to fruition though, I know a lot of 'projects' never make it to the screen.

 

Would also love to see them do the Dark Is Rising as a movie or series of movies.



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Posted 23 November 2018 - 02:59 PM

 

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?


With Will Smith.

I don't think I've ever had a more violently negative reaction to an idea in my life.


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 03:05 PM

 

 

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?


With Will Smith.

I don't think I've ever had a more violently negative reaction to an idea in my life.

 

What about Kayne West instead?



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Posted 23 November 2018 - 03:08 PM

Clearly the best option would've been Ne-Yo.



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Posted 23 November 2018 - 03:19 PM

 

 

 

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?


With Will Smith.

I don't think I've ever had a more violently negative reaction to an idea in my life.

 

What about Kayne West instead?

Does Kayne do movies?  Thought he was only a musician. 

 

Assuming they want Genie to keep the same tone from the original, I just don't see Smith having the gentle warmth and sincerity necessary.  Like Smith is really good at being the wise-cracking smartass, but I don't think he could do the other side so well. 

 

I genuinely don't know, though who would be a good actor.  Someone who could be wacky and off-beat but turn around and be sentimental.


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 04:23 PM

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.


-Annnnnnnd Im officially out. Nope.

If Be Prepared isn’t in it, then it’s not a shot for shot remake. The intro probably is, because the audience would expect it to be. You can’t top the original intro.

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 07:01 PM

I genuinely don't know, though who would be a good actor.  Someone who could be wacky and off-beat but turn around and be sentimental.

 

Mark Hamill?


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 09:53 PM

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.)


Like the lifeless-action BATB. "You'll take your photorealistically stiff dresser- and clock-people and you'll like them!"

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 11:18 PM

Keep seeing it called live-action. If it actually were, then I'd really be impressed with them recreating the Lion King opening. :p

 

I imagine it'd be a bit more challenging.

 

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 04:04 AM

It took me a bit to figure that "BATB" wasn't Brave and the Bold.

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 06:35 AM

batb....Bash at the Beach?


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Posted 24 November 2018 - 11:04 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.)


Like the lifeless-action BATB. "You'll take your photorealistically stiff dresser- and clock-people and you'll like them!"

 

 

Yeah . . . I was thinking the other day, it's always "here's a live action remake of this animated classic", never "here's an animated remake of this animated classic."  And it frustrates me because it seems dismissive.  Like "Okay, you're allowed to watch this one, grown-ups, because now it's LIVE ACTION, not kiddie crap."  Without ever asking "would this story be better served by realism or by animation?"

 

I feel like I'm in a museum where the curator is systematically replacing every painting with a photograph of the same subject matter and assuring me it's better.


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Posted 24 November 2018 - 12:08 PM

I can't wait to see the full opening Circle of Life sequence.


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Posted 24 November 2018 - 12:20 PM

I don't care what y'all say, photorealistic Lion King needs to exist in some form. The original was my childhood favorite, so I'm pretty excited for it.


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Posted 24 November 2018 - 01:41 PM

Both of those were "Fake Robin Williams" though.

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 12:03 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.)

Like the lifeless-action BATB. "You'll take your photorealistically stiff dresser- and clock-people and you'll like them!"
 
 
Yeah . . . I was thinking the other day, it's always "here's a live action remake of this animated classic", never "here's an animated remake of this animated classic."  And it frustrates me because it seems dismissive.  Like "Okay, you're allowed to watch this one, grown-ups, because now it's LIVE ACTION, not kiddie crap."  Without ever asking "would this story be better served by realism or by animation?"
 
I feel like I'm in a museum where the curator is systematically replacing every painting with a photograph of the same subject matter and assuring me it's better.

Exactly. The reason this exists is for the same reason Best Animated Picture exists, because of film snobbery that declares animation is for children rather than a legitimate storytelling medium.

Its the same reason Andy Serkis will never win a goddamn Oscar despite clearly Oscar-worthy performances as an emaciated goblin and a monkey, and amazingly that wasnt sarcasm.

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 09:57 AM

Part of the reason these live action adaptations exists is they make a profit.  DIsney, and I am not including SW and Marvel in here, as they are different divisions, has not had much luck lately with their original live action films, just look at the recent "Nutcracker and the Four Realms", it bombed.

 

These have proven to be easy money.  Even "Christopher Robin" having the issue of not being picked up for China made a profit.  As long as these films make money, they are not going away.



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Posted 26 November 2018 - 11:21 AM

Christopher Robin isn't a remake since it's set in a later part of his life. The childhood scenes specifically call back to Many Adventures (or parts of Milne's book that were adapted back then) so it's more like a sequel.

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 12:26 PM

monkey


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