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@  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)

https://imgur.com/fkyjpza

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:07 PM)

Today's convention haul:

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 08:54 AM)

But it was Huuunnngrrrryyyy. What was I supposed to do?

@  MEDdMI : (08 September 2019 - 08:23 AM)

But did you feed any small fuzzy creatures after midnight?

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 06:32 AM)

Shouldn't be. I literally just built it. Not even three weeks ago even.

@  TM2-Megatron : (07 September 2019 - 10:13 PM)

Sounds like your computer's on its last lags, Wonko

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 07:37 PM)

Dunno, crucial says it's fine, gonna need a second opinion.

@  Pennpenn : (07 September 2019 - 06:52 PM)

Good luck! (or break a leg if it's like theater luck...)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Alright. The damages now seem to include my primary SSD. Thankfully, the gaming drive (I have now lost all my games and mods entirely.) Let me wipe it and install there. Once the crucial utility is installed again, will verify the drive.


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#61 Shadewing

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 12:27 PM

Christopher Robin isn't a remake

 

Huh, and here I was convinced it was a remake of Hook.


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Posted 26 November 2018 - 01:13 PM

Christopher Robin isn't a remake

 
Huh, and here I was convinced it was a remake of Hook.
Right down to the part where Eeyore kidnaps his children?

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 04:24 PM

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 09:47 AM

I am cool with this as long as Mufasa actually looks like he was stampeded after he gets stampeded, all mangled and possibly covered in flies because I hear the flies are quick over there. 

 

And we better still get the "SEX" cloud, too.



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Posted 09 December 2018 - 11:34 PM

Actual live-action Lion King

 

 



 

 



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 12:03 AM

What's that clip from?


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

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 10 December 2018 - 08:07 AM

I saw that clip a few days ago.  It's really nice that they watch out for each other like that.


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#68 Teufel

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 11:41 AM

What's that clip from?

 

New BBC  nature documentary show Dynasties



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Posted 10 April 2019 - 09:29 AM

A new trailer's out.

 

 

Many of your favorite scenes, now rendered in CGI.

 

It's impressive, but It just... doesn't shake the feeling I've seen all of this before. And the realistic look of the lions means as I watch this it just seems stripped of a lot of emotion than the '94 one had. I'm not looking at Scar's deliciously evil expressions, I'm looking at a blank lion face.

 

It's still impressive looking, especially compared to Disney's CGI efforts in the past like Dinosaur. Probably going to skip it in the theater but I'll definitely stream it and marvel at the technology.



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Posted 10 April 2019 - 09:41 AM

My only issue with this is that Nala's hug me now face in Can You Feel the Love Tonight was bad enough cartoony, I don't need that hyper-real.
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Posted 10 April 2019 - 01:42 PM

I really want to see it in the theater. I just hope the musical bits are good.



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Posted 10 April 2019 - 05:16 PM

It doesn't look to bad, thou I am more worried about the faces than anything, what I can see in the trailer, they all look kind of bland without any facal expressions, maybe if they release a small scene from the movie that showcases the facal expressions it will put my mind at ease, I will still see this in cinemas later this year and I think it will be one of the biggest movies of the year, out doing Captain Marvel or Shazam, but I do not think it will beat End Game as some people think.


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Posted 10 April 2019 - 07:12 PM

It reminds me of "Farce of the Penguins," with Bob Saget dubbing dirty jokes over real nature footage. Except this joke isn't funny.

The whole point of animation is to portray things that don't happen in photorealistic life. Why did they even bother?

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 07:41 PM

It reminds me of "Farce of the Penguins," with Bob Saget dubbing dirty jokes over real nature footage. Except this joke isn't funny.

The whole point of animation is to portray things that don't happen in photorealistic life. Why did they even bother?

 

One word:

 

Money!

 

I think Disney simply lost their creative spark or obessed with trying to play it safe, which is why we got four live action remakes this year and only one animated sequel (excludes Marvel, Fox and Pixar films) In fact beyond the remakes, from what I can see, there is only one movie that is not a remake or a sequel which is: Artemis Fowl and its based upon a book. From the looks of things, next year we are in for, a sequel to Jungle Book, Mulan, another remake into live action and finally the Jungle Cruise which is not based on a book or taking older movie and making it live action, in fact its based upon a ride, my guess is, they are trying to see if they can spawn another series like the Pirates of the Caribbean, so Disney is relying heavily on Marvel, Fox, Pixar and Lucasfilm to make them money in the cinemas, at least at the moment.


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Posted 10 April 2019 - 08:07 PM

I'm not looking at Scar's deliciously evil expressions, I'm looking at a blank lion face.

 

From the sound of his acting in this, we're also not hearing his deliciously evil inflections and tone. We're hearing a stoic, almost bored voice.

 

"Run away, Simba. And never return ...or something, I think?"

 

 

 

Honestly, the following video becomes more and more accurate with each new piece of this movie released:

 


Edited by Sabrblade, 10 April 2019 - 08:39 PM.

"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

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 10 April 2019 - 08:29 PM

 

I'm not looking at Scar's deliciously evil expressions, I'm looking at a blank lion face.

 

From the sound of his acting in this, we're alos not hearing his deliciously evil inflections and tone. We're hearing a stoic, almost bored voice.

 

"Run away, Simba. And never return ...or something, I think?"

 

 

Yeah, some of the voice acting sounds like it leaves something to be desired.

 

I wonder why they didn't opt to get more of the original cast back. The original wasn't that long ago; many of them are still alive/available. Jeremy Irons may not be quite as distinctive as James Earl Jones vocally, but I'd argue he brought just as much to the part of Scar as Jones did Mufasa.


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Posted 10 April 2019 - 08:41 PM

I wonder why they didn't opt to get more of the original cast back. 

 

Because "roster of African animals = predominately Black cast", in this case.

 

 

Also:

 


Edited by Sabrblade, 10 April 2019 - 08:41 PM.

"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

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.

#78 Monocle

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 07:54 AM

What i want to know is why they did not give Scar a black mane, as there are actual black maned lions.



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Posted 11 April 2019 - 08:41 AM

And the realistic look of the lions means as I watch this it just seems stripped of a lot of emotion than the '94 one had. I'm not looking at Scar's deliciously evil expressions, I'm looking at a blank lion face.

That's been my big problem with these films. Remaking a classic is big enough of an uphill struggle as it is without the characters all being emotionless brown-grey blobs, on a realistic brown-grey set. That thumbnail to the video Sabr posted is pretty damning; I'd never had guessed that screenshot was supposed to be the dawning realization of the enormous responsibility he's fated to inherit on "live action" Simba.

Edited by Noideaforaname, 11 April 2019 - 09:03 AM.


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 07:41 PM

So I just bought the soundtrack just to see how it compares. Ugh! Just...ugh!

The new version of Circle of Life was pretty good. Some of the instrumentals were decent enough. But everything else just kinda pissed me off.

Zazu was just reading his parts in "Just Can't Wait to be King." "Be Prepared" is an unrecognizable mess. Hakuna Matata got a couple chuckles thanks to some self-referential jokes, but just doesn't compare to the original. "Can you feel the love tonight," with all due respect to Beyonce, the chemistry between this Simba and Nala just wasn't anywhere near the chemistry the original Simba and Nala had. "Never Too Late" might've been okay on a normal Elton John album, but was just out of place genre-wise for this movie...which is odd considering everything he did on the original soundtrack. But yeah, very dissapointing.

I do still like Circle of Life and some of the more instrumental stuff. But the rest of this has not made me excited to see the movie.
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