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@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 September 2019 - 06:26 AM)

Isn't there a thread for that?

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2019 - 05:41 AM)

I took a few hours off from work so I could attend. Actually met two coworkers there.

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2019 - 05:41 AM)

Anyone else here who participated in a climate change rally yesterday?

@  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.


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#21 Superomegaprime

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 06:33 PM

Watched the trailer and frankly, I do not like the look of Genie at all, he looks horrible, clearly those who wanted the Genie to be blue won but are likely regreting that train of thoughts! In all I am not impressed with this, everything I seen in regards to Aladdin says this movie will not capture the magic of the original and will fail badly due to a number of factors including political correctness, they should make the Genie a completely CGI character with someone who known for their comical talent as the voice, not an actor who more known for action roles. I think Disney's best live action hit of the year will likely be Lion King as I'm not impressed by Aladdin or Dumbo!


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:01 PM

I'm baffled as to why Aladdin and Jasmine are wearing the wrong colored clothes.
I finally got rid of that big white box.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:05 PM

Didn't look that bad to me. No worse than the other Disney live action remakes.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:18 PM

I think Disney's best live action hit of the year will likely be Lion King

 

I hate the fact it's being billed as live action when it's not. It's just realistic CG style rather than Disney's typical CG style.



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:25 PM

The only one that might be fun to see live action would be Herc due to the greek mythology angle


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:50 PM

 

... please, please, let this be the one that kills the live-action Disney remakes.

 

I'm not strong enough to handle the prospects of a live-action Lilo and Stitch.

No, no, I need to see the garbage-tier animatronic Stitch puppet they come up with.  It's going to be fried gold.

 

They CGI'd a parrot, a monkey and an immobile tiger head rock. You think they're going to make practical effects for an alien genetic experiment?

 

Didn't look that bad to me. No worse than the other Disney live action remakes.

There's yer problem. 

 

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 11:55 PM

 

I think Disney's best live action hit of the year will likely be Lion King

 

I hate the fact it's being billed as live action when it's not. It's just realistic CG style rather than Disney's typical CG style.

 

It's basically another go-round with what they did for Dinosaur.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 11:57 PM

 

 

I think Disney's best live action hit of the year will likely be Lion King

 

I hate the fact it's being billed as live action when it's not. It's just realistic CG style rather than Disney's typical CG style.

 

It's basically another go-round with what they did for Dinosaur.

 

 

In this case, though, I believe the entire film is this hyper-realistic CGI, whereas Dinosaur was CG characters against a live-action background.



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:26 AM

 

... please, please, let this be the one that kills the live-action Disney remakes.

 

I'm not strong enough to handle the prospects of a live-action Lilo and Stitch.

No, no, I need to see the garbage-tier animatronic Stitch puppet they come up with.  It's going to be fried gold.

 

 

They've got to do something with the assets from Stitch's Great Escape...



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 05:44 PM

I just showed my Dad images of the original Genie followed up by the Will Smith verison and he said "He looks like a gone off verison of the Jolly Green Giant!"


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:48 PM

So for those who aren’t willing to give it chance because ‘It’s not Robin Williams’ I offer you the mans own words

“Change is not popular; we are creatures of habit as human beings. “I want it to be the way it was.” But if you continue the way it was there will be no “is.”



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:15 PM

I'm not opposed to someone else taking on the role... but nothing I've ever seen Will Smith do has convinced me that he's well-suited to the type of humor that was Genie's shtick. The character would need to be changed significantly, and that I don't think I'll like.

 

But either way, the look of Genie doesn't bother me nearly as much as how cheap some of those scenes looked overall. Not the aesthetic I'd have chosen for this live-action remake... maybe Disney stretched themselves too thin with three of them in one year.



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:47 PM

So for those who aren’t willing to give it chance because ‘It’s not Robin Williams’ I offer you the mans own words
 

“Change is not popular; we are creatures of habit as human beings. “I want it to be the way it was.” But if you continue the way it was there will be no “is.”
 

 

 

With all due respect, "It's not Robin Williams" is not even in the top five of  problems everybody has with this.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:54 PM

Not here maybe, but it’s something I’ve been seeing be said.

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:00 PM

1) This Jafar sucks.
2) Everything looks cheap.
3) Genie is creeping me out.

I can accept someone else playing Genie, because what Robin Williams did will always be with us.

What I can't accept, is an ill-conceived, cheap-looking cash-grab.
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:05 PM

I don't care that it's not Robin Williams. It's that it's Will Smith playing Will Smith like every movie he's been in since the mid-2000's


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:14 PM

I liked Dan Castellaneta's performance as Genie in the Aladdin TV series. I've no problem with someone who isn't Robin Williams playing Genie. My problem with this version of Genie is that his face just being Will Smith's real face grafted onto Genie's cartoonish head and body is utterly hideous.

 

And that Smith is basically playing Genie as simply the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air pretending to be a genie, rather than playing Genie as, well, Genie.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:21 PM

I'm not prepared to write Smith off with so little of the performance on display. I don't know why they chose him, I wouldn't choose him, but I don't think it's impossible that their script plus his Genie ends up being something good. I do look at that teaser though and think... really? Really? 

 

I still have faith that there'll be a fun family flick fere here. I trust Disney. This is not going to be 1992's Aladdin, but being 2019's Aladdin will probably be okay. If the new songs are good! "Dudes from La La Land" doesn't bode well but hopefully Menken can sort them out. Drives me mad when these dudes do remakes and ignore all the new songs they already wrote for Broadway.

 

But  - Frank Welker, woo.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:33 PM

Oh! You guys, we forgot to ask a really important question.

 

 

 

 

.....Is Will Smith going to do a Genie rap? 8D



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:42 PM

I'm not prepared to write Smith off with so little of the performance on display. I don't know why they chose him, I wouldn't choose him, but I don't think it's impossible that their script plus his Genie ends up being something good. I do look at that teaser though and think... really? Really? 
 
I still have faith that there'll be a fun family flick fere here. I trust Disney. This is not going to be 1992's Aladdin, but being 2019's Aladdin will probably be okay. If the new songs are good! "Dudes from La La Land" doesn't bode well but hopefully Menken can sort them out. Drives me mad when these dudes do remakes and ignore all the new songs they already wrote for Broadway.
 
But  - Frank Welker, woo.


You say "Dudes from La La Land" as if Pasek and Paul aren't as close to an EGOT as Menken and Dear Evan Hansen isn't the hottest show that isn't Hamilton
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