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@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I have heard that, it's rather disappointing. Ah, maybe they'll just leech each others stores of "awful racist vote" and not go anywhere.

@  Trpodeca : (17 May 2019 - 11:09 PM)

I voted. Boy there are a worrying amount of parties which sound like fascists.

@  Pennpenn : (17 May 2019 - 06:55 PM)

For those in Australia, it is a federal election today. Go Vote! It's Mandatory!

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2019 - 04:19 PM)

Humor? I 'ardly know 'or!

@  wonko the sane? : (17 May 2019 - 03:51 PM)

I was intemately familiar with humour... but she just wanted to be friends...

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 May 2019 - 12:10 PM)

BZT Time out! Time out! Time ooooooouuuuuut!!!

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 08:23 AM)

Yes. Are you familiar with humor?

@  Sabrblade : (17 May 2019 - 07:50 AM)

You are familiar with The Room, yes?

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 01:14 AM)

nah, tuxedos are formal wear

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2019 - 10:38 PM)

*...while dressed in a tuxedo*


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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.
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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 - 09:10 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.



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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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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 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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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 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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