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@  Maximus Ambus : (21 September 2019 - 02:09 PM)

To ashes we transform.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2019 - 09:14 AM)

They aren't all cranky... sure, it's hard to find one in a good mood, but still.

@  unluckiness : (21 September 2019 - 09:12 AM)

Cranky geese is a hell of a tautology

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2019 - 09:07 AM)

... that's like the third flock of geese this morning. Do those cranky bitches know something I should know?

@  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.


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#41 ultra magnus13

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 12:02 AM

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 13 February 2019 - 12:12 AM

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Now this is a story that's a revamp

About how I got into a lamp

Now hang on a minute, look at my blue face,

And I'll tell you how I got phenomenal cosmic power with itty bitty living space   


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 05:20 PM

I have little problems with voice ingards to Genie but that look, its what driving me away, its horrible, extremely horrible, if they simply gone and recreated the original Genie face and then use Will Smith human form on set and use that "phenomenal cosmic power" to take on human appearance, it be much better, I mean Jafar in the sequel film to the original animated film went from his giant red monsterous look to his more normal form, that sort of thing would solve everything wrong with that look!


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 05:25 PM

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

 

Jeez, I didn't know La La Land had lyrics by Pasek and Paul. I retract my concern. 

 

I find it difficult to believe that the songs in La La Land and Dear Evan Hansen were touched by the same people, but - learn somethin' new every day. 


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 08:19 AM


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 09:23 AM

Well... that certainly looks better.

 

Jafar still doesn't sound menacing enough - and Genie rapping Friend Like Me is never going to be right - but beyond that: better.


 
 
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Posted 12 March 2019 - 09:30 AM

Credit where credit is due, the prince semantics joke is actually extremely clever considering Djinn were considered natural tricksters and their "wishes" came with some vicious cavets.

 

But that's also about the only original thing I saw in the trailer (Outside what looks like a enlarged Iago chasing Aladdin). The problem the movie is having for me is it's not convincing me there's any reason to watch it when I can watch the animated version whenever I want.



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Posted 12 March 2019 - 10:25 AM

Yeah, I love animated Aladdin.
I see zero reason to watch this instead of that.

-ZacWilliam, But hey I felt that about all the live action remakes so far and I guess they make money cause they havn't stopped. Shrug.

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 10:32 AM

It doesn't help that the animators from the original movie don't get ANY kind of royalties from this remake thanks to contract loopholes.

 

https://www.cartoonb...ake-165286.html

 

 

Walt's been dead 53 years and he's still finding ways to swipe at the unions.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 10:47 AM

Yeah, I'll echo the sentiment of this looking "better" and the prince wish thing being funny (I do, though, also like the part where Jafar confides in Aladdin about the Cave of Wonders as though he was a friendly, trustworthy man, which echos how the African Magician from the original 1001 Nights version of the story pretended to be Aladdin's long lost uncle in order to trick him into getting the magic lamp for him), but it's still not enough of its own thing to make itself stand apart from the original.

 

As much as I love the original and its songs, the reuse of the same songs for this movie is likely to make this movie fall into the same trap as Beauty and the Beast, being stuck in a rut that prevents the live action version from truly being its own piece that doesn't need to rely on the materials of the original in order to thrive on its own.

 

  • I liked Cinderella for having as much uniqueness from the original animated version as it did while still maintaining the core components of the classic story.
  • The Jungle Book could have been better if it just had more consistent writing.
  • Christopher Robin was itself an original story altogether, and benefited from it.
  • I didn't bother seeing Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland, or Alice Through the Looking Glass, because all three of them looked awful, but from what I've looked up about those three, it sounds to me like their biggest issues were that they each changed too much of the classic story itself, going in the extreme opposite direction from how Beauty and the Beast deviated too little from the animated one and that what few changes it did make were either nonsensical or just pointless.
  • I also haven't seen Pete's Dragon either since I've still never seen the original, so I really can't say anything about that one.
  • And it's been forever since I last saw either 101 Dalmatians or 102 Dalmatians, so I barely remember either and can't really say anything about them.

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 12:18 PM

Well it seems like it might be enjoyable, at least. And they've got some good stuff going on with Will Smith's Genie. Thankfully they don't seem to be trying to make him do Robin Williams, which is what I was worried about the most.

 

I could watch this. Maybe. Won't be anywhere as good as the original, but that seems to be the trend with these remakes.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 03:38 PM

Having seen the trailer, it has changed my mind about the film, a bit, I hope the blue Genie is kept to a small amount, it looks ok but I think this will work better with Will Smith looking like a normal human and take the character of Genie and make it his own without trying to seriously mimic Robin Williams (RIP), I can see this film making some desent numbers when it hits cinemas later this year, if anything, it looks better than Dumbo, but one thing hasn't really changed in my mind, is I think the biggest of the three live action remakes will be Lion King. I'll remain open minded about this film, thou I don't plan to see it in cinemas, I will be looking for geniune reviews of the film, can't trust Rotten Tomatos anymore, there is a lot of shady buiness going on in regards to reviews posted for a certain comic book movie.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 04:39 PM

Yeah, I love animated Aladdin.
I see zero reason to watch this instead of that.

 

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 04:50 PM

Apparently people don't have enough joy in their hearts nowadays to love more than one thing at a time. Binary love.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 06:44 PM


It's fine to like two things, but you have to actually sell me Thing 2 as having something special and fun enough aside from just being a copy of Thing 1. I already have Thing 1 and I don't need to spend a bunch of money to see a slightly inferior copy.

-ZacWilliam, so far this has not done that.
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Posted 12 March 2019 - 06:59 PM

And that's fine.

 

Personally I think unless something about the movie had made me actively angry to a "don't support this with ticket sales" degree, I'd be lining up to see this kind of thing out of morbid curiosity if nothing else. 

 

As it is, these live action remakes are no worse than the Broadway adaptations. Indeed they're much better, because they're much easier to see. Do people complain about the Broadway adaptations being unnecessary bastardisations? I don't know. 


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Posted 13 March 2019 - 07:10 AM


I think being a live in a theater experence, especially a well done play or broadway musical is enough of a "something new and special" for most folks to not mind. Seeing a play or musical performed on stage is a pretty big difference from watching a movie.

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:26 PM

 

Yeah, I love animated Aladdin.
I see zero reason to watch this instead of that.

 

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Trying to think of a good analogy to explain, but coming up blank. So I can say this for myself on the subject:

 

I harbor no ill will towards this film. Nor do I particularly care if it succeeds (It will). Beyond the single wish specification gag (Which really was quite good) everything's pretty much beat for beat with how it was in the animated feature...which I can watch now.

 

Example:

 

 

See what this mash up did was make me want to go watch the animated film. The live action trailer made me want to go watch the animated film. The trailer didn't do for me what it was supposed to, because ultimately it's so close to the source material as to be irrelevant. Which isn't so bad as like say Total Recall, which diverged so far from what made the original work that it killed my interest from the trailers alone.

 

Happy mediums. Modern Death Race 2000 was a good one. The original is a shlock camp classic. I can enjoy both, because both are clearly being their own thing while the modern makes nods to the original. This film might do more of its own thing - honestly I think it was a mistake to make the big musical push of the trailer "A Whole New World" and not Will Smith's take on "Never Had A Friend Like Me". Sure it's still a same song from the original, but it was a new take. The problem is the trailer isn't pushing the new takes, it's pushing the nostalgia button.

 

And I've got a vehement reaction to having my nostalgia button pushed. Maybe I've just gotten old and cynical, but I don't like it when I KNOW I'm being marketed towards. (Only exception to that rule would probably be if someone finally brought back Dino Riders. But hey, we all have that one we'll willingly spread our wallets for)



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Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:46 PM

How about this:

The remake doesn't do enough to convince you that going to see it would be better than just popping the Blue-Ray into the home theater and watching that again in the comfort of your own home.

 

That sounds about like what I'm hearing, which is a completely reasonable way to think.  Why watch the remake if it doesn't do enough better/different to the original?


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Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:55 PM

Thank you. That is much more succinct and to the point.





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