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@  fourteenwings : (22 November 2019 - 07:32 AM)

"any employer-initiated termination can be countered with a wrongful termination lawsuit within three weeks" By golly gee I do wonder why employers are so keen to make sure they don't get sued.

@  Nevermore : (22 November 2019 - 07:01 AM)

It's basically the same as someone tricking you into signing a contract you have no need for. Smart employees with balls just respond to such an offer with "You want to terminate me? For what reason exactly?"

@  Nevermore : (22 November 2019 - 07:00 AM)

And on average, a wrongful termination lawsuit, though more of a strain for the employee, will often result in better conditions (worst case: a settlement fee; best case: employment reinstated by the court) than whatever nonsense the employer is putting in the termination agreement.

@  Nevermore : (22 November 2019 - 06:58 AM)

That's obviously complete bull. Under German law, any employer-initiated termination can be countered with a wrongful termination lawsuit within three weeks. A termination agreement... is a binding contract.

@  Nevermore : (22 November 2019 - 06:57 AM)

A very nasty tactic by many German employers: Inviting an employee to a talk out of the blue, suggesting that things don't look good and a termination (for whatever reason) is about to happen, but they're being "nice" and offer the employee a termination agreement to end the working relationship on "good terms".

@  Ashley : (22 November 2019 - 02:12 AM)

what manufacturer is that? I'm trying to find a US source

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 November 2019 - 10:22 PM)

https://www.smythstoys.com/uk/en-gb/toys/action-figures-and-playsets/other-action-figures-and-playsets/alien-queen/p/185041

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 November 2019 - 10:22 PM)

I've already found the best toy of 2020: a foot tall, fully articulated (20 points) Alien Queen for a fraction of what Neca or anyone else would charge

@  Telly : (21 November 2019 - 09:46 PM)

no minerva toys until i get my devcon :p

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 November 2019 - 08:28 PM)

Paladin keeps saying this every time they reveal another toy of an early character, including the first Earthrise reveals even though that had Micromasters.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2019 - 03:20 PM)

I'll concede the Titan Masters, but Magnus Prime is an existing mold, Liokaiser is a set of repaints, and Metalhawk is a repaint and prominently featured in IDW.

@  Cyoti : (21 November 2019 - 12:14 PM)

And Ginrai aka "Magnus Prime, Metalhawk, "Liokaiser", etc. The real characters that Warden actually doesn't know about are the late EuroUK characters like the Turbomasters/Predators

@  Sabrblade : (21 November 2019 - 11:06 AM)

Warden and Friends did give us a Lione (Sawback) and a Shuffler

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2019 - 07:26 AM)

Or prominently featured in IDW, or an easy repaint of an existing toy.

@  Paladin : (21 November 2019 - 07:12 AM)

was she in the first 3 seasons of the cartoon? If not then she's on no one's list because they don't think she exists.

@  Cyoti : (20 November 2019 - 11:23 PM)

It's probably stuck on the low priority end of Warden's to-do list.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 November 2019 - 10:45 PM)

Because the only full-body Nightbeat was that Bumblebee with a new head one.

@  Bass X0 : (20 November 2019 - 04:14 PM)

Why has there been no new Minerva toys? I’m surprised at Takara. The Titan Master head doesn’t count.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

On my shelf I have Ginrai donning the Star Convoy armor.

@  Liege : (19 November 2019 - 07:42 AM)

That he is.

@  Benbot : (18 November 2019 - 04:01 PM)

And a good boy

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Hound is at least a very good toy.

@  ThunderWear : (18 November 2019 - 09:11 AM)

Hound is the only other one that even comes close to Chromia in my area, and he ships in two separate waves.

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

This might be how they finally get rid of all the Chromias. I've not seen a shelfwarmer like that in ages.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 08:26 PM)

It's a good deal if you want a full set of Refraktor (and if they have them at your location)

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)


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Posted 30 March 2019 - 11:30 AM

I just want Aladdin to rub the lamp and tell Genie "Welcome ta Earf!" when he pops out.

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 11:38 AM

Welcome to the realization that our generation is a marketing demographic now. These films are specifically catered towards bringing in OUR dollars based on nostalgia.
 
Give it another ten years and we'll be seeing live action Lilo & Stitch and Emperor's New Groove.

Don't wait ten years! Use Spade and Warburton now before it's too late and they melt like poor John Goodman.

I want it to be Batmans origin story bit with a dalmation pulling the trigger

That's pretty much the best concept I have ever read. Thank you.

That movie script has a HEEELLLLLLL of an uphill battle. I can't imagine anything they could possibly write that would make "woman who wants to slaughter and skin a hundred puppies" sympathetic in any way.

-ZacWilliam, I feel like that's kind of a hard line to cross

I'm on her side just because it's puppies and not kittens. The only way it would be better is if it were seal pups. Partially because a movie about a 100+ seal pups in some insane person's house would be magical.
Or maybe hamsters because that is a massive display of dedication for a coat.

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 11:41 AM

I go to movies alone all the time.  No coordinating schedules, so I can go at any time I please, and at busy showings, it's a hell of a lot easier to find one empty seat than 2 or more together.  Or you could use sites like Meetup.com to see if there's a group in your area that's centered around movies or Disney, and go join that.
 
Either way, please don't let that stop you from seeing films or having other experiences that you may enjoy.


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Posted 03 April 2019 - 01:36 PM

$85 - $115 4-Day Opening Projection from Box Office Pro


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Posted 03 April 2019 - 01:58 PM

 

I can see it making that as long they keep the blue genie to a tiny amount in the marketing and maybe focus on Will as the Genie. I do think this film will out do Dumbo quite easily, that had a muted response from people, with that, I think people would rather see the original because this live action Dumbo is not to their tastes and likely a lot of people think its going be a rather drawn out movie (the original was 64 min long). Anyway with Aladdin, I think it will do well in cinemas and maybe beat projections, we'll see.


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Posted 08 April 2019 - 03:39 PM

Just an observation, but the slightly new preview ahead of Shazam! makes it look better. It seems like Genie's CGI was finally done and he looks a little less strange. Still not totally sure, but for the first time I didn't think "Nope!"


 
 
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Posted 14 May 2019 - 06:55 AM

There's now a clip online of Will's "Prince Ali" cover.

 

 

it's terrible.

 

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 06:58 AM

I didn't think it was bad at all, considering it's Will Smith doing a cover of a Robin Williams song. Again, reinforcing the question of why is this movie even here if they're not going to do ANYTHING original with it? The brief bit of "You aint never had a friend like me" in the trailer made me think they'd at least let Smith retool the songs into something more his style...apparently not.

 

The problem is the scene loses a ton of its magic (pun intended) without Genie deliberately spiriting into the crowd getting them jazzed up for this unknown newcomer. Move the camera or something being aimed straight at the gate with Aladdin coming through but always being far from Genie just reeks of...

 

 

 

EDIT: So turns out the stage play version is pretty incredible, and not shackled to the animated song beat. So what the hell, Disney?


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 07:27 AM

Here's what our film booker said: "It's not great... but not as bad as I anticipated. Kind of aggressive for a kids' movie. Thanks, Guy Ritchie!"

 

Sounds like a film my five-year-old son will probably love.


Yep.

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:43 AM

For me, the singing of the backup singers is what sounds the best in the Smith version of the song. Smith himself isn't bad, but his kind of style doesn't feel like it fits the song that well. Like Rust said, if they had tweaked the song a bit to try to fit it more to Smith's style, instead trying to tweak Smith himself to fit him to the song's preexisting style, then it might have been better. As is, it's just a passable take that, while certainly not awful, sadly could have been so much better than just adequate.

 

And yeah, Genie popping around the Agrabanians in the original did make it feel a ton more lively, and that Broadway version is somehow magnificent despite being way more low budget than this movie.


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 01:30 PM

I think that the biggest problem with this scene is that he wasn't zapping in and out of the crowd like he did in the animated film. It really is a huge mistake and I wonder why they changed that part of it?


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 04:29 PM

It's just a boring ass version of the song.

Will might as well be singing in his sleep.

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 05:10 PM

Man, that's the one song I most wanted them to get right. 


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 05:41 PM

Yeah, it's very lifeless compared to the original version. Not terrible, but just kinda meh. The only hint of any kind of magical zipping around is Genie moving off-screen, and then re-appearing riding the ostriches that run in from the distance. Not exactly what I'd hoped for Aladdin's live-action remake, after mostly enjoying Beauty & the Beast and The Jungle Book.

 

Although this trailer looked better than the previous one visually, it still gives me the overall impression of being lower budget somehow, like the whole thing is shot on a sound stage of less grand size than the musical number itself warrants. It's still very evocative of a (heavily westernized) Bollywood film, which is kind of confusing as the story itself and setting aren't Indian; nor is much of the main cast.


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 05:43 PM

The animated Prince Ali number was already pretty Bollywood-esque, so that doesn't bother me.


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 07:50 PM

That parade looked really underwhelming. The Sultan's not going to be impressed by that.


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:34 PM

The real sad thing is they already know how to do this right...


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 09:51 PM

I found the Broadway take took some adjusting, but I did grow to love it. 


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 09:59 PM

Yeah, in order to make the most out of the play space, the Broadway version changes the parade from performing down the street to performing upon entering the palace's main doors. A sensible and quite clever adjustment of the song to play to the strengths of the stage medium.

 

With this movie, while the scope feels larger than the Broadway version, the execution feels weaker.


Edited by Sabrblade, 14 May 2019 - 10:04 PM.

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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 16 May 2019 - 04:22 AM


 It's still very evocative of a (heavily westernized) Bollywood film, which is kind of confusing as the story itself and setting aren't Indian; nor is much of the main cast.

 

This isn't Bollywood.

 

THIS is Bollywood.

 

 

That Prince Ali number wishes it had this kind of energy.





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