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@  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.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?


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#1 Teufel

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 06:37 PM

I couldn't find a John Wick thread, which seems impossible so delete this if I somehow missed it.

 

If not, here's something to tide us over until Bill & Ted 3 comes out.

 



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Posted 21 March 2019 - 07:18 PM

This is going to be SO good!

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 08:52 PM

I regretfully confess that the first two are still on my To Do list, but people are crazy about this dude. What do we love about these movies exactly? Like, I know I have to watch them but I'm not quite sure why. 


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Posted 21 March 2019 - 11:40 PM

i saw the first one and thought it was just ok. dont know why people are the way they are about them


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Posted 22 March 2019 - 07:35 AM

Big thing behind it is the Gold Coin Economy that was just there but not discussed beyond the bare minimum.
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Posted 22 March 2019 - 08:08 AM

Its like the Matrix Sequel of my dreams!


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Posted 23 March 2019 - 12:48 AM

I regretfully confess that the first two are still on my To Do list, but people are crazy about this dude. What do we love about these movies exactly? Like, I know I have to watch them but I'm not quite sure why. 

 

Right. John Wick. He's not exactly the Boogieman.

 

He's more... the guy you send to kill the Boogieman.

 

John Wick the first is basically the comeback film for an action series that was never actually made, starting us off well into the life of John Wick, legendary ex assassin, and treating the details of his past in the same way a sequel would, giving the audience just enough while treating the finer points as something it doesn't have to explain. On its own, that's a cool gimmick, but the film sells it with a well balanced sense of humor and excellent execution (pun intended). 

 

The first film also has the benefit of a simple setup. They killed John Wick's dog. Now he's going to kill all of them. The action is good, the acting is solid, and it's built around a solid core.

 

Also, if you've seen the making of footage, you know that Keanu Reeves could easily kill you in real life if he wasn't so nice, which adds to things.




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Posted 23 March 2019 - 11:37 AM

Perfectly put.



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Posted 19 May 2019 - 06:16 PM

Finally got around to seeing the first film. It was pretty spectacular. I did spend a lot of it wondering if it was all just a really long SNL sketch, but, like... in a good way. 

 

It's delightfully ridiculous and over the top. I think the movie should have been called "Theon Greyjoy Is The Only Man On Earth Who Hasn't Heard Of John Wick", because so much of it is just Iosef doing dumb things and everyone around him going "Shit, don't you know that's JOHN WICK'S HAT?!" it just has a really perfect dash of absurdity that does, I think, elevate it beyond Just A Good Action Movie. 

 

And that's before you even get to the mythology and the world building. Fancy hotels with weird coins and jeez Perkins, you're going to regret that. I assume that angle escalates in the sequel because I've heard a lot of talk about it. But there's enough in the original that it does start to feel like a genre film rather than straight shooty-shooty. I almost got a Men in Black vibe? This secret pack of assassins and their pals - vans who clean up the mess and so on. It's crying out for video games and an RPG. 


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Posted 20 May 2019 - 07:55 AM

I saw the third one this weekend and I...didn’t dislike it, but it left me a little colder than the first two did.

The beginning was perfect and exactly what I was looking for: “everyone in the world wants to kill John Wick.” Then the world-building really kicked in hard. Nothing was very badly done or anything, I just think...maybe less is more with this particular mythology.

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 08:22 AM

Yeah, I thought the second act dragged a lot.

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 08:50 AM

My favorite movie of the year so far! quality cinematography, awesome action, nice performances and all that.

 

Afterall i'm glad audiences are supporting new franchises like this as we need new franchises despite Mission Impossible is still going strong as ever despite Ghost was a disappointing sequel and John Wick franchise, Dredd, Raid 1 and 2 and Mission Impossible 5 and 6 are my fave action films of the decade. I mean it's better to let dead horse franchises like Die Hard and Terminator just rest in peace as McClane and T-8000 earned their retirement and have new franchises.

 

This franchise reminds me of the glorious golden age of action films being the 80s and 90s like Die Hard Trilogy, Lethal Weapon films, Robocop, Terminator 1 and 2, Death Wish films, Hard Boiled, The Killer, Cobra, Rambo movies, Commando, The Rock and so much more that i grew up with. Keanu Reeves is the new Charles Bronson.



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Posted 24 May 2019 - 12:51 PM

The best fights were the first three. Probably cuz afterwards, you're less shocked.

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 04:02 PM

The reason I like John Wick, as over the top as it is, it actually puts a bullet to a lot of Hollywood tropes. He has to reload...a lot. Two shots to the chest, one to the head...that really is very sound technique. Two to the body because that's the biggest mass, the biggest target. Then one to the head for the coup de grace. Most films you just see a spray and pray mentality to gun fights. John Wick give it a choreography you usually expect with martial arts films, and it is glorious.

Now I will say the first two movies suffered from what I call "Great film with that one...damn...scene!"

John Wick 1's one...damn...scene

Viggo: I heard you struck my son. Why did you strike my son. I should kill you for that

Aurelio: You son killed John Wicks dog and stole his car.

Viggo: You did the right thing. Excuse me while I go strike my son.

Also Viggo: John Wick isn't the boogeyman. He's the person you send to kill the boogeyman. I will sell out my own son and do some drugs to get over it so I don't have to face John Wick.

ALSO ALSO Viggo: Oh hey, I actually managed to get John Wick at my mercy. Let's see. Should I put an entire magazine worth of bullets in his head than give him a Rasputin death just to make sure? Nah! Let's just tie him to a rickity chair and have two mooks work him over. No way that can backfire. Oh, and what's this? He killed my son and wants to call it quits. Fine with me. Guy scares the crap out of me. Let me just kill his friend while I have him on the phone and I'll call it quits.

John Wick 2's one...damn...scene

John Wick movie where they duck and dodge hollywood gun cliche's left and right...lets do the phht phht phht style silencers where people right next to the characters not only won't hear any kind of gunshot, they also don't notice the solid stone turning to dust right beside them. Learn what a hugging suppresser actually does, Hollywood! Damn!

It's only my first time watching John Wick 3. But first watch (and it only took me one watch for the others) actually doesn't have a scene like that where I had to automatically call bull-shit. I mean, sure there's some physics-defying moments. But I didn't see anything that drove me crazy like those other scenes.

Oh...and while I'm thinking about it...I love those dogs. I loved that whole scene, for once not really because of Halle Berry, but because those dogs were hugging awesome!
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Posted 16 September 2019 - 06:32 PM

... but that first one is like.. five damn scenes?

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 09:12 PM

The first four weren't the bad ones. They just set up why the fifth one is that one damn scene.
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