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@  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?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

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

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.


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#41 TM2-Megatron

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 03:14 PM

 

Spoiler

 

 

It does sound like a very Terminator movie thing to do, though. Makes me suspect it could very well be for real.  :rolleyes

 

Personally, I think I'm pretty much done with this franchise. I'm normally not overly sensitive to remakes/reboots, even when made within close proximity to each other (sometimes they're a good thing, as when Sony binned the awful Amazing Spider-Man franchise), but I actually kind of wouldn't have minded to see where Genisys went with the multiverse-hopping Matt Smith Skynet thing. The movie had its issues, but man the first 20 or-so minutes when we got to see how it went down in the original original future was pure eye candy, especially on the UHD.


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Posted 04 June 2019 - 06:52 PM

I rather they had carried on with Salvation's story line, that was the breath of fresh air the series needed, get away from Time travel and show the war they kept hinting at and how bleak things are for humanty at that point in time.


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Posted 04 June 2019 - 10:31 PM

I rather they had carried on with Salvation's story line, that was the breath of fresh air the series needed, get away from Time travel and show the war they kept hinting at and how bleak things are for humanty at that point in time.


I don't ever want to see more of Salvation, what a waste.

I do want to see more of the future war as portrayed in the original and T2. Those scenes has great atmosphere, set design, prop design, and tone. The tank treads crunching through the ruble and bones, magnificent.

Salvation replaced all of this with generic looking soldiers, with generic off the shelf guns, in a bland generic waste land.
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Posted 05 June 2019 - 05:44 PM

It struck me while watching Godzilla this weekend...we got trailers for another installment in what was once my favorite movie franchise, and an installment in a franchise (Fast and Furious) I’ve never seen one movie from. And the latter trailer actually tempted me to see it, while the former was like running into a hated ex at the supermarket.

Ok, if you want to read potential take-a- massive-grain-of-salt-no-really spoilers, the in the spoiler tag is the link and my thoughts on these apparent Dark Fate plot leaks from test screening making the rounds.


That all sounds god-hugging-awful, and I believe every word.

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 07:04 PM

Ok, if you want to read potential take-a- massive-grain-of-salt-no-really spoilers, the in the spoiler tag is the link and my thoughts on these apparent Dark Fate plot leaks from test screening making the rounds.

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Sounds entirely plausible.



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Posted 30 August 2019 - 01:44 PM

USA trailer 2:


International trailer 2 (some NSFW content)


Like the international one better.

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 06:41 PM

The new badguy Terminator might be the coolest damn thing I've ever seen.
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Posted 30 August 2019 - 07:03 PM

How do I put my thoughts politely?

 

HOT.

GARBAGE.

 

Just going by the trailer, this is going to be what Alien: Resurrection was to Alien.

 

No. No. Too generous, I think. Resident Evil: Afterlife is the vibe I'm getting from this trailer.



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Posted 30 August 2019 - 09:02 PM

So...what were you going to say if you could be brutally honest?
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Posted 30 August 2019 - 09:03 PM

So...what were you going to say if you could be brutally honest?

 

It's a snuff film. James Cameron just strung up the corpse of T2 and just started savagely beating it with a nail studded baseball bat.



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Posted 30 August 2019 - 09:16 PM

... there's gun-shooty bits and evil robot monster guys from the future trying to kill someone who's the savior of humanity.

What, exactly, is un-terminator-y here?

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 10:56 PM

Well that could be said about every terminator film. But not really seeing much against this myself yet. Could do with out the "I'll be back" is the worst I get out of those trailers.



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Posted 31 August 2019 - 12:58 AM

Uhm, that looked awesome?

Previous terminator trailers have also looked awesome, so that's a thing, but right now...I'm on board.
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Posted 31 August 2019 - 04:39 AM

While the new trailers are...better than the last one. They do some to confirm a lot of the plot leaks that have been bandied about.

Skynet gone, but a new, all but identical threat exists.
Dani is the new hero of the Resistance.
Her protector is an augmented cyber-human who can go toe to toe with a Terminator.
When Sarah meets the T-800, her reactions really say to me thst, yeah, they really are going to kill off John Connor.

The only really good thing i can say about this film, is that the Rev-9 Terminator does seem like a good, murderous infiltration unit. Other than that, this film feels like a hard reboot, that wants the legacy of the original, without having to use much of it.

As for Cameron, apparently how only really provided a story treatment and some dialogue rewrites here and there. He's off doing his Avatar movies. Mr.h reviews on youtube has an interesting vid on this.

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 07:56 AM

I've watched the good Terminator movies and I've watched the bad Terminator movies. I'm prepared to give this a chance. Cameron and Hamilton are back, so I'm slightly more hopeful.

I also seem to be one of the few that actually liked Genisys.
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Posted 31 August 2019 - 08:37 AM

Not the only one. I may not enjoy as much, but i do find good things in it. As well as the (admittedly muddled) potential for something interesting.

I will certainly wait and see what this film actually is. However, everything about this thst says 'we're continuing the story by erasing everything you liked and starting over' does not give me any hope.

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 09:06 AM

Well, not necessarily erased.

Genisys set up the whole Multiverse angle.
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Posted 31 August 2019 - 10:22 AM

Genisys set up the whole Multiverse angle.

Nobody remembers The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 11:11 AM

Of course not, the series was erased form history.


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Posted 31 August 2019 - 11:29 AM

The Terminator has no time line any longer. No movie matters, the story will never progress beyond the baseline "Robot bad, save future savior of humanity".





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