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@  Donocropolis : (27 October 2020 - 11:51 AM)

Not sure if it's news or not, but I'm at Ross right now and they have Masterpiece Movie Ironhide for $24.99

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 12:45 AM)

Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s Best Buy exclusive deluxe version is available for $10 as one of today’s daily deals

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 October 2020 - 08:50 PM)

We can play the "Is it a real headline or an Onion headline" game.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 October 2020 - 08:22 PM)

It's weird to see how much of Larry Hama's "satire" from the old GI Joe comic has no longer become satire in the past few years.

@  Maximus Ambus : (26 October 2020 - 11:29 AM)

Funny how 2020 gave me new appreciation for Dawn of the Dead 1978.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 07:43 PM)

@Fenix Twilight Sure. Just not a good one.

@  Fenix Twilight : (25 October 2020 - 04:02 PM)

@Sukoshiko Well his clothes left an impression on you didn't they?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2020 - 06:09 AM)

I just read "Tesla Cybertruck" like AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", now it won't get out of my head, so I inflict it on all of you as well.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Tesla Cybertruck: amazing or just silly looking? I can't decide.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:24 AM)

Weird question: I had to deal with a guy today... I'm not exactly up on modern fashions... or even archaic fashions... But this guy... Tuxedo Jacket and shirt, studs in all the button holes except the bottom one, blue jeans, and cowboy boots... Take a moment to imagine that get up. And this was to a business meeting, trying to impress someone. What look is that? Who on earth would dress that way? (I mean on purpose)

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:04 PM)

I think the few up here were lost to bad placement, poor weather, and the usual language trap.

@  TM2-Megatron : (24 October 2020 - 04:25 PM)

There are 5 spread around southwestern Ontario, all run by the same company. I've only been to the one in my area, but it seems to do good business even in non-pandemic times. On long weekends, when they do triple features, there's a normally a lineup to get in Friday and Saturday nights

@  Telly : (24 October 2020 - 01:51 PM)

there been one outside of my town for as long as ive been alive at least. its gone through its share of owners and periods of being closed down, but its been open for the past decade at least

@  Otaku : (24 October 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Bias from personal experience, but drive-in theaters are nearly extinct.  I grew up near one but it went out of business in the late 80s, and was torn down and replaced with some other business by the early 90s.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Out here, I mean. Couldn't comment on their popularity in place where they actually exist.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:44 AM)

I wouldn't know. They've only come back into vogue with the social distancing from the plague, and while some places have made an effort to shoestring the places together, it's all largely too distant to be accessible.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:46 PM)

I'd hate to see ours replaced by condos. They're a great way to spend an evening, whether with family or on a date. And they've never been as common in Canada as the US, so we cna't afford to lose as many

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:45 PM)

Largely they were either poorly placed or bought out and torn down to be replaced by something other than over priced short term parking. Mostly condos.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:14 PM)

I guess your winters are worse, so they have a shorter operating season. Drive-ins in the Toronto area can usually operate until early or mid-December; maybe even into early January if there's no real snowfall, and open up again sometime in March.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:13 PM)

THere's really only 1 left in the entire province?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Ha! It's probably faster for me to drive to your drive in than to make my way to the only one left in quebec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Fortunately we still have a drive-in theatre that's exempt from the closures about a 10 minute drive away

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Theatres around here are closed again for at least another couple weeks (wouldn't be surprised if it's extended by another month or so, either), but that's what they've been doing here as well. Playing the old classics

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 October 2020 - 02:36 PM)

I got Earthrise Megatron, he's better then I thought he'd be though Netflix Megatron is still tops.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

The original Rocky movie is also showing. May go next weekend. That’s how you get people back in the theatres - show the old classics every adult loves.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 10:35 AM)

They did a limited run showing of it up here too, back when the theaters were open... red zones suck.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:13 AM)

The original Back To The Future is showing in the Odeon in the UK now. I think I will go see it tomorrow.

@  Donocropolis : (23 October 2020 - 05:51 AM)

It was either the Bumblebee or Cliffjumper. Can't remember the colors.

@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?


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#1 Master Fwiffo

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 09:32 PM

https://youtu.be/gq50F-IDXDc

Ive wanted a Cats film for awhile. The cast is very capable, theyre sticking to the plot, the sets and choreography both look good.

But they look... creepy.

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 09:38 PM

This looks like the big budget adaption of a stage play. Seriously, the sets are gorgeous but look like stage sets.

 

And that's a good thing.

 

I was ready to decry the whole project but watching the trailer, while it's by no means my cup of tea, I'm honestly interested.



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Posted 18 July 2019 - 09:56 PM

This looks like the big budget adaption of a stage play. Seriously, the sets are gorgeous but look like stage sets.
 
And that's a good thing.
 
I was ready to decry the whole project but watching the trailer, while it's by no means my cup of tea, I'm honestly interested.


If youve ever seen the current filmed version of the stage play, the sets are spot on and most of the cast is instantly identifiable as their parts.

They just look creepy. The stage play pushed it a little bit but they still looked like people dressed as cats. These uncanny valley human cat hybrids bug me.

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 10:07 PM

Gonna do gangbusters due to one particular market, though. This is like the movie they've been waiting for.



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Posted 18 July 2019 - 11:12 PM

From what I've seen, they don't like it either because of the weird human faces.

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 04:52 AM

This is that one play I always knew existed, but I know basically NOTHING about it. I don't even know if I've heard a single song from it.

 

And given the look of the 'cats' in the trailer, I'm not sure I want to check it out this way.


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 05:25 AM

I can't imagine a musical I'd be less interested in seeing on the big screen, but...I'm sure this will be... interesting.

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 06:24 AM

This is opening directly against The Rise Of Skywalker.

 

some studio exec looked at the project and said "Yeah, THIS can compete with Star Wars!"


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 09:08 AM

We couldn't have gotten Starlight Express instead?  This looks like the absence of a loving God.


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 09:31 AM

Gonna do gangbusters due to one particular market, though. This is like the movie they've been waiting for.


If you mean the "Really loved the stage show" market, sure.

Reaction across the, ah, self-referential fandom has been pretty consistently
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Posted 19 July 2019 - 09:33 AM

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 09:42 AM

While I never seen the show or heard the music, watching the trailer, the characters just give off a creepy vive, I think this should of been either a 2D animation film or a CGI not a live action hyrid. I can kind of see why they are going up against Star Wars, there is no hype for Ep9, the brand has crashed and burned, so I think this stands a reasonable chance of making money thou personally, I'm going to skip it, I think whoever decided it be a good idea to make all of the cats CGI in this, was a idiot, I think they would of been better off with actual people playing the roles on screen with make up and costumes.


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 10:04 AM

This is opening directly against The Rise Of Skywalker.
 
some studio exec looked at the project and said "Yeah, THIS can compete with Star Wars!"


More like " well, gotta die somewhere."
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Posted 19 July 2019 - 10:55 AM

This is opening directly against The Rise Of Skywalker.

 

some studio exec looked at the project and said "Yeah, THIS can compete with Star Wars!"

Wow. Worst decision ever.


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 01:52 PM

Wow sheer laziness, why not hire make up artists on actors than put humans in CGI suits? sheer laziness.

 

 

 

While I never seen the show or heard the music, watching the trailer, the characters just give off a creepy vive, I think this should of been either a 2D animation film or a CGI not a live action hyrid. I can kind of see why they are going up against Star Wars, there is no hype for Ep9, the brand has crashed and burned, so I think this stands a reasonable chance of making money thou personally, I'm going to skip it, I think whoever decided it be a good idea to make all of the cats CGI in this, was a idiot, I think they would of been better off with actual people playing the roles on screen with make up and costumes.

What about using actual make up artists like Kurtzman and Company for make up than using lazy CGI?


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 01:59 PM

It's a furry musical with Ian McKellan and CG people find uncomfortable. I have no earthly idea whether this is going to be any good and I've never seen any version of the play (like Videomaster, I'm not even familiar with any of the music) but I can't not see and enjoy this.

 

I do get where folks are coming from with the creep factor - it bothered me for the first thirty seconds or more of the trailer before it clicked. I guess it bothers me in some philosophical sense that the only reason to use this style of representation is to look like the stage play, which operated under the usual limitations of physical reality, but that's, you know, fine, I guess?


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 02:04 PM

It's a furry musical with Ian McKellan and CG people find uncomfortable. I have no earthly idea whether this is going to be any good and I've never seen any version of the play (like Videomaster, I'm not even familiar with any of the music) but I can't not see and enjoy this.

 

I do get where folks are coming from with the creep factor - it bothered me for the first thirty seconds or more of the trailer before it clicked. I guess it bothers me in some philosophical sense that the only reason to use this style of representation is to look like the stage play, which operated under the usual limitations of physical reality, but that's, you know, fine, I guess?

Because it's better just to use make up than lazy CGI here



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Posted 19 July 2019 - 02:07 PM

So you've opined, how did that relate to the quote though?


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 02:12 PM

So you've opined, how did that relate to the quote though?

But do you agree it's better to hire make up artists than put humans in CGI suits with their faces cut out and just use make up?





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