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@  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?

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 08:26 PM)

Sounds like they need to clean more often.


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Posted 10 August 2020 - 02:39 PM

Personally, I think Going Postal is the best adaptation, my general problem with them is that they are just very long movies broken into two parts that have a rather slow pace burn to them. Visually they look good but they just kind of lack something, not sure what it is.


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Posted 11 August 2020 - 06:43 PM

I wasn't sure how trolls are classified. Are they rocks or living, breathing organics? They're not golems though.

Trolls as a whole in Siscworld quickly ended up as silicon based life forms, living rock. Pratchett did briefly have an organic mountain troll in Colour of Magic, but kinds ignored that very quickly. So his trolls are literally living walking rock people, made of various types of rock. With Diamond being the King of trolls since he is the rarest type of troll.

 

Discworld trolls also adapt to there surroundings, so there's an Ankh Morpork troll called Brick who, yes, looks like a literal walking wall of a man.

 

Golems in Discworld Clay statue men brought to life by having by 'the words in their head'. Basically, they have a written document in their head thst tells them they are alive. So they sre.

 

As for the TV show. The more i see, the less enthused orinterested i am. The characters are barely recognisable in many cases and the 'inspired by' bit could judt mean these are the continuing stories. The fact that many if these characters have been rewritten or altered just fills me with a sinking sense of adaptation In Name Only.

 

I actually found Going Postal of the previous miniseries attempts the least successful. Both Higfather and Colour of Magic, while flawed, seemed far better. Many of the character changes in the Going Postal adaptation just felt awkward, or just outright missed the point of the character. Take David Suchets Reacher Guilt. In the book, he's written as basically the anti-Moist. He's what Moist could have been, if he lacked any conscience or semblance of kindness. Reacher in the series, is an OTT moustache twurling pantomime bad guy with no nuance at all.


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Posted 06 October 2020 - 08:47 PM

Two days from now were going to see the first trailer for the show.

 

 

Dive into the thrilling fantasy world of BBC AMERICA's newest series The Watch, featuring a discussion with cast and executive producers, special guests and a first look at the series. The Watch follows an unlikely group of misfits, The City Watch, who are forced to find the guts to save the world, surprising even themselves in the process. The comedic yet thrilling series pits trolls, werewolves, wizards and other improbable heroes against an evil plot to resurrect a great dragon which would lead to the destruction of life as they know it. Moderator – actress Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) – joins panelists and series stars Richard Dormer (Game of Thrones), Lara Rossi (I May Destroy You), Adam Hugill (1917), Jo Eaton-Kent (Don’t Forget the Driver) and Marama Corlett (Blood Drive), along with executive producers Simon Allen (The Musketeers) and Richard Stokes (Broadchurch).

 

https://www.youtube....eature=youtu.be

 

 

Well if the press release wasn't encouraging, and the cast photo's weren't encouraging....this doesn't bode well.


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Posted 07 October 2020 - 07:37 PM

I'm kind of in agreement, but then it seems anything of this trype of programing gets the "Dark" treatment instead of letting natural colours flow in, I'll watch the trailer when its about to see what its like but I don't have high hopes for this but then the BBC is involved and they hardly make any quailty entertainment these days, outside of Top Gear, the only quailty product of real note was the Draclua mini series last Christmas, oh sure they had Phillp Pullman's: "His Dark Materials" but honestly, that is full of a load of junk that never featured in the books as they try to build up the male character who doesn't even appear until the second book. I'm kind of in the mindset of BBC had its day and now it needs to reform badly if it wants to stay relvent!


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Posted 09 October 2020 - 03:56 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=ymQMJDmhu70

 

Well the trailers finally out.

 

I find the whole thing very visually unappealing. That's the nicest thing I'm going to say about it.


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Posted 09 October 2020 - 04:42 PM

The only good thing, is the CGI, everything else is just trash, its visually unappealing, the humour is plain flat, Terry would be disapointed to see this, if he were alive, its pretty much as I feared, it be, a terrible mess, whoever approved of this should be demoted or put in front of real comedy, but then its the BBC, so I don't expect much from them these days and this is clearly a major misfire, I'll rather have the people who produced Hogfather, Colour of Magic & Going Postal, in charge, they got the look and feel of what Disc World could be, I don't see this getting a sequel!


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Posted 09 October 2020 - 05:35 PM

That trailer...

 

No. Just, No.

 

The actor playing Vimes kiiindof works. Otherwise, no.


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Posted 09 October 2020 - 05:56 PM

That trailer...

 

No. Just, No.

 

The actor playing Vimes kiiindof works. Otherwise, no.

 

I think he was hired because he looked the part but then again, this seems like extremely poor direction and whoever wrote the script, clearly doesn't get Discworld or at least the basic idea that its meant to be a fanstasy comedy but something has gone horribly wrong!


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Posted 09 October 2020 - 06:44 PM

. . . . . i am not pleased.


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Posted 09 October 2020 - 09:29 PM

That is incandescently bad.



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Posted 13 October 2020 - 10:04 AM

https://www.youtube....h?v=DzXCsa0YA54

 

This Midnights Edge video shows that, well, the general consensus regarding this ‘ahem’ Discworld Watch series and its myriad of changes and weird updates, are not well received at all! Up to and including some diplomatic tweets from Rhianna Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, where they politely express their disappointment at what this show has become. 
 

To me, the look, the feel, the characters are all so far off being even remotely their Discworld selves as to not be funny. Honestly, the femal Patrician (I refuse to say Vetinari)  comes off as the most arbitrary and obvious ‘change fir changes sake’ flipped character. I’m sure the actress is good, but thats not Vetinari. And this odd ‘cyberpunk(?)’ esque  new world they’re in makes no sense.

 

As Neil Gaiman put it; It’s like if ‘Batman was a news reporter in a yellow trench coat with a pet bat’.

 

Apparently, there are rumours of another Discworld related project in the works, totally independent of this Watch show, that is aiming to be genuinely faithful.


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Posted 13 October 2020 - 11:13 AM

Apparently, there are rumours of another Discworld related project in the works, totally independent of this Watch show, that is aiming to be genuinely faithful.

 

I rather look forward to that than this so called Watch, its obvious that the people behind this program don't have a clue what they are doing disrespecting the books and completely altering the setting and tone into something its not, but clearly they think Dark tone is the IN thing right now and they can't be bothered to come up with original ideas and rely upon another property but only to go and disrespect it completely while saying something along the lines of "Its progressive!"

 

I have a strong feeling this Watch will NOT get a second series and be a failure in the ratings, I'm not sure what happened but the BBC "use to be" known for its quailty programing but its no longer the case it seems!


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