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@  Dekafox : (19 February 2020 - 06:14 PM)

Count Zero?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 February 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Oh boy, here we go.

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:34 PM)

Or do Japan's cultural values vary depending on exactly who you're trying to shut down?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Could it be that, perhaps, these different cultural values might lead to a different approach seeming appropriate?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Hm. Back when we were arguing about the Legends comic, I seem to recall being repeatedly told that Japan had different cultural values than the US (and therefore anyone who had a problem with anything at all was wrong to voice that opinion ever).

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:23 AM)

Plus, as much as I hate to admit it, every single anime character is built to suit the audience's tastes so they buy more merch/do other things that allow $$$ to flow in the production committees direction, so the authenticity is certainly not for representation's sake.

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Both those anime air at midnight and are aimed at a very specific audience in a whole other media landscape. Major projects have press releases about almost everything, and there are groups just waiting to pat anybody on the back for doing what they want (GLAAD, HRC, etc)

@  B-Fox : (19 February 2020 - 03:16 AM)

It's funny that a friggin' anime about zombie idols and an anime about a school of anthropomorphic animals can have really positive trans characters WITHOUT a press release about their inclusion in the series prior to the episodes airing or having the creators announcing it on social media and patting themselves on the back for doing a thing.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2020 - 10:26 PM)

Vegan meat needs bacon

@  Paladin : (18 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

vegan meat must taste delicious. they're grass-fed and regularly exercised....

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Vegans are better than kids if you don't talk to them. They'll keep the lawn trimmed anyway.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Do you want vegans? Because that's how you get vegans.

@  CORVUS : (18 February 2020 - 04:33 PM)

Hook up your sprinkler system to a canister of healthy organic carrot-juice. The kids won't be able to get off your lawn fast enough.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 03:59 PM)

Just use the hose.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 03:52 PM)

Ask bing. It'll be a FAR more effective answer.

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Google, how do I get those durned kids off my lawn?

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Please ignore.  Old man here apparently doesn't know the difference between the "Search" field and the "Shoutbox" field.

 

Also doesn't know how to delete from the shoutbox

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 07:33 AM)

Huhn. Penny arcade was right, the division 2 is literally 3 dollars...

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 11:05 PM)

Oh, Wicked Cool Toys got the Halo toy license. This is a big year for Jazwares

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 07:02 PM)

iTunes/Apple TV has the complete Cowboy Bebop series for just $5!

@  fourteenwings : (17 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

The Samsung Galaxy B-TOOM!

@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2020 - 06:49 PM)

SAmsung has you covered. Exploding phones.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Modern problems require modern solutions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Japan seems to have a tradition of murder things where cellphones facilitate the killing instead. Like King's Game and Doubt.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 05:17 PM)

Or there's just conveniently no reception, or all of their phones are dead at the same time. Or they're just stupid and forget about them.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 04:41 PM)

Now the slasher villain has to go and knock over the nearest cell tower before butchering horny teenagers.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 03:54 PM)

Think of all the horror and mystery movies that involve the bad guys cutting the phone line. Now think about how many people don't even have a land line to cut anymore.

@  Telly : (16 February 2020 - 03:47 PM)

its like that scene in commando. the bad guy has to get to a phone to call the big bad to tell him arnold isnt on the plane. that wouldnt happen today

@  Rycochet : (16 February 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Watching early episodes of the x-files will make you feel super old once you start to notice the techology they use, and the technology they lack.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 February 2020 - 01:00 PM)

This guy.

@  Roddie Luver : (15 February 2020 - 10:55 PM)

Hey

@  Kalidor : (14 February 2020 - 03:01 PM)

The ones that get me are the "Uploaded 12 years ago" ones

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 02:49 PM)

Makes you feel old, don't it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 February 2020 - 02:38 PM)

While browsing Youtube vids I read these comments: 'The X Files is such an underrated show' and another 'Brent Spiner is a underrated actor' I want to punch something.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:16 PM)

Besides: cupid freaks me out. "Find someone to love, or I'll SHOOT YOU".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 12:11 PM)

It's just the day before Cheap Chocolate Day.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Meh, just more game time.

@  Paladin : (14 February 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Valentine's day. Bummer.

@  Otaku : (14 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

So is that an occasion for congratulations or condolences, Telly?  I see it as a good thing, but that is a matter of personal preference; easier for me to keep straight who is who when the names don't change. XP

@  Telly : (14 February 2020 - 12:48 AM)

damn. ive been going by "telly" on here for nearly 14 years...

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 February 2020 - 08:06 PM)

I've seen it. It didn't really deliver on the title

@  Paladin : (11 February 2020 - 05:28 PM)

we don't need to see that. we're living it.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 February 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Anyone seen an old British movie called 'The Earth dies screaming' it's like a Doctor Who serial minus the Doctor.

@  TriBlurr : (09 February 2020 - 11:58 AM)

Needs more zone defense. Call Scrapper

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 February 2020 - 11:29 AM)

MORE POINTS FOR BLITZWING!

@  Donocropolis : (09 February 2020 - 09:33 AM)

MP-7 Thundercracker recovers....he's at the 40....the 20....AND HE SCORES!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 February 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Reserved for Masterpiece Kup.

@  Sabrblade : (08 February 2020 - 09:49 PM)

MP-10 Convoy redecoed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 February 2020 - 06:56 AM)

MP-9 Rodimus self-destructed.


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Is Gremlins a Christmas Movie?


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#1 Axaday

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 06:14 PM

My wife didn't know what the mogwai in a baby Yoda meme was and I told her she needs to watch "The Gremlins".  She asked if it is a Christmas movie and I didn't know the answer to the question.



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Posted 01 December 2019 - 06:16 PM

Yes. Next question.
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Posted 01 December 2019 - 06:17 PM

I am sure she will have more.



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Posted 01 December 2019 - 07:33 PM

It is. One of the best.

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 07:37 PM

I would say Gremlins is more towards Halloween than Christmas, thou I not really sat and watched the movie through.


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Posted 01 December 2019 - 08:25 PM

Along with Die Hard and Lethal Weapon, it's up there among my most watched non-traditional Christmas films. And Scrooged, of course.



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Posted 01 December 2019 - 09:07 PM

Yes.

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 10:11 PM

Does it matter?

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 10:51 PM

Title character is a Christmas present.

Entirety of the movie takes place in Christmas season.

Most sets feature Christmas decoration.

There is a scene of the title characters Christmas caroling.

While not a "traditional" Christmas movie, it 100% is A Christmas movie.
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Posted 01 December 2019 - 11:19 PM

Does it matter?


If a person is compiling a list of Christmas movies to watch with the SO, then yes, yes it does.

...otherwise you're left with nothing but Hallmark movies to pick from, and who wants that?

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 12:31 AM

 


...otherwise you're left with nothing but Hallmark movies to pick from, and who wants that?

 

 

Hallmark.



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Posted 02 December 2019 - 12:53 AM

Along with Die Hard and Lethal Weapon, it's up there among my most watched non-traditional Christmas films. And Scrooged, of course.

Afterwards, take a break to enjoy the most Christmas video game ever made, "Parasite Eve".



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Posted 02 December 2019 - 11:21 AM

Don't forget about "Black Christmas", and "Santa's Slay".
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Posted 02 December 2019 - 11:57 AM

Title character is a Christmas present.

Entirety of the movie takes place in Christmas season.

Most sets feature Christmas decoration.

There is a scene of the title characters Christmas caroling.

While not a "traditional" Christmas movie, it 100% is A Christmas movie.

 

Yeah, I knew all of that except I forgot the caroling.  But still it is mostly about little monsters.  I wasn't sure what I should say.

 

Does it matter?

 

I didn't ask why she was asking, but she has been consuming Netflix Christmas movies like they were running out.  I assume she only wants to watch it in the next few months if it is a Christmas movie.



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Posted 02 December 2019 - 12:01 PM

I will disagree - a Christmas Movie is a film about Christmas, whether by mythology or themes. Gremlins (and by extension Die Hard and others) are films that take place during Christmas.

Also Gremlins 2 is better, fight me.

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 12:22 PM

I will disagree - a Christmas Movie is a film about Christmas, whether by mythology or themes. Gremlins (and by extension Die Hard and others) are films that take place during Christmas.

Also Gremlins 2 is better, fight me.

 

Gremlins 2 is better and a perfect watch for New Year's Eve, one week after the perfect time to watch Gremlins. 


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Posted 02 December 2019 - 12:42 PM

I watched Gremlins 2 a few years after it came out when it was on TV.  My mom came only briefly into the room and recognized the Clamp was like Trump.  I had never heard of Trump at the time, but my mom knew he was like Clamp at the time.  She doesn't know anymore.  It's really weird.



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Posted 02 December 2019 - 12:54 PM

Gremlins 2 may in fact be better.

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 01:09 PM

I think between Gremlins 1 and 2 it is very hard to say which is better since they are so different and trying to do different things.

 

My wife will probably like 2 better because it is funny and not scary.  But it isn't just funny.  It is goofy.  You can suspend disbelief on 1, but on 2 they have no intention of letting you do that.



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Posted 02 December 2019 - 02:44 PM

I watched Gremlins 2 a few years after it came out when it was on TV.  My mom came only briefly into the room and recognized the Clamp was like Trump.  I had never heard of Trump at the time, but my mom knew he was like Clamp at the time.  She doesn't know anymore.  It's really weird.


I wont say Clamp isnt influenced by Trump, but I always assumed there was a little Ted Turner in there, too, since they made such a big deal about black and white vs colorized movies. That was a Turner thing for a while.



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