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@  wonko the sane? : (28 October 2020 - 08:03 AM)

Twilight zone. Duh.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 October 2020 - 07:52 AM)

Um.... what did I log in on...

@  Paladin : (28 October 2020 - 06:17 AM)

have they actually gotten worse than the one where Homer gets paralyzed by a spider and has to learn to communicate through his farts?

@  unluckiness : (28 October 2020 - 05:53 AM)

It's only fitting that SImpsons have halloween specials since it's been a shambling corpse of its former self since its teens.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 04:12 AM)

No I caught one of the latest one with parodies of Stranger Things which admittedly is horror series but Heaven Can Wait and The Shape of Water are Fantasy films. Plus implications of the characters being sociopaths or twisted has become a norm these days.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 October 2020 - 02:58 AM)

Which probably adds to the "reasons they should just stop making more of The Simpsons" pile.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 October 2020 - 02:58 AM)

You make it sound like The Simpsons becoming less repetitive is a bad thing.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 02:48 AM)

Remember when Simpsons Halloween specials parodied horror movies and would have the characters make off out of character remarks like "we chucked donuts at a old man for kicks."? they don't and can't do that any more.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 08:00 PM)

Tired of the same old Halloween stuff? Check out Tubi. The depths of the schlock available is astounding.

@  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.


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#1 Roddie Luver

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 07:41 PM

I like the fact how the Lithones were shown in different shapes and sizes. Not like that of the Paradonians. They were very unimportant, but effort was put into their design. I also like the fact that they dont look like kibbleless Cybertronians.

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 07:55 PM

Its sad, but also so a quick and minor detail that I cant help but appreciate it.

Ironhide gets shot. Ratchet looks his way, just a split second before he gets shot. Shows that, even in battle, hes a medic first and foremost. Such a minor detail but one I notice every time I watch the movie.
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Posted 17 February 2020 - 08:28 PM

Thrust reflected in Optimus' grill before he got run over.


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Posted 17 February 2020 - 09:49 PM

Its sad, but also so a quick and minor detail that I cant help but appreciate it.

Ironhide gets shot. Ratchet looks his way, just a split second before he gets shot. Shows that, even in battle, hes a medic first and foremost. Such a minor detail but one I notice every time I watch the movie.


I always thought that was a nice touch.

I like how the Decepticons scrambling out of the way of Cyclonus as he lands do so in different ways. Like how Reflector is short enough that Cyc's wing just goes over his head.

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 09:54 PM

Those few frames of Ultra Magnus' vehicle mode.

Junkions trading places of who is rider and who is vehicle.

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 11:04 PM

The great glow all the energy based things had (lights, computers, blasts, explosions, etc.).  Especially cool when the ships launched from Junkyon. 

 

They really did have some cool explosions in the movie.


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Posted 17 February 2020 - 11:59 PM

The extra audio effects they put on Devastator's voice.  He only had a single line but it's nothing like how it sounds in the tv show, so they knew it had to count.



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Posted 18 February 2020 - 12:03 AM

I guess Daniel?



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Posted 18 February 2020 - 07:20 AM

I choose to believe it was intentional that Starscream lands on a platform during Autobot City's transformation for fo good reason and gets trapped as a result, essentially shooting himself in the foot, and then has to literally shoot himself in the foot to escape.

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 07:29 AM

Sludge's eyes popping out during the Devastator fight.

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 11:06 AM

I really like how they have Arcee go against the damsel in distress trope. Having her be just as tough as the guys was a great touch.

 

Then they made her be the last one to be get to the ship. So, win some, lose some.


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Posted 18 February 2020 - 01:51 PM

Hot Rod fighting Galvatron in his vehicle mode. It's ridiculous to think about but, in Transformers culture, Galvatron was treating the car as a legit threat.

I chose to believe that Galvatron did something to cause Hot Rod to (make a mistake and) transform back to bot mode so he can get a better hold of him for throttling.

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 02:01 PM

Pretty sure most cultures would treat a car driving straight at them as a legit threat.

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 02:04 PM

i like when the dinos break down the door and slag says "excuse me" as he walks over the smashed quint


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Posted 18 February 2020 - 02:59 PM

I really like how they have Arcee go against the damsel in distress trope. Having her be just as tough as the guys was a great touch.
 
Then they made her be the last one to be get to the ship. So, win some, lose some.

 
That's because she was busy blasting more baddies than everyone else. Got caught up in the murder-spree.

Pretty sure most cultures would treat a car driving straight at them as a legit threat.

 
Especially one who is basically a wedge. Ever watch Battlebots?

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 03:11 PM

 

I really like how they have Arcee go against the damsel in distress trope. Having her be just as tough as the guys was a great touch.

 

Then they made her be the last one to be get to the ship. So, win some, lose some.

 

That's because she was busy more baddies than everyone else. Got caught up in the murder-spree.


Pretty sure most cultures would treat a car driving straight at them as a legit threat.

 

Especially one who is basically a wedge. Ever watch Battlebots?

 

I always thought it was a sexism joke about how women are always last to get to the car.


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Posted 18 February 2020 - 04:05 PM

A bit retroactive, but I appreciate the complete lack of masturbation jokes, and just awkward parent jokes in general.

I also really appreciate the soundtrack to the movie. The vocal and instrumental tracks really gave an edge to the movie that other cartoons, and even the TF tv series didnt have at that time.

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 04:57 PM

I also definitely appreciate the soundtrack, but it is also definitely wholly ironic. The combination of hilariousness and obtrusiveness every time one of the soundtrack tracks kicks in is chef kiss.

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 06:03 PM

Im so accustomed to the jet engine noise at the end of Nothin's Gonna Stand in Our Way that it sounds wrong when its not there on the soundtrack.

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 06:27 PM

I always appreciated just how banged-up Optimus Prime and Megatron (especially Megatron) looked after their knock-down drag-out fight. 

 

Also, after Optimus dies, the look of anguish on Daniel's face is painfully well-done.


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