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@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 08:26 PM)

It's a good deal if you want a full set of Refraktor (and if they have them at your location)

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  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.


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Posted 21 July 2008 - 01:37 PM

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Afraid I'm siding with Alan Moore on this one. He doesn't want to see a Watchmen movie, and neither do I.


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Posted 21 July 2008 - 02:01 PM

I'll second that. V for Vendetta is something I wish I could unwatch.

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 03:34 PM

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was bad, But I don't know why people hate V for Vendetta. It was a pretty good flick in my opinion.

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 03:35 PM

V For Vendetta was a good flick, but it just wasn't the comic book. In fact, it was kinda counter to the comic in some places...

BUt I'm looking forward to Watchmen. Visually, at least.
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Posted 21 July 2008 - 03:44 PM

As someone who doesn't read comics, and knows sod all about Watchmen, that trailer failed for me on just about every level. What the hell is it about? Hello? Beuler? See?! I can't even be bothered Googling it!

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 03:52 PM

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Seeing the movies that have been made from his work, I don't blame him for being a prick. icon-hotrod.gif


No, he's just a general prick when it comes to any/all movies...

Yep.

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 04:32 PM

I'm pretty sure the movie will be average at the box office. I'm not saying that out of some kind of hope, just my current opinion.

I went back and reread the series, I had not read it since the early 90s. I have to say it hasn't held up well. For it's time it was groundbreaking. Back in the eighties, this kind of material almost never made it to print in the big books, and if it did it wasn't nearly as good. However given 20 years have passed and the way the current comic and movie markets are, it doesn't hold up as well. It's dated and the material won't transfer well to the big screen.

Yes, it is great for the fans because it looks like it is staying extremely true to the source material, but if the film stays in the 30s-80s time period, the general movie going audience is going to go "huh?" As well, it doesn't have the same name recognition as other "superhero" movies. I only use that term because that is what the general audience is going to think.

I hope it does well, but I don't think it has a "hook" like Sin City or 300, for a larger audience.

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 04:37 PM

And that's because it seems everyone and their mother's dog was influenced by it.


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Posted 21 July 2008 - 04:42 PM

I didn't read Watchmen until earlier this year (after finding out about the movie and costumes, of course), and I have to say I really liked it. But then again, I'm a really big fan of Dune, and the two have a lot of similarities. The trailer looks very good - I saw it online Thursday night and again at TDK on Friday night - much better than i expected. The only character I think looks "weird" or "off" is Ozymandias. I don't think he looks bad, per se, but looking at him, Adrian Veidt does not immediately spring to mind. However, the assassination scene from the trailer looked sharp, so I'll hold out hope for him. I don't mind Owlman looking like a Batman knockoff, since he's just a more Batmanny version of the Blue Beetle (who's more of a Batman/Spiderman hybrid than a knockoff, to be honest). I thought Nolan's changes to the Batsuit were acceptable for a "real-world" style movie and I think the changes to the Owlsuit are very similar.

Osterman looked wonderful; I was surprised that little scenes (like him in Vietnam) were given such priority in this trailer. The comedian didn't seem to get nearly as much recognition, sadly.

Can't wait to see this. Too bad it doesn't come out till March - it seems like they have just about everything wrapped up.

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 06:01 PM

I'm sure the Vietnam stuff is focused on to showcase "superhero"action, of which there's not really that much of in Watchmen.

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 06:38 PM



new pics this movie is impressing me with how anal it is to recreate the book
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Posted 21 July 2008 - 10:57 PM

i think this is gonna be a cool fun movie.


and i love LXG even though it did cause Connery to retire

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 09:57 AM

looked alright to me. dont know anything about the watchmen, after the movie i might read the comic if i can manage it.

reading the comic before the movie only makes me enjoy the movie less.

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 02:11 PM

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and i love LXG even though it did cause Connery to retire


Oh, don't get me wrong. I liked it. It was just an utterly terrible adaptation, and anything that forced that miserable bastard off the screen has got to be good.
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Posted 22 July 2008 - 02:33 PM

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I'll second that. V for Vendetta is something I wish I could unwatch.


I actually rather enjoyed that film.

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 05:53 PM

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I'll second that. V for Vendetta is something I wish I could unwatch.


I actually rather enjoyed that film.

Yeah I really don't get all the hate for V, LXG was not so good but V was just grate. If you?re going to hate a movie hate it for being a bad film not for being a bad interpretation of a good comic or book.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 04:09 AM

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and i love LXG even though it did cause Connery to retire


Oh, don't get me wrong. I liked it. It was just an utterly terrible adaptation, and anything that forced that miserable bastard off the screen has got to be good.

Holy crap. I never expected to come across anyone in my life that didn't like Sean Connery.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 10:24 AM

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and i love LXG even though it did cause Connery to retire


Oh, don't get me wrong. I liked it. It was just an utterly terrible adaptation, and anything that forced that miserable bastard off the screen has got to be good.

Holy crap. I never expected to come across anyone in my life that didn't like Sean Connery.

Agreed. I usually enjoyed his films.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 10:43 AM

QUOTE(Wingus @ Jul 23 2008, 10:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Holy crap. I never expected to come across anyone in my life that didn't like Sean Connery.


He's been in good films, and he isn't an awful actor (Although the fact his English, Irish and Russian accents are all the same don't help), but the man himself is a collosal arsehole.
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 01:41 PM

Why do you say that?

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