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@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:33 PM)

It's got all the graphic violence and gratuitous nudity a late 80s OVA should have.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

Available for free with ads on Tubi TV.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

It's "Goku: Midnight Eye". Originally produced in the late 80s, it apparently wasn't dubbed until the late 90s given Steve Blum was the lead.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 06:38 PM)

The description makes it sound like some high grade, mid 80's shlock. Which, frankly, is my groove.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Was wondering how long it would take someone to ask.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 09:58 AM)

okay, it's been like two days so far: what anime is this, cause I'm dying to know.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 November 2019 - 09:23 PM)

You know you're in for a good time when an old anime starts with a crime lord uses roller skates in his cybernetic legs to skate down the side of the building, launches to a dock and into a getaway boat.


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The Kaiju Thread - From Godzilla to the Pacific Rim

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#1821 HellCat

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 02:43 PM

Just watched the 2014 movie...oh my.

 

I think I line up with most other people.

 

Cranston is criminally underused. I actually cried at the corridor scene, despite having only known the characters of him and his wife for a few minutes...and then we spend the movie with generic Hollywood army vet, his nurse wife and their kid.

 

I get that the movie wants to build tension for the kaiju but the third act is so dark you can't see anything. I'm pretty sure they bumped into Hulk and the Absorbing Man it was that bad. "What was that? SHIT! Did you see that?!"  NO! NO ONE SAW ANYTHING! FIX THE LIGHTING IN YOUR DAMN MOVIE!

 

It starts off so well and then becomes almost a better retread of the 1998 movie. I'm fine with showing the human perspective but all this is very cliche stuff and the characters are so dumb. "Is the bridge secure?" *obvious screaming and rapid gunfire* "I repeat, is the bridge secure?"

 

I was kinda impressed Godzilla gets credited as a hero at the end. I mean you'd expect that humanity would be terrified of him given in the last few days they've just become aware of giant monsters that can ravage cities underfoot but it's cool, big the big guy up.



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Posted 10 June 2019 - 12:24 AM

I don't line up with most other people and spent a lot of time defending 2014, which isn't really relevant here but, just for the record I guess. Diff'rent strokes.

However! I enjoyed the movie in cinemas and have watched it several times since then, and I've never noticed a problem with it being too dark to read easily. Which isn't a very helpful or productive observation, but I'm just not sure it's an innate quality of the film?

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 07:30 PM

When we rented Godzilla and watched it on the old (non-hd) television it was so dark that you could see nothing at all.  Watching it on the hd tv is much better.


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Posted 14 June 2019 - 06:41 AM

Btw, all the Titans are good for the environment? What about the Skullcrushers or whatever their names were?


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#1825 Ironbite

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 04:16 PM

Well the Skullcrawlers were good for their environment.  Even if that had been reduced to....Kong in the end.  Ahh well.

 

As for this movie, I would've loved to have seen San Francisco and Las Vegas post-Godzilla more in order to back up the claim that the radiation leaking off of Godzilla and the MUTOs was good at bringing back plant life.  Otherwise, I think Emma and Jonah were off their rocker thinking that the Titans were good for humanity.  Did love how they kept Ghidorah's off planet origins and basically made Larry, Curley and Moe just as brutal as they should be.  

 

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 08:16 PM

Well the Skullcrawlers were good for their environment.  Even if that had been reduced to....Kong in the end.  Ahh well.

 

As for this movie, I would've loved to have seen San Francisco and Las Vegas post-Godzilla more in order to back up the claim that the radiation leaking off of Godzilla and the MUTOs was good at bringing back plant life.  Otherwise, I think Emma and Jonah were off their rocker thinking that the Titans were good for humanity.  Did love how they kept Ghidorah's off planet origins and basically made Larry, Curley and Moe just as brutal as they should be.  

 

IIRC, they spent of good portion of the credit slideshow doing just that.


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Posted 14 June 2019 - 11:20 PM

I just saw Godzilla: King of the Monsters a second time!

And I just realized I never left a proper review.

Lets put it this way: I initially said it was the best 60s Godzilla Movie ever made. I think that holds completely true.

This took a pounding by the critics, but as often is the case, this isnt a film made for critics. The movie has 100% Godzilla Movie logic. There are million year old undersea civilizations, Godzilla gets an anime power up by another monster dying, King Ghidorah has magic regeneration powers, and the Kaiju all follow the orders of an Alpha.

Does that make sense? No. Does it matter? No. Is it bad ass? YES.

This movie delivers monster sized action in spades, both from a human-on-the-ground point of view and from the epic scale of giant ancient gods duking it out. Kaiju literally change the weather as they make their way across the world, and they are bigger than life.

Further, all the main monsters have shown and distinct personalities - even each of King Ghidorahs heads has its own thing going. Rodan is a rambunctious coward, Mothra is protective and kind (even her rampage doesnt hurt anyone), and Godzilla is King. I couldnt ask for more.

More than anything, this film was made by a true Godzilla fan. From the original cries and themes of the monsters to dozens of clever easter eggs, this film is a true joy for a Godzilla Fan like me to experience.

Further, unlike every other kaiju film, the set pieces come fast and furious - the only slow point is the exploration of the underwater temple. This movie is all the epic and scale of a giant monster bash Ive ever wanted, and is definitely in my top 5 Kaiju films.

I cannot wait for Godzilla vs Kong.

Well the Skullcrawlers were good for their environment.  Even if that had been reduced to....Kong in the end.  Ahh well.
 
As for this movie, I would've loved to have seen San Francisco and Las Vegas post-Godzilla more in order to back up the claim that the radiation leaking off of Godzilla and the MUTOs was good at bringing back plant life.  Otherwise, I think Emma and Jonah were off their rocker thinking that the Titans were good for humanity.  Did love how they kept Ghidorah's off planet origins and basically made Larry, Curley and Moe just as brutal as they should be.  
 
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Posted 15 June 2019 - 05:12 AM

Finally saw King of the Monsters.

 

To address the jump scare issue- yes, there is what I would classify as one unarguable jump scare, even if they telegraph it a bit. But I'd also say there were a few mild ones elsewhere. This comes from a horror director and it's clear he's mildly flexing a decent horror director's ability to poke just where the audience think they're safe. To give an early example, all that tension with Mothra's debut only to throw in an unrelated explosion when it all seems resolved.

 

A lot of reviews saying this is nothing like the 2014 movie and amounts to a kid smashing action figures together...really don't agree. I'd actually say this is very similar to the 2014 movie in tone and use of the military and the fights are nowhere near the overlap that reviews, even positive ones, are making out.

 

I was kind glad to see them address the weird ending of the 2014 movie. Nice to see Godzilla treated as a hero in a meta sense but kaiju battles level cities. The locales from the 2014 movie are shown here to be abandoned. It makes no sense that the public at large would adore Godzilla when as this movie demonstrates a kaiju can at any time basically wipe a city off the map within an hour or so. People would rightfully fear that. I'm reminded of a line from SSSS Gridman- "I'm a human. Those things you kaiju trample underfoot."

 

This extends into the silly reasoning for why events happen. The mother and daughter, having lost their son/brother to the 2014 attack, decide it'd be best to awaken all the kaiju and let them roam....I think you could argue that plot is more in the Toho spirit but a simple revenge plot would have made more sense logically I think.

 

I did like they gave the kaiju personality but they never really get long to show it. Like Ghidorah's heads having different personalities is showcased in his debut but beyond that I don't recall it. Likewise, lot of reviews bigged up Rodan as having this bold personality...and all we really get is him switching sides when Ghidorah beats him and switching back once he's dead.

 

It was really nice to hear some of the classic Toho pieces in the soundtrack once the movie was headed for the climax. Really sells that this isn't some cheap cash in like the 1998 movie.



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Posted 15 June 2019 - 08:18 AM

Saw it last night. Ladies and Gentlemen, we finally have a legitimate Hollywood Godzilla movie! While the 2014 was a good attempt, it just missed the mark in some places (not enough actual Godzilla for one). This time we got tons of kaiju, classic musical themes, corny plots involving secret civilizations and aliens, and then to hammer it in that this is not Toho, a cover of Blue Öyster Cults Godzilla over the end credits!

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 03:32 PM

While I enjoyed it overall and thought it was better than the 2014 movie, it was still 80% humans and still had the tendency to tease us with a kaiju battle only to interrupt it to see what the human cast are up to.


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Posted 15 June 2019 - 05:24 PM

I'm glad you were able to watch it Hellcat.

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 09:48 PM

Quick Review: Neca King of the Monsters Godzilla and Mothra.

Godzilla is a remold of the 2014 release, and is pretty much the same except for the spikes and tail - and a vastly superior paint job. He looks great (so long as you get one without derpy eyes).

Mothra is an entirely new mold and she is fantastic. She comes with a stand thats molded after her egg from the film, and a large support and cradle that holds onto her very well. My only complaint is that her wings cannot rotate - only move up and down. Love it though!

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 10:13 AM

Watched Skull Island....eh.

 

I wouldn't call it a terrible movie but you don't need to see this along with the other 2 at all really. The only real continuity is the end credits scene which is basically just a teaser for King of the Monsters anyway.

 

I appreciate that Kong has been done by Hollywood a lot but this one feels out of tone with the other 2 movies and the character interactions feel rushed. The movie tries to force in too much of the monsters to really sell any of the human relationships and a lot of the monster stuff is pointless. The scientist getting picked up and torn apart is as dumb and cruel as the similar sequence in Jurassic World. The 2 Godzilla movies try to push kaiju/titans/monsters as not simply being marauding beasts and then this one just goes for creature feature with tons of violence, death and cheap jump scares that don't really work anyway.

 

With the Godzilla movies I was cheering at various moments. This? Nothing.



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Posted 30 June 2019 - 11:07 AM

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 01:56 PM

Pacific Rim animated series is apparently happening in 2020.

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 04:43 PM

I'm not too happy with who they're getting to animate this thing as Transformer Prime's world felt a little bit too deserts and canyons for my tastes.

 

Ironbite-we'll see what happens in 2020.


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Posted 05 July 2019 - 05:24 PM

I think it's less the studio and more the budget.  If Netflix gives them enough money for background characters (or there's a new way to do it cheaply), then there won't be as much of an empty world effect.

 

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 05:37 PM

I think it's less the studio and more the budget.

 

I mean, that's certainly what I assumed.

 

I never got the impression that the animators of Prime were like, "Should we put some more background people and buildings in this scene?" "What? No, yuck."


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Posted 05 July 2019 - 06:40 PM

Can they Unfridge Mako for this?

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