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@  TM2-Megatron : (31 October 2020 - 04:04 AM)

And that's why you can only buy them in a bundle

@  TheMightyMol... : (31 October 2020 - 03:17 AM)

I recommend Wishmaster 1 and 2. But not 3 or 4. Never 3 or 4.

@  Telly : (31 October 2020 - 12:33 AM)

i might watch spaced invaders. not scary in any way, but it takes place during halloween

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 October 2020 - 02:21 PM)

I think I'll watch The Haunting (1963), Carnival of Souls (1962) and The Innocents (1961) for Halloween.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 01:52 PM)

50/60's Twilight Zone, the 80's, millennium and recent ones also, all are in The Twilight Zone.

@  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...


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#541 Ironbite

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 12:08 AM

Who said he did all that? Dude can build new armors as needed.

Ironbite-seriously blowing them up was just a clean slate type thing.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 02:06 AM

"Mandarin was really the mastermind" theories is the new "Coulson Lives" or "Loki got what he wanted."
Woooo!

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 03:03 AM

QUOTE(Zodberg @ May 14 2013, 11:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"Mandarin was really the mastermind" theories is the new "Coulson Lives" or "Loki got what he wanted."

Err.. Coulson
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Does live. Like he's the lead in the upcoming Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. tv show.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 07:13 AM

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Remember, boys and girls, don't be a Dimwit.

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And yeh so stupid

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 07:37 AM

I just took the end as another of Tony's grand impulse gestures that may or may not work out for him in the end, like announcing to the press he's Iron Man or calling the Mandarin out.

Plus...if he's really in danger again, he'll just make another suit.

It's not like Batman, where quitting is some super-pretentious "meaningful" thing. Tony can drop Iron Man in an instant and pick it back up in the next instant.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 03:26 PM

This was inevitable:



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 08:35 AM

QUOTE(Rust @ May 12 2013, 04:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ May 12 2013, 11:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I gotta say, when he stumbles to mention memorable Iron Man arch-nemeses other than the Mandarin? I can understand him... I'd be hard-pressed to name 3.


Titanium Man
Obidiah Stane
The Spymaster

Wasn't hard.


-I cannot really call a guy who died after his first and only battle with Iron Man an arch-nemesis-style villain. Stane is awesome, and I loved him in the first movie too, but... he is no Joker or Lex Luthor. He was there for a while, died, and unlike many supervillains, never came back.
-Titanium Man is just... a guy in a suit. (In fact, he was a LOTS of different guys using the same suit over the years). And so is Crimson Dynamo, who is a RUSSIAN guy in a suit. And Firepower... And the second Whiplash... you see my problem? Not to mention the many one-shot armored enemies who often just just use one of Tony's own armor designs against him. They are all kinda interchangeable and forgettable.
-Spymaster... I am ashamed to admit I never heard of him. In my defense, I mostly know Iron Man from Avengers comics... never was a big reader of his individual stuff.

I'd love to name Dreadknight as a memorable Iron Man villain because I absolutely LOVE his design (he looks like he just arrived from Snake Mountain) and his personality too, but he is neither a big challenge to defeat, nor is used often. Still, I'd love to see him on the big screen someday (maybe when they finally make an Avengers movie with an anti-Avenger villain alliance), maybe re-invented with origins from one of the Yggdrassil realms, which would explain his bat-winged monster horse. icon-hotrod.gif

On the subject of Tony's rogue's gallery - was Modok really "his" villain? He started out in Captain America, and later simply became an enemy to everyone and their aunt's daughter's old roommate. He is sort of a nemesis-for-hire, as if he was the stand-in-guy in the Guild of Calamitous Intent. icon-hotrod.gif

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QUOTE(Zodberg @ May 14 2013, 11:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"Mandarin was really the mastermind" theories is the new "Coulson Lives" or "Loki got what he wanted."

Err.. Coulson
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Does live. Like he's the lead in the upcoming Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. tv show.


Umm, how? Did they reboot him with the Cosmic Cube, or what?!?

Also, I sure hope David Hasselhoff gets a cameo in that series. icon-hotrod.gif

Edited by BB Shockwave, 16 May 2013 - 09:05 AM.


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 09:48 AM

QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ May 16 2013, 09:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Umm, how? Did they reboot him with the Cosmic Cube, or what?!?


There are 5 ways he survives.

1) The easiest, he didn't die. We never see him die, just dying. We're told he died by Fury, after a long scene establishing how fury is the ultimate liar. We then learn that he's lying in the scene when he tells the Avengers Couslon died (the cards).

2) LMD - Life model decoy...robot duplicates. Tony mentions LMD's earlier in the film. LMD's are standard issue for SHIELD. Problem with this, though, is Fury later bemoans Coulson's loss ("I just lost my one good eye") which if it's an LMD that dies, Fury wouldn't have that scene..(Though if real Coulson is off protecting Jane Foster during it...) Also, TV Coulson could be a LMD.

3) He's tabbed with a magic weapon...who knows what that really does.

4) Project: Vision. Back to the "lost my one good eye" comment, Coulson's brain patterns are put into an android body, creating the MCU's Vision.

5) "Didn't you die?" "I got better"

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 04:47 PM

QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ May 16 2013, 08:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
-I cannot really call a guy who died after his first and only battle with Iron Man an arch-nemesis-style villain. Stane is awesome, and I loved him in the first movie too, but... he is no Joker or Lex Luthor. He was there for a while, died, and unlike many supervillains, never came back.


. . .

I'm presuming you are only familiar with Obadiah Stane via the Iron Man Movie.

In the comics, Obadiah Stane was Tony's constant bane and most hated enemy for three years - 37 Issues. No, he isn't a Lex Luthor or a Joker, but what makes his significant is for that three year period he was the nemesis of Tony Stark. Barely an issue in that 37 book run goes by without Obadiah's hand in the pie, making his presence a lot more involved.

Plus, the fact Obadiah is the one who caused Tony's disastrous relapse into Alcoholism (By literally manipulating Tony to fall in love only for the woman in question to reject him in the harshest possible terms) and literally bought his company out from under him. Stark Industries became Stane Industries, and Tony became a reclusive bum living on the street. It was so sudden a shift in the status quo that Jim Rhodes had to don the Iron Man suit and stage a break out of Tony's other armors to keep Stane from acquiring them. And it literally was a last minute break out, since Stane's techs were at the doors to the armory, cutting through the door when Rhodes jury rigged a control unit to fly the armors away and throw them into the sea (Which leads into the next issue where Rhodes has to go and prevent a group of renegade Atlantians from using the armors against Namor and his people).

Tony eventually recovers (Thanks in part to a fellow alcoholic vagrant named Gertl Aders, who dies in childbirth), and tries to start over with a new company. Stane, fundamentally obsessed with "beating" Tony, destroys the new company outright and murders one of Tony's business partners - along with mind swapping an ex-girlfriend to try a more fatal version of his first play on Tony - as well as abducting many of Tony's friends and colleagues to use as collateral. It was this last move that drove Tony into open conflict with Stane which resulted in Stane's suicide (As he could not stand the thought of "losing the game".)

That was not the end, though. Stane's influence would be felt for years to come, with Tony having to deal with the fallout of buying his company back from Stane (Which is a dodgy process when your professional bodyguard got into a property destroying boxing match with the last CEO), and putting a lid on everything Stane did in Tony's absence (S.H.I.E.L.D. actually helped Stane take over after Tony's relapse in exchange for Tony's tech which Tony then had to try to get back from S.H.I.E.L.D.). The Iron Monger Armor also was seen again, including a warehouse mass producing the suit run by ex-employees that had been loyal to Stane.

In recent years, Stane's shade has risen again, this time in the form of his son - Ezekiel Stane - who is in many ways far smarter then Tony is.

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-Titanium Man is just... a guy in a suit. (In fact, he was a LOTS of different guys using the same suit over the years). And so is Crimson Dynamo, who is a RUSSIAN guy in a suit. And Firepower... And the second Whiplash... you see my problem? Not to mention the many one-shot armored enemies who often just just use one of Tony's own armor designs against him. They are all kinda interchangeable and forgettable.


Dude...Titanium Man was the Russian Guy in the Suit during the Cold War era. Yes, his MO has stalled out with the collapse of the Soviet Union (He's now a Mercenary for Hire and Russian Patriot then straight up villain), but you have to remember that this guy was the face of the Soviets during the Cold War (Crimson Dynamo predates him in the comics, but Dynamo never caught on like Titanium Man did). The fact it was the murder of a Titanium Man during the Armor Wars that caused the world to turn against Iron Man (And the US Government to commission the construction of the Firepower Suit)...makes him pretty dang important in the mythos. They may be "Guys in Suits", but unlike many rogue galleries those suits exist for a reason. It was the result of Titanium Man's death that Firepower was created. The death of another Titanium Man was the cause for the fracturing of the relationship between Iron Man and the Crimson Dynamo (The Dynamo at the time was out with a bum leg so Tony was piloting the suit as a favor, when Dynamo took control of the suit and executed the first (?) Titanium Man).

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-Spymaster... I am ashamed to admit I never heard of him. In my defense, I mostly know Iron Man from Avengers comics... never was a big reader of his individual stuff.


Spymaster's original incarnation I was never very impressed with, and his third incarnation was a good attempt but didn't pan out so well (They went a Riddler route with him). I'm thinking of the Spymaster's second incarnation - trained by Taskmaster and appointed with a "Espionage Elite" Cell of operatives that are - in fact - all the people he beat to become the Spymaster. They worked from the shadows and through proxies and managed to bug the office of Stark Solutions and, by extension, learn of Tony's identity as Iron Man (Before Tony decided to simply go public with his dual identity). To me, that was the most successful incarnation because he won against Tony. Tony learned of the security breech and before he could investigate...the Espionage Elite jumped him, separated him from his armor, and delivered him a beating that left him barely alive, much less functional and able to use his suit (He was actually confined to a wheel chair for several issues after this).

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 05:06 PM

I have a digital UltraViolet copy of Iron Man Rise Of Technovore if anyone wants it. It's usable by anyone in North America.

I haven't watched it yet, so don't know if it's any good. But it'll fill that Iron Man high for now.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:35 PM

QUOTE(Rust @ May 16 2013, 05:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dude...Titanium Man was the Russian Guy in the Suit during the Cold War era. Yes, his MO has stalled out with the collapse of the Soviet Union (He's now a Mercenary for Hire and Russian Patriot then straight up villain), but you have to remember that this guy was the face of the Soviets during the Cold War (Crimson Dynamo predates him in the comics, but Dynamo never caught on like Titanium Man did).


But the Dynamo can come along for the ride.

Let's be fair, Titanium Man's success is all thanks to Paul McCartney.



QUOTE(Rust @ May 16 2013, 05:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The fact it was the murder of a Titanium Man during the Armor Wars that caused the world to turn against Iron Man (And the US Government to commission the construction of the Firepower Suit)...


Really was more manslaughter

QUOTE(Cat @ May 16 2013, 06:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have a digital UltraViolet copy of Iron Man Rise Of Technovore if anyone wants it. It's usable by anyone in North America.

I haven't watched it yet, so don't know if it's any good. But it'll fill that Iron Man high for now.


Yeah...there's a thread about this one if you're curious about that....

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 05:10 AM

Rust - thanks for the info. I read up on Stane, but my only sources are the regular and Marvel Wikis, and apparently... they are quite hole-y, as in neglecting how long Stane has been around. I often wonder how come us TF fans have a much better wiki than the DC or Marvel comics... Given how many more fans those companies have.


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:19 PM

QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ May 29 2013, 06:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
. I often wonder how come us TF fans have a much better wiki than the DC or Marvel comics... Given how many more fans those companies have.


Because, and I say this as someone who's been friends with Dvandom for 20 years, you people are insane.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 04:10 AM

Well, there is that, sure. icon-fire.gif (Considering I just gave out 250$+shipping on the Botcon Stunticons, I cannot really argue with this...)