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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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#41 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:08 AM

The present-day X-Men teaming up with the 60s cast is the first thing about this sequel that's interested me. As good as First Class was, I could never get past thinking how much better it would have been as a total reboot, without the mishmash of a lineup or the specter of eventually evolving into Wolverine's team of sidekicks.

They really wanna wow me, they should make it so that the present-day X-Men are going back in time to prevent X-Men 3 from happening. At the end of the movie, Cyclops is alive, Xavier is still Patrick Stewart, and Rogue has her powers. The franchise is saved.

...oh, and somehow this also causes the events of Wolverine not to have happened. I don't care how.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:59 AM

QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Sep 27 2012, 08:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Unless they're just going to ignore past X-Men movies as and how they see fit.

I thought they did that in The First Cass.

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Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen have been cast for this (Along with returning First Class castmembers McAvoy, Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique) and Nicholas Hoult (Beast))

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:18 AM

QUOTE(Sean Whitmore @ Nov 28 2012, 11:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The present-day X-Men teaming up with the 60s cast is the first thing about this sequel that's interested me. As good as First Class was, I could never get past thinking how much better it would have been as a total reboot, without the mishmash of a lineup or the specter of eventually evolving into Wolverine's team of sidekicks.

They really wanna wow me, they should make it so that the present-day X-Men are going back in time to prevent X-Men 3 from happening. At the end of the movie, Cyclops is alive, Xavier is still Patrick Stewart, and Rogue has her powers. The franchise is saved.

...oh, and somehow this also causes the events of Wolverine not to have happened. I don't care how.


Ohhh, I am soooo down with that. icon-hotrod.gif But please, make X-Men2 not happen as well. So many good characters wasted in that one too (Mastermind, Lady Deathstrike, Nightcrawler).

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:21 AM

well I mean Nightcrawler was basically hugely entertaining in that movie, Deathstrike is a B-list goon who got to go toe to toe against Wolverine for a considerable portion of the movie, which is pretty neat. And the only thing I can ever recall Mastermind do in the comics is drive Jean nuts (also, have hotter relatives). So I mean I don't think they were really "wasted" in X2 so much "utilized perfectly" and X2 shouldn't be wiped out of continuity and instead recognized as one of the Superhero comic book adaptations to this day.

I wouldn't be too surprised if with time travel, they manage to wipe X3 out of continuity not just editorially, but literally preventing it from happening.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:44 PM

Nightcrawler got the best damn sequence in that movie, even if he was brainwashed during it. Hardly wasted.
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:14 AM

Nightcrawler is introduced, is interesting... and then they basically forget about him for the rest of the movie. I seriously don't remember him doing anything for the rest of the movie after they remove the brainwashing.

Then again, I might be just forgetting things. X-Men 2 and Spiderman 2 have been such disappointments to me, I never watched them more than once.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:12 AM

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Nightcrawler is introduced, is interesting... and then they basically forget about him for the rest of the movie. I seriously don't remember him doing anything for the rest of the movie after they remove the brainwashing.

Then again, I might be just forgetting things. X-Men 2 and Spiderman 2 have been such disappointments to me, I never watched them more than once.

He did not do that much just teliport in to a room that he could not see into, over coming his fear and saving Professor X.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:18 AM

QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ Dec 21 2012, 07:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nightcrawler is introduced, is interesting... and then they basically forget about him for the rest of the movie. I seriously don't remember him doing anything for the rest of the movie after they remove the brainwashing.

Then again, I might be just forgetting things. X-Men 2 and Spiderman 2 have been such disappointments to me, I never watched them more than once.


X-Men 2 disappointing? Wow.

I reckon the film is close to pitch-perfect. I'd even argue it's better than any of the source material.

I'm not really keen on any of the Spider-Man flicks, but 2 was also my favourite there.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:48 AM

Spiderman 2.1 is the best Spiderman movie we've ever gotten.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:51 AM

The problem I had with Spider-Man 2 was it featured way too many scenes of Peter ripping off/without his mask. From what I've heard, the new Spidey movie features the same issue. There's a reason Peter wears a full face mask.

Also Otto's arms being sentient and evil. And the fact he was never referred to as "Doctor Octopus" but merely "Doc Ock" - including on the toys.

That having been said, I loved Otto's design in the movie, and the hospital scene was pretty intense for a Super Hero movie at that time.


As for X2...I had the same issues others had. I can remember the Nightcrawler scene perfectly, but the rest of the movie blurs by and I have the general impression of being bored with it. X-Men fans generally liked it, but I think it was too bogged down in the X-Mythos to truly be enjoyable to mainstream audiences. The fact I just don't like Wolverine was also working against it.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 12:22 AM

It isn't X-men if it isn't convoluted as hug.

I'm glad time travel and potential future rewrites are making their way to the big screen. This old cast meets new is awesome and an amazing way to get us a current X4. I've said it before and its still true.
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Spiderman 2.1 is the best Spiderman movie we've ever gotten.

Is the 2.1 release really a big improvement?

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The problem I had with Spider-Man 2 was it featured way too many scenes of Peter ripping off/without his mask. From what I've heard, the new Spidey movie features the same issue. There's a reason Peter wears a full face mask.


There's a reason Heroes keep losing them in movies too icon-arcee.gif

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Also Otto's arms being sentient and evil.


I don't think they were either of those things.. He was just in a really messed up place mentally. Or his subconscious was acting out via the arms.

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Is the 2.1 release really a big improvement?


Spiderman 2 was already the best Spiderman movie and the extra footage in 2.1 helps flesh some of the narrative out.

If you didn't like 2 then you probably wouldn't enjoy 2.1 (also, what's wrong with you? icon-arcee.gif )

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 09:45 PM

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The problem I had with Spider-Man 2 was it featured way too many scenes of Peter ripping off/without his mask. From what I've heard, the new Spidey movie features the same issue. There's a reason Peter wears a full face mask.


There's a reason Heroes keep losing them in movies too icon-arcee.gif


Yeah. The actors want face time.

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Also Otto's arms being sentient and evil.


I don't think they were either of those things.. He was just in a really messed up place mentally. Or his subconscious was acting out via the arms.


Admittedly it's been several years, but I could have sworn they made a big deal about how the arms utilized advanced Artificial Intelligence and Otto had built basically a "restraining bolt" into the mechanism so the AI wouldn't override his will. It was big, red, and glowy. And they made a point of showing it going "boom" during the accident that fused the arms to his body and killed his wife.

Also the part at the end where Otto literally talks his arms down from violence. "Listen to me!"

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Yeah. The actors want face time.


Yeah, it's that Tobey Maguire's fault, flexing those star muscles.

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The problem I had with Spider-Man 2 was it featured way too many scenes of Peter ripping off/without his mask. From what I've heard, the new Spidey movie features the same issue. There's a reason Peter wears a full face mask.


There's a reason Heroes keep losing them in movies too icon-arcee.gif


Yeah. The actors want face time.

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Also Otto's arms being sentient and evil.


I don't think they were either of those things.. He was just in a really messed up place mentally. Or his subconscious was acting out via the arms.


Admittedly it's been several years, but I could have sworn they made a big deal about how the arms utilized advanced Artificial Intelligence and Otto had built basically a "restraining bolt" into the mechanism so the AI wouldn't override his will. It was big, red, and glowy. And they made a point of showing it going "boom" during the accident that fused the arms to his body and killed his wife.

Also the part at the end where Otto literally talks his arms down from violence. "Listen to me!"


This is correct. Though they weren't "evil" per say, they were just programmed to carry out their goal of achieving a sustained fusion reaction and didn't care how dangerous it would be.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:12 PM

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The problem I had with Spider-Man 2 was it featured way too many scenes of Peter ripping off/without his mask. From what I've heard, the new Spidey movie features the same issue.

I can understand that but I think the circumstances should be looked at as well. In the fight with Doc Ock on the train, his mask is practically wasted as it was. When Peter took it off, he probably felt that it was a distraction at that point because of that. As for the new movie, I don't recall any instance of Peter removing his mask that didn't seem within reason. Of course the reason for doing maskless scenes as far as movie making goes is so that the audience can see the actors emote. Whereas in the comics/cartoons they can give the mask facial expressions, they can't do that in a live action movie.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:52 PM

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Of course the reason for doing maskless scenes as far as movie making goes is so that the audience can see the actors emote. Whereas in the comics/cartoons they can give the mask facial expressions, they can't do that in a live action movie.

Well they can but then we are getting into too much CGI and believability problems.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:25 AM

QUOTE(Pyre @ Dec 28 2012, 08:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I can understand that but I think the circumstances should be looked at as well. In the fight with Doc Ock on the train, his mask is practically wasted as it was. When Peter took it off, he probably felt that it was a distraction at that point because of that.


Except that totally disregards the reasons behind wearing a mask in the first place. Peter's always been shown to being hyper-sensitive towards the dangers of super heroics, and he's practically obsessive over his mask.

Heck, he was so desperate for a mask shortly after getting rid of his Symbiote, he went out in public wearing a paper bag on his head.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:07 AM

On the other hand, Dredd bombed, despite the character correctly keeping his helmet on at all times, and being bloody brilliant, so maybe they have a point with the maskless stuff.

I mean sure, I think the fact that marketing dropped the ball had far more to do with that box office failure, but then again it's gotta be harder to sell a guy you can't see the face of (and what little you can is in a state of perma-scowl), than a recognisable human being to the general public.
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