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@  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.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (26 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm Making The TF Roll Out Short "Gotta Go Fast!"


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#1761 The Doctor Who

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 08:21 PM

It looks far too awful to be simply boring.

It really doesn't, though.

 

People are making waaaaay too big a mountain out of this molehill.  This isn't going to be the next Mario movie, it doesn't have even a fraction of the personality to be as intensely insane as that glorious trainwreck.

 

Unless there's something genuinely bizarre (and no, Sonic's teeth don't count) that we haven't seen in the trailer... this looks like the most limp film ever made.  Even Jim Carrey looks bored to tears.


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Posted 02 May 2019 - 08:28 PM

I wonder if CWC placed some calls and used his influence to make this happen.

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 09:59 AM

Well, Doug obviously never played Sonic Adventure or its ilk.

 


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Posted 03 May 2019 - 10:23 AM

I'm definitely in the crowd that thinks this will basically be a mediocre film with zero surprises.  Like, it's either a knockoff of "Race to Witch Mountain" or "Hop", with Jim Carrey in the mix doing whatever he wants.  I'm really guessing that classic Robotnik shot is from the tail end of the thing.

 

Well, Doug obviously never played Sonic Adventure or its ilk.

 

People still watch that guy?

 

I wonder if CWC placed some calls and used his influence to make this happen.

If that were the case, Sonic's arms wouldn't be blue.  You don't mace someone over blue arms and simply walk away from the issue.  BLUE ARMS.  Eh heh.


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Posted 03 May 2019 - 01:54 PM

Something that popped up on Youtube, trailer footage lapped over with a verison of the Flash intro:

 


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Posted 04 May 2019 - 02:25 AM



This video brings up a lot good points. The producers already told us before they were listening and didn't. More importantly, promo images, toys and licensing deals are already locked in. So how the heck is all that going to work if this late in the day they're supposedly changing the design in any meaningful way? Doesn't add up.

Additionally, highly recommend checking out this guy's other videos. A lot of really interesting looks at obscure Sonic history, like an amazingly complex promotion from Italy that used electronic Sonic badges.

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 09:50 AM

That and, like, it's easy to talk big about sweeping changes when, you know, it's not you who will be making it happen.


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Posted 04 May 2019 - 09:58 AM

It also calls to mind when Megatron's head design was changed for the '07 movie due to dislike from people-- they didn't make it anymore "closer" to the source material or the like, but basically tweaked the details around the existing broad shapes (and the result was an improvement, to be sure).



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Posted 04 May 2019 - 10:58 AM

There's a theory that holds the 'leaks' have not been that at all. Note the design in the style guide we saw about a month ago was accepted much better and in the trailer shots Sonic looks pretty poorly composited. Some are theorising Paramount knows what a dumpster fire they have and so staged all this so they could go with an already planned different design (the one given to license partners) so the public would go see it feeling they'd won one over the man.



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Posted 04 May 2019 - 11:27 AM

promo images, toys and licensing deals are already locked in. So how the heck is all that going to work if this late in the day they're supposedly changing the design in any meaningful way?


Every time there's a Transformers movie we get a toyline based on concept art, because every time as soon as ILM hands Hasbro the designs they swear they're going to be using they immediately race to make as many lateral design changes as they can before time runs out. It very often involves completely redesigned heads. Sometimes tan characters become red and red characters become white. Sometimes Target gets stuck with a whole exclusive toyline revolving around a design that got revised out of existence.

These things happen.

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#1771 HellCat

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 11:38 AM

Different scenario. And do you honestly think that toy companies are going to like having merch that looks like a skinny guy smeared in blue body paint if the actual film has a different, better design? The video also points out that a deal has been done with Nike selling Sonic's shoes from this movie. Surely that can't be going anywhere.



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Posted 04 May 2019 - 01:58 PM

A video I saw last night, the guy in it, question if this whole thing was planned from the start to get people talking about the film

 


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Posted 04 May 2019 - 02:43 PM

Amazingly, I find conspiracy theories about "Paramount knows this design is Terrible The Worst Thing Ever and instead of just not using it they ____ because ____" exactly as compelling here as I did when the theory was that they were trying to hide that Optimus Prime was insufficiently G1.

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 02:46 PM

They probably 'knew' in the sense that artists and other creative influences were loudly protesting the awful designs they were being made to render into CG, but ignored due to directorial insistence.

 

Somewhere on the production team, there's a group of people going 'no hugging duh, idiots' and simultaneously feeling vindicated that they were right and pissed off because now they have the even worse task of fixing it with no budget, no time and no reshoots, deep down known that there's nothing that they can do that will really 'fix' the doomed production.


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Posted 05 May 2019 - 12:14 AM

If they can make Sonic look better, then going by the Reddit AMA, I think I'll be fine with this.

 

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 12:33 AM

Personally the plot leak makes me think the movie will be trash. It's very generic and all the iconic elements have been watered down so they can do cheap location shooting.

I'm also really not digging the humour. The trailer bit with the bag and the "Actually, I was breastfed..." from another preview...terrible stuff.

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 07:34 AM

Personally the plot leak makes me think the movie will be trash. It's very generic and all the iconic elements have been watered down so they can do cheap location shooting.

 

This is one big clue as to why it won't be anything like the Mario movie.

 

For whatever issues the Mario movie had, they built extensive sets and put a lot of time and money into realizing the surreal Mushroom kingdom.  They crafted an entire insane alternate reality for the Marios to wander around in.

 

Whereas they're doing exactly the opposite in this case, bringing a surreal Sonic into a perfectly ordinary world.


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Posted 05 May 2019 - 10:21 AM

That's far too convoluted an explaination.  Going by the ol' Occam's Razor, I think that there are more than enough idiotic executives who'd put their stamp of approval on that monstrosity.  


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Posted 05 May 2019 - 01:38 PM

Something I put into my youtube watch later list, ages ago and I only really thought about it today when I added something I didn't want to add in, a old fan film of a live action Sonic and he looks WAY better than the offical live action one:

 

 

I wonder, how could Paramount get this so wrong if a fan video can get it right years before they likely started production


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