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@  Benbot : (18 November 2019 - 04:01 PM)

And a good boy

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Hound is at least a very good toy.

@  ThunderWear : (18 November 2019 - 09:11 AM)

Hound is the only other one that even comes close to Chromia in my area, and he ships in two separate waves.

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

This might be how they finally get rid of all the Chromias. I've not seen a shelfwarmer like that in ages.

@  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.


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:23 PM

Anyone else remember Vertigo's 90's series Preacher? Sure you do, pardner. Well, it's headin' to television, on the AMC.

 

http://iwatchstuff.c...-amc-by-way.php

 

 


'Preacher' Officially Coming to AMC by Way of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg February 6, 2014

For around 16 years, people have tried to bring Preacher to screens in some form or another; in the end, what it took to do it was the same guys who somehow got a Green Hornet movie made after 18 years of development hell. AMC has made it official that Seth Rogen and his writing-producing-directing partner Evan Goldberg will adapt Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's cult-favorite comic for the network. Rogen and Goldberg will write the script, while Breaking Bad writer-producer Sam Catlin will serve as executive producer and showrunner. The version Mark Steven Johnson wrote for HBO several years ago will at last be thrown away and buried with Johnson's Ben Affleck Daredevil.
 

 

"I'm particularly impressed that Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin understand Preacher fully -- meaning they get it for what it is, not some vague approximation," Ennis said in a statement. "All in all, it looks like Preacher can now be brought to TV in a way that I'd previously not have thought possible, and I very much appreciate that Steve and I have been included in the conversation in the way that we have."

 

Rogen and Golberg also put out their own joint statement, saying, "This is amazing! We've tried for seven years to work on Preacher and we're so psyched AMC is finally letting us. It is our favorite comic of all time, and we're going to do everything we can to do it right. Humperdoo!" I'd explain that last bit or some of the plot particulars, but might as well wait and find out on the show. After all the time and effort put into getting this on the air, it would just be cruel not to watch.

 

 

Alls I can say this early on is that I'm glad this is headed to AMC rather than Hollywood. Preacher is the kind of story that needs an episodic format, and with the way the few Vertigo titles to have movies have turned out (Constantine, anyone?) there's no way a Preacher movie would have been anything near what it needs to be.

 



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:25 PM

Of course, they dragged their heels on this for so long, Arseface's origin will have to be entirely rewritten.



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:11 PM

Bleh. Television is absolutely the way to go with Preacher over a movie, but AMC chickens out of even the tamest stuff from the Walking Dead comic. Preacher will be so reigned-in as to be virtually pointless. Should've been HBO or nothing.


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:56 PM

I gave up on Walking Dead halfway through the farmhouse season. I think that show's troubles are more on its own producers than any AMC edicts - they let Breaking Bad get away with a lot, so I don't worry about Preacher in their hands.

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 08:04 AM

Really? What rating will this have, XXXXRRRR? :D

Plus, the way this comic portrays angels and its version of "God"... there will be lots of controversy and attacks.



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Posted 19 March 2015 - 09:58 AM

They're still looking for Jesse and Cassidy, but we have our Tulip.

 

http://www.newsarama...-h-i-e-l-d.html

 

 

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. so-called "girl in the flower dress" is living up to that name in her next role.

 

Ruth Negga has been cast as former hitwoman Tulip O'Hare in AMC's adaptation of the comic series Preacher. This is the first cast announcement for the series, which is being developed for television by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, who created the original Preacher comic series for DC's Vertigo imprint, is on-board as co-executive producers.

 

There's no word yet on if Negga's role in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. would continue if Preacher goes forward as a television series.


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 12:10 PM

That is... *scratches head* ...not what I would have expected.



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Posted 19 March 2015 - 12:14 PM

Bleh. Television is absolutely the way to go with Preacher over a movie, but AMC chickens out of even the tamest stuff from the Walking Dead comic. Preacher will be so reigned-in as to be virtually pointless. Should've been HBO or nothing.

 

 

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 12:25 PM

Woah, hey, year-old post. Yeah, no, not doing that. Y'couldn't drag me back to that show. :|



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Posted 19 March 2015 - 12:36 PM

So basically...nothing has been done with this?

 

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 05:36 PM

So basically...nothing has been done with this?
 
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Other than them begining to announce casting?

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 09:03 PM

B...uhhh

 

That's really odd casting.


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Posted 20 March 2015 - 03:39 AM

I'm wondering about Seth Rogan's involvement but I totally understand how he can get Preacher.  Rogan's stuff is all about friendship and buddies and stuff and, to be honest, that's what Garth Ennis comics are about.  Standing by your mates though all the horrors and everything.  That's his theme for Preacher (Jesse, the vampire), The Boys (the whole group), Hitman (the best friends) etc. Another person who'd get it and would probably be a better fit if it was a movie is Simon Pegg.


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Posted 24 March 2015 - 03:42 AM

Yeah, I am not looking forward to seeing Arseface on television. Brrr.



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Posted 10 April 2015 - 11:05 AM

Buzz has it that Preacher will continue to recycle MCU faces with Dominic Cooper just a signature away from playing Jess Custer.

 

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 12:39 PM

No preacher talk? This thing is actually happening. I am astonished.

I liked the pilot. I can't tell if the series is moving faster or slower than the comic. That's kind of odd, but I am definitely looking forward to watching it do it's thing.

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 01:29 PM

I watched this last night with my wife. I definitely liked it, and am hoping it continues to progress to the point that I love it.


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Posted 24 May 2016 - 01:36 PM

I never read the comics, but I liked the pilot a lot.



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Posted 24 May 2016 - 01:38 PM

A long time ago, I read the treatment was going to be one issue, one ep. I wonder if this is the case. Will see when I watch it. Even tho I'm not find of Cooper.

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 01:48 PM

Already that does not seem to be the case. Its been years so its due for a reread, but it looks like we're hitting the same beats in different ways.

 

The best part of adapting Preacher to TV is that it has an end. A glorious, beautiful end. If we add things while keeping the things that make it great this could be very wonderful.

 

#optimism #herewego


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