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User Info: WhiskeyDisk

WhiskeyDisk
1 month ago#271
ParanoidObsessive posted...
they can easily fight in normal clothes without needing some kind of tactical uniform.


But everyone needs pouches! Even mutants with no gadgets whatsoever!

As to the scrapped Superman script...at least Nic Cage would have been comedy gold as Supes. How much worse could it have been than what we've gotten since the Christopher Reeves movies?
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User Info: Entity13

Entity13
1 month ago#272
So last night, my folks and I watched the movie "Tolkien." It was nice.
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User Info: Aaantlion

Aaantlion
1 month ago#273
How the f*** did I not hear about Yes, Mininster all these years? This is some of the funniest s*** I've seen >_> The "English Customs" clip on the BBC's channel had me cracking up for nearly full five minutes, during which I had pause the video. What other British comedies have I missed out on? I know that there are a few enthusiasts of popular British comedies in this topic.

Otherwise I realize I've got a ton more cataloging to do this weekend in terms of games and DVDs I've gone through. And at some point I've actually got to play or watch some of these >_< Although I will say that many of the older items *were* things I'd watched, because once upon a time I had more free time and a compulsion to game, etc, so things didn't backlog as much.

ParanoidObsessive posted...
Ironically, I think the best costumes they could have had for them were just plain-clothes. In a world without costumed heroes, the best possible way to blend in is to just dress normally (the only reason they wear costumes in the comics is because Xavier is deliberately trying to evoke the idea that they are "mutant heroes" in the vein of the Fantastic Four and Avengers). And it makes sense for a group that are just teachers and "normal" people 99% of the time - they're not fighting super-villains every week in the movie universe. Just like Logan spends a lot of time in his jacket and Rogue has her hooded deal that kind of evokes her comic costume and Cyclops is going to be Cyclops no matter what he's wearing as long as he's got the glasses/visor, they can easily fight in normal clothes without needing some kind of tactical uniform.


For day-to-day, sure, but costumes exist to hide identities. If plainclothes people used fantastic powers, they'd be easier to recognize when not using those powers. However, in a costume -- even one without a mask -- people are drawn to those elements of the outfit. And while there are other no other superheroes in that universe, you have other groups who conceal their identities. It stands to reason that people going out of their way to conceal their powers would want to conceal their identities when using those powers.

Granted, you've also had X-Men who either don't wear costumes or it's just been their attire. And you have some characters where they're known for several looks, such as Wolverine's "Logan" look where he's civilian outfit is fairly recognizable. All the same, I consider Wolverine never having one of his traditional costumes one of the things that disappointed me most about the film.
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User Info: Aaantlion

Aaantlion
1 month ago#274
ParanoidObsessive posted...
Yes, but that's sort of the point - most people prefer a more subdued version of most costumes, because most costumes don't really work on screen the way they do on the page.

That's pretty much the entire point of the scene in Captain America where they show him on-stage in what is the closest version to his comic outfit, to highlight how it sort of looks goofy, before switching him to something more functional but still era-appropriate.


The public spectacle costume didn't really resemble anything from the comics, though. And, if anything, it kinda suggest what you complain about -- that the creators are demonstrating disdain for the source material

ParanoidObsessive posted...
Spider-Man may be the one character who seems to work with the tight spandex regardless - which might be something inherent to that character or costume, or just because we've kind of been desensitized to it over the years via cartoons and general live-action parodies and the like. He's kind of too iconic to look goofy.


Or Spider-Man simply proves that it CAN be done, if you bother to try. They could have very easily given him a revamp as well. But sure, it could also just be a matter of his popularity. Superman and Batman also tend to get outfits that aren't outrageously far from something seen in comics.

WhiskeyDisk posted...
As to the scrapped Superman script...at least Nic Cage would have been comedy gold as Supes. How much worse could it have been than what we've gotten since the Christopher Reeves movies?


I would be amenable to that, if not for the fact that I saw him in Ghost Rider. Nicholas Cage doesn't always make things fun.

ParanoidObsessive posted...
To some extent, I dislike Jack Nicholson's performance in the first movie in the same way, for the same reason - it feels like Nicholson doesn't even remotely give a f*** (because he didn't, and has admitted this - he also encouraged DeVito to not give a f*** and just cash the check as well).


I wanted to just revisit this comment real quick because I've seen Nicholson not give a f*** before -- I sat through Wolf -- and it definitely felt like we getting something from him, even if he claimed differently. And honestly, he's done a *lot* of films over the years where I felt he was just showing up for a paycheck (hell, EVERYBODY in As Good as it Gets felt like they were there for a paycheck; however, it had one of my favorite lines and something that got me 3KL'd or 10KL'd for repeating once in a topic where people were asking for writing advice on how to write women. I imagine if I had just posted the clip, I wouldn't have got in trouble for that.)
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User Info: Korruptor

Korruptor
1 month ago#275
WhiskeyDisk posted...
ParanoidObsessive posted...
they can easily fight in normal clothes without needing some kind of tactical uniform.


But everyone needs pouches! Even mutants with no gadgets whatsoever!

As to the scrapped Superman script...at least Nic Cage would have been comedy gold as Supes. How much worse could it have been than what we've gotten since the Christopher Reeves movies?


Christopher Reeves was iconic as Superman, Nicolas Cage is a meme.

User Info: I_Abibde

I_Abibde
1 month ago#276
If you still have a SNES, I can almost guarantee you that it still works. That has to be one of the most resilient consoles ever made. Hell, I still play mine from time to time, and I have had it since 1992.

Aaantlion posted...
Or God help us, the more recent X-Factor costumes.


The costumes are ... unpleasant, but I take the "All New" label to mean that the X-Factor Investigations run of the comic is done. Peter David did a great job on that. (Granted, I suspect it has been done for ages, but it was still running when I let my subscriptions expire.) ... Seeing Danger (villain) and Warlock (dead) on the same team is surreal, and not in the good way.
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User Info: Revelation34

Revelation34
1 month ago#277
I_Abibde posted...
If you still have a SNES, I can almost guarantee you that it still works. That has to be one of the most resilient consoles ever made. Hell, I still play mine from time to time, and I have had it since 1992.


My first one broke. I have no idea if the 2nd one would still work if I still had it.
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User Info: The Wave Master

The Wave Master
1 month ago#278
Watched NXT tonight, and the wrestling itself was pretty darn good.

However, we have to talk about the elephant in the broadcast booth. Renee Young.

I'm all for giving women a chance in a male dominated industry like Pro Wrestling, but she is just terrible at her job. Just awful. Her timing is horrible, she has no chemistry with anyone she works with, and offers no insight into the match at all. Also, her voice gets on my nerves lately. It's about as bad as Troy Aikman with Joe Buck doing football games.

Just my thoughts.
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User Info: zebatov

zebatov
4 weeks ago#279
Lasagna with béchamel sauce. If it doesn’t have that it’s no good. I like watermelon juice now (it took until 2017ish for them to make it!?) but drink mostly water.

I will absolutely not eat konnyaku or anything with that texture. Haggis either.
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User Info: I_Abibde

I_Abibde
4 weeks ago#280
The Wave Master posted...
However, we have to talk about the elephant in the broadcast booth.


At least they moved Nigel back to the NXT booth from 205 Live.

I watched the USA premiere last night, and I was a little surprised to learn that only the first hour of NXT is on USA. The second hour is still on WWE Network.
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