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#1085387
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Last movie seen
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EyeShotFirst said:

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

All this Batman talk made me want to take a look back at a gem from the past.

It was perfect in that it took the things that worked in the show and improved upon them.
It could’ve just been a 2 part episode in the show, but it stood well enough on it’s own. The improved animation added to that. I recommend it to anyone who never gave the animated series a shot.

It actually serves as a great starting point. Most of the events of the film seem to take place during the earlier parts of the first season. Someone actually made a timeline of what order to watch it in, but to be honest, you’re fine just watching this on it’s own. It’s a good greatest hits for what the show has to offer. Watching the show in the order each episode was released is wisest, as it allows you to understand the motivations of the heroes as well as the villains.

I look forward to the upcoming Blu Ray release of this.

5/5

Best Batman film ever, IMHO. It also incorporates some elements of Batman:Year Two, which is one of my favorite Batman stories.

Aaannddd keeping with the Dark Knight, watched Lego Batman tonight with the kiddos. It was a nice take on Batman, including his more ridiculous characteristics. Watching it in English for the first time was a plus, but I felt that if I was a Lego fan in general I may have liked it more… 7.5/10

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#1085297
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The DC Extended Universe
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Fang Zei said:

One big thing I never heard anyone talking about is how (unless I’m mistaken) the main reason Man of Steel got made when it did was because WB had to promptly get a Superman film into production as a condition of their settlement with Siegel and Shuster’s estates, or else lose all rights to the character.

Snyder et al weren’t even planning on it being the first installment of a shared DC film pantheon at the time if I remember correctly. Yet, by the time the movie came out, many people assumed that’s exactly what they were doing. The Avengers had just been released the year prior, so cashing in on the superhero cinematic universe craze only made sense. But everyone seemed to have forgotten about the Siegel/Shuster lawsuit, which I’m still assuming is the main reason MoS got made when it did.

They even stayed vague on whether or not this was the same universe as Nolan’s Batman movies. Once BvS was announced, there was a rumor circulating that WB was offering Christian Bale an insane amount of money to return as Bruce Wayne. I’m not sure how valid that rumor ever was, but it’s interesting to consider in retrospect.

Wonder Woman really seems to be the “course correction” of the DCEU many fans were hoping for. I’m even hearing people say things like “oh, if only this one had been the first of these DC universe films.”

But that’s just it. They didn’t really decide to make this the DC equivalent of the MCU until BvS. Suicide Squad wasn’t even connected to the larger milieu in its earlier drafts. I was hearing the same thing about Black Adam, but I can only assume they’ve changes their plans.

It is interesting how we’re finally getting what many consider the “proper” DC movie (complete with a new opening titles logo!) just as The Avengers’ saga comes to a close. I can’t help but wonder how WB would’ve handled their DC properties had the Superman lawsuit not been a concern.

That is an excellent point you make, and could very well be the case. Maintaining rights to comic properties has a lot to do with what books get published, Captain Marvel volume 17 for example, and which characters appear where, so yeah I think you have hit the proverbial nail.

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#1085247
Topic
Halloween [spoRv] *BD-25 RELEASED*
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I wanted to say thank you for your projects and work on the Fundamental Collection. I have been enjoying them quite a bit. Just a heads up on the English subtitles, the first 3 times Laurie’s name appears, it is spelled “Laufie”, after that, her name is spelled correctly. Later in the film when Laurie goes across the street looking for her friends, she calls out “Linda” which in the subtitle is spelled “Lvnua”. Thanks and keep up the good work!

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#1084864
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Nostalgia Thread
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Polish Netflix is showing Voltron classics…man I wanted one of those when I was a kid.

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#1084002
Topic
Ranking the Batman films
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I have been reading Batman comics for a lot of years and I think it is safe to say that no one film has ever really captured the look and feel of Batman properly. There have been allusions and homages and certainly past directors have sought to incorporate iconic images into their films, a young Bruce Wayne kneeling by his parents’ bodies in Begins is taken directly from Batman Year One for example, and of course most recently with Batfleck and his Dark Knight Returns armor in BvS.

The work that Tim Burton did was pretty amazing, classic story telling and it worked in spite of its inaccuracies (Batman is Mr. Mom?!?; the Joker killed the Wayne’s!!!..uuhhh no) because Burton is a master story teller. This is the same reason Schumachers’ films sucked so badly, he is not anywhere near the craftsman Burton is and when he attempted to ape the earlier films, he failed miserably…Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face anyone…

And this is why WB felt like they had to do something 180deg removed from their previous attempts and hire someone who would ground the myth in reality, or as mush reality as possible when trying to make a film about a guy who dresses in his pajamas and fights criminals. So gone were the big sound stages and neon colors, replaced with real life locations and the muted tones of a vigilante who might actually be able to exist somewhere in the world. In my opinion, it is this same realism that caused so many problems for Rises…the myriad of things that failed to live up to that realistic standard could not be overlooked and there the Emperor sat in his new clothes.

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
Batman Begins
The Dark Knight
Batman (1989)
The Dark Knight Rises
Batman Returns
BvS (No Justice Fan edit)
Batman 1966 TV Movie…some days a guy just can’t rid of a bomb

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#1083778
Topic
Random Pictures and Gifs (now with winning!) [NSFW]
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People are often more than the sum total of the things they have accomplished in their lives.

That doesn’t mean anything if they can’t manifest that into the world in some tangible way.

Does that mean that people who are unable to ‘manifest’ that ‘something’ are not qualified to live? Should the handicapped be exterminated? The elderly? This way of thinking can be dangerous and living in Eastern Europe, I am reminded of a time when a lot of people thought that way. You are certainly entitled to your opinions but I would submit that human life has value even if said human is unable to leave their mark on the world in any significant way.

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#1083741
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Random Pictures and Gifs (now with winning!) [NSFW]
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Lord Haseo said:

one69chev said:

Being repulsed by someone and/or wanting that person to never draw breath, to laugh or smile, to exist is taking it to a whole other level. Assessing someone’s worth by their appearance is never a good thing.

It’s not her appearance I’m chastising; it’s her behavior that disgusts me. If she’s doing this type of shit in public what type of stuff if she doing in private? Does she wipe adequately? I very much doubt it.

I understand and I can’t say that I on some level I find her behavior disgusting as well, but using her love of Heinz as a reason to negate her life is a bit extreme. And as to whether or not she has the ability to clean her caboose properly, well let’s just hope and pray that none of us are ever in a position to find out first hand.

People are often more than the sum total of the things they have accomplished in their lives.

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#1083342
Topic
The DC Extended Universe
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This latest, and in my opinion best, effort thus far from DC (aside from the Nolan trilogy), gives me real hope that Aquaman will also kick all forms of ass upon its release.

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#1083125
Topic
The DC Extended Universe
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yhwx said:

Today I learned that the biggest problem middle-class white men have is a women-only screening of Wonder Woman.

First world problems I guess

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#1083104
Topic
The DC Extended Universe
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dahmage said:

TV’s Frink said:

TV’s Frink said:

The Alamo is not shutting out men from every screening, just a few. A man who wants to see the movie at the Alamo still has every opportunity to do so.

i don’t understand why anyone could have a reasonable complaint against one or two women-only screenings…

I mean, really? present an argument that is something more than whining, i can’t think of any.

Especially considering how many organizations, universities etc banned women from membership over the decades…

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#1083075
Topic
The DC Extended Universe
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The origin story for Wonder Woman the film and the golden age comic are very similar, so IMHO, good storytelling took precedence over any percieved propaganda, regardless of how it was spun or who tried the spinning. Similar outcries were heard when people complained that Luke Cage was “too ethnic”…but that is who Cage is and that is the world he lives in. Just like WW and her hot Amazonian sisters in this case, and sweet Christms was this film a good one.

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#1082852
Topic
Laptop screen problem
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Sounds like the layers of laminate within the monitor glass have cracked and that is why it looks so funky. I am not an expert by any means, but I have seen it a few times when I worked for Ford Motor co. We had laptops in the shop for diag and every so often one would take a tumble and need repair.

Depending upon the model, replacement parts can be found and the unit repaired; screens can be fairly simple to replace if you are handy. The alternative would be a laptop shop, but then you would need to weigh cost of repair vs replacement of the laptop.

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#1082423
Topic
Buying slipcovers?
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I think you just need to live with the shame…just kidding of course. Maybe a mod could delete it for you; either way don’t sweat it but the next round is on you.

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#1082401
Topic
Buying slipcovers?
Time

Wow…

I hope that you are able to find someone who can help that. Best of luck.

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