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  1. On 1/16/2024 at 4:48 AM, Darth Krawlie said:

    100%. Dogs are fine. I like other people’s dogs. But only for a few minutes at a time. And off leash dogs are not a good idea at all

    I'd say it's 75% the owner's fault if a dog is trash. But 25% of dogs are trash on their own. At the end of the day, unless they are old, clean,  well-trained, and chill, they are annoying. This is true for parents/kids as well.

  2. 2 hours ago, Darth Krawlie said:

    Been saying it for a decade but wouldn’t it be great if he’d have a fucking heart attack already


    The guy is like Keith Richards or my dad. No matter how garbage his body is, no matter how much blow he does, he just keeps going past any sort of reasonable expectancy.

  3. if Trump gets re-elected I feel like he will for sure be assassinated-- and the comedy of it is, it will be an inside job that will just make him a martyr and lend credence to his "liberal deep state" nonsense. Even if his legal situation ends up making him ineligible to run, it will; be like his rhetoric on voter fraud, will have years of him convincing idiots that the system targeted him.

  4. Look. We all love our pets. I have two cats, they are awesome and I adore them..., but I never expect or require any else to. Why do dog owners seem to be unable to think this way? Or even worse, why are so many of them OFFENDED when you don't automatically love their dogs? Why does not liking dogs in general make you a villain?

    I don't care for dogs. But like, you can have one. I may or may not judge you for it, but that's my business. But if your dog comes running up to me in public, or if I come to your place and it starts jumping on me, or begging to have my food-- that shit isn't cute. Put your dog away. Why do you think it's okay to let your dogs idiot behavior be in somebody's else's face?

    Ultimately, I feel like having a dog is like committing to having a low IQ toddler that's never going to get any smarter. You can't simply, leave your house and do something without it being a whole thing.

    I will also say this, I won't date a single woman with a dog. I'll date women who have kids. I'll date women who have husbands. Better yet, I'll date a woman who has a dog if she has kids and a husband to watch the dog... but if it's JUST her and the dog? NEVER AGAIN. That four-legged cock-blocker makes sleepovers next to impossible, generally puts a time limit on dates, or worse, it comes along and does it's stupid dog shit in the middle of everything.

    I just can't trust something that likes me THAT much without even knowing me.

  5. On 1/10/2024 at 5:42 PM, Zathras said:

    Yeah I know.  I am just saying I am surprised there is not an in between 3 and 4 series.  Not saying it would be satisfying, just surprised it hasn't happened yet.

    Haha-- I think we were both being sarcastic and didn't realize it. The PT/OT IS Darth Vader's story, but yeah, that has no bearing on the fact that he remains the icon of the saga and it wouldn't be a shock if Lucasfilm/Disney did it.

  6. On 1/10/2024 at 5:42 PM, Zathras said:

    Yeah I know.  I am just saying I am surprised there is not an in between 3 and 4 series.  Not saying it would be satisfying, just surprised it hasn't happened yet.

    Haha-- I think we were both being sarcastic and didn't realize it. The PT/OT IS Darth Vader's story, but yeah, that has no bearing on the fact that he remains the icon of the saga and it wouldn't be a shock if Lucasfilm/Disney did it.

  7. On 12/29/2023 at 8:31 AM, Quetzalcoatl said:

    When the entire story is magically erased at the end.  We’re made to believe the stakes are high, but ultimately nothing you saw mattered because it all got undone.  They show us something and really play it up, and then yell psych.  A good example is the Prince of Persia movie that came out around a decade ago.  The characters were after some magical artifact that could turn back time.  At the end it was used to reset everything.  So nothing you saw for the past two hours mattered because it all got erased.  Sitcoms used to do this a lot too when you find out a character was dreaming the whole time.  Always bugged the hell out of me.

    This is honestly why I hate multi-verse stories. There's no tension because anything can be changed or fixed. It's honestly why I quit reading comics, because both DC and Marvel rely on it so much. Tony Stark is dead? Don't worry, we'll just bring his alter in from another dimension!

    Oddly it bothers me less with time travel starts, because in that case you have to generally work for a change, which gives you story... but a multiverse is always a push-button change. It's also a lazy set-up I think. I think Sliders is one of the stupidest shows ever made.

    On 1/2/2024 at 11:39 AM, RUAJedi2 said:

    Outrunning explosions. Or,my personal favorite, in The Mummy Returns, characters outrace the rising sun.

    Nothing will ever top The Day After Tomorrow when the heroes are out-racing the cold.

    On 1/5/2024 at 9:59 AM, Hobbes said:

    Technology that is completely out of the realm of human capability and is against fundamental laws on the universe.  I understand Iron Man has this super power source, but where is all the heat going?  And in Infinity Wars the suit is self-assembling nano robots??

    To sell Wakanda, they had to present them as having tech that was borderline magic, which Thor had also set up to some extent. After seeing what Black Panther had thanks to Shuri, and what Ragnarok and Guardians showed us was being used by alien races, they had to upgrade Tony. He's the central hero of the MCU, he can't have the clunkiest tech.

    Though I always love Rocket's line to Tony in Endgame-- "You're only a genius on Earth, pal."

    There's also a practical/filmmaking aspect to it. Most everyone but Cap had an on/off helmet. FX has gotten good enough enough that most everyone's suit is CG enhanced and no one actually acts with a helmet on anymore. They are the most difficult to work with so now most everyone just shoots without them and adds them in post. It also allows them to deliver the lines with their faces. In the final fight in Endgame, Iron Man, Ant Man, Wasp, Spider-Man, Quill, and Black Panther all have masks that pop on/off when they deliver bigger lines.

    On 1/10/2024 at 4:58 PM, Zathras said:

    Here's a few more I thought of:

    1.  The girl, much of the time blind, who doesn't know she is hot.

    2.  Getting shot in one scene, usually the arm or shoulder, and the next scene our hero is kicking ass like nothing happened.

    3. Someone has a dream that foreshadows the rest of the movie.

    4. Girls who suffer some trauma and then cut all their hair off to signify...Change?

    5.  Someone yelling "I've got your six,"  "I've got a bad feeling about this,"  "There's no time to explain"  or "We have company!"

    6.  Computer hacking, usually  a snarky teen who is quippy.

    7. Geniuses who seem to know everything about everything. 


    To be fair, there's a pushback against a lot of these from writers, but studios see them as a familiar short hand audiences will get which saves time and money. I hate it.

    Dreams I will stand up for, especially in horror movies. Nightmares let you get in scary stuff early in a story without escalating the real world before you're ready to.

    15 hours ago, monkeygirl said:

    Disagree! I still can't get enough of time travel and will be okay with the parallel universe thing until Rose comes back for the Doctor


    Have you seen Billy Piper lately? If she comes back she'll have to play a Plasticine alien she's had so much work done.

  8. So.... expected? Disney is going to be playing it SO safe after the last few projects have died or performed poorly. These are the most popular characters they've had in ages, so this becomes a very safe bet. I mean, it could be great so long as it has the season one energy and not season three.

    I wonder if this is part of or replacing the idea of a Filoni-era team up movie.

    Also-- welcome back to nightly!

  9. You think the Alliance leadership was kinda pissed after they watch Luke go and become a Jedi, on top of already being their best pilot, then he comes in late to a big briefing and is all "Hey, I'll go on this ground mission with my friends" instead of blowing up another Death Star for them? I bet  Akbar totally leaned into Mon Mothma and was all "This fuckin' guy..."



  10. I loved the first half of season one, felt like it got a little goofy in the back half. I haven't had showtime but just-re-upped it so I'm going to binge S2 soon. I will say one thing, they absolutely crushed the casting on this show in terms of matching up the young and old versions of the characters.

  11. For All Mankind is interesting. Basic premise is that it’s an alt history version of the space race where Russia made it to the moon first, and as a result we never slowed down.

    The first season is very much in the vein of the Right Stuff or From Earth to Moon— but after that it sort of veers into more of a traditional scifi show. It’s an always a big ensemble, and in the 4th season there’s only a couple people left from the first season as each time they cycle some people out and some in. I like it, but there’s always at least one character I can’t stand. This current season is probably the weakest.

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