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Black guys drive a car like this:
[img]http://i.imgur.com/3vzwqOy.gif[/img]

[font="Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Yeah, but white guys, they drive a car like this:[/font]

[img]http://i.imgur.com/OkMzncE.gif[/img]
Jun 15, 2017 7:15 PM
You know, I think it would be hysterical if Ford was just systematically working his way through his iconic characters, having them killed off in reboots. Bring on Indy 5!
May 8, 2017 5:32 PM
The show is a super-duper streamlined version of that gargantuan novel. Many, many things were cut. I wish they had decided to go with a season-length story instead of a mini-series.


Still, I enjoyed it for what it was.
May 7, 2017 12:40 PM
Death ProofThere were a ton of awful 80's Saturday morning cartoons. But I wonder if someone can help me remember one:


It was a group of 3 - 4 teens who got sucked into some sort of rock and roll world. Every week they fought villains and tried to find their way home - pretty much a ripoff of the Dungeons and Dragons cartoon.

I believe each episode featured at least one popular song from the time, and I distinctly remember "I Can Dream About You" (from the Streets of Fire soundtrack - awesome movie, by the way) being used in one episode because the lyrics had a clue on how to escape from whatever conundrum the kids were involved in.



I looked up the song on Wikipedia and Google but couldn't find anything mentioning the cartoon the song appeared in.


Sorry, DP. Can't help you. But I know you remember the awesomeness of...Whiz Kids!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFuW2NZFMb4

...right?
May 6, 2017 7:21 PM
The YARNING
DaMUAlso, spoiler alert, those guns were built in an alternate universe using the melted sword blade of their version of Excalibur.

An 1858 Remington weighs 2 lb 13 oz. Two of them would weigh 5 lb 10 oz. A heavy longsword weighs 3 lb 13 oz. Perhaps their Excalibur was a Claymore? In the books the guns a referred to as ridiculously large, but a Walker Colt weighs 4 lb 13 oz, two of which would outweigh a Claymore. But if their Excalibur were a Final Fantasy Eddard Stark type jumbo sword, sure. A swallow has to beat it's wings 43 times a second to maintain airspeed velocity. There is no way Excalibur could be carried by a 4 oz bird across the English Channel.

It could be carried by an African swallow.
May 5, 2017 4:36 PM
The YARNING
jasper de largeReally the only thing that looks conspicuously bad in that trailer is the slow-motion, mid-air revolver cylinder catching. Did King describe this in the books? I know they are fantastical, and such a stunt could be more convincing in writing, but as visualized here, it's just kinda video-game cheesy. Aside from this minor quibble, the rest looks good.

You can add the super-quick reload to that too.

[img]http://i.imgur.com/Asv9cpg.jpg[/img]

(1.) It's a Remington 1958-style design, which would make it a percussion cap pistol (i.e., a black powder gun that you reload by jamming a lead ball into the cylinder). (2.) Remington 1858s converted to fire metallic cartridges have a loading gate, the cylinder does not swing out. (3.) And if the cylinder did swing out, it could only do so (in our world) with a crane (a little metal arm) at the front of the cylinder to keep the thing from falling out of the gun into the dirt. This cylinder pops out, floats in space(!), and is reloaded at speeds that would make professional shooters worship at his feet. It's a conceit, because they're magical guns in a magical world, but I agree with Tolkien that you pay for your big conceits (dragons and magic rings and talking trees), by playing straight with the mundane stuff (walking takes time, horses are just horses).




You are fucking crazy. This is a 3 second shot in a trailer. Big deal.
May 5, 2017 11:17 AM
Death ProofIf Stephen King guest stars in this someone is getting shanked.

+1
May 3, 2017 7:16 PM
^ might want to spoiler tag that for those who haven't read the books.
May 3, 2017 6:20 PM
Pennywise sighting at 1:30. Looks like an amusement park entrance?

[img]http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff285/perry0718/pennywise_zps8zatorvz.jpg[/img]
May 3, 2017 5:46 PM
Death Proof
DeschainAre they implying Mid-World isn't on Earth? Because that defeats the whole purpose of...well everything.


Can't even tell. And this just doesn't "feel" like how I imagined their world. And I'm guessing they're probably mashing all of the books into one movie which is fucking asinine. I was especially looking forward to The Drawing of the Three (did-a-chick? dad-a-chum?) and Wizard and Glass. It seems like they might be mashing the first and last books together to make this movie. Not sure. But as many have said: I have a bad feeling about this.




I'm not sure how much of the books they're going to follow.
Spoilers:


Book 7's ending with Roland in the desert: it's possible that this is Roland's last trip through the loop. Remember, this time around he has the Horn of Eld on him, implying that this time is different and it might be his last. If the movies are taking place during this final trip, all bets are off in terms of story, characters, etc.
May 3, 2017 4:53 PM
DeschainAre they implying Mid-World isn't on Earth? Because that defeats the whole purpose of...well everything.


I think that realization will come at some point during the tale.

Does anyone know what the format is going to be? Movies only? Movies + TV?
May 3, 2017 4:05 PM
Shrug, I'm enjoying Iron Fist so far. It's not as good as the other 3, but it's certainly not the trainwreck I was led to expect.
May 3, 2017 3:56 PM
jasper de largeIt looks better than we might have feared. Let's hope it can deliver! Really the only thing that looks conspicuously bad in that trailer is the slow-motion, mid-air revolver cylinder catching. Did King describe this in the books? I know they are fantastical, and such a stunt could be more convincing in writing, but as visualized here, it's just kinda video-game cheesy. Aside from this minor quibble, the rest looks good. Definitely want to see it, but keeping my optimism guarded.

King describes Roland's skills almost as if he's supernaturally fast, so I don't know how you'd translate that to the screen.
I'm optimistic about it.
May 3, 2017 3:52 PM
"I do not aim with my hand;
He who aims with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
I aim with my eye.

I do not shoot with my hand;
I shoot with my mind.

I do not kill with my gun;
I kill with my heart."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjwfqXTebIY
May 3, 2017 1:19 PM
Andri Somantri
Death Proof
But do you have Big Bug Man? Because I'll pay cash money for that theatrical juggernaut.

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Yes i have a big bug man[/font]

Hey there, fella...
May 1, 2017 6:32 PM
[font=arial, sans-serif]hey, there's a free one hour demo up on PSN for Prey, Bethesda's newest game out on Friday. I think XBOX-ers can get it, too.[/font]

[font=arial, sans-serif]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkrlhY4gUKk[/font]
May 1, 2017 6:13 PM
Death Proof
WooleyI was also really into The Powers Of Matthew Star and The Man From Atlantis.




I got one for you - remember The Phoenix? It starred the blonde-haired dude who was Khan's son in The Wrath of Khan. I think it only lasted a couple of months.

Something about the guy being an ancient alien and is awoken in the 20th century.






Yep, he had some kind of talisman, right?
May 1, 2017 5:47 PM
Wooley
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138Hey, guys! What's going on? Did everyone have a nice weekend?

Let me just catch up on the conversa....

oh...

You're welcome to reminisce about Vice City with me. No one else seems to care. *sad emote*

They're all too busy yelling "Fallout this," and "Fallout that," and "that's not a true Fallout game!"

I wish I could, but early in my gaming career I decided that I was a shitty driver and never played any of the GTA series. I eventually got over it, but never went back to any of those particular games.

I had the same problem.
I get annoyed when I'm playing a game that seems cool and there turns out to be a major driving component. I drive all the fucking time, I don't wanna do it in my video games.
Also, the first thing I ever did in GTA was accidentally kill a hooker I was just trying to interact with. That kinda bummed me out and ruined it for me.

L.A. Noire got me driving, but I still let my partner take the wheel every now & then. Sleeping Dogs really got me good at driving. Now I'm a driving machine! I had a blast in Mafia 3, especially with the expansive soundtrack they had for the radio.
May 1, 2017 5:03 PM
Bos GrunniensI mean, why was there a Civil War? Someone should really get to the bottom of this, maybe write a book about it.

If only some people would re-enact certain battles for us. But what kind of a crazy person would do that?!
May 1, 2017 4:30 PM