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  1. Thread: Battle Angel

    by Ashtear
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    This movie has been getting a lot of good word of...

    This movie has been getting a lot of good word of mouth so I saw it earlier this week and was surprised. For a Hollywood manga adaptation it was really good. Turned into one of my wife's favorite new...
  2. Thread: Hello

    by Ashtear
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    Welcome! Enjoy your stay! :D

    Welcome! Enjoy your stay! :D
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    Anyone read comic books?

    Marvel, DC, Image, anything really.

    I personally really like DC comics, though there current state is getting screwy. Right now I'm mostly just following Wonder Woman and the new Shazam title.
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    I'm not a fan of Brie Larson's general attitude,...

    I'm not a fan of Brie Larson's general attitude, and there are a number of things I dislike about the movie. (from spoilers. Haven't seen it yet, but my wife will probably want to go on discount...
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    For us it took about a whole year from...

    For us it took about a whole year from application to actually receiving the green card. Like Zemekis said, a lot of it is just waiting around. It's frustrating.
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    I have a friend who swears by Kon and gushed to...

    I have a friend who swears by Kon and gushed to me about this movie. It's always been on my radar I just haven't found it on streaming and was kind of lazy about tracking down a DVD. Might have to...
  7. Thread: Tokusatsu

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    Depends on what you mean by better. The budget is...

    Depends on what you mean by better. The budget is obviously a lot better in movies. In terms of over all quality, it just depends on the series and the entry in question.
  8. Yeah, it's frustrating when people conflate...

    Yeah, it's frustrating when people conflate sexuality with quality.

    In the context of Mortal Kombat though, this seems like a weird creative direction. Like, seeing Johnny Cage uppercut a man's...
  9. Thread: Tokusatsu

    by Ashtear
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    Tokusatsu

    Anyone here have any experience with tokusatsu? It's a genre of live action (typically Japanese) television that's heavily reliant on special effects. Most of us in the West would probably be...
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    I'm going to come off as a massive hipster...

    I'm going to come off as a massive hipster but...typewriters. I like to write, and there's just something so...physical about typewriters. They're stylish, heavy, the clickty clacks, whirring belts,...
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    Yeah, my wife just recently got her green card...

    Yeah, my wife just recently got her green card and it was a freaking hassle. The only way I could convince her that we shouldn't just say "screw it" and move to her home country was the fact that we...
  12. The painted backgrounds make this show absolutely...

    The painted backgrounds make this show absolutely gorgeous, I love it!
  13. So I finally finished the series, almost 20 years later lol.

    So I grew up with toonami like a lot of other people, but I never got around to finishing the series while it aired. A few years later I bought the DVDs in an FYE and started but...

    It wasn't...
  14. I saw it. I thought it was good overall, but not...

    I saw it. I thought it was good overall, but not great. But I can understand the cultural significance of having a high quality, big budget movie with a majority Black cast that pays respect to...
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    Telekinesis. It's super versatile. Imagine, your...

    Telekinesis. It's super versatile. Imagine, your car doesn't need gas anymore, because your psychic powers are moving the wheels!
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    I'm bad at picking favorite anything. But these...

    I'm bad at picking favorite anything. But these consistently make my short-list:

    Chrono Trigger: I'm in love with everything about this. Perfect blend of sci-fi, fantasy, and anime-styled action....
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    I'm not a fan of photos of the deceased. ...

    I'm not a fan of photos of the deceased.

    However, Starwind mentioned an old practice of taking photos of dead relatives. I was recently at an old curiosity shop and this subject came up....
  18. Thread: Hey guyz

    by Ashtear
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    Yo! Welcome! Nice to meetcha

    Yo! Welcome! Nice to meetcha
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    So, um, the Justice League.

    Anyone brave enough to go see it?

    I went into Man of Steel hoping for it to be great. I was disappointed.
    I went into Batman v Superman expecting it to be bad. The opening sequence gave me hope,...
  20. I heard about this, and it destroyed my day....

    I heard about this, and it destroyed my day. What's even worse was that the series was set to return, but is obviously going to get the axe now.

    Blarg. I don't know how to feel about this. On one...
  21. Thread: Sci-Fi Draft

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    Hey, nice work. I thought it was very...

    Hey, nice work. I thought it was very atmospheric. You took a relaxing, peaceful atmosphere and wove in subtle threads of isolation, anxiety, and foreboding. I could feel some tension rising towards...
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    For me, epic fights always revolve around a...

    For me, epic fights always revolve around a personal relationship between two characters.

    Take JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, for instance. There are so many amazing fights, but my favorite is when...
  23. "Doki Doki Literature Club". Recently learned what this is.

    Doki Doki Literature Club is a visual novel on Steam. You can download it for free.

    Look, you dudes, if you like craziness. Just go download it and play it. Don't ready anything about it online....
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    I absolutely adore Halloween. I don't trick or...

    I absolutely adore Halloween. I don't trick or treat any more (though I did for probably longer than is normal. But hey, we had a pretty chill neighborhood growing up), but, I try to get a simple...
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    ^Sorry to hear that dude. Glad things are better...

    ^Sorry to hear that dude. Glad things are better though.

    It's been a bit of a rough week. The wicked witch of third-shift has been out so I decided to be nice and fill in. Don't think I have any...
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