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81  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How It Should Have Ended: Terminator Series on: October 03, 2009, 12:16:25 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 02, 2009, 01:39:06 PM

I'd actually like to see this movie.

I want to see this movie as well. Looked better than most things released in theatres.
82  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Flash Forward on: September 26, 2009, 02:03:56 AM
I liked it, and will keep watching it.

I also enjoyed the Oceanic airlines advertisement in the background in one scene.
83  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: September 17, 2009, 10:35:56 PM
84  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: September 16, 2009, 10:57:23 PM
85  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: September 15, 2009, 10:41:34 PM
86  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: September 01, 2009, 11:09:14 AM

Quote from: Simon on September 01, 2009, 05:38:44 AM

The International?

87  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: September 01, 2009, 02:53:43 AM
88  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: September 01, 2009, 02:34:14 AM
89  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transforsmers: Revenge of the Fallen on: July 07, 2009, 02:23:20 AM

Quote from: rittchard on July 07, 2009, 12:18:30 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 06, 2009, 05:34:06 AM

wow, you are way overthinking things, and I don't feel the need to defend the movie to any of you here so I'll just say I liked it like PR_GMR did and leave it at that.
  A little too long for my taste and maybe a few more slower moments would have been nice, but all in all a great time at the movies. 

Actually, while I would have suggested a shorter film as well, I would go instead with removing some of the slower moments, as they were downright terrible most of the time. The action however was outstanding.
90  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transforsmers: Revenge of the Fallen on: June 28, 2009, 09:21:53 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 27, 2009, 06:30:55 AM

Similar impression here.  Maybe it was my lowered expectations, but I had a great time.  Sure some parts were painful, and some parts were really painful, but there were enough really cool moments to balance it out to 3 stars "liked it" on the Netflix chart.  Cut the twin Autobots out completely and it'd almost be to a 4 star "really liked it."

This and disarm's comments cover my impressions perfectly. I was relatively happy with it, and you cut the twins and a few other things out, and the movie becomes very enjoyable. The action in this one was indeed far better than the first for telling what was going on.
91  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [trailer]Sherlock Holmes on: May 19, 2009, 02:50:52 AM
For some reason, I was thinking the film would be more serious in tone. I'm interested though, most certainly. biggrin
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 24: Season 7 (spoiler tags are certain!) on: May 12, 2009, 02:39:08 AM
MOUNTAIN LION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's as if the writers ran out of steam 2 hours short of the finale. I really hope they know how they are going to wrap up this otherwise very strong season, because I certainly don't like the sudden turn.
93  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Would You Buy a house within 5 Miles of a Nuclear Power Plant? on: May 03, 2009, 01:43:17 PM
I live < 4.5 miles to what is known as 'Chemical Valley' here in Ontario, which is numerous oil and gas refining plants. These plants I would imagine are FAR more toxic (as they release numerous chemicals into the air, though in very minute quantities) than a Nuclear Power Plant. I still have no issue with where I live, as far as health concerns. So, I would have 0 issues with 4.5 miles away from a nuclear plant, considering you already live just ~7.3 miles away now. I'm not sure if the concern is with a meltdown, or just prolonged exposure, but at that distance simple exposure I can't imagine being a concern, and with a meltdown...well 7.3 miles you are still likely within that zone anyways. smile

Also, there appears to be a report saying there is some correlation between cancer rates and people living within *30* miles of a nuclear you are screwed already if that's the case.   ninja
94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: April 22, 2009, 03:43:19 AM
95  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Season Talk on: April 12, 2009, 04:24:48 AM
If it's anything like their game the other night, it should be one HELL of a series. I can't wait!
96  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Season Talk on: April 11, 2009, 10:50:59 PM

Quote from: CSL on April 11, 2009, 09:56:57 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on April 07, 2009, 05:22:07 PM

Quote from: CSL on April 05, 2009, 03:56:20 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on January 10, 2009, 04:57:52 PM

There's a reason those teams are the top four in the conference, and Vancouver isn't.  And it goes beyond 3rd lines and defense.

Sure glad you said that before February eh.

Yep.  And I still see the Flames are one win away from winning the division and avoiding Chicago in the first round, in spite of all their current injuries.  Good luck with that Chicago matchup.

Hahaha. You have fun with that Chicago matchup actually. ROFL.


I never expected this from the 'Nucks this year, but I'm VERY pleased with how they have played lately! Bring on the playoffs!
97  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 24: Season 7 (spoiler tags are certain!) on: April 08, 2009, 03:23:25 AM

Quote from: PaulBot on April 07, 2009, 10:16:32 PM

I sure hope Tony doesn't get killed off. Jack's gotta have a top notch sidekick. Or is Jack Tony's sidekick?

I'd hate to have Tony killed off, but I could very much live with Freckles being his permanent replacement as Jack's sidekick.  The Weghted Companion Cube will never threaten to stab you. The Weghted Companion Cube will never threaten to stab you. drool
98  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joss Whedons Dollhouse starts Friday on: March 23, 2009, 03:02:42 AM
I agree with what you said in the spoiler Kevin. I had the 'surprise' figured out early on I figured, and then doubted myself halfway through the episode. Very good way of surprising the audience.

Excellent episode. Of course, now that everyone is hooked/interested, expect to see a cancellation notice this week....
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL] Obituary on: February 02, 2009, 03:53:27 AM
That was no choke in my books. They played a great, close game, and both teams looked solid out there. Really, that game could have easily gone either way.
100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Super Bowl XLIII on: February 02, 2009, 12:00:30 AM
Pittsburgh's offence looks good today. Didn't expect that too much.

If Arizona doesn't wake up soon, this could quickly become a blowout.
101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Super Bowl Commercials on: February 01, 2009, 11:47:00 PM
To: CRTC and CTV

I hate you.


(Most Canadians cannot see the commercials during the brodcast, they get replaced with terrible Canadian/CTV commercials)
102  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Playoffs - AFC/NFC Championship Games on: January 19, 2009, 03:55:05 AM

Quote from: Devil on January 19, 2009, 03:37:12 AM

You guys are great - I thought the game was pretty damn boring.

If I was Dick LeBeau, I would have loved it.

36 yards a quarter isn't all that interesting to me.

Sorry if I offended the football Gods in here again.

This, coming from a Devils fan... icon_wink

I thought it was a pretty darn hard hitting game. Great football to watch? Not really, but it wasn't a bad game by any stretch. Compare this, to say, the Bengals/Eagles tie game stinkfest....this was far better. smile And, still, have to admire the strength of the Steelers defense. Should be a good Superbowl.
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Are you a theater goer? on: January 02, 2009, 05:50:00 AM
Just about weekly. I go out with a few friends each week to our local theatre (9 screens) on Tuesday, which is $4 day. While we have had the odd annoying person in the theatre, generally we all really enjoy the going out and having a good night on the town each week kind of thing.
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Friday Fun] Word Association on: December 25, 2008, 11:06:40 PM
105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Get Smart - Impressions on: December 14, 2008, 03:25:03 PM

Quote from: farley2k on December 12, 2008, 05:22:26 PM

I loved it.  I thought Max was funny without being either an idiot or a buffoon. He was a good shot, he was a quick thinker, but he just was clumsy sometimes.  One of my favorite movies of recent memory.

My feelings exactly on the the movie. It tiptoed the action/goofiness line perfectly, and took itself just seriously enough to be a blast I thought. Probably my #2 most enjoyable film this year.
106  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 119,943 Miles Flown in 2008 - A retrospective on: November 27, 2008, 12:47:10 AM
Sometimes I wish I had a job that sent me places. I realize it likely isn't as enjoyable as it sounds, but being currently single, a love for seeing places, and not having family nearby means I'm able to pick up and go at a moment's notice.

I did manage to rack up ~27,000 miles over 6 trips, though all of those were vacation/touristy type trips.
107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Prince of Persia screenshot on: November 01, 2008, 01:12:28 PM
Looks outstanding. I wasn't sold on the art direction at first, but I'm *completely* on board now. I can't wait!
108  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Indy IV: thoughts, reviews, spoilers galore!! on: October 19, 2008, 02:02:57 PM

Quote from: Xmann on October 19, 2008, 12:37:02 PM

my wife feel asleep watching this Friday night and i turned it off after about an hour.....just really really bad.

And the bad was just getting started! It gets WORSE, far far WORSE, after that first hour to hour and a half...

You saved yourself a lot of pain. smile
109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Indy IV: thoughts, reviews, spoilers galore!! on: October 17, 2008, 03:41:11 AM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on October 17, 2008, 02:03:15 AM

This is, by far, one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Ever.

The fact that it is an Indiana Jones movie makes it even worse than one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

There was one great scene at the end though: when the hat blows in and jr.s about to pick it up and IJ is like no way son. That's my hat.

I give it 0 stars.  I should smash the disks so no one else has to endure this copy.

Fully agree 100%.
110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: question regarding craigs list on: September 22, 2008, 12:26:21 AM
Generally, if you aren't comfy with it, stay far, far away. Trust your alarm bell.

There will always be others to buy it.
111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Olympics] NBC, you have got to be kidding me on: August 16, 2008, 05:20:28 PM
Anyone watching NBC's Olympics coverage this morning? Anyone notice a certain important race missing from NBC's coverage?

The Men's 100m final was at 10:30am EST, and the NBC apparently didn't bother to break away from the *round robin* 1st quarter coverage of men's basketball to cover a 10 second race (and a fantastic one at that). No mention of it whatsoever. They are going to show it in prime time instead.

How on earth do you not show (arguably) the single most important event in the Olympics, live? Because Gay didn't qualify? I wouldn't be surprised. Thank goodness I have CBC to follow instead. It was an amazing race.
112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Harry Potter Trailer Out on: August 15, 2008, 01:15:14 AM
Crap, that really sucks. frown
113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The new Mummy movie is...maybe not so good on: August 14, 2008, 05:06:04 PM
Saw the movie on Tuesday. It was exactly what I thought it would be: Pure cheese, but fun. Only cost me $4 to see it, and I got my money and time's worth. Weisz missing was the biggest detriment to the movie really, otherwise, it was similar to the first two.

Quote from: spigot on July 31, 2008, 02:22:29 PM

This just looked bad from the get-go. Way to milk a franchise. What's next? Peruvian mummies? Zombie mummies from outer space?

Spoiler for Hiden:
spigot's comment about Peruvian mummies is actually very funny given the very final scene in the movie.
114  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: lets talk digital cameras.. on: August 05, 2008, 10:17:47 PM
I didn't pay much attention to their cameras in the past, but Panasonic's TZ5 has been an outstanding camera to me. The 10x optical zoom is incredibly versitile, since I travel a lot and take lots of outdoor photography. It's amazing how a big zoom (on a small camera) can make such a huge difference.
115  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wimbledon Final: Federer Vs Nadal on: July 06, 2008, 07:49:31 PM
Classic, amazing final so far.
116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 23, 2008, 12:40:54 AM

117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 100 Pushups - 6 week program. Who's in? on: June 22, 2008, 11:14:52 PM
Back on topic......

I did 12 for my initial, I'll start Week 1 on Monday like most people I think!
118  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 22, 2008, 04:53:18 PM

119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 21, 2008, 08:28:33 PM

120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie]The Incredible Hulk on: June 18, 2008, 02:30:58 AM
Just got back. I liked it quite a lot, but not quite as much as Iron Man. To make a comparison, these two movies are like Baldur's Gate 2 and Icewind Dale. BG2/Iron Man has more story, more memorable characters, and in general the more complete package. IWD/Hulk takes the action parts from BG2, improves even more on the action parts, but drops a lot of the story and characterization to do so. Still, you can tell both came from the same developer/studio, since they both are quite polished and really, are good standards to judge other superhero movies against this summer.

Quote from: Caine on June 15, 2008, 06:11:41 AM

stark in the suit was much more believable and there's very little effective characterization going on when the hulk is on screen.  they make an attempt, but it comes off as king kong-ish instead of a real scene.

My friend mentioned this exact thing, that the Hulk seemed more like King Kong at times than anything, and it came off as odd.
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