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#1 Posted by PenguinDust (12838 posts) -

Disney is actually going to try and pull this off twice because they plan to do a completely integrated universe with Star Wars; all movies, comics, novels, TV shows and games are supposed to fit in the canon of the franchise.

#2 Edited by PenguinDust (12838 posts) -

I don't know why EA didn't do this sooner. The US Women's soccer team has been competitive and even victorious over the last decade while the Men's team has floundered. Since people tend to play their own nationality or ethnic background, it seems like a no brainer to me to add the better US team to the mix. What American wouldn't choose to play the US Women's team and have a strong chance to make it to the Cup instead of the Men's team where they'd struggle to get out of the first round?

#3 Edited by PenguinDust (12838 posts) -
#4 Posted by PenguinDust (12838 posts) -

I'd recommend 1994's The Chase starring Charlie Sheen.

Also Bad Boys (1995) Cliffhanger (1993), SuperCop (1992) aka Police Story 3, El Mariachi (1992) and The Crow (1994).

For something more recent there are the Crank movies (2006 & 2009), Red (2010), The Losers (2010) and John Wick (2014)

#5 Posted by PenguinDust (12838 posts) -

In no special order of distaste:

  1. Batman and Robin (1997) - Bat-nipples, Alicia Silverstone's weak Batgirl and Arnold's horrendous one-liners make this film near unwatchable.
  2. Superman 3 - Why is Richard Pryor in this travesty. What's more, can someone explain the video game scene to me?
  3. X-Men Origins: Wolverine ~ just a scattershot plot which makes no sense whatsoever. I actively refuse to watch it ever again.
  4. Spider-Man 3 - You know why; emo-Parker and the dance scene.
  5. Catwoman - Only saving grace is that the title character is not Selina Kyle
  6. Dr. Strange (1978) - Your basic bad 70's movie with cheap effects and bad hair. Really bad hair.
  7. The Justice League of America (1997) - In the 90's they made a lot of weird shows meant for syndication. When people talk about "Cosplay: The Movie", this is it.

There are a couple of movies I watched in my youth because I was desperate for live-action comic book stories. None of them are what I'd call good but they evoke a bit of nostalgia so I can't call then bad, either.

  1. Generation X (1996) - Emma Frost leads a collection of B-list New Mutants against Max Headroom.
  2. Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD (1998) - The Hoff plays Fury with lots of chest hair
  3. Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989) - After the 1970's series ended, they made a few made-for-TV movies; this one had Daredevil.
  4. The Punisher (1989) - Ivan Drago mumbles his way through as the title character, but for reasons beyond understanding, the producers left out the iconic skull costume.

#6 Posted by PenguinDust (12838 posts) -

In Memory of Elizabeth Reed - The Allman Brothers / Live at Filmore East

Jessica - The Allman Brothers / Brothers and Sisters

The Great Gig in the Sky - Pink Floyd / Dark Side of the Moon

One of These Days - Pink Floyd / Meddle

Interstellar Overdrive - Pink Floyd / Piper at thje Gates of Dawn

The Rock - The Who / Quadrophenia

Hip Hug Her - Booker T & the MGs

Wade in the Water - Ramsey Lewis / Wade in the Water

Casino Royale (Main Title) - Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass

Waterhole - The Outlaws / Outlaws

Cecilia Ann - Pixies / Bossanova

#7 Posted by PenguinDust (12838 posts) -

@claude: Ha ha ha, welcome back to the fold, Claude. "One of us, one of us, one of us..."

#8 Posted by PenguinDust (12838 posts) -

Following. I only play on the weekends because I don't have the time on weekdays. I can, however, turn on a video at anytime while doing something else, or listen to a video game related podcast during the course of my work day.

#9 Posted by PenguinDust (12838 posts) -

For TV, I prefer HD over the SD channels, and yes I know TV is 720 and not 1080 which is why I still rent/buy blu-ray discs for movies. For games, I prefer HD, too but I'm not a slave to it as older games just look better when they're a little blurry.

#10 Edited by PenguinDust (12838 posts) -

I am a big fan and I've recently started re-watching it from the beginning on Hulu. Over the last year or so, I back-burnered it and have fallen far behind. I'm not even sure how Finn lost his arm. News of a voice change is, indeed, news to me. The series has been dark since we learned that the land of Ooo was a post apocalyptic world once consumed by nuclear fire. What makes this series special, or has to my knowledge, is how it takes difficult subject matter and makes it approachable to all ages. I think it's telling a interesting story and I hope it eventually has a final ending...unlike Samurai Jack.

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