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    Retro repair and refurbishment

    ...and they've arrived. I bought both the L and the R boards, and amazingly they're better manufactured than the originals. They're thick boards with responsive, clicky contacts. Even though I've only fitted R and was planning to keep L as a spare, it's so good I'm going to fit L too!
  2. I hope so. EDIT: @NexivRed. I find time travel storylines naggingly irritating. They often introduce complexity just so writers can retcon stuff; it pissed me off no-end when it happened (constantly) in comics, back when I used to read X-Men. This thread's already turned into a deconstruction of pseudo-technical crap that really doesn't matter. It's just a framework on which to build new stories; it's never going to properly make sense. People should just let it go. Another observation I wanted to make on the film was how every time Black Panther shows up I'm like, "So?". He has boring abilities and no charisma. Am I the only one who gets excited every time Okoye rocks up? I'd love to see her take over the mantle - she's electrifying and a brilliant character.
  3. Gotta also call out the sterling work done on the trailers. They gave a flavour of what was to come, but with a ton of restraint. It was a genuine pleasure going into a film with so few spoilers rattling around.
  4. Just about perfect, although I suspect some scenes may jar a little on second watch. Not much, but I agree the Thor stuff is played a little broad, and felt like it was a nerfing exercise to make him fit the Guardians more easily. I also thought there should have been more Strange (felt like they knew he was too powerful so had to tie him up) and the CapAm title should have gone to the Buckster. Other than that, so much joyous brilliance. Quill getting knocked out by Rhodey, everything Paul Rudd did and said (but especially crushing that twonk Cull Obsidian), the failed headbutt on Marvel, Loki immediately escaping, Avengers Assemble... glorious payoff goodness.
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    Avengers: Endgame (April 2019) - no spoilers please

    The piss-guide just says
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    Avengers: Endgame (April 2019) - no spoilers please

    The most important info is in, folks: when you can piss in relative safety! According to what I read, 30 mins in and just over an hour in, then at another point that's a minor spoiler but sounds like it's around the 2 hour point. Specifics, with extremely minor spoilers: May seem trivial to some, but this is an actual picture of my bladder:
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    Avengers: Endgame (April 2019) - no spoilers please

    Well, that's up to you. I'd be interested to hear what you think is boring about IW, maybe in spoilers so not as to clutter the thread? To be honest, it's probably worth seeing Endgame just as a cultural event if nothing else. Like Live Aid (even if you hated the bands), or The Phantom Menace (even if you have a modicum of taste). I don't regret seeing TPM, even though it was toilet, cos it was a massive part of the cultural conversation.
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    Avengers: Endgame (April 2019) - no spoilers please

    I'm not being mean, but there's very little point in stating how boring you found Infinity War in the thread for its direct sequel. It might be worth spinning it though? Say what you thought was poor and what you hope for in Endgame to correct this, maybe? Your posts are coming off very Smitty-like at the moment, which is a shame as you have a lot to contribute that isn't just negativity
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    The Kickstarter Group Thread

    Backed. No-brainer really, as the KS version will command very good prices (if I end up not liking it/not getting it to the table).
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    Channel Zero

    Season 4: The Dream Door So disappointingly, Channel Zero has been cancelled. I'm sure if it had been on Prime or Netflix it'd have done decent numbers. It's so annoying, as mediocre stuff like American Horror Story keeps getting renewed! Ah well. Thankfully C0 goes out on a high, with Dream Door being the best season yet. It still drags at points, but far less than before as the protagonists are more fully rounded-out - you actually give a monkey's about them and their lives. It's also by far the most gory and probably the scariest, too. Pretzel Jack is a superb creation, but there are two other characters even more disturbing than him... I'm genuinely sad it's gone. Although it was very hit-and-miss, when it was good it was amazing.
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    Channel Zero

    Mods, please merge if there's a topic already. Anybody watch this through? it's an anthology horror series in the mold of American Horror Story, but instead of the OTT melodrama that show works with, this attempts to be much creepier. The first season is based on the Creepypasta Candle Cove. It centres on a man returning to his home town after being plagued by dreams and images of a scary puppet TV show from his childhood. Think an evil version of Captain Pugwash and you're pretty much there. Structure-wise it's very much in the Stephen King wheelhouse, but tonally it's much more Silent Hill. The slow pacing and the unavoidable sense of dislocation's quite chilling. Well, at least for a while - sad to say I found it ultimately disappointing as it's laboriously slow and the quality of the performances a bit hit and miss. It also manages to get less and less frightening as it goes on. Loads of stuff in it to like though, and I'd recommend seeing it through. A supercut trimming it to half the time would be great (something I reckon Stranger Things would benefit from, too) as I reckon SyFy stretched the content ultra-thin to make a season out of a story you could easily fit into feature film length. I enjoyed it enough to look forward to the second season, though: The No-End House
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    Avengers: Endgame (April 2019) - no spoilers please

    There are some great, completely spoiler-free reviews on Letterboxd if you want to get an idea of the film's tone, themes and quality.
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    Avengers: Endgame (April 2019) - no spoilers please

    Oh right, was kinda hoping for 'Melbourne' or something. Still, it's cool you're so hyped. I have to deliberately not think about Endgame just to make it through each day It's my favourite sci-fi/fantasy film series of all time now, eclipsing Star Wars, even.
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    Avengers: Endgame (April 2019) - no spoilers please

    @MardiganX Flying from where?
  15. I love the theorising. My top pick is for this one, suggested earlier: And no, I don't have any original ideas
  16. Woah, that's going back some! I had one, but it wasn't as old as that and I'm 43. It was the LCD version, like this:
  17. I already said Temple. Puss in Boots? Seriously? GBU fair enough. You can't have that as a prequel to POTA, it's a new franchise. Shit, I completely forgot about R1. OK, OK, not all prequels are shit and pointless. Just the overwhelming majority
  18. Never seen it, but I'll take your word it's a work of merit
  19. Movies, genius! I'll give you Godfather II (although that film would work without the flashbacks, but wouldn't work without the contemporaneous stuff, so isn't really a prequel) and Temple of Doom (as long as Indy's stories happen around roughly the same time period, it doesn't matter the exact order), but that's your lot.
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    Huge Capcom Announcement - Home Arcade

    Absolutely this. If it actually gets released, after all the FBA fandango, it's got 'mental collector's item' written all over it.
  21. I've really enjoyed these @mansizerooster and agree with pretty much everything you say (by and large ). Thanks for taking the time to do it
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    Avengers: Endgame (April 2019) - no spoilers please

    Just watched a few speculation videos, and one thing that keeps recurring is Tony's injured left arm. He's shown nursing it in several films, but most obviously in Civil War.
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    Avengers: Endgame (April 2019) - no spoilers please

    I watched a vid that says it was at an early screening, taken on someone's phone. It said there were Arabic subs on the copy. I'm not sure how much of that's correct - no chance I'm looking either - or who'd be at a screening like that. I'd guess an investor screening normally, but those things are usually very secure and the people attending want to keep it secret to protect their investment.
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    Pet Sematary 2019 remake

    Yup, it's basically an EC horror/Tales from the Crypt-style story with higher emotional stakes. Would work fine as a segment in a Creepshow, ironically enough.

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