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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: July 11, 2006, 09:33 AM »
I think there are two important factors to consider in "Prada" nearing Superman this weekend.

First, due to the demand for "Pirates," the number of screens were increased, and it was likely at the expense of screens showing "Superman."  Combined with the long running time for "Superman," it translates to less tickets available to sell.

Second, "Prada" was an excellent example of counter-programming strategy.  It went for a completely different audience from the other summer "event" pictures.  Every year there is one romantic comedy chick-flickish film that pulls this off.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Movie Running Times: Your thoughts?
« on: July 11, 2006, 09:28 AM »
As long as it doesn't feel like I am waiting for the movie to end, the length doesn't bother me.  I actually hate when a movie seems to end too soon in order to fit into a "time frame" for ticket sales.  RotS is an excellent example of this.

I think that both King Kong and PotC could have been edited to be a bit shorter.  Supes flew by for me.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Birthday name!
« on: July 5, 2006, 07:50 AM »
Happy Birthday, Richard!  Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: July 1, 2006, 10:59 PM »
I understand that.  What I meant is that he seemed to go up after Lois rescued him and "stored up" some extra power to lift out the continent.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: July 1, 2006, 07:30 PM »
[quote author=CHEWIE link=topic=9954.msg240681#msg240681

Also, I noticed some subtle things in it that seemed to hint at what they think about some of the talk in society from some people that they don't need God a part of people's lives.  I thought with how this movie says how the world needed Superman, and and what seemed like several times hints at how mankind needs to have a Savior to look forward to, really was hitting at something deep inside what makes people who we are, and really liked that

There was a strong Christ allegory in the film, topped off with Supes falling, arms spread after getting rid of the continent.

I loved the film.  Routh was perfect, Spacey was fantastic (Parker Posey too!) and I thought Bosworth did a fine job as well.  The nods to the original films were great.   I had goosebumps during the open and also just before the credits.

Left wide open for a sequel- what did Kal-El find in his years in space and how did he get on that ship.

I liked the way Singer implied that Supes stores power from the sun like a battery.

Superman is my all-time favorite superhero film, and this one is right up there near the top.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Indiana Jones 4
« on: June 28, 2006, 01:07 PM »
I would love a line of Indy figures.  One of my cats is named Brody after Denholm Elliot's character.

My fiancee is on notice that no matter what breed we get, our first dog will be named Indiana, since that was the dog's name.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Racism/Prejudice
« on: June 28, 2006, 11:01 AM »
I'm bothered by racists myself, but oddly enough, I find that I've encountered more of them online than anywhere else I've ever lived.

That is because of the "safety" internet anonymity provides.  Most of these idiots are probably too cowardly to "be racist" in person.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: I just shaved my head bald.
« on: June 26, 2006, 08:31 AM »
I used to shave down with just clippers, but now I shave down with a razor in the shower.  Takes a few minutes, but it looks better.  I was going bald anyway, and this just looks better than those dudes that fight nature.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Post Padder's Dream Come true
« on: June 26, 2006, 08:10 AM »
By all means give an explanation on how this works...

I think somewhere an Australian just **** his pants.

Now THAT was funny.  He'll be the next Bill Gates.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Your Judicial Philosophy
« on: June 23, 2006, 11:35 AM »
So let me make sure that I'm clear on this:

Daughter gave a false age
19 year old told her that he was on the Senior football team, so she thought he was . .what. . 17 0r 18 instead of 19.
Daughter still met with dude.

Oh yeah.  Definitely Myspace's fault.

Yup  :)

If you give a gun to a chimp (or 2 chimps), and the chimp shoots somebody, you don't blame the chimp.

I think a better way of putting it would be that you don't blame the gun manufacturer, you blame the person that provided the gun.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: April 17, 2006, 06:17 AM »

I'm in class right now and can't google it. . .but I'm hoping from what was promised on Seinfeld that they are real, and they are fabulous!


They're real.......and they're spectacular!

Regardless. . .a quick google when I got home revealed that they're real, but far less than spectacular.

Unfortunately, I thought you might feel that way.  Total letdown.

Also, the porn industry award is the Hot D'Or as evidenced by the post above.  Wouldn't it be funnier if it were the Hairy Palm D'Or?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re:
« on: April 13, 2006, 11:37 AM »
I hear you on that.  I work for the schools now, and I can't believe how many hotties they have for teachers.  Truly leaps and bounds beyond the old ladies with tight polyester pants and big asses.  Blech!

FYI for all you Aurebesh geeks out there, the console on the Senate Pod reads: "SW Fans Rule"

A nice little nod from Hasbro

I'm surprised it didn't say "Star Wars fans are suckers!"

Watto's Junk Yard / Re:
« on: April 11, 2006, 07:31 AM »
Feh.  MySpace is jus the latest "evil" the media has picked up on.  First it was e-mail then chat rooms then blogging and now this.  I did an interview with Reuter's afew weeks back and near the end of the interview, I told him to watch out for outrage over that is coming.  MySpace, like all teen fads, is nearly over by the time the news and such report about it.

The best thing to do is to teach children about the dangers of sharing too much private info publicly.  Keeping your nose in your kids' business is probably a good idea too.

Saga Collection '06 / Re: Chase/UGH figures: what's the big deal?
« on: April 10, 2006, 07:09 AM »

But you're right, there is no big deal, except for the fact that these are continuing to be a a "hot" item because every Hot Wheels guy is hoarding them up and making them even more difficult to track down than they should be.

That's the biggest problem I have with this whole idea; Hasbro is enticing the quick-buck speculator/Hot Wheels guy to the SW aisle.  You don't need to do crap like this to draw in fans of SW.  In reality, this is probably giving the regular SW collector more difficulty finding what they want.

Plus Hasbro's not dumb.  They know that there is a segment of collectors that will buy each and every combo of holo/figure/reposed in bubble figure there is.  That is probably part of the reason the holos are changing to red. 

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