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Messages - BillCable

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Simpsons: The TV Show
« on: Today at 08:30 AM »
The past few seasons have been much better, IMO.  There was a brilliant anime-themed episode this last season with a ridiculous number of references.  There are still good and bad episodes, but there have been a lot of good.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: August 18, 2014, 01:22 PM »
The Ultimates Universe Nick Fury character design was based off Sam Jackson.  When they cast Nick Fury for the movies, they went with the Ultimates version (as they did with more than a few plot elements).  The movie Nick Fury was such a hit, that when the Ultimates Universe had a cross-over event with the traditional Marvel Universe, they decided to swap Nick Furys so the Marvel Nick could keep an eye on the Ultimates universe, and vice-versa.  So now the regular Marvel Nick Fury is Sam Jackson.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: August 18, 2014, 11:39 AM »
The comic books are insignificant from a business perspective.  They really have no impact on the performance of the films.  They do these stunts to generate short-term sales boosts.  The publishing arm does what it can to create buzz and stay afloat.  The movies earn half a billion to a billion and a half each.

I read an analysis of Marvel "cancelling" Fantastic Four to hurt Fox movie sales.  And they concluded it was ridiculous.  They said Fox could take out a full-page ad inside the Fantastic Four comic saying "F-you!  Don't see our movie!" and it would only cut like half a million from the gross.  That's if every FF reader boycotted the movie.

We're in an age now when the "real" Iron Man is Robert Downey Jr., and movie canon supersedes book canon.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: August 15, 2014, 10:29 AM »

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Superman/Batman
« on: August 12, 2014, 03:41 PM »
I read that both Batman and Wonder Woman were operating "in the shadows" and had established "mythical" reputations.  Or something.  Because everyone knows Wonder Woman does her best work in secret, out of the public eye.  Hence the inconspicuous outfit.

Add in Cyborg, GL, Flash... maybe they were like the Secret Defenders!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Superman/Batman
« on: August 12, 2014, 12:54 PM »
Were GL and Flash confirmed?  Hadn't heard that.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: August 6, 2014, 08:35 PM »
The Collector was in the post-credit scene in Thor 2.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: August 5, 2014, 08:34 PM »
I think they've set themselves up awfully pretty for the Avengers/GotG/Thanos showdown in Avengers 3.  Could be a 2+ billion dollar movie right there.  GotG2 could end up being very ESB-like, with the heroes thoroughly defeated and then reaching out for help from Stark & Co.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 4, 2014, 02:18 PM »
He's stuck in a crate on a boat...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: August 4, 2014, 10:14 AM »
They estimate Sunday (usually 15% to 20% less than Saturday) to get the $94 million for the press.  Tonight they'll release the official numbers.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: August 1, 2014, 12:44 PM »
Guardians did $11 million Thursday, best Thursday opening of 2014 (ahead of Cap 2).

Also this happened...


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: August 1, 2014, 10:15 AM »
SPOILERS!!   :P

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: July 31, 2014, 08:30 PM »
I'm glad I don't have to wait another two weeks, but in the grand scheme that's not too bad.  Used to be it could take months for a new release to hit international territories. 

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