Penny Arcade - Comic - Calgon

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Penny Arcade - Comic - Calgon

Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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    Johnny17Johnny17 Registered User regular
    A movie that's not worth watching with spoilers is a movie that is not worth watching twice.

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    edited June 2022
    Johnny17 wrote: »
    A movie that's not worth watching with spoilers is a movie that is not worth watching twice.

    I'd amend that to three times. Often movies with a twist at the end have a lot of stuff earlier that get recontextualized. So those are really good to rewatch now that you know what you know.

    Plus, surprise isn't an emotion that should be completely glossed over as worthless. There are many really good movies that blow you away with something you didn't see coming after all the set up. If you just read it/hear it without having invested in all that setup, that effect is diminished.

    dennis on
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    Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User, Moderator mod
    I appreciate the comic title. :D


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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    On a related note, I'm now watching The Boys. Finally. I wound up watching tons of little clips of it on youtube, so I basically know everything that's happened in the first two seasons, plus a couple of major points from the third season. But I stopped watching the S3 clips and started at S1, and have been enjoying it tremendously. That it still holds my fascination is certainly a mark in its favor.

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    ArmsForPeace84ArmsForPeace84 Your Partner In Freedom Registered User regular
    I would go to a movie theater to see:
    • A Christmas double feature of Gremlins and Die Hard
    • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, with a suitably enthusiastic crowd
    • The Final Countdown
    • A new Bayside Shakedown movie
    • Drunken Master II or Project A
    Especially somewhere with comfortable seats, air-conditioning like a walk-in meat freezer, an unobstructed view of the screen, good food, and a beer list that's not just a roster of IPAs and InBev lagers.

    Nothing personal. It's just business.
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    RatherDashing89RatherDashing89 Registered User regular
    No Way Home was the first movie I'd seen in theaters since COVID, and probably the last in awhile, but it was actually tons of fun. I usually go see matinees and not on opening night, but I went to a late showing on the first day this time. It was actually pretty cool to feed off of the enthusiasm over the good moments.

    Having just seen Dr Strange, which I somehow didn't get spoiled on (I don't know how much of consequence there really was to spoil?) I'm glad I didn't go to theaters. Maybe I'm just a Spidey fanboy, but I just couldn't muster anything but cynicism over the cameos in Dr Strange, which I imagine would have had the theater howling. Also it probably would have made me sick at points.

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    I've only went for Dune. I had to. It was Dune.

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    I've been a few times. Generally always matinees or weird days when no one goes so attendance is sparse.
    For Shang Chi I won a $100 gift certificate to the theater, so we rented out a theatre and had like 10 of us for just the price of regular tickets

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    Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    The only spoiler I'd seen before watching Strange 2: The Strangening was that
    Wanda was annoyed at Strange for hypocrisy of some sort

    I think I'm some kind of savant for avoiding spoilers, especially online - my tutor did spoil that Stark dies in End Game, with the defence of "it's obvious he was going to", but I didn't know how

    [Muffled sounds of gorilla violence]
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