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  1. From what I've heard he seems to be doing better on this arena run so far. Not NA 2016 levels necessarily but much better overall from the relatively low bar of 2017.
  2. Solo: A Star Wars Story

    I thought Rogue One was shite. It definitely didn't feel like a war movie to me. Watered down Star Wars with less than satisfactory characters.
  3. Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo. About sums up my thoughts on this being a thing. So low.
  4. 2017 Death Pool Draft

    I have no doubt I'm going to hell when my first thought after reading the news on Facebook is to check this thread.
  5. Slash's nuts, and yet I always thought Axl was.
  6. While I agree with the sentiment that DJ would be a probable "in a pinch" choice, I must wholeheartedly disagree that he can sweep and tap. The atrocious pick tapping he used to do doesn't count. Anybody who has been playing guitar for ten minutes can typically figure out how to do that. Sweeping and legitimate tapping? He couldn't even handle the alternate picking on the Jungle intro and cheated his way through that and most of the solos. Okay I'm calm now.
  7. The film section has a general thread like this so why not? You all know the drill! I'm currently playing through Tomb Raider on the Xbox One. It's truly a stunning game visually and the story and gameplay are both excellent. I mentioned in the thread for the game that it was a much needed reboot. All the voice acting and character models get a thumbs up as well. The new Lara looks great. The last game I finished was GTA V. I had pretty well exhausted single player and I can't get into online, mostly because I can't be bothered to increase my level and stats only to have my ass handed to me anyways. That, plus I'm just not a big online person. It got boring for me fast and I haven't even tried the heists yet. Until they release the much talked about story expansion for single player I probably won't play it again for a while.
  8. "What Movie Did You Watch?" - 2017 Edition

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) Still my favorite film in the series. Had Connery been in it then no doubt it would be the film in the franchise, but Lazenby does a fine job and it's hard at this point to imagine the film without him.
  9. The Foreigner (Jackie Chan)

    Looks terrific to my eyes. Martin Campbell directing with Chan and Brosnan? I'm in.
  10. I saw Axl in 2006, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016 (with both Guns and AC/DC), and 2017. I've seen him in the "good" years as well as the bad ones. He was noticeably weak at the 2017 show but I still enjoyed myself because the overall show was good and the band was tighter than the year prior. Obviously the whole gig runs like a well oiled machine now. Mickey is still mickey though, and weakness is still weakness. I never get the whole "oh you can't judge him on YouTube videos" argument. Why not? How do we explain all the amazing videos from 2016 and the AC/DC shows? It only seems to apply when Axl sounds bad. How dare we criticize him! Yet if he sounds good nobody uses the YouTube argument. Like Tom-Ass said - how do we account for the soundboards and pro-shots then? I genuinely think Axl is just tired and needs a break at this point. He brought it again for that Billy Joel performance a few months ago which proved he definitely still has it, but otherwise I think fatigue has been setting in. He's not a spring chicken anymore and the tour has been long. That doesn't mean he gets a free pass. Just because we are all Guns fans doesn't mean we need to bow down and worship every last detail of the band and unconditionally support everything they do. It's that goofy "true fan" argument you see all across the internet. Oh, you don't like something that I do so you aren't a true fan! No. With the ticket prices there should at least be consistency since literally every other band on the planet, both younger and older, seems to be able to provide that. Is Axl being lazy? Maybe, maybe not. But poor vocals are poor vocals and making endless excuses for him only justifies him being able to continue doing so.
  11. I'm not sure I want to watch the trailer. I don't want to have to change my pants multiple times today! Who am I kidding, later I will watch it probably ten times in a row. Admittedly though, I'm not crazy on the poster. It's like they took the Rogue One poster and changed the colour to red.
  12. Terminator Franchise On Hold Indefinitely

    I'm paraphrasing but he basically said he thought getting Cameron to back the film screamed desperation and instead of hyping the film probably had the exact opposite effect because it showed the studio was too scared to let it stand on its own. The film itself aside, it's clear that Arnie knew that the marketing campaign was a disaster.
  13. Terminator Franchise On Hold Indefinitely

    I recall Arnold voiced his dissatisfaction with the marketing department for getting Cameron to say that.
  14. Last full album you listened to?

    The Killers - Wonderful Wonderful It's a solid effort and the critics are loving it, but for me it's a grower. I think part of it was learning that Dave Keuning hardly played a note on it and now won't be doing the tour. Bit of a buzzkill, but I'll give the able another shot from start to finish.
  15. The Original Xbox

    Let's show some love. It may not have had the mass appeal or sales of the PS2 or the elite following of the Gamecube, but Microsoft's entry into the console wars is aging quite gracefully. Back then, I had a PS2 but a friend of mine had the Xbox. I was never much for brand loyalty so the Xbox definitely impressed me with its graphics, built in hard drive, and more comfortable controller (the Controller S, anyways). That started my preference with the Xbox controller set-up. Still, I was satisfied with the PS2 and only sold it later on to fund my Xbox 360 (although thanks to a friend I ended up with another PS2 and handful of games later). Of course, the PS2 looks like shit on modern TVs. This is where the Xbox came in - with the Microsoft component cable for the system, nearly every game outputs 480p with some even offering 720p and 1080i. Most also support widescreen. I recently bought one for $30 with two controllers and the game collection I've been building has been extremely inexpensive. I'm about $100 into it with the console, component HD adapter, 11 games, and four controllers. The games are dirt cheap right now so collect while you can. Vice City actually looks pretty darn good blown up on my TV now compared to its PS2 counterpart. Most of the games I enjoy weren't exclusives so re-collecting them on the Xbox has been a treat. I never finished re-building my PS2 collection so I picked a good time to do this. Any more love for the original Xbox?
  16. Certainly didn't seem to affect him for AC/DC.
  17. Slade works because even though he plays differently than Phil, his overall style still fits the band like a glove. Similar to how Brian didn't sound like Bon but yet still sounded right for the material. Slade's powerful, precise style is a perfect match for the power of Angus' guitar.
  18. Then ensure she avoids Rio 2017 at all costs!
  19. Home Theaters

    https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/sanyo-fw55c87f-55-4k-smart-tv/6000196788644 https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B01LY130VO/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1506550294&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=vizio+55&dpPl=1&dpID=51Y9UmTcYdL&ref=plSrch Those two on the cheaper end of things (not counting RCA and Sylvania). And pushing my $1000 budget after taxes: https://m.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/philips-philips-55-4k-uhd-hdr-led-smart-tv-55pfl5922-f7-black-55pfl5922-f7/10589700
  20. Home Theaters

    Much appreciated. Maybe the RCA won't be so bad...
  21. Home Theaters

    https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B01N4TN54L/ref=mp_s_a_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1506528890&sr=8-7&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=lg+55+inch+tv&dpPl=1&dpID=51SuJx2E2RL&ref=plSrch I had a feeling you'd steer me in the right direction.
  22. Home Theaters

    Less than $100. The LG is 55 inches and $797 currently (Canadian dollars of course). Edit: Less than $1000.
  23. Home Theaters

    My original Xbox. A requirement to play those games in enhanced definition. Important stuff right there. I don't want to buy an HDMI converter if I don't have to and an AVR is a last resort. I just like having all my stuff hooked up to one TV. On my current TV I use cable splitters to plug my N64 into the A/V portion of the component jacks. Seems the cheap TVs (RCA, Sylvania, etc...) still have excellent panels of inputs but I don't want to go THAT cheap. There's still some LG's kicking about that have component as well as HDMI but I figured one of you guys might have some good suggestions. I don't care about 4K so I'd love to buy an open box 1080 LED blowout at Best Buy but the panels on the Sharps, Toshiba, etc... pretty much only have HDMI.