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by phillosmaster
Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pacific Rim the movie (2013) - Guillermo del Toro
Replies: 102
Views: 13399

Re: Pacific Rim the movie (2013) - Guillermo del Toro

My argument is that this movie does deliver. It's a good movie (not just a good giant robot movie). It just is marketed poorly. Let me put it to you this way, my mother, stepdad, cousin, my cousin's friend, my wife, my friend and my friends little sister all saw the movie this week. They all loved i...
by phillosmaster
Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Chaos Theater
Topic: Chaos Theater Mailbag Drop Box
Replies: 559
Views: 104754

Re: Chaos Theater Mailbag Drop Box

Have either of you guys read anything by Joe Abercrombie? The First Law Trilogy and it's spin offs (Best Served Cold, Heroes and Red Country) are a big recommend from me. In case anyone is curious they should be read in that order (TFL->BSC->H->RC).
by phillosmaster
Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pacific Rim the movie (2013) - Guillermo del Toro
Replies: 102
Views: 13399

Re: Pacific Rim the movie (2013) - Guillermo del Toro

LightningCount wrote:however, they don't really reach the heights that the genre has shown itself to be capable of in things like RahXephon or The Big-O, for example.
I hated RahXephon, but loved Big-O. So far I have a 50 percent sync rate with you. I'm guessing we aren't drift compatible :)
by phillosmaster
Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pacific Rim the movie (2013) - Guillermo del Toro
Replies: 102
Views: 13399

Re: Pacific Rim the movie (2013) - Guillermo del Toro

I'm alright with how the movie is doing. I was originally angry about the weak marketing and lame trailers, but I guess it didn't really matter. According to box office mojo we are two weeks in and it's almost made back it's money (global sales appear to be making up for the luke warm US reception)....
by phillosmaster
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Comic Books (other than manga)
Replies: 97
Views: 17316

Re: Comic Books (other than manga)

In response to South Burning's Stormwatch experience I'd recommend paying attention to the writers and follow them. The heart of the Stormwatch experience comes from Warren Ellis' run IMO. If you follow him around you get that level of quality on any of the books he writes for, but when other people...
by phillosmaster
Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pacific Rim the movie (2013) - Guillermo del Toro
Replies: 102
Views: 13399

Re: Pacific Rim the movie (2013) - Guillermo del Toro

if you are visiting the mecha talk boards you should see this movie. You are the target audience. I loved it. Is there action? Yes lots of action. Are there lots of good character moments? Yes I loved all the characters (even the kind of bland Raleigh). Everyone goes through an arc so it has more su...
by phillosmaster
Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pacific Rim the movie (2013) - Guillermo del Toro
Replies: 102
Views: 13399

Re: Pacific Rim the movie (2013) - Guillermo del Toro

2 thumbs up from me. I didn't think this movie was possible from within the Hollywood system.
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When Mako engaged the sword icon I smiled so hard. Also Gipsy did a Rocket Punch :)
by phillosmaster
Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Chaos Theater
Topic: Chaos Theater Mailbag Drop Box
Replies: 559
Views: 104754

Re: Chaos Theater Mailbag Drop Box

I was just watching Cooking With Dog. Francis was making me hungry so let's talk about food. What's your favorite Japanese dish? Mine's udon.
by phillosmaster
Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Chaos Theater
Topic: Ep. 051: Studio Ghibli & E3
Replies: 12
Views: 2051

Re: Ep. 051: Studio Ghibli & E3

I saw Grave Of The Fireflies when it aired on the old Sci Fi channel anime block. Watched it with my mother and brother and it still tears us up. It was mentioned that most US war movies glorify war. I would say that's true of WWII, and the war of independence. Most other US wars are not remembered ...
by phillosmaster
Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Modeling and Merchandise
Topic: Fixing Wonky Gashapon
Replies: 2
Views: 859

Re: Fixing Wonky Gashapon

I've never had to straighten a Gashapon kit, but I have received some resin model kits that were warped due to heat in the past. What usually works is hot water or a hair dryer. You heat up the material and bend it back gently until it cools. I believe how successful this method will be depends heav...
by phillosmaster
Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:31 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Should I buy a PS2 just to play the Xenosaga trilogy?
Replies: 11
Views: 2391

Re: Should I buy a PS2 just to play the Xenosaga trilogy?

The first game was great (complete with tracks by Yasunori Mitsuda a composing god). The execution of the second game killed the franchise for me. I really couldn't finish the second game. I hear (as Quiddity states) that the third game redeems the series. Following the RL drama of the development o...
by phillosmaster
Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:07 am
Forum: Modeling and Merchandise
Topic: Macross Kit suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

Re: Macross Kit suggestions

Thanks for the advice guys. That was precisely what I was wondering (whether the transformation caused issues with the model). I have a couple Bandai transforming gundam models and they all tend to have issues with poseability (and stability), which is a big turn off to me. I think I'm going to go f...
by phillosmaster
Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Modeling and Merchandise
Topic: Macross Kit suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

Macross Kit suggestions

Was looking around on Hobbylink Japan at VF kits, and I realized that I had almost no knowledge on any of them. The frontier kits looked really nice. I was thinking about picking up a VF-1 and perhaps a VF-25 kit, but I couldn't decide which ones to get. I need some guidance to steer my purchase. Ca...
by phillosmaster
Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Chaos Theater
Topic: Chaos Theater Mailbag Drop Box
Replies: 559
Views: 104754

Re: Chaos Theater Mailbag Drop Box

What is your guys' take on English dubbing for anime music. I'm personally torn. I can understand wanting to hear the original artist, but I also remember fondly stuff like Melissa Fahn's work on El Hazard, Sharyn Scott and Scottie Haskell's work on Tenchi Muyo as well as many others. For those who ...
by phillosmaster
Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: Gundamn! @ MAHQ
Topic: Ep. 084 - Neo's Counterattack!
Replies: 28
Views: 5165

Re: Ep. 084 - Neo's Counterattack!

I spent several year working in the El Segundo area (though I don't live there anymore). I use to go to Meltdown comics on sunset blvd all the time, but that is too far of a drive from Huntington Beach. I did go to Brookhurst Hobbies (http://www.brookhursthobbies.com, 12188 Brookhurst Street Garden ...
by phillosmaster
Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:02 am
Forum: Chaos Theater
Topic: Ep. 003: The Wheel of Time
Replies: 38
Views: 9406

Re: Episode 003: The Wheel of Time

I've been interested in starting the Wheel Of Time series, but the number of books you need to read to get caught up at this point is intimidating. Also part of it was fear that I might get invested in a story that might not ever actually see a conclusion. I was very invested in King's Dark Tower se...
by phillosmaster
Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Gundamn! @ MAHQ
Topic: Ep. 071 - The False and the Forgotten
Replies: 50
Views: 7908

Re: Ep. 071 - The False and the Forgotten

I love Robot Carnival. I loved it so much after I saw it on the Saturday morning anime block that I bought one of the dubious Chinese releases for it when Sci Fi stopped airing it. Since there is very little dialogue in it there wasn't much reason not to get it (well except for Presence, which has a...
by phillosmaster
Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:39 am
Forum: Chaos Theater
Topic: Ep. 001: Earthbound
Replies: 25
Views: 9744

Re: Episode 001: Earthbound

Earthbound is perhaps my favorite RPG (My brother and I also fished it out of a bargain bin when we were younger). Any game that allows you to plays as a little kid, eat burgers out of garbage cans, and hit garden snakes with a baseball bat is a winner in my book. Also the Runaway Five were awesome....
by phillosmaster
Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Gundamn! @ MAHQ
Topic: Ep. 068 - Christmas Bebop!
Replies: 31
Views: 5575

Re: Ep. 068 - Christmas Bebop!

While Cowboy Bebop might be a bit overexposed now in the states considering the Cartoon Network aired it to death, it's still on my list of top ten favorite anime series. For some reason I never get tired of watching it. Ballad Of The Fallen Angels is definitely my favorite episode. The pace of that...
by phillosmaster
Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Gundamn! @ MAHQ
Topic: Gundamn! Mailbag Drop Box
Replies: 644
Views: 78224

Re: Gundamn! Mailbag Drop Box

Just wanted to say thank you guys for MAHQ, Mecha Talk and Gundamn! I've been reading MAHQ for a long time, but I rarely post on the forums (and only recently signed up for an account). I feel you guys deserve more praise for keeping the podcast and site alive. It's become an invaluable resource for...