empty mirror

remember the jackalope
I saw Robocop at the movie theater. I was sitting on my aunt's lap. I was nine. It may have been the same year that I saw Schwarzenegger's chair at the mall in Santa Ana, California during the filming of the opening scenes of Kindergarten Cop.
 

Mr. Tea

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I saw Robocop at the movie theater. I was sitting on my aunt's lap. I was nine. It may have been the same year that I saw Schwarzenegger's chair at the mall in Santa Ana, California during the filming of the opening scenes of Kindergarten Cop.
Was it the uncensored version?
 

Mr. Tea

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it was probably opening night so i guess? i don't know about this censor.
There's some fairly strong stuff in it for a nine-year-old!

Your aunt either didn't know, was rather negligent, or is the coolest aunt ever, I'm not sure.
 

empty mirror

remember the jackalope
There's some fairly strong stuff in it for a nine-year-old!

Your aunt either didn't know, was rather negligent, or is the coolest aunt ever, I'm not sure.
dude i've been struggling because she was the coolest aunt. she wore a perfecto motorcycle jacket. she did makeup and hair. now she is the worst tunnel-visioned deluded star spangled ding dong on the planet. last time i saw her i was up until daybreak trying to reason with her. but all is lost. her coolness was sloughed off like so much toxic waste-splashed flesh.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Staff member
dude i've been struggling because she was the coolest aunt. she wore a perfecto motorcycle jacket. she did makeup and hair. now she is the worst tunnel-visioned deluded star spangled ding dong on the planet. last time i saw her i was up until daybreak trying to reason with her. but all is lost. her coolness was sloughed off like so much toxic waste-splashed flesh.
Oh how sad. Is she a Trump-bot?
 

woops

is not like other people
watching robocop, total recall and bloodsport of the back of this forum recently i've noticed that (just as being italian / spanish with tight dark ringlets = love interest) bald and bespectacled was a good look for a bad guy back then, don't think those traits have the same connotations of ruthlessness in 2020.
 

padraig (u.s.)

a monkey that will go ape
I saw the most recent Terminator. I wouldn't say it's "good" but there are some fun things.

they made the wise decision to ignore every movie since T2 (all prior sequels happened in "an alternate timeline")

Arnie got married, has a career as an interior decorator (!), and has developed a cryptic sense of humor

the Kyle Reese stand-in is Mackenzie Davis and the relationship between her + Linda Hamilton has serious queer overtones, which delighted many lesbians - understandably, that's a pair of hella tuff/cool/photogenic ladies - and pissed off exactly who you'd think i.e. that segment of fanboydom that always gets upset when a hero is now being played by a woman/black person/etc (I remember seeing one comment "remember when Terminator was good before feminism ruined it")

it doesn't live up to T2 let alone the original but it's a respectable effort unlike all the other sequals
 
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