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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: June 02, 2017, 02:37:40 AM »
Saw Wonder Woman. Great movie!

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: May 31, 2017, 03:45:03 PM »
I'm trying to remember my habits in the early part of the game without spoiling anything. I only recall an ignominious combination of creeping around, dying, and that oppressive feeling of being surrounded by insurmountable enemies. Ahhhh, I miss it. =)

Yes. Being at like 2 hp and running back to the bonfire so you don't lose your souls. It's awful but so exciting.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: May 31, 2017, 11:52:49 AM »
Alien: Isolation - Because it's probably better than any of the Alien movies released in the last 25 years? I don't know though because I just reached the station; haven't seen any alien(s) yet. Lovely recreation of the original's world though.

Oooh, where you at?

Not very far. I've been leveling up as much as possible right after the fire shrine lol.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: May 31, 2017, 01:30:09 AM »
Working my way through Dark Souls 3. I love how challenging this series is!

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: May 26, 2017, 07:40:33 PM »
I like how you phrased that like an invasive, suicidal thought or something, "There have been days I've considered [eating a bullet/watching AvP2]." The first one is merely disappointingly bad, the second is actually disgusting if you're a big fan of either series. Unless you're viewing it as a comedy apparently; maybe it'd be ok going in drunk and knowing you're watching the Trolls 2 of the Aliens and Predator frachises, but that unfortunately wasn't my experience. It even has Lance Hendrickson cameo in it to add insult to injury, the cherry on top of a shit sundae.

In my defense, I went in with the absolute lowest expectations, and ended up enjoying them. Guilty pleasure and all.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: May 24, 2017, 06:34:41 PM »
I don't remember, but man was that a terrible premise alone.  I can't imagine anyone would have trouble doing better.   I enjoy the alien movies, not saying they're all great or even good, but those are pretty embarrassing.

I loved them, but to each their own. I even took a date to the first one!

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: May 24, 2017, 05:52:25 PM »
I walked out of AvP at the "I'm in love with a predator" part of the story.  As if I needed any other reason and there were many.  That movie was so bad that it far surpasses any logical defense.  It needed Chris Hansen to intervene.

lol so you walked out 5 minutes before the end?

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: May 24, 2017, 03:16:27 PM »
Anything after The Waterboy other than Punch-Drunk Love and possibly Reign Over Me and I'm calling shenanigans.
No idea what you're talking about. Sandler hasn't made anything since then, right?

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So bad it's bad is not a thing. AvP I could almost be talked into because I only saw it once 13 years ago and though it wasn't good I can't remember specifically why other than that bad condom line and the characters and monsters being underwhelming to shitty (other than the queen, but the predators were stupid and fucked up and it all suffered from shaky cam), but overall it was an inoffensive, "we don't know any better" sort of bad. Requiem though... that was pain. It was painful. It hurt me. It hurt my feelings. Liking it is like the entertainment equivalent of masochism; it's like saying you're into ball torture. I don't understand that and it scares me.

They did what they set out to do, which was just be entertainment at the cost of nothing. They didn't take themselves seriously, which is why I loved them. Also, ball torture...don't knock it til you've tried it.

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Sometimes it seems more like no limit for you TO enjoy something... and I only make that point because, generous as you are, even you think Covenant sucks! Wow. Looks like I made the right call on my high concept, sci-fi rigmarole this past weekend.

Covenant took itself unbelievably seriously. The CGI was awful as well as the stupid characters. I thought it would learn from Prometheus' mistakes, but it didn't. I gave Scott a chance and he blew it with this. I'll always have the first two movies (sadly three too), though.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: May 24, 2017, 03:06:25 AM »
Oh come on, you can't be serious. Is their genre "shit movies"? Are you a fan of Adam Sandler as well? Where's the limit?

I am. It is. Yes. No limit when I enjoy something.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: May 23, 2017, 06:34:57 PM »
I was hoping from the fairly fresh take from the critics that this one would be a surprise.  Judging from the unanimous perspectives on here, I'll wait or just avoid like the vs.

AvP and AvP: R are masterpieces for their genre. I love those movies.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: May 23, 2017, 04:40:44 PM »
Saw Alien. The worst in the franchise by far. If you thought the scientists in Prometheus were dumb, oh boy are you in for a treat. At least they landed on an alien planet with their helmets on, these fuckers don't even have them. Everything bad that happens is because of that simple fact that you don't go into an unknown planet basically naked.

I usually don't agree with you on basically anything, but this about sums up my thoughts as well. Scott needs to step away from these. Badly.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: May 21, 2017, 02:06:22 AM »
I'm starting to think Scott's success with the first Alien was a fluke, because the more of these movies he makes, the more it shows he doesn't know how to make a compelling entry.

I don't think it was as much a fluke as it was there wasn't really anything else at the time. Also, Alien is just a good movie to begin with.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: May 10, 2017, 02:12:31 AM »
I'm not a fan of or plugged into the Hellboy series or film franchise, but didn't a possible third installment by del Toro die recently? Isn't this kind of tough news for fans hoping for that? Like, a third movie is IMPOSSIBLE despite a name director, but sure they'll do a reboot? I say this as a sympathetic Berserk fan tortured by the arbitrary decision-making of adapters, but for all I know it's the best thing for it. =)

Eh, it just depends. GDT wanted to mainstream HB and I think he did a great job with it. But the comics are much darker and less humorous--which is what, I believe, the creator Mike Mignola wants. I've heard rumors of the pair (plus Pearlman) having a falling out, so maybe that's what lead to the reboot.

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Vagabond / Re: Inoue News Archive
« on: May 09, 2017, 12:43:01 PM »
Well, Slam Dunk has sold over 121 Million [data from 2014].

I understand, but I've heard more of Vagabond than I have Slam Dunk.

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Vagabond / Re: Inoue News Archive
« on: May 09, 2017, 11:52:19 AM »
Oh yeah, it's wild to me how that's the enduring basis of his celebrity; Vagabond has sold over 80 million volumes, twice as many as Berserk, and it's like nobody gives a shit about it anymore. He's defaulted back to being the famous basketball manga guy. I mean, it's understable given Slam Dunk's popularity, but it's still weird how transcendent it is, like beyond being a highly successful and, until recently, working mangaka. It's also kind of disheartening as a Vagabond fan since it's like his legacy has already comfortably solidified to pre-Vagabond status, like it's become a footnote.

That would be like people recognizing Miura for Japan over Berserk :ganishka:

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: May 09, 2017, 11:31:41 AM »
Hellboy reboot in the works. I'm pretty excited for this, so I hope they remain true to the atmosphere of the comic unlike del Toro did.

Also, I think David Harbour will do a good job. Pearlman kind of made the role his, so it'll be interesting to see what he can do. Maybe he'll be the underdog like Ledger was in TDK.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« on: May 08, 2017, 03:39:14 PM »
I can not get behind or understand the raving amazement for All Star Superman.  Of all the critically acclaimed stories, that one has me scratching my head.  I'd take watchmen over that any day of the week.  Even TDKR is better written, though the art is atrocious.   I'd put Kindom Come as the king as far as D.C. Is concerned.

Did you even read All Star Superman?

There any news on the next trailer for TLJ?

We literally just got one. Don't expect to see it until later this year.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« on: May 08, 2017, 12:49:59 PM »
If Watchmen is the zenith of super hero comics, then Providence will be the same for horror.

Personally, Watchmen is more of the zenith of deconstructionism in comics in general, not so much super hero comics. I'd say that the zenith of super hero comics in a classical sense is All Star Superman.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: May 03, 2017, 07:19:56 PM »
Yeah, the first book was great. The problem is what came after. :ganishka:

I liked Drawing of the Three, but I loved Waste Lands. After that, though...eesh.

EDIT

Blade Runner 2049 trailer. Looks awesome. Roger Deakins cinematography looks amazing.

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Not sure if anyone else has been watching it, but season 5 of Samurai Jack has been absolutely wonderful.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« on: April 18, 2017, 06:39:12 PM »
Except in Clone Wars apparently. =)

Griff, you're making me rage so hard right now  :ganishka:

As I've said before, Anakin in the Clone Wars is what he should have always been. The movies ruined his character on screen 100%, but CW redeems him. It actually has the time to show a natural progression to the dark side (losing friends, getting fed up with the Jedi order, etc). It makes sense when watching it over five seasons, as opposed to three movies. It's why he's probably my favorite character in the entire SW universe, movies and all.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« on: April 18, 2017, 12:28:02 PM »
Here's a fun, quick story about the PT:  A year or two ago one of the members here (Johnstantine, I think?) was trying to convince you guys to give The Clone Wars a shot.  I wanted to give it a gentleman's try, but I couldn't get myself to do it because I had a very negative visceral reaction to the prequel trilogy and anything related to it. 

I still can't recommend Clone Wars enough. It's amazing.

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Vagabond / Re: Inoue News Archive
« on: April 16, 2017, 09:54:35 PM »
^ that's gorgeous.

Below is a recent drawing by Inoue for the Kumamoto International Manga Festival.



Not a fan myself, but that's absolutely fantastic.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« on: April 14, 2017, 09:41:47 PM »
It was fine, a bit restrained like the final release trailer for the last one which is ok by me, but I wish the first words I heard Luke Skywalker speak in over 30 years wasn't generic fodder for a teaser trailer. In retrospect another reason to give him a proper reintroduction in the last movie after playing his appearance so close to the vest, "Thank God we saved him for this... trailer?"

Anyway, he seems to be in a real dark place, but maybe changes his tune early since he's likely training Rey, Kylo looks cooler and I'm intrigued by the mask, and I wonder how involved Finn is going to be in his condition, unless this is mostly material from the first act.

Probably going end of Dark Empire on us, which I'm okay with.

I've seen enough, so I'll be avoiding future trailers. Same with the new Thor.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« on: April 14, 2017, 03:50:40 PM »
The video is over 2 mins long, why call it a teaser?!

For die-hard fans such as myself, anything less than the movie proper is a teaser.

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