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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: July 20, 2017, 07:00:58 PM »
Trailer for The Shape Of Water, directed by Del Torro with Michael Shannon, Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins (trailer gives away too much) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_GKioYh5lA

Honestly there is so much about this that screams Abe Sapien I'm surprised Mike Mignola hasn't filed a copyright lawsuit.

Still, though, I'd love to see it.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: July 07, 2017, 04:09:57 PM »
Just saw Baby Driver. Can confirm all the thing Canny said. Very good movie, but a little bit too long in some parts.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: July 04, 2017, 07:13:59 PM »
Been playing the DLC for BotW. The game just is never not fun. Charging the Master Sword to full power has been difficult.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: June 26, 2017, 02:01:43 AM »
My initial reaction was that at least his brother had the decency to throw himself off a bridge, but i didn't want to sound too grim. :ganishka:

I don't know, man. That's about the shittiest thing I've read in regards to Scott's career.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: June 13, 2017, 07:10:00 PM »
Griff, is it at the very least worth a watch?  I have a guilty pleasure for resurrection.  Covenant just sounds more and more like something to avoid.

Take it from someone who loved ALL of the Alien/Predator movies: it's awful.

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The IT Crowd

God DAMN these electric sex-pants!

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: June 02, 2017, 01:12:05 PM »
I see the reviews are stellar.  Tell me, feeling so so about MoS, disliking BvS, and refusing to watch Suicide Squad, how was it?   Did we finally get over the bad writing and random plot devices?

WB actually let the director direct. I enjoyed the above mentioned movies (except for Suicide Squad), but I believe this is a movie everyone can enjoy. The best part is that they don't give away anything revealing in the trailers, so I was pretty surprised by a lot of stuff (that I won't mention).

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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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