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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« Last post by Professor Bear on Today at 01:36:09 am »
First Man - the people in this are either boring or mean.  Neil Armstrong is boring and everyone else just makes fun of him for it, with his wife asking people if they got any interesting goss out of him and journalists sniping at him in press conferences with cruel jokes about his acting ability with questions like "how would you describe the feeling compared to buying a car?"  To be fair, Neil is probably bored by the lengthy and weightless SFX sequences and I can't say I blame him for checking out.
Buzz Aldrin is also a bit of a tactless chump in this, which for some reason annoyed me.  The stuff about Neil's dead daughter I found ghoulish.  This charts a course through a moment in history of no small significance and gluing on a dead kid subplot that basically amounts to some Michael Bay visuals seems out of order, though no doubt it will be cited as the emotional backbone of the film rather than just another of the borderline comical string of deaths that follows Armstrong around.  I don't feel I had a handle on Armstrong.  The film follows some threads about how the moon landings were a political stunt because the US kept getting cock-blocked by the commies, yet we don't see the American flag being planted on the moon, the whole point of the mission, or the decision processes by which Armstrong was chosen over the slightly more engaging Aldrin or... uh... the other one - was there a third guy?  Well anyway, we don't see why Armstrong - a block of wood whose value seemed to be entirely in his skillset and experience rather than his charisma - gets to be the first foot on the moon and the first voice to relate the experience back to a waiting Earth, and not Aldrin, who in later life wrote books and punched conspiracy nutters and advocated for Martian colonisation and developed new forms of trajectory to help do so - and he was on the Simpsons when it was still good.
I thought it was boring, so that probably means it's a classic.  The studio seems to be getting a good run out of the Gosling replicant, it's a shame it can't have more than a few months of life left.
Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« Last post by Hawkmumbler on 16 December, 2018, 11:26:57 pm »

Lee Van Cleef once again rides out into the wild untamed western frontier, this time as a bounty hunter heavily invested in the conspiracy surrounding a bank robbery. Standard western fare elevated by a lovely sense of world building and a top tier cast for the spagball western genre. Recommended for those interested in if Colnel Mortimer or Angeleyes ever got their own movie.
Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« Last post by JayzusB.Christ on 16 December, 2018, 11:21:16 pm »
I really want to watch the Roland Rat version now.

On your own head be it...

Well, I wasn't expecting that.  Here goes...
Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« Last post by TordelBack on 16 December, 2018, 10:13:37 pm »
Mmmm, to my surprise my kids were very impressed by the non-fatal resolution of Aquaman  Other than Manta's dad and the king of the mer-people, none of the characters died, heroes and villains alike (faceless extras galore, mind).  You'd know it wasn't a Disney! 

I've a high tolerance for stupid movies,  but I'm being hard on Aquaman because I feel it wasted too many opportunities to be good. The script was utterly dire and gave the cast hardly any chance to shine, and the world was poorly communicated,  despite the obvious buckets of effort that went into creating it. It's not good when I'm almost dozing off during action sequences.

All that said,  there's no doubt it's at least as good as Justice League, which puts it in joint 2nd place as far as DC movies go.
Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« Last post by Colin YNWA on 16 December, 2018, 10:04:43 pm »
(Nu)Ghostbusters what was on the telly last night and I recorded... and was okay I guess.

I mean it wasn't the shot for shot remake that the trailer made me fear it was going to be, but then it did try a little too hard with the references, cameos etc. It was all a bit Force Awakens at points - though loved Dan Ackroyd's bit.

There was some genuinely great bits. Loved the 'Don't be the mayor from Jaws' bit. Thought the bits between Kristen Wiggs and Melissa McCarthy were great (though I must admit to being a bit in live with Wiggs). I though Chris Hemsworth was superb.

Or bits sucks... about the first hour to be honest and vast chunks didn't make a lick of sense. Also I think Kate McKinnon was trying to channel Bill Murray, I mean seriously don't even try that, no one can do Bill Murray like Bill Murray and I found her absolutely infuriating.

So over all it was watchable but I'm glad I didn't spend any money going to see it at the cinema or buying it on DVD, which I almost did a few weeks ago. Oh still better than Ghostbusters II!
Creative Common / Re: DREDDCEMBER!
« Last post by pauljholden on 16 December, 2018, 09:55:01 pm »
Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« Last post by Apestrife on 16 December, 2018, 09:34:19 pm »
(Although: please insert obligatory comment about muddled, noisy, over-CGI-ed final act here.)

Thought it was a bit much at first, but then I saw Arthur enjoying himself riding in on a gigantuous sea food while commading fishes. Couldn't help but to enjoy it. He earned it, especially with the abitility of his not always seen in a positive light.

Another thing was after defeating his brother Orm and telling him "when this is over. We'll talk.". I thought that was quite nice. Especially after having told him why he wanted to meet his little brother.
Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« Last post by JayzusB.Christ on 16 December, 2018, 09:11:48 pm »
She was sniddly enough, I suppose, yes. I hope Lufko is happy.
Creative Common / Re: DREDDCEMBER!
« Last post by pauljholden on 16 December, 2018, 08:51:39 pm »
Dredd in n animated style.

Very much in my comfort zone. Not entirely successful as an animated style mind you - could be pushed much further. But, I suppose, an animated dredd would really rely on the world being larger than life and dredd being fairly grounded. It would have robots, aliens, sky surfers, fatties. Big noses, boing, all that crazy mega city one you can’t put in a film...

Procreate has a reference layer feature, you mark a layer as a reference then colour selections/fills all work on the current layer but actually select things from the the reference layer - so you can keep elements of the drawing separate and just pick and choose what you’re colouring using masks that you create based on flat colours.

« Last post by CrazyFoxMachine on 16 December, 2018, 08:10:52 pm »
David Maslen – Rogue Trooper

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