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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 26 March, 2020, 04:41:51 PM »
I can just about understand why you like The Last Jedi - you mostly hate Star Wars, and so does The Last Jedi - but TordelBack rating it above IV and VI? Oh dear god...

Tee hee

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 26 March, 2020, 04:41:28 PM »
Splinter, on Amazon. It's pretty decent low budget monster movie with some nicely old school practical effects and splatter, I quite enjoyed it.

Big fan of Splinter. Also, I liked The Signal which is an overlong futureshock and on Prime I think. It's not my last movie watched though. That was Glass which was okay but suffered for M Night's need to have a twist.

Off Topic / Re: activities of the trapped
« on: 25 March, 2020, 04:26:27 PM »
I am working harder than ever!

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 24 March, 2020, 10:05:15 PM »
.... which you will may well remember to give him in 10 years time?     ::)

Don't be daft. Of course I will give it to him. Just like the 13th Floor Collected edition he got from Santa. The fact that he has a bedroom bookcase circa 90cm from the bathroom door is pure coincidence.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 24 March, 2020, 08:13:20 PM »
Wow. Another part of my childhood gone. On the plus side, I just bought an omnibus of the first three Asterix books for my son's 10th birthday on Monday.

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 23 March, 2020, 07:21:08 PM »
When do we see police on the street, authorised to summarily dispense justice?

I reckon in about an hour...

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 07 March, 2020, 11:51:08 PM »
Shiteburn. Sorry, Brightburn.

"Evil Superman" is not a film. It's barely a pitch. This effort was so dependent on knowing the Superman story that it became the movie equivalanet of a comic board thread post.

Film & TV / Re: New Day of the Dead tv series
« on: 02 March, 2020, 07:58:16 PM »
The remake of Dawn of the Dead gave me nightmares. I don't know why, but it literally haunted my dreams for a week or so. I loved it. From the Johnny Cash opening credits to the post-script scenes in the final credits. The original is just so staid in comparison.

Website and Forum / Re: How to add an avatar?
« on: 12 February, 2020, 11:27:15 PM »
I've just got a little one, but that's to do with my age.

Film & TV / Re: The Mandalorian
« on: 12 February, 2020, 11:26:20 PM »
You can safely watch eps 1 and 2, then 7 and 8.

And you should.

I have spoken.

Film & TV / Predator vs Santa Claus
« on: 11 February, 2020, 02:49:29 PM »
Why am I just learning of this today?

This is an official 20th Century Fox short. It is... arsom.


Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« on: 05 February, 2020, 12:02:42 AM »
When it's not preaching, it's okay.

Film & TV / Re: Dracula - BBC series
« on: 09 January, 2020, 06:21:23 PM »
Episode 3, was such a pile of shite disappointment.  The first one re-wrote vampire myths and played with troupes, episode two what a nicely done country-house murder mystery at sea, but that third one was pants from the beginning: as with so much TV drama, this was horrible things happening to horrible people, so who cares? who are we rooting for here? not even the villain.
Episode 3 sagged so much in the middle with obvious padding and a fair bit or extraneous exposition, for elements that weren't central to the story, and the whole Foundation thing never made any sense, as did the insipid lawyer, WTF? We can have armed units and black choppers on Whitby beach but hey a halfarsed lawyer wanders into the inner sanctum and Dracula is out of there...
I fully expected 'love' to save the day as was the norm in Dr Who, and in a way it did here too, disappointing waste of a good set up, show and resources.


Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 06 January, 2020, 08:37:46 PM »
The Witcher III: Wild Hunt on Switch.

This could be the greatest narrative with the most memorable cast of characters, and offer deepest, most richly detailed and layered open world ever conceived in a videogame.

I wouldn't know, because I am fucked if I am putting up with the absolutely atrocious, sub-early PS2 era controls and traversal and the eyesore of a cluttered UI to play it for long enough to find out.

I remember years ago hearing that the Japanese have a derogatory slang term for Western-made videogames, which they often regard as imprecise, unpolished and sloppy from a control/handling perspective. If there's any truth to this phrase, The Witcher III is the absolute epitome of it.

I am genuinely astonished that this game gets a fraction of the praise it does. From a 'game feel' perspective it's an absolute mess. A chore to play.

What I found, too. Although I promised my brother on Saturday that I would give it another go.

General / Re: Urgent: GordyM missing?
« on: 27 December, 2019, 11:00:04 PM »

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