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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: Today at 07:54:31 pm »
Apocalypse now: Final cut on IMAX. Probably the best time I've ever had in a movie theater.

As for the final cut. It's similar to Redux, but tighter. Pretty much perfect.

Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 01 December, 2019, 11:49:40 am »

...a cold what?

A man cold.

Quick, phone the CDC, the WHO, NHS Direct and Dr Quinn. 

I hope that you have been properly isolated and that all family members , neighbours, relatives, work colleagues and the girl you slept with 30 years ago have all been tested for possible contagion ...

Those are some good suggestions. Thank you ;)

I'll start with staying home from work (unlike the colleague who sneezed in my face).

Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 30 November, 2019, 11:00:49 pm »

Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 30 November, 2019, 08:25:29 pm »
I have a cold...  :'(

Music / Re: Upcoming Gigs
« on: 30 November, 2019, 08:15:54 pm »
Saw BORIS play last night. Lovely to watch them play again. They played a massive set with focus on their latest album Love & Evol and some older songs, a good mix between calm somber songs and heavy drone numbers. They ended things amazingly with Farewell.

Away from you https://youtu.be/3pjQ3LOwEr4
Absolutego https://youtu.be/9ZUhdqx9VtE
Farewell https://youtu.be/JfurUESjgmw

They're playing six shows in England this December. Check them out.

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 21 November, 2019, 06:13:57 pm »
Finished Death stranding the other night. Took 41h. Amazingly weird as well as amazingly engaging game about delivering stuff across between bunker citys in a post apocalyptic america filled with wondrous philip k dick-esque inventions. Rain which speeds up time of things it hits, the main character carrying a baby in a bottle which can detect ghosts, ghosts which tries to drown the player in black tar, and so on.

The true beauty of the game comes from the indirect coop which is taking place. If I place a ladder, a bridge, leave a motorcycle and so on in my game, it can show up in someone else's game, as well as can their stuff show up in my game. And alot of times it can be a real life saver finding a vehicle when some heavy rain is coming in, potentially ruining my cargo. And to acknowledge things people find people give each other likes. Makes for a really wonderful time playing. Especially since carrying cargo has a real sense of weight to it.

Only thing I wish was a bit better would be the vehicle physics as well as the menus. The menus especially. Tiny text and often unclear button prompts, wether I'm to hold down a button or just press once (finding out I needed to hold down a button to reach a menu was especially tricky...)

Here's a trailer if anyone's interested.

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 30 October, 2019, 06:05:55 pm »
Had no idea The deuce had ended! Saw the first season and quite liked it. Will start watching two and three soon then :)

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 26 October, 2019, 06:52:13 pm »
Terminator: Dark Fate  By no means up there with T2 (not sure if it was a mistake watching it the day before watching Dark fate) but I had a really good time watching it.

Linda's return as Sara Connor is a real stand out. Her pain looks real through out the film. Arnie does a really good job as well, I was surprised how genuinly funny he could be on film (without being the butt of the joke). The new cast is also solid. I was especially pleased with Grace, who looked like she'd be a bit annoying in the trailers but I think the film she was really good. Same goes for the Rev 9 Terminator. Not very exciting in the trailers but he sure is in the movie.

It plays it quite safe. Nothing mindblowing. A bit like the recent Halloween, borrows a bit here and there from the sequels it's said to ignore. Not a movie I'll watch every time after rewatching T1 and T2, but all and all a really solid action film with a suprising amount of humour and heart.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 26 October, 2019, 05:45:39 pm »

Feel I should have known this. If I ever did, I'd forgotten it:

Walter Murch on IMDB

Cool. Never heard about that before. Thank you for sharing :)

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 22 October, 2019, 05:48:35 am »
Here's the final trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qn_spdM5Zg

I don't care much for it, but I'll watch it for sake of completeness.

Film & TV / Movies you haven't seen?
« on: 20 October, 2019, 10:01:40 am »
As the title suggets. Any movies you haven't seen --but should?

I'll go first... Back to the future :-[

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 20 October, 2019, 09:58:14 am »
Starcraft & Brood war Remastered I just finished the last of brood war. Tough campaign. I can confess I only played half of the main game, and then switched to cheats. It's a really good strategy game, but a bit too hard and time consuming for me. Fantastic mix of micro management, chess and rock paper scissors. Only draw back is the sometimes lacking path finding of units. Protos dragons getting stuck in stairs or SCVs getting stuck between supply depots haha. As said, just a bit too hard for me.

I actually mostly play it for it's story line. I really like it how gritty it is. It's Star wars without the force and cute stuff. The main campagin especially, with it's cutscenes of human moments of regular marines getting butchered by Protos and Zergs. A couple of marines using a nuclear bomb case to store beer or someone in his last moment shouting out to his friend "Sarge I love you". Brood war dialed down on it, but I still think it had a hardened feel to it. Especially in gameplay.

Shame star craft 2 didn't do it for me in the story department. Too "heroic" or something.

I, for one, will most likely pick this one up. Never read Slaine, and it looks like a good start.

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 16 October, 2019, 08:35:40 pm »
Just finished reading Superman Year one #3 by Frank Miller and John Romita Jr, and as with the two before it doesn't go as all in as I wished it did. Has some fun ideas, but I wish it had a bit more crazy. Especially with last issue having Clark become a navy seal and loose his virginity to a mermaid. While Batman and Wonder Woman shows up it feels like 1 issue too late. Batman mostly becomes another authority figure Superman doesn't trust, Wonder Woman another woman he hopes to one day return to.

As for the art I think it has some of the best I've seen from Romita. As with Miller's writing, it has a certain charm to it. At times proportions are off, but I tend to enjoy it.

Tonally I think it feels like the first part of a trilogy together with Batman and Robin the boy wonder and Dark Knight Strikes again. Much due to Batman being weird, cruel and insane and young people using phrases like "slick as snot".

The ending feels like out of a radio series. Quite charming, but not fully earned. A bit like it's year one title. --for me it wouldv needed to be much more than just "okay" for that.

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