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Messages - Apestrife

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 25 April, 2020, 07:38:43 PM »
Oh boy, watched Videodrome today. A nightmare take on the media trifecta of sex/violence/paranoia. Reminded me of The manchurian candidate, They live and Eraserhead. Was quite the trip, to say the least. Every bit as brilliant as well. 

Are there more Cronenberg movies like it?

Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5cLj6L6zvo

I also saw Dead or Alive 2: Birds. As the first DOA movies it's a very weird and darkly humouristic Yakuza-movie, but it also has some very heart felt bits of two childhood friends reminiscing about the past while visiting the place where they grew up.

Trailer https://youtu.be/hdl-HHBE7dg

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 25 April, 2020, 06:35:50 PM »
Watched Little drummer girl. Visually fantastic with really good performances from the actors, but the story lost me halfway through. Didn't grab me as much as Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy did. Still worth a watch.

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Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: 23 April, 2020, 07:07:57 PM »
Anyone tried using this option? Makes me want to play DOOM3 with the L-stick (run button) and R-trigger (flash light) swapped. Making it control closer to the other Doom games :)

https://www.howtogeek.com/668121/how-to-remap-controller-buttons-on-the-nintendo-switch/

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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 23 April, 2020, 06:57:15 PM »
Finished DOOM64 this morning. Probably my favorite DOOM together with the 2nd game. More horror than arcady run n gun, but ramps it up towards the end with the enemy count. I pkayed the recent port and cant recommend it enough.

Gameplay (notice how creepy the music is) https://youtu.be/Vx1ZNRtIx8Y

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Film & TV / Re: Alex Garland's new TV Show-Dev's.
« on: 20 April, 2020, 08:58:43 AM »
Seen it twice now. I quite like it. As with Garland's Ex Machina and Annihilation it left me with some good questions to think about. Wish it had more of it's lovely weird details like rings around trees and stuff :)

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 20 April, 2020, 08:48:42 AM »
Had another double of Carpenter last night. Christine and Ghosts of Mars. Christine became another nice surprise for me (As with The fog), how good it was. In no way did I find it scary, but it was very very entertaining. A slasher movie about a possessed, jealous and murderous car and a easily led geek who wants reveange on the world. Carpenter really pulled it off! As for Ghosts of Mars. I was hoping for a movie like Escape from LA. Loud, fun and often so cheesy it hurts. But sadly it didn't deliver. Mostly boring. Which was made worse by a fairly imaginiative set up of heavy metal ghosts attacking a colony on Mars. Damn shame.

This morning I've finally managed to watch American Graffiti. Another movie I was happy to be wrong about. Thought it'd be a comedy with some hot rod nostalgia at most, but it was so much more than just that. A true gem about friendship and how it can be to grow up. Couldn't help it but thinking about back when I was young, with adulthood just around the corner. Felt good :)

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Film & TV / Re: Better Call Saul
« on: 18 April, 2020, 08:31:34 AM »
I love this show so much.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 16 April, 2020, 10:09:57 AM »
Watched a John Carpenter double bill last night. In the mouth of madness and The Fog. Hadn't seen either, and went in not being that grabbed by either film's premise. I'm happy to say I was wrong. Both rocked. Madness really grabbed me with it's horror and many ins and outs on what's going on. The fog felt a bit like a Scooby Doo adventure at first but quickly got quite eerie. A really good and fun little horror with an interesting quality that it manages to make light feel a little scary :)

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 16 April, 2020, 10:01:51 AM »
Watched Detective Pikachu yesterday. Didn't mind it. Quite fun now and then. Probably one of the better video game to movie adaptations?

His most recent film, comedy yakuza come boxing drama FIRST LOVE seemed a bit divisive but I thought it a brilliant self satire of his early mob movies.

You will laugh out loud quiet a bit during it's madness.

Cheers, another one for the list.

The sheer number of movies, and the genre jumping, is staggering!

Seconded!

I've yet to watch his audition and DOA 2 and 3. Really liked DOA1 and Deadly Outlaw: Rekka.

Audition. All I will say is... WOW!

Apestrife, you are in for a treat. Also moments of panic, terror and hilarity.

Saw it yesterday. Sure was something! But good! As with Ichi, no doubt I'll watch it again.

A fabulous movie. The lurch from a movie that is shaping up to be a romantic comedy about a bereaved man to...

Wonder how many people were fed the DVD by a friend who didn't give any hint of what was to come!

I plan to ;) Bit like with Oldboy hehe.

I'll just say it's a very dark and morbid film, and make it sound as if it's the audition bit. 

A bit like with Once upon a time in Hollywood. Telling people about Sharon, that movie can only end in one way. Very bloody. Love the look on people faces when they understand what I meant by "Very bloody" :)

Fantastic!  :lol:

Oldboy was another superb movie. That hallway fight scene is just utterly ridiculous.

Have you seen the re-make? Have not got around to it yet, but I've now time on my hands to watch a lot of stuff I've been putting off.

Watched some of it. Among other things, the ending. Didn't grab me. Felt a bit like the remake of Let the right one in. A less dangerous version for an audience who'v yet learnt the joys of subtitles.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 14 April, 2020, 08:16:15 AM »
Watched Detective Pikachu yesterday. Didn't mind it. Quite fun now and then. Probably one of the better video game to movie adaptations?

His most recent film, comedy yakuza come boxing drama FIRST LOVE seemed a bit divisive but I thought it a brilliant self satire of his early mob movies.

You will laugh out loud quiet a bit during it's madness.

Cheers, another one for the list.

The sheer number of movies, and the genre jumping, is staggering!

Seconded!

I've yet to watch his audition and DOA 2 and 3. Really liked DOA1 and Deadly Outlaw: Rekka.

Audition. All I will say is... WOW!

Apestrife, you are in for a treat. Also moments of panic, terror and hilarity.

Saw it yesterday. Sure was something! But good! As with Ichi, no doubt I'll watch it again.

A fabulous movie. The lurch from a movie that is shaping up to be a romantic comedy about a bereaved man to...

Wonder how many people were fed the DVD by a friend who didn't give any hint of what was to come!

I plan to ;) Bit like with Oldboy hehe.

I'll just say it's a very dark and morbid film, and make it sound as if it's the audition bit. 

A bit like with Once upon a time in Hollywood. Telling people about Sharon, that movie can only end in one way. Very bloody. Love the look on people faces when they understand what I meant by "Very bloody" :)

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 13 April, 2020, 04:59:15 PM »
Watched Detective Pikachu yesterday. Didn't mind it. Quite fun now and then. Probably one of the better video game to movie adaptations?

His most recent film, comedy yakuza come boxing drama FIRST LOVE seemed a bit divisive but I thought it a brilliant self satire of his early mob movies.

You will laugh out loud quiet a bit during it's madness.

Cheers, another one for the list.

The sheer number of movies, and the genre jumping, is staggering!

Seconded!

I've yet to watch his audition and DOA 2 and 3. Really liked DOA1 and Deadly Outlaw: Rekka.

Audition. All I will say is... WOW!

Apestrife, you are in for a treat. Also moments of panic, terror and hilarity.

Saw it yesterday. Sure was something! But good! As with Ichi, no doubt I'll watch it again.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 11 April, 2020, 12:14:25 PM »
Watched Detective Pikachu yesterday. Didn't mind it. Quite fun now and then. Probably one of the better video game to movie adaptations?

His most recent film, comedy yakuza come boxing drama FIRST LOVE seemed a bit divisive but I thought it a brilliant self satire of his early mob movies.

You will laugh out loud quiet a bit during it's madness.

Cheers, another one for the list.

The sheer number of movies, and the genre jumping, is staggering!

Seconded!

I've yet to watch his audition and DOA 2 and 3. Really liked DOA1 and Deadly Outlaw: Rekka.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 10 April, 2020, 07:40:20 AM »
I watched Ichi the killer the other night. Feels like a ultra brutal yakuza anime version of Clockwork Orange. Still one of the most violent and disturbing movies I've seen, but unlike other similar extreme movies I actually watch it again now and then. It's visually very striking and it has very weird and interesting characters. Especially Kakihara. His love for recieving/giving pain makes him very unpredictable and scary. Up there with Anton Chigurh and The Joker.

Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmHxzsbAZZc

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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 10 April, 2020, 07:22:16 AM »
Haven't played it yet - waiting for the eventual Switch port - but tbh this is what I've been fearing from everything I've seen and heard about Eternal since it came out. It looks very bloated with all the added mechanics and lore/story stuff that seems so at odds with the first game - where the story never distracted from the gameplay and the game as a whole had this nice meta-commentary on how the player character didn't care about the story and just wanted to break stuff (which I thought was delightful as someone who thinks videogames are a terrible medium for traditional linear storytelling and generally couldn't care less about videogame narrative).

I'm holding out for the Switch version as well. Got close to buying it on PS4, but if I'm to play it on console I want gyro (which the Switch ver will have).

While waiting I'm playing DOOM64. Really like it this far. Halfway through. Has a bit of a horror flare to it. Not like DOOM3, but more like QUAKE, but "scarier". Alot of it is thanks to the music which is really moody. For those who haven't, you should give it a go :)

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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 22 March, 2020, 11:44:26 AM »
DOOM2. While waiting for Eternal to release on Switch I gave the old 2 a go. Holds up really well. Lots of fun. The super shotgun is still the most awesome gun ever.

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