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News / Re: Rebellion to publish 'lost' Hugo Platt work!
« on: 26 May, 2019, 07:11:39 am »
Awesome to hear! :)

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 25 May, 2019, 09:27:56 pm »
Hellblade: Senua's sacrifice Amazing game. Never played anything like it.

Yup, loved this too. The performance is fantastic and it was a really unique game that really stuck with me.
I have it, but have not yet felt in the right frame of mind to play it!

I followed the production (the behind the scenes vlogs are outstanding), then read a couple of reviews that made me think I should probably be at peak self before playing it. :)

Been a while since I played it, so I can safely say it's a game which has stayed with me. The pain the main character Senua is in is probably the most affecting one's I've felt in art since Laura Palmer's.

Been playing Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II. Found it for cheap on gog.com. Fond memories of playing the demo as a child. The fuel station level. Quite good. A very speedy 90s fps with some levels which are quite tricky to find your way out of. Also there's lightsabers and force powers. Biggest downer I think is the quite samey levels. Really enjoyed it's ambition with full motion cinemas between levels and constant use of Star wars tunes. Quite okay, but I remember the sequel being a bit better. Especially with the lightsaber action.

Blood. Played alot of Duke 3D and Shadow Warrior when I was young, but never Blood. Wish I did. I really really enjoy it. The weapons you get to use are really different, flare guns, sticks of dynamite, voodoo dolls and so on, and the level design is really good. Finding the last key usually gives you a short cut to the next door, instead of a bunch of back tracking. The main character is really weird and freaky to boot. He starts laughing like a maniac when things are exploding only to say something really creepy the next second, kicking zombie heads when you pass over them. Feels like a FPS directed by John Carpenter. Hard not to recommend! 

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 25 May, 2019, 05:23:33 pm »
True detective season 3. Was alright. Wish it had more family stuff. Would'v made the ending more interesting I think.  Not seen season 2, good?

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 25 May, 2019, 05:16:25 pm »
The new edition of Absolute Authority vol 1. One word, kickass. Also like how it -even if I'd prefered it if it topped off the book- the inclusion of the Requim short. Made me like Jenny Sparks even more than before :)

It's probably my favorite book by Ellis now :)

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 06 May, 2019, 08:35:17 pm »
Hellblade: Senua's sacrifice Amazing game. Never played anything like it. Playing as a celt warrior woman with a psychosis fighting through viking hell in order to save her loved one. Constantly bombarded with voices, looking for symbols in the enviroment (which may come off as a bit tedious, but very fitting for her character), making sense of a fractured reality and fighting monsters. Wasn't as scary as I thought nor as epic as I hoped, but at the same time it didn't have to. It was an amazing and interesting experience. One hard to shake off.

Can be mentioned that I played it on my Switch, and it really shines. Only downsides being it taking up 18gb of space (definitely going to buy a micro SD card soon) and being quite noticeably downgraded graphicly in some areas, with the resolution making it look a bit hazy.

A trailer if anyone's interested.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 02 May, 2019, 09:20:58 pm »
Superman the movie I think I did things a bit differently than most and watched this one instead of Avengers (which I'll watch in a week or so). Haven't seen in it 20 years. Felt like a really nice little reunion. I'm amazed how well it held up. Only nit pick would be that the movie probably could'v been a bit shorter. Clocking in at 2h30m is a bit excessive.

The movie very elegantly manages to combine lovely romantics (Sup's and Lois date in the sky is magical) heavy moments, good action and camp fun like no other. Also it's intro on Krypton felt interestingly strange and almost a bit eerie, especially with Krypton's destruction.

And the thing I probably liked the most about, Superman makes being a good person feel like the most awesome thing there is. Much like why I love the book Allstar Superman so much.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 28 April, 2019, 07:54:38 pm »
The Long Good Friday Really good gangster movie with a bit to say which still feels relevant 40 or so years later. Bob Hopkins and Helen Mirren are fantastic in it. Impressed with how well it told a fairly big story in just 1,5h hours as well.

A damn near perfect movie, and a personal favourite of mine. Could sing it's praises all day.

I dont know why I wrote "really good". Its fantastic.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 28 April, 2019, 10:48:38 am »
The Long Good Friday Really good gangster movie with a bit to say which still feels relevant 40 or so years later. Bob Hopkins and Helen Mirren are fantastic in it. Impressed with how well it told a fairly big story in just 1,5h hours as well.

Aguirre, the wrath of God Really cool and epic movie about some conquistadors trying to find Eldorado. There's almost a documentary feel to it, especially with Klaus Kinski apperantly not just playing insane, but is (if the documentary My best fiend is to believed). Regardless Kinski is scary good in it. As is the movie.

Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 19 April, 2019, 07:37:37 am »
Bunch of programs I'm working in getting replaced by new versions with new interfaces. Which all look like they're made with a smart phone in mind, by someone who neither used a smart phone or a computer in their lives.

Instead of one option button, there are three of them. Spread out all over the screen. One which looks like a gear. Another three dots. One is written in text...

And with one of the programs being phased out, not all it's functions has. So I have to write something in one program and use another as a viewer for said text due to there being a very old program working in the background. When calling in asking about the how's and why's on earth they couldn't have waited releasing it in a finished form I'm told that:

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 15 April, 2019, 09:18:53 pm »
I also saw Hellboy this weekend. Reminded me a bit about Sam Raimi's 90s films, as well as a bit of Spawn. I think if they'd cut it down to 90min I think it'd feel like a really solid and fun gore movie.

One thing I could not understand were the constant rock song montages. Bit like with the swearing. Wore out it's welcome quite quickly.

Regardless. I got to watch another solid Hellboy with David as well as on screen rendtions of Baba Yaga and Lobster Johnson. Started reading the recent omnibuses right after I came home from the cinema. Not a bad thing really :)

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 15 April, 2019, 08:07:55 pm »
Faithless #1 written by Brian Azzarello, drawn by Maria Llovet. Really really good first issue. A girl Faith does magic signs and meets a mystery girl called Poppy. Day drinking, sex and a bit of horror stuff follows. First of all, Llovet's art is amazing. I'm amazed how much she does with so few lines. Loose and beautiful style. Also really cool to see Brian Azzarello writing something a bit different from the quite dark stuff he's been writing recently. For starters, it's set in day time. +1 positivity! No but seriously, it's a bit more grounded in reality than let's say Batman Damned. It's more fantastic elements reminded me a bit of how Haruki Murakami handles that stuff. Can't wait to read the next issue :)

Also. If someone is worried, the sex in this book is much more sensual rather than "sexy".

Here's a preview if anyone is interested :) https://www.boom-studios.com/2019/03/04/a-first-look-at-brian-azzarello-maria-llovets-faithless-1/

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 15 April, 2019, 07:52:45 pm »
I'm a bit amazed how little I thought about the teaser for ep 9. Regardless, hope it's good. Definitely gonna watch it (even if I'm not the biggest fan of either 7 o 8).

The Mandalorian looks really cool. Can't wait to watch that! :)

Books & Comics / Re: Doomsday Clock
« on: 15 April, 2019, 07:46:13 pm »
I found myself liking it alot more than I thought I would. It's only recently with sov meg prez cameo and the number of dc heroes making it to the scene my interest has gone down a bit. I liked it more when things were more personal. Still going to hang on to it. See what Johns is up to.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 07 April, 2019, 03:56:04 pm »
Just back from the other Captain Marvel (Shazam).  Lots of fun just on the right side of cheese.  I don't really know too much about the character except what I e caught on the J.L cartoons but overall a fun little romp.  Don't know a lot about the legal hassles but oh my I can see the similarities with the other other Marvel Man (Miracleman).  i clapped when the rest of the Marvel family showed up.
D.C. Seem to be on a bit of a roll at the moment, Aquaman was more fun than it should've been now this, maybe they should give the big two a break for a while and concentrate on the also rans.

CU Radbacker

Saw it yesterday. Had a blast. Lots of laughs and some "feeelz". A bunch of kids behind me were talking quite alot during some scenes, but I actually enjoyed it. One of the kids was whispering "Shazam... Shazam..." when she thought it was a bit scary, and at one time when Billy said it she loudly proclaimed "BEST MOVIE EVER!" :)

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 29 March, 2019, 08:44:47 pm »
The dark tower Idris Elba is as always awesome, as is the OST by Junkie XL. Other than that, okay I guess. Quite weird and shallow. Was apperantly made in hopes of making a tv show, and it shows. The ending felt like that of an tv episode. But it made me interested in reading the first book, so I guess that's something at least.

Valerian Beautiful to look at, some neat ideas, but overall it wasn't for me. Can't recommend it, but I don't mind having watched it.

Three billboards outside Ebbing Missouri Wish I went in more blind watching this one, not having watched the trailer. Basically about angry people adding to a situation spiraling out of control. Very tragic, very funny. Same guy who made In Brouges. Frances McDormand is fantastic in it. Watch it.

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