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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 08 November, 2019, 04:05:19 pm »
Transplanting Lecter to that dungeon was a bit daft, but no arguing with the effect it had on me when I saw it as a youth. That film taught me many idelible lessons about filmcraft. Manhunter's Lecktor was a different creature, a smarmy, vindictive uncle that I never found very scary. Framing an evil of that type needs a Demme, not a Mann, IMO, but Manhunter overall is still a brilliant piece of work.

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 07 November, 2019, 09:53:58 am »
Oooh! Isolation is one of my all-time favourites and I hadn't heard of this.

General / Re: 10 Day Delay on Deliveries to Northern Ireland and Ireland
« on: 07 November, 2019, 09:53:15 am »
I would imagine an automated worst-case-scenario warning has kicked in post the original Brexit deadline.

Film & TV / Re: His Dark Materials - BBC series
« on: 05 November, 2019, 10:05:04 am »
Exposition title cards are always a warning flag -- and there was nothing whatsoever in them that you couldn't get from the episode. Looked great, very watchable, but a bit flat in the dialogue and tension department.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 03 November, 2019, 02:11:57 pm »
The first book of The Dark Tower (which was 5 separate stories published in the late 60's, early 70's) are hard going. Once you get to the 2nd book, The Drawing of The Three, it's rockets along and is truly one of the best series of books ever written.

Throw out Your Game of Thrones, this is the real stuff.
70's-80's I think you'll find. :)

I loved the Dark Tower up until its meta turning point, then went a bit cold on it.

Film & TV / Re: HBO Watchmen
« on: 30 October, 2019, 04:13:55 pm »
I just watched the first two and was riveted. Superb storytelling.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 28 October, 2019, 02:49:03 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.
I was a bit let down by this. The main problem is that I thought the terminator *did* become the butt of the joke. Second to that, I didn't feel at all sympathetic to the girl targeted for termination. Her arc, such as it was, was fumbled. There was lots to like though. The final fight sequence was particularly good, Grace was a sympathetic character very well played, and it was awesome to see Sarah Connor back on-screen kicking the shit out of some bad metal. Also Sarah's flashback sequence was extremely cool -- I just wish they'd played it straight, rather than as some pseudo dream sequence. Maybe the budget was getting thin!

Overall not the return to form I'd been led to believe, just more of the same, really, with some fan-pleasing twists. Honestly I think Salvation did a better job of regenerating the idea than this one.

Games / Re: Judge Dredd: Helter Skelter
« on: 26 October, 2019, 09:02:04 am »
Very interested in reviews of this from board-frequenting squaxx.

Welcome to the board / Re: Hello from the USA
« on: 24 October, 2019, 10:02:40 am »
Welcome aboard. :)

News / Re: Warlord Dredd Game!
« on: 16 October, 2019, 02:55:30 pm »
Judge with respirator down. You utter bastards.
Oh yeah! Good spot.

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 14 October, 2019, 11:37:53 am »
Picked up a few Switch games during last week's sale:

Cuphead: Insanely hard but I'm in for the amazing aasthetic.

Overcooked 2: Brilliant and hilarious. Throwing raw fish at my wife's head caused her to almost die with laughter (and in-game too).

Crypt of the Necrodancer: I'm a little tired of pixel art but this one is great fun in short doses.

Bastion: I didn't really like this on the PC but that was a couple of years ago and it was so cheap I had to give it another go. I now have £2 of regret. The combat just leaves me cold.

Games / Re: The Board Game Thread
« on: 14 October, 2019, 09:26:58 am »
I presume it's me, since it's very popular, but KD always seems to me to be unnecessarily horrible. Lots of willies and boobs and distended entrails in the service of, what, unpleasantness?
Based on that alone, the SU&SD review was quite enough to put me off.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 10 October, 2019, 09:09:11 am »
But overall a very good movie and - unbelievably - I think this is the first role I’ve ever seen Phoenix in! He’s definitely well-cast and this is an interpretation of Joker I’m interested in seeing (unlike Leto’s).
You haven't seen Gladiator??

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 07 October, 2019, 09:31:12 am »
"Still better than it has any right to be"

I see this term an awful lot these days. It seems like a very back-handed compliment.

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