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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 17 September, 2021, 11:47:31 AM »
I feel like Sir Clive needs his own RIP thread. 

A huge part of my childhood and I'm sure plenty of yours on here too.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 14 September, 2021, 05:37:53 PM »
Alien Covenant is rubbish.

True waste of time. Then again, I enjoyed in the Kingdom of Crystal Skull (Indiana Jones 4).

The Crow

Nah... I don't see the high praise given to this film as absolutely deserved. In fact, I believe it is so because of Brandon Lee's tragic fate and he's miscast here. Isn’t intimidating character at all. And the plot is flat, rehashing the same revenge threads, except this time in underground world of industrial rock music (which I was never into). And the dialogues are too outlandish for my taste.

Ah man.  I love The Crow.  I saw it a bunch of times in the cinema.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 13 September, 2021, 10:22:22 PM »
"Breathe on the nostrils of a horse"

Alien Covenant is rubbish.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 12 September, 2021, 09:37:47 PM »
What's a Stan?

Rewatched THE MATRIX last night. It's been a while since I did and, has oft been stated,  the knowledge that Lily and Lana have transitioned adds new layers to it.

Anyway, it's great. If i was to nitpick? The dialogue, though meme city, is either servicable, cliched or too on the nose.

And we're Keanu and Hugo really that young

The Matrix is still entirely unfuckwittable.  A great film.  I really like the second one too.  And then completely detest the third one.  And now they are making a new one.

So that's basically exactly how I feel about Ghostbusters as a series.

Anyway, the last four films I watched were Alien, Aliens, Alien3 and Alien: Resurrection.  I took a major break from watching them all.  I'm not sure how long but maybe five years or more.  I still love it as a series but was surprised at how bad the ending of Alien3 is and how much I enjoyed Resurrection.

I've always loved all four films but Alien3 has maybe aged the worst out of them.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 08 September, 2021, 06:37:15 PM »
I watched Infinity War and Endgame back-to-back and it's not clear why the second one would be regarded as so woeful compared to the first.

They were both enjoyable on about the same level for me.

No love for the money-scene?

I'm not a huge fan of superhero movies but I liked Infinity War and I thought the ending was pretty bold.  You could have left it there.

Endgame was too long, was trying to do too much, had too much Jeremy Renner in it.  It was just full on CGI for large parts too.  That battle was like watching a video game cutscene.  And it just felt like five hours long. 

I can forgive so much in films but I can't forgive films that bore me.

Music / Re: What's everyone listening to...?
« on: 03 September, 2021, 06:06:16 PM »
The new album by Turnstile is so good.  Melodic, experimental hardcore punk.  Just brilliant throughout.

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 01 September, 2021, 04:26:29 PM »

Bit of an odd premise.  Ex-hippie couple where he wants to get into politics and she wants to do aerobics to combat her overeating.

It sounds terrible but is oddly compelling and enjoyable.  Well worth a look if you fancy something a little different.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 31 August, 2021, 05:06:41 PM »
With all this Candymanning going on, I decided to watch the original for the first time in so long that I didn't actually remember anything about it.

It's pretty good.  I like Virginia Madsen for a start and Tony Todd does a pretty good job in it.  But I'm not a huge fan of when films completely mess with reality.  So when she shows up in that woman's bathroom, that's a bit annoying.  But overall it was fun. 

I'll enjoy watching the remake hopefully but I reckon I'll leave OG Candyman for another 10-20 years. 

Games / Re: PlayStation 5 / Xbox Series X mega-thread!
« on: 30 August, 2021, 12:55:52 PM »

Anyone else play the free 'Astro's Playroom'? I had no idea that every PS5 would come with a pre-installed game of this quality.

it's lovely and the use of the controller is amazing.

I just need more PS5 games to support those features!

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 30 August, 2021, 12:54:33 PM »
I'm playing a game called Islanders (on PS4).

It's so good.  It's basically a puzzle game/city builder crossover.  Very intuitive though.  You get given 'packs' of buildings and have to place them on an island.  Certain buildings score points when placed near compatible other ones, conflicting buildings however will cost you points.  It's all about maximising your score so that you can keep the progress going.

It's very chilled out but really enjoyable.  A total gem.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 30 August, 2021, 12:51:13 PM »
Another movie that's been mentioned a time or two here: 2010.

I was unlucky with this one.

My dad took me to the cinema to see it. 

I was 10, I hadn't seen 2001 and I wasn't a fan of dry sci-fi.

I wonder if I'd like it now though.  Still haven't seen 2001 so I'd need to dip into that first.

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 23 August, 2021, 08:56:14 PM »
Preordered from ShopTo and it arrived on Saturday.

Spoke to some players online and oddly they'd ordered from other places (Simply Games, Games Collection) and had it delivered the same day as me.

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 22 August, 2021, 07:31:43 PM »
Aliens Fireteam Elite - I've never really enjoyed Aliens-related games but this one does a good job.  It's a three-player co-op thing and from an action/level-design point of view it's reasonably generic but the aliens themselves move like aliens and feel suitably dangerous.

I'm enjoying it a lot.

Music / Re: What's everyone listening to...?
« on: 20 August, 2021, 08:56:14 PM »
Here's some good stuff.

Bob Vylan - a sort of mix of punk and grime with a good anti-racist message.


Twelve Foot Ninja - decent modern metal band. 


WH Lung - really good indie band.  I'm addicted to this one.


Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 20 August, 2021, 08:53:41 PM »
Mortal kombat Arcade Kollection

Got to say, I was in diapers when the first three MK were released, so i won't say anything that would spoil for number of gamers who grew up with these.
This collection definitely seems like nice trip to memory lane; if wasn't for just nerve-racking difficulty. I don't think I ever beaten max three opponents in the row without being arse kicked. And that's on very easy difficulty. But my sense of pride keeps me off going to uninstall, yet. We'll see.

I was always a fan of MK1 and 2.  And Trilogy.  They've not aged all that well and if you think the difficulty is a problem now, wait until you get to Goro or Shao Khan.  Absolutely miserable fights.

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