- May 14, 2017
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Seen a movie recently you really enjoyed? Post a recommendation here!
Do it! You know you wanna.
Do it! You know you wanna.
Don't get too exited, it's incoherent as heck, and I say that as someone who is very forgiving of plot holes. Still, it has some great scenes and good ideas, and the performances are mostly good. The behind the scenes stories are quite interesting.Robert Ludlum AND Sam Peckinpah? Holy crap.
She's the protagonists wife and she does take a dude out with that thing.Is she the protagonist? Does she actually shoot anyone with that bow? That would be awesome.
Many of them took less than their usual salary for the opportunity to work with Peckinpah. Despite being all but blacklisted and on the brink of death he still had that much mystique left in the early 80s.EDIT: trailer. Lots of great actors in this one:
Good ideas for crits, mostly. And a strong skepticism towards "death, no save" and "save (and walk away unharmed) or die" effects.I've wondered before how much your profession might influence your approach to game stuff... combat and such.
Couldn't find it. But the skinny of it was, full conversion 'borgs, being brains in jars, would still need oxygen, nutrients (even if in considerably pared down quantities) and sleep, and still be vulnerable to any disease, drug or toxin which might affect the human brain.Love to see it, Butcher.
Not really. Shadowrun is one of these games I've always wanted to play but never did.Btw, did you ever see the Cybertech supplement for Shadowrun? I think that one was partially written by a doctor.
It helps that Holmes has been "straight" enough times that this isn't the first image the general public is getting of the character. There isn't any risk of this image becoming to standard one on the cultural subconscious. It's just a fun alternate take on the character.Last week I watched the two Guy Ritchie takes on Sherlock Holmes. I had initially turned my nose up at their action hero approach, but some yammering about James Bond on this forum put me in just the right frame of mind and I ended up enjoying them a lot.
They managed to be fun and funny and exciting without stomping all over what I like about the 'straight' versions of Holmes.
Glad to have been of yammering service.... but some yammering about James Bond on this forum put me in just the right frame of mind and I ended up enjoying them a lot.
Complete agreement.Glad to have been of yammering service.
EDIT: Though on the subject of those Sherlock movies, I'm really unhappy that...they killed off the female lead right at the beginning of the second one after all the effort that went into saving her in the first. It was like that stupid Austin Powers sequel brush-off played straight.
I agree with most of this. Not as much of a Tombstone fan as some. It was good, but weirdly enough, I preferred Wyatt Earp, which came out about the same time, but was buried by Tombstone at the box office. I even prefer Dennis Quaid's Doc Holiday to Val Kilmer's.1993's Tombstone is one of my absolute favorite movies and possibly the greatest Western I have ever seen.
Dawn of the Dead is also awesome, specifically the 1978 George A. Romero original. It is the best zombie movie of all time in my opinion, and when grouped with 1968's Night of the Living Dead and 1985's Day of the Dead, it comprises a horror magnum opus. They even made a board game based off of it in 1979.
On the other hand, the 2004 Zack Snyder remake was just plain awful.
My Ronin experience:I watched Ronin for the first time yesterday. It's supposed to be this well regarded cult classic, but that last car chase through Paris, where the protagonists' choices clearly resulted in the deaths and injures of many innocents, left a really bad taste in my mouth.
"Hey citizen, is that thing you want to watch not on Netflix or Itunes because of byzantine copyright negotiations and maneuvering? Well fuck you, welcome to the convenient future that is The Cloud, where culture only continues to exist on our say so! Hope you enjoy giving your info and even more money to sketchy rival sites. By the way, the following movies and documentaries have been 'disappeared' because they offend the current zeitgeist...Incidentally, of all of the above movies, Heat is the only one available on Netflix. I have no idea how I'm going to raise a kid in a world without Blockbuster. :/
A friend of mine brought over Ronin to make me watch it sometime in the '90s. I liked it. I don't remember much about it.I like Ronin well enough but there is a bit of hype going on. It is a good 90s flick but Heat is definitely superior in my book.
Netflix isn't the modern equivalent of Blockbuster. It's the modern equivalent of a premium cable channel. You pay your subscription fee, and you get what they are offering that month.Incidentally, of all of the above movies, Heat is the only one available on Netflix. I have no idea how I'm going to raise a kid in a world without Blockbuster. :/
Eh. Blockbuster had plenty of things they refused to carry, starting with any movie that NC-17 or R. By the end of the '90s, studios didn't want to release movies that wouldn't be meet Blockbusters standards. Netflix and Prime don't care about that at all. Blockbuster also started the trend of getting exclusive rights to rent a title."Hey citizen, is that thing you want to watch not on Netflix or Itunes because of byzantine copyright negotiations and maneuvering? Well fuck you, welcome to the convenient future that is The Cloud, where culture only continues to exist on our say so! Hope you enjoy giving your info and even more money to sketchy rival sites. By the way, the following movies and documentaries have been 'disappeared' because they offend the current zeitgeist...
I was in an online discussion yesterday about a TV show I own online. There was a debate about a plot point in one episode. Without getting out of my chair, I was able to call up the episode in my browser, use the slider to jump to the scene and clarify what happened. Took less than a minute. If I had to find the DVD set, pull out the right disc, wait for my DVD to load, jump around in scene selection, and then fast forward to the right part of the scene, I wouldn't have bothered.I love buying or renting digital. I'm a big Amazon and Spotify user. I got tubs of old dvds and cds taking up space in my storage. I know some people like physical copies of stuff, but I don't have the room.
Netflix has made their interface harder to navigate over time. It's intentional. If people could clearly pull up lists of movies, they would be able to get a better sense of the entire selection, and they might decide they have seen everything they want to see. If the interface remains baffling, you can never be sure there isn't some gem hidden there if you just spend another hour browsing around.I was camped out at a friend's house for a month and consumed a bunch of Netflix... really hard to serendipitously discover things on there, they seem intent on pushing crap at me.
I've watched a little of Peaky Blinders, and I keep meaning to go back to it. I discovered it when I first got Netflix, so my attention was too scattered to stick with it for more than a few episodes. At least I only watched a little, so I don't have that quandary of returning to a show where I keep putting it off because I need to rewatch two seasons to refresh my memory and get back to where I stalled out. That is what happened to me with Fringe.I did see a couple things I liked though... namely Peaky Blinders and the recent Monkey King movies.
Another standout was I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore... that suited my taste for tales of oddball people attempting vigilante justice, ala Blue Ruin and Super.
Peaky Blinders isn't anything amazing... mostly just fun for the period scenery.I've watched a little of Peaky Blinders, and I keep meaning to go back to it.