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Movies & TV / Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
« Last post by nickmitch on Today at 05:56:55 PM »
Space Jam

It's only a bad movie if you think about it; otherwise, this is a movie for kids.  Modern kids' movies are very nonsensical, and this one is no exception.  The slapstick Looney Tunes antics are there, which is nice.  LeBron is no better an actor than MJ was, but this movie feels like it asks more of LeBron to act?  It feels like a LeBron James movie starring the Looney Tunes and not a Looney Tunes movie starring LeBron.  That definitely hurts the film.

Overall, I thought it was good enough.  The part I liked the least was where LeBron's son is basically doing magic to make his video game work.  It's fine if cartoons are doing cartoon things, but the movie doesn't feel grounded on LeBron's end, so the contrast between worlds isn't really there.  The film would've been better off just rehashing the plot from the first film, in my opinion.  So much of what the film was going for just wasn't working for me, but I still found it funny.

6/10

I want to come back and give this movie a 3/10. I know I said it's only bad if you think about it, but I've thought a lot more about it since this post, and it just gets worse and worse. It didn't help that someone tried to tell me that the first Space Jam wasn't "some cinematic masterpiece", so I went back to watch it. Space Jam 1 holds up in ways the sequel absolutely does not.
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Movies & TV / Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
« Last post by nickmitch on Today at 05:39:17 PM »
Werewolf by Night - 8.5/10

This was a fun little romp and a neat way to expand the MCU into the magic realm. The pacing was just right, and felt like what a full feature could be without any side plots going on. Some of the shots looked like they were trying really hard to be artsy, but I'll be damned if it didn't work. I'd definitely be interested in seeing these characters more.

Lightyear - 7.5/10

This is one where I have to like it for what it is and not what I wanted it to be or what it wasn't. The opening says that this was the movie Andy saw before the events of Toy Story, and I don't believe them. The twist with Zurg only works as someone who is already familiar with the character from Toy Story, the ride at Disney, and the cartoon series. That said, it is a fun interpretation of the characters and a pretty interesting movie on its own merits. My only other gripe is that Buzz kept talking about going "home", and the ship was on its way somewhere, but there never seems to be any attempt to make contact with those people. Maybe I missed something about the ship containing the last of humanity, but that stood out to me throughout the movie, considering it's the primary motivating factor.
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Nintendo Gaming / Re: Has anyone played....?
« Last post by Ian Sane on January 26, 2023, 12:17:11 PM »
That said, your enjoyment of the game is going to depend on how much you can stomach the game's running commentary from Zeus and Prometheus, because there's a lot of it and it's kinda obnoxious.

When the game was on sale for a ridiculously low price last year I tried out the demo.  A game getting compared to Breath of the Wild?  Hell yeah, I'll try that out!  But that commentary turned me off almost immediately.  Like I still completed the demo and enjoyed it but the whole tone of the game was such that I didn't want to play the whole thing.  It's all self-referential wink-wink ****.  Like to me a BotW inspired game that uses Greek mythology as its theme seems like a winner being done completely straight, so why make it goofy?  The fact that the game is almost always on sale makes me wonder if it underperformed because of that design decision, but then it's a Ubisoft game and being in perpetually mark-down is their status quo.

I have Neo: The World Ends with You but I've only played the demo.  The game was at a very low price, like $25 CAD for a physical copy, and I figured if I enjoyed the demo it would be worth getting so I bought it.  But I've got a big backlog so I haven't gotten into it yet.  I figure I'll still get my money's worth even if I lose interest before beating it.
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Movies & TV / Re: Khushrenada Annual List of Watched Movies
« Last post by Khushrenada on January 26, 2023, 01:03:23 AM »
But who cares about that previous list. It's old news. This is the current hotness. The list of films watched in 2022:

Yi Yi
Bridget Jones's Diary
The Mob
The Cheyenne Social Club
Fanny and Alexander
Live Free and Die Hard
Dark Passage
Stand and Deliver
Places in the Heart
Mississippi Burning
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain
The Oklahoma Kid
Marathon Man
Broadway Melody of 1936
Lady For A Day
Nights of Cabiria
The Big House
Rosemary's Baby
The Love Parade
The Alamo
Days of Thunder
Anthony Adverse
America, America
Cold Mountain
My Best Friend's Wedding
The Human Comedy
Le Samurai
Bound For Glory
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Juliet of the Spirits
The Bonfire of the Vanities
The Housemaid
Day For Night
La Jetee
Eyes Without A Face
Smiles of a Summer Night
The Man With The Golden Arm
Red Sparrow
In Which We Serve
Arsine Lupine
Imitation of Life
One Foot In Heaven
The Goodbye Girl
The Hollywood Revue
Auntie Mame
The Sundowners
Julia
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Hombre
Lost Horizon
How to Save A Marriage and Ruin Your Life
King Richard
The White Balloon
The Ascent
Within Our Gates
Jurassic World: Dominion
Down 3 Dark Streets
Conflict
Parlor, Bedroom and Bath
They Live
Everything Everywhere All At Once
The Suicide Squad
Spiderman: No Way Home
The Wrestler
Living in a Big Way
Sorry To Bother You
Executive Suite
The Biggest Bundle of Them All
The First Travelling Saleslady
Eyes Wide Shut
Horror of Dracula
Coogan's Bluff
Zero for Conduct
Dead Reckoning
The Gauntlet
Virginia City
Marked Woman
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
Men Are Such Fools
Black Widow
The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse
The Private Life of Henry VIII
Two Against the World / One Fatal Hour
Nomadland
China Clipper
Chimes at Midnight
The Wagons Roll at Night
Invisible Stripes
Wonder Woman 1984
The Great O'Malley
Promising Young Woman
Racket Busters
Tokyo Joe
Babes in Arms
Death on the Nile (2022)
The Square
The Tenant
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The Trip to Spain
The Snake Pit
It All Came True
Meet the Parents
Fast Times at Ridgemont Hight
Close-Up
Glass Onion
Ironweed
Kiss the Girls
Frantic
The House Bunny
Reality Bites
Swing Your Lady
Beverly Hills Troop
The Money Pit
Avatar: The Way of Water
The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain
Fletch
Along Came a Spider
Wanda
Seems Like Old Times
Mystery Men
Christmas in Connecticut
The Hateful Eight
Horrible Bosses

For a little bit smaller total of 123 films watched in 2022 compared to last year's total but higher than 2020's 114. Honestly still kind of shocked at learning about 2021's total of 141. Nearly had an average of a new movie every two days. I think that may be a record for me. It's weird because I also spent time in 2021 playing stuff like XCX for a large portion of time and Clubhouse Games. How did I find the time? I guess lockdowns were still keeping me to myself indoors more than I realized.

Imagine if I made a post for each of these in the Rate the Last Movie You Saw Thread. *shudders at the though of all that extra typing* Anyways, if anyone does want feedback or a quick review of a movie listed, make a post and I'll answer you on that.
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Movies & TV / Re: Khushrenada Annual List of Watched Movies
« Last post by Khushrenada on January 26, 2023, 12:46:53 AM »
And on that note, here is my 2021 list:

Sabotage
Brazil
Beauty and the Beast (1946)
Gosford Park
The Shining
Withnail and I
The Unknown
The Pelican Brief
Secrets and Lies
Chocolat
The Last King of Scotland
Lilies of the Field
All of Me
The Wolverine
Caged Heat
Tully
Django Unchained
Prometheus
Alice Adams
Thelma and Louise
The Fighter
The Smiling Lieutenant
A Soldier's Story
The Champ (1932)
Robocop (1987)
Deathtrap
Four Daughters
The Marrying Kind
Blood Simple
Whistling in Brooklyn
The Chase (1966)
The Killing Fields
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
Barton Fink
The Front Page (1931)
Pal Joey
Shaft (1971)
Silverado
Pygmalion
The Secret of Santa Vittoria
The Talk of the Town
Pillow Talk
Pat And Mike
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
The Brass Bottle
I Vitelloni
Viva Villa!
Airport
To Sleep With Anger
Road to Bali
Being John Malkovich
Road to Hong Kong
The Silencers
Chain Lightning
Every Which Way But Loose
Knock On Any Door
Amistad
David Copperfield (1935)
Atlantic City
Missing
Major League
Waking Ned Divine
Rocky 2
The Dresser
Paisan
Big City Blues
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
The Wicker Man (1973)
The Decline of the American Empire
Falling Down
Tokyo Olympiad
Midnight Run
Peyton Place
Cutthroat Island
The Kid Brother
Looper
Murderer's Row
The Accidental Tourist
The Eiger Sanction
The Edge
The Cameraman
The Karate Kid (1984)
Sin City
Quick Change
Lake Placid
The Wife
The Wrecking Crew
Hearts Beat Loud
Jackie Brown
The Joker is Wild
Zabriskie Point
I Heart Huckabees
Traffic
The Beach
Fat City
The Red Balloon
Malcolm X
The Blob
Nosferatu, A Symphony of Terror
The Citadel
The Little Shop of Horrors
The Intouchables
Coal Miner's Daughter
The Trial of the Chicago Seven
Palm Springs
A Hard Day's Night
In the Line of Fire
Poltergeist
Spite Marriage
My Brilliant Career
A Time To Kill
Hope and Glory
Lover Come Back
Across the Pacific
The Adventures of Prince Achmed
No Time To Die
Action in the North Atlantic
Dune (Part 1)
Rocco and His Brothers
Torchy Gets Her Man
Three on a Match
Dean Martin: King of Cool
Class Action
Pather Panchali
The Age Of Innocence
Das Boot
Magnolia
Dance, Girl, Dance
We're No Angels
Blossoms In The Dust
The Town
Shoot The Piano Player
All That Heaven Allows
Rocky 3
Louisiana Story
Come and See
Our Town
Airport 1975

For a big old total of 141 fresh films I'd seen for the first time.
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Movies & TV / Re: Khushrenada Annual List of Watched Movies
« Last post by Khushrenada on January 26, 2023, 12:41:36 AM »
I thought I did this for 2021 but it seems I did not create another thread for it. Maybe for the best. It's not like this was a hotbed of discussion. So, I've changed the title of this thread. Unlike the Oscars which will get their own thread of discussion each year, I'll just keep bumping this each year to post my movie watching accomplishments.
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TalkBack / Re: Nintendo Downloads - January 26, 2023
« Last post by Khushrenada on January 25, 2023, 01:28:28 PM »
I just learned about Onion Assault this morning. I saw a trailer of it posted and was curious to see what people meant when they were saying it was like SMB2. Didn't realize it was Horberg's latest or that he had made a new game until it started. It's immediately jumped up high on my wishlist. It's the most excited I've been for a game by Horberg.

I got Gunman Clive 1 and 2 because of the positive word of mouth but it took like a couple years to convince to give them a shot even at their low price. Did enjoy the games although they didn't fully grip me into wanting to play them over and again much. Just never had any enthusiasm for Mechstermination Force. It didn't seem to get as much positive press (or at least get people talking about it like Gunman Clive) and a game that is just a boss rush mode does not sound like a fun time to me. Even with the game hitting the same price level as Gunman Clive in sales, I've just never thought about picking it up and giving it a shot.

But Onion Assault has pretty much sold me on the trailer alone. Best gaming surprise of 2023 so far.
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Nintendo Gaming / Re: Has anyone played....?
« Last post by broodwars on January 25, 2023, 12:40:27 PM »
Around the winter holidays, the physical version was on sale for $15 in the US. I almost picked up as an impulse buy. I do remember hearing about some performance issues on Switch. Broodwars, did you play this on Switch or Playstation?

I played the PlayStation 5 version, which runs at 60 FPS. From the looks of things, the Switch version is capped at 30 and struggles to hit that at times, so buyer beware on that version but let's be frank: if you play Switch games at this point you should be used to performance issues.
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Nintendo Gaming / Re: What's Next For The N64 Expansion Pack?
« Last post by Khushrenada on January 25, 2023, 12:22:40 PM »
I'm already in my own family plan so can't help you there Khushrenada, but I'd be interested in playing these games with your group, if our schedules can match up.

Heh, that's fine. I wasn't looking for someone on the forums to join me. There was someone else I knew in life that would be interested and they joined up. So, that was taken care of some time ago.

I was going to bump this thread to talk about the sudden lack of titles being released for the app despite knowing 6 titles that were supposed to be added to it. And then Goldeneye is suddenly announced as being added this week. The one game a month schedule has suddenly become wonky the last few months. This seems to have happened as soon as I subscribed to it. Not sure what I did but I guess it must be my fault.

Super Mario 64 - I want to go back to my last post when I complained about the design for getting up to the balcony in the Boo House. I should have just played the worlds in order instead of jumping around as much as I did. Later, when playing Cool, Cool Mountain, I get some practice on wall jumps which I clearly needed for that section. I rescind my complaint about the level design. I just needed to brush off my SM64 skillz. All in all, I still like the game a lot and I enjoyed revisiting it after such a long absence. That's another game crossed off the N64 list.

Mario Party - Man, did they make it a long time to unlock everything. Glad they did away with having to buy the minigames so that you could then play them in the mini-game mode. Just been playing through it in single-player. I find I don't mind the single player like I once did. Just been starting a board and playing it for like 7 or 8 turns and then pausing and going off to other games but slowly chipping away at the game. Recently wrapped up a 20 turn round on Mario's Rainbow Castle. Got the happening star by being the only player to land on that type of space once during the whole match. What a brilliant play on my part. Still quite happy these games have come to the app. Can't wait for Mario Party 3 and two of the best characters, Waluigi and Daisy, to finally be playable options.

Yoshi's Story - It occurred to me when playing this that Yoshi's story was pretty much the only Nintendo property done in 2D during the N64 era. I suppose you could consider Super Smash Bros as 2D and Kirby 64 was 2.5D in that it played with the perspective more but Yoshi's Story was about the closest Nintendo came to the games that had been their main bread and butter through the SNES era. It's been a long time since revisiting this game and it is still a mixed bag of good and bad but I'm liking and appreciating it a bit more than my past memories of the game. Just been playing a couple levels at a time and chipping away at it that way also.
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Nintendo Gaming / Re: Has anyone played....?
« Last post by M.K.Ultra on January 25, 2023, 07:51:49 AM »
...Immortals Fenyx Rising?

I see it on sale cheap on the eShop.

Around the winter holidays, the physical version was on sale for $15 in the US. I almost picked up as an impulse buy. I do remember hearing about some performance issues on Switch. Broodwars, did you play this on Switch or Playstation?
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