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Movies & TV / Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
« on: July 31, 2021, 02:51:07 AM »
Army of the Dead

I will say that I liked the movie.  Many bad things jumped out at me, but nothing that ruined the film.  There are just as many, if not more, good things; so the film averages out.

It's a heist movie and a zombie movie, which makes for a fun time.  The opening credits take way too long, and there are too many shots that remind you it's a Zack Snyder film.  Some shots just seem overly milked for no reason.  There is one really frustrating scene where a character's impending death feels strung out, and they're able to warn another character of a very specific threat but seem unable to for some reason.

Most of the rest of the movie is really good.  Some moments feel a little over the top, but that's what we're here for.  Many characters are likable enough for you to root for them, and there's just the right amount of comedy in the film.  It's a solid watch if you're enjoying some drinks during the viewing.


Movies & TV / Re: SPOILER ALERT: MCU Thread (Livin' La Vida Loki)
« on: July 31, 2021, 02:37:45 AM »
It was how episode two concluded. Sylvie rigged all the bombs she'd been stealing off the TVA teams to travel through to all different points in time and detonate. It resulted in the time graph going bananas. This just seemed to be completely dropped, rather we follow Loki through the portal chasing Sylvie and watched them bicker and sing on a train for half an hour. Felt like a whole episode's worth of content or more was just left out. You'd think that blowing all those timelines would have been quite a significant (and very interesting) event.

Yeah, that part felt really off to me.  Since we don't really see the TVA side of things, I'm left to think that they just cleared things up off-screen, but the situation looked pretty dire.  Multiple timelines were approaching the red.  It would've taken a Herculean effort to fix it, but this is left to the viewer to just assume?

Movies & TV / Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
« on: July 26, 2021, 05:29:39 PM »
Boss Baby 2

I forgot I saw this a few weeks back.  I had not seen the first one, but I suppose it didn't matter.  It's a kids' movie with a little here and there for the adults.  Most of the humor is "for all ages" though, but it didn't get too many laughs out of me.

Anyway, the plot is very much in that vein of not making sense because it's for children.  I'm willing to let most of it go, but the film opens with the information that the protagonists from the first film are older (one has a family of his own now) and have grown apart.   The younger brother sends gifts to the family, but the brothers otherwise don't talk or see each other.  What bothers me is that the film tells you two things: a) the brothers were more or less estranged by the time the youngest graduated college, b) they were very close, following the first movie, for some years.  They almost go out of their way to shorten the gap of time between being close and semi-estranged.  It just feels like something happened that the movie isn't telling us.  But I'm probably giving it way too much thought.

Jeff Goldblum is in it as the villain, and he's pretty good.  The movie, however, is not good.


Movies & TV / Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
« on: July 26, 2021, 01:55:55 PM »
You said MJ and I thought of Michael Jackson instead.  I suppose I might think of Mary Jane too. Context.

The context was Space Jam

This made me LOL.

But on the subject of the timing of Black Widow, the film itself works either before or after Infinity War, but the character's arc needed to be closed before it closes forever.  I don't know when else it makes sense to put out that scene, though.  Endgame was better for not having a post-credits scene because that let the film feel like it closed the arc.  Spider-Man was the first post-Endgame movie released (and the last MCU theatrical release until now), but that already had a post and mid-credits scene.  It would've been too much.  The only options are tacking it on for Endgame re-releases or the Blu-Ray.

Movies & TV / Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
« on: July 25, 2021, 09:53:08 PM »
Black Widow

It was good. I've seen people say this would've been better if released between Infinity War and Endgame.  I agree with that sentiment, but the post-credits scene would've been a spoiler, and I'm not sure where else you put that scene.  The supporting cast is great, and I hope they all make a return.

I saw it today, and it was my first movie back in a theatre.  It was a good enough choice.  The movie has a lot of action, but it feels a little "tropey" I think.  It doesn't do much for the MCU cannon but put in some new faces, so that's nice.


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.


Labo already has a gun thing, right? Like a bazooka? So, as far as I'm concerned, the leg work is already done.

Giannis was incredible coming off that injury.  Reports say he went to Chick-fil-A and ordered exactly 50 nuggets.

Movies & TV / Re: SPOILER ALERT: MCU Thread (Livin' La Vida Loki)
« on: July 17, 2021, 09:30:00 AM »
The ending of Loki felt a little anti-climatic to me.  The setup for future content was great, but I felt that was all the finale was going for.  It feels almost like a prelude to either Dr. Strange or the second season.  Either way, the show was great overall.  Tom Hiddleston as Loki is just a pure delight, and I got about as much of it as I could've asked for.

Movies & TV / Re: SPOILER ALERT: MCU Thread (Livin' La Vida Loki)
« on: July 13, 2021, 06:39:21 PM »
I'm still holding out hope for it being Bob Iger and Deadpool at the end.

And Stan Lee.... Long con ultimate surprise payoff.

Lol. Just as long as the final 20 minutes are contract negotiations for future MCU appearances.

TalkBack / Re: Nintendo Announces
« on: July 12, 2021, 11:42:14 AM »
Can a switch pro only fit in a switch pro dock?

The dock can be purchased separately and it doesn't look drastically different from the first dock. I think it's safe to assume that the two docks are interchangeable with the two dockable Switches.

The Verge confirmed the new dock is usable on current models.

Movies & TV / Re: SPOILER ALERT: MCU Thread (Livin' La Vida Loki)
« on: July 12, 2021, 11:36:31 AM »
I'm still holding out hope for it being Bob Iger and Deadpool at the end.

TalkBack / Re: Nintendo Announces
« on: July 06, 2021, 10:54:22 AM »
Ok, but when are they announcing the New Nintendo Switch Pro SP?

Movies & TV / Re: SPOILER ALERT: MCU Thread (Livin' La Vida Loki)
« on: July 04, 2021, 03:24:36 PM »
That's good to know!

I watched the last two episodes the other day, and something told me there'd be a post-credits scene on that last episode.  It figures that Marvel wouldn't just let the episode end with Loki being deleted.

I don't wonder what's up with wherever Loki Prime landed.  Is that someplace that all deleted variants go? Or is there some trickery at play?

CP3’s case of Covid was the worst of it, I think. Which makes then the lucky ones.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Nintendo Switch Wishlist Game Recommendations
« on: June 29, 2021, 10:07:28 PM »
If other games aren't scratching the itch, then FDC won't either. And yeah, if game length is a big factor then you might want to steer clear until a deal shows up. I think the price has the voice acting budget caked in, but it's really not valuable for someone who doesn't speak Japanese.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Nintendo Switch Wishlist Game Recommendations
« on: June 29, 2021, 06:36:03 PM »
The Famicom Detective Club games are good too, and also very short. I beat one in only a few hours and I think James said on the podcast they were like 8 hours long. I’m partway through the second one, and they’re both neat little stories that I think are enjoyable. However, the biggest thing for me was that they scratched the Ace Attorney itch for me since it’s been so long since I played one of those. But if you get The Great Ace Attorney when it comes out, it could satiate that need for you.

For Fitness Boxing, I would recommend the sequel over the original because of the slight changes they made. You're not gonna miss anything from not playing the first game unless the song list is that important to you. Also, the demos are pretty ok. The initial workouts are not too intense, and that's what you get in the demo. So it doesn't give a full picture of what you can expect from the full game.

I didn't save any, but I'll start sharing to the thread.

Holy ****, that ending! No goaltending on an inbound pass. This fourth quarter was so good.

Paul George is about to get wrecked on social media.

The social media slander has been my favorite part of the playoffs. Top-quality tweets abound.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: What will Nintendo release in 2021?
« on: June 20, 2021, 12:59:49 PM »
Metroid happens, but only in trailer form.

Very happy/excited to be wrong here.

Movies & TV / Re: SPOILER ALERT: MCU Thread (Livin' La Vida Loki)
« on: June 20, 2021, 12:55:07 PM »
Finally watched the first two episodes.  I really liked the twist of gender-swapped Loki.  I knew they had to do something visual with the character (why else bother with the cloak when we know it's Loki) and all the visuals surrounding the explanation of variants showed visual alterations to them.

This does bring up some questions though.  There is one "Scared Timeline", so how do variants alter so much?  Like, how does Loki being out of time make him into a her?  And Mobius remarks "that's how it happens, that's how it always happens" as if the Scared Timeline occurs over and over.  This makes me think there are multiple timelines that just get steered back into the main one when they get branched off.  The show makes it seem like things get reset and the branching path never happens, but I'm not convinced that's always true.

I may also need to go back and revisit The Ancient One's time loop explanation she gave Professor Hulk in End Game.

Thanks for sharing!

Yeah, that's really bad luck if he's vaxxed up.  Hopefully, it means his infection won't last long.

So, is it assumed Chris Paul tested positive? The article only mentions that he's in the protocols.

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