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by Raxivace
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 101
Views: 3768

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

Well it stands to reason that if I hated a movie it didn't do much for me. :P
by Raxivace
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 101
Views: 3768

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

Jimbo yells at me for this sometimes but I hated damn near everything about Lawrence of Arabia. Hard to imagine a more tedious four hours than all those bland dudes in the desert.
by Raxivace
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Lord_Lyndon's movie thread
Replies: 73
Views: 2793

Re: Lord_Lyndon's movie thread

If you plan on reading The Oresteia by Aeschylus, wait to see TTP until after you've read that, or just familiarize yourself with the House of Atreus mythology. Thanks for the writeup. I did pick up a copy of The Oresteia btw, and was planning on read it sometime after I finish the few Euripides pl...
by Raxivace
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 137
Views: 4009

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

So I finished the Fallout 3 DLCs. Generally speaking these are all kind of a mixed bag, though with a few high points across them. If I had to rank these DLC's overall, it would be Point Lookout > Operation: Anchorage > The Pitt > Broken Steel > Mothership Zeta. https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/M...
by Raxivace
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Birthday DA!
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Happy Birthday DA!

27...that's three to the third power.
by Raxivace
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Lord_Lyndon's movie thread
Replies: 73
Views: 2793

Re: Lord_Lyndon's movie thread

Is there a film you'd recommend starting Angelopoulous with? I've eyed his filmography a few times over the years (I think I've seen Jimbo recommend Ulysses' Gaze before) but I have yet to take the plunge into it.
by Raxivace
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 137
Views: 4009

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

I hope you get inspired by this game to become a real gangster, Jimbo.

Like you’re already a morally compromised gambler and drug user, you might as well fully commit and start running booze and women too.
by Raxivace
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 137
Views: 4009

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

Yakuza sounds magical.
by Raxivace
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 137
Views: 4009

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

I don't know if most new (at least popular) music is written FOR a young audience, but it's certainly marketed to them Fair distinction. I think what you're talking about still happens in film at least. Like isn't that part of why auteur theory was so controversial? The Cahiers kids championing peo...
by Raxivace
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 137
Views: 4009

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

Yeah that sounds pretty close to my experience with Uncharted 2. I will say that game tries to throw in some amount of depth for the Nathan Drake character where a villain chastises him for killing hundreds of people over the course of the game, but its not nearly as effective as something like MGS1...
by Raxivace
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 137
Views: 4009

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

Yeah, but you're not claiming to be a music fan so I wouldn't hold that against you. I do think it's odd that of all the arts, music seems most intricately tied to people's personalities and age. I'd be interested in knowing the science behind that and why it differs so much from film/TV/video game...
by Raxivace
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Lord_Lyndon's movie thread
Replies: 73
Views: 2793

Re: Lord_Lyndon's movie thread

Yeah I liked Wonder Woman. Honestly I thought Suicide Squad was fine too.

Lawrence of Arabia never did much for me though tbh. A rewatch may change my opinion, but at four hours in length its not one I'll go to again on just a whim.
by Raxivace
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)
Replies: 162
Views: 6328

Re: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)

Funny thing about watching stuff at that speed is that I go back to real life and it feels like everyone is talking/moving in slow-motion. I think my brain just permanently functions on a higher speed because even playing guitar my biggest mistakIte is that I would always be rushing things and maki...
by Raxivace
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 137
Views: 4009

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

I never played Uncharted 1, though your description seems to mostly match Uncharted 2 as well (Though it sort of has stealth). That game also had better puzzles than Last of Us though truthfully I wasn't crazy about them either.
by Raxivace
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)
Replies: 162
Views: 6328

Re: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)

I actually watch everything on YouTube at 1.5x-2x speed except for music...Really no reason to play on regular speed for most of the runtime. Mods, ban this filth. LOL, Reminds me of my dad's aversion to ever reading manuals. When I came along especially since he realized he could just always ask m...
by Raxivace
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 137
Views: 4009

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

so it's no slight on people that are able to do that and Tarantino is arguably the best. Yeah its incredibly difficult in its own right. Leone is maybe another example of someone who did it well, and he was a huge influence on Tarantino anyways. There's an even worse problem with music fans. At the...
by Raxivace
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 137
Views: 4009

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

Oh yeah one last thing to say about mods and Fallout 3 is that I flatout needed mods to get it to even run on my modern laptop, and even with stability mods it still crashed constantly and locked up constantly (To the point separate mods already exist to force-exit from the game when it gets frozen ...
by Raxivace
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 137
Views: 4009

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

https://i.imgur.com/TEM1ERJ.jpg Fallout 3 (2008) - So I had actually first tried this when it was fairly new, but it didn't click with me. It always kind of bothered me that I never at least finished it before, so seeing it cheap in a sale a few weeks ago I decided to pick it up and try it again. H...
by Raxivace
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Surprised I haven't seen anyone mention 'Search Party' here
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Surprised I haven't seen anyone mention 'Search Party' here

Hadn't heard of it before, but I generally like things that shift from comedy to a darker story like that, ESPECIALLY when the comedic first half foreshadows the second half in retrospect.
by Raxivace
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 101
Views: 3768

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

That big tracking shot in Young & Innocent though... That is, as I believe the kids on their skateboards and such say these days, "based".

I haven't seen Departed in a long time myself, but its not one of my favorite Scorsese movies.
by Raxivace
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Planning my first cruise
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Planning my first cruise

Christmas 2021? I hope to god that this covid stuff is settled by then.
by Raxivace
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 137
Views: 4009

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

Batman: Arkham Asylum - 6/10 (or; How a Game That Totally Ripped it Off Ten Years Later is Shockingly Much Better). Good review. While I haven't played this one, it does make me wonder just how much I'll like Spider-Man PS4 when I get around to it, because while I'll probably like it at least a bit...
by Raxivace
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 129
Views: 4167

Re: 2020 stuff

Uh speaking of Shane Carruth... (The bottom right hand of the picture).

Why on Earth would you intentionally tweet out something like that?
by Raxivace
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 137
Views: 4009

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

Of course, it is a valuable thing to educate one's self in that tradition, if for the same reason it's good to be educated about history. Both are invaluable at giving insights into the aspects of life and humanity that endure over time, as well as the aspects that change and evolve. Plus, there's ...
by Raxivace
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)
Replies: 162
Views: 6328

Re: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)

TBF, I also watched them on 1.5x-2x speed , so I spent significantly less than 800 hours watching it. https://i.giphy.com/media/WI3awMejoY396/giphy.gif Yeah, Alzheimer's is really rough when it gets bad. I've heard that these days it's extremely important to catch it early for modern meds to really...
by Raxivace
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 129
Views: 4167

Re: 2020 stuff

Who am I kidding? I suck at parrying. Might as well offer my back to you now. :( I never bothered learning to parry because tbh it just seemed like it would make that game too easy. It's not like you really need to do it anyways to just destroy dudes. VN? Video novel? Or something else? Still sound...
by Raxivace
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Birthday Gendo!
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Happy Birthday Gendo!

[birthday]
by Raxivace
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 129
Views: 4167

Re: 2020 stuff

Have either of you ever seen The Good Place? It has time warps and time reversals and shit that sound somewhat similar to Endless Eight. The first episode of the second season IIRC just flat-out erases all the events of the entire first season completely and throws the entire premise of it in the t...
by Raxivace
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)
Replies: 162
Views: 6328

Re: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)

Sight & Sound recently did a list of 50 "key" anime films . It's got a lot of picks you would expect (Ghibli, Satoshi Kon, Akira etc.), though I was pleasantly surprised to see Belladonna of Sadness there too, and while I liked Promare its perhaps a bit too recent of a pick for a list...
by Raxivace
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 137
Views: 4009

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

Yeah, there's indeed a "detective vision" mode in the game that you use to find/follow clues. You can also use it to basically see where baddies are during stealth sections. Ah okay, that explains "Witcher vision" jokes and such then. That's a good point too about Contempt fores...
by Raxivace
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)
Replies: 162
Views: 6328

Re: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)

I remember liking She's Gotta Have It, but it does pale a bit if you watch it right after DTRT like I did. I still think it's a solid 7-8/10, though. Something about it always reminded me of Scorsese's Who's That Knocking at My Door, in being these very exuberant works by young directors before the...
by Raxivace
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)
Replies: 162
Views: 6328

Re: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)

You're talking to a guy that started this year by watching nearly 800 hours of a table-top RPG streaming show. ;) Hmmm, there's about 600 hours of Survivor right now with about 30 extra hours added in non-Coronavirus years. That does add up eventually but I dunno how much them tabletoppers produce ...
by Raxivace
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 129
Views: 4167

Re: 2020 stuff

I was only objecting to the notion that he was a Randian figure for wanting a car/truck, but no doubt that his actions gave his family a higher economic standard. If anything, it's more like BTTF2 was commenting on itself by making BTTF1's ending look like what he did was necessarily a positive thi...
by Raxivace
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 129
Views: 4167

Re: 2020 stuff

I’m way out of my league in film discussions around here. Nah. Just watch movies and tell us what you think. No need to get all pretentious in reading/analyzing them like Rax. [blah] https://i.imgur.com/1n5Roew.gif I'll remember this, Jimbo. I'll remember this. One day you'll wake up with a knife f...
by Raxivace
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)
Replies: 162
Views: 6328

Re: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)

Gendo wrote:And here I thought I’d caught up to you!
Even if you did I'm sure Lyndon is still well ahead of me!
by Raxivace
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)
Replies: 162
Views: 6328

Re: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)

91. She’s Gotta Have It (1986, Dir. Spike Lee) – Spike’s debut feature film. This one didn’t land for me super well though- the central character Nola to be all that interesting and wasn’t entirely sure just what about her made so many men as devoted to her as they were. Still, it’s interesting to s...
by Raxivace
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Animal Crossing
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: Animal Crossing

What is even Animal Crossing. I see so many people lauding it but...I've never seen them explain the appeal. Its a lifesim game where you live in a village of cute animals and work to pay off your debts to a soulless raccoon. Its meant to be relaxing and low stress. You go fishing, decorate your ho...
by Raxivace
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)
Replies: 162
Views: 6328

Re: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)

Gendo wrote:Have you not been watching movies lately, or are you just behind in writeups?
Mostly just behind. Hopefully I'll be caught up by tonight or tomorrow.
by Raxivace
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 137
Views: 4009

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

Meanwhile, in Fate/Grand Order's most recent event... https://i.imgur.com/ndR4zd4l.png This game continues to deal with DEEP thematic ideas like "What if Charles Babbage was a steam powered robot?" and "If Charles Babbage was a robot, could we turn him into a car or something?". ...
by Raxivace
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 129
Views: 4167

Re: 2020 stuff

It's been a long time since I've seen either, but I thought Edge of Tomorrow had basically the exact same premise as Groundhog Day. Edge of Tomorrow just gives it a sci-fi explanation, while Groundhog Day gives no explanation. But they each go back in time a bunch, so I think they're time travel. W...
by Raxivace
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 129
Views: 4167

Re: 2020 stuff

Two good time travel films that haven't been mentioned are Edge of Tomorrow and Looper. Neither are masterpieces, but still solid, excellent films. I really liked both of these. Edge of Tomorrow is maybe the only good live action manga adaptation that Hollywood has ever done. Time travel and time l...
by Raxivace
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 129
Views: 4167

Re: 2020 stuff

I get the satirizing of Reaganite values in general, but I guess I just don't think a teenager wanting a car is indicative of those values. Kids want cars because they want freedom from their parents, not because they want lower taxes and an unrestricted free market so that they can become a John G...
by Raxivace
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)
Replies: 162
Views: 6328

Re: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)

Interesting stuff. Makes me wish I'd watched it more growing up. I remember when the first season was a big deal, and I think I caught an episode or two but that was back before I had a DVR so if I wanted to watch a show weekly I had to program the VCR, which was a PITA. I think its a very engaging...
by Raxivace
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 137
Views: 4009

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."



I do like this video about Sekiro though which might as well be about Dark Souls.
by Raxivace
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 101
Views: 3768

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

What plot threads didn't go anywhere in El Royale? That's an underrated movie IMO but I don't remember any dangling threads really.
by Raxivace
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 129
Views: 4167

Re: 2020 stuff

I like Triangle well enough but thought Primer and Predestination were both absolutely terrible. Never saw Butterfly Effect.
by Raxivace
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 129
Views: 4167

Re: 2020 stuff

I like 12 Monkeys but I kind of wish Gilliam had played up his own weird style with it more, especially when you compare it to how stylistically unique La Jetee is, to the point that that's probably the single greatest PowerPoint presentation ever made. I was semi-joking about not remembering the pl...
by Raxivace
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 137
Views: 4009

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

The biggest highlight so far is just how much the game was influenced by Batman: The Animated Series, right down to having most of the original VA's including Mark Hamill's scene-stealing Joker. The one thing I'll say about this is that it blew my mind about a decade or so ago when I first learned ...

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