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by Raxivace
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Lord_Lyndon's movie thread
Replies: 81
Views: 5042

Re: Lord_Lyndon's movie thread

Also, no one is going to accuse him of too much exposition for this one. Lol yeah. Whatever the faults the movie does have I appreciate that Nolan was trying to change his approach with this one. Stray Cat Rock: Delinquent Girl Boss (1970; Yasuharu Hasebe) First out of five films in Stray Cat Rock ...
by Raxivace
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 141
Views: 7250

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

Tusk is in a weird spot where I appreciate Kevin Smith trying to do something a little different than his typical comedy but man he is not good at body horror stories. A lot of the plot is just poorly put together too. I was only thinking of A24's horror movies earlier, but I like some of their dram...
by Raxivace
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 141
Views: 7250

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

Schindler's List always felt a bit exploitative to me- like it was designed in a way to make the horror of the Holocaust seem palatable or something. Maybe "exploitative" is the wrong word to describe that though because I think Spielberg and co. had the best of intentions but the movie do...
by Raxivace
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 is Coming on January 23rd, 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 26

Re: Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 is Coming on January 23rd, 2021

I had heard about it being on the app but never looked into it really since I own the blu-rays already lol.

I had to wait like four years for that 3.0 one to finally come out in America, no way am I watching some other version than that.
by Raxivace
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 is Coming on January 23rd, 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 26

Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 is Coming on January 23rd, 2021



I am unironically excited to get a terrible quality camrip of this movie in January/February. It was such a blast for 3.0 so many years ago and it will be a blast again in a few months.
by Raxivace
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 141
Views: 7250

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

Yeah Skin Game is easily one of Hitchcock's most forgettable movies. Another one of the weaker British talkies. I remember seeing Pink Panther years and years ago but I remember almost nothing about it. I don't really know the Pride and Prejudice story myself, but I downloaded an audiobook version o...
by Raxivace
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 193
Views: 8180

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

With SMB35, the game is only available for a limited time so not playing it really is a sacrifice. [laugh]
by Raxivace
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 193
Views: 8180

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

https://i.imgur.com/3KrZ57al.jpg ^What happened to Super Mario Bros. 5 through 34? Super Mario Bros. 35 (2020) - Similar to Tetris 99, this is SMB1 converted into a battle royale game. You and 34 other players platform through classic SMB1 levels, each on your own screen. As you kill enemies, they ...
by Raxivace
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)
Replies: 166
Views: 10485

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

138. Richard Jewell (2019, Dir. Clint Eastwood) - True story of Richard Jewell, man falsely accused of detonating bomb and how he's railroaded by the media and government. Mostly its just standard, solid Eastwood hero drama. Probably the most interesting thing to talk about with it is whether its in...
by Raxivace
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lol at the debate
Replies: 13
Views: 213

Re: Lol at the debate

If I was right about this I deserve a prize of some kind.
by Raxivace
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lol at the debate
Replies: 13
Views: 213

Re: Lol at the debate

I wondered if it was a lie too, but how would it benefit him? Like even if he was going for some scheme where he fakes having a cure right before the election, would Donald Trump really willingly give up camera time and rally appearances and such for a plan like that? Of course the galaxy-brain take...
by Raxivace
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lol at the debate
Replies: 13
Views: 213

Re: Lol at the debate

So uh Trump and Melania have covid.
by Raxivace
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 193
Views: 8180

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

Oh yeah one other thing about Cuphead is that it had maybe the best musical score in gaming for 2017. I really dug what it had going on there.
by Raxivace
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)
Replies: 166
Views: 10485

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

132. Written on the Wind (1956, Dir. Douglas Sirk) - Classic Sirk style of combining melodrama with social themes. Could anyone shoot Autumn colors in America better than Sirk? Because damn they're just gorgeous, like I've fallen into a catalogue for a clothing line of cozy sweaters of some kind. Th...
by Raxivace
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 193
Views: 8180

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

I was talking about the former. With video games more bits have allowed designers/programmers to simply do more rather than being forced into abstraction because of the technological limitations of the earlier systems. There may be some equivalents in film and animation, but often it's just differe...
by Raxivace
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lol at the debate
Replies: 13
Views: 213

Re: Lol at the debate

Today I learned there are systemic problems with racism and the police in America, and those systemic problems are just a few bad apple cops that need to be sorted out.
by Raxivace
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lol at the debate
Replies: 13
Views: 213

Lol at the debate

lol
by Raxivace
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 193
Views: 8180

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

I don't think CG animation is really a direct improvement over traditional cel/multiplane animation, it's just a different style all together. It's not a direct comparison to how the bits and other various technologies available to game programmers have increased over time to aid in the rendering o...
by Raxivace
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 193
Views: 8180

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

That all being said there's no way this could be worse than the MGS1 novelization.

Yes, there's an MGS1 novelization. Yes, its horrible.
by Raxivace
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 193
Views: 8180

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

It's not like animation technology has evolved leaps and bounds in the last 20+ years like video games have. I dunno that this is necessarily true- it's not like traditional animation cels and multiplane cameras and such that were used on Evangelion are really a thing much in animation anymore. Its...
by Raxivace
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 193
Views: 8180

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

It would be like remaking Eva without Anno, really. I just don’t think you can do better than emulating the creative eccentricities of the original with these kinds of cases, and even then the mere act of emulating them (Assuming they’re understood to begin with) means it’ll still likely feel like a...
by Raxivace
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 193
Views: 8180

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

I saw those rumors. I can’t even begin to care about an MGS1 remake without Kojima.

MGS1 has already been remade once anyways as The Twin Snakes. Doesn’t really feel necessary.
by Raxivace
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 193
Views: 8180

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

What I will say about Yoshi's Island on the other hand though is that its promotional video that I discovered on YouTube the other day sure is a thing.

by Raxivace
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 193
Views: 8180

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

Even with SMB2, a lot of its eccentricities from being reworked from Doki Doki Panic bled into main series enough that I'm not even sure I can say it isn't "a Mario game" really despite all of its other weirdness.
by Raxivace
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 193
Views: 8180

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

When you're finished I want you to copy/paste all of the text you've written on various Fate/X media onto a Word doc and report back on what the word count is. I think you've probably written enough on that series to fill a companion book! To have you of all people say I've written a lot about some...
by Raxivace
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 193
Views: 8180

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

Heh, yeah. Under very specific circumstances, the hammer bros that move around randomly on the map can turn into a gold ship; and if you get to that gold ship, it's like one of the end-of-world boss ships except it's filled everywhere with coins. https://www.mariowiki.com/Treasure_Ship" onclick="wi...
by Raxivace
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: The Upcoming Television Adaptation of Black Narcissus is Going to Be a Literal Crime Against Humanity and the Arts
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: The Upcoming Television Adaptation of Black Narcissus is Going to Be a Literal Crime Against Humanity and the Arts

^Even though its Powell going solo, there's Peeping Tom as well. I may have exaggerated my rage slightly. I'm just kind of baffled though that anyone was asking for an expansion of Black Narcissus of all movies. It's certainly an odd candidate for sure, though according to Wiki it's apparently based...
by Raxivace
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 193
Views: 8180

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

Did you 100% it? A few of the levels in the special world are quite tough; but of course nothing compared to various rom hacks and Celeste which takes inspiration from rom hacks. I did the special worlds at least, but with the caveat I that used the Switch save state features. If the Cuphead postin...
by Raxivace
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 193
Views: 8180

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

The last of these Type-Moon games for the time being, and a SNES classic. https://i.imgur.com/kCoYAuDm.jpg Fate/hollow ataraxia (2005) – This is a strange game- basically its the followup to Fate/stay night though I wouldn't call it a full blown sequel. It's a " fan disc " expansion of sor...
by Raxivace
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: The Upcoming Television Adaptation of Black Narcissus is Going to Be a Literal Crime Against Humanity and the Arts
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: The Upcoming Television Adaptation of Black Narcissus is Going to Be a Literal Crime Against Humanity and the Arts

I may have exaggerated my rage slightly. I'm just kind of baffled though that anyone was asking for an expansion of Black Narcissus of all movies.
by Raxivace
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 193
Views: 8180

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

With Spider-Man it's a bit easier because there aren't really builds, just abilities/gadgets to unlock as the game progresses and usually when you get a new one the game will present an opportunity to learn/use it, and then later on it will present a variety of enemies that challenge you to remembe...
by Raxivace
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 193
Views: 8180

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

That does remind me of a related issue in these kinds of games where three or four tools/abilities are so much better than any other choice that you wonder why a million other options exist. (Edit: Actually I guess that’s what you’re basically saying anyways (EDIT 2: Actually maybe not. In something...
by Raxivace
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: The Upcoming Television Adaptation of Black Narcissus is Going to Be a Literal Crime Against Humanity and the Arts
Replies: 9
Views: 164

The Upcoming Television Adaptation of Black Narcissus is Going to Be a Literal Crime Against Humanity and the Arts

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^1948. Bold. Striking. An actual fucking color palette. Still somewhat ominous.

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^2020. What the fuck is this muted horseshit?
by Raxivace
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 193
Views: 8180

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

BTW I see that the arcade games that Yakuza 0 has (Space Harrier, OutRun, Fantasy Zone, and Hang-On) were all also featured in Shenmue II. They were also directed by Shenmue director Yu Suzuki. Did you try any of these? I tried them in Shenmue II and while they look great I thought all four of them ...
by Raxivace
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 193
Views: 8180

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

^Great review. Despite what sounds like some hiccups, Yakuza 0 sounds like it will be extremely my jam, especially with that comment about its postmodern style. I do wonder if what you say about how even with owning a business its difficult to actually make money isn't actually the point or part of ...
by Raxivace
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Meta Discussion
Topic: We're back!
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: We're back!

Oh good, if 2020 claimed this place too I don’t know what I would have done.
by Raxivace
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bad just got worse
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Bad just got worse

Term limits on Supreme Court Justices is the argument I keep hearing get thrown about. I'm not sure what a reasonable limit would be though.
by Raxivace
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bad just got worse
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Bad just got worse

Lmao the argument that convinced me to begrudgingly vote for Obama in '12 and Hillary in '16 was the Supreme Court.

Lmao just lmao. So much for that.
by Raxivace
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bad just got worse
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Bad just got worse

For the love of god, why is Mitch McConnell still alive.
by Raxivace
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bad just got worse
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Bad just got worse

Fuck.
by Raxivace
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 193
Views: 8180

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

Lmao it just occurred to me I had a much easier time running Lost: Via Fucking Domus than I did once mega-popular game Fallout 3.
by Raxivace
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 193
Views: 8180

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

I think part of the reason consoles keep on too is that while if you're able to keep up to date with your PC you usually don't have problems with newer games, there are still weird areas where it can be a bigger pain in the ass to deal with than I think most people would want to spend the time on- s...
by Raxivace
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: So Netflix's Cuties is a Thing That Exists...
Replies: 13
Views: 334

Re: So Netflix's Cuties is a Thing That Exists...

It seeming out of character for you is why I felt the need to say something in the first place!

But yeah its pretty crazy stuff.
by Raxivace
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 193
Views: 8180

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

Yeah the videos bring up some interesting issues. I can't remember whether its the first video or the second, but its wild that the American release date of the original Super Mario Bros. of all games is just straight up lost information we don't have anymore. It makes me think about how kind of arb...
by Raxivace
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: So Netflix's Cuties is a Thing That Exists...
Replies: 13
Views: 334

Re: So Netflix's Cuties is a Thing That Exists...

Oh good. I would become legit sad if you were falling into that crowd. Like, full on Obi-Wan yelling "You were the chosen one!" to Anakin is the energy I would get. [sad] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh4-Qq0vP-s This is a video that goes into some of the issues with The Quartering, if y...
by Raxivace
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: So Netflix's Cuties is a Thing That Exists...
Replies: 13
Views: 334

Re: So Netflix's Cuties is a Thing That Exists...

The Quartering Reading your post again, this is the actual part that should be controversial and generate pages of response. Dude why are you watching The Quartering? The guy behind that channel is a disingenuous idiot who whines about how feminists and "The SJW's" (Though really what he'...
by Raxivace
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 193
Views: 8180

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

I think I'd at least like to play it after Cuphead since before I started Yakuza I was thinking of playing some MegaMans after that since I was in the mood for a side-scrolling shooter. Then they released Cuphead for PS4 and that was perfect timing. This reminds me, I saw a video yesterday from one...
by Raxivace
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 193
Views: 8180

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

I can't explain why, but something about Celeste's aesthetic just looks very immensely unappealing to me so I probably won't play it tbh.

Like some of that spritework I'm seeing on the Steam page has that "GBA shovelware from 2002" look.
by Raxivace
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 193
Views: 8180

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

Spring cleaning is a mess because I literally move everything out of every room, steam clean the carpets, mop/wax the floors, clean the walls, dust/vacuum everything, polish the wood, and then move everything back. Every room takes a solid day to do. You don't know how filthy a place is until you m...

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