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by Gendo
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 129
Views: 4163

Re: 2020 stuff

Kaufman has a new one coming soon; looking forward to it.
by Gendo
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 101
Views: 3766

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

If I remember right I made a review of Vivarium that went kind of like this: Vivarium - this sucked ass. It was excessively boring and stupid. Literally nothing here to recommend at all. It wouldn't even have worked as a half-hour Twilight Zone episode. Twilight Zone episodes at least usually give ...
by Gendo
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 101
Views: 3766

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

80. Vivarium - Interesting. Hard to describe my own opinion on it; but I happened to come across a YouTube video that captured my opinion almost perfectly, so I'm going to just quote that instead: This one I feel like had a lot of intriguing concepts but didn't quite deliver on its promise. As a who...
by Gendo
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 101
Views: 3766

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

Last week you just said it "never did much for you", your opinion wasn't nearly as negative-sounding as now.
by Gendo
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 101
Views: 3766

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

79. Lawrence of Arabia - Loved it! Everyone talks about how great the cinematography is; but what I wasn't ready for was just how non-stop filled with amazing shots it was. Like a lot of movies with good cinematography have a handful of scenes that I notice as beautiful; this just seemed like consta...
by Gendo
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 101
Views: 3766

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

R30. Hero (1992) - The one with Dustin Hoffman, not Jet Li. A movie I remember liking a lot; hadn't seen it since I was a kid. It's still great! Hoffman really nails it. The anti-media message was lacking in substance though. The ending is excellent; I'd forgotten about it. R31. Office Space - Total...
by Gendo
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Birthday DA!
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Happy Birthday DA!

Woah; is he seriously that young? Don’t ask me why; I just thought of him as closer to my age (38).
by Gendo
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy birthday Chucklez!
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Happy birthday Chucklez!

This forum probably wouldn't exist without you! [cheers]
by Gendo
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 101
Views: 3766

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

76. Wonder - Really good; both funny and heartfelt throughout. All the child actors did great. Although a bit clichéd in the plot points; the charm of the characters overshadowed it. I also really appreciated the shifting perspectives to show the lives of different characters. 77. That Touch of Mink...
by Gendo
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: 13 Years Ago Today
Replies: 5
Views: 26

Re: 13 Years Ago Today

I didn’t realize you were into board games; or I just forgot. Dominion is my all-time favorite; I’m super active at the Dominion Strategy Forums. Hell, my registered collection of board games on BGG is up to 156, so I'm beyond being into board games! Amateur. https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/us...
by Gendo
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: 13 Years Ago Today
Replies: 5
Views: 26

Re: 13 Years Ago Today

Man I remember that collapse. I went to college in Minnesota so I had a lot of friends who lived right there.

I didn’t realize you were into board games; or I just forgot. Dominion is my all-time favorite; I’m super active at the Dominion Strategy Forums.
by Gendo
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 101
Views: 3766

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

R29. Whiplash - One of my favorite films from the last decade. Miles Teller is outstanding. It can be hard to watch because ultimately it's a movie about abuse. Great music throughout; and the themes of persistence stand out more than the themes of abuse. 75. 1917 - Good. The single-shot editing sty...
by Gendo
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Lord_Lyndon's movie thread
Replies: 73
Views: 2782

Re: Lord_Lyndon's movie thread

Lawrence of Arabia is coming up very soon for me. Maybe in about a week; basically the next time I have a chance to sit down for 4 hours. Hot Fuzz (2007; Edgar Wright) Fabulous film. I was expecting a murder mystery with a slight comedic touch for some reason, but this is more of an unabashedly post...
by Gendo
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 101
Views: 3766

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

R28. Ski Patrol - Some people might tell you that this isn't the greatest comedy ever. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life. Seriously though; maybe it's just nostalgia because I watched this multiple times as a kid, but I love this movie. It's a somewhat standard early 90s comedy; bu...
by Gendo
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 101
Views: 3766

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

73. Young and Innocent - It was fine I guess. Had some weird comedic elements that I didn't expect from Hitchcock. The thriller/mystery aspect didn't seem all that thrilling or mysterious. North by Northwest certainly did that much better. R27 - The Departed - Hadn't seen this since theaters. Great ...
by Gendo
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 101
Views: 3766

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

70. Bambi - Man that was dark. Everyone knows about Bambi's mom being killed; but I wasn't ready for the rest of it. Hardly the first time I've seen a kids movie with a "man is evil; nature is good" message, but still. The art/animation was more what I think of for that era Disney, compare...
by Gendo
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Birthday Gendo!
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Happy Birthday Gendo!

Thanks!
by Gendo
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 129
Views: 4163

Re: 2020 stuff

Also Deep Roy made the new one entertaining enough.
by Gendo
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 129
Views: 4163

Re: 2020 stuff

Eva Yojimbo wrote:
BruceSmith78 wrote: 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]


[laugh]
by Gendo
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Animal Crossing
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: Animal Crossing

There's an app that goes with it (I think it's a component of the general Switch Online app); which features voice chat. But you can only talk to people in the app while you are both on the same Island; so it better simulates actually going to visit someone. Separately; she had an actual Zoom meetin...
by Gendo
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Animal Crossing
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: Animal Crossing

The social aspect is huge. My wife has spent a lot more time talking to a bunch of friends over the past few weeks than she normally does.
by Gendo
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)
Replies: 162
Views: 6324

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

Have you not been watching movies lately, or are you just behind in writeups?
by Gendo
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 129
Views: 4163

Re: 2020 stuff

Really surprised that both of you dislike Primer; I'd have thought it was right in your wheelhouse.
by Gendo
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 101
Views: 3766

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

Mostly the FBI agent and his work. Maybe not so much left dangling as simply abruptly ended. In the first act, I was fascinated by that story; wanting to know more about what the FBI was doing there, etc. I guess you do find out pretty much everything you need to about it, but I was hoping that that...
by Gendo
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 101
Views: 3766

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

Thanks for all your responses, Eva! R25. Joy Ride - A movie I liked in college. It holds up. Definitely a "b movie", but it has good suspense. It helps that I didn't remember if certain characters lived or died. R26. Cellular - Even better than I remembered, and I've seen it a few times. I...
by Gendo
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 129
Views: 4163

Re: 2020 stuff

4 of my favorite time travel movies haven't been mentioned yet.

Primer, Predestination, Triangle, and Butterfly Effect.
by Gendo
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 129
Views: 4163

Re: 2020 stuff

BruceSmith78 wrote:Nobody likes Back to the Future III.

I liked Back to the Future III.



I thought I didn’t until I rewatched it as an adult, and found that in fact, I did like it. Still the worst of the 3, but not bad.
by Gendo
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 129
Views: 4163

Re: 2020 stuff

Derived Absurdity wrote:
Back to the Future 2 - I liked it somewhat more than the first one.


This guy gets it.
by Gendo
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 129
Views: 4163

Re: 2020 stuff

Back to the Future is great; but Back to the Future 2 is better. Fight me.
by Gendo
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Nintendo Switch
Replies: 81
Views: 6195

Re: Nintendo Switch

Since this is the Switch thread; I'll say that I've been playing Celeste the past week. It's great! Just a lot of fun platforming, with a good increasing difficulty. Also played through Mario + Rabbids. The battle system is a lot of fun; though it's missing a better world outside of the battles. We ...
by Gendo
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Nintendo Switch
Replies: 81
Views: 6195

Re: Nintendo Switch

Are all of these things actually just bugs though? How does a game that buggy get released onto something like the Switch?
by Gendo
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Nintendo Switch
Replies: 81
Views: 6195

Re: Nintendo Switch

I don't think I knew that The Island was Michael Bay. Also, what the heck is this game?
by Gendo
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 101
Views: 3766

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

65. All-American Co-Ed (1941) - Cute little musical. Nothing special; but had some moments that made me laugh. 66. Guns Akimbo - This was a lot of fun. Daniel Radcliffe with guns surgically attached to his hands; what's not to like? The pacing was pretty bad; it definitely felt rushed. Had some good...
by Gendo
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 101
Views: 3766

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

63. The Rescuers - Beautifully drawn. The backgrounds all looked like paintings. The animation as a whole has an interesting mix between classic early Disney and the Don Bluth trademark style. Some great music as well. The story and characters were very simple, but that was fine; it had just a charm...
by Gendo
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 101
Views: 3766

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

60. The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog - Clever. When it is first revealed that the lodger is innocent , I felt at first like it was just unfair that the film seemed to have gone out of its way to make you think that he was The Avenger , but then I realized that in fact it did no such thing; I as...
by Gendo
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy birthday Dragon!
Replies: 0
Views: 123

Happy birthday Dragon!

[cheers]

[birthday]
by Gendo
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Animal Crossing
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Animal Crossing

Why isn't there already a thread for this? Do any Switch owners here have this? My wife was interested in it and I wasn't really. Then a few days ago a mysterious package showed up in the mail with Animal Crossing inside. Turns out a friend of ours got drunk and bought it for my wife. So she's been ...
by Gendo
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 129
Views: 4163

Re: 2020 stuff

Yeah I'm pretty sure I used smoke dash in almost every battle.
by Gendo
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 101
Views: 3766

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

It helps that Day After Tomorrow feels pretty sincere for the most part, which honestly does make it feel pretty refreshing compared to most modern blockbusters. Helps that time has been fairly kind to its themes too even if not its special effects. Like Day After Tomorrow may not be an all time gr...
by Gendo
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 101
Views: 3766

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

59. Fighting with my Family - Pretty standard sports / underdog movie; but not bad. The true story of someone in the WWE whom I hadn't heard of. Dwayne Johnson was the best part of the movie, but Nick Frost was excellent as well. R22. The Day After Tomorrow - I just watched this because Ian Holm die...
by Gendo
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 129
Views: 4163

Re: 2020 stuff

Pretty sure the dragon boss was the one I spent the longest on. The thing is when I get stuck on a hard video game level, I just keep trying forever until I get it usually; I can stick it out trying to do the same thing for several hours straight. Which I did for at least a couple of the levels. DA ...
by Gendo
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: New game
Replies: 8
Views: 1026

Re: New game

BruceSmith78 wrote:Reported



[laugh]

[cheers]
by Gendo
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 101
Views: 3766

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

I haven't and I've been wanting to jut because Driver. It's on Prime so I might check it out soon if I can pull myself away from BOTW long enough.
by Gendo
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: New game
Replies: 8
Views: 1026

Re: New game

Man this was a good Superbowl.
by Gendo
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 101
Views: 3766

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

R20. A Cure for Wellness - I think the overall creepy atmosphere worked even better this time around, but the overall story was less effective. It actually reminds me of Ari Aster's films, though not quite as good as either of them. But it manages to give a similar feeling throughout, with the same ...
by Gendo
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Lord_Lyndon's movie thread
Replies: 73
Views: 2782

Re: Lord_Lyndon's movie thread

Wow he did a lot that I didn't know about... I only knew him as "the guy that did Logan". The ones I've seen: Kate & Leopold - Forgettable standard romcom dumb. Identity - Huge fan; seen multiple times. Walk the Line - Don't remember much about it; but I said it was "good" in...
by Gendo
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)
Replies: 162
Views: 6324

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

I enjoy Bad Boys 2 more, even though it's too long. I liked Enemy ok, but Prisoners was a far better 2013 Gyllenhaal film by Villeneuve.
by Gendo
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Zelda
Replies: 13
Views: 1814

Re: Zelda

Been replaying BOTW for the past month or so. Just randomly felt like it. It doesn't live up to the magic I felt when playing it for the first time, but that was inevitable when the best part about it was finding new things for the first time. But there's a lot I don't remember off-hand, so I'll fin...
by Gendo
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: White lives don't matter
Replies: 11
Views: 568

Re: White lives don't matter

I think you have to take the thread title in the context of being a response. So to continue the already stretched-thin analogy, it’s more like someone first interrupted your eulogy as noted by Bruce, and then you respond to that person in anger saying “how would like it if I came to your child's fu...

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