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March 17th, 2021, 01:10
Originally Posted by JFarrell71 View Post
It's never been one of my more popular opinions. I have at least one friend who thinks it's Tarantino's best movie.
It's not an unusual opinion, its his most commercially unsuccessful movie, possibly aside from Deathproof, and it stayed quite low profile for many years. It's had a re-emergence in the past few years as people now have a large suite of Tarrantino stuff to argue about & Jackie Brown is one that is currently having a reverse backlash as people decry it's 'underrated' status etc.

I enjoyed watching it when it came out, but its one of his movies that I categorise into the once was all I needed box. Good film but not outstanding, no urgency to rewatch it ever, unless I ever feel like doing a completionist binge watch of all his stuff in date order kind of thing.

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March 17th, 2021, 01:33
Originally Posted by joxer View Post
I trusted you that Prey is a lot better than… Dunno now.
What I got was a sheer mediocrity, utter boredom and world designer's mushrooms obsession.
I forgot that you prefer games that look like this…

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March 17th, 2021, 03:15
How a game appears to me is roughly about ten percent of the draw, if that. The story, exploration and mechanics within the game, ahhh, now that's the stuff of which dreams are made!!~
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March 18th, 2021, 20:05
Watched "Stray" with the wife the other day, it was decent but not groundbreaking. If you like dogs, you'll probably like the documentary. It's about stray dogs in Turkey, interwoven with a story about homeless street youth from Syria and their relationship with the dogs. It was well-filmed and captured the essence of "urban dog life" really well, if you're into that kind of thing.

It was a fun watch but nothing I'm in a rush to see again. My wife thought it was sad where I just thought it was more an interesting look at how dogs adapt to a city setting when they're largely left alone by the populace and left to do their own thing. No animal cruelty or anything of that nature is shown; the most intense scenes in the film pretty much involve the difficulty of being a homeless street youth and the occasional fight between dogs that usually ends without serious injury.

Kind of a firm three out of five star experience.
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March 18th, 2021, 20:07
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
I forgot that you prefer games that look like this…

That is an adorable fur-thing. Anime has the best weird critters. They do "cute furry animal" really well. What is that… a cat? A rabbit? A ferret? A cat-fer-abit?
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March 18th, 2021, 20:28
Fur thing? Do you mean like mink or sable coats? Or am I missing something in the picture, I don't see any obvious furs displayed.
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March 18th, 2021, 22:21
Originally Posted by Carnifex View Post
Fur thing? Do you mean like mink or sable coats? Or am I missing something in the picture, I don't see any obvious furs displayed.
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March 18th, 2021, 23:50
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
I forgot that you prefer games that look like this‚€¶

Actually, no.
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March 19th, 2021, 03:28
I totally missed that, even with me spectacles I swear I'm half blind. =p
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April 1st, 2021, 11:17
I'm watching Godzilla vs Kong right now, and it's somehow even worse than the trailer made it look. An impressive feat indeed.
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April 1st, 2021, 14:44
Seriously?
Unless they get into a romantic relationship in the end, and they don't, I have no interest in the dead horse beating.

Not that I'm holding it much against you, I've watched some suspicious movies lately I wish I didn't.
One of these is The Kid Detective.
Look at that imdb score, wtf.
The first hour of that movie is halfboring drama, tries to be funny and fails every time, only the last half hour is decent.
Overrated mediocrity.

On the other hand, Dorm is close to masterpiece.
This material got tainted by outdated technology in a few scenes (so dark you see nothing).
It is marked as horror while it is not horror at all, it's of Guillermo Del Toro style where it's living and not dead you should be scared from.
With unbelievably talented cast and unique story, I can't praise it more.
And it has a lower score than Kid Detective? LOL
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April 1st, 2021, 14:53
I hope the Kid Detective wasn't spying on a college Dorm. That could ruin them for life
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April 1st, 2021, 14:55
I wanna see Kong vs Godzilla. Love monster movies. Hope to see more like Cloverfield too.
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April 1st, 2021, 15:08
Originally Posted by crpgnut View Post
I hope the Kid Detective wasn't spying on a college Dorm. That could ruin them for life
Not happening, good or bad, neither one of these is American Pie the xth and similar garbage unwatchable with IQ higher than 70.
Also, the dorm in my previous post is a boarding school for teenagers and kid detective is a man in 30s so that would make such setup plain wrong.

But if you want a movie with not dorm but drone spying (in this case a teenager uses a drone to see some boobs), it's Les Misťrables and I've turned it off after half an hour.
Again, thanks to imdb idiocy and high score I've expected a great thriller.
Instead I got style over substance critics only food and sheer boredom.
If there is something a thriller must never do, it's not to bore people to death.
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April 1st, 2021, 19:30
Originally Posted by crpgnut View Post
I wanna see Kong vs Godzilla. Love monster movies. Hope to see more like Cloverfield too.
I've been a huge fan of Godzilla since I was 5 years old. Don't pay to see G vs K though. It'll just piss you off. It's beyond stupid, and the couple of semi-decent fight scenes don't come close to making it worth suffering through.

There's apparently a new Cloverfield movie in the works. No details on the plot yet except that it won't be found-footage style.

https://collider.com/cloverfield-4-s…ton-jj-abrams/
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April 1st, 2021, 20:27
I've enjoyed Godzilla/Kaiju, Ultra-man, and many others since the mid sixties. I don't really care for what they've become over the past twenty years or so, when a film is named for a certain being I expect that lead to encompass at least half the movie, if not more. I don't want to see whiny brats running around instead.
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April 1st, 2021, 22:02
Godzilla screen time:

1 Godzilla Vs MechaGodzilla II 0:26:56
2 Godzilla 2000 0:22:28
3 Godzilla Vs Hedorah 0:20:33
4 Godzilla Vs Destroyah 0:20:09
5 Godzilla X Megaguirus 0:20:08
6 Godzilla Vs SpaceGodzilla 0:19:38
7 Return of Godzilla 0:18:54
8 Shin Godzilla 0:17:23
9 Godzilla Vs Biollante 0:16:49
10 GMK: Giant Monsters All Out Attack 0:16:40
11 Godzilla Vs Gigan 0:16:12
12 Godzilla Vs Mothra 0:15:16
13 Godzilla Final Wars 0:14:55
14 Godzilla Vs King Ghidorah 0:14:46
15 Ebirah, Horror of the Deep 0:13:01
16 Godzilla (1998) 0:12:58
17 Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. 0:12:52
18 Son of Godzilla 0:11:56
19 Godzilla X MechaGodzilla 0:11:48
20 Godzilla Vs Megalon 0:10:24
21 Mothra Vs Godzilla 0:10:24
22 Godzilla (2014) 0:09:56
23 Terror of MechaGodzilla 0:09:34
24 Godzilla Raids Again 0:09:32
25 King Kong Vs Godzilla 0:09:13
26 Gojira 0:08:44
27 Destroy All Monsters 0:08:29
28 All Monsters Attack 0:08:19
29 Ghidorah, the Three Headed Monster 0:07:55
30 Godzilla Vs MechaGodzilla 0:07:55
31 Invasion of the Astro Monster 0:05:43

Would have linked it but the site didn't register as secure, so just copy-pasted.
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April 2nd, 2021, 03:38
So, I watched Godzilla vs Kong tonight and I enjoyed it fairly well. Thought the wacko trio was a waste of screen time but otherwise it was fun. Since @JDR13 warned me, I just made an HBO Max account and watched it that way. I figure I'll watch a few GOT episodes to make up the cost. I never watched that program but heard all but the last season is pretty good.
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April 3rd, 2021, 00:59
I thought it was mostly awful, though some of the effects work was good. Just a pity they let a huge monkey write the script.
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April 3rd, 2021, 03:01
Judging from I've read here and heard from two mates, I doubt I'd care for the newest Kong/Godzilla flick. I'll save myself two hours.
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