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Knives Out

This was a pretty fun movie, although it was a fairly open-and-shut experience, in the sense that it didn't really leave a huge impression on me. It's nominated for best original screenplay, making it somewhat of a priority for me, and I can't say that it didn't deliver in that specific area. The plot and storytelling were about as good as you'd expect a modern day whodunit to be, with a couple of absurdities that help prevent it from becoming too dry or overbearingly serious. The main character, for example, has this amusing tendency to vomit whenever she lies, which is an obstacle that informs a good deal of her decisions throughout the movie, which is pretty fun. I almost feel like they could've done a bit more with that, but the movie does have other problems.

I have this pet peeve—unless it's very subtle, it always makes me cringe whenever writers can't resist putting topical dialogue in their stories. Whenever two young people of opposing political affiliation are present onscreen, you'll often hear them call each other things like "liberal snowflake" or "alt-right troll." Chris Evans even shows up, and one of the first things to come out of his mouth is the term "SJW" just to let you know that HE'S AN ASSHOLE in the most patronizingly unsubtle way possible. Does Rian Johnson think these terms are thrown around casually outside of the Internet? There's even a part where some of the characters start arguing about the immigrant detention camps, and it has nothing to do with the rest of the story. It's just a random distraction that not only dates the movie, but takes me right out of it.

Stuff like that bugs me, but it didn't affect my enjoyment too much overall. It's just that it's already a movie about a Hispanic girl getting one over a family of wealthy old white people, so the fact that the dialogue is so heavy-handed just feels like Rian Johnson's trying to physically beat me over the head with his point when I'm just trying to enjoy a fun mystery.

7/10

I felt the same way. I feel that all of the heavyhanded political dialogue is going to cause the film to age rather poorly. That said, I did enjoy the film as a whole.

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The Flood / Re: The Mandalorian
« on: January 16, 2020, 11:42:01 AM »
bruh when black tarkin popped up i was like bro i know i fucking know this dude from something

when it clicked its the guy who played gus fring i felt like such a dumbass - literally just started season 3 of breaking bad last week

Moff Gideon looked so stylish

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The Flood / Re: I started watching the Mobile Suit Gundam series
« on: January 16, 2020, 12:12:53 AM »
I finished building the Zaku II FZ. It was pretty fun, but I slightly fucked up when applying the sticker to the mono-eye. It's very slightly positioned to far to one side and there's a tiny tear. Not too noticeable though. I really wish the mono-eye component was flat rather than rounded, if it was this might have been avoided.

I also picked up the recent HG Char's Zaku II from the Origin OVA series, and a set of panel line markers.

Zakus are meh tbh, especially the RE/100, the proportions of it are all fucked, and snoots in general are a lame design. Kämpfer and Hygogg are where it's at doe.

Eh it doesn't bother me too bad.
Those are pretty cool mechs too.

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The Flood / Re: I started watching the Mobile Suit Gundam series
« on: January 14, 2020, 02:07:32 PM »
Relevant



ramba ral? idk if he was super effective but he was a good dude at least

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(rather than on your phone or something)
never ever

YouTube

but yeah i'm interested in The Lighthouse, didn't actually know it was a horror movie though

I say horror, but that isn't a 100% accurate description, just the genre it fits into most neatly. The horror elements are in the form of the tension and anxiety that pervade the film's atmosphere. There's no jump scares or gore intended to shock.

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The Flood / I started watching the Mobile Suit Gundam series
« on: January 14, 2020, 08:55:04 AM »
I'm not really into mecha, but I started watching the Mobile Suit Gundam (Universal Century) series with a friend recently, and have found it surprisingly enjoyable. The story and characters of the various series have been enough to overcome my general lack of interest in mecha.

So far I've watched:

  • Mobile Suit Gundam
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: War in The Pocket (my favorite thus far)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: 08th MS Team
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Thunderbolt (season 1)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin

I've recently started watching Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam as well.

I'm impressed that the series partly responsible for popularizing people fighting  wars with giant robot suits has such strong anti-war themes. War in The Pocket was especially poignant. I enjoyed it enough to buy a model of the Zaku-II FZ featured in this series, I'll post pictures when I'm done building it. The Zaku and a couple other Zeon mobile suits are really the only ones that I find visually interesting enough to consider buying as models. I want to get Char's Zaku-II and maybe a couple other variants in the future.

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1917 was really good. I didn't know about the talent behind it until the credits and I should've known Roger Deakins was involved given how gorgeous it was. Definitely a movie you want to see in the theater.

I really enjoyed The Lighthouse. I'm not a horror guy, usually, but this film is intelligent, well made, and more "horrific" in nature than the majority of horror imo. Pattinson and Dafoe are amazing. It's definitely a movie you want to watch in theater-like conditions (rather than on your phone or something) as presentation is a big part of this movie.

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Gaming / Re: Pokémon Sword & Shield - GOTTA CATCH... some of 'em
« on: January 05, 2020, 01:35:35 PM »
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE

Spoiler
Spoiler

Both found on the same day. What is HAPPENING

Oh fuck nice

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The Flood / Re: Are you my mommy?
« on: January 03, 2020, 03:02:29 AM »
fuck is this even from

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The Flood / Re: Nearly 4 months left of the 2010s my bro's
« on: December 31, 2019, 02:25:06 AM »
Favourite meme of the decade?

baneposting

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The Flood / Re: real posting hours
« on: December 30, 2019, 01:36:56 AM »
Napalm kicked me for having a different opinion. So much for judged not

You were ranting about politics in a star wars discord server and it was bumming everyone out; I had received several complaints. I should have been more clear that I don't want people talking about that stuff, but I'm pretty sure I had asked you not to in the past.

That isn't even touching on what those political statements were.
what were they lmao
He talked about how he hated Finn partly because he was black, he talked about how women were inherently inferior, etc.

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The Flood / Re: Nearly 4 months left of the 2010s my bro's
« on: December 28, 2019, 08:33:42 PM »

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The Flood / Re: real posting hours
« on: December 28, 2019, 08:30:18 PM »
Napalm kicked me for having a different opinion. So much for judged not

You were ranting about politics in a star wars discord server and it was bumming everyone out; I had received several complaints. I should have been more clear that I don't want people talking about that stuff, but I'm pretty sure I had asked you not to in the past.

That isn't even touching on what those political statements were.

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The Flood / Re: Nearly 4 months left of the 2010s my bro's
« on: December 28, 2019, 06:01:44 PM »
Blade Runner 2049 might be my favorite film tbh.

Album: Bowie's Blackstar I suppose

TV show: I never watched GoT personally. This one is hard to decide upon.

Game: Difficult to decide. I think New Vegas?

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The Flood / Re: Disney's 'Star Wars': The Rise of Skywalker
« on: December 28, 2019, 05:53:46 PM »
Nobody tell him.

Netflix

Oh yeah.... Fucking Disney+

Welp, forget seeing it then.

https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/8/16115254/disney-launching-streaming-service-ending-netflix-deal

The mouse is evil man.

I'm no fan of Disney but I don't really see how them launching their own service is what makes them evil; they certainly have the library to justify it.

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The Flood / Re: I'll be at Raw on Monday night
« on: December 27, 2019, 05:46:56 PM »
I didn't have time to make the sign, but you can see me standing up in the background here towards the left-center during this match at 0:42 trying to start a "one more time!" chant:
YouTube


Well this explains everything now. You're a fucking neckbeard.
You've been living in the past for so long I'd thought you'd never grow the balls to say shit

I'm in the present now motherfucker. If you didn't go Raw on those two ladies after paying for those tickets to see that shit, you're an even bigger neckbeard for that.

Not going anywhere this time cunt. Consider me as digital cancer on this site cock sucker.

why do you default to this tough guy bs. It's not cool.

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The Flood / Re: Merry 2019 Christmas everyone!
« on: December 27, 2019, 02:36:22 AM »
Knives Out was enjoyable

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The Flood / Re: Disney's 'Star Wars': The Rise of Skywalker
« on: December 27, 2019, 02:31:05 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdwPVxotGBE

in chris stuckmann's review, he says "it felt like a cartoon"

DING DING DING DING DING DING DING

THAT'S WHAT STAR WARS IS EVERYBODY

THAT'S THE SECRET TO UNDERSTANDING THE ENTIRE FUCKING FRANCHISE

I know and sort of agree with what you're getting at, but I don't think cartoon is the right word. I think "campy" is a better term. Star Wars is very cliche and campy but I think when it is done well, it can be endearing and fun.

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The Flood / Re: Disney's 'Star Wars': The Rise of Skywalker
« on: December 27, 2019, 02:26:35 AM »
I only liked the Genndy Star Wars. Is The Mandalorian worth getting into?
I enjoy it.

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The Flood / Re: Merry 2019 Christmas everyone!
« on: December 26, 2019, 02:24:26 PM »
My haul:
- Link's Awakening for Switch
- a set of glass screen protectors for the Switch
- a 128 gb micro sd card for my switch
- a box of Chaos Terminators
- two very nice blankets
- a nice sweater
- a coffee table book about the First World War
- some gift cards, a couple of which were do AMC so I'm taking my brother and mom to Knives Out tonight
- a set of pajamas, size large (I'm a small after losing 50 pounds over the course of the last year and a half, but I appreciate the thought)

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The Flood / Re: I'm at a mental hospital right now
« on: December 21, 2019, 11:35:07 PM »
Wait, are you visiting one or are you checked in?
If it's the former, I hope whoever you are visiting improves. If it's the latter, I hope things get better.


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The Flood / Re: Disney's 'Star Wars': The Rise of Skywalker
« on: December 20, 2019, 05:26:08 PM »
gotta say i'm not looking forward to another year or two of star wars fans being melodramatic just because a film they didn't like came out

star wars is ruined, just like it was in 2017, 2015, 2005, 2002, 1999, 1983, and 1980

it's just a bit tiresome

I think this film has some absolutely horrendous plot points though, some of which actually sabotage the PT/OT's story.

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Gaming / Re: Pokémon Sword & Shield - GOTTA CATCH... some of 'em
« on: December 11, 2019, 12:23:08 PM »
getting tired of one-shotting so many opponents

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Gaming / Re: Halo Mega Thread
« on: December 11, 2019, 12:47:47 AM »
Any of you boys want to play sometime soon?

Also, how the fuck do you communicate? The situation has rarely presented itself, but anytime any chatter goes on I can't hear anyone and don't know what the push to talk is.

I'm up for it. Xbox gt is the same as my username. I'll be on this Wednesday (today) and Friday.

Edit: oh wait nevermind you meant PC.

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The Flood / Re: What did you buy for Black Friday
« on: December 04, 2019, 12:54:51 PM »
I was working the whole time, from 5pm Thanksgiving day to 5am the next day.

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i'm not ignoring this post, but i'll have to respond later

This is kinda out of nowhere, but I'd like to apologise for being a prick towards you in the past, Verb. I shouldn't have been antagonistic towards you. Your demeanor rubbed me the wrong way and I disagreed with many of your opinions, but again, I shouldn't have been rude or antagonistic like I was at times. I've mellowed out over the past two or so years, and I regret being combative like I was.

You've helped keep this site alive. I think you're a pretty good dude, and at the end of the day I'm glad you're here and that I've had the opportunity to talk to you.

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I still think you're weird

Accept my switch friend request

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The Flood / Re: unpopular opinions
« on: December 01, 2019, 05:42:51 AM »
people like rogue one?

It takes place before A New Hope so Redditors have some contractual obligation to masturbate to it.

I think as a film it's not good, but as someone who likes star wars as a setting I like it for the stuff it added to the universe.

Aesthetically, it's on-fucking-point.

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The Flood / Re: The Mandalorian
« on: November 22, 2019, 09:19:23 PM »
God this show is so fucking Kino. I hope we see more of HeavyInfantrydalorian.

Apparently his name is Paz Visla. Which is fitting, because he's voiced by Favreau, as was Pre Visla from TCW.

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