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Off-Topic / Re: Politics
« Last post by Chiprocks1 on September 05, 2018, 01:48:14 pm »
I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration

This just dropped and is BLOWING UP right now. Everyone wants to know who it is and I have been going through a list of names I suspect. But the thing that tipped me off was that there was talk of initiating the 25th Amendment and I knew WHO the mystery writer is. It's Pence! It has to be. He's the one that benefits from this and by mentioning this, it just speeds up the process.
DVD's & Blu-rays / Re: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
« Last post by Neumatic on September 03, 2018, 12:27:04 pm »
It's a soft reboot/sequel.  Tim Matheson finds the old game from the end of the first movie, and it reconfigures itself into a video game.  The weird house they all stay in in the game was built by Robin Williams' character (the "Allan Parrish was here" graffiti), and when we see th elayout of the island, it matches the layout of the board game. 
DVD's & Blu-rays / Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
« Last post by Chiprocks1 on September 03, 2018, 11:50:32 am »
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
4 Stars out of 5


Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was a movie that honestly had no desire to see. Not because I heard bad things about it and whatnot, it just seemed like a movie that I wouldn't really get much out of. And then there was the fact that Kevin Hart was in it. It's not that I don't like him, it's just that pretty much every movie I have seen him in has been a disappointment. One thing I didn't know about JWTTJ is whether this was a remake, reboot or sequel to Robin Williams' Jumanji and having just watched the flick and barely remembering the first movie, I still don't know where this installment fits in. But you really don't need to know this at all to enjoy the movie, which I absolutely did. The core cast of  Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas made this flick hum along. And yes, even Kevin Hart was funny.

It's easy to label this as a modern day version of the Raiders of the Lost Ark formula. But it's got something else going on, something that I think makes me really like the movie a whole lot more and that's the fact that it takes a big chunk from of all things....The Breakfast Club. Yeah, you are probably thinking I'm full of sh*t. But it does owe a lot to TBC. You have a group of misfits that want nothing to do with each other being forces into detention and then through the course of the movie embracing who they are and bonding with the same people that have no desire to be associated with and ultimately changing for the better because of it. TBC. It has other influences like Big with regards to Body-Swapping as well. But yeah, at it's heart, Jumanji bleeds TBC. Cool story, fun adventure and the Epilogue is exactly what I wanted to see once they revert back to their kid selves. Definitely worth checking out.
« Last post by Chiprocks1 on September 02, 2018, 07:31:52 pm »

Whoever said this pedal sucks needs to clean out their ears. I wish I knew where my old Boss pedals were.
Music / Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
« Last post by Chiprocks1 on September 02, 2018, 06:10:00 pm »
The Late Malcolm Young Will Be On The New AC/DC Album

I already knew about Brian and Phil being back in the band (at least for recording), no work on Cliff though. But the news about Malcolm being included is awesome news.
DVD's & Blu-rays / Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
« Last post by Chiprocks1 on September 02, 2018, 07:49:43 am »
DVD's & Blu-rays / Justice League (2017)
« Last post by Chiprocks1 on September 02, 2018, 07:49:04 am »
Justice League (2017)
2 Stars out of 5


In a word, Justice League sucks. Sigh. As much as I wanted to like this, I didn't. No amount of trying to convince myself that what I'm watching is the best thing ever....or at least decent, my mind can not trick me. This movie was and is such a monumental letdown to say the least and here's the kicker, I knew it was going to be a let down. How? Why? Well, it starts at the top and that's Zack Snyder. With the exception of one movie of his (Watchman), he has turned out very mediocre films, especially those in the DCU. Yeah, Snyder can film "pretty" scenes, but when it comes to crafting a narrative, he has only one peer on his level: Michael Bay. If DC is really serious about turning their DCU films around, they absolutely have to get rid of Snyder. Like I said, it starts at the top and if they continue to allow him creative control of what happens in this universe, we are going to continue to have sh*tty movies being shoved down our throats.

There's just too many things with this movie....and all the other film DC films he is tied to to really comment on. Justice League's story is just a mind numbing cluster f*ck that is neither engaging or important enough to bother wasting your time with. He mishandles everyone from Batman to Superman to Aquaman and to a large extent Wonder Woman, a character thus far to have a superior movie to her name and the one that Snyder had nothing to do with. Go figure. How do you f*ck up The Flash here? I know that he is meant to be used for comedic relief, but Snyder makes him look beyond stupid and idiotic. If this is where they are taking the character, I for one have no desire to see the stand alone movie that's coming.

I should have seen where Justice League was going from the very first scene of the movie. The f*ck up of all f*ck ups: Henry Cavill's digitally "removed" mustache is beyond distracting. I heard about this debacle prior to watching the movie, but I never really believed at just how bad everyone made this out to be. Well, everything you have heard is absolutely TRUE. It is awful and what makes it stunning is just how bad the job is for a movie that has millions of dollars behind it. How does something this bad ever get signed off by those overseeing the Special FX. The "Special FX" is so bad, it literally makes Henry Cavill / Superman look like a CGI character from head to toe, in spite of only having the FX applied to his upper lip. Yeah, I can go on and on about everything else that is wrong about the movie and how the best thing the DCU can do is fire Snyder, but I've already wasted enough of my precious time. Skip this if you want a sound story. If all you want is eye candy (upper lip candy notwithstanding), then maybe you will enjoy this one.
Video Games / Spider-Man
« Last post by Chiprocks1 on September 01, 2018, 10:34:45 am »
Marvel's Spider-Man (PS4) Photo Mode Trailer - PAX West 2018

There are plenty of other trailers thus far for the forthcoming game, but this one in particular really peaked my interest in a game I already want. Photo Mode is very reminiscent of GTA V's Director Mode. Think of what you can do with this Mode, especially for artist. We are going to be able to create whatever Spidey pose we want in the game, background and all, use the in-game camera to set up your shots any way you can think of and then save that image. This is a BIG thing for artist like myself, especially with Spider-Man, looking for unique reference material to draw from.
Television / Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 3 - 2016)
« Last post by Neumatic on August 31, 2018, 07:15:13 pm »
The negative review of Cameron's "Pilgrim"  in Electronic Gaming Monthly, just posted to Twitter by Christopher Cantwelll.

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