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Video Games / Re: E3 2018
« Last post by boyinblack80 on August 27, 2018, 10:34:59 am »
sweet I popped it on.

should have something this week for you...been working through easier jams so I can focus on my own I've been doing that
and so far so's going to take a few months I think (hoping 3) to nail everything...but I am for sure seeing results from my work!

Video Games / Re: E3 2018
« Last post by Chiprocks1 on August 27, 2018, 10:22:00 am »
Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Reveal From CD PROJEKT Red

The Dev Team is streaming the current version of the game right now. Not sure if it's still in Alpha mode right now. It needs a lot of work as expected. This is interesting though.
DVD's & Blu-rays / Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
« Last post by Neumatic on August 26, 2018, 11:42:38 pm »

The Blue Lagoon (1980)

I know it sounds like a transparent lie, but I swear I was watching this for research because I had an idea that would be drawing reference from it.  Obviously this movie is famous for it's nudity so I don't need to say anything about it except of my GOD there was so much nudity.

I liked it... there was a lot of "and then" storytelling which kinda bugged me, it felt very disconnected and I guess you can get away with that in a "hot stranded couple go skinny dipping and hook up" movie, but it makes it hard to tell where you are in the story.

Right off the bat the move threw me for a loop because the first thing you see is this etching of a city street and it just looked like the opening to Cheers, the theme song started playing in my head.  And the opening titles and the stuff with the boat looked like Treasure Island, it looked like something from the 60s and this was 1980, and I have no idea if that was intentional or not.   Like, "hey, we're referencing these classic adventure yarns but doing our own thing with them."

I also gotta say, Richard (I know his name because Brooke Shields screams his name about a thousand times)... his voice, I don't know if it was the audio quality from the time period or whatever, but I kept making me think of Greg Brady.  He sounded like Christopher Daniel Barnes to me, I kept expecting him to start monologuing like Spider-Man (he was the voice of Spider-Man).

Oh, and there's one thing I couldn't help but notice: their sh*t holds up AMAZINGLY.  Like, they're learning about the stages of life through these opticon photos, right? They don't even YELLOW after al the years on that island under that sun.  Clothes too, when they wear the nice ones, no moth holes or nothing.  Kinda took me out a little bit.

I thought I had Return To The Blue Lagoon as well but I don't, I gotta get that.  And I might throw in The Sleeping Dictionary too for good measure (plus I saw another Emily Mortimer movie recently so I thought maybe I could do a fun little mash-up too).

Morgan (2016)

Luke Scott doing a sort of Ex Machina meets... 24, I suppose... remix?  Contained thriller, few sets, character actors (including a nice appearance by Paul Giamatti).  A decent watch, nothing that really surprised me.  Mild recommend, if you like this sort of genre.
Television / Re: Cobra Kai (Season 1 - 2018)
« Last post by Chiprocks1 on August 26, 2018, 08:20:50 pm »
Cobra Kai Season 1 Review

The way the guys from Collider gush about the series is exactly how I feel.
Television / Re: Cobra Kai (Season 1 - 2018)
« Last post by Chiprocks1 on August 26, 2018, 08:19:49 pm »
"Cobra Kai" Inner Circle with Ralph Macchio and William Zabka

Great interview.
DVD's & Blu-rays / Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
« Last post by Chiprocks1 on August 26, 2018, 07:12:45 pm »
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
4 Stars out of 5


I never been more entertained by a movie that ultimately p*sses me off than I did with Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. I didn't know anything about the story other than it was "Based on a True Story". I went into this with nothing else. Like I said, the movie was great for all it's idiosyncrasies and unique characters that make up the movie. All I knew was that  Frances McDormand was in this. So, it was a nice surprise to see the likes of Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes, Sandy Martin, Željko Ivanek and Peter Dinklage pop up in the movie. The two main characters that really carry the film belong to Frances and Sam...and to a lesser degree Woody. But it's these two characters that drive the story and move things forward. As a viewer, we are meant to feel and act a certain way toward Sam's character (very, very unlikable). But then a few kind woods from Woody can in fact change a person's life and give them a sense of direction moving forward. Now we have a redemption that I was truly on-board for. And then......that Ending. Ugh. Why? Why leave the viewer cheated like that? That is the stuff that really irks me. This isn't the first time this has happened. It's happened plenty of times before and everytime I feel like I want to beat the sh*t out of both the Director and Writer for this. I don't want it to be left to me to "think whatever you think the ending is....". It's lazy writing. With that said, the movie up till the ending is a fascinating watch. And I'm surprise that I can still give this movie 4 Stars given how it ends. Ugh, still can't get over the ending. Ugggggggggggggggggggggggggggggh!!!!

FYI, with Frances being in the movie, I absolutely, 100% thought this was going to be a Coen Brothers film based on the title of the movie because THAT is definitely a title they would use.
Television / Cobra Kai (Season 1 - 2018)
« Last post by Chiprocks1 on August 25, 2018, 08:16:43 pm »
Cobra Kai (Season 1 - 2018)
4 1/2 Stars out of 5


I really didn't know what to expect from Cobra Kai the series. Yeah, the handful of Trailers that dropped hyping this up did peak my interest giving that I'm a HUGE fan of the original film The Karate Kid. But with each successive movie in the franchise, it was less than the last previous film. So, what would this series actually be beyond seeing both Ralph Macchio and William Zabka returning to their most iconic roles? Just binged-watched the entire series the past few days and damn was I ever entertained! Wasn't expecting that at all.

I have to say right off the bat, I went into this thinking it was going to be "more of the same" with it focusing on Daniel LaRusso. Boy, was I ever wrong. This is about Johnny Lawrence and I felt like an idiot for not seeing the obvious road sign based on the name of the series: Cobra Kai. D'oh! So yeah, Johnny Lawrence is the A Story, Daniel LaRusso takes a back seat and is the B Story and the kids....students, they are the C Story for the entire series. Having Johnny as the focal point really makes this a series worth checking out. If you have any passing knowledge of The Karate Kid, he's the one that gets "kicked in the face" at the end. I really appreciate that the writers went down the road of exploring where he is currently at in his life, 34 years after the events of the movie.

It's an interesting parallel of how both Johnny and Daniel both head in different directions in life from this lone fight of theirs.....and how they basically take on the roles of their former Sensi's of Kreese and Mr. Miyagi. You don't have to have seen the movie to enjoy the series, but it does make the series a whole lot of fun as there is a lot of fan service, whether it be revisiting familiar iconic locations from the movie or scenes being re-imagined here. There is a healthy dose of flashbacks that are fleshed out throughout the series that use scenes from the Karate Kid movie. In the off-chance you haven't seen Cobra Kai yet, I will refrain from spoilers for the plot. Watching it unfold and play out is half the fun. So, you will just have to watch it and find out for yourself. And what about those cameos that pop up, especially in the final scene of the Season Finale? Now I'm really pumped for Season 2. BRING IT ON! F*ck yeah! I highly recommend checking this out. Personally, if they ever release this on DVD, I am definitely adding this to my personal Library.
Off-Topic / Re: Politics
« Last post by Chiprocks1 on August 25, 2018, 06:03:19 pm »
Watch Live: John McCain, military hero & prominent Republican: Dead at 81

Stunned. I wasn't expecting this. I thought he had a few months. Was not expecting him to pass 1 day after ending treatment. RIP

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