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  1. Mystacon

    A critical take on the Nintendo Switch

    The Switch is portable.
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    The Last of Us Part 2

    I agree with you that it’s one of the greatest video games ever made (only second to Dark Souls for me), but I don’t think that means it should therefore be beyond criticism. It’d be a bit dull around here if we could only say positive things about a game!
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    Hereditary

    Fair enough, it came across more like you were stating it as a fact though. Like I say, I feel like I’ve been seeing this a lot recently, I think we should be able to recognise something as a ‘scary’ movie, even if we don’t personally find it scary ourselves.
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    Hereditary

    Sorry, woke up with a hangover so not in the best of moods. I just feel like I’ve been reading this a lot recently, happened a lot with the IT remake, and it comes across as very ‘I’m well ‘ard, me. That’s not horror, because I didn’t find it scary at all’. Surely ‘scariness’ is the result of atmosphere, tension, dread, weirdness and implied horrors, it doesn’t live alongside them, does it?
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    Good new horror films

    Excellent choices. I particularly love It Follows. Lake Mungo is another good effort!
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    Hereditary

    Fucking hell, my hero. What is up with with people proclaiming that certain horror films ‘aren’t scary’ as if it’s fact? Is it just bravado? Maybe you didn’t personally find them scary, but plenty of people did. Also, The Thing, ‘isn’t remotely scary’? Ha. Do you guys want an award or something? As for Hereditary, I thought it was ok. I thought the first 45 minutes were great but then it just started borrowing too much from other movies and I found it to be a bit of a let down. Probably didn’t help that my expectations were pretty high going into it. Will give it another watch at some point.
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    Atmospheric ghost stories

    I’m also a big fan of this stuff and am always on the lookout for anything I may have missed. Have you seen Lake Mungo?
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    Destiny 2

    The bit that made me laugh in that vidoc was when the game director was talking about the new area and described it as ‘a barren landscape, with tumbleweeds rolling past’. Wow. That sounds fun.
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    Father Ted

    I think the real master stroke here is getting Neil Hannon back, it’s the main reason I can see this succeeding. His style is incredibly well suited to a musical, he should absolutely nail this.
  10. Was a pleasant surprise to see the game came with a copy of Heavy Rain. Finished Detroit last night and really enjoyed it (couple of questionably bad bits aside) so I think I’ll dive back in to Heavy Rain now. I remember playing it when it first came out, really enjoying it and then my save got corrupted near the end.
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    SOLO: A Star Wars Story

    This happened to me when I went to see Ininity War the other week. I even remarked to my mate during the film that the contrast was terrible. Obviously a thing then.
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    SOLO: A Star Wars Story

    There’s a good reason for that, and that’s that he isn’t yet the Han we know and love. I saw someone on YouTube complaining that he wasn’t moody and jaded enough like we know him to be. But the thing is, characters are built and shaped over time by the things that happen to him. Plenty happened in this film to get him on the road to being the Han from the original trilogy, but he’s got a way to go yet.
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    SOLO: A Star Wars Story

    Well I guess we’ll just have to disagree on that then. I do however agree that it’s a hamburger, but then I like hamburgers. If I want Kobe steak and whiskey I’ll watch 2001 or Blade Runner 2049. And to your point about stripping away the Star Wars wrapping? Erm, yeah, I imagine most Star Wars films wouldn’t stand up that well if you did that.
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    SOLO: A Star Wars Story

    Must be quite polarising then, as the few people that I know that have been to see it, all loved it.
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    SOLO: A Star Wars Story

    I keep seeing people say this movie is pointless and unnecessary. Would anyone care to explain this a bit further? As far as I can tell, it exists in order to give the audience a glimpse into the past of one of the most popular screen characters ever, and it’s obvious that’s what it’s going to do, even without watching a trailer. The very reason for it being is to dish out nods and winks, and give you 2 hours of fan service. If the idea of that doesn’t float your boat (ie - you think it’s a pointless reason for a film) that’s cool, but surely you wouldn’t go and see it, would you? I’m not saying it’s without fault, but considering the uphill struggle it was always going to have, even before they’d filmed a single scene, I’d say it’s nothing short of triumphant.
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