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    Crackdown 3 - February 15th, 2019

    I'm sure the campaign will be a lot of fun, I'm avoiding most of the publicity but looking forward to it. I think it's a bit of a shame the Wrecking Zone mode has gone for the whole Tron/Halo 5 Breakout aesthetic, I presume it's to mask the lack of variety between different materials in the destruction, but in practice it doesn't look much different to what Red Faction Guerilla managed ten years ago. The unveil trailer really sold the weight difference between glass, metal and concrete, whereas now everything looks like glass.
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    The Kid Who Would Be King from Joe Cornish

    I heard this tested through the roof pre-release, but I just can’t fathom why they launched a film with such a specifically British slant in the US first. Surely it’s a no-brainer to release it in UK, get the word of mouth going and then roll it out to America with a bit of momentum behind it? It might not have been a hit either way but I’m currently seeing zero mainstream recognition that the film even exists.
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    Battlefield V

    The absolute worst thing they could do is bring back spotting. The game wasn’t built for it.
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    Avengers: Endgame (April 2019)

    If I recall correctly, there was some schadenfreude around London because those particular shots had been farmed out to an outsourcing company. Although if that is true they probably didnt have much of a choice, they already had almost every single big name VFX house working on it right up until the wire.
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    Avengers: Endgame (April 2019)

    I know people who were working on Infinity War until the week before it came out, it’s not uncommon.
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    Polar (Netflix Film) - Mads Mikkelsen

    Oh, it’s the Spun guy. I think that tells me all I need to know.
  7. It does my head in when people on the internet bang on about ‘the line’ as if it’s some mythical testament handed down from above, it’s such a load of film student bullshit. It’s incredibly useful as a rule of thumb but filmmakers cross the line all the time, it doesn’t necessarily mean a scene is incoherent. I say that as someone who does think Nolan is a bad action director.
  8. Yeah surely ‘the mystery’, such as is it, revolves around Bales character, and it’s entirely possible to piece that together whilst watching it. The clues are there. You can actually tell which brother he’s playing in each scene, it’s a great performance.
  9. It was regularly insinuated during the Brosnan era that the books were serious affairs, and that the mega goofy films were some sort of bastardisation of them. Imagine my surprise then when I read that Grant was actually some sort of Irish werewolf who killed women under a full moon in From Russia With Love, or how Bond bare-handedly fought a giant squid in Dr No. The books are absolutely barmy, and if anything went on that trajectory even faster than the films.
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    Metroid Prime 4

    Even a casual google shows that to be total nonsense. I can’t evidence of any single Fire Emblem game breaking a million in sales, whereas every single Metroid has, with Prime selling 2.78 on the GameCube alone.
  11. Yeah, ten years ago when he didn’t have a blank cheque to make whatever he wants. They were his studio films that earned him the freedom he has today. Why would he ever go back to that? Nobody who’s serious about their body of work is looking at the current cinema landscape and thinking that the most interesting thing they could do right now is yet another superhero take, and that includes the people currently making them. Should have phrased the original post *another.
  12. Regardless of what you think of his work, I do find it depressing that some people presume that Nolan, in his position as effectively the only A-list director working today repeatedly being offered a blank cheque to make whatever he wants, would ever dream of doing a fucking superhero movie. The only franchise film I could see him touching these days would potentially be a stand-alone Bond film, due to his vocal affection for the series and wholesale cribbing of various set-pieces.
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    Resident Evil 2 Remake - no spoilers pls

    As I mentioned in my post, the blacks aren’t universally at that level (in lit areas and when you go under shutters they’re actual black) so it’s deliberate insofar that it’s caused by the various filters they’ve chosen for each area.
  14. Bait all you want, The Prestige is brilliant.
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