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    Favourite acting performance of all time

    It's not far off !
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    Favourite acting performance of all time

    What if in Tully she's an embittered sociopathic alcoholic 40 + adolescent who has children but hates them ?
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    Favourite acting performance of all time

    You should watch Tully if you haven't already !
  4. Yeah I loved that line as well. Actually i wrote a post after that episode and mentioned that in it, but didn't finish it to put it up. season 2 all watched now. Major spoilers, no one be tempted.
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    Joker origin film - Joaquin Phoenix Confirmed

    He's not recognizable in the makeup, i didn't think Heath was either. I think Joaquin is the most talented actor alive and will transform with ease. He was staggering in The Master. Paul Thomas Anderson didn't write an awful lot of the damaged quality Joaquin brought to that character, like how he just stands and walks. I liked War Dogs more than most people, but it kind of showed the ceiling Todd Phillips will hit as a director with what most people who have read the book reckon is a far more incredible story than what he brought to the screen. I think Lord of War is better and the outstanding opening scene is the kind of thing Phillips seems incapable of coming up with. He really lacks imagination and flair but seems to get the basics mostly right. War Dogs isn't spectacular but solid and the performances and central relationship was engaging enough for me to care until the end. This Joker film being solid but unremarkable with incredible lead performance is fine for me ! The early footage of Heath as the Joker was one of the most exciting things. I didn't know De Caprio was connected to the role, just heard that. Almost would prefer to see that, even if Joaquin is better suited, as we've seen Phoenix play damaged before, but with De Caprio we haven't really. Vicious as Calvin Candie but not in the same way as the Joker. I can't imagine how he'd do it. There's nothing on imdb, who does De Niro play? Checking De Caprio's imdb, he has an upcoming film about Roosevelt. Really ? After J. Edgar and The Aviator ? Also, he has Killers of the Flower Moon, Members of the Osage tribe in the United States are murdered under mysterious circumstances in the 1920s sparking a major F.B.I. investigation involving J. Edgar Hoover. Both Roosevelt and Killers of the Flower Moon as Scorsese directed though. J. Edgar was intolerably dull. No one gives a shit about American political history centering on powerful individuals and their games.
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    Aphex Twin

    I find it hard to believe Warp would go to all that expense and effort to promote a new aphex twin ep*. It's good, but so brief. I should stop re listening to it because its freshness is wearing off. *some live dates too, but that isn't unprecedented. He always brings out eps and does some live shows, why make such a big deal this time? I guess the amount of output doesn't matter as much as just keeping the aphex twin legend alive. It's funny though that rdj does the least amount of effort for this. Rdj is one of the most privileged people to ever live. Mozart had to teach students to get by.
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    What musical hill are you prepared to die on?

    I don't understand the opening post question. What are you asking ?
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    Biggest discrepancy in gaming - your opinion Vs everyone

    I don't think games 'age'. I think everything is as playable now as it was then. Your expectations might have changed, altered by what you play now. Even for something like Resident Evil 4, if every game you play allows you to run and shoot and then you return to that you might not adjust and just declare it's 'aged'. For sure, a large portion of the appeal of Resi4 was its atmospheric graphics and level of immersion, but it played brilliantly. I kind of resent the suggestion games become superceded. The phrase 'by modern standards' for instance. We have a reductive view of games. Something like Tomb Raider isn't ruined by its harsh angular polygons. I'm not disappointed it no longer looks as real as i remember, or horrendous compared to modern graphics. I find it fresh. Obviously it was a nightmare to control then and still awkward now. When technology becomes so easy and large portions of games use procedurally generated elements to them (if there can ever be a streamlining of the process to build the worlds it can take a team of 1000 five years to complete), maybe we'll appreciate the purity of those early 3d games, the creative tricks thought up to defy the limitations of the hardware. In many ways they were more bold and inventive. These are the sanitised times, really. Everything is more slick. Rawness and purity are not valued. Sales of vinyl have gone up because young people who have grown up with tiny thumbail art on itunes want something tangible in their hands, reacting against the ordinary, wanting something special. It wouldn't be just hipsterish irony to enjoy those harsh early 3d games. They are more of an assault on the senses, there's a perverse joy just trying to make sense of what is happening on screen. The beauty of them that we don't yet recognise is it's like they're b movies, the ones without the awareness to be better. A modern b movie that tries to be deliberately awful and cheesy kind of sums up our ultra self conscious, self analysing times. Early 3d is a period that i think was the most exciting, and now it's just considered this ugly phase best to be ignored, hundreds of games rendered awful and unplayable. There was so many interesting things about how the power was used just struggling to put something recognisable on screen. 00s games nailed it, settled on it, then just constructed more of it in bigger and more detailed ways. Early 3d was entirely abstract and all the more interesting for it.
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    Biggest discrepancy in gaming - your opinion Vs everyone

    Well i don't necessarily mean being ADD and forced, i hated God of War's exhausting opening. It was American and macho, but suited the game i guess. I like subtely too. I just mean something actually well thought out and constructed, with real appreciation of the strength of a first impression. I thought The Last Of Us' opening was really impressive. Though beyond that it settles into mediocre GTA like missions with cutscenes like from The Walking Dead which was like being trapped in the worst filler half way through another game you had to endure to get going again. And it seemed like they inserted it as a training exercise of sorts. I gave up on the game at that point, took a year to get back into it again. Something like Metroid Prime did everything, a few minutes showing you the controls, lets you explore without prodding you, lets you scan interesting things, throws in some action and a boss then an exciting escape using the morphball. And then the game begins proper. It's already established such a high level of quality. One of my favourite film openings i saw recently was for Birth, just a man jogging in a park as the camera follows from high behind, with classical music playing. It's so classy. When you put off watching a film for years then finally put it on and within minutes think; this is so good why didn't i watch this earlier? It's such a great feeling. Because you read the premise and think it might be dull or too earnest. The worst thing about Oceans 8 is that it feels like episode 5 of an average tv show that has settled into a rhythm. A show that already has your attention and doesn't need to grab you. What i like about films is that all its ideas of its concept and story will be condensed into (mostly) 2 hours. Every re write that led to the final thing will go into reshaping it. There is more entertainment produced now, that is inevitably more derivative than ever before. The assumption you're already invested because you're a gamer and games are inherently fun and you've spent £50 on this and want to get your moneys worth...I don't approach a film like that. I'm rating it from the very beginning, is it interesting, tight, bold, fresh, am i invested, intrigued. The variety in film can always surprise you, the range in style and tone is so vast. Games don't have a Gummo. Be perplexed, a bit bored, concerned, sort of hooked, but sat there, no physical effort required on your part except patience. I feel like open world games already appeal to the gamer dieing to be empowered by possibilities with a hunger to waste hours overlooking the grand spread of content to reach one surprising consequence of the playground that's been constructed for you to mess around in. The moment by moment quality takes a massive hit. I'm judging every minute of a game, each one reinforcing the doubt whether i can be bothered with anything generic and pointless. Open world games have come at the wrong point for the jaded gamer who is all played out and no longer has excess energy to endure anything far below the quality of games 20 years ago. The result of making a linear game is focussing on what you immediately hit every next second of a game. Like a film, you know there's no excess.
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    Aphex Twin

    It's vibrant and energetic. Hangable Auto Bulb vibes. I love rapid fire percussion.
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    Biggest discrepancy in gaming - your opinion Vs everyone

    Couldn't agree more. I've always avoided open world games and rpgs for this reason. When you're young and new to an entirely different genre you've played before you go through the early boring stuff still a bit overwhelmed by the ambition of it. GTA 3 had those pick up/delivery jobs driving that van but the handling was so good and the city a revelation that it didn't matter [that was a bit dull]. On a fourth play through you're a bit bored by it. I can only do this once. In GTA 3 i'll search for the hidden packages and find rare cars to deliver (actually a brilliant idea searching for them) but in the sequel I'm done with it. It's not about lack of time for me as it might be for others, i want a game to hit me straight away with intrigue, mystery, challenge, subverted ideas. After enduring the Oceans 8 film recently I'm starting to hold it against films as well that don't even bother to start with a certain boldness. A great beginning to a film can be one of the best things. The journey in these epic games is important too. I'm not in favour of open world games that allow access to every area/dungeon from the beginning. I still play Ocarina of Time now and can enjoy the puzzles in the Deku Tree. Something like Twilight Princess started too slowly, as did Skyward Sword. Too tame for too long. Wind Waker was less of a slog to get going, but was also so easy. You could tell they were avoiding doing much with the dungeons, letting you settle in. I usually just play linear games because i'm impatient and easily bored. I think Fallout 3 was the last time i was generous with a game, spending so long being absorbed in the beginning, invested in the scope of it, willing to believe it was an epic game.
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    Joker origin film - Joaquin Phoenix Confirmed

    Video makes me think of Jim Carrey playing Andy Kaufman in Man On The Moon.
  13. Yeah but that film is shot in rooms ! I've not seen it, characters probably go outside a few times.
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    Gareth Evans' Apostle - September 28th on Netflix

    Damn. The VVitch vibes. Better than i expected it to look !

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