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    Jordan Peele's 'Us'

    While I really feel the same in terms of how much I enjoyed the movie I don’t agree that the family were just normal people responding to the situation like normal people would. Normal people would fucking shit the bed if the mad shit in this movie went down in real life. In many ways it’s a testament to how well crafted a movie, how excellently written are the characters, that the movie is as down-right enjoyable as it is despite all that - the humour totally undercuts the horror, but it’s so funny one doesn’t mind. Agreed that speculating and discussing the plot is part of the fun though. No matter how much it doesn’t make sense, it’s so rich and thick with apparent allegory that I want to mine it deeper. Who cares if there’s nothing down there of worth?
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    Steamed Hams: A Simpsons Story

    Awkwardly, due to the size of my phone’s screen, all of the embedded videos have their titles truncated to “Steamed hams but it’s...”
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    Jordan Peele's 'Us'

    Agreed about the internal logic... I don’t know! But it is fun to speculate.
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    PlayStation Classic

    How does that even work?!
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    PlayStation Classic

    Annoyingly this refuses to be powered by plugging the USB i to the TV, unlike Nintendo’s efforts. Is that usual? My opinion - it’s absolutely fine for the money I paid, no regrets, but even to my untrained eye the games do not play as they should, Resident Evil in particular is like treacle.
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    Jordan Peele's 'Us'

    I enjoyed Get Out very much - never really got why it was so beloved even by mainstream, non-genre fans, but I totally get that it’s a brilliant movie and why. Us, I have to say, left me feeling cold at the end on its own terms, never the less. Tonally, the two films are cut from the same cloth, there’s no doubt about that, but the issues the movie has (and they are few - on the whole it’s brilliant) are its own, I don’t think it suffers by comparison to Get Out.
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    Jordan Peele's 'Us'

    Wonder if Spotify stats show a big spike in hits for I Got 5 On It tonight?
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    Jordan Peele's 'Us'

    Just saw it and enjoyed it very much, although I admit the ending left me feeling a bit cold somehow. It seemed to be allegorical but I can’t quite place the references. Class struggle I suppose? Anyway, excellent fun throughout. Lupita Nyong’o and Elizabeth Moss in particular we’re at the all you can chew scenery buffet, and they came with an appetite. I cant say it necessarily all made sense, but putting that to one side for a minute it still hung together as a piece thematically. Did anyone else get Cabin in the Woods vibes at the end? Not scary though! If I had one disappointment it would be that.
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    Splatoon 2

    I’ve been playing this a bit over the past few days thanks to the free demo. It’s really good fun. I’ve got myself up to level 6 and while it’s a bit annoying to be limited to turf war and limited within that to only 2 maps depending on the time of day, it’s actually a useful way of encouraging more intimate knowledge of each map, rather than being thrown into the deep end battling across a wide variety of maps that you don’t know at all, getting pilloried for your efforts. I assume this gating is the same in the full game and isn’t a demo thing? With payday having just landed and the very reasonable discount currently being applied I can see myself breaking my ‘no endless games’ rule on this one. I really enjoy the fact that rounds are so short - you can play 5 or 6 matches in about 20 minutes, keeping play time sensible while giving a sense of progression.
  10. I’m booking the day off. Hubby and I watched the whole of the second season in one sitting, something I’ve never done before or since. Naturally we’ll have to watch seasons one and two again in preparation.
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    Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)

    When it is released.
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    Nintendo Switch

    I seriously fucked off my flat mates when playing it late at night a few years ago, apparently I have a really annoying laugh.
  13. Yup, that’s exactly what it is, an arranged version of A. I wouldn’t say it’s harder - if anything it’s easier because you know the layout of the station and how to deal with enemies. Sure, Mr X appears much earlier, but you already know how to cheese him. Am I satisfied with that? Absolutely. Did the original game from 21 years ago do something more ambitious with the format? Absolutely. To paraphrase Boris Johnstone, I’d have preferred RE2 remake to be a have brains, eat brains deal for all zombie lovers, but what we got was an exceptionally fun effort never the less.
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    My Friend Pedro (2019)

    Everyone else is seeing that too right?
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