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  1. Point Break less popular than I expected so far.
  2. @Ork1927 I know the thread doesn't have much activity at the moment but these are excellent. Great stuff.
  3. 1990 1. Total Recall - one of the best Arnie Films. A thoroughly exciting ride from beginning to end, and so good of course it got pointlessly remade. 2. Back to the Future Part III - I know it's not as good as the first one, and there are a few too many forced jokes from what I remember, but gosh darn it is fun. 3. Goodfellas - the second scariest performance from Joe Pesci this year. 1991 1. Only Yesterday - absolutely perfect in every way. Isao Takahata's story of a young woman rediscovering her roots is one of the warmest films you will ever watch. 2. Once Upon a Time in China - Tsui Hark's first film in what would become an epic wuxia trilogy is by far the best. Stunning work from Jet Li and a highly gripping yarn. 3. Terminator 2: Judgement Day - is it the best action movie ever made? It's certainly up there with the best. Maybe even the top 5. It's also the last good Terminator film. 1992 1. Unforgiven - unforgettable. A typically superbly directed Clint Eastwood rumination on and deconstruction of the Cowboy film. 2. Hard Boiled- the one-take shootout sequence is possibly one of the finest action scenes ever put on film. The rest isn't half bad either. 3. Alladin - RIP Robin Williams 1993 1. Groundhog Day - I think I've watched this more times than Phil heard "I got you babe". Murray beasts it. 2. Iron Monkey - shut up, some ropey martial arts films are actually triumphs of action cinema and this is one of them. Watch it to realise why the Wachowski's hired Yuen Woo-ping 3. Jurassic Park - I mean, how could you not have it in your list? 1994 1. The Legend of the Drunken Master - the 90s were just great for martial arts films and this is one of the best Jackie Chan films ever made. Just poetry in motion. 2. The Shawshank Redemption - Roger Deakins cinematography is an auto pick, sorry. 3. Leon - I could watch Gary Oldman chewing scenery all day. Speed is also further evidence that the great action movie decade could well be the 90s rather than the 80s.
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    Half-Life: Alyx

    Half Life: Headcrab would have been a belter.
  5. Rushed reviews not loving Shenmue game shocker.
  6. No game emulates domesticity as well as the Shenmue series. I cannot overstate how successful this follow up is at just being itself.
  7. Reviewers saying the graphics are lacking need their eyes checked. It's frequently gorgeous and sharp as hell. Ugly characters must be intentional as that's a Shenmue staple. Some of the animation is a bit simple and glitchy at times but, when you consider their budget, complaining about it would be like standing up during a theatre performance to shout that the lighting wasn't quite right.
  8. Benny

    Half-Life: Alyx

    Minimum? Fuck that.
  9. This is genuinely quite magical at times. You'd have to be a miserable git to not appreciate it's just a complete labour of love in every respect. There was a moment playing it this evening when it genuinely broke my heart with empathy for characters that have been larger than life for me for two decades, and it's absolutely only possible because it's clear Yu Suzuki cares too.
  10. This game has a lovely sense of humour. Just like the old games.
  11. I think the main approach when tackling this game will essentially just be whether it achieves what it sets out to do. And anyone who has invested in the series will be best placed to answer that - those with no prior experience are going to have a baffling time. I can feel a very long essay about the series coming on after I've finished this, but the short version is: it's exactly as if the Shenmue series had actually continued on the Dreamcast and then the third game was recently painstakingly remade by Bluepoint. It's a complete success, and the only people who won't hate it will be the ones that understand exactly why.
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