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Dark Soldier

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  1. PLANE with Gerard Butler as the captain of the PLANE and the PLANE crash lands on an island and they can't stay on the PLANE any more then Gerard Butler as the captain of the PLANE does action man stuff but there's a severe lack of PLANE in the latter part of this movie about a PLANE 3/5
  2. Yes, yes indeed. The park is just an outstanding piece of writing by itself, no context needed. There are multiple, tiny moments where I felt that lump well at the back of the throat but those two chapters, incredible writing but so hard to get through.
  3. How High We Go In The Dark - Sequoia Nagamatsu A virus hits the world after an odd cadaver is unearthed on an archaeological dig. It's a book of short tales, about humanity, love, hope and loss. Beautiful creativity, prose, ideas. There's two particular sections that had me welling up. It's a tough read in parts but it portrays life and its myriad complexities better than many other things I have seen or read. A wonderful, wonderful thing.
  4. Oh my word City of Laughter is just astonishing. Such a beautiful thing.
  5. Top Gun: Madlad This is fucking shite as it is basically just the first film but with Kilmer and Cruise with additional botox. Loved the bit where they were in the big action scene and as Cruise was flying through the skies a literal goose flew next to the plane and he saluted it crying. Fly fly zip zoop stuff is enjoyable but it's the cheesiest bag of shit since out of date Wotsits. I don't have a hard on for macho BIG MACHINE OILY MUSCLE MEN MOUSTACHE stuff though so mileage may vary. 2.5/5
  6. This is exactly what I wanted. Subtle tweaks with improved audio and visuals. Gameplay is still an absolute blast.
  7. They are all fucking terrible, yes.
  8. I watch JFK once a year. Absolute masterpiece.
  9. Christmas Day 1998, got an N64 and Ocarina of Time. Spent the whole day, bar the meal, being absolutely fucking blown away and convinced that this was the pinnacle of gaming, at how massive it was, that games could never ever progress beyond its scale and graphics and it was a seminal moment in my gaming life. That or being early 20s, seeing my cousin for the first time in a couple of years, getting stoned out of our skulls playing Mario Kart: Double Dash for about 16 hours straight.
  10. Ah no really that's a shame mate
  11. Great day of football all round, but a sad sight seeing The Greatest Premier League Manager Ever™ being found out.
  12. Defenders coulda still tackled for it. Clear onside. Fuck off Pep etc.
  13. We had that break earlier when Martial had the ball and he just looked so casual and slow. I'd like to see Garnacho get a run up there, Elanga is gash.
  14. That was my major gripe with it, bar the story. It just spews legendaries at the player to the point they don't feel special or earned.
  15. Garnacho looking very lively
  16. Speedrun documentary Running With Speed is now on Amazon etc
  17. Literally flicked over from the United match just as the leg was starting. Insane.
  18. Yeah I watched it on Mubi. I basically have BFI, Amazon, Netflix and Mubi, and then if its not on any of those it'll be Real Debrid. A lot of what I watch isn't really on any streaming service.
  19. Playground (2022) French film about a seven year old girl who attends her new school, that her older brother is already at, and witnesses her brother being bullied. It is shot, entirely, from the height level of the seven year old girl. Stunningly shot in places. Absolutely captures that child like feel, the way in which they communicate and see the world. Its a gut wrenching thing. It isn't brutal in the 'classic' sense but the themes of alienation, fear, panic, anxiety which many kids feel as they grow (and im sure we felt back then) are portrayed so vividly that it can be a hard watch. Totally nails that naive cruelness children possess, that cinema rarely likes to show. By far and away the greatest example of child acting I have seen. The girl who plays the seven year old deserves an Oscar and all the world. Adults are kept at arms length, we only see snippets of their faces and are often off camera Absolutely astonishing film and only 72minutes long. 5/5
  20. As Bestas aka The Beasts (2022) Spanish film based on a true story. French couple give up their comfortable life to move to a tiny Spanish village to farm and live off rhe land while doing up property there. Company comes with proposition to build a wind farm, the locals agree as they are filthy poor, but the French couple refuse. Tensions slowly escalate and explode. Denis Menochet and Luis Zahera absolutely rip up the screen with two brooding, powerhouse performances. A suffocating, tense slow burn of fear. Great start to the year. There's a scene in the local 'pub' which is mesmerising. The two leads, I've already said it, but holy fuck. 4/5
  21. Dark Soldier

    Arsenal

    Always respected Arsenal for the Wenger/Fergie years. Fair fucks to you guys, playing great stuff this season. Hope you go on to win it (if we don't lol).
  22. Unsung Hero: Peglin It really fits my idea of a game. Peggle + Roguelike is heaven. Bang some music on and rinse through. It's still in Early Access but is constantly being updated (recent major patch gave a shop mechanic, gold mechanic, new balls, higher 'ascension levels' etc). It's the only game I've played every single month since its launch and I'll be playing it for months, or years going forward. Also, like Peggle, majority will say its random with your shots but as you get better and better you can visualise those bounces. Literal crack for me. Sung Villain: Ragnarok My most wanted game of the year after Elden Ring. I've done ten hours but its an absolute chore. It looks stunning, the writing is enjoyable but I'm already bored of the puzzle, combat, cut scene loop. And the fetch quests just to find different people. Knowing there's still about 50 hours to go nah thank you. Its not a bad game, just not what I want or need anymore. I should really have put Football Manager 2023 as Villain but it'd be a 15 paragraph rant if I do.
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