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  1. Cheyenne

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - December 7th

    I want the Sandbag as a playable character.
  2. Cheyenne

    Perfect Films

    I'm going to go with The Princess Bride. Makes for perfect group viewings, and is suitable for every age. Hilarious, quotable, thrilling, sweet, the film has everything. 98 minutes too. Wonderful.
  3. Cheyenne

    Aquaman - 14th Dec

    The state of Dolph Lundgren in this.
  4. Cheyenne

    Best short games

    VVVVVV. Genuinely think it's the best game I've played in years.
  5. It did have a (very) limited cinema run a few weeks back. I caught it then, thoroughly enjoyable.
  6. Cheyenne

    Favourite acting performance of all time

    I doubt I will ever tire of F Murray Abraham's portrayal of Antonio Salieri in Amadeus. The film is magnificent on just about every level, but Abraham imbued Salieri with such conflict that he holds my attention effortlessly with every viewing. He absolutely nails this man as someone with both undying respect and absolute hatred for Mozart, in awe of his work yet disgusted by the man. The 'present day' scenes of him confiding in the priest truly show off his range; not only as the younger Salieri but as the older, grief-struck man nearing his deathbed having had years to think about his actions. He's pitiful, yet oddly sympathetic, and I can think of no finer performance from any film I've seen.
  7. Cheyenne

    Joker origin film - Joaquin Phoenix Confirmed

    Breathy acapella cover of Tears Of A Clown for the trailer.
  8. The best Fighting game of the last two decades is Nidhogg. Additionally: It is not lacking in modes. It has everything it needs. The graphical style of Nidhogg 2 is a delightful change.
  9. Cheyenne

    All things Yakuza! - Start with Yakuza Zero

    General consensus is that 0 is the best. I personally prefer quite a few to it, but 0 also feels quite different in terms of its characters and story to the others. There's a serious amount of continuity in the series, and it pays to work through each title if you're really invested in the characters.
  10. Actually my favourite thing shown in the Direct. A must buy when I get around to having a Switch.
  11. I think a possible issue is the saturation of games from the studio over here in the last two years. Revisiting Kamurocho has generally been a delight for me over the years, with those sometimes lengthy gaps between games due to the dark days of localisation. Since 2017 though we've had 4 games featuring Kamurocho come out outside of Japan, plus the upcoming Fist of the North Star game which feels very familiar (though I won't deny, loved the demo for it). I do like what appears to be a much deeper level of interaction with the environment. After playing Yakuza 6 I was hoping the studio would push towards more of that, really dig into the density of the world. As much as it may sound like sacrilege though, I'd like it if they could strip out the combat entirely...
  12. This one I really need to rewatch. On release it didn't do much for me, yet at the same time I could feel just how special it was, how it distinguished itself from its contemporaries. Even if I don't come around, that's one I can see being revered in decades to come. I don't think there's nowt wrong with the likes of Inception being mentioned (aside from my apathy towards every film Christopher Nolan has ever made) but it's hardly a case of something that grows over time, is it? It was championed and heralded upon release and is still talked about regularly seven years after release. I think this is where my own lack of detail in starting this thread is coming back to bite me, but if Inception is talked about 30 years down the line I believe it will be talked about in either the same or lesser terms than it was upon release. I think that can be extended to a lot of big hits and award darlings from the modern era. We don't run the risk of losing films in the way that occurred during the first few decades of cinema, and with better historical cataloging (plus viewing access with the internet) they will always be available to watch for future generations, but whether they'll still be championed is another matter. It's a common (and fairly facile) argument to bring up, but I did look up the Best Picture winners from 2010 onwards and holy hell I had forgotten almost all of them, and I've seen all of them! Argo won Best Picture! But the reason why I looked it up was to look at the fellow nominees, as it's often been the case that the nominees pool is usually far stronger than the eventual winner. Sure was the case, but in asking what would get talked about for decades to come, I counted less than 10 films that I think would fit, and even that was debatable as I was including the likes of Phantom Thread and Grand Budapest; the former due to its recommendation in this thread, and the latter due to the same as, well, I don't personally rate it as one of Anderson's best, but others here do and I'll admit I only saw it the once. It really does come down to personal opinions and how much a movie affect you, but I believe my original intent was to think about films that maybe weren't huge hits or award winners (but does not necessarily mean critically panned or completely bombed), but you think will live on over time. Calvary yo.
  13. I was thinking more along the lines of films like Peeping Tom. Maybe not quite as extreme as that example, but films that will grow in stature as time moves forwards (which is pretty much all speculative, can't read the future!) God I'd love for Dredd to become a cemented classic down the line. It deserves it. I think what helps the likes of Calvary and Dredd is that they feel like complete films; for sure Dredd has so many openings for sequels and continuations, but the story told within its runtime sees satisfying resolution and its central characters completing an arc of development. On a similar note to Dredd, how about District 9? Definitely one of the better mainstream sci-fi hits of its time, and perhaps given extra weight due to how Blomkamp's succeeding films never matched up to it (I had a great fuckin' time with Elysium though).
  14. This is exactly what I want to hear! That was on the Emirates catalogue when I was flying back from Japan a few days ago. I really want to see it but thought that on an airplane wouldn't do it justice. How does it rate alongside Paul Thomas Anderson's other work? As frankly he will surely go down as one of the all-time masterful filmmakers. Christ, look at his filmography.

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