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  1. JimmytheMook

    Melancholy and creativity

    Creativity can often be a painful process. When one is already in pain in one way or another, it is a lot easier to let that process take hold.
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    What’s the worst film you have ever seen?

    Ah this question for me is emphatically answered by Spike Lee's insanely awful 'She Hate Me'. Not just bad, offensive to boot! I leave it to the eloquence of Rotten Tomatoes to sum up: "a movie that spews so much random, senseless, undigested matter that it seems more like projectile vomiting than filmmaking." "A uniquely insane film which should be experienced and needs to be seen to be believed." "Deeply offensive, staggeringly unfunny, pretentious and, at 140 minutes, about 135 minutes too long..." And my personal favourite: "The kind of extravagantly bad movie only a genius could make, She Hate Me feels like an embarrassingly public nervous breakdown."
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    Toy Story 4 - June 2019

    Ugh, Pixar are just a factory now, churning out boiler plate anim performances in their recent work and I don't see this being any different. They've never come close to the quality of the original Toy Story with either of the sequels. 'Ratatouille' was the high watermark for acting in animation (special mention to Amonalisa) 'Up' their last genuinely good film.
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    Alita: Battle Angel

    Some of the mocap looks a bit floaty but overall I think this looks fantastic, the facial performance feels really on point. Looking forward to it!
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    Red Dead Redemption 2 - Single Player, NO SPOILERS thread

    Aye, using an Oled. To be honest I found the colour looks more natural with the 'fake' HDR applied, but couldn't handle the washed out look. But with the contrast boosted at the 500 setting it seems to have arrived at an agreeable visual solution. Probably the most decent I can get it. I also changed the output on my PS4 Pro to 1080p only. Game seems to run at a more stable framerate (at least in Valentine, I haven't gone too far into the game yet), and the fans run pretty quiet.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2 - Single Player, NO SPOILERS thread

    I was skeptical about this at first as it was already quite washed out at 300, but sticking it up to 500 is surprisingly pretty good for some reason. Not a patch on proper HDR like God of War or Assassin’s Creed Odyssey mind.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2 - Single Player, NO SPOILERS thread

    I doubt it’s an artistic decision, more the game has been in development for so long HDR wasn’t a thing when a lot of the assets and textures were being created. It probably wasn’t practical to reconfigure everything to take into account the wider colour space and contrast. Saying that, sticking the HDR slider up to 500 does give a satisfying enough effect.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2 - Single Player, NO SPOILERS thread

    HDR normally looks amazing to me on my Oled tv, but this game it just looks washed out. The image quality has better contrast and punchy colours in SDR. I’m going to play with HDR off for now. Hopefully Rockstar provide a patch to give us better calibration controls at least.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2 - Single Player, NO SPOILERS thread

    On PS4 Pro the HDR is really badly implemented. Like, Monster Hunter World bad.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2 - Single Player, NO SPOILERS thread

    Yeah pretty much this. Those Disney remakes that the kids love so much? They are created by a company lovingly referred to by those working there as ‘The glue factory’.
  11. JimmytheMook

    Better Call Saul!

    Careful, the BB zealots will be gunning for you. I agree, it's not remotely in the same bracket as The Wire, Sopranos, Six Feet Under, West Wing, The Americans, The Leftovers. It was just an ok-ish very implausible crime caper series, with overwrought emotional baggage slapped on top to give it some gravitas. BCS however is a brilliantly constructed drama.
  12. JimmytheMook

    Best WWII Movie

    On the surface it seems the same deal but not really close to the quality of storytelling or characters. That's really interesting to hear, though thankfully doesn't affect my appreciation of the artful storytelling, amazing performances and camera work. Though I guess in fairness the 'historical accuracy' metric should have a multiplier applied when considering the ranking of WWII themed films.
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    Best WWII Movie

    Bridge over the River Kwai Das Boot (4 and a half hour version) Though as mentioned above, Band of Brothers really is the peak storytelling for WWII.
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    Nintendo Switch

    Agreed! A thinner bezel with larger screen, ideally an oled display and possibly improved thumb sticks more in line with the pro controller articulation would be my wish list.
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    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    Wow this game is a looker. Don’t even mind a frame rate around 40fps to enjoy the 4K ultra settings HDR presentation. Hmm.. I’m now pondering the 2080ti, maybe this game deserves that sort of boost.

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