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Dirty Harry Potter

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    PlayStation VR

    Superhot VR feels like it should be an amazing game, but the move controller’s tracking is so awful (on my system) that it ruins the game for me atleast. And is the only reason I haven’t bought Beat Saber yet. The Vive however tracks pretty much perfectly so I imagine the oculus is the system to buy it on if you have the option.
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    Official Star Wars Thread - May the force be with you

    Apologies if posted before - but i came across this on YouTube and I have never seen it before... very funny and perfectly sums up The Phantom Menace (It’s also properly the reason they recast Maul for Solo!)
  3. That threw me to start with... but yeah no nuts and bolts and I’d pretty secure once you actually get it to sit properly. That was the trickiest part for me - as it feels like it shouldn’t work - but have faith - because it does..
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    Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (December 2019)

    Sorry. Must have been a typo
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    Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (December 2019)

    I agree, and as much as I don't like TLJ - I don't think it's that film's fault, or Ryan's fault either. Its Disney's. The buck stops there. They announced the release date of Episode 7 before the ink was even dry on the contract. With no director. No working script. And no plan. George (and his treatments) were almost immediately thrown under the bus - and the shareholders needed to see a product. Quality was secondary to getting, something, anything made. And lots of it. Star Wars was the saga that started huge epic, multi-film narratives. Every huge budget film series that came after it owes it a debt. So that Disney pushed on with no one running the show, or a singular vision of what this new series of films should be - is a crime against the history of cinema (well almost!). I imagine lots will be written about this period of Disney, and the internal politics that created this mess.
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    Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (December 2019)

    Not sure how anyone can think Disney had a plan for this trilogy - when its been the MOST open of secrets that they had nothing (except for release dates). Hence the various members of the cast, and Ryan Johnson saying as much, as well as JJ saying he had to start from scratch with Episode 9. And its the single biggest problem with this trilogy. Here is an extract of his Fast Company interview from this month about taking over Episode 9 from Colin Trevorrow: Of course these facts won't mean much to people like @KevvyMetal. Now they have gone back to development rather than hitting deadlines, I'm sure these films will get better. Its just a shame they had to rush this trilogy at the expense of its story.
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    Chaotic Productions

    sure is.
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    Chaotic Productions

    “Overnight” is a wonderful behind the scenes of a director who becomes the next big thing (and is a complete twat) and the subsequent unfolding of the whole thing going up shit creek.
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    Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (December 2019)

    The reason Snoke’s story is important is that after ROTJ, all the story threads were very deliberated tied up by George Lucas. At that time he didn’t want to make anymore films. Sooo... it was not ok to just launch the next chapter into ... nothing has actually changed, and here is this random mysterious bad guy (who’s very appearance is a story all of its own), that you’ve never heard of, and has appeared out of now where... it breaks the rules the other films have set . JJ deliberately played into the mystery of this idea and who he might be (and likely did this with no idea himself). And then Ryan just ditched that story thread as unimportant. Because I guess to him it wasn’t. But that shows little regard for what has come before. And It’s a fucking narrative mess. Like watching the big budget version of someone’s script notes. There is a Fast Company interview with JJ where he says that you have two years from saying yes to Star Wars - to conceiving, writing, designing, casting, shooting, editing, GFXing and finishing your film. You start with a blank canvas and have to fill it in - whilst the production train speeds forward. The most important thing to Disney is the release date, and everything else must follow. So that, combined with no creative show runner = cluster fuck.
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    Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (December 2019)

    JJ is like The Wolf in Pulp Fiction.
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    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    Really enjoying this now... but don't get the combo at all. It feels really woolly and random. Just button mashing right now - can some explain how to do it properly?
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    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    Ok given it 3 hours or so and am much more into it... just got to a ship and feels like its coming together...
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    Rian Johnson Star Wars trilogy (now "on hiatus")

    I just wish Lucas had forgotten about the Han, and Leia bants in ESB, and given us a lot more screen time of this Guy scolding Han for being a wise ass: And this Guy, having a cute adventure whilst teaching us about the economics of carbon mineral exports:
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    Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (December 2019)

    Disney’s approach to the planning of multiple movie story arcs for SW and Marvel are very different - hence my point.
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    Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (December 2019)

    I think it’s really mental that “The Return of The Emperor” was revealed in teaser trailer. If TLJ had included that revelation near the end, it would have gone done much better with a lot of the fan base. That it was revealed in trailer tells us a lot about Disney’s approach to SW. Marketing is much more important than story telling.
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    Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (December 2019)

    I like this - but wouldn't it be titled "Rise Of The Skywalker" if that were the case?
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    Rian Johnson Star Wars trilogy (now "on hiatus")

    Ryan Johnson killed his chances of making another SW movie as soon as fans started reacting to TLJ. Movies are business, and he was bad for it. Disney just let him write up some scriptments to complete his contractual obligations. So no surprise that they have quietly been killed. i think they should have limited the supply of these films at the beginning and create a big top secret roadmap that would roll out over the next thirty years. Would have been very on-brand.
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    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    only started this today - but after 120 hours in Red Dead this feels pretty flimsy and fugly. I loved Origins, but just not feeling the first hour of this one.. Hope it gets better soon, as I have been looking forward to playing it.
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    Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (December 2019)

    The emperor still being alive - would have been a much better twist at the end of The Last Jedi - rather than being revealed in a teaser trailer. I'm down with the trailer - I just wish this trilogy (and the whole emperor thing) had been properly structured and set up in all three films. Feels very much like JJ reacting to what was going on with the TLJ reaction, and lining up the bits and pieces of story he had left to play with. The Rise Of Skywalker is bound to be as entertaining as the TFA, but also as completely throwaway. Which is the real shame of this new trilogy - as they could have been something really special.
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    Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (December 2019)

    Say what you want - JJ knows how to cut a trailer. Shame he's awful at SW titles though.
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    Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (December 2019)

    The trailer looks a lot of fun. But yeah this trilogy has been messily handled..
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    Rian Johnson Star Wars trilogy (now "on hiatus")

    Except he's not a Jedi at all. In fact he has no powers, and is just really good at magic tricks. *Or something equally as subversive.....
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    Ghostbusters - Jason Reitman to direct sequel to Ghostbusters 2

    the original was relatively genuine in its scares for its era. The old lady in the library, the Terror-dogs and hands grabbing people out of chairs. It was creepy. I HATED the sub-par scobby doo take fig took on it - and think there is room to do something creepy/scary (and funny!) that will actually please a lot of people.
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    Rian Johnson Star Wars trilogy (now "on hiatus")

    Ryan Johnson loves to troll his haters on Twitter. And I think this is a good example of that. He will have been paid by Disney to development treatments/scripts pre TLJ - which is what he id doing. Will Disney be investing hundreds of millions in the guy that arguably did more damage to the SW brand and fanbase than anyone else? Unlikely. It would be really bad business more than anything else.
  25. Well fair enough. Was just going on what the trades have been saying for a while: https://variety.com/2018/film/news/3d-box-office-1202743603/
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