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  1. Nick R

    Noclip - Videogame Documentaries

    The t3xt at 1:28!
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    Whiplash - a film about drumming

    YouTube music theory video maker Adam Neely talks about the details the movie got right and wrong. He acknowledges that it's "effectively the jazz equivalent of Neil DeGrasse Tyson complaining about every science fiction movie ever". But it is entertaining and informative (and he did like the movie)!
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    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

    You're right that puzzle/world structure isn't everything, and that combat, inventory, and other mechanics play a massive role in a game's appeal and can make up for any number of shortcomings elsewhere. But the Boss Keys video series isn't about those other elements: the whole point of the videos is to talk about the structure of Zelda dungeons and Metroidvanias. Fans often compare these games in terms of how linear or non-linear they are, but it's not often that someone brings them all together like this to do direct comparisons between them all. I don't think it's overanalysis to investigate whether these games really live up to what fans praise about them. I find his videos are a good blend of the objective (his dependency graphs!) and the subjective (in this case, his comments on why he thinks SOTN's structure and pacing isn't as well-balanced as the game's reputation suggests).
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    Deadpool 2 - 2018

    The PG-13 edit has received... a BBFC 15 certificate. http://www.bbfc.co.uk/releases/once-upon-deadpool-film
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    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

    Appropriate avatar.
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    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

    Mark Brown's Boss Keys series reaches SOTN:
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    Doctor Who

    Yes, El Sandifer is going to have fun with this one...
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    Doctor Who

    Well that went in a different direction than I expected... I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I've been watching the RTD series on iPlayer. Coincidentally, immediately before this episode, I watched The Unicorn and the Wasp.
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    Toy Story 4 - June 2019

    And that aspect of Woody's character was really toned down compared to earlier versions of the film. Skip to the 5 minute mark to be horrified: Not mentioned in that video, but one of the people involved in the rewriting period was a little-known script doctor.
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    Reeves and Mortimer

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    Detective Pikachu movie

  12. Another bump as this is just about to start on BBC2.
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    Doctor Who

    I liked the joke continuing the Doctor's awarding of gold stars/ten points from last week.
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    Tetris Effect - Mizuguchi does Tetris

    DF Retro looks at the history of Tetris games. It's not letting me embed the video link, for some reason: https://youtu.be/jBeXzIGGoGQ

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