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Chit Chat / Re: The Movies Thread
« on: January 02, 2022, 12:05:36 AM »
Dont Look Up
Leo Dicaprio, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence.

Forget what you hear about this movie, except this;
Don't Look Up is simply a more sophisticated version of Idiocracy.
Those that dont like it simply dont like to be reminded or informed of how selfish, egotistical, ignorant and flat out stupid we are as a society.
And I dare say, many more are too stupid to even realize the film is mocking them.
*edit - I realized I didnt rate the film lol
Satirical social commentary film. Stellar cast, well acted. I thought it had great self awareness and value, but unfortunately, it will be lost on dimwitted Americans.
It's not slapstick fun like Idiocracy, just, well, I cant come up with a better term than just a sophisticated version.
Not for everyone, but I liked it quite a bit.

Chit Chat / Re: The Movies Thread
« on: January 01, 2022, 01:14:41 PM »
thanks for bumping the last Blockbuster, ive been wanting to watch that but forgot about it

Pro Football / Re: John Madden
« on: January 01, 2022, 01:13:50 PM »
Agree, and it saddens me, is that the right word? maybe disappoints, but the fact that many young gamers have no idea he was in fact a football player, a good one at that, and a great coach.
Madden was a huge cornerstone of my football and gaming culture. He will be missed.

And is that wasnt enough, Dan Reeves just passed away too.

Pro Football / Re: 2021 Pro Football Thread
« on: December 28, 2021, 03:06:27 PM »
Cowboys arent there yet. The downfall will be that they are believing their own hype

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: NHL 22
« on: December 27, 2021, 11:15:51 AM »
Probably 18, maybe 19?

Chit Chat / Re: The Movies Thread
« on: December 26, 2021, 11:25:08 PM »
No Time To Die

Lea Seydoux returns as Swann and Lashana Lynch comes on as Bonds 00 replacement.
Rami Malek is Lyutsifer Safin, the new baddie as Waltz returns as well.
Unlike most, this Bond film is not a standalone and is direct sequel to Spectre.
I didnt realize it was a near three hour affair at 2:43 until I started it, however the pacing was good and it didnt have a lot of dead time IMO.
Their were nods to previous Bond films, not only the DC projects either..
Now Im not a Bond afficianado, i.e., I havent read all the books and blogs and joined the fan club, but I am a fan. Probably a bit more than a casual in that Ive seen them all, many more than once.
So, we know that Bond has been a character in books and movies for ev er, so of course there are repeating themes and similar storylines and structures.
The franchise wants to keep it "Bond like" but it has to modernize and branch out too, but with different storytellers, its hard to keep a constant narrative which 007 never really tries to accomplish.
So change something, people hate it and bitch. Keep it the same, people hate it and bitch.
Im not going to say much about the film itself except that I really enjoyed it.
This is probably the best 5 Bond films by any of the actors.
Roger Moore sure as shit didnt make 5 good ones.
Dalton only 2 and lets just say his were decent.
Brosnan started out great then fizzled.
I think stacking up Craig v Connery is tight. Coming out of the gate with Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger and Thunderball...well, thats like the Rolling Stones 5 album run in the late 60's, quite impressive.
Of course Connery made 7 EON films, not counting NSN in 83.

Im rambling, but the point is, see this one.

And while Im here, Ill go ahead and toss in the Matrix.
id never seen 2 and 3 because honestly, the trailer of part 2 just turned me off completely. It was the scene where Neo fights like 50 agent Smith's, then gets bored and flies away. It just seemed silly, so I never watched either of them.
With the new one out, I thought id go ahead and watch them to prepare. Turns out my gut was right.
I havent seen the new one yet.
I did read that some of the stars, or critic or some, said you didnt need to see the first three in order to keep up here.
That is a huge red flag for me. If I dont need to see the other three, THEN ITS NOT THE MATRIX.
This is the kind of franchise steering that hurt Star Wars.


Console Gaming Discussion / Re: NHL 22
« on: December 26, 2021, 10:49:03 PM »
lmk how it is

Fantasy Leagues / Re: MNCAA discussion
« on: December 26, 2021, 02:54:14 PM »
Hey guys sorry so late in getting back to this.

TLDR of it me and my girlfriend who i moved in with this past Feb kinda split up, I moved out etc. got back together went to disney world still not living together. Looking for a house. Not even sure if we are together.

Anyways lets get this thing back on track in Janurary. SOrry for the  delay but life got in the way.

no worries man.
Best wishes

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: NHL 22
« on: December 26, 2021, 02:52:57 PM »
cant remember, are the new release named same year or upcoming year?
is NHL 22 the new one this fall?

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: PlayStation 5
« on: December 26, 2021, 02:52:03 PM »
Add me to the land of the PS5 people now (well, as of ten days ago anyway). Fun little system.

haha my man

Chit Chat / Re: The Life Thread
« on: December 26, 2021, 02:50:22 PM »
85 degrees here lol Warm Xmas, but yep al good and same well wishes dude

Chit Chat / Re: The Movies Thread
« on: December 19, 2021, 01:51:47 PM »
Not much going on here so since I just finished a run on the Craig James Bond films in preparation of seeing the new one, I thought Id rank them here.
From worst to first:

Quantum of Solace

If I wanted a Jason Bourne or Marvel movie, Id watch one.
Still, I like the darker Bond character aspect and Olga Koreylanko was good, and I did like the flaming compound.

For much of the movie, this was a really good Bond film along with Lea Seydoux but act three was just, not good.
Not even Christopher Waltz could save this turn.
That said, I still enjoyed it and I loved the score in this one.

Casino Royale
This is generally seen as the DC crown jewel and Craig was splendid in his first shift as Bond. It rewally gave the franchise hope, at least to me.

While it was really good, I feel Skyfall edges it out. Again, the score in this one is great. the action sequences, the temperature of the film, I really enjoyed it, even despite Bond going all Home Alone.

A havent seen the new one yet....

Chit Chat / Re: The Movies Thread
« on: December 04, 2021, 06:46:36 PM »
So Ive been on a tear since October and cant or wont review them all but here's a few...

High Noon
Gary Cooper

Marshall Will Kane just got married to Grace Kelly and is turning in his badge a day early to begin a new life.
Townsfolk are oddly ok with this even though the new sheriff wont arrive in time to deal with the pending threat.
Said threat is Ben Miller, who was released from prison and was due in town at high noon and has vowed vengeance agains the man who jailed him and the town.
His henchmen are waiting at the station and so are we, pretty much in real time as Cooper, much to the dismay of his new bride, has decided to stay and fight for the town and the people he is so loyal to during his tenure.
We have great camerawork and a solid, simple story with surprisingly deep characters in such a short (film) time.

The Birds
Tippi Hedron

Havent seen this since I was a kid and wanted to give it another look.
This story, believe it or not, was taken from real life which immediately lends itself to the horror genre.
I love Tippi Hedron's performance here, just stellar and it was an aggressive attempt with special effects too for the time.
This isnt one of my favorite Hitch films, but I still like it and would recommend it.
Speaking of Hitch, checkout 39 Steps too. I think I reviewed it earlier.

The Last Picture Show
Cybil Shepherd, Jeff Bridges, Tim Bottoms, Cloris Leachman, Ellen Burstyn

The debut for Shepherd and Bridges and man do I love this movie.
Such rich characters in such a dire setting.
A fictional rural small Texas town where football and oil rigs are king.
We see Shepherd seeking out a future and using what she has in order to achieve while Bridges is loving having the top girl in town on his arm.
His best friend, Bottoms, doesnt know what he wants and is sort of apathetic about the future.
Burstyn is Shepherds mom with her seemingly lacking parental skills turn out to maybe have some merit in such a small town.
You should certainly give this one a look. Id like to do a deeper dive on this film, this is where a podcast would be handy.

College Ball / Re: 2021 College Football Season
« on: December 04, 2021, 06:26:00 PM »
Baylor!  :woot1:

Honestly, that last drive, I thought once OkSt was in FG range, I thought it was over. The way they were moving the ball and the fact the Baylor D had held all day, I figured they had to give sooner or later.
And then with that PI in the end zone, I thought, just let them score and save time.
But then they had a goal line stand, AGAIN. This time to end the game, by mere inches.
Man, that was amazing

College Ball / Re: 2021 College Football Season
« on: November 30, 2021, 11:15:34 AM »

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