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Post by Booyakasha » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:58 pm

Saw 'Baby Driver' with my homey Shane today.

I don't often say this. But I think this is one of those kind of perfect movies. Like 'Princess Bride', or 'Die Hard', or 'Annie'. 'Turbo Kid' and all. Kind of movie whose mere existence is balm to the soul. Like, you slouch home after an awful day in a filthy mood, angry at the world, pacin about your place fantasising about telling people off or slapping them around or whatever, and then you happen to glance over your DVDs and you see your copy of 'Rocky', and it calms you. "World isn't such a bad place. 'Rocky' exists. 'Rocky' wouldn't exist if the world was all just scumbags and nazis everywhere all the time. Just gotta stay positive. Don't gotta be the champ-------just gotta go the distance. Yeah.'
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Post by Booyakasha » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:40 am

Popped in 'Moana'. Good movie.

Favourite moment is at the start, during the firstest song, when Chiefy-guy says 'Consider the coconut!', and everybody else goes, 'the WHAT?!?' It's so, so effin good, dude.
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Post by Apollo the Just » Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:07 am

Spiderman Homecoming.

You know, I don't love superhero movies. I'll see them if someone wants to bring me to one, and I'll be entertained, but in general I watch them and then move on with my life afterward feeling like I could have gone without. Especially since I feel there's a new dang superhero movie out every week now.

But I gotta say this one was pretty much marketed at me specifically. It had literally ALL of my favorite storytelling tropes. I like young protagonists over older ones in general and I really like coming of age stories, so this was definitely my favorite Spiderman movie out of all the recent ish ones I've seen. (Awkward high school Spiderman is best Spiderman.) Peter's dynamic with Tony was straight up Gohan-Piccolo brand AJ's Favorite ****^TM. I also REALLY liked the character development of the villain; the writing and characterization were fantastic overall. Really good flick, definitely the only recent superhero movie I've actually genuinely cared about. Would watch again.
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Post by Booyakasha » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:30 pm

'Rick and Morty' Ep 3.2

...I really liked it. It was interesting to see the characters each having their own baggage to sort through, and trying to deal with it in varied unhealthy ways.
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Post by Artemis008 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:45 pm

I just finished season 1 of Netflix Castlevania. I never thought a video game movie/show could actually be good un ironically, but Netflix castlevania proved me wrong and then some. I just hope it doesn't drop in quality with season 2, as is the fate of many great shows.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:51 am

Server move ate my last post but basically brave is good underrated/10 best Pixar movie I like her horse

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Post by Apollo the Just » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:20 am

Marathoned Rick and Morty season 3 1-5. Excellent show, and usually best when binged. Lots of great character moments for everyone, I especially love Summer this season. And of course, LOTS of baggage for everyone dealt with wonderfully (and by that I mean terribly)

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:29 am

I watched The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power, which was about the level of direct-to-DVD-ness I expected it to be. Not really fun-bad except a few super-corny lines and the fact that they named the high priestess of an all-female temple FEMININA like some **** fanfiction. Rutger Hauer and Lou Ferrigno show up for like two minutes apiece though

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Post by smol Kat » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:42 pm

We watched about 20 minutes of the Netflix live-action Death Note and just...couldn't. I had to beg him not to leave me alone with that movie.

Only thing missing was sparkly vampires...

On a more positive note, we watched the Castlevania series the other day, too, and really enjoyed it.
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Post by Random User » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:50 pm

The Lego Batman Movie. It was pretty good, gave me a few good chuckles. The Lego movies are pretty good in general.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:00 am

Marathoned Sonic Boom again.

This show. I am so glad this show exists and is a thing in my life currently.

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Post by Valigarmander » Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:23 am

I've been watching episodes of Duckman lately because they're on Youtube and I need background noise while I draw.

I like it a lot. This kind of crap is right up my alley.

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Post by Marilink » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:45 pm

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was good, but it would have been better if it hadn't tried to be so grandiose.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:52 pm

Marilink wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:45 pm
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was good, but it would have been better if it hadn't tried to be so grandiose.
Agreed. I liked that movie a lot, found it more appealing than HP in some ways in that people could actually use magic in the world around them rather than the protagonists needing to adhere to school rules... but I felt the story it was telling could have been more powerful if it didn't feel like they tried to scale it up beyond its scope.

Still really liked it tho.

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:00 am

by the end it felt more like it was trying to set up sequels than be its own story as well

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Post by Marilink » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:40 am

For sure. Like, if the plot had basically been "Magical Beasts escape from case into New York Coty, we have to get them back in!" and seriously nothing more, I think it would have benefited the movie.

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Post by Booyakasha » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:46 am

I watched 'Star Trek V' for the first time in ages. Worst TOS flick, but still better than 'Insurrection' or 'Nemesis'.

Still an okay movie. Plus I had the Rifftrax going, so that was fun.

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:17 am

I just binged through season 4 of Bojack Horseman
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A Twitter friend told me he thought this season was less devastating than previous seasons, but overall sadder. I agree. There's nothing here that makes you feel like Sarah Lynn's death or the New Mexico story, but there's a LOT of ****. "Ruthie," "Stupid Piece of ****," "Time's Arrow" and "The Old Sugarman Place" are all brutal in their own ways.

I loved just about everything involving Bojack and Hollyhock's relationship and how it played out through the season. Exploring Bea and the Horseman/Sugarman past further was also very well-done. They did some great stuff visually exploring time and memory.

The change of animation during Bojack's internal monologue during "Stupid Piece of ****" was also especially well done. I think that episode did a phenomenal job showcasing the mindset of a depressed person.

Princess Carolyn's storyline was also fantastic. "Ruthie," man. Lots of growth to that character this season.

The big issue with the season is that while Bojack and Princess Carolyn had a lot of character growth through the season and the Hollyhock storyline was a great season-long saga, it meant the other characters' stories suffered a bit.

I think the Mr. Peanutbutter election storyline was pretty solid, but as soon as it stopped, a lot of the characters stalled a bit. I was disappointed in the lack of Diane-Bojack interactions aside from them getting drunk after the earthquake. The way they ended the season with Mr. Peanutbutter and Diane felt like water we've treaded with these characters more, and they just don't feel like they grew much.

Meanwhile I think Todd suffered the most. I was really disappointed they didn't do more with Todd dealing with his newfound asexual identity. Why did he just end up with the girl with the BBB at the end? What happened to Emily? Especially after the campaign storyline, Todd was just kinda tossed aside. I laughed at the dentist-clown stuff a bit, but it felt tacked on just so he'd have something to do. I just wish the storylines and characters meshed a bit more.

Overall, season 4 was still great despite some clear flaws. The Bojack storyline is more than worthwhile and really effective. Even when things seem a bit weak, it's still one of my favorite shows.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:54 am

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I JUST MARATHONED THE WHOLE ORIGINAL 2003 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST ANIME

I AM FEELING FEELINGS THAT I HAVE NOT FELT IN LIKE 10 YEARS

ANYONE WHO KNEW ME WHEN I FIRST JOINED VGF WITNESSED MIDDLE SCHOOL ME POSTING BAD EDWARD AND ALPHONSE FANART BECAUSE I WAS SO OBSESSED WITH THIS SERIES BUT I HAVE NOT SEEN IT SINCE, BC THE MANGA FINISHED AND THEN BROTHERHOOD CAME OUT

WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS THE FEELINGS I AM FEELING

I FEEL LIKE MY ENTIRE MIDDLE SCHOOL IDENTITY HAS JUST BEAT THE **** OUT OF ME AND IS TAKING BACK OVER

I AM A WRECK

I LOVE THIS FRICKING ANIME

100000000/10 MORE COHERENT TOMORROW MAYBE NO GUARANTEES

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Re: Review The Last Thing You Watched

Post by X-3 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:52 pm

Just saw (most of) Predator. It was pretty sick, though there were too many commercials.

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