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by Raxivace
Wed Apr 03, 2024 3:15 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 147
Views: 24578

Re: 2020 stuff

Yeah I also hated Poor Things and was confused by the praise. I'm really glad you specified that ugly aesthetic too because it really reminded me of like bad AI-generated art I've been seeing in recent debates about that. It's like aesthetically the movie was trying to be some kind of Tim Burton thi...
by Raxivace
Thu Mar 21, 2024 4:01 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Gendo. 2024.
Replies: 42
Views: 836

Re: Gendo. 2024.

Yeah Cabin in the Woods is one I enjoyed at the time but the meta-horror movie stuff hasn't aged well in my memory. Like since I've last seen the movie, I've watched every Evil Dead film and its kinda bizarre to me now that something as already untethered as Raimi's series is at the center of Cabin ...
by Raxivace
Wed Mar 20, 2024 9:54 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Gendo. 2024.
Replies: 42
Views: 836

Re: Gendo. 2024.

Oh wow I totally missed that. Interesting.
by Raxivace
Wed Mar 20, 2024 10:21 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Gendo. 2024.
Replies: 42
Views: 836

Re: Gendo. 2024.

The Platform isn't one I've seen yet, no. Exam is one I've seen though and liked well enough.
by Raxivace
Wed Mar 20, 2024 12:43 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Gendo. 2024.
Replies: 42
Views: 836

Re: Gendo. 2024.

I might need to rewatch Napoleon Dynamite. Never really got its sense of humor at the time and haven't thought about the movie too much since then. Idk which Funny Games I'd say is better but both are bad films IMHO. Cube I like okay, but I hear ya on it being kind of hard to find stuff in that &quo...
by Raxivace
Mon Mar 18, 2024 8:40 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: End of Evangelion Sure is Different in Theaters
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: End of Evangelion Sure is Different in Theaters

Thanks. It really is a different experience in theaters too. Like having to look up at the screen and take in everything from action scenes to insane Anno montages really is something else. The soundtrack and the screams blasting from the speakers. It really was like watching the film for the first ...
by Raxivace
Mon Mar 18, 2024 1:17 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: End of Evangelion Sure is Different in Theaters
Replies: 3
Views: 32

End of Evangelion Sure is Different in Theaters

I mean holy fuck. Holy shit. Wow.
by Raxivace
Thu Mar 14, 2024 8:25 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14962

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

I've been really enjoying FF7 Rebirth lately, but I haven't played much the last few days since I've been rewatching NGE so I can see EOE in theaters in a few days. Meanwhile I did beat another game I've been playing on the side. https://i.imgur.com/4fhBuHB.jpeg Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright (2015) ...
by Raxivace
Thu Mar 14, 2024 5:14 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Lyndon in 2024
Replies: 14
Views: 223

Re: Lyndon in 2024

Yeah I mostly agree with that (Really part about the Gnostics is what I take biggest issue with, but ancient theology is a bit beside the point here) though I personally wouldn't frame it Campbellian terms. This is partly because I haven't actually trudged my way through Hero With a Thousand Faces y...
by Raxivace
Thu Mar 14, 2024 10:20 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Lyndon in 2024
Replies: 14
Views: 223

Re: Lyndon in 2024

19. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) I still think it's one of ten greatest films of all time. Amazing achievement in directing. I just bought 4K of this a few days ago, funnily enough. Might try and rewatch at some point this year. 21. The Matrix (1999) 22. The Matrix Reloaded (2003) 23. The ...
by Raxivace
Wed Mar 13, 2024 11:28 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Gendo. 2024.
Replies: 42
Views: 836

Re: Gendo. 2024.

I have an unopened promotional DVD for Steamboy from the Suncoast Video where I grew up still lol. Never got around to watching the movie though.
by Raxivace
Thu Feb 29, 2024 1:55 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14962

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

Played through a bunch of stuff recently to try and (mostly) clear my slate before FF7 Rebirth. Some of these games again really deserve more than I've written about them here (Particularly Y0), so maybe I'll come back and edit more thoughts in here at some point. https://i.imgur.com/84yHY3Tl.jpeg Y...
by Raxivace
Wed Feb 21, 2024 11:05 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Gendo. 2024.
Replies: 42
Views: 836

Re: Gendo. 2024.

Gendo wrote: Wed Feb 21, 2024 10:52 pm 19. Seven Samurai (1954) - That's right, I finally watched this. Best movie ever made?
Yeah, probably. Certainly one of the major contenders. There's only a handful I'd put on its level.
by Raxivace
Wed Feb 21, 2024 9:41 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Lyndon in 2024
Replies: 14
Views: 223

Re: Lyndon in 2024

Oh wow I didn't realize I passed 5000. A lot of those are video games and TV shows, so its not like my actual film count is at 5000 (Which is closer to 3780, if my Letterboxd is to be believed).

Seems my 5000th rating was for the visual novel Kanon, which was not one of my favorite games lol.
by Raxivace
Wed Feb 21, 2024 3:59 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Lyndon in 2024
Replies: 14
Views: 223

Re: Lyndon in 2024

Yeah I'd have to watch again to say for sure but I'm not sure I buy that idea tbh.
by Raxivace
Tue Feb 20, 2024 2:45 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Lyndon in 2024
Replies: 14
Views: 223

Re: Lyndon in 2024

I saw a few episodes of Champloo on tv years and years ago and yeah it's definitely one I want to properly watch one of these days. I even have blu-ray set! For Full Metal Jacket, do you think they still have their individuality by the end of the movie? I kinda view that last shot of them singing th...
by Raxivace
Sat Feb 17, 2024 5:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: New house
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: New house

I hope you put some secret passages that you can only enter by pulling the correct book off of a bookshelf, or perhaps by pulling a blazing torch grafted to the wall. Why even custom make a house otherwise.
by Raxivace
Thu Feb 01, 2024 10:28 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14962

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

https://i.imgur.com/YokYqckl.png Silent Hill: The Short Message (2024) - A new Silent Hill game stealth dropped for free yesterday and its pretty blah. The only other modern SH game I've played is P.T. (Which will be a decade old this year anyways), and while I've known people have hated most SH ga...
by Raxivace
Sun Jan 28, 2024 9:32 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Lyndon in 2024
Replies: 14
Views: 223

Re: Lyndon in 2024

Love Barry Lyndon and Hidden Fortress, still don't really get the love for Inherent Vice. 4. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004; Mamoru Oshii) This is a rewatch. It's fantastic and one of the best sequels ever. I would describe it as an animated philosophical sci-fi action film. One of the best f...
by Raxivace
Sat Jan 13, 2024 12:45 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14962

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

I know that feeling and I still never got back to regular movie posting myself, though perhaps it helps to go through just one movie at a time with these things. It's not like discussion here is exactly rampant these days lol.
by Raxivace
Thu Jan 11, 2024 7:35 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Gendo. 2024.
Replies: 42
Views: 836

Re: Gendo. 2024.

Well that's what I mean, like they're anti-authoritarian but not enough to burn their draft cards or whatever. I know movie is literally set during Korean War but its clearly Vietnam War that's being talked about throughout the thing. I mean obviously to some extent explanation here is "Well i...
by Raxivace
Thu Jan 11, 2024 7:31 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Gendo. 2024.
Replies: 42
Views: 836

Re: Gendo. 2024.

Well that's what I mean, like they're anti-authoritarian but not enough to burn their draft cards or whatever.

I know movie is literally set during Korean War but its clearly Vietnam War that's being talked about throughout the thing.
by Raxivace
Thu Jan 11, 2024 7:01 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Gendo. 2024.
Replies: 42
Views: 836

Re: Gendo. 2024.

I like MASH overall, but sometimes Altman stuff does get a bit too mean spirited in either his characters directly or his own approach to whatever material he happens to be working with being a bit cynically done. Like the MASH guys are supposed to be anti-authoritarian to some extent, but from what...
by Raxivace
Thu Jan 11, 2024 6:58 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14962

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

DKC3 was a fixture of my childhood for some weird reason. I really liked it, while I didn't care about the first one much and I never played the second. I replayed it on the Switch recently and IMO it has some fantastic music and great atmosphere and level design. Also the graphics seem like they w...
by Raxivace
Tue Jan 09, 2024 11:05 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14962

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

https://i.imgur.com/vBlCmxGl.jpg Kingdom Hearts: Dark Road (2020) - This is a KH mobile game that is ostensibly is a sequel to another KH mobile game, Union ?. They're technically a part of the same download (Well Union ? has been reduced to just its cutscenes at this point) but they're basically s...
by Raxivace
Mon Jan 08, 2024 8:23 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14962

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

https://i.imgur.com/t6h1PrEl.jpg Survivor: Castaway Island (2023) - Yet another Survivor game. I actually started this a few months ago but only just now got around to actually beating it. It's tough tbh, and a frustrating game overall. One one hand its way truer to Survivor than something like the...
by Raxivace
Wed Jan 03, 2024 11:09 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14962

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

https://i.imgur.com/der9Gc3.jpg Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (1996) - I don't really understand why this has such a different reputation than DKC2. Like yes I think the boss fights are worse than that game's but on average the levels seem more or less the same to me. Like my ...
by Raxivace
Wed Jan 03, 2024 6:14 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Lyndon in 2024
Replies: 14
Views: 223

Re: Lyndon in 2024

I really liked Nebraska.

Licorice Pizza...don't get the love for that one tbh.
by Raxivace
Wed Jan 03, 2024 6:13 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Gendo. 2024.
Replies: 42
Views: 836

Re: Gendo. 2024.

Very excellent score to Chinatown as well.
by Raxivace
Wed Jan 03, 2024 6:18 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Lyndon in 2023
Replies: 89
Views: 2897

Re: Lyndon in 2023

Yeah Faust is a classic.

Need to check out Holdovers still myself. I generally like Payne so I'll probably like that.
by Raxivace
Wed Jan 03, 2024 6:15 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14962

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

This was my last game(s) of 2023. https://i.imgur.com/hWNv2Lrl.jpg .hack//G.U. Vol. 1//Rebirth (2006) .hack//G.U. Vol. 2//Reminisce (2006) .hack//G.U. Vol. 3//Redemption (2007) .hack//G.U. Vol. 4//Reconnection (2017) - This is a collection of HD ports of PS2 JRPG's I've been playing on and off over ...
by Raxivace
Fri Dec 29, 2023 4:09 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: This is it - A Gendo 2023 movie watching thread
Replies: 73
Views: 2353

Re: This is it - A Gendo 2023 movie watching thread

There was a kind of forlorn, spooky vibe in common between this film, Excalibur, and even portions of Monty Python and the Holy Grail that I wonder is somehow in the Arthur legend source materials. Seems a bit much to think it was a coincidence. Yeah there is a lot of that in the original stories. ...
by Raxivace
Tue Dec 26, 2023 8:32 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14962

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

https://i.imgur.com/y21FHxXl.jpg Tales of Arise: Beyond the Dawn (2023) - This is a weirdly timed DLC for Tales of Arise , which came out over two years ago at this point. Arise was a game I enjoyed enough as I was playing it, but it really hasn't had as very much staying power with me in the few y...
by Raxivace
Tue Dec 26, 2023 8:07 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Lyndon in 2023
Replies: 89
Views: 2897

Re: Lyndon in 2023

100. Godzilla (2014; Gareth Edwards) I really liked this both visually and narratively. 101. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019; Michael Dougherty) Another visual spectacle, with a pretty good story as well. 102. Godzilla vs. Kong (2021; Adam Wingard) The showdown between two icons was good, but ...
by Raxivace
Tue Dec 26, 2023 8:04 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: This is it - A Gendo 2023 movie watching thread
Replies: 73
Views: 2353

Re: This is it - A Gendo 2023 movie watching thread

Trippiness like that wouldn't have fit for Tokyo Godfathers anyways. It's Kon's Straight Story, the earnestness and direct sentimentality is why its so good.
by Raxivace
Wed Dec 20, 2023 11:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boo
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Boo

Hey, sometimes we post about tv shows too!
by Raxivace
Tue Dec 19, 2023 9:06 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14962

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

https://i.imgur.com/JnS7Jhg.jpg Kingdom Hearts II: Nobody May Cry (Alpha Release, 2023) - This is pretty cool. It's a mod for the PS2 version of "Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix" that completely overhauls the game, with the basic idea of combining KH2FM with Devil May Cry-like gameplay. And ...
by Raxivace
Wed Dec 13, 2023 8:56 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Lyndon in 2023
Replies: 89
Views: 2897

Re: Lyndon in 2023

I really only knew him for Barry Lyndon and to a lesser extent What's Up, Doc?, but still its a shame. RIP.
by Raxivace
Mon Dec 11, 2023 9:43 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: This is it - A Gendo 2023 movie watching thread
Replies: 73
Views: 2353

Re: This is it - A Gendo 2023 movie watching thread

Yeah Hackman's film career went out on Welcome to Mooseport of all things.
by Raxivace
Tue Dec 05, 2023 3:12 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Lyndon in 2023
Replies: 89
Views: 2897

Re: Lyndon in 2023

I really liked all four of those films as well. I think DTRT is more nuanced than BlackKklansman is but that's still pretty solid. Btw I saw both "Godzilla Minus One" and "The Boy and the Heron" in theaters (Subtitled of course, and even IMAX for the latter) over the last few day...
by Raxivace
Sat Dec 02, 2023 4:03 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14962

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

https://i.imgur.com/G8IvW3Ol.jpg Super Mario RPG (2023) - Had a blast (re)visiting this, though as nostalgic as I found this experience to be it kind of confirms for me that SNES-era Square is something I'm kind of okay with leaving behind more or less. Still I think the simplicity of the game work...
by Raxivace
Fri Dec 01, 2023 12:26 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14962

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

https://i.imgur.com/hzvHBaSl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/SnHD2cF.jpg F-Zero 99 (2023) F-Zero (1990) - Took a quick break from SMRPG to try F-Zero between the recent massive multiplayer online version and the original SNES game and yeeeeaaaaahhhhh this really doesn't seem to be my thing. I don't have mu...
by Raxivace
Wed Nov 29, 2023 1:34 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14962

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

Playing Super Mario RPG now and having a nostalgia blast but man even like 25 years later and with the addition of button prompts I can't beat Boshi in this stupid race.
by Raxivace
Tue Nov 28, 2023 8:32 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14962

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

https://i.imgur.com/hWlnQsrl.jpg Fire Emblem Engage (2023) - A little late to this since it was a January release but I finally got around to playing the new FE. I was a little skeptical going in since the last FE game I played was Three Houses which I really wasn't a huge fan of , though I'm pleas...
by Raxivace
Tue Nov 28, 2023 12:56 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14962

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

Wonder I'm waiting on for a bit since I heard it was kind of unusual for a Mario platformer and I have so many NSBM games and such left that apparently can get a bit samey. Wonder might be necessary to break the monotony of those games up a bit. SMRPG Remake I'll play here pretty soon since I loved ...
by Raxivace
Tue Nov 28, 2023 12:53 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Lyndon in 2023
Replies: 89
Views: 2897

Re: Lyndon in 2023

89. Last Voyage of the Demeter (2023; André Øvredal) This one is underrated. Director succeeded in making the ship itself as the most interesting and 3-dimensional character. The film slowly builds towards a very good climax. Overall a very good film. I'm glad to see someone agrees with me on this ...
by Raxivace
Mon Nov 27, 2023 8:38 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14962

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

https://i.imgur.com/Q8eoMe6m.jpg Super Mario 3D Land (2011) - Not a whole lot to say about this one but I really liked it over all. I thought it was a nice twist on the Mario formula to combine the linearity of the classic 2D games with the 3D movement of Super Mario 64 and the like. It lead to jus...
by Raxivace
Mon Nov 27, 2023 1:22 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: This is it - A Gendo 2023 movie watching thread
Replies: 73
Views: 2353

Re: This is it - A Gendo 2023 movie watching thread

When I first revisited It's a Wonderful Life as an adult I was really surprised to think it was not only as good as a I remembered it being, it was better tbh and probably the culmination of Capra's classical style. He really mines out of Stewart too the same kind of darkness that people like Hitcho...
by Raxivace
Wed Nov 15, 2023 8:10 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14962

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

https://i.imgur.com/4vSVg12.jpg Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra (2006) - Finally got around to playing this to round out the Xenosaga trilogy and its pretty great. The story wraps up pretty strongly and I have to say I was getting a bit teary at the end. I like how the emphasis was la...
by Raxivace
Sun Nov 12, 2023 5:07 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Lyndon in 2023
Replies: 89
Views: 2897

Re: Lyndon in 2023

I would never kill you for that, but man I don't think the cinematography or dialogue work at all. Both just feel like half-hearted imitations of 30's/40's Hollywood to me. Just a very misguided film at basically all levels IMHO except for some of the performances. I did see Fincher's newest yesterd...