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Author Topic: The Movie Thread Reloaded  (Read 108182 times)

Thornhammer

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #1005 on: November 25, 2022, 01:08:43 PM »
Watched the first two episodes of Tulsa King - from the Yellowstone guy, stars Sylvester Stallone as a New York mobster who is fresh out of a 25 year prison sentence, gets banished to Tulsa as his reward for keeping his mouth shut.

Good so far, he’s trying to figure out how shit has changed in 25 years and finding that some of the old ways are still useful.

Guest appearance by Jonathan Joss in the second episode. One line from the guy and “wait a minute, is that John Redcorn?”

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« Reply #1006 on: November 27, 2022, 06:06:10 AM »
Chinese "shlockbusters".
Here's a video about this genre. Most of these films are on Youtube and come with English subtitles. Of the ones I've watched, I liked Mutant Python and Water Monster 2 (basically a mixture of Creature of the Black Lagoon and Gollum). Some of these movies (and series) can actually provide inspiration for games, especially in pulp settings.


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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #1007 on: November 27, 2022, 12:16:53 PM »
Just saw Romancing the Stone again after, what, 35 years?
Boy, I miss these good old, fun adventure movies. Great humor, and with damsels who are occasionally in distress! (script by a woman if it matters)



Coming out in 1984, it was itself a throwback to earlier movies, in the vein of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

I've never managed to get through more than 20 minutes of Jewel on the Nile, though. Does it ever get good?

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #1008 on: November 30, 2022, 10:12:33 AM »
I watched the first episode of Amazon's The Peripheral. It's an adaptation of a William Gibson book. Chloe Grace Moretz plays Flynne Fisher, a young woman living out in the boondocks of near-future America. She's scraping to get by, working in a 3D printing shop on a dirt road, and taking gigs as a "hired gun" in online video games to make ends meet and take care of her ailing mother. When her neer-do-well brother comes across a new client willing to pay big bucks to play a new game on cutting-edge hardware, she gets drawn into something else entirely...

LOL. You can tell this story was written in 2014, before VaeVictis, Ellie, and the Bully Hunters.

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #1009 on: December 01, 2022, 06:22:21 PM »
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny?

Woof, that title.


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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #1010 on: December 01, 2022, 07:48:25 PM »
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny?

I remember it well. The year was 1978 and I, as a young lad fresh from school, was forced to use the Dial of Destiny to choose between Happy Days and The Gong Show

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #1011 on: December 01, 2022, 08:46:52 PM »
I remember it well. The year was 1978 and I, as a young lad fresh from school, was forced to use the Dial of Destiny to choose between Happy Days and The Gong Show

Sunday, Monday, Mola Ram!
Tuesday, Wednesday, Mola Ram!
Thursday, Friday, Mola Ram!
The weekend comes,
My heartbeat drums,
Sacrificin' all week with you!

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #1012 on: December 02, 2022, 05:02:52 AM »
I remember it well. The year was 1978 and I, as a young lad fresh from school, was forced to use the Dial of Destiny to choose between Happy Days and The Gong Show

Sunday, Monday, Mola Ram!
Tuesday, Wednesday, Mola Ram!
Thursday, Friday, Mola Ram!
The weekend comes,
My heartbeat drums,
Sacrificin' all week with you!

This guy will win a Oscar! No, really!

For every idiot who denounces Ayn Rand as "intellectualism" there is an excellent DM who creates a "Bioshock" adventure.

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #1013 on: December 03, 2022, 07:10:13 PM »
Ope, don’t look at it. Shut your eyes, Opie. Don’t look at it, no matter what!

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #1014 on: December 04, 2022, 09:14:14 PM »
I watched the first episode of Amazon's The Peripheral. It's an adaptation of a William Gibson book. Chloe Grace Moretz plays Flynne Fisher, a young woman living out in the boondocks of near-future America. She's scraping to get by, working in a 3D printing shop on a dirt road, and taking gigs as a "hired gun" in online video games to make ends meet and take care of her ailing mother. When her neer-do-well brother comes across a new client willing to pay big bucks to play a new game on cutting-edge hardware, she gets drawn into something else entirely...

LOL. You can tell this story was written in 2014, before VaeVictis, Ellie, and the Bully Hunters.

I don't know what any of those things are, and formally request a story time, please. :)

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #1015 on: December 04, 2022, 09:17:47 PM »
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny?

Woof, that title.

Unfortunately, Indy won't be teaming up with Tenacious D.

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #1016 on: December 05, 2022, 12:47:00 AM »
I watched the first episode of Amazon's The Peripheral. It's an adaptation of a William Gibson book. Chloe Grace Moretz plays Flynne Fisher, a young woman living out in the boondocks of near-future America. She's scraping to get by, working in a 3D printing shop on a dirt road, and taking gigs as a "hired gun" in online video games to make ends meet and take care of her ailing mother. When her neer-do-well brother comes across a new client willing to pay big bucks to play a new game on cutting-edge hardware, she gets drawn into something else entirely...

LOL. You can tell this story was written in 2014, before VaeVictis, Ellie, and the Bully Hunters.

I don't know what any of those things are, and formally request a story time, please. :)

Bully Hunters was a group of women who I believe set up a kickstarter and were going to hunt those horrible mans on MMOs and make them stop being mean to women because all men are means to women!

Then they got caught faking a man bullying women on a game. Someone they hired.

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« Reply #1017 on: December 05, 2022, 04:35:55 AM »
Bully Hunters was a group of women who I believe set up a kickstarter and were going to hunt those horrible mans on MMOs and make them stop being mean to women because all men are means to women!

Then they got caught faking a man bullying women on a game. Someone they hired.

Don't forget the part where they were super-leet female FPS gamers, and the idea was if a man said girls sucked at games, they'd turn up and make him rage quit with their leet skills.

Except the footage of them playing was painfully poor, and they'd be lucky to gang up on your average 13yr old COD kid.
I'm a middle aged guy with a lot of free time, looking for similar, to form a group for regular gaming. You should be chill, non-woke, and have time on your hands.

See below:

https://www.therpgsite.com/news-and-adverts/looking-to-form-a-group-of-people-with-lots-of-spare-time-for-regular-games/

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #1018 on: December 05, 2022, 03:38:15 PM »
None of those things seem relevant to The Peripheral at all.

If anything, I suppose it's odd that Flynne Fisher doesn't have a Twitch stream, but I could see why Gibson might not have gone there.

Firstly, it might end up dating the story prematurely. "Hold up Burton, I'm on my MySpace!"

Secondly, if Flynne was at all famous, the post-singularity douchebags would have found someone else. They seem to be trying to keep this quiet.

Also, Flynne is the viewpoint character, so it makes sense that she's normal apart from being good at video games.

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #1019 on: December 05, 2022, 08:40:23 PM »
Just saw Romancing the Stone again after, what, 35 years?
Boy, I miss these good old, fun adventure movies. Great humor, and with damsels who are occasionally in distress! (script by a woman if it matters)



Coming out in 1984, it was itself a throwback to earlier movies, in the vein of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

I've never managed to get through more than 20 minutes of Jewel on the Nile, though. Does it ever get good?

Apparently Romancing the Stone was written before Raiders, but got delayed in production. When it came out everyone thought it looked a bit like an Indiana Jones copy, at least from the look of the posters etc.